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Enter drawing in junior duck stamp contest

News from the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge “As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature” (John James Audubon - Ornithological Biography, 1831). Montanans, help your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, students learn about the fantastic nature of big sky count...

St. Ignatius ice cream store to open

ST. IGNATIUS – A pair of young St. Ignatius dairy farmers intend open a locally-sourced, Montana-made ice cream store by summer.  “Hopefully by Memorial Day there will be freshly churned, small-batch, locally-flavored ice creams in St. Ignatius,” owner Laura Ginsberg said. “Ou...

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...

Humanities programs available

News from Humanities Montana MISSOULA — Humanities Montana is now accepting online applications for 2015 Hometown Humanities The deadline for applications is Feb. 27, 2015. Any Montana community with a population under 20,000 is eligible to apply. Previous Hometown Humanities locations include Miles...

Stockgrowers donate hamburger Stockgrowers donate hamburger

When the Montana Foodbank Network backed up to the dock at White’s Wholesale Meats on Jan. 14, Kyle Middlemist, director of the Western Montana Stockgrowers Association, and Jack Stivers, secretary for the WMSA, were ready to help load hamburger.  To help stretch budgets and fill stomachs with ...

Homeless sought for annual survey

News from  United Way WESTERN MONTANA — Social service agencies throughout Northwest Montana are gearing up for the annual Montana Homeless Survey, which will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 29.  People who consider themselves homeless or at risk of being homeless may fill out a surve...

2015 Montana State Water Plan released

HELENA – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently released the 2015 Montana State Water Plan. The result of an 18-month-long planning and public involvement process, the plan contains 68 recommendations to guide state water policy and management from the present into the...

Resource book available

News from the United Way The 2015 edition of the Answer Book, a comprehensive guide to services in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders Counties, is now available through the United Way. Copies are available at the United Way office at the Gateway Community Center in Kalispell in the former Gateway West Ma...

Minimum wage increases

News from Montana Department of Labor and Industry HELENA — On Jan. 1, Montana’s minimum wage increased 15 cents, from $7.90 per hour to $8.05 per hour. In 2014 an estimated 12,850 Montana workers, or 2.9 percent of the workforce, received hourly wages less than $8.05 per hour and are likely t...

State revenue report released

News from the Montana Department of Revenue HELENA – The Montana Department of Revenue announced the release of its Biennial Report on Friday. The 385-page publication provides detailed information on taxes administered by the department and tax collections for the biennium between July 1, 2012, and...

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