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NRCS sets Conservation Program cutoff date

News from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana has set a Nov. 17, 2020, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle. The cutoff date applies to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Conservation Stewardship Program-Classic, and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. “NRCS provides funding and technical assistance to help farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners implement conservation practices that provide environmental benefits to help sustain their operations,” said Tom Watson, NRCS State Conservationist fo...


UM Scientists study shifts in forest cover caused by fires, climate change UM Scientists study shifts in forest cover caused by fires, climate change

UM News Service MONTANA — New University of Montana research highlights how climate change and wildfires could profoundly alter forests across the Rocky Mountains. UM scientists examined where high-severity wildfires – combined with hot, dry conditions following fire – are likely to...


MSU releases its treasure state pre-election poll MSU releases its treasure state pre-election poll

MSU News Service Montana State University recently released the results of its Treasure State poll weighing Montana attitudes for the 2020 general election set for Nov 3.  All the major races are close and the poll has a 3.9 percent margin of error, according to David Parker, MSU political scien...


Office of Public Instruction receives $3.5M

News from OPI MONTANA — The Montana Office of Public Instruction received a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide professional development to general and special educators in serving special needs students.  The grant is authorized by the federal In...


COVID-19 cases increase in Montana

The Montana Department of Health and Human Services reported that the cases of COVID-19 in the state increased to 19,125 as of Oct. 12.      There have been 892 total hospitalized cases in the state with 291 people currently hospitalized with the virus. In Montana, there have been 212 death...


Murder investigation needs public information

News from CSKT PABLO ­— A joint investigation into the murder of William Patrick Conko Camel, who was shot and killed in Sanders County near Dixon two years ago, has developed new leads.  Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Law Enforcement is questioning two people of interest who ...


Polson commissioners consider resort tax, fill one seat

  POLSON — At the Oct. 6 meeting, the Polson City Commission chose Patricia Corrigan Ekness to finish the term of Ward 2 commissioner Bob Martin who resigned from the position in September after moving to Swan Lake.  According to her LinkedIn profile, Ekness is a retired market developm...


Vikings celebrate homecoming week Vikings celebrate homecoming week

CHARLO — Last week was homecoming week for students at Charlo High School, and while some of the traditional homecoming activities were not feasible due to COVID-19 restrictions, Viking pride could still be found everywhere. Students dressed up on Monday showing off their patriotic pride. On Tuesday...


Polson homecoming events get modified due to COVID-19 Polson homecoming events get modified due to COVID-19

POLSON — The homecoming of 2020 will be one to remember for the Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates. After many of the traditional homecoming activities had already been sidelined due to the coronavirus pandemic, the football, volleyball and girls’ soccer homecoming games where all canceled due to...


Local graduates from Marine boot camp Local graduates from Marine boot camp

SAN DIEGO — Tom and Melissa Anderson proudly announce the graduation of their son Private Garrett H. Anderson, 18, of Ronan. He graduated from the United States Marine Corps Boot Camp at San Diego/Parris Island on Sept. 18, 2020. Private Anderson successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic train...


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