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Governor invests nearly $150M water, sewer infrastructure projects

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Gianforte recently announced the investment of nearly $150 million for water and sewer infrastructure projects across the state. “Montana is leading the nation in making critical water and sewer infrastructure investments, with more than 80% of them supporting our rural communities,” Governor Gianforte said. “With funds devoted toward constructing new systems and improving existing ones, more Montana communities will have access to reliable, sustainable water and wastewater systems.” As recommended by the Infrastructure Advisory Commission, $121 million will fund 73 top-ranked competitive g...


K. William Harvey School locked down Sept. 2 during mini motorcycle incident

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office RONAN — On Sept. 2, 2021, at about 2:15 p.m., there was a brief lockdown placed on K. William Harvey Elementary School in Ronan. This was as a result of an incident involving a low-speed pursuit by officers of a man riding a miniature motorcycle car...


Mussel boat number 50 intercepted Mussel boat number 50 intercepted

News from Fish, Wildlife & Parks NASHUA — On Thursday, Aug. 26, watercraft inspectors at the Nashua station inspected an outboard motorboat with mussels on the transducer, gimbal and other areas of the transom. The motorboat was traveling from Lake Erie to Kalispell. This is the 50th mussel-fo...


Fyant elected state Tribal Economic Development chair Fyant elected state Tribal Economic Development chair

News from the Montana Department of Commerce MONTANA — Shelly R. Fyant was elected last week as the new chair of the Montana State Tribal Economic Development Commission (STEDC). The newly elected chairwoman is currently in her second three-year term with STEDC. “I look forward to serving...


Ronan Harvest Festival returns Sept. 18 with new attractions Ronan Harvest Festival returns Sept. 18 with new attractions

RONAN — Come COVID, masks or inclement weather, the Ronan Harvest Festival promises fun, food and music for Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn south of Glacier Bank. The Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off the Harvest Festival with their annual Hay Bale Contest. Area business...


Library commemorates 9/11 with exhibition Library commemorates 9/11 with exhibition

News from the North Lake County Public Library POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library is excited to announce its participation in Sept. 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, a downloadable educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implication...


St. Luke recognized for infant safe sleep practices, education

News from St. Luke Community Hospital RONAN — St. Luke Community Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.   The National ...


Lenders can apply for New Heirs’ Property Relending Program

News from USDA MONTANA — Intermediary lenders can now apply for loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications today through Oct. 29, 2021, and cooperatives, credit unions and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to app...


Fire restrictions lifted on reservation

News from CSKT Division of Fire  FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Effective Wednesday, Aug. 25, fire managers across the Flathead Indian Reservation will rescind Stage I and Stage II fire restrictions.  Widespread precipitation has lowered the fire danger to high and has provided much needed re...


Preventing human, bear conflicts is life saving Preventing human, bear conflicts is life saving

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Bear sightings are increasing in residential areas on the reservation as hibernation nears and sweet apples and other fruits start to ripen.  On Thursday afternoon, folks in the St. Ignatius area spotted a young black bear meandering through town and went to social media ...


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