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Local students earn Montana University System honor scholarships

News from the Montana University System MISSION VALLEY — The Montana University System has awarded the prestigious Montana University System Honor Scholarship to students in the local area (see students below that have provided permission to publish their names). The MUS Honor Scholarship is a renewable scholarship offered by the Montana Board of Regents that waives undergraduate tuition for up to eight semesters at any campus of the Montana University System or Montana’s Community Colleges. The scholarship’s average value is $20,000. It is the most prestigious scholarship offered centrally by the Montana University System.  Students offered this scholarshi...

AIS inspection staff continues to detect mussel-fouled boats AIS inspection staff continues to detect  mussel-fouled boats

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks aquatic invasive species (AIS) inspection stations have been busy this spring. So far, more than 10,000 watercrafts have been inspected, with 16 of those found to have invasive mussels attached. Anyone tran...

Public Health officials remind Montanans about rabies threat

News from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA — State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of rabies exposure risks as summer approaches. The potential for encounters between humans and wild animals increases during spring and summer ...

Governor highlights value of ‘Made in Montana’ products

News from the office of Governor Gianforte MILES CITY — Continuing his 56 County Tour last week, Governor Greg Gianforte highlighted the contributions of value-added agriculture to Montana’s economy at the Tongue River Winery in Miles City. “Across the state, Montana producers are f...

Locals graduate from Carroll College 

News from Carroll College HELENA — On Saturday, May 11, Carroll College conferred degrees on 265 graduates of the class of 2024 during its 114th commencement ceremony. To be eligible for undergraduate graduation honors, a Carroll student must complete 60 hours of coursework at Carroll and gradu...

Locals named to UM Dean’s, President’s Lists

UM News Service MISSOULA —At the University of Montana, nearly 2,600 undergraduate students made the spring semester 2024 Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List. To qualify, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive grades of A or B in at least n...

DPHHS advises ways to manage arthritis

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are raising awareness about protective actions Montanans can take to help manage arthritis symptoms. “While there is no sure way to prevent arthritis, there are lifestyle modifications that are prov...

Flathead Lakers announce new executive director to take helm in July Flathead Lakers announce new executive director to take helm in July

News from the Flathead Lakers POLSON — The Flathead Lakers are proud to announce the appointment of Coby Gierke as their new Executive Director, effective July 22, 2024. Bringing nearly two decades of leadership experience in environmental conservation, Mr. Gierke is poised to lead the organizatio...

Ronan road construction to pause for Memorial Day

News from Sloane Stinson, MDT RONAN — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Riverside Contracting Inc. have the following work planned for May 20 to May 23. All work is dependent on weather and other unforeseen factors. On Round Butte Road, sidewalk work continues east of the railr...

New support group begins in Ronan

News from Monte Jenkins, Mission Valley Neurodegenerative Disease Support Group RONAN — The mission statement for the new Mission Valley Neurodegenerative Disease Support Group IS: The purpose of this group is to provide an opportunity for individuals and their loved ones to connect with othe...

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