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Articles with the Tag: Helena

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...

2017 best water year, water supplies above normal

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA —Montana’s 2017 water year will be the best in several years, with minimal drought concerns for the growing season, and water supplies in excess of normal in the Flathead and Bighorn River basins, according to the Gove...

Briefs for May31, 2017

March For Truth held in Helena  What is the March for Truth? Across the country, peaceful demonstrations are being held on Saturday, June 3, to call for an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the US election, including ties to the President and his administration. Montanans are ...

Briefs for May 24, 2017

Polson Flathead Historical Museum opens Memorial Day POLSON — The Polson Flathead Historical Museum, “The Pioneer Museum on Main Street” invites you to view amazing exhibits of daily life in the Mission Valley and Flathead Lake area in the late 1800s and early 1900s, such as the stagec...

Briefs for May 24, 2017

Montana Special Election, May 25   MONTANA – Montana’s special election to seat a U.S. Representative will be conducted on Thursday, May 25. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All ballots need to be in by 8 p.m. on Thursday. Voters can choose between three candidates. Greg Gianfort...

Anti-AIS bill passes, waiting for governor’s signature

A Senate bill that would fund $13.9 million over two years to fight aquatic invasive species has been approved by the Legislature and waits for the governor’s signature. All indications are that Gov. Steve Bullock will sign the bill, which is an attempt to prevent mussels from expanding from eastern...

Livestock per capita fee payments due May 31

News from the Montana Department of Revenue HELENA – The Montana Department of Revenue mailed 2017 livestock per capita fee bills. Payment is due by May 31. Livestock owners can pay online at or by mail with a check. March 1 was the deadline for livestock owners to re...

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