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The deadly prion-based disease was discovered for the first time in the state last fall in deer herds in eastern Montana along both the southern and northern borders. ... Liberty counties. Of the 400 deer tested during both the regular and special seasons in Carbon County, 10 tested positive for the disease.
Flathead County first hit 100,000 residents last year, after growing by about 10 percent since 2010, according to U.S. census estimates. It's the state's second-fastest growing county, after Gallatin County, home of Montana State University, and one of the fastest-growing rural counties with populations ...
The Montana Highway Patrol says that a person died in a crash in Cascade County on Saturday. According to the MHP, it happened just south of the town limits of Cascade along 1st Street SW (Frontage Road). The crash was reported to the MHP at 6:59 p.m. on Saturday. The name of the victim and ...
The other day I was hiking up a mountain with my dog outside Fall's End, Montana, in search of a cache hidden by doomsday preppers. The sun was out and the ... It takes place in Hope County, Montana, a fictionalized amalgamation of what appears to be all of western Montana. In the game, a ...
Flathead County first hit 100,000 residents last year, after growing by about 10 percent since 2010, according to U.S. census estimates. It's the state's second-fastest growing county, after Gallatin County, home of Montana State University, and one of the fastest-growing rural counties with populations ...

A state representative has approached commissioners in Pondera and Glacier counties about doing a study on taking a chunk of their land to create a 57th county in Montana to hopefully improve governance and self-sufficiency. And to get roads cleared in the winter. Rep. George Kipp III, D-Heart ...
BOZEMAN - A new report details Gallatin County's skyrocketing population growth - but warns that it comes with costs. Headwaters Economics released "Gallatin County's Economy, Growth and Open Space" on Wednesday morning. The report says Gallatin County's population grew three times faster ... Montana
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help in finding a 25-year-old Montana woman who went missing nearly six months ago in November 2017. Danielle Diamond is listed as a missing person on the FBI's website. Danielle is 25-years-old and described as 5'7”, 140 lbs. with brown ... Montana
The Montana Association of County Health Care Trust's renewal rates for the FY 2018-19 actually decreased. Instead of paying a monthly ... Kittson pointed out that unlike many counties, Glacier County does not levy an extra mill levy to pay for the county employees' and elected officials' health coverage. Montana
A hearing before Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Kathy Seeley was continued to April 30 because a lawyer representing the Secretary of State's ... Though Secretary of State Corey Stapleton certified 7,386 signatures from four counties, Democrats argue the Green Party gathered enough valid ... Montana
From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Honor Guards will be posted at the memorial sites near Three Forks where Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore was shot and killed last year (on U.S. Highway 287, just south of the Interstate 90 interchange near the intersection with Koa Road) and where Montana ... Montana
About three dozen officials from the Crow Tribe, Big Horn County, Montana Disaster and Emergency Services and the Bureau of Indian Affairs met in Crow Agency last Wednesday to continue planning for a possible repeat of past major flood events in the Big Horn Valley, as was the case in 1978 and 2011. Montana
A fatal crash has been reported in Glacier County. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 6:16 a.m. on Wednesday. It happened along Highway 2 near mile marker 259. The name of the victim, number of people and vehicles involved, and the level of injuries are unknown at this time. The cause ... Montana
The first part of the funding was awarded in February, with $107,000 going to Billings Clinic to implement a suicide detection and prevention program in 11 eastern Montana emergency departments. The other grants were distributed to county health departments, schools and other organizations in Montana ... Montana
As the flatland flooding around northcentral Montana begins to recede, counties, road departments and ag producers are assessing the toll. At this point .... "We're basically a month behind where we'd expect to be at this time of year," said Tyler Lane, MSU extension agent for Chouteau County. "If we don't ... Montana
George Kipp III, a Democrat from Heart Butte, plans to ask Glacier and Pondera counties to chip in for a feasibility study that will look at the costs of creating and running Montana's 57th county. He also hopes to involve the University of Montana, or perhaps the Blackfeet Community College, in preparing the ... Montana

Flooding continues across north-central Montana as Flood Warnings remain in effect for several counties. As of right now, areas of Blaine, Hill, Liberty, Toole, Phillips, and Valley counties are under warning. The National Weather Service reported that the Milk River and Big Sandy Creek are still above the ... Montana
Yellowstone County would spend about $70,000 to print ballots that include a Green Party primary between Steve Kelly, who has a longtime association with the party and in the past has served as its treasurer, and Tim Adams, who was on the state Republican Party's payroll from October 2013 ...
