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SBA delivers support to rural America

By Dan Nordberg, SBA Director of Rural Affairs and Region 8 Administrator The devastating impact of COVID-19 has tested the will of millions of agricultural businesses and farms throughout rural communities all over our nation, but help is on the way.   Congress just passed an extension of the P...

Bullock recognizes mental health providers for pandemic response

News from the Office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock recently recognized the additional efforts of Montana’s mental health providers, who have donated personal protective equipment and are expanding access to mental health services in response to the increased ment...

$300K in relief funding announced for MT seniors

News from Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY —  U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $300,000 in pandemic relief funding for the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for Aging and Disability Resource Centers that help older Montanans navigate and support long-term care service systems...

Job service offers resume, training, unemployment filing assistance

POLSON – Between early January and early April the number of Montanans who were receiving unemployment insurance increased by 49,000, according to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.  Many people have lost their jobs due to business closures and the economic decline associated with ef...

Valley Views

Over the past several weeks, Montanans have faced unprecedented challenges. Our way of life has changed rapidly. Like every corner of our country, our once thriving economy is ailing. We’ve lost family members and friends.  As we have aggressively managed the virus over the past five weeks, we ...

Governor Bullock secures additional PPE from private market for Montana healthcare workers

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced he has secured hundreds of thousands of facemasks, shields and gloves from private market distributors to protect Montana healthcare workers on the front lines of the response to COVID-19. “Ensuring enou...

Governor establishes Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced the establishment of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force to provide guidance and advice on how to best use $1.25 billion appropriated to Montana through the Federal CARES Act to assist workers, businesses and ...

Local control restored to Montana education

News from Elsie Arntzen, Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction   MONTANA – Local control is returning to our school districts. During these unprecedented times, as the state superintendent, I have made strong recommendations to the governor to honor local control and flexibility...

CSKT’s Big Arm position affirmed in federal court

 News from CSKT  PABLO – Last year, over the objections of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Lake County granted an access to a developer who proposed an RV park next to the village of Big Arm.  The tribes objected because Lake County neither owned the property underly...

Slices of Life

First, we all measured this situation by days and then by weeks and now the days string together and I’m not always sure if it is Tuesday or Wednesday. By now, we are seasoned pandemic participants. We know how to kill a month by staying inside and following the rules. Cross that one off the bucket lis...


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