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Hardin City Attorney Jordan Knudsen speaks to members of the Montana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights during a panel discussion ... on Civil Rights at Hardin Middle School's auditorium was the second of its kind exploring racism and discrimination in reservation border towns.
The violations include levels of arsenic and radioactive contaminants that exceeded the limits set by Montana multiple times. Despite those excessive levels, the district failed to monitor for those and other contaminants and failed to make the required disclosures to state regulators and the public, the ...

Two cities in Big Sky Country have entered the running for the best Main street in the nation. Can you guess ... However, with 128 other competitors, the historic Montana towns are up against some stiff competition. ... For others, it's the friendliness of those within the town, that makes it the best in the nation.
According to Mark Haggerty of Headwaters Economics in Bozeman, there is a widening gap between the state's cities and rural areas. He compiled a report for the Montana Legislature's Joint Subcommittee on the changing statewide economy and impacts to the long-term viability of Montana's tax structure. job
Steve Bullock entered the fray Thursday over a recent ribbing of Montana by "The Daily Show" by inviting its host, Trevor Noah, to visit the Treasure State. ... The Democratic governor sent a message via Twitter to Noah: "… meanwhile, in the same town and across the state, thousands of students ...
First Place finishers are: Grades K-3 - Maggie Meek (Geyser), Mia Schlabach (Stevensville), Olivia Bauscher (Stevensville); Grades 4-6 - Avrye Smith (Eureka), Makenna Monroe (Stevensville), Lina Sturman (Saint Ignatius); Grades 7-9 - Madelaine Patten (Miles City), Jackson Hall (Eureka), ...

"We have no regulatory authority on this," said Tanya Houston, health officer of the Cascade City-County Health Department. "Because it isn't as cut and dry as one might hope, we turn to the county attorney and the state to help us decide on a situational basis. For an establishment that turns to us and ... woman
A statewide audit of a process local governments use to gather taxes for city districts improvements and boost local economic activity should have no ... out of that as affecting our local governments.,” Kelly Lynch, the Deputy Director and General Counsel of the Montana League of Cities and Towns said. woman
The city only has 10 inches to go by June 30. "We're not closing the book on the season snowfall record yet," said Jim Brusda, lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Great Falls. Oh, and more snow is expected Friday and early next week in northcentral Montana. January and February ... woman
Four years ago, the Montana Legislature's Interim Law and Justice Committee studied a gap in the state's reporting to the national information database that tracks individuals who are prohibited by federal law from buying guns because of criminal convictions or civil court commitments for mental illness that ... woman
Despite the fact that Montana Resources has set off 3,128 blasts in the Continental Pit since 1986, most of Butte rarely feels them. Until this ... An earthquake usually has to register around a 6 magnitude before "there's a good chance," of damage to occur for a town within a 15 mile radius, Stickney said. woman
Both are college towns (Colorado State, like Montana State, is a land-grant university). Both are located in semi-arid valleys near national forests, mountain ranges and along rivers (the Cache La Poudre meanders through the north side of town). Both are the county seat. Both have a history of ag that's ... woman
We'll find out exactly WHAT city when we kick off Montana History at the Heritage tonight (Tuesday.) I'll be up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby this evening to read & share more Montana History. These past couple of weeks, we've been enjoying the book, "Montana High, Wide, and Handsome," ... woman
Anaconda will host an Arbor Day celebration May 11 to commemorate the town being named Montana's Tree City of the Year. ... Cities have to meet a number of requirements to earn the Tree City of the Year title, including having a tree ordinance and a tree board in place, spending $2 per person on urban ... woman
The safest city in Montana, according to the report, is Dillon in Beaverhead County, followed by Columbia Falls near Kalispell, and Laurel near Billings. Among the seven largest cities in Montana (Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, Kalispell, Helena, and Butte), only Great Falls made the top 10 list, ... woman
According to Mark Haggerty of Headwaters Economics in Bozeman, there is a widening gap between the state's cities and rural areas. He compiled a report for the Montana Legislature's Joint Subcommittee on the changing statewide economy and impacts to the long-term viability of Montana's tax structure. woman
The Montana Green Party wants a write-in candidate to challenge one of its members who's running for state Legislature but is being denounced for his derogatory comments on immigrants and former President Barack Obama. House District 85 candidate John Gibney, of Hamilton, doesn't represent the ... woman

