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Blaine County Enters Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Lewistown, Mont. – With Labor Day weekend on the horizon, North Central Montana continues to see a warming and drying trend. Blaine and Golden Valley Counties will begin Stage 1 fire restrictions on Friday, September 4, 2020 starting at 12:01 a.m....

 

Grants Available to Benefit Blaine County

The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) announces the opening of a grant cycle to benefit communities and residents of Blaine County. Grants will be made from the Blaine County Community Foundation Fund, established at MCF by Warren Ross in...

 

Montana 2020 Census Partners Increase Outreach Efforts to Get an Accurate Count for Montana

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Commerce today detailed some of the increased 2020 Census outreach efforts made possible by statewide partners through funding allocated by Governor Steve Bullock from the Coronavirus Relief Fund. With 41...

 

Stage 1 fire restrictions take effect on all FWP properties in Hill and Roosevelt counties

In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fishing access sites (FASs) and wildlife management areas (WMAs) will be under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Hill and Roosevelt...

 

U.S. Census Bureau Ends Count Early, Under-representing Impacted Communities of Color

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau cut the response period deadline early by an entire month disproportionately affecting the counting of Black, Brown, Indigenous and immigrant communities. The census determines the allocation of...

 

Additional Commodities Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the...

 

Fort Belknap Indian Community, State of Montana Partner on COVID-19 Community Snapshot Testing: Free testing available July 16-17 in Fort Belknap, Hays

To slow the spread of COVID-19, and prevent future outbreaks, Fort Belknap Indian Community is partnering with the State of Montana on a free community snapshot testing event Thursday-Friday, July 16 and 17 at Fort Belknap Agency and Hays. If...

 

Blaine County Library Welcomes Carnegie Libraries Traveling Exhibit

The Blaine County Library is pleased to welcome a traveling exhibit on Montana's Carnegie libraries from July 1-17. The exhibit is part of a year-long celebration of the libraries in connection with...

 

Kourtney Hanson Competing for Miss Montana July 23-25 in Glendive

Kourtney Hanson of Chinook will be competing for the title of Miss Montana 2020 July 23-25 in Glendive at the DCHS auditorium at 7PM nightly. This is rescheduled from June and approved with Covid-19...

 

Lucas Reed receives Appraiser Trainee License.

Independence Bank would like to congratulate our employee, Lucas Reed, for recently completing the required training and testing to receive his Appraiser Trainee License! This is the first step...

 

Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

BILLINGS, Mont., June 30, 2020 — USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming that for the 2021 crop year a Fall Seeded Practice has been added for: 1) Irrigated Alfalfa Forage Seeding...

 

BEAR PAW DEVELOPMENT CREATES NEW $750,000 REVOLVING LOAN FUND: Includes investment of $600,000 by Economic Development Administration

HAVRE – Bear Paw Development Corporation was recently awarded $600,000 in federal funds by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to capitalize a new revolving loan fund that will be available for businesses and prospective entrepreneurs in...

 

Montana State students named to spring semester 2020 honor rolls

BOZEMAN — Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for spring semester 2020. There are two MSU honor roll lists, the President's List and the Dean's List. To be eligible for the lists, students must have earned at least...

 

Triangle Communications Annual Meeting on October 3rd & October 17th

Triangle Telephone Cooperative Association, Inc., doing business as Triangle Communications (Triangle), is planning to hold its 67th Annual Meeting of Members in a new way, with one northern meeting and one southern meeting. The meetings will be...

 

New help available for youth to quit vaping and tobacco use

For Immediate Release Nearly 5 million U.S. teens use tobacco and few widely available and accessible resources designed for teens exist to help them stop. As a tobacco quit-line provider helping thousands of people quit tobacco every year, the...

 

Two bull elk found shot, left to waste in southern Blaine County

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding two bull elk that were found shot and left to waste approximately two and a half miles southwest of...

 

Aaniiih Nakoda College announces first baccalaureate degree program

Fort Belknap Agency, Montana – On February 13, 2020, Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC) received approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the regional accrediting...

 

Reclamation moving quickly to assess damage on the St. Mary Canal

BILLINGS, Montana – At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, a concrete drop structure failed on the Bureau of Reclamation's Milk River Project St. Mary Canal, northwest of the town of Cut...

 

Receive Quality Health Care from the Comfort of Home: Sweet Medical Center offers advanced virtual medical appointments

Sweet Medical Center has launched a new telehealth solution that allows patients to use their smartphone or tablet to receive in-depth medical examinations with a licensed health care provider in the comfort of their home. “Our use of a telehealth...

 

USDA Stockgrowers Press Release

MSGA Shows Support for COOL Resolution HELENA, Mont. (May 13, 2020) - Today, Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines signed onto a resolution to reinstate Country-of-Origin (COOL) labeling for pork and beef. Similarly, Congressman Greg Gianforte sent a...

 

USDA Annouces June 12 Application Cutoff for CSP

BOZEMAN, Mont., May 13, 2020 – The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding this year is June 12, 2020. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps farmers,...

 

Groups Launch Online Voter Portal

MISSOULA, MT - Today, four Montana organizations launched an online portal to encourage voter registration. The Forward Montana Foundation, Montana Women Vote, MontPIRG, and Western Native Voice have a long history of registering eligible Montanans...

 

Montana Food Bank Network

This week, the Montana Glacier Family of Banks (First Security Bank Missoula, Glacier Bank, Western Security Bank, Valley Bank Helena, First Security Bank Bozeman and First Bank of Montana) announced a $35,000 gift to the Montana Food Bank Network...

 

Northern Montana Hospital receives $12,130 in grant funds from the Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants to Fund Life-Saving Technology to Confront Cardiac Threat from COVID-19

Havre, Montana – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust recently announced a 4.7 multimillion-dollar effort to save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the frontline healthcare workers caring for them. The funds received from...

 

Local Student wins Student Excellence Award at MSU-Northern

On April 17, 2020, Montana State University-Northern in Havre, MT, announced the recipients of the Student Excellence Awards, which is the highest honor that a student can receive. One local student...

 

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