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  • CHS donates $5,000 to the Blaine County Fair Foundation

    For Immediate Release|Jun 5, 2024

    Through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program, the Blaine County Fair Foundation received $5,000 to update and renovate the bleachers at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. "With the help of the CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant funds, we will provide new and additional bleacher seating at the Blaine County Fairgrounds," says Jon Harmon, board member, Blaine County Fair Foundation. "Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable seating area for community members to watch events at the fairgrounds. We...

  • Island Mountain Development Group Announces the Appointment of Six New Board Members

    For Immediate Release|Apr 17, 2024

    Island Mountain Development Group (IMDG) announce the appointment of six new members to the board of directors. The new board of directors includes William "Billy" Bell (President), Gerald Martin (Vice President), Kathleen Adams (Secretary), Fawn Williamson (Board Member), Alan "Al" Bigby (Board Member), and Frank Doney (Board Member). "It is a great honor and privilege to collaborate with the new IMDG Board of Directors. I am excited to work together as we collectively guide economic growth...

  • Statewide Blewett Wrestling Scholarships Offered

    For Immediate Release|Feb 21, 2024

    For the 18th year in a row Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III, a trial lawyer from the personal injury law firm of Hoyt & Blewett PLLC in Great Falls, Montana, has offered three $1,000 scholarships to the top student/wrestlers around the state of Montana for Classes “AA”, “A”, and “B/C”. The scholarships are awarded to the top wrestler from each school classification who has displayed the best combined qualities of wrestling and academic achievement. Both boys and girls wrestlers are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The award will go to...

  • The Aaniiih Nakoda Community Foundation Strengthens the Fort Belknap Indian Community

    For Immediate Release|Feb 14, 2024

    Aaniiih Nakoda College The Aaniiih Nakoda Community Foundation (ANCF) improves the quality of life for the Aaniiih and Nakoda people through grants and higher education scholarships. The foundation fills gaps in tribal services for the Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC). Historically, the Aaniiih and Nakoda have been communal people. COVID-19 disrupted the community’s traditional way of life by isolating community members. The foundation aims to rebuild and support connections between culture and community. The mission is to serve, s...

  • High-Fidelity Mobile Simulation Lab to Educate ANIIIKODA COLLEGE Medical Students

    For Immediate Release|Jan 24, 2024

    Fort Belknap, Montana - January 17, 2024 - On January 24th, 2024, a team of simulation specialists, with the High Fidelity Mobile Simulation Lab, will be visiting ANIIIKODA COLLEGE in Fort Belknap, Montana, to provide invaluable educational training to medical students. This initiative aims to enhance future healthcare providers' skills and knowledge while minimizing the risk of patient injury. The team of highly trained educators will be conducting a series of multiple trauma scenarios,...

  • Blaine County Community Foundation Awards Grants for Local Initiatives

    For Immediate Release|Dec 6, 2023

    Helena, Mont., November 30, 2023 – The Blaine County Community Foundation (BCCF) announces the issuance of $6,000 in grants, aimed at enhancing the well-being of Blaine County’s communities and residents. The Montana Community Foundation holds the fund on behalf of the BCCF and helps manage the disbursement of annual grants. Grants range from $500 to $2,000. With a population of 6,980 in Blaine County, these funds have a big impact for a small community. “The communities in Blaine County are fortunate to have the annual grants from the Blaine C...

  • BEAR PAW DEVELOPMENT HAS FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

    For Immediate Release- Bear Paw Development|Sep 27, 2023

    HAVRE – Bear Paw Development Corporation recently announced the organization currently has loan funds available to business owners and entrepreneurs in northern Montana interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing enterprise. The funding is from various sources at the state and federal level and is focused on helping small business owners with their capital needs. “Small businesses are the backbone of active Main Streets and healthy communities in our region of northern Montana and Bear Paw Development has been helping fin...

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

    For Immediate Release|Jan 12, 2022

    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 discuss the goals of the levee certification and answer questions from the public. They will also discuss current conditions of the levee system, current DNRC flood mapping efforts and next steps in the process. The meeting will provide a forum where people can learn more about the project and provide i...

  • Five deer shot and left near Cleveland, wardens seeking information

    For Immediate Release|Jan 5, 2022

    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 call concerning a dead deer on the Nick Faber Ranch, two miles southwest of the Cleveland Road and Peoples Creek Road intersection. While speaking with the landowner and upon further investigation, Warden Hussey found five deer, including: one whitetail buck, two whitetail does and two fawns. All t...

