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Tester calls for Senate hearing

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on the Senate to hold a hearing on missing and murdered Native American women. In a letter to the leadership of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Tester is demanding the committee bring together law enforcement agencies, tribes, and Native American women for a public hearing in order to gather testimony and work towards a solution to this growing epidemic. “It is time we prioritize the significant challenges that Native women face and identify the barriers that give way to the staggering statistics we see today,” Tester wrote. “I believe a hearing is a critical s...


County budget meeting scheduled for Thursday

News from Lake County Commissioners  LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Commissioners have scheduled time this week for public comment on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget that the Commissioners have tentatively scheduled to adopt on Thursday, September 6. Comments are being taken from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....


Lake County Growth Policy undergoes final approval process Lake County Growth Policy undergoes final approval process

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Growth Policy was unanimously passed, approved and adopted on Aug. 21 by Lake County Commissioners. The policy states that it will be used as an advisory document for land use, capital improvements planning, infrastructure, and development in the county. “The subj...


Governor increases number of medication collection boxes

News from the office of the Governor of Montana Steve Bulloc k HELENA — Last week Gov. Bullock announced the State of Montana is utilizing a $730,000 federal grant to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by increasing the number of medication collection boxes at our local pharmaci...


Governer announces partnership to reduce prescription drug abuse

News from the office of the Governer of the State of Montana, Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock today announced the State of Montana is utilizing a $730,000 federal grant to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by increasing the number of communities utilizing medica...


Closed cones sought for purchase

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Tribal Forestry in Ronan is now buying closed cones for seed of the following species on the Flathead Indian Reservation: western larch - $40 a bushel; ponderosa pine - $20 a bushel; and Douglas fir - $25 a bushel. (A bushel is eight U.S. gallons.) ...


Tribal Conservation Program announces promotions

News from CSKT Tribal Conservation Program Chief Pablo Espinoza, Tribal Conservation Program, announces promotions of Sergeant Dan McClure to Captain and Investigator Brandon Couture to Sergeant. The promotion of officers comes after three retirements and a desire to improve the responsiveness and organ...


Final hearing to adopt growth policy rewrite held

News from Joel Nelson, Community Planner, Land Solutions, LLC LAKE COUNTY — On July 9, 2018, the Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution of intention to adopt the draft Lake County Growth Policy rewrite, subject to changes outlined in the resolution. The changes have been made to the documen...


AmeriCorps VISTA seeks nominees for Recognition honor

News from The Governor’s Office of Community Service HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, in partnership with Karen and Leroy Zent, is accepting nominations for the Abby M. Zent Recognition, the office announced today.  Provided in memory of Abby M. Zent, the re...


Democrats open campaign office in Polson Democrats open campaign office in Polson

POLSON – Last Wednesday evening, the Montana Democratic Party opened an office in Polson to support the campaigns of candidates in the upcoming November election.  Announced by the Montana Democratic Party in a press release, “Polson is just the latest installment in the Montana Democrati...


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