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Applications, nominations for Twentieth Judicial District vacancy sought 

News from the office of Governor Gianforte

HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte is now accepting applications and nominations to fill a district court judge vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial District.

 The chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court notified the governor of the vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial District (Lake and Sanders Counties) on March 21, 2024 for the position vacated by District Court Judge Deborah Kim Christopher.

 Any lawyer in good standing who has the qualifications set forth by law for holding the vacant position may apply or be nominated.

 The application form is available electronically at:

 Applications must be submitted electronically as well as in hard copy by Monday, April 8, 2024, by 5 p.m. Applications will be made available to the public.

 The public will be given the opportunity to provide letters of support or other comments regarding the applicants at: from Tuesday, April 9, 2024, through Thursday, May 9, 2024. Applicants must receive at least three letters of support to be considered for appointment by the governor.


Dylan voted Girls’ Wrestling Coach of the Year

News from the MT Coach’s Association

RUDYARD — The Montana Coach’s Association is pleased to announce that local Ronan coach Dylan Kramer, coach for Ronan Girls’ Wrestling, Division A, was were selected by vote of membership coaches, as “Coach of the Year” for his respective 2024 winter sport.

The winning coaches will be honored at the 2024 MCA Awards Ceremony, at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 1 at CMR High in Great Falls.


FVCC to host Earth Day Expo April 20

News from Citizen’s Climate Lobby/Education

KALISPELL — The Flathead Valley Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) proudly presents the second annual Earth Day Expo at Flathead Valley Community College on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Fun activities, interactive booths, panel discussions, and educational workshops are planned. For the kids, there will be hands-on learning, art, birding, and story time with ImagineIF Libraries.. 

Expo-goers can paint a community art mural, learn about renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, electric vehicles, and tap into financial resources and incentives to purchase electric products for homes or businesses. Panel discussions with experts on vital environmental issues are also planned.CCL has sought out local experts who can teach the community about innovative technologies to help us all save money and reduce pollution.

For more information, go to https: //


News from Montana Free Press

An article about Flathead Lake by Montana Free Press that published in last week’s (March 27) issue, incorrectly identified The National Organization to Save Flathead Lake as a “newly formed organization.” The organization was formed 39 years ago.


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