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 By Press Release    News    January 19, 2022 

Tilleman Equipment is the newest dealer to be awarded the Fendt tractor line

Tilleman Equipment in Havre MT is the newest dealer to be awarded the Fendt tractor line. (the "d" is silent; rhymes with tent) Fendts have long been a staple on grain and livestock farms in Europe. O...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 12, 2022

Montana Association of Clerk & Recorders $1000 Scholarship Forms Available

The Montana Association for Clerks and Recorders is again sponsoring a $1000 scholarship for a graduating senior who will be attending an in-state college or university. The last day of acceptance of the application is March 11, 2022. Application...

 
 By Press Release    News    December 8, 2021

Louise Doney Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Louise Doney of Harlem, Montana, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Doney was initiated at University of Montana. Doney is among...

 
 By Press Release    News    December 8, 2021

Northeast Montana Havre check station results for the 2021 Season

The final results are in from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2021 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weekends from Oct. 9 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 28 (the end of the deer/elk...

 

TERRY AND PATT PAYNE MAKE SIX-FIGURE GIFT TO BENEFIT BUILDING HOPE FOR MONTANA FAMILIES…A CAMPAIGN FOR SHODAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Shodair Children’s Hospital received a $500,000 gift from Terry and Patt Payne to support the recently launched Building Hope for Montana Families… A Campaign for Shodair Children’s Hospital. “We are so grateful to Terry and Patt for their...

 

Help With Heating

Cold weather is coming and heating bills can pile up fast. Are you or someone you know worried about how to pay those bills? Energy Share of Montana is a private, nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to help Montanans facing energy...

 

Great American Smokeout: You can quit Vaping or Smoking

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives – not just for a day,...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 20, 2021

Is your young hunter ready to be an apprentice? If so, get them signed up now!

Helena--Since 2015, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has allowed children as young as 10 to hunt with a mentor for two seasons without completing Hunter Education. The decision of whether the child is ready to be an Apprentice Hunter is left up to the...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 13, 2021

BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS CONFIRMED IN MONTANA HERD

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed in a Montana beef herd for the first time in decades. The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) confirmed TB in a Blaine County herd following detection of the disease in a cow at slaughter. The infected...

 

Investigations lead to charges for unlawfully killed bull elk and bull moose in north-central Montana

Two Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks law enforcement cases from the fall of 2020 were completed, including an unlawfully killed bull elk in Blaine County, and a bull moose in Phillips County. Lucas Sterling, 42, of Columbia Falls, plead guilty to...

 

MAIL BALLOT VOTING FOR CHINOOK CITY AND HARLEM CITY ELECTION

The election for council members and mayor in the City of Chinook and City of Harlem will be voting by mail ballot. This type of election allows the voter the convenience of voting at home and simply returning the ballot by mail or delivering it to...

 

Grants Available to Benefit Blaine County

August 24, 2021 – The Montana Community Foundation (MCF) announces a grant cycle to benefit communities and residents of Blaine County. Grants will be made from the Blaine County Community Foundation Fund, established at the Montana Community...

 

Reminder in the Field this Hunting Season: Be a Good Steward of the Land

Every hunting season, there are reports of vandalizing of Block Management Area (BMA) boxes, hunters driving off road, trespassing, hunters being shot over, littering, livestock being shot, and more. With upland bird and mourning dove seasons beginni...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 25, 2021

Hunter education classes offered in Harlem and Box Elder

HARLEM/BOX ELDER- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for Harlem and Box Elder. All hunter education classes are free of charge. • Harlem- starting Aug. 23, 5 p.m. at the ECNA Church • Box Elder-starting...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 4, 2021

Public Comment Sought on Fresno Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan A public open house will be held in Havre on Aug. 16

The process of developing the first Fresno Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan is nearing completion, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a draft plan developed by FWP and a 9-member Advisory Committee. Comments will be...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 4, 2021

Montana Hay Hotline Available for Producers Affected by Drought Producers can list hay for sale or donation using Montana Hay Hotline

As severe drought conditions and wildfires persist across the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding agricultural producers of the availability of the Hay Hotline, an online tool that connects those interested in buying, selling,...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 7, 2021

Governor Gianforte Ends State of Emergency in Montana

Governor Greg Gianforte today ended the state of emergency in Montana he declared in January 2021 to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. “Months ago, the light at the end of the tunnel was distant and dim. As we’ve worked together to...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 7, 2021

Gov. Gianforte Calls on USDA to Declare Montana a Drought Disaster Area

With every region of Montana facing severe to extreme drought conditions, Governor Greg Gianforte today called on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to identify all counties in Montana as primary natural disaster areas. “As we continue to...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 30, 2021

Fort Peck Reservoir water levels are down…what does this mean for the fishery?

FORT PECK – Anglers and boaters recreating on Fort Peck Reservoir this year have noticed that water levels are lower than they have been the last several years. More shoreline is exposed, boat ramps are longer (all ramps are currently usable), and...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 30, 2021

Montana's Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% in May

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s unemployment rate declined again, falling to 3.6% in May, down from 4.0% in January and down from 9.1% one year ago. The unemployment rate for the U.S. was 5.8% for the month of May. “Montanans who were sidelined durin...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 26, 2021

Montana Farmers Encouraged to Participate in Wheat & Barley Varieties Survey

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding producers to participate in the upcoming Wheat and Barley Varieties Survey conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 26, 2021

Former Chinook Residents Gift $100,000 to Northern

Montana State University-Northern shares that Mrs. Hazel Gearheart, of Kennewick, WA, has gifted the University $100,000. Gearheart, a former resident of Chinook, has designated the funds be used to...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 19, 2021

HAVRE ELKS LODGE AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS

Havre Elks Lodge #1201 recently awarded six scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. Lodge Scholarship Chairman Bob Nieuwenhuyse announced that recipients of this year's local Elks Most...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 19, 2021

Legislature Expanded Education Opportunities for All Montana Families

Education has been one of the most disrupted sectors by COVID-19. The ripple effects of school closures and remote learning have further put pressure on families and our economy. The Legislature responded by giving more flexibility to students,...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 28, 2021

MSU Extension offers certification program to boost remote work in rural areas

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will soon offer a program to help rural Montana residents gain skills needed to work from home as a remote employee, freelancer or entrepreneur. “This educational program will help people living in...

 

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