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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 Youth Orchestra. The broadcast is open and free to the public. The station asks folks to be seated at the ZACC by 3:45 p.m. The one-hour live broadcast begins at 4 p.m. “This event will be especially fun because the Youth Orchestra will set up, not on stage, but at floor level so children of all ages will be able to be very close to the musicians,” Chaney said. Chaney wil...

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.  ...

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...

MT reaches 24th consecutive month of unemployment below 3%

News from the Montana Dept. of Labor & Industry HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana reached its 24th consecutive month of unemployment below 3%. Prior to the governor taking office, Montana’s unemployment rate had fallen below 3% only three times since record-keeping...

First Little Free Library established in St. Ignatius First Little Free Library established in St. Ignatius

News from Mimi Hildebrandt ST. IGNATIUS — Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon that began in 2009 with the first LFL built in Hudson, Wisconsin by Todd Bol. The small front yard and public area book exchanges number more than 150,000 around the world in over 100 countries — from Ice...

Commerce connects Montana’s veterans to housing support

News from Montana Dept. of Commerce HELENA — The Montana Department of Commerce facilitates federal rental assistance for Montana’s veterans. Administered by Commerce, HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) provides rental assistance, case management and clinical services...

Volunteers offer home-cooked Thanksgiving meals

POLSON — Tracy Plaiss and her amazing group of volunteers are at it again; they are preparing fresh turkey and made-from-scratch mashed potatoes and gravy along with all of the traditional side dishes for folks who’d like a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal. This year they plan to make 2,000 meals...

Sandpiper announces opening of scholarship application period

News from the Sandpiper Art Gallery Sandpiper Art Gallery and Gifts in Polson has opened the application period for their art scholarship program. Each year Sandpiper Gallery offers scholarships to deserving students from Lake and Sanders Counties. The non-profit Gallery began over 50 years ago in Polso...

US Hwy. 93 construction through Ronan continues US Hwy. 93 construction through Ronan continues

News from Sloane Stinson, on behalf of the MT Dept. of Transportation RONAN — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Riverside Contracting Inc. will continue paving operations on US Highway 93 north of the intersection with Third Ave. and Old US 93 as weather permits. Traffic will b...

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