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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Summer fires affect local, statewide air quality

LAKE COUNTY – Smoke and wildfires are a routine part of Lake County summers. Though the memory of dense smoke in the region may be fading, thick wildfire smoke obscured views and filled the Mission Valley with a scent reminiscent of campfire several weeks ago.  Kristen Martin of the Montana Dep...

Affordable Housing

News from Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana MONTANA – The lack of affordable housing in Northwest Montana is quickly reaching crisis proportions. Since 2014 average home sales prices have increased as much as 32.7 percent in Eureka (to $304,353) to as little as 8.1 percent in Colum...

St. Joseph Medical Center receives gift of books St. Joseph Medical Center receives gift of books

 POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center pediatrician Emily Hall, DO, recently accepted a donation of children’s books from Laura Burrowes, Lake County Representative for the Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana. The books will be given to young children through the hospit...

Governor increases number of medication collection boxes

News from the office of the Governor of Montana Steve Bulloc k HELENA — Last week Gov. Bullock announced the State of Montana is utilizing a $730,000 federal grant to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by increasing the number of medication collection boxes at our local pharmaci...

A family grapples with the ripple effects of son’s mental illness A family grapples with the ripple effects of son’s mental illness

By Briana Wipf                   Cut Bank Pioneer Press Bobbing his head to the music, swinging his brown jaw-length hair from side to side, Jack Pierre sings dramatically along with the music, the Killers’ “Somebody Told Me,” sometimes lettin...

Police, fire, medical teams train to become unified team Police, fire, medical teams train to become unified team

PABLO – The situation wasn’t real on Wednesday when a man spread out on the floor with three gunshot wounds in a classroom at the Salish Kootenai College, but an emergency team responded to the scene as if it was really happening.  The three-day training exercise was a bit different than ...

Report says Montana’s adding manufacturing jobs faster than rest of the nation

News from Montana State University, Bozeman BOZEMAN — Employment in Montana’s manufacturing economy has grown much faster than in the rest of the U.S., according to a new report commissioned by the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State University. The 2018 State of Monta...

Governer announces partnership to reduce prescription drug abuse

News from the office of the Governer of the State of Montana, Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock today announced the State of Montana is utilizing a $730,000 federal grant to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by increasing the number of communities utilizing medica...

Connecting colors and community: Seeley Lake addresses student resilience Connecting colors and community: Seeley Lake addresses student resilience

SEELEY LAKE — Strings, anchors, balloons, the colors of the rainbow: To hear students and teachers talk about the Kaleidoscope Connect program’s lessons sounds like listening to attendees of a New Age carnival. But to the seventh and eighth graders at Seeley Lake Elementary, each color and code w...

Fall hunter education courses open to registration

Registration is open for hunter education courses across the Flathead Valley. Courses are frequently held in the fall and springtime, and the last collection of courses this season are accepting students in Pablo. Field days for online students are also currently available in Kalispell. Bowhunter educatio...


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