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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...

 

MSGA Pulls Off a Successful Virtual Annual Convention & Trade Show

HELENA, Mont. (November 19, 2020) – The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) wrapped up its first-ever Virtual Annual Convention & Trade Show on Wednesday, November 18. This one-of-a-kind event provided over 200 attendees the chance to gather fo...

 

Grasshopper Infestation Information Session

MSU Blaine County Extension will be teaming up with USDA/APHIS to present a Grasshopper informational webinar and question and answer session with Gary D. Adams, State Plant Health Director, Montana APHIS on Wednesday, December 9th beginning at 5:00...

 

2021 ServeMontana Recognition Open for Nominations - Award honors community members committed to service and volunteerism

The Governor’s Office of Community Service announced today they are accepting nominations for the annual ServeMontana Awards. This award recognizes Montanan citizens who demonstrate a commitment to helping others and serving their communities. The...

 

Hunter check stations, CWD sampling stations ready for general season

GLASGOW, HAVRE – Hunter check stations began operation across Montana last weekend and continue through the general rifle season with a few changes in protocol related to COVID -19 safety. The only continuous hunter check station in Region 6...

 

Region 6 Havre check station results after opening weekend of general hunting season

HAVRE – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Havre hunter check station was active over the weekend of general deer and elk opener (Oct. 24-25), with the number of hunters checked a little below average. This was the third weekend that the check...

 

ENGEBRETSON PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT/BRANCH MANAGER

HAVRE – Kaare Engebretson has recently been promoted to Vice President/Branch Manager for Stockman Bank Havre. His responsibilities include overseeing bank operations and focusing on expanding all...

 

Town Pump fundraiser helping food banks serve in crisis

With demand for food bank services surging in Montana during the pandemic, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation is matching $750,000 in contributions during its 19th annual fundraising campaign for food banks across Montana, including the Chinook...

 

Blaine County Health - Mask Up

The Blaine County Health Department and the Blaine County Incident Command is providing this as an educational reminder regarding the wearing of face masks. With the rising numbers in Blaine County, we are reaching out to our partners across the...

 

Montana Election Administrators are Committed to Safe and Secure Elections

We serve voters by ensuring their qualifications are valid, their information is accurate, and that they have equitable, unobstructed access to voting. We protect the integrity of the election by ensuring that every valid ballot that is timely...

 

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