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Locals contribute to historic mural Locals contribute to historic mural

Look closely at the recently unveiled Montana Women’s Mural on the wall of the third floor of the Capitol building and you might recognize one of the figures. Mural artist Hadley Ferguson of Missoula painted Shaniya Decker, 15, into a scene to help depict the everyday contributions women have made in b...

Parties divided on State of the State, infrastructure plans

By Michael Wright Community News Service UM School of Journalism HELENA — In the middle of the fourth week of the 64th Montana Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock took the rostrum in the House of Representatives with a big smile. “The state of our state is strong,” Bullock said, beg...

Supreme Court

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court has granted permission for a Missoula man convicted of stalking a Lake County woman in 2014 to appeal his sentence.  The high court granted the out-of-time appeal for Brandon Bagnell, 46, because confusion in the public defender’s office led to a timely ...

legislative briefs

Guns on campus  makes a return   The Senate Judiciary committee is considering Senate Bill 143, which would allow guns on campus by prohibiting the Board of Regents from making rules against guns. Sen. Cary Smith, R-Billings, the bill’s sponsor, said the right to bear arms was a b...

Taverns, brewers develop legislation

News from Montana Tavern Association and Montana Brewers Association HELENA — The Montana Tavern Association, the Montana Brewers Association and several other industry groups have come together to develop legislation to be introduced in the Montana Legislature to allow Montana’s craft brewing...

Lyons inducted into Cowboy Hall of Fame Lyons inducted into Cowboy Hall of Fame

News from the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center Charles E. “Charley” Lyons of St. Ignatius will be honored Saturday in Helena as the 2014 Living Inductee for District 10, Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center. Lyons was born in Milliken, Colorado on F...

Legislative briefs

E-cig bill would prohibit sale to minors   HELENA — A bill requested by the Attorney General’s office aims to ban the use and possession of electronic cigarettes by minors.  Senate Bill 66, introduced by Rep. Diane Sands, D-Missoula, refers to electronic cigarettes as &ldq...

10 people win vintage Montana signs

HELENA — The Montana Office of Tourism recently released the winners of the vintage highway sign contest held in November 2014. Winners of one of 10 vintage “Welcome to Montana” highway signs are, from Facebook, Maddi Studer, Bozeman; Kevin League, Helena; Lynn Taborsky, Helena; Dawna Si...

Record high visitation, volunteerism at state parks

News from Montana State Parks HELENA – Montana State Parks announced that in 2014, Montana’s 55 state parks experienced 2.255 million visits, setting record high visitation for the second straight year. From January to December 2014, the statewide visitation numbers show a 3-percent incre...

Online service for reporting livestock announced

HELENA – Livestock owners can now go online to report the number of livestock they own, the Montana Department of Revenue announced Thursday. Montana law requires all livestock owners to report by March 1 of each year the number of livestock they owned as of Feb. 1. Livestock owners who report online t...

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