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Governor Bullock announces Montana minimum wage increase

News from the Governor’s Office MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.30 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2018. “People who work full time for a living shouldn’t be living in poverty. This modest increase in ...

Briefs for Oct. 4, 2017

OPI to offer new online mental health, suicide prevention resources for teachers News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction  HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction’s Teacher Learning Hub will now offer Montana teachers a program called “At-Risk: Mental Health and Sui...

Montana Shakespeare in the Schools to tour ‘Twelfth Night’ Montana Shakespeare in the Schools to tour ‘Twelfth Night’

News from Montana State University BOZEMAN – Montana Shakespeare in the Schools enters its 25th season in 2017 with a tour of “Twelfth Night” to regional middle and high schools. Several public performances will also be offered. MSIS will perform the comedy to nearly 12,000 students...

Incashola formally recognized as ‘heritage keeper’

News from the Montana Historical Society The Montana Historical Society has announced the honorees of major recognition by the Board of Trustees, presented each year at the Montana History Conference. The Montana Heritage Keepers and Heritage Guardian Awards are bestowed by the Montana Historical Societ...

Drift racing debuts in Mission Valley Drift racing debuts in Mission Valley

PABLO – The vooorrrr, vooorrrr, vooorrrr sound of souped-up race cars carried across the old Plum Creek mill log yard on Saturday and Sunday as racing enthusiasts gathered for the inaugural Montana Drift Bash. More than 20 drivers from around Montana, Idaho and Washington showcased their drifting sk...

Community collaboration brings mosaics to park Community collaboration brings mosaics to park

A tile mosaic project that involved more than 100 students was presented to the public on Sunday. The mural was a graduate-level University of Montana project for Cameron Decker, chair of the fine arts department at Salish Kootenai College.  Polson High School art teacher Matt Holmes, a licensed t...

A meditation in nature: how one man captures the moment A meditation in nature: how one man captures the moment

ST. IGNATIUS – Eugene Beckes sits among dense foliage in the morning hours holding his camera, waiting, sometimes for hours, for the moment when a wild bird lands in just the right spot so he can capture its image. “It doesn’t always work out,” he said. Sometimes a tree limb will b...

Sports Shorts for Sept. 27, 2017 Sports Shorts for Sept. 27, 2017

Rodeo POLSON – High school cowboys and cowgirls from across Montana gathered in Polson Sept. 16, for a one day, two rodeo event. Held at the Polson Fairground, the event was put on by the Mission Valley High School Rodeo Team. Local events included bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, breakawa...

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Flathead Lake State Park

News from Montana State Parks  HELENA – Montana State Parks ( invites the public to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) events held at participating state parks on Saturday, Sept. 30. National Public Lands Day is the largest annual volunteer event occurring in...

Statewide seniors bowling tournament will be held in Ronan

News from Lucky Strike Lanes RONAN – The Montana State Seniors Bowling Tournament will be held Sept. 30 – Oct. 22 at Lucky Strike Lanes. Bowlers ages 50 and older will be competing in the handicap tournament in five age divisions for both men and women. The winner in each division will ea...

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