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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Road fine bill would improve public access Road fine bill would improve public access

Last fall during the political season, everyone running for the Montana Legislature touted their credentials as being for public access.  But what does that really mean? For Montana’s hunters, anglers, hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts, it means the ability to get to our public lands to enj...

Representatives answer to constituents Representatives answer to constituents

RONAN – With the next legislative session on the horizon, three representatives to the Montana State legislature conversed with local residents on topics ranging from healthcare to aquatic invasive species. Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! sponsored the forum. The local group works to promot...

Briefs for Dec. 26, 2018

Bradford graduates from University of Montana  POLSON — Dalton Bradford, a 2014 Polson High School graduate, graduated from the University of Montana (fall class of 2018) with a BA degree in history. He will be pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Montana beginning in Janua...

U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic' U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic'

People driving south on U.S. Highway 93 outside of Missoula will pass a billboard with the word “Missing” in prominent letters next to a picture of a Salish woman.   Jermain Austin Charlo was last seen on June 16 in Missoula, according to the information on the billboard. The Dixon reside...

Water Rights Compact is good for agriculture

MONTANA – The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for people across Montana, which is why ratification of the negotiated Montana CSKT Water Compact is critical. Contrary to what compact opp...

Where the jobs are: Mapping Montana’s economic landscape Where the jobs are: Mapping Montana’s economic landscape

Spread out Montana’s 676,000 jobs evenly, like sprouts in a Kansas cornfield, and each worker would have 140 acres to plow. But the state’s economy, like its topography, isn’t particularly flat. Just as the landscape directs where we can build homes and businesses, economic geography sha...

Senator: Montanans need real, affordable health care

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is taking on the Trump administration over a plan that could expand junk insurance in Montana. In a scathing letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Administrator Seema Verma, Tester demanded CMS reconsid...

Briefs for Dec. 19, 2018

Mission, Arlee, Jocko holiday church service schedule St. Ignatius Mission   —  Dec. 24: Christmas Caroling, 11 p.m. —  Dec.  24: Midnight Mass, midnight —  Dec.  25: Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m.    —  Dec.  31: New Ye...

Montana women share stories of pioneer life in agriculture Montana women share stories of pioneer life in agriculture

News from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation MONTANA – Christmas is a time for peace, celebration, community and family, even when times are tough.  Ranching and farming women often experience tough times when money is scarce and the work of caring for the livesto...

MSU leads attack against perennial weeds

MONTANA –  Researchers at Montana State University are leading a collaborative grant across the four-state Northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest regions with a multi-pronged attack on what is said to be the chief hardship in organic farming – perennial weeds. A four-year, $2 million...


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