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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 ...
(1st Report, 2 p.m.) The Montana highway patrol says that one person died in an crash in Cascade County on Saturday. According to the MHP, it happened along Old US Highway 191 near Old Ulm Cascade Road between Ulm and Cascade. The crash was reported to the MHP at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday.
That commissioners' letter outlines several allegations including Carlson allegedly providing false information to the public, hosting a tour with a watershed protection group and providing radio interviews without first getting permission from the commission, which is county policy. It also claims that Carlson ...
BILLINGS - U.S. Sen. Steve Daines toured True North steel on Friday morning and touted the impact of the Republican's recent tax-cut plan for Montanans. "This is an important employer in the Billings area. And the good news is, because of what's going on right now in the economy, as we see the tax cuts ...
The conference was titled "The Future of higher education in Montana" and featured an introduction from Montana State University President Waded Cruzado, as well as keynote speaker Bob Nystuen, Montana University System regent, both of whom argued that despite increasing costs, higher education ...
Rebecca Mowry, a wildlife biologist for Montana fish, Wildlife and Parks, said the agency proposes to increase the numbers of beardless Turkey licenses a person can purchase for the fall hunting season in Missoula and Ravalli counties from two to five, after receiving complaints from landowners about too ...
A 22-year-old man died in a vehicle crash in eastern Montana's McCone County early Sunday, the Montana highway patrol said. The crash occurred between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. near Circle on Montana Highway 252, also known as Weldon Road. The man was not wearing a seat belt, which was a factor in ...
Montana's Custer County Attorney Wyatt Glade gave members of the child, Family, Health, and Human Services Committee his interpretation of the state law, arguing the confidentiality law that protects records in cases of people who are being treated for substance abuse does not apply when child abuse ...
The prosecutor's office in Big Horn County, Montana, has announced an "immediate crackdown" on any expectant mothers who use drugs or drink alcohol. County Attorney Gerald "Jay" Harris said his office will seek civil restraining orders against those pregnant women. When there are "provable" ...
"The pattern of growth continued to tilt westward with places like Missoula and Ravalli counties joining the likes of the already high-flying Flathead and Gallatin ... "To the immediate south, Ravalli County has enjoyed faster growth, which led to a rebound in real estate and construction activity," he said.
The prosecutor's office in Big Horn County, Montana, has announced an "immediate crackdown" on any expectant mothers who use drugs or drink alcohol. County Attorney Gerald "Jay" Harris said his office will seek civil restraining orders against those pregnant women. When there are "provable" ...
A recent report from the CDC tries to predict the next HIV outbreak and, to the surprise of nearly all local officials, lists two rural Montana counties. Mineral County and Treasure County are listed and are the only counties listed in a huge span of the west including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and the ...
Murphy is chief of the department's Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Bureau, and he's quite familiar with the two counties in question. Mineral is on the timbered west end of the state with a county seat of Superior. Treasure is in ranching country on the rolling prairie along the Yellowstone ...
"It has been an honor to work in Beaverhead, Jefferson, and Madison counties this past year, the dedication of the staff, jurors, and attorneys is inspiring," Berger ... Judge Berger, a Dillon native, is a graduate of Beaverhead County high school, Carroll College, and the University of Montana school of Law.
Two Polson Post Office workers are charged with using their jobs to traffic methamphetamine into the area. According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Anthony Friscia, 62 and Mary Friscia, 47, worked for the U.S. Postal Service route drivers in Polson. A Lake County deputy was tipped off that the Friscias ...
Riley Black, 27, of Libby works as a nurse at the county health department and runs a restaurant with her husband. ... Between 2000 and 2010, western Montana's rural counties saw a net loss of more than 8,600 young people aged 15 to 29, according to U.S. Census data compiled by researchers at the ...
His body was taken to the Montana State Medical Examiner in Billings for autopsy. The cause of death was confirmed to be hypothermia, and the Sheriff's Office noted that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in his death. This investigation continues and is being handled by the Blaine County ...
They also might think "depressed economy." Lincoln County's unemployment rate in November 2017, not seasonally adjusted, was 8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's the second highest of Montana's 56 counties and about twice the state's rate. Peck knew there was more to Libby, ...
We will have the city of Great Falls election and perhaps a Vaughn sewer and water election as well," explained Rina More, Cascade County Clerk and Recorder. Candidates running for seats in the Montana House of Representatives or the Montana Senate have to go to Helena to file, or file online with the ...
In north-central Montana, most of the counties around Teton County have already established port authorities that have been working quietly for years to encourage economic development with varying rates of success. The city council appointed Patton and four others to the board. While the CAPA has ...


 

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