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Articles with the Tag: Helena

Owners who rent have state tax responsibility

HELENA – The Montana Department of Revenue reminds people who rent a room, apartment, or home on a short-term basis to follow state taxation and permitting laws for lodging and accommodations. Renting vacation or tourist homes on a short-term basis has increased with the popularity of websites that ...

Grants available for social justice projects

HELENA — The Montana Community Foundation announces the opening of a grant cycle to benefit projects promoting social justice in Montana. Grants will be made from the Social Justice Montana Fund. Applicants must be either a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or an exempt governmental unit. Grants will range in size f...

Montana meth cleanup laws lag behind Montana meth cleanup laws lag behind

It was a perfect home for their growing family. James and Josephine Slack had purchased a small house in a rural neighborhood on Mill Road just north of Helena, Mont. The home had a big yard surrounded by mountains in the distance, ideal for the Slacks’ two young daughters and soon-to-be born son. ...

Owners of wildfire damaged property may qualify for tax relief

News from the Montana Department of Revenue  HELENA – The Montana Department of Revenue reminds Montana property owners whose homes or other property are damaged or destroyed during wildfire or other natural disaster that they can apply for property tax assistance.  “Wildfires c...

Meth addict finds new hope in drug court Meth addict finds new hope in drug court

The courtroom exudes formality. An ornate chandelier looms in the space over Bella Dally. Above it is the intricately detailed ceiling of Judge John Larson’s court.  For Dally, this intimidating room with its gold columns and rich wood is a place where she feels welcomed and respected.  ...

MTPR website, program receive statewide recognition

News from University of Montana Broadcast Media Center MISSOULA – Montana Public Radio’s website and breakthrough podcast “Threshold” recently received E.B. Craney Awards from the Montana Broadcasters Association and the Greater Montana Foundation. The E.B. Craney Awards recog...

Polson Rural Fire District receives safety education grant

HELENA – Across Montana, rural fire departments are often a community’s sole educator on a variety of safety topics for children and adults. From fire safety to the importance of wearing a seatbelt to the dangers of electricity, rural firemen and women provide valuable tools and life skills to Mo...

Few options exist for parents battling a child’s meth addiction Few options exist for parents battling a child’s meth addiction

By Callahan Peel UM School of Journalism Celes Castrol remembers that day in eighth grade when she and her friends discovered the meth pipes in one girl’s parents’ room.  Castrol and her friends decided to test them out, and from that point on, Castrol was hooked. She used on and of...

Legislation offers chance to file claims

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA, Mont. – As part of its work to implement House Bill 110 (HB110), which was passed by the 65th Legislature, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is notifying all property owners in the state of...

Meth: state moves to increase access to treatment Meth: state moves to increase access to treatment

Montana’s Attorney General stood on the steps outside of the Capitol in Helena and announced this state has a problem with drugs.  “You know it’s no secret that Montana has a substance abuse problem,” Attorney General Tim Fox said. “Since 1980 drug offense rates in Monta...


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