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Blaine County to host informational public open house on the Chinook West Levee

CHINOOK – Blaine County is working on the certification of the Chinook Flood Control Levee and is seeking public input on the project. Staff from Blaine County and WWC Engineering will host a public meeting on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, to...

 

Five deer shot and left near Cleveland, wardens seeking information

CLEVELAND – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding five white-tailed deer that were shot and left near Cleveland, 30 miles south of Chinook. On December 29, Game Warden Haden Hussey received a...

 

Columbia Grain International is Launching its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign

This year has been challenging for everyone in the agriculture industry. From drought to fire to rampant supply chain disruption, 2021 has shown us that it is important, now more than ever, to find meaningful ways to support our local communities to...

 

MSU to host free Jan. 20 online mathematics competition for middle school students

BOZEMAN — Middle school students from across the state of Montana are invited to register for a free online mathematics contest set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. The American Mathematics Competition 8 contest is part of the American Mathematics...

 

Montana Ag Partners Recruit for Communications Specialist to Promote Crop Varieties and Educate on Best Practices

Great Falls, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA), Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC), and Montana State University (MSU) have partnered to fund a Crop Variety Promotions and Education Specialist position located on the...

 

FWP working with the Department of Livestock following the detection of bovine tuberculosis in Blaine County

To assist in monitoring bovine tuberculosis, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking to deer hunters in Blaine and Phillips counties for help. In September, bovine tuberculosis (bTB) was discovered in a herd of cattle in northern Blaine County and...

 

HORSES SHOT ON STAGE ROAD CONTACT PHILLIPS CO. CRIME STOPPERS WITH INFO

Sometime between the evening of Sunday Nov. 7th and the morning of Monday Nov. 8th two horses were shot along the Stage Road south of the bridge on Big Warm Creek. This road is commonly used to...

 

Montana Department of Transportation issues new load postings for the White Bear Creek Bridge in Blaine County

Fort Belknap, Mont. –– The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) recently issued new load postings for the White Bear Creek Bridge on MT 66 in Fort Belknap, in Blaine County. The postings are part of a multi-year effort to update load...

 

Havre Women's Golf Association Presents Cash Award to Northern Montana Health Care Foundation

Havre, Montana –The Havre Women's Golf Association (HWGA) recently awarded the Northern Montana Health Care Foundation with a check for $48,900. This was the total proceeds from their 2021 "Golfing...

 

Chinook Community Chest Fund Drive

This year’s Community Chest Fund Drive in Chinook will take place Wednesday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of Community Chest is to alleviate each organization from going door-to-door soliciting donations. The drive provides local funding for Bo...

 

DPHHS Offers Prevention Tips to Avoid Tick Bites this Spring and Summer

As Montanans look to enjoy the outdoors this spring and summer, state and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and related illnesses: Limit exposure to ticks, use insect repellent, and...

 

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Coming to 406 Area Code

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Until then, customers must continue to...

 

Wanted by the FBI: Applicants for the Salt Lake City Virtual Teen Symposium

The Salt Lake City FBI invites all interested high school juniors and seniors, 16-18 years of age, in Utah, Idaho, and Montana to apply to the FBI’s Teen Symposium. Classes will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22, 2021 and Friday, April 23, 20...

 

Oilseed Crop Checkoff Proposed to Montana Growers Ballots due to Montana Department of Agriculture by April 16th

Montana oilseed growers will soon receive a ballot in the mail proposing a 0.5% checkoff for canola, camelina, flaxseed, mustard, safflower, soybeans, and sunflower crops. If passed, the Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee will advise the Montana Depa...

 

What is Ag Day?

What Is Ag Day? It's a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to...

 

Construction Begins on Culvert Replacement Between Chinook and Harlem

Harlem, MT – Warmer weather means construction crews are back out on Montana roads, upgrading your route! The Chinook to Harlem Culverts project will repair or replace over 20 deteriorating culverts along a 24 mile stretch of US 2 between Chinook...

 

Daines Announces Harlem, Montana's Alaynee Hawley Offer of Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Alaynee Hawley of Harlem, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. “Alaynee is an incredible young Montanan with a bright future ahead of her. It’s...

 

Grants Awarded to Benefit Blaine County

The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) announces the grantees of the Blaine County Community Foundation Fund benefiting the communities and residents of Blaine County. The Blaine County Community Foundation Fund was established at MCF by...

 

MMIP Taskforce SB 4 Passes Montana Senate

Western Native Voice is proud to announce that Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Senator, Jason Small, has passed the Montana Senate on a vote of 43-7. Senate Bill 4 would extend the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce for another two years....

 

MSU Extension cropping seminars slated for January 6, 2021 in Golden Triangle

Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar series January 6, 2021 in Fort Benton, Denton, Havre, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Conrad, Choteau, and Great Falls. Speakers will cover grasshopper control, antagonistic...

 

Fort Belknap Indian Community Congratulates Deb Haaland

The Fort Belknap Indian Community congratulates U.S. House of Representative Deb Haaland on her appointment as the Secretary of the Interior. It is a breath of fresh air for Indian Country and we are sure it instills confidence in tribes who...

 

MSU Extension cropping seminars slated for January 6, 2021 in Golden Triangle

Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar series January 6, 2021 in Fort Benton, Denton, Havre, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Conrad, Choteau, and Great Falls. Speakers will cover grasshopper control, antagonistic...

 

Reach Higher Montana Launches Annual Reach Higher Montana Scholarship

Helena - Do you know a student who could use $1,000 to help pay for their education? The Reach Higher Montana Scholarship program opens on December 1, 2020, at www.ReachHigherMontana.org. This year, the Montana-based nonprofit organization will...

 

MDT and Schellinger Construction cease Lohman E/W work for winter shutdown

Chinook, MT: Work on US 2 between Havre and Chinook is substantially complete as of this week. Crews have finished paving the highway mainline, and have placed interim pavement markings, delineation, and guardrail for the project. Some permanent...

 

Jeff Finley Participates in MSU-Northern "Deck the Hall" Competition

The MSU-Northern Foundation has launched its first-ever Deck the Halls Competition and Fundraiser! Thirteen houses are competing for who has the best holiday light display. Jeff Finley, owner of...

 

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