I saw this firsthand as we have worked with Missoula County and Five Valleys Land Trust on voluntary conservation easements to protect over 300 acres of open agricultural land on our guest ranch in Woodworth Meadows. Jean was a big supporter in helping us towards protecting these working ...
The Ravalli County 911 Dispatch Center is excited to announce they've acquired new office equipment to help dispatchers better manage emergency calls. Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said that they've expanded their console stations from four to six positions. The desks are also designed to ...
Shouldn't Cascade County election candidates be posted online, much like the Montana Secretary of State's office has set up? I find that to be an easy and convenient way to see who's running, and I find some of the information interesting. Gallatin County was another website I saw, complete with election ...
Eight counties in Montana have taken the step to protect the health of their residents by including e-cigarettes in their local Clean Indoor Air Act protocol. ... “Even if your county has not included e-cigarettes in the local Clean Indoor Air Act Protocol, local businesses and multi-unit housing facilities are legally ...
However, 23 percent of adults in Missoula County are obese, 18 percent smoke tobacco and 15 percent of children here live in poverty. A total of 19 percent of Missoula County adults report severe housing problems, including at least one of the four problems: overcrowding, high housing costs, lack of ...
Gallatin remains one of Montana's healthiest counties, but ranks high for excessive drinking. By Katheryn Houghton Chronicle Staff Writer ... Folks in Gallatin County tend to be healthier and live longer than other Montana populations, according to a new report. But the area's habits place Gallatin ahead in ...
Comparing Madison and Roosevelt counties reveals some of what the report calls meaningful gaps that explain the disparities in their rankings. The estimated population of Madison County, as of 2016, is 7,924, and 11,305 in Roosevelt County, according to the Montana Association of Counties.
Roger Martin, a meteorologist with the NWS in Great Falls, told NBC Montana the agency has been getting reports of melted snow running off mountains into fields leading to flooding of nearby streets. The advisory showed water was covering Churchill Road in Manhattan Monday morning. If you see water on the roadway, ...
MISSOULA - With candidate filing deadlines Monday, the race is on for local and statewide races. One key Missoula County race is bringing some familiar faces to the forefront. Former Missoula County Undersheriff Josh Clark filed to run for sheriff again, after losing to current sheriff T.J. McDermott in 2014.
A financially struggling western Montana county that is 82 percent U.S. Forest Service land is sending the government a $445,000 tax bill. Mineral County officials wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue saying the government has failed its obligation to the county where it manages 1,000 square miles (2,600 square ...
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A search effort for missing Montana skier will intensify this weekend with additional crews joining the effort in the backcountry near Whitefish Mountain Resort. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the 25-person search party was expected to double on Saturday with the ...
Seeley Lake is in Missoula County, which had several large wildfires that lasted from the end of July through mid-September — weeks longer than usual — and led to the worst ... For people who live in Missoula and Powell counties, that number more than doubled in 2017, compared the year before.
BILLINGS, Mont. — A 29-year-old Minnesota man died in a snowmobile accident north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. Park County officials say it appears the man was riding alone on the side of a hill above a creek near Cooke City before losing control of his sled. KULR-TV reported that three ...
On Feb. 24, 1905, a brand new newspaper in a soon-to-be brand new county in western Montana published its first edition. Publisher J. T. Spencer proudly predicted, “We expect to see Sanders County one of the most prosperous counties in the state,” citing its many resources. “We have a large agricultural ...
Last month, a Montana prosecutor made a major move to criminalize pregnant women. Big Horn County Attorney Gerald “Jay” Harris announced he would issue civil restraining orders against pregnant women who use drugs or alcohol. Under these court orders, pregnant women can be monitored for such ...
