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Arlee CDC honors founder, anniversary at upcoming celebration Arlee CDC honors founder, anniversary at upcoming celebration

ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 10.  Founded in 2002 and housed in what was originally the Hangin’ Art Gallery and Café, the CDC will pay homage to those early businesses by offering carrot cake, a specialty...

$50M secured to combat MT housing crisis

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — Amid Montana’s worsening housing crisis, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $50 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the Montana Homeowners Assistance Fund to help homeowners that have experienced financial hardship during t...

Inspired by childhood in Polson, Fugleberg launches music project Inspired by childhood in Polson, Fugleberg launches music project

POLSON — A man from Polson recently launched his new music project that’s bringing together big-name artists from throughout the nation to create messages of hope.  The project “Seeking Permission: Songs in the Key of Hope” started back in 2020, when Polson’s Tom Fuglebe...

Local health boards left in limbo after powers rolled back

News from Kaiser Health News MONTANA — A year after a new Montana law stripped local health boards of their rulemaking authority, confusion and power struggles are creating a patchwork oversight system that may change how public health is administered long after the pandemic is over. The law, w...

Ninepipes Museum celebrates co-founders Ninepipes Museum celebrates co-founders

News and Photo from Ninepipes Museum CHARLO — Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana will celebrate its co-founders, Laurel and Bud Cheff Jr., at two events planned for June and July. Laurel Cheff will be the featured artist at the First Saturday event held on June 4 at the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 ...

Montana’s economy 7th strongest in nation

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana’s economy grew an inflation-adjusted 6.7% in 2021, the seventh largest rate of growth in the country. It also marks the sharpest rate growth in Montana in more than 40 years. Montanans’ ...

2021 a record year for local economic development 2021 a record year for local economic development

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners recently released their 2021 Community Impact Statement, revealing what they call a record-breaking year of success. With a mission of “community focused economic development,” MWCDP serves Lake, Mineral, and Sanders Counties as a local...

Long waits for Montana State Hospital leave psychiatric patients in jail

News from Katheryn Houghton Kaiser Health News MONTANA — A woman experiencing delusions sat in Montana’s Cascade County jail for 125 days while waiting for a bed at the state psychiatric hospital. A man with schizophrenia spent 100 days last year in the Flathead County jail on the hospital&r...

Mission Valley Power explains rate changes Mission Valley Power explains rate changes

PABLO — Consumer rates at Mission Valley Power have changed as of April 1. What that means for different groups of consumers has left some confused. Jean Matt of Mission Valley Power explained the changes, and the ways in which they impact everyone.  The power company had a rate study conducted...

USDA extends deadline for Hog Program

WASHINGTON — Hog producers who sold hogs through a spot market sale during the COVID-19 pandemic now have until April 15, 2022, to submit their applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP). SMHPP, which is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assi...


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