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Articles with the Tag: Missoula

Pitchfest Pitchfest

MISSOULA – Crowdfunded loans are the newest thing growing in Montana. “There are ways to make your dreams a reality,” according to Annie Heuscher, program director for the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition. On Thursday, Jan. 26, all three of the farms that presented at the nati...

Farmers, ranchers invited to join conference

MISSOULA — The 2017 Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference, hosted by the Lake County Conservation District, will take place Feb. 9-10 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Missoula. Livestock and crop producers as well as natural resource professionals and educators from across Montana will converge ...

New non-profit making a difference New non-profit making a difference

POLSON – Helping a woman keep her house was just one example of the types of things that May Simmons does. Simmons opened New Hope Center Montana, a non-profit organization, at 610 N. Main St. in the former Glass Doctor building in September. When she found out that April Zimmerer was in danger o...

Stroop faces revocation after $10K, drugs allegedly found in home Stroop faces revocation after $10K, drugs allegedly found in home

POLSON – A 22-year-old man is facing revocation of his two-year deferred sentence after some $10,000 in cash, firearms, ammunition and various illegal drugs were allegedly found in his Missoula residence on Jan. 4. Gage Daniel Stroop received the deferred sentence in Lake County on July 13, 2016 aft...

Judge: County’s judicial system in crisis since 1995 Judge: County’s judicial  system in crisis since 1995

POLSON – Crisis management has been the norm at the Lake County courthouse since 1995, according to 20th District Court Judge Deborah Kim Christopher. She spoke at the Pachyderm Club meeting on Friday and talked about the challenges she and others in the judicial and law enforcement fields have f...

Mobile Veterans Center coming to Ronan

RONAN — The Missoula Mobile Veterans Center will be at the VFW Post in Ronan from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. The outreach visit will provide any veteran, service member, service provider or veteran family member with information on Vet Center and other VA programs and benefits. Staff...

Local farmers to vye for loans at Pitchfest Local farmers to vye for loans at Pitchfest

News from Community Food & Agriculture Coalition MISSOULA — On Jan. 26, Missoula will host the nation’s first ever Kiva Pitchfest, an event to launch three crowdfunded loans to Western Montana farmers. Each farmer will make a short pitch of their business and their loan, and comm...

Briefs for Jan. 18, 2017

Salish history to be shared through grant MISSOULA — Humanities Montana awarded a $750 grant to Sleeping Child Hot Springs for All to carry out the Bitterroot Salish History and Winter Storytelling 2017 event. Tony Incashola, Director of the Salish-Kootenai Culture Committee, will talk ab...

Public Law 280, aquatic invasive species among the topics at legislative session Public Law 280, aquatic invasive species among the topics at legislative session

  Local legislators convened in Helena on Monday, Jan. 2, for the biennial session, with proposed bills dealing with Public Law 280, aquatic invasive species and permanently moored vessels. State Rep. Greg Hertz, R–Polson, plans to submit a bill requesting the state reimburse counties impacted...

Civil case brought against county

 POLSON — A civil trial in the case of woman who was rear-ended by Lake County Sheriff ’s deputy Joel E. Diaz in 2013 and claims that the accident required her to have a second reconstructive breast surgery has been set for Aug. 24, 2017. According to court documents, Anne Smith was drivi...


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