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SAFE Banking Act will make Montanans safer

Montanans approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in the 2020 election. I didn’t support the initiative, but I accept the will of the people and am devoted to working within the law to benefit all citizens. Following through has not been easy. Federal law still classifies marijua...

National Book Foundation visits SKC National Book Foundation visits SKC

PABLO — The National Book Foundation visited the Salish Kootenai College last week, connecting authors with audiences and educating attendees on how to map a novel.  Best known as the presenter of the National Book Awards for nearly 75 years, Director of Programs Natalie Green explained that in...

Ag Days events connect kids to local agriculture Ag Days events connect kids to local agriculture

LAKE COUNTY — Fourth graders throughout the county gathered on May 3 and 4 to learn about the area’s biggest industry at Mission Valley Ag Days. Hosted by Northwest Counties Farm Bureau and the Lake County Conservation District with the Western Montana Stockmen’s Association, over 300 st...

Phishing scam affecting senior citizens rises in Montana

News from the Office of the Commissioner HELENA — Commissioner Troy Downing released the following statement regarding a phishing scam affecting senior citizens in Montana: “In the past five days, CSI’s Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) received multiple complaints regarding a ...

Boaters should be prepared for high water this spring

News from MT FWP MONTANA — With the high levels of snow and very warm temperatures this spring, boaters can expect high waters soon. The combination of high water and high expectations can be deadly when conditions are too extreme for safe boating. It can be hard to put safety ahead of adventur...

FWP asks commission to initiate rule-making process on grizzly management FWP asks commission to initiate  rule-making process on grizzly management

News from the MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking for approval from the Fish and Wildlife Commission to move forward with a rule making process on administrative rules that address state management of grizzly bears. The request comes as the Monta...

Hunting permit drawing results now available

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — The drawings for Montana deer and elk permits and for nonresident combination licenses are complete and applicants can find their results online. You can see your results by visiting:, click on MyFWP Login in the upper righthand c...

Tester Bill to boost firefighting capacity passes Senate

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — As part of his continued effort to support emergency services in Montana and keep communities safe, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently passed his bipartisan Fire Grants and Safety Act to reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Prog...

Legislative Notes

You may believe that Montana is debt free following actions by the legislature earlier this year to pay off state debt. It is great that we passed legislation to pay off over $100 million of state bonded debt, but there is another debt obligation rarely discussed but costing us dearly.  Unfortunately...

Boys and Girls Club improves community

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Flathead Reservation held its first Great Futures luncheon since 2019, last week, updating the community on the club, its work, and its impacts.  The clubs have come a long way in the community in the last few years, Executive Director Aric...

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