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Locals graduate as MSU Hilleman Scholars

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Nineteen Montana State University students will graduate this spring after taking part in the Hileman Scholars Program, which was created at MSU in 2016 to provide academic opportunities to Montana students who might not otherwise have considered a college education. “This is our largest graduating class” of MSU Hilleman Scholars, said Carina Beck, vice provost and head of MSU’s Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success, who noted that this class began attending MSU during the COVID-19 pandemic. “They are a resilient group of students who came to MSU to further their education and futures.” MSU Hilleman Scholars a...


Caregiver Respite Food Program offered

MONTANA — MSU Extension is offering unpaid family caregivers prepared meals delivered by Orders Up or meal kids delivered by Blue Apron. They are promoting respite for caregivers when they need it most by making meal prep easier. There are no income restrictions. Contact Daniel Koltz for more informati...


‘Quit Line’ celebrates 20th anniversary

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) report the Montana Tobacco Quit Line has served more than 115,000 Montanans since it was first launched in May 2004, and, more than 36,000 of those served by the program have successfully quit using...


Briefs for May 15, 2024

Shred Day scheduled POLSON — Glacier Bank, 50510 Highway 93, is partnering with Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging to bring you After-Tax Shred Day, on Friday, May 17, from 9 am.-1 p.m. Protect yourself from identity theft. There is a two-box limit.    Annual E-Waste Recyclin...


$16M+ for MT housing resources secured

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — As part of his continued work to improve access to housing in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently secured $16,276,708 for housing programs across the state to increase the supply of affordable housing for Montanans. As a senior member o...


public meetings

The Polson City Commission meets every first and third Mondays (Wednesday, if the Monday falls on a holiday) of the month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 106 1st Street East. Meetings are open to the public.    St. Ignatius City Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 12...


MMIP awareness raised during second run, walk gathering MMIP awareness raised during second run, walk gathering

PABLO — Runners and walkers gathered to raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous People for the second annual 5K gathering at the Salish and Kootenai College on May 4, which is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. Nikki McKinsey, who is one of the ev...


Local civically engaged SKC student recognized

News from SKC HELENA  —  A local 2024 Montana Student Volunteer Award winner is Salish Kootenai College student, Andrea Hall. The Montana Student Volunteer Award is presented through a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Community Service and Montana Campus Compact camp...


Governor Gianforte statement on Montana Supreme Court enabling men in women’s sports

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On April 29, Governor Greg Gianforte issued the following statement after the Montana Supreme Court ruled to allow biological men to compete in women’s sports: “I am deeply disappointed in the Montana Supreme Court for enabling bio...


May 5 designated as National Day of Awareness

News from the offices of Senator Tester and Senator Daines   U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines this week successfully passed their resolution marking May 5th as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. The Senators’ resolutio...


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