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Schillinger to run for Montana Senate

Recently, Circle resident Jerry Schillinger filed for the Republican nomination to Montana Senate District 19. District 19 encompasses Garfield, McCone, Prairie, Carter, Fallon and most of Custer and...

 

Governor Bullock protects net neutrality in Montana

MONTANA – On Monday, Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order to protect net neutrality in Montana by requiring that successful recipients of state contracts adhere to internet neutrality...

 

That time Montana hit 70 below ... and maybe colder

Snow had been falling almost continuously for a week, and it was very cold. The temperature had only risen to minus 18 degrees. Finally, late in the day, the snow and wind stopped, skies cleared...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to honor inductees at Induction Ceremony & Western Heritage Gathering Feb. 3

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) extends an invitation to all to attend the Annual MCHF Induction Ceremony & Western Heritage Gathering, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls....

 

Time to explore Red Rock Lakes and the Centennial Valley

From a cluster of old buildings just off Interstate 15 at Monida Pass, a dirt road winds its way through dry, windswept hills before easing down into southwest Montana's high and remote Centennial...

 

Montana firefighters headed to California

HELENA, MONT. - Fifty-four Montana wildland firefighters and 16 wildland engines are headed to California to assist in firefighting efforts. The state of Montana received a request from the California Office of Emergency Services Tuesday afternoon to...

 

Numbers, satisfaction strong at season's last check stations

Hunters visiting FWP Region 7 wrapped up their 2017 big game season on November 26, with all check stations reporting good weather, respectable harvest rates and ample opportunities to harvest game. With minor variations in weather over the weeks, th...

 

Mid-Rivers contributes $7,700 to local school technology funds

Mid-Rivers Communications has announced the contribution of $7,700 to twenty-four local schools and school districts through their Cash for Computers program. The money will be used by the schools to purchase computers and other technology needed...

 

Medicare phone scams

The Montana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program has received a report of an apparent telephone scam in Montana that spoofed the Area IV Office on Aging’s number. Spoofing is where phone scammers use software to mask their real identities by...

 

Montana Christmas tree makes it to D.C.

This year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree hails from the Kootenai National Forest, near Yaak, Montana. As the senior member of Montana's congressional delegation, Senator Jon Tester has the honor of...

 

USDA offers assistance to protect wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands

Bozeman, MT—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, USDA’s...

 

Shumate announced as new parks administrator

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has selected Beth R. Shumate as the new state parks administrator. Shumate has served as manager of Hell Creek State Park and most recently as FWP's state trails...

 

The Bitterroot River runs through Montana history

Department of Geography Though its length is short in comparison to other major Montana rivers, the landscape the Bitterroot River flows through is long in beauty and historical significance....

 

Second deer found suspect for CWD

A second mule deer buck from hunting district 510 was found to be suspect for chronic wasting disease. This buck was harvested about 3 miles south of Belfry. A second sample from the buck is being tested by the lab at Colorado State University, with...

 

MSU Extension offers farm management workshops

BOZEMAN – MSU Extension Economists George Haynes, Kate Fuller, and Joel Schumacher will offer Farm Management Workshops in five communities in January – March 2018. Other faculty members contributing to these workshops include Agricultural...

 

Daines secures agreement to ship $200 million of Montana beef to China

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines secured an agreement between JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers and the Montana Stockgrowers Association with the intent to purchase a minimum of $200 million in Montana-sourced beef over the next...

 

Individual identified in Hysham-area poached bull case

When Fish, Wildlife & Parks put out the word on October 12 about a bull elk being poached south of Hysham, the public was furious. A Region 7 Facebook post about the case reached 279,611 people, the vast majority of whom were very vocal about...

 

Mid-Rivers announces 2017 Educational Technology Grant recipients

Mid-Rivers Communications recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Educational Technology Grants. Grant applications from twenty-seven applicants requesting $116,980 were received, with a total of $35,000 being awarded to a wide variety of...

 

Most hunters find ample opportunities to harvest antelope

Most of the hunters who came through Region 7 check stations Sunday after the opening of general antelope season found ample opportunities to harvest animals. Upland game bird hunters had a little more difficulty finding quarry, but that was...

 

Most Block Management Areas in Region 7 open again to public hunting

As of Tuesday afternoon, twenty of the 25 Block Management Areas in Region 7 that had closed or restricted access earlier due to fire danger were open to hunters, although some are restricted to walk-in access only. To check whether BMAs allow...

 

MSU researcher wins national award for eclipse project

BOZEMAN - A Montana State University researcher has won a national award honoring her leadership role in an unprecedented, hands-on student project that culminated during the 2017 total solar eclipse....

 

Governor Bullock announces Montana's minimum wage increasing

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock recently announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.30 per hour beginning January 1, 2018. “People who work full time for a living shouldn’t be living in poverty. This modest...

 

Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show

The 55th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held October 6 and 7th at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, SD. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that 4-Hers, non...

 

Educational technology grant program announced

Mid-Rivers Communications, telecommunications service provider to 30,000 square miles of Eastern and Central Montana, is proud to announce the availability of up to $35,000 in grants! Educational Technology Grants are offered by Mid-Rivers when...

 

Is your passport valid?

Recently, travelers nationwide have been turned back at the airport while trying to board a flight because their passports did not have at least six months validity left in them. Many countries around the world have instituted this six-month rule....

 

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