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Polson commission approves $40,000 settlement

POLSON – The Polson City Commission will pay B&I Holdings LLC $40,000 over litigation that Interim City Manager Wade Nash said had to do with “suspected trespassing on private property.” The document approved by the commission references disputes over rights to the use of a waterline ex...

Local eye doctor retires after 47 years of restoring sight Local eye doctor retires after 47 years of restoring sight

RONAN – Dr. Jim Ofstad’s career as an optometrist in Ronan changed drastically since he started seeing patients in 1972.  When he retired from Ronan Eye Clinic in December he was seeing patients in a large building that he designed himself, working with a broad team and seeing patients fr...

Montana Historical Society seeks nominations for awards

News from the Montana Historical Society MONTANA – The Montana Historical Society is seeking nominations from across the state to honor the people who are the backbone of local and state history. Every community has a person, or an organization, to whom they turn with questions about the histor...

2020 Montana Teacher of the Year nominations, applications open

MONTANA —The Office of Public Instruction announced today that nomination and application forms are available for the 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year Program. Members of the public can fill out a simple form to nominate a teacher. Teachers can self-nominate by filling out an application. All current a...

Annual Small Business Summit opens in February

News from the director’s office of the
 Montana Department of Transportation
 MONTANA – The Montana Department of Transportation will host the fourth annual Small Business Summit, Takin’ Care of Business, on Feb. 12 to the 14th in Helena. This year, the summit kicks off with a recep...

GOP lawmakers considering new anti-abortion bills GOP lawmakers considering new anti-abortion bills

Anti-abortion legislation has failed consistently under Gov. Steve Bullock’s tenure, but three bills, and perhaps more, are in the works before the 2019 session begins. As he did in 2017, Sen. Al Olszewski, R-Kalispell, has requested a bill that would ban abortions after a fetus is considered &ldquo...

Statewide wrestling scholarship offered

News from Blewett Wrestling Scholarships  MONTANA – For the thirteenth year in a row, Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III, a trial lawyer from the personal injury law firm of Hoyt & Blewett PLLC in Great Falls, Montana, has offered three $1,000 scholarships to the top student/wrestlers around...

Nominations sought for ServeMontana Award

From The Governor’s Office of Community Service  HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service is accepting nominations for the ninth annual ServeMontana Awards, the office announced today. The ServeMontana Awards recognize and thank Montanans for their everyday contribut...

Judge Christopher takes oath Judge Christopher takes oath

Deborah “Kim” Christopher was sworn in by Mike McGrath, Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court, for her fourth term as State District Court Judge for the 20th Judicial District, Lake and Sanders counties on Jan. 2 in Helena. The ceremony was held in Helena at the Montana Supreme Court.  ...

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to honor inductees

News from the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center GREAT FALLS — The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center extends an invitation to all to attend the Annual MCHF Induction Ceremony & Western Heritage gathering on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Best Western He...


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