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Articles with the Tag: government

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’...

St. Ignatius voters should watch for ballots in the mail

ST. IGNATIUS – Three seats on the St. Ignatius City Council will be voted on during the mail-in Municipal General Election on Nov. 7 during the only contested election in Lake County.  Ballots were mailed out to voters Oct. 18.  Mayor Charley Gariepy is not running this year after servi...

Local state rep addresses Pachyderms about budget deficit Local state rep addresses Pachyderms about budget deficit

POLSON — State Rep. Greg Hertz provided some perspective on the state’s budget deficit at the Lake County Pachyderm Club meeting last week. Hertz, R-Polson, a member of the House Taxation Committee, said he doesn’t believe things are as dire as the governor’s office has said. ...

Briefs for Oct. 4, 2017

Bench decorating competition open to all News from the Polson Business Community POLSON – The Polson Business Community is sponsoring the Decorate a Bench Competition again this year. Anyone can participate: clubs, businesses, churches or individuals.  Several people have signed up so fa...

Conservation Commission established, members appointed

News from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA – In response to the invasive mussel detections in two Montana waterways last year, the 2017 Legislature established the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission (UC3) to enhance early detection and rapid response efforts ...

Owners who rent have state tax responsibility

HELENA – The Montana Department of Revenue reminds people who rent a room, apartment, or home on a short-term basis to follow state taxation and permitting laws for lodging and accommodations. Renting vacation or tourist homes on a short-term basis has increased with the popularity of websites that ...

Montana to receive money for native projects 

News from the U.S. Department of the Interior WASHINGTON – U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced $81,235 in funding to Montana native tribes and more than $860,000 to Montana state wildlife agencies through the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program and the State Wildl...

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