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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...

Regulations, fuel prices impact farm markets

MISSOULA – High cattle prices have boosted the Montana economy, but forecasting what 2015 will bring for farmers and ranchers is difficult, according to Montana State University Professor George Haynes.  Aside from beef prices, other factors may impact the bottom line of producers including low...

Energy prices could lead to boon in tourism, problems for others Energy prices could lead to boon in tourism, problems for others

MISSOULA – Lake County is one of 16 counties in Montana that does not produce conventional energy resources – coal, natural gas or oil — but that doesn’t mean plummeting gas prices won’t have some impact locally.  Economists and experts gathered at the University of Mont...

Wrestling Wrestling

Rocky Mountain Classic MISSOULA – The Chiefs and the Pirates competed at the Rocky Mountain Classic Friday and Saturday facing teams from Lewiston to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Out of the 34 teams with qualifying team scores, Ronan fared the best, placing 25th with a team score of 47.5. Po...

Theatrical Treats Theatrical Treats

Two teams of Missoula Children’s Theatre actors pulled into two different schools last week in red trucks full of costumes and stage props to give children in all grade levels a chance to perform on the stage.  “Many schools don’t have theater programs,” tour director Nick Car...

Counselor pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

MISSOULA — A Ronan-based counselor who defrauded Medicaid of more than $40,000 has pleaded guilty to federal charges alleging that he submitted fraudulent claims for counseling public school children whom he had never met.  Stanley Fleming, a 56-year-old Licensed Clinical Profession Counselor, ...

Little decided at negotiating session Little decided at negotiating session

MISSOULA – Tribal officials said they will have to mull over changes proposed Oct. 27 by the State of Montana to a draft version of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact.  The tribal negotiating team’s initial reaction to the document was that state and tribal officials weren...

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