The city of Missoula has hired the University of Montana to survey residents ahead of budgeting season, trying to find out which city functions people ... The survey also includes questions about residents' feelings about a local-option sales tax, such as the one used in towns like Whitefish to potentially offset ... woman
Charge Dropped Against Miles City-Area Man in Woman's Death. An eastern Montana judge has dismissed a deliberate homicide charge against a Miles City-area man in the death of his girlfriend while investigators continue to look into his self-defense claim. March 16, 2018, at 6:23 p.m.. Charge Dropped Against Miles ... woman
... as a Service Co., the Rapid City Journal reported . "We just saw that as an opportunity to get in early and establish ourselves as a drone service provider," Plett said. Their Measure franchise covers South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Chief pilot Jeff Rizza is based in Missoula, Montana. woman
Dupuyer's story is a familiar one in Montana and the American West, where rural communities are drying up like so many ghost towns. After gold rushes and logging glory days, the West now faces an increasingly urban and technology-focused future. That shift promises to change the character of the rural ... woman
Seventh grade students in Montana City presented their studies comparing the 2017 fire season in Montana to the Great Fire of 1910 to the public on Wednesday. The middle school students created displays and maps of the more prominent fires of last year such as the Lolo Peak Fire and compared the ... woman
MONTANA CITY – 7th grade students in Montana City presented to the public today their studies comparing the 2017 Fire Season in Montana to the Great Fire of 1910. The middle school students created displays and maps of the more prominent fires of last year such as the Lolo Peak Fire and compared ... woman
A Montana judge has dismissed a domestic violence charge against a 35-year-old Bozeman police officer. Nathanael Gaukler was charged with misdemeanor partner family member assault in August after his then-wife told deputies that he had threatened her during an argument. The Bozeman Daily ... woman
Great Falls broke a 100-year-old daily snowfall record for March 4 Sunday as heavy snow blanketed a large portion of Montana. Seasonal snowfall in the city is now almost 3 feet above normal. As of 5 p.m., 5.1 inches of snow had fallen Sunday in the city, breaking the former daily record of 4 inches for ... woman
The State Land Board approved the most expensive land purchase in the state's history on Feb. 20, the $11.3 million acquisition of almost 17,000 dryland acres 25 miles northwest of Miles City in Rosebud County. The vote approving the purchase was 4-1 with Secretary of State Corey Stapleton the lone ... woman
Freddie Joe Lawrence and Paul Kenneth Jenkins were convicted in the 1994 murder of Montana City barkeeper Donna Meagher on circumstantial evidence, but new ... Now their case is coming to back to Helena's courts to see if they will be released after years of incarceration in the Montana State Prison. woman
In 1994, Donna Meagher was robbed, kidnapped and beaten to death as she was closing up for the night at the Jackson Creek Saloon in Montana City. Now, DNA tests could mean freedom for Paul Jenkins, 63 years old, and Fred Lawrence, 55, the two men who've spent decades behind bars for the ... woman
For decades, coal mined just outside the Montana town of Colstrip has produced power for Western Washington. But now Puget Sound Energy — Washington's largest energy utility and the biggest owner of the coal plant seen here in the distance — wants out. As PSE plans its Colstrip phaseout, a small ... woman
According to a recent research project, if you live in northeast Montana you're already there. ... Of all towns with more than 1,000 residents, Glasgow, home to 3,363 people in the rolling prairie of northeastern Montana, is farthest — about 4.5 hours in any direction — from any metropolitan area of more than ... woman
On February 27, 1943, an explosion caused by a buildup of methane gas trapped 74 coal miners inside the Smith Mine near Bearcreek. It's believed that as many as 30 of the miners were killed by the explosion itself, while the rest died as a result of suffocation and injuries. Only three miners who reported ... woman
Only two cities in Montana have live horse racing. Miles City and Great Falls. Great Falls also hosts the state fair. The River's Edge Trail, obviously. You want to find happy people walking, biking, exercising their dogs or giving their kids fresh air, this is the spot. It is lovely to live along the Missouri River. woman
“Montana markets are pretty small and the Canadian market is small compared to the U.S. market, so that creates challenges,” said Brian Sprenger, who ... A 2015 list of Montana airports where CBP inspection services are normally available includes Great Falls, Bozeman, Kalispell and Cut Bank ports, ... woman
