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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Bison Range 'logical addition' to tribal conservation lands Bison Range 'logical addition' to tribal conservation lands

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes   PABLO – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have notified the Montana Congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of the Interior that we would like to revisit the proposal to restore the National Bison Range to federal trust...

Polson doctor receives honor for anti-smoking education Polson doctor receives honor for anti-smoking education

POLSON – The fifth-grade classes at the Polson Middle School gathered on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate and congratulate Dr. Cara Harrop for her 15 years of dedication to delivering an anti-smoking message to students in the Mission Valley.  “We are fortunate to have someone to come and...

Head Over Heels gymnasts finish strong at state championships Head Over Heels gymnasts finish strong at state championships

HELENA – Local gymnast Taylor Collinge powered to her best beam routine of the season to claim individual balance beam gold in the Xcel Platinum division during the March 17 Montana State Gymnastics Championship hosted by Helena Athletics Club at Carroll College in Helena. “(Taylor) had a grea...

Flathead Lake stars in new 1970s novel Flathead Lake stars in new 1970s novel

POLSON – Local author Maggie Plummer has published a new novel entitled “Bell-Bottom Gypsy: A Jessie Morgan Novel.” The first in a four-book series, the novel is a departure from the author’s two works of historical fiction, “Spirited Away” and “Daring Passage.&rdquo...

Briefs for March 27, 2019

Funding application deadline for easement program approaches BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Wetlands Reserve Easements. While NRCS accepts easement applications on a continuous bas...

School meal participation rises statewide, locally

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s easy for St. Ignatius students to be fueled up and ready to learn thanks to the two hot meals they’re offered at school each day — free of charge. “Not being hungry is one of our most important considerations for students as far as academic achievement,&rd...

Colstrip bill: lawmakers discuss benefits of selling plant Colstrip bill: lawmakers discuss benefits of selling plant

HELENA — More details have surfaced about new legislation that would allow NorthWestern Energy to buy a bigger share of the Colstrip plant for a bargain. Senate Bill 278 would allow an electric utility to purchase more generation capacity in a Montana coal-fired plant for no more than one dollar, bu...

Millions awarded to improve rural student outcomes

News from the University of Montana  MONTANA – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $10 million to establish a National Center for Rural School Mental Health. Dr. Ryan Tolleson Knee, a University of Montana social work professor, will co-direct the new center. Researchers an...

Montana’s unemployment rate at 3.8%

News from the Governor’s office  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s unemployment rate ticked up to 3.8 percent for the month of January, up 0.1 percentage points from December, likely reflecting impacts from the federal government shutdown. The national unem...

Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point

RONAN – Considering what could happen when people with differing political views gather together, the legislative update held in town on Tuesday, March 5, was mostly civil. The event was hosted by Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged (a community led group committed to protecting community rights...


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