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Judge sides with state in dispute over funding of PL 280 Judge sides with state in dispute over funding of PL 280

A District Court judge has sided with the state government in an ongoing dispute between Lake County and Montana over how to pay for law enforcement on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  But while Judge Amy Eddy sided with the state in her ruling on Nov. 9, she was also critical of its decision to only offer Lake County $1 to help cover a bill that often exceeds millions of dollars each year — a sum she called “patently absurd.”  Since the 1960s, law enforcement on the northwest Montana reservation has been handled locally, rather than by federal officers, in a unique agreement between the state and tribe under what is called Public Law 280. The Flathead is ...

Montana’s general hunting season ends, harvests down

News from  MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana’s general deer and elk hunting season wrapped up Nov.  26, 2023. So far this season, more than 8,100 hunters have appeared at regional game check stations. Harvest results at the regional check stations are slightly do...

Missoula Youth Orchestra to play live on MTPR

News from MTPR MISSOULA — Montana Public Radio is pleased to announce an exciting live radio broadcast coming to the Zootown Arts Community Center. On Dec. 1, the MTPR children’s program The Pea Green Boat, hosted by Vicki Chaney, will be featuring live music and interviews with the Missoula...

Ninepipes Museum completes grant from Foundation for Montana History Ninepipes Museum completes grant from Foundation for Montana History

News from the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana NINEPIPES — Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana wraps up a $6,500 grant awarded by the Foundation for Montana History this year.  This grant funded new vertical shelving for the museum’s stored art collection, humidifiers to stabilize humidi...

DPHHS promotes antibiotic awareness DPHHS promotes antibiotic awareness

News from DPHHS MONTANA — The state’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program spotlights the threat of antibiotic resistance. “Antibiotics do not treat the viruses that cause colds, flu, or COVID-19,” said Erika Baldry of the Infection Control and Prevention/Healthcare-Associated In...

One-sided dam breaching effort doomed to fail

News from the office of Senator Steve Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), sent a letter to President Biden regarding severe concerns over the administration’s efforts to breach the lower Snake River dams.  ...

‘Take the Plunge’ ‘Take the Plunge’

News from Amy Bliss, Special Olympics Montana GREAT FALLS — Special Olympics Montana is thrilled to announce the return of the Polar Plunge event. Brave individuals and teams will gather around Montana, to take the plunge into icy waters and support the dedicated athletes of Special Olympics Monta...

Polson seniors for Nov. 29, 2023

POLSON — This year I am putting up Christmas decorations early. I might be done by the 24th. This is the only time during the year that my storage shed is empty. I may as well call it my Christmas Shed. See’s Candy is still available for $27. See Kaye. Many choices. Buy early. Supply is limite...

IRS to delay burdensome 1099-K reporting requirement

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — After applying continued pressure on the agency, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced on Nov. 1 that he successfully pushed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to delay implementation of its 1099-K reporting requirement that would have unnecessarily b...

Warning: Misleading solicitations addressed to Montana businesses

News from the office of Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is warning Montana businesses of misleading solicitations regarding various certificates and documents. Montana’s business community notified the Secretary of State’s Off...

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