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A magical send-off

(TERRY, Mont.) – The world became a magical place for a special little boy and his family last weekend in Fallon, Mont. Unicorn dreams came true as Wyatt Haas's kindergarten class gathered for a...

 

Health insurance enrollment deadline looming

The Affordable Care Act is still in place and open enrollment is almost over for Montanans who need to enroll, re-enroll or switch health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Four weeks into open enrollment, there has been a 29%...

 

Health officials identify two additional cases related to severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials have identified two additional cases of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use, or vaping. Montana now has five identified cases, including one death. DPHHS...

 

Mid-Rivers announces annual holiday donation

Mid-Rivers Communications recently announced its annual holiday donation to Action for Eastern Montana. The funds are distributed to needy families in the Mid-Rivers and Action for Eastern Montana...

 

Crop insurance options for producers facing delayed harvest

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) said producers with Federal crop insurance that are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop and potentially have a loss should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to file a Notice of Loss and...

 

Granite Peak, Montana's highest, presents a climbing challenge

Remote and majestic, it is all a mountain should be. Sheer walls on all sides and crevassed glaciers flowing from its upper reaches present an awesome sight. At 12,799 feet, Montana's Granite