A 29-year-old Minnesota man is dead after a snowmobile accident north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. Park County Sheriff's officials received a call of a possible avalanche burial Thursday afternoon near Cooke City. Members of the department's Search And Rescue (SAR) team responded to ...
In the latest phase of a consumer-protection lawsuit his office filed last December against Purdue, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox sought this week a district court order that would stop the company from allegedly deceptive and unlawful marketing by the maker of the OxyContin opioid. Camden County's ...
Wadena County (Minnesota) Farm Bureau President Craig Neil and Vice President Brian Roth love bird hunting in Dawson County (Montana) and enjoy the community. During a visit with ranchers in the Dawson/Wibaux County Farm Bureau, they heard about the record-breaking drought taking place in ...
The Missoulian reports that the nonprofit Five Valleys Land Trust in Missoula recently won approval from the Missoula County Board of Commissioners to use $295,000 of taxpayer-funded money, along with $569,000 worth of federal funding and cash contributions from the landowner for the easement.
Musselshell County doesn't actually appear in the economists' scholarly paper. The mention in the Washington Post's WonkBlog article was instead pulled from the study's data itself, which also indicated that residents of Big Horn, Hill and Richland counties in Montana, on average, don't much care for ...
He reports there have been 50 calls for road assistance in Flathead County since 4 p.m. Saturday. The alert says most of the roads are down to one lane with less than 50 feet of visibility. Earlier in the day, the Columbia Falls Police Department requested its own emergency travel only order. Closer to Missoula, the Montana ...
The Sheriff's Office reports that many roads in the county are down to one lane, with less than 50 feet of visibility. Additionally, law enforcement received 50 calls for road assistance in a five hour period on Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of western Montana ...
Timothy R. Sommers, Jr. of Bozeman has been identified as the man who died in a rollover crash in Fergus County on Thursday. Fergus County Coroner Dick Brown said in a press release that at about 5:46 a.m., Central Montana Dispatch received a call of a rollover crash that happened near 7000 Tyler ...
CHURCHVILLE - The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing teenager, according to a press release. The teen, 13-year-old Montana Peters, was last seen Sunday at a family member's home in Churchville. The teen is described as being 5 feet, 4 inches tall, ...
The Montana Association of Counties is holding its midwinter conference this week in Billings, and Flathead County Commissioner Pam Holmquist hoped to learn why MACO's gas-tax revenue estimates were so much higher than the actual allocations, Prunty said. “While we don't want to look a gift horse in ...
The Montana Department of Transportation reports all roads currently closed along the northern Rocky Mountain Front will remain that way until at least Wednesday morning. Glacier County in north-central Montana became impassible as high winds picked up on Tuesday and even though the plows were ...
BILLINGS - The proposed $50 billion for rural areas in President Trump's infrastructure plan might not work for the Treasure State, according to county leaders in Montana. That topic was part of a much bigger discussion at the three-day Montana Association of Counties Conference in Billings.
The Rule strengthens the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) within Yellowstone County to help protect the public from secondhand smoke and from the ... Six other counties in Montana – Carbon, Granite, Lewis and Clark, Powell, Saunders and Wibaux counties – have also prohibited indoor use of ...
The 4,500 people of Musselshell County, Montana, collectively buy the least healthy groceries of any county in the United States. Their baskets are loaded with fat ... Among the healthiest counties: New York County, New York, Pitkin County, Colorado, and Iroquois County, Illinois. Among the least healthy: ...
City Court Judge Glen Granger started the program a few weeks ago after working out details with county officials, including Chief Executive Dave Palmer, Budget Director Danette Gleason, ... Misdemeanors resulting from citations by the Montana Highway Patrol in the county typically go to Justice Court.
“Montana law has very few regulations when it comes to home schooling,” said Erin Lipkind, Missoula County superintendent. “There are three things my office can require. First, notification of their intent to home-school. This is not registration; they don't register with my office. The second thing I can require ...


 

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