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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Grasshoppers a problem in Lake County Grasshoppers a problem in Lake County

Drifts of dead grasshoppers lay under a couple of pickups at David and Sue Nash’s ranch in Irvine Flats, remnants of horrific grasshopper hatches in the area. They have to shovel them up and burn them or they decay and smell. “It’s just staggering how many grasshoppers there are this yea...

Heat sets records, drives folks to water Heat sets records, drives folks to water

LAKE COUNTY — The National Weather Service’s heat advisory issued for Saturday and Sunday warned those living in Western Montana to be prepared for some of the hottest weather ever recorded in the month of June, and they were right.  Across the state on Sunday, Helena set an all-time reco...

State increases DUI fines, enforcement

News from the Montana Department of Transportation Soon Montana’s lakes, parks and city streets will be full of people celebrating Independence Day. To prevent those celebrations from ending in disaster and death on Montana roadways, the Montana Department of Transportation is working with law enfor...

Local softball players ranked 4th in nation

MISSOULA — Montana Avalanche 18U (White) Softball Team is off to a great start. The Missoula-based team boasting two Lake County athletes took a first place finish at the Blast into Summer Tournament in Kent, Washington, on June 7 and a second place in the USA Preps Summer Slam-Off in Richland, Washing...

Woman rescues horses, hopes others will promote large-animal well-being Woman rescues horses, hopes others will promote large-animal well-being

LAKE COUNTY – Three horses are safe, sound and on the road to recovery after a kind-hearted Ronan woman rescued them from a neglectful owner, but those involved in saving the animals worry there are others out there suffering because of a lack of large-animal rescue resources in the area.  Shan...

Montana’s unemployment rate drops to 4.0 percent

News from Montana Department of Labor and Industry HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in April.Over the month of April, Montana’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points from the revised March unemployment rate of 4.2 percent. Montana’s unemployment ra...

Diocese releases names of alleged St. Ignatius abusers

HELENA – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena has released the names of dozens of clergy people accused of wide-reaching sexual abuse that dated back to the 1930s, spanned several decades and included a number of victims who attended a now-defunct church-affiliated boarding schools in St. Ignatius.&nbs...

Legislature ends, lawmakers find compromise on budget

On the last day of the 64th Montana Legislature, leaders in both houses lauded compromises made on the budget and other major pieces of legislation, even though the final measure died in the House after a five-day political standoff.  “Montanans should be proud,” Democratic Gov. Steve Bul...

Free hospitality training offered

Representatives of any business greeting visitors to the area are invited, free of charge, to attend the new “406 Hospitality” seminar in Polson. The Polson Chamber of Commerce will host the training at KwaTaqNuk Resort, 49708 US Hwy 93 E., Polson on Tuesday, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Busin...

Court denies petition for rehearing of island case

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has denied a real estate tycoon’s appeal to rehear a case disputing a $12 million Flathead County ruling that resulted from construction on Shelter Island in Flathead Lake.  The court on April 14 denied a petition for rehearing filed by attorneys for Don...


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