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New hire and retirements

POLSON — James Lapotka has been sworn in as the top prosecutor of Lake County. Former Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher’s last day was June 30. Lapotka was sworn-in as the new Lake County Attorney that afternoon by District Judge Molly Owen.  Also retiring this week was Barbara Mars...

2021 a record year for local economic development 2021 a record year for local economic development

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners recently released their 2021 Community Impact Statement, revealing what they call a record-breaking year of success. With a mission of “community focused economic development,” MWCDP serves Lake, Mineral, and Sanders Counties as a local...

Judicial candidates apply for vacancy

MONTANA — Four attorneys have applied to fill a vacancy in the 20th Judicial District, covering Lake and Sanders counties, pending the retirement of Judge Jim Manley on June 1. Gov. Greg Gianforte will appoint the new judge and is currently accepting public comment and letters of support at nominatejud...

Over $79,000 for Montana sourced products in MT schools secured

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As part of his ongoing push to support Montana small businesses and agriculture producers, Senator Tester secured $79,300 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for Mission West Community Development Partners—previously known as the Lake...

Briefs for March 9, 2022

New tools, resources available on ParentingMontana.org News from DPHHS HELENA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced recently that new online resources have been added to ParentingMontana.org for parents or those in a parenting role. The ...

MT Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees MT Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees

News from the MCHF WOLF POINT — The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announces their 14th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. Inductees are honored ...

Flathead Reservation Water Management Board appoints new members

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Flathead Reservation Water Management Board is gradually taking shape, with two members recently appointed by the CSKT Tribal Council, and county commissions in Lake, Sanders, Missoula, and Flathead counties having submitted their nominees to Gov. Greg Gianforte by Dec. 16.&n...

Signs point to workforce recovery, but long-term issues could persist

December marks two years since news of COVID-19 started to rumble global headlines, and in those 24 months people, businesses, and governments have seen more change than entire decades of the past. As businesses, families, and state leaders look forward into 2022, sometimes weary of words like “pivo...

Water management board applicants sought

MONTANA — Since the Secretary of Interior signed off on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai-Montana Compact Sept. 17, state and tribal governments are moving ahead to establish the Water Management Board, charged with administering water rights on the reservation. County Commissioners in the four c...

CSKT Water Compact finalized by Secretary of Interior CSKT Water Compact finalized by Secretary of Interior

Friday marked the end of a long and intricate journey to resolve water rights between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the state of Montana and the federal government.   That voyage came to an end when Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland signed the Confederated Salish and Kootenai-Montana C...


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