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Montana Infrastructure Earns Overall GPA of 'C'

News from the American Society of Civil Engineers Helena, Mont. — The 2018 Report Card for Montana’s Infrastructure was released by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Montana Section, giving 10 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of “C.” The report includes ...

With 2019 Montana Legislature fast approaching, a rules fight is brewing in House With 2019 Montana Legislature fast approaching, a rules fight is brewing in House

HELENA — A proposed change to the way the House considers bills has been tabled, for now. In November, Democrats and some Republicans on the Legislative Council proposed rule changes that would allow lawmakers to move bills to the House floor with a simple majority vote, instead of the supermajority...

Students address childhood hunger in Montana  

News from the Governor of Montana’s office HELENA – The 2018-19 Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council convened at the Capitol on Friday, Nov. 30, to discuss ways to address childhood hunger, the Governor’s Office of Community Service announced.. The 20 members represent m...

Tax credits explained

What are tax credits? Tax credits reduce the amount of money an individual or corporation owes in taxes. The more tax credits a person or company has, the less they owe in taxes. The federal government uses tax credits to encourage developers to build affordable housing.  Why does the federal governm...

Governor Bullock announces Montana’s unemployment rate

News from the Governor’s office MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s unemployment rate is at 3.7 percent, ticking up slightly for the month of November, despite the state gaining roughly 800 jobs over the month, and placing the rate at the same level it was at in J...

Lake County predicts close Senate race Lake County predicts close Senate race

 LAKE COUNTY – Ballots for the 2018 General Election were still being counted during the early morning hours in Lake County after the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election day.  The unofficial count was finally finished and ready to be recorded on the state’s website around 5 a.m. on Wednesday. ...

Polson police chief to act as interim city manager

POLSON – Polson Police Chief Wade Nash’s job responsibilities have increased since Nov. 7.  At their regular meeting, Polson City commissioners unanimously authorized Nash to act as interim city manager until a contract officially appointing him could be finalized. Nash has been police ch...

Lake County volunteer positions available

News from Lake County LAKE COUNTY – Lake County currently seeks volunteers for several boards. Positions begin on Jan. 1, 2019. If you have questions about the area of jurisdiction for a particular board or to obtain an application, please check with the Lake County Planning Department.   &nb...

County begins hazard mitigation update

POLSON – In an effort to keep citizens safe, Lake County emergency officials and their counterparts from a variety of agencies kicked off a series of meetings on Nov. 7 in an effort to update the county’s hazard mitigation plan.  A proactive hazard mitigation plan is a publicly guided doc...

‘Bells of Peace’ to ring Nov. 11

The World War One Centennial Commission – along with the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars – has announced a nationwide bell-tolling on Nov. 11 as a sol...


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