Palmer sued the city of Billings on behalf of his dispensary, Montana Organic Medical Supply, and three of his patients. ... Billings officials revisited marijuana regulation after the 2017 Montana Legislature added laws allowing cities to prohibit dispensaries, which are open only to registered cardholders. woman
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 ... woman
According to a Washington Post analysis of a study by the University of Oxford's Malaria Atlas Project, four of the 10 U.S. cities “where 'nowhere' is home” — meaning small cities farthest away (by travel time) from a metro of more than 75,000 people — are in Kansas. They are: Oakley, Scott City, Holcomb, ... woman
Elrod is one of four candidates for the chancellor position at Montana State University Billings, which has a two-year school under its umbrella with City College. That model is exactly what higher education needs, she said Thursday. “So many of the students in higher ed come through that two-year pathway ... woman
A 29-year-old Minnesota man died in a snowmobile accident near Cooke City, Montana. Park County officials say it appears the ... 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 reports three other ... woman
According to a recent research project, if you live in northeast Montana you're already there. ... Of all towns with more than 1,000 residents, Glasgow, home to 3,363 people in the rolling prairie of northeastern Montana, is farthest — about 4.5 hours in any direction — from any metropolitan area of more than ... woman
For more than 125 years, the MDC had been a major employer in the southwestern Montana town of about 1,300. ... BTAC, aided by the local city and county government plus the county's economic development arm known as the Jefferson Local Development Corporation, opened a communitywide study ... woman
The northeastern Montana town of Glasgow, not far from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, pictured above, is - according to an algorithm - just about as ... Of all towns with more than 1,000 residents, Glasgow, home to 3,363 people in the rolling prairie of northeastern Montana, is farthest - about 4.5 hours in ... woman
The northeastern Montana town of Glasgow, not far from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, pictured above, is – according to an algorithm – just about as far as ... Of all towns with more than 1,000 residents, Glasgow, home to 3,363 people in the rolling prairie of northeastern Montana, is farthest – about 4.5 ... woman
The Hi-Line town of Fort Belknap had an 81-degree temperature change this week. On Tuesday, Fort Belknap was 37 degrees below zero. In the afternoon, it was 45 degrees above zero. The cause, of course, was a chinook wind, the National Weather Service reported. Loma still owns the record for largest ... woman
The temperature in Fort Belknap, Montana, rose 82 degrees from the morning low (minus 37) to the afternoon high (45 degrees). ... The appropriately named town of Chinook, Montana, saw a temperature rise of 40 degrees in one hour and 31 degrees in 15 minutes Tuesday morning as westerly Chinook ... woman
Montana mayor forced to quit volunteer fire department, says he could return ... Being a politician and being a community member,” said Stevensville Town Councilman Ray Smith. ... The question of whether a mayor can also serve as a firefighter is being posed to the Montana Attorney General's Office. woman
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's increased fuel taxes raised $6.2 million for road and bridge projects for cities and counties in its first four months. The Great Falls Tribune reports cities and counties were notified last week of the amounts available to them. They can request the funding beginning March 1. woman
The commissioner said county road crews keep a constant eye on Ascension and repair the parts of the road that pose the greatest risk to drivers. But some big changes could be coming to this road that provides the most direct link between Montana Vista and Horizon City. I'll tell you more about that in my ... woman
(CNN) -- When Bruce McArthur was charged with five counts of murder for allegedly killing several gay men and burying their remains in potted plants around Toronto, many in the city's LGBTQ community were in shock. Members of the community recognized him. Paul Ciantar, 54, said he has seen ... woman
All city vehicles, including police cars, are brought to the city's maintenance shop for routine maintenance and major repairs. Monday afternoon, a ... The vehicles the city buys for the police department are off the state bid, which is open to every vendor throughout the state of Montana. The city then selects ... woman
A federal judge is allowing lawsuits to proceed in state court by two people who claim they were sexually abused in a small southern Montana town by a ... people who claim they were sexually abused as children by a Roman Catholic priest in the small southern town of Absarokee in the 1970s and 1980s. woman


 

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