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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Local federal land management considered Local federal land management considered

RONAN – Public opinion is needed concerning an initiative to move 60,000 acres of federal forestland to state management. The land is located in timber sections of U.S. Forest Service managed land in Lake County. Flathead Lake is on the west side of the acreage, Swan Lake is on the east side of a la...

National School Choice Week celebrates options

HELENA–– National School Choice Week began Monday in Montana and across the country. There are 76 events planned in the Treasure State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide. The events in Montana, which are independently planned and independently funded, inc...

Tribes continue to work toward restoration of Bison Range

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO. — On Jan. 18 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan for the National Bison Range, accompanied by an environmental impact statement. In its notice, the federal agency...

Problems not over for irrigation board Problems not over for irrigation board

ST. IGNATIUS – Two things occurred during a short Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Saturday, Jan. 14. Board members were sworn in after about a year of conflict, although the issue isn’t over. One more seat is now contested. Elected board members from the May 2016 election to...

Students can earn scholarship money by volunteering

HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Montana Campus Compact, and Reach Higher Montana welcome applicants for the 2017 Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2017. Youth Serve Montana Scholarships reward students who have volunteered at least 100 ...

Time to check home radon levels Time to check home radon levels

News from Montana Department of Environmental Quality HELENA – January is Radon Awareness Month, and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality offers steps Montanans can take to test for and reduce radon gas found in homes. Radon gas occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in rock a...

Bill would help patients slapped with big air ambulance bills

By Michael Siebert, University of Montana School of Journalism HELENA — Montanans who paid exorbitant costs for life flight services not covered by insurance testified at the Montana Legislature last week for a bill that would eliminate these costs. Senate Bill 44 would remove the burden...

Briefs for Jan. 18, 2017

Salish history to be shared through grant MISSOULA — Humanities Montana awarded a $750 grant to Sleeping Child Hot Springs for All to carry out the Bitterroot Salish History and Winter Storytelling 2017 event. Tony Incashola, Director of the Salish-Kootenai Culture Committee, will talk ab...

Students share poetic imagination Students share poetic imagination

ST. IGNATIUS – Young poets gathered at Mission Elementary School on Friday to share their creative lines.   The poetry reading was the finale after a nine-week workshop with writer-in-residence Rachel Mindell. The Missoula Writing Collaborative and Indian Education Council brought Mindell to t...

Plan your garden now Plan your garden now

This is the time to plan your 2017 garden. Seed racks will be in garden stores soon. Nowadays there are several companies selling organically grown seeds, some of them grown right here in the Flathead area. January is an excellent time to test the germination rate on your saved seeds. You can get a rough est...

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