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Gov. Gianforte announces board appointments

News from the Office of the Governor HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced on Jan. 13 the following appointments: Private Land and Public Wildlife Board: - Eric Albus, Hinsdale: A fourth-generation rancher and farmer, Albus and his brothers farm wheat, pea, lentils, and barley, and raise commercial cattle. Albus also owns and operates Milk River Outfitters. Albus’ term will run through July 31, 2025. - Ed Beall, Helena: Beall is the president and owner of Capital Sports & Western in Montana’s capital city. Since 1970, his hunting and firearm shop has been the focal point of the business. Beall’s term will run through July 31, 2023. - Tiera...

Flathead Reservation Water Management Board announces first meeting

News from the CSKT HELENA — The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in partnership with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, invite the public in the Flathead Reservation area, particularly water users, to the first meeting of the Flathead R...

Fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian crash near St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — A fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian crash was called in on Jan. 14. According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, at 6:27 p.m. Lake County 911 took a report of an apparently intoxicated pedestrian walking on the highway near the Mission Creek bridge in St. Ignat...

MVCA Community Center phase 1 progresses

News from the Mission Valley Christian Academy  POLSON — Mission Valley Christian Academy just opened a new pre-school and is now starting “Phase 1” of building the community center thanks to a recent donation from Greg and Susan Gianforte and support from numerous individual dono...

Montanans financially impacted by COVID-19 receive emergency funds

News from the MDC HELENA — Montana Housing announced on Jan. 5 that more than $30 million in rent and utility assistance has been paid to support Montanans who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were at risk of housing instability. The federally funded assistance...

Gianforte, Knudsen lead roundtable on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Gianforte, Knudsen lead roundtable on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

News from the Office of the Governor MISSOULA — To mark Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Governor Greg Gianforte and Attorney General Austin Knudsen teamed up to lead a roundtable on the state’s efforts to end human trafficking. “This Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, ...

Library offers free access to ‘Great Courses,’ ‘Universal Class’

News from North Lake County Public Library POLSON — At North Lake County Public Library The Great Courses, Universal Class, and Method Test Prep are now available with just a library card. Log in through the Libby app or go to, then to the “Extras” tab to start a course, t...

MV Children’s Choir resumes rehearsals

RONAN — The Mission Valley Children’s Choir will resume its seventh year on Tuesday, Jan.18, at the Faith Lutheran Church, 406 Fifth Ave. SW. Rehearsals will be held from 4-5 every Tuesday. The choir is open to children from the Mission Valley in from second through seventh grades. The directors ...

Campaign to vaccinate children 5+ for COVID launched in state

News from Lauren Lewis, MT Medical Assoc. Communications Director MONTANA — The Montana Medical Association has partnered with nine other trusted Montana health care and public health associations to launch the “Your Best Shot MT” campaign to help answer parents’ vaccine question...

CSKT approves recreation license increases, hay at reduced prices

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council voted to increase prices for non-tribal members to camp and recreate on tribal lands at a Jan. 4 meeting. Tribal council also approved a reduced-price sale of recently acquired hay for tribal members. The most contentious dec...

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