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2020 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship now open for applications

HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship.  The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among high school students. Funds are available through support from Montana Campus Compact, a network of Montana campuses committed to community service; Reach Higher Montana, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students pursue and fund post-secondary education; and the Governor’s Office of Community Service, a state agency tasked with expanding and promoting community service in Montana. Th...

Polson medical center tackles opioid problem Polson medical center tackles opioid problem

POLSON – Opioid overdoses are the third leading cause of injury-related deaths in Montana, according to a Montana Department of Health and Human Services report. Statistics like this have brought healthcare providers and state leaders together to tackle the problem with measured results.  Gover...

St. Ignatius seniors for Oct. 9, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — What do you get when you cross a vampire with a snowman? ... Frostbite.    Our center is looking for a delivery driver to deliver Meals on Wheels to our home-bound citizens on Tuesdays and Fridays. If interested, please stop by our center, 212 North Main Street, for an appli...

Governor recognizes Native American women’s equal pay day

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock joined the nation in recognizing Native Women’s Equal Pay Day on Sept. 23 as a day to symbolize how far into the year an American Indian woman must work to earn what a man earned in the previous year. “Ameri...

Preparations for 2020 census begin

LAKE COUNTY – Once every ten years, the federal government attempts to count every single resident of the United States, and if people aren’t counted, the state won’t get the federal funding it deserves.  The 2020 census won’t begin until next spring, but the National Partners...

Sex trafficking signs shared during event Sex trafficking signs shared during event

POLSON – Many people dismiss human trafficking as more of a far-off international or distant big-city issue and mistakenly don’t realize that individuals are also exploited in the smaller cities within Montana. “Human trafficking, it happens right here,” said Grace Manchala as she ...

Mental health training for clergy offered

  News from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church POLSON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Third Ave. E, will host a “Community Clergy Training Program” to support rural veterans’ mental health on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch and coffee will be provided at no co...

State test scores show little change in math, English proficiency

 News from the Office of Public Instruction  MONTANA – The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2018-2019 school year statewide assessment results for elementary and middle school students. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is used to show proficiency in math and Engli...

Montana’s minimum wage will increase to $8.65 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020  

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced Montanans minimum wage will see a rate increase to $8.65 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2020. “This increase ensures Montanans earning the minimum wage don’t fall further behind, but we still have ...

White-tailed deer suspected positive of CWD in Libby

News from FWP MONTANA – An additional white-tailed deer in the Libby area is suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease.   Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks collected a sample from the adult doe that appeared symptomatic and was euthanized in the center of town along 2nd Street....

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