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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...

 

Hill County WIC Accepting New Clients in Hill and, Surrounding Counties

The Hill County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, administered through the Hill County Health Department, is accepting new clients in Hill and surrounding counties. As the nation’s most successful and cost-effective public health nutrition...

 

SBA Provides Relief to Montana Taverns Following Request From Gianforte and Daines

WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will ensure more Montana taverns have access to federal emergency relief resources amid the COVID-19...

 

MDA Accepting Applications for Montana Agriculture Student Loan Assistance Program

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Montana Agriculture Student Loan Assistance Program. The program was established with the signing of HB 431 during the 2019 legislative session....

 

HHS Awards $110+ Million to Montana Health Providers Following Gianforte's Request

WASHINGTON – Following a request from Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced it will award $30 billion to nearly 320,000 health care providers nationwide, including more than...

 

FWP announces Open Fields enrollment period to add to CRP

It’s time for landowners enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to sign up for the state-sponsored Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters. Open Fields is a voluntary extra incentive offering aimed at further conserving productive gam...

 

Nonresident spring turkey and black bear hunting suspended

Following the extension of Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s directive that out of state travelers must quarantine for 14 days, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks director Martha Williams has suspended nonresident hunting seasons for spring turkey and...

 

What can you do to stop COVID-19 fraud?

Scams related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are rapidly increasing as the public health emergency develops. Scammers are targeting older adults and those with serious long-term health conditions who appear to have a higher risk for...

 

FWP follows up on Open House Meeting regarding Fresno Reservoir Management

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks held a public meeting on March 12 in Havre to address concerns over fisheries management in Fresno Reservoir. Nearly 60 members of the public attended the meeting and voiced their opinions on topics ranging from...

 

Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee Application Deadline Extended

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking applications from growers interested in serving on an Oilseed Advisory Committee. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2020. MDA received a verified petition from 25 Montana growers to...

 

COVID-19 Update - Flu Clinic Hours at Northern Montana Hospital

Havre, Montana – Northern Montana Health Care (NMHC) would like to remind the public that their Flu Clinic will remain open all weekend in order to assist folks who are dealing with flu-like symptoms. It is located on the east side of the NMHC...

 

From the Blaine County Clerk & Recorders Office

With the health of our community in mind, Tammy Williams, Blaine County Clerk & Recorder/Elections Administrator would like to inform people that they may request an absentee ballot for the upcoming School Election on May 5nd and Primary Election on...

 

Fish Wildlife & Parks: Missouri River Breaks Elk Surveys Completed

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists completed their surveys of the Missouri River Breaks elk hunting districts (HD) 621, 622, 631, and 632 in February. Overall, the surveys showed that elk numbers are over the current population objectives...

 

Governor Bullock Announces Closure of Dine-In Food Service and Alcoholic Beverage Businesses, and Other Activities that Pose Enhanced Risks to Curtail Spread of COVID-19

Directive permits food delivery and take-out MONTANA – To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock today announced measures to close dine-in food service and...

 

Family Connections: Public Service Announcement

From: Family Connections Region 5 - Great Falls office: 202 2nd Avenue South 406.761.6010, 800.696.4503, Fax: 406.453.8976 Region 6 - Havre office: 2229 5th Avenue 406.265.6743, 800.640.6743, Fax: 406.265.1312 Service Areas: • Region 5: Glacier,...

 

MyVillage Offers Coronavirus Relief to Child Care Providers, Parents

BOZEMAN, Mont. (March 18, 2020) — A startup founded by two moms on a mission to reimagine child care in America announced today that it has raised emergency grant funding from impact investors to ensure that child care providers in its network can...

 

Fish Wildlife & Parks: Covid-19 Updates

FWP temporarily closes Montana WILD, visitor centers In keeping with social distancing guidelines for COVID-19 to protect public health and safety, Montana WILD will be closed to the public beginning today, March 16, until further notice. In...

 

FWP to close offices to the public in response to COVID-19

• Licenses purchased online will be mailed • Call center active and ready to help To protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close its offices around the state to the public beginning at 5...

 

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