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Superintendent Arntzen prioritizes school safety

News from the MT Office of Public Instruction HELENA – Superintendent Elsie Arntzen continues to prioritize school safety as a pathway to student success. Incidents of violence and threats cause great distress within Montana schools and the communities. “Family and community support is the beginning of creating a safe learning environment for our students,” said Superintendent Elsie Arntzen. “It has been a decade since the tragedy at Sandy Hook in Connecticut and seven months since the horrific event in Uvalde, Texas. We must never forget and continue to focus on the health and well-being of our Montana students.” There are many resources schools can...

Arlee CDC holds craft day

ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation is offering a fun holiday craft day for kids age five to ten on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids will be making beaded candy canes, Santa faces, paintings, 2023 hand prints, and decorating Christmas tree pine cones for the Arlee CDC’s...

Montana Disaster and Emergency Services to host symposium

News from Montana Disaster & Emergency Services HELENA — Montana Disaster and Emergency Services (MT DES), supported by FEMA, will host a Montana Recovery Resource Symposium at Fort Harrison on Jan. 25, 2023. The objective of the Symposium is to focus on a wholistic approach to long-term di...

FBI and partners issue national public safety alert on financial sextortion schemes

News from the United States Department of Justice USA — The FBI, in partnership with Homeland Security Investigations and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, is issuing a national public safety alert regarding an explosion in incidents of children and teens being coerced into s...

Governor participates in Hanukkah Menorah lighting Governor participates in Hanukkah Menorah lighting

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Joined by Jewish community and spiritual leaders, Governor Greg Gianforte yesterday celebrated Hanukkah with a Menorah lighting in the State Capitol. “It was an honor to celebrate the Festival of Lights in the people’s house again ...

Start your New Year off right with a First Day Hike

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Kick off the New Year right with a First Day Hike at a state park near you. On Jan. 1, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host First Day Hikes at Flathead Lake State Park (Wayfarers, West Shore, and Lone Pine units), as well as other state...

Mission Mountain Zen offers free online meditation classes

ZOOM — Please join the Mission Mountain Zen Center on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and on subsequent Wednesdays, for an online meditation class led by Zen Teacher, Zenku, including meditation instruction, practice and discussion via Zoom.   The classes will be each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m.   For ...

Polson Chamber of Commerce requests nominations

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are requesting nominations from the Chamber’s membership to recognize businesses and individuals that have contributed their time, energy, and resources to make a significant impact in the Polso...

Water Management Board answers frequently asked questions

News from Ethan Mace / Office of the Water Engineer FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Hello from the Office of the Water Engineer. Our office works on behalf of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board (the “Board”) and is charged with administering water rights on the Reservation. We h...

Ronan City Council discusses revitalization, business licensing Ronan City Council discusses revitalization, business licensing

RONAN — The revitalization of Ronan continues to move forward as the Revitalization Committee prepares to hire a planning firm to establish the overall master plan.  At the Dec. 14 city council meeting, Whitney Liegakos of the Revitalization Committee shared that they have completed their draft...

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