  • Columbia Grain International is Launching its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign

    For Immediate Release|Dec 29, 2021

    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 enact real change. No one understands the needs of a community more than its own people, and that is why Columbia Grain International (CGI) is launching its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign, which motivates its teams across the northern tier of the U.S. to join together and volunteer at...

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

    For Immediate Release|Dec 29, 2021

    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 Competition series developed by the Mathematical Association of America. The contest is designed to provide an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes toward analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique p...

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

    For Immediate Release|Dec 15, 2021

    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 Bozeman campus of MSU. “The MSU Plant Breeding program has a long history of developing varieties that allow Montana growers to earn premiums for their crops and we look forward to finding the right candidate to join their team to help share the story of how breeding programs add value,” said Cassidy Marn,...

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

    For Immediate Release|Nov 17, 2021

    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 then later in Phillips County. Bovine TB is a contagious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis and primarily affects cattle. The disease can be transmitted to nearly any mammal, including humans. The Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) is the lead agency for the investigation into...

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

    For Immediate Release|Nov 17, 2021

    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 travel between Zortman and Lodgepole. One died there, the other had to be put down. If you have any information please contact Phillips County Crime Stoppers, all tips are anonymous. 654-1211...

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

    For Immediate Release|Oct 6, 2021

    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 ratings and postings on Montana bridges as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA mandate is in response to changes in the trucking industry over the last decade. Truck manufacturers are building specialized hauling vehicles (SHVs), which are capable of legally carrying heavier loa...

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

    For Immediate Release - Julianne LaSmith|Sep 29, 2021

    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 for a Cure" Tournament and will go towards the Havre Women's Golf Association Assistance Fund. 2021 marks the 16th Annual Golf Tournament that the Havre Women's Golf Association has held, with the exception of 2020. Originally it was created to help our Hi-line community members who suffered from B...

  • Chinook Community Chest Fund Drive

    For Immediate Release|May 5, 2021

    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 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Food Pantry, AAU Wrestling, Youth Baseball/Softball, Youth Soccer, MCT, Swim Team, Chinook Rod and Gun Club, and PAWS. Without area residents’ support, many of these programs would not be available to the youth in the community. Those that participate in these organizations o...

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

    For Immediate Release|Apr 28, 2021

    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 inspect yourself, gear, and pets for ticks. Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials say each tick season is unpredictable. However, each year thousands of people in the U.S. are bitten by ticks and become infected with a tick-borne illness. DPHHS communicable disease...

  • Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Coming to 406 Area Code

    For Immediate Release|Apr 21, 2021

    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 dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline. For 988 to work properly in our area code, and in several other area codes and states around the country, 10-digit local dialing needs to be implemented. What is Changing? All telephone customers may begin dialing 10 digits (area code + telephone number)...

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

    For Immediate Release|Mar 31, 2021

    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, 20201, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The FBI Teen Symposium provides an opportunity for high school students to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the FBI through presentations and demonstrations. Upon completion, students will foster a greater understanding of the FBI’s mission and how we serve our citize...

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

    For Immediate Release|Mar 24, 2021

    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 Department of Agriculture (MDA) on how to invest the funds for research, market development, and education. “Checkoff programs have a long history of improving and expanding markets for growers,” said MDA Director Mike Foster. “Montana’s oilseed production has grown significantly in recent years, and I...

  • What is Ag Day?

    For Immediate Release|Mar 24, 2021

    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 recognize the contributions of agriculture. When Is Ag Day? Ag Day is celebrated on March 23, 2021. National Ag Day falls during National Ag Week. Who Hosts Ag Day? The Agriculture Council of America hosts the campaign on a national level. However, the awareness efforts in communities across America are...

  • Construction Begins on Culvert Replacement Between Chinook and Harlem

    For Immediate Release|Mar 17, 2021

    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 and Harlem. Culvert work will build a strong foundation for the complete reconstruction of the corridor planned within the next five years. Future projects will be more time and cost-efficient, as they will not need to repair or replace culverts during construction. Crews began work on replacing c...

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

    For Immediate Release|Feb 10, 2021

    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 clear that with her long list of achievements that include being a Western Aerospace Scholar, playing multiple sports in high school, and even co-founding her local robotics club, she’s ready for anything,” Daines said. “Congratulations on your offer of appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy a...

  • Grants Awarded to Benefit Blaine County

    For Immediate Release|Jan 27, 2021

    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 Warren Ross in 1997. Financial support for this grant program also comes from the Ross 87 Ranch Endowment Fund, established by Warren Ross as well. The grant money must be used for programs or projects benefiting Blaine County. The applications were reviewed by a committee of Blaine County residents and...

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