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Management plan for National Bison Range announced Management plan for National Bison Range announced

News from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service DENVER – Since 1908, when the National Bison Range in western Montana was established by President Theodore Roosevelt, this 18,800-acre national wildlife refuge has continued to play an important role in the conservation and recovery of American bison. Seve...

DOJ task force meets for second time DOJ task force meets for second time

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Justice’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force held its second meeting in Great Falls on Saturday, Aug. 10, and Montana Free Press founder John S. Adams interviewed task force members Deputy Attorney General Melissa Schlichting and Ellie Bundy McLeod of the Co...

Tester announces $3.5M grant for SKC

News from U.S. Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY – U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that Salish Kootenai College will receive a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant to fund an Indigenous Research Center on their campus in Pablo. “Tribal colleges and universities provide studen...

Council seeking 7th–12th graders to help MT's hungry children

News from the Office of Community Service HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service announced today they are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council. The council will consist of 7th-12th grade students from across the state who are ...

Ballot barriers: How advocates plan to take recreational marijuana to Montana voters

MONTANA — At least three separate groups are organizing to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana on the 2020 ballot, a process complicated by rules regarding citizen initiatives, expense and a peculiarity of the state constitution. The groups are taking varied approaches to getting their initia...

Stapleton acknowledges new voter registration system won’t be ready for 2020 Stapleton acknowledges new voter registration system won’t be ready for 2020

MONTANA — Responding to concerns from county clerks that rushing to replace Montana’s voter registration system with new software before the 2020 presidential election could put the integrity of the state’s elections at risk. Montana’s top election administrator acknowledged in a July...

SKC president appointed to commission

News from Governor Steve Bullock POLSON — Governor Steve Bullock appointed Dr. Sandra Boham, President of Salish Kootenai College, to the Montana University System Restructuring Review Commission.   

Gianforte introduces bill creating ‘National Suicide Hotline’

WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte recently introduced bipartisan legislation with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Congressmen Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) to create a universal telephone number as the National Suicide Hotline.  The legislation design...

Lake County opposes CSKT lawsuit

News from Lake County Commissioners  Lake County is actively opposing the lawsuit filed by the Confederated, Salish and Kootenai Tribes concerning a case developed in late May of 2019 in Missoula Federal Court against Lake County and Lori Lundeen who is a campground developer. A portion of the i...

Deadline nears for infrastructure grant supporting governments, schools

Homeowners know that when a leaky roof is spotted, it’s important to act quickly to find and fix the leak. If left unattended, that slow drip overhead can turn into a ceiling that collapses – costing far more to repair and threatening the integrity of the entire home.  The same should be ...


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