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Articles with the Tag: Helena

Montana parks board approves various user fee increases

News from Montana State Parks and Recreation Board HELENA – Montana State Parks announced Oct. 31 that the 2014 Biennial Fee Rule, an assemblage of user fees and associated rules for the Montana State Park system, was adopted by the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board on Oct. 15. The new fee...

Tester calls for investigation into election mailer

HELENA — With less than one week before the November election, Senator Jon Tester is calling for an investigation into a recent election mailer that was sent to 100,000 Montana voters.  The mailer – sent by researchers at Stanford University and Dartmouth College – arbitrarily place...

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Harrop, Delaney grab All-State at State run   HELENA – It was a good day for a run as teams from AA-C gathered at the start lines, laced their sneakers, and prepared to race on the season’s final course in hopes of a top ten finish in their class for the title of All-State at the State...

Attorney resigns as irrigator counsel

Helena attorney Jon Metropoulos gave a verbal resignation to Flathead Joint Board of Control on Sept. 30 after a tense exchange with irrigation commissioners about finalizing a document that spelled out the board’s stance on key elements of the proposed Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Com...

Battle for the Legislature Battle for the Legislature

From the seat of his combine in the Helena Valley, Republican Senate candidate Joe Dooling talked about why he decided to run for the Legislature. “I’m just wondering where all the grownups are,” he said. The 2013 legislative session was marked by a split between conservatives and mod...

Stockgrowers association seeks nominations

News from Montana Stockgrowers Association HELENA — The Montana Stockgrowers Association is seeking nominations for the 2014 Montana Ranching Woman of the Year. The annual award is presented to an MSGA member who has made great contributions to the Montana ranching community and has gone above and b...

Public comment sought on draft Montana State Water Plan

HELENA — After dozens of public meetings and hundreds of submitted comments, the draft 2015 Montana State Water Plan is available for review – and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is seeking public comment on the document. The Montana State Water Plan provides guidance...

Bullock appoints two local residents to councils

HELENA — Two Lake County residents were appointed to statewide councils last week by Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Chad Cottet of Polson has been appointed to the Economic Development Advisory Council. Cottet is the region representative for the Lake County Community Development Corporation and is...

Supreme Court news for Sept. 17, 2014

The Montana Supreme Court handled the following Lake County criminal cases last week.  A Bigfork man serving felony sentences filed an emergency appeal  in the Montana Supreme Court.  Michael Westmark , 65, claimed in his Sept. 5 filing that he has been denied release from the Montana S...

State Tribal Relations Committee passes resolution to support Water Compact

HELENA – In a 4-2 vote the interim State-Tribal Relations Committee for the Montana legislature passed a resolution in support of the proposed Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact on Sept. 10.  Some members of the committee said passing the resolution is important because it ex...

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