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Supreme Court news for Sept. 17, 2014

The Montana Supreme Court handled the following Lake County criminal cases last week.  A Bigfork man serving felony sentences filed an emergency appeal  in the Montana Supreme Court.  Michael Westmark , 65, claimed in his Sept. 5 filing that he has been denied release from the Montana S...

State Tribal Relations Committee passes resolution to support Water Compact

HELENA – In a 4-2 vote the interim State-Tribal Relations Committee for the Montana legislature passed a resolution in support of the proposed Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact on Sept. 10.  Some members of the committee said passing the resolution is important because it ex...

Small businesses: be prepared for natural disasters

By Matt Varilek, Small Business Association regional administrator  HELENA – One of this region’s most expensive disasters unfolded the night of Sept. 9, 2013 when over 10 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period, devastating Boulder, Colo., and several other communities with flash floods,...

Drunken driver will remain imprisoned Drunken driver will remain imprisoned

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 13 denied the appeal of a habitual drinking and driving offender from Lake County who claimed he was illegally sentenced.  Dillard Cody Miller, 68, is currently serving a 10-year sentence in the Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby for a felony con...

Online assessment field test helps educators prepare for 2015

News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction  HELENA – Last year nearly 98 percent of Montana students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 participated in the field test of the new, online Smarter Balanced Assessment aligned to the Montana Common Core Standards.  A field test is a “t...

Citizen’s arrest by off-duty Ronan officer upheld

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court ruled Aug. 5 that an off-duty Ronan officer’s 2012 citizen’s arrest of a man in Missoula was legal.  Martin Mulipa Iosefo appealed to the Supreme Court last year after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced by...

McCulloch honors CSKT member-owned business

 News from Montana Secretary of State  Linda McCulloch PABLO, MT – Secretary of State Linda McCulloch presented Ron Couture, CSKT enrolled tribal member and owner of Jitterbug Weed and Pest Control, with a Secretary of State’s “Certificate of Good Standing” during the ...

Mariners topple Helena, win Cloninger Classic Mariners topple Helena, win Cloninger Classic

HELENA — The Mission Valley Mariners fought through nail-biting games before silencing the hometown Helena Reps in Sunday’s championship game to win 13th annual Cloninger Classic Legion A baseball tournament in Helena. Although the Reps started the first innings strong, the Mariners tied it up...

Water rights compact dies in committee Water rights compact dies in committee

It was a fast and furious week for the controversial Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, State of Montana and United States  water rights compact.  Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-HD 65, Bozeman, took over House Bill 629 to implement the negotiated water contract when Rep. Dan Salomon, R-HD 12 ab...

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