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Citizen involvement sought for various boards

News from the City of Polson POLSON – As we start to look ahead to 2018 the City of Polson is actively looking for citizens who are interested in contributing to our community. We invite people to become more involved with the city by serving on various boards. Here is a list of our boards and how...

Modernizing tax code will help Montana small business

It has been 30 years since the last time our nation’s tax code has been overhauled. In that time, the tax rate we levy on businesses has become one of the highest in the world, the tax code itself has become an incomprehensible mess, and special interests have drilled it full of loopholes that benefit ...

USDA offers assistance to protect valuable lands

BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to invest $250 million...

Montanans agree: Legislature must work with Governor to balance budget

News from the Governor’s Office MONTANA – For the last two months, Montana local officials, community leaders, business owners, organizations and ordinary citizens from across the state have publicly stated support for the Governor’s plan to balance the budget in a way that minimizes t...

Volunteers sought for numerous county boards

News from the Lake County Planning Department Lake County currently seeks volunteers for several boards. Positions begin on Jan. 1, 2018. For more information about the area of jurisdiction for a particular board or to obtain an application, please check with Lake County Planning Dept.     ...

Briefs for Nov. 8, 2017

SKC celebrates 40 years of education during Founder’s Week News from SKC PABLO – The public is invited to attend Salish Kootenai College Founder’s Week Celebration Nov. 13-18. During this year’s event, Corwin “Corky” Clairmont, Pat Hurley, Moselle DePriest, Dave ...

New group leaves divisiveness out of political discussion New group leaves divisiveness out of political discussion

POLSON – Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! is a new non-partisan community-led group bringing people together to talk about local and national issues, and Montana’s budget was the focus of their discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The group developed after the 2016 presidential election lef...

Organizations offer to work on budget shortfall

News from MLCT, MACo The Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT) and the Montana Association of Counties (MACo) weighed in on the state’s budget crisis last week.  Both nonpartisan, nonprofit associations delivered letters to Gov. Bullock and legislative leadership this morning offering ...

Proposed dog-training rule nixed

POLSON – A proposed rule that would have limited the number of dogs one could train at one time has been put on hold.  In March, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposed a rule that would allow only four dogs to train on wild birds at any one time. The rule would have required dog trainers to ...

Apprentice hunter program open to youth, mentors

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana’s general deer and elk season opened Oct. 21. If you want to expose a young person to hunting and mentor that person through their first hunt, now is a good time to consider signing them up for the Apprentice Hunter program. With that, it’...


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