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Articles with the Tag: Helena

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...

Small businesses: be prepared for natural disasters

By Matt Varilek, Small Business Association regional administrator  HELENA – One of this region’s most expensive disasters unfolded the night of Sept. 9, 2013 when over 10 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period, devastating Boulder, Colo., and several other communities with flash floods,...

Drunken driver will remain imprisoned Drunken driver will remain imprisoned

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 13 denied the appeal of a habitual drinking and driving offender from Lake County who claimed he was illegally sentenced.  Dillard Cody Miller, 68, is currently serving a 10-year sentence in the Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby for a felony con...

Online assessment field test helps educators prepare for 2015

News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction  HELENA – Last year nearly 98 percent of Montana students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 participated in the field test of the new, online Smarter Balanced Assessment aligned to the Montana Common Core Standards.  A field test is a “t...

Citizen’s arrest by off-duty Ronan officer upheld

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court ruled Aug. 5 that an off-duty Ronan officer’s 2012 citizen’s arrest of a man in Missoula was legal.  Martin Mulipa Iosefo appealed to the Supreme Court last year after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced by...


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