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Bullock reports on Montana labor

HELENA — The 2018 Montana Labor Day Report to Montanans:  Unemployment remains low, wages are growing, Montana entrepreneurs are more likely to be successful than businesses nationally, our workforce development initiatives are providing a pipeline of talented workers to Montana businesses, and we’re seeing growth in a diverse set of industries.  The Labor Day Report is compiled annually by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. This year’s report provides a detailed examination of Montana’s strong economic growth and workforce development during 2017. The report highlights:  —  Montana entrepreneurs are among the most succes...


New fire burns near Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS – The 1,374-acre Rattlesnake Fire was 55 percent contained as of Monday, Sept. 3. The fire is located ten miles northeast of Hot Springs, on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The human-caused fire was reported on Thursday, August 30, and is currently under investigation. The fire was burn...


Trail of Bales decorates Ronan, surrounding areas Trail of Bales decorates Ronan, surrounding areas

RONAN – Ninety hay bales are being transformed into magical creations of all kinds along U.S. Highway 93 and surrounding areas for the annual Trail of Bales contest, which involves turning a round bale into something grand. Last year, the Salish Kootenai Housing Authority took first place in the con...


Tester secures grant for Lake County domestic violence initiative

News from the office of U.S. Senator for Montana, Jon Tester BILLINGS – U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured nearly half a million dollars to bolster domestic and sexual violence response efforts in Lake County.  The $437,872 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence A...


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 e...


Boys & Girls Club gets $1M donation

LAKE COUNTY – Several things are happening for the the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County including funding for a new building, a new playground, and swimming lessons.  The club recently received a grant for $1 million to use for the construction of a new clubhouse ...


Polson police arrest 7 on drug charges in Polson neighborhood Polson police arrest 7 on drug charges in Polson neighborhood

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – On the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 31, the Polson Police Department with the help of the Flathead Tribal Police Department conducted a warrant service at 608 2nd Street West.  This search warrant concludes a short-term drug investigation ...


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....


Scholarships offered by VFW

RONAN — Teachers, parents and students, do you know about the scholarship programs offered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars?   Patriot’s Pen is an essay competition for sixth to eighth grade students. This year the theme to write about is “Why I Honor the American Flag.” The fi...


Affordable Housing

News from Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana MONTANA – The lack of affordable housing in Northwest Montana is quickly reaching crisis proportions. Since 2014 average home sales prices have increased as much as 32.7 percent in Eureka (to $304,353) to as little as 8.1 percent in Colum...


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