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Stranahan selected for Leadership Montana


BILLINGS — Arlee resident Mary Stranahan of Good Works Ventures, LLC, will be one of 44 community, business, education, healthcare, nonprofit and government leaders from across the state selected for the Leadership Montana Class of 2016.

These influential community members make up the 12th class of the prestigious program.

Leadership Montana presents an annual seven-session program of leadership development, education about issues facing Montana today, and opportunities for networking and collaboration.

This year’s class will begin in September 2015 at Big Sky for the orientation and retreat and conclude with graduation in Billings in April 2016.

Other program sites this year will include Pablo, Whitefish, Livingston, Bozeman, Helena, White Sulphur Springs, Great Falls, and Glasgow.

“We are excited to welcome these accomplished individuals into our program,” Executive Director Chantel Schieffer said. “Leadership Montana has a long-standing tradition of bringing together some of the state’s most accomplished leaders to help secure the future of our great state. That tradition continues with this new class.”

To date, there are more than 460 graduates of the program representing more than 50 communities across the state.


Arlee business becomes U-Haul dealer


ARLEE –R&M Open Storage in Arlee has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Arlee community offering U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, pre-tow inspection, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.

R&M Open Storage is owned by partners Mitzi and Robin Miland at 93320 Highway 93. Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 406-726-7368 or visiting


Legislators rated for business-

supporting votes


HELENA — The Montana Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2015 Voting Review for the 64th Regular Session of the Montana Legislature and the Governor. 

The review scores 26 floor votes in the Montana Senate and 25 floor votes in the Montana House. It also scores 12 votes in Senate Committees and 9 votes in House Committees. Governor Bullock is scored on 17 bills that reached his desk.

“Our intent in releasing the review is to provide our members and Montana voters with information on pro-business bills, anti-business bills, and how legislators and the Governor voted on both,” explained Webb Brown, President and CEO of the Montana Chamber. “Not every voting record can tell the entire story of a legislator’s attitude and actions on issues important to business, but we try our best to select bills that were very important not only to the Montana Chamber, but to the business community as a whole.”

Legislators for Lake County received the following business scores used by the Montana Chamber of Commerce to determine their support for business: Senator Janna Taylor, Senate District 6, 100 percent; Representative Greg Hertz, House District 12, 97 percent; Representative Dan Salomon, House District 93, 100 percent.

The entire document can be found online at:


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