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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Local representatives vying for seats November 8 Local representatives vying for seats November 8

With the primary election less than three weeks away, the presidential race can’t overshadow the contests for state government. The following is a recap of individuals running for seats in Montana government. Senate District 6 Either Rolf Harmsen–D of Polson or Albert Olszewski– R o...

Judges connect at conference in Polson Judges connect at conference in Polson

POLSON — Montana District Court judges, water judges, workers’ compensation judges and Montana Supreme Court Justices met at Red Lion Inn in Polson last week for the bi-yearly meeting of the Montana Judges Association, where they exchanged ideas, learned new laws, and got to know each other face ...

Letters not connected to water compact

News from the Montana DNRC HELENA — Notification letters sent recently to Flathead-area water right owners from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Water Adjudication Bureau are part of the agency’s ongoing claims examination process. The process is not co...

St. Joseph Medical Center receives quality awards

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson was recently awarded the Montana Rural Healthcare Performance Improvement Network’s Quality Improvement Award for its work on Emergency Department Transfer Communications. The awards were ...

Supreme court candidates’ experience varied Supreme court candidates’ experience varied

MONTANA — Kristen Juras and Dirk Sandefur are vying for a seat on Montana’s Supreme Court, where decisions are reached on cases that come up from district courts, such as appeals. Because the election is non-partisan, the top two candidates in the primary face off in the Nov. 8 general electio...

Leaders endorsing new medical marijuana initiative

 News from Montana Citizens for I-182 MONTANA — Leaders from communities across Montana are coming together in support of Montana’s new medical marijuana initiative, I-182. Montana Citizens for I-182 announced that 116 “Champions for I-182” have endorsed the measure that will ...

Montana teachers add thoughts to national program  Montana teachers add thoughts to national program

ARLEE – Arlee High School English Teacher Anna Baldwin was chosen to represent the State of Montana as the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellow. “Yes, that is with the federal government,” she said. With that position, she helps navigate federal polic...

Plant spring-flowering bulbs now Plant spring-flowering bulbs now

The best time to plant spring-flowering bulbs is when soil temperatures drop below 60 degrees. In Montana this may occur as early as in August, but because of our frequent fluctuations in temperatures, October or early November is the best time. Many spring bulbs establish root systems in the fall while the ...

Homecoming contest sparks racial issues Homecoming contest sparks racial issues

POLSON – Homecoming took a wrong turn from the usual festivities at Polson High School last week when a color contest brought up issues of racism. Students participated in different dress up contests each day of the week to celebrate school pride. On Thursday, students dressed in designated class co...

Scout creates path markers for Eagle project

POLSON — At age 13, Michael Smith of Troop 1945 has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Smith’s Eagle Scout Project was to work alongside the Montana Department of Transportation to install mile markers along the Highway 93 Pedestrian Path from Polson to Ronan. He felt this project would benefit t...

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