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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point

RONAN – Considering what could happen when people with differing political views gather together, the legislative update held in town on Tuesday, March 5, was mostly civil. The event was hosted by Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged (a community led group committed to protecting community rights...

Senator asks Administration to prioritize funding for federal energy programs

News from Senator Jon Tester’s office  MONTANA – On the heels of one of the coldest Februarys in Montana history, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is fighting to help low-income families keep the heat on. Tester is calling on the Trump Administration to support the Low-Income Home Energy Assi...

Montana attorney general pushes for opioid prescription regulation Montana attorney general pushes for opioid prescription regulation

McKenna Fromm was a straight-A high school student, basketball player and member of student government in 2011.  By 2015, she was living in a spider-infested “drug den,” estranged from her family and deep in addiction.   Fromm said her life turned upside down after being diagnosed...

Briefs for March 6, 2019

USDA-NRCS changes the way it does business  BOZEMAN – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is changing the way it does business to better identify and prioritize Montana’s natural resource concerns on private land and to better focus its technical and financial assistance. ...

After-school film class for high school students begins March 6 After-school film class for high school students begins March 6

News from MAPS Media Institute  RONAN — The MAPS Media Institute will bring filmmaking to eighth- to twelfth-grade students at an after-school class at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, beginning March 6.  Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from...

GOP lawmakers detail ‘IDEA Act’ infrastructure plan with cap on state debt GOP lawmakers detail ‘IDEA Act’ infrastructure plan with cap on state debt

HELENA — A Republican plan to give Montana a more reliable process for funding state buildings, rural water systems, and other infrastructure projects took a step forward last week as a legislative committee reviewed a proposal designed to guide infrastructure policy in the future. House Bill 553, k...

MSU develops unique set of resources for Montana parents MSU develops unique set of resources for Montana parents

 from MSU News Service MONTANA  — When Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services staff members wanted to advance their efforts to curb underage drinking, they knew that parents are the No. 1 influence on whether youth engage in risky behaviors. And they knew they wanted to b...

Hunter ed courses offered, instructors needed

MONTANA – Hunter and bowhunter education courses are open to registration across northwest Montana.  Registration is available online at fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter.  Classes are typically held in late winter and early spring and fall. Students are encouraged to take hunter education well ...

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...

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...


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