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Governer announces partnership to reduce prescription drug abuse

News from the office of the Governer of the State of Montana, Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock today announced the State of Montana is utilizing a $730,000 federal grant to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by increasing the number of communities utilizing medication collection boxes.  Governor Bullock and state health officials are working with the Board of Pharmacy and the Montana Pharmacy Association to distribute several hundred metal collection boxes to local pharmacies.   “One of the best ways to address opioid abuse is through the safe, convenient, and proper disposal of unused medications,” Governor Bullock sa...


Grizzly bear information shared in Arlee

ARLEE — On Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Arlee Community Center, an information discussion on Grizzly Bears in the Jocko Valley will be given. The session will explain how bears are living an moving in the Jocko Valley, how to respond to encounters, bear spray and reducing attractants an...


Connecting colors and community: Seeley Lake addresses student resilience Connecting colors and community: Seeley Lake addresses student resilience

SEELEY LAKE — Strings, anchors, balloons, the colors of the rainbow: To hear students and teachers talk about the Kaleidoscope Connect program’s lessons sounds like listening to attendees of a New Age carnival. But to the seventh and eighth graders at Seeley Lake Elementary, each color and code w...


St. Ignatius school district finds new bus company

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius School District has chosen a new bus company after methamphetamines were found in the buses belonging to the owner of the old company. Superintendent Jason Sargent announced to parents last week that bus routes will resume as usual when the school starts back up from ...


SKC receives language grant

News from The Administration for Children and Families The Administration for Native Americans at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families today announced awards for 18 grant projects, totaling more than $4.8 million, to help preserve Native language...


Genetic differences found in trees untouched by mountain pine beetles Genetic differences found in trees untouched by mountain pine beetles

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – A University of Montana researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. UM Professor Diana Six made the discovery after studying mature whitebar...


New cross-country scholarship athletes announced

News from the founders of the Beaverhead Marathon at UM Western  DILLON — Founders of the Beaverhead Marathon Cory Birkenbuel, Dylan Zitzer and Casey Parrott have announced the establishment of a new scholarship for cross-country student athletes. The scholarship will be awarded for the first...


Fall hunter education courses open to registration

Registration is open for hunter education courses across the Flathead Valley. Courses are frequently held in the fall and springtime, and the last collection of courses this season are accepting students in Pablo. Field days for online students are also currently available in Kalispell. Bowhunter educatio...


Craft beer app gears up for version 2 launch Craft beer app gears up for version 2 launch

PintPass founder, Ryan Rickert, realized a large gap in the market for conveniently finding local craft beer, getting breweries valuable feedback from beer drinkers and seamlessly sharing it with friends with the push of a button.  He’s built a community of craft beer lovers who have rallied be...


Gold Rush on at Dayton Daze

DAYTON — Dayton Daze, the Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department, Quick Response Unit’s annual fundraiser, kicks off at the Dayton Park with “Montana Gold Rush,” a costume event with cash prizes for best costumes. The open car show starts at 10 a.m., (registration at 9 a.m.), with cold...


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