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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Homeless sought for survey

LAKE COUNTY — Social service agencies are preparing for the annual Montana Homeless Survey. People who consider themselves homeless or at risk of being homeless may fill out surveys at a number of drop-in locations. In Lake, Lincoln and Sanders counties, surveys will be conducted through domestic vi...

Livestock producers must report forage

New from Lake County USDA Farm Service RONAN — Lake County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Ed Daugherty reminds livestock producers that they have until Feb. 1, 2016, to enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program. LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers, due to ...

Briefs for Jan. 20, 2016

Suicide awareness group presents speaker LAKE COUNTY — The Your Life Matter Project will bring motivational speaker Kasey Nickleson into local middle/high schools during school hours in an effort to bring suicide awareness and to encourage asking for help and being a good friend to local kids...

Quick Facts

Quick Facts   —Montana’s 2015 graduation rate was 86 percent, the highest it’s ever been since the Office of Public Instruction began calculating the rate in 2000. —Montana’s 2015 dropout rate was 3.4 percent, declining more than one-third since 2009. —The...

Workplace safety rewarded Workplace safety rewarded

POLSON — Montana State Fund, the largest workers’ compensation insurance carrier in Montana, declared a record $35 million dividend in November. The checks will be distributed to policyholders across Montana this month. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Montana State Fund President/CEO Laurence A. Hubbard...

American Legion supports Montana’s wounded veterans American Legion supports Montana’s wounded veterans

CHARLO — The American Legion Bud Pelley Post 126 LLC of Charlo recently donated $1,000 to Montana Wounded Warriors to provide residents of Montana, wounded as a result of combat service in Iraq and Afghanistan wars, hunting and fishing opportunities within the state. Taking teams of two to six wound...

Omnibus bill passed without full support

MONTANA — The Federal government passed the 2016 Omnibus Bill Dec. 18 totaling $1.1 trillion to keep the government churning another year. An Omnibus Bill is passed every year by legislature and is a package of 12 appropriation committee’s spending bills that fund everything from the Department o...

Students experience locally-grown, healthy foods Students experience locally-grown, healthy foods

Six years ago six young leaders in the food industry came together with the common goal of promoting healthy living. The result of their collaboration is known as FoodCorps, which is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food that will help them grow up healthy.  The nation...

Legislators ask governor to block Syrian refugees

HELENA — A group of 55 legislators called on Governor Bullock to block or resist any efforts by the Obama administration to relocate Syrian refugees to Montana until the federal government is able to properly conduct background checks and ensure with 100 percent certainty that any refugees settling in ...

Understanding crime statistics, comparisons Understanding crime statistics, comparisons

LAKE COUNTY — Two of the most dangerous places in Montana are reported to be right here in Lake County. On Nov. 22, RoadSnacks released their list of “The Ten Most Dangerous Cities in Montana.” Polson was number two on the list, and Ronan was number five.  RoadSnacks’ report i...

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