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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Tribal wildlife biologists request information on nesting Trumpeter Swans

News from CSKT Natural Resources Wildlife biologists with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began a project to restore Trumpeter Swans as a resident species on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the mid-1990s. Subsequent efforts resulted in the release of 268 captive bred Trumpeter Swans since...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Jack Fay’s buddies who had gotten their draft notices told him he was on his way to being next. He didn’t want to dig foxholes for the Army and he liked water and ships, so he talked to a Navy recruiter in Missoula. On Sept. 5, 1961 he officially joined the Navy. Boot camp was 12 weeks in San ...

Flathead Lake Festival of Art showcases work from local artists Flathead Lake Festival of Art showcases work from local artists

POLSON – On Saturday and Sunday, the 4th annual Flathead Lake Festival of Art was held in Polson’s Sacajawea Park along the shores of Flathead Lake. The mid-summer art festival celebrates local art and artisans from across Western Montana. “This year has gone really well,” said ...

Governor visits local summer food program for kids Governor visits local summer food program for kids

ARLEE – Gov. Steve Bullock and First Lady Lisa Bullock traveled to the Arlee Community Center July 24 along with a bus full of people to visit with about a dozen children impacted by a statewide program to provide food for kids.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Education Summer Prog...

Chasing the curve: As budgets churn, can Montana get its mentally ill care before they hit crisis? Chasing the curve: As budgets churn, can Montana get its mentally ill care before they hit crisis?

Sarah sat in her Livingston home with the front door locked and her eyes closed, picturing the path to Gallatin Mental Health Center in Bozeman for day treatment. It’s 26 miles, across a pass, with strangers at the end of the trip — too far, for someone who struggled to imagine walking around the...

Montana Governor sues IRS, Department of Treasury

From the Office of the Governor, State of Montana, Steve Bullock   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock filed a lawsuit last week against the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury over their recent decision to abandon disclosure requirements for major donors to dark mon...

Democrats open campaign office in Polson Democrats open campaign office in Polson

POLSON – Last Wednesday evening, the Montana Democratic Party opened an office in Polson to support the campaigns of candidates in the upcoming November election.  Announced by the Montana Democratic Party in a press release, “Polson is just the latest installment in the Montana Democrati...

Small town Montana software company celebrates 30 years of success

News from Black Mountain Software POLSON — Black Mountain Software is proud to announce its 30th anniversary as a leading developer of local government fund accounting and utility billing software. The company has grown from a small software firm to a nationally recognized supplier meeting the ...

paw patrol paw patrol

POLSON – Reducing the amount of illegal drugs in town has become a top priority of the Polson Police Department with the help of search warrants and the skills of a canine team.  Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson said the efforts began as a reaction to limited space for offenders in the Lak...

New group forms to fill FBC void, protect watersheds

News from Watershed Protection Advocates Northwest Montana has a new organization dedicated to the protection of our priceless watersheds. As expressed in its mission statement, Watershed Protection Advocates of Northwest Montana (WPA) is committed to “supporting and encouraging sustainable, thoug...

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