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Articles with the Tag: Montana

School water leaks turn into annual event School water leaks turn into annual event

Story and photos                           by Karen Peterson                   Valley Journal  ST. IGNATIUS – Water droplets sporadically fell from the ceiling in an English classroom a...

Social services help people survive the income gap Social services help people survive the income gap

Caroline Roesch is a single mother with three children living near the Mission Mountain Range in Lake County, and for her, social service programs were there to help keep food on the table when she needed the assistance.   Roesch was a teacher in Utah’s public school system for about a decade w...

Irrigators need signature form for election ballot verification Irrigators need signature form for election ballot verification

ST. IGNATIUS – Several topics were addressed during the Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, including the CSKT-MT Water Compact, although the most time sensitive topic focused on election ballots. It was said that irrigators should have received an envelope in the mail contai...

Montana’s graduation, completion, dropout rates for 2016-17 school year announced

HELENA — State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen recently announced Montana’s 2016-17 school year graduation, completion and dropout rates. Graduation rates saw a slight increase to 85.8 percent which is up from 85.6 percent during the 2015-16 school year. There was a larger increase in Montana’...

Off to a good start this winter, snowpack best in the west

News from Montana Natural Resources Conservation Service BOZEMAN – The snowpack across most of the western U.S. isn’t looking good in most states, but it’s a different story in the state of Montana, according to snowpack data collected by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service...

Cooperative craft breweries: a new approach to revitalizing small towns Cooperative craft breweries: a new approach to revitalizing small towns

Small. Independent. Traditional. These are the words used to define a craft brewery. They could also be used to describe many rural towns across Montana and the Northwest. As small towns contend with big problems in the wake of ever-increasing urban sprawl, they’re getting creative in their search for...

New Polson mayor takes seat

POLSON — Paul Briney was sworn in as Polson’s new mayor during a Jan. 3 city commission meeting. Briney, who replaced Heather Knutson, was the lone person to file for the seat last year. He and new Ward 3 commissioner Brodie Moll took their oaths of office at the meeting along with Bob Martin,...

Nominations for awards sought

News from the Governor’s Office HELENA – The Governor’s Office of Community Service is accepting nominations for the eighth annual ServeMontana Awards. The ServeMontana Awards recognize and thank Montanans for their everyday contributions to their community and civic life through se...

Tester requests Capitol tree be used for Sperry Chalet rebuild

GREAT FALLS — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is asking the Architect of the Capitol to allow the Capitol Christmas Tree to be hauled back to Montana to help rebuild the historic Sperry Chalet, which was destroyed during the 2017 wildfire season.  Partnering with The Washington Companies, SmartLam, and...

Governor names 2017 Montana highlights

From the office of Governor Steve Bullock HELENA — As 2017 comes to an end, this year in review highlights bipartisan progress by Governor Bullock and his administration to keep Montana moving forward. While not without challenges, including the most expensive fire season on record and a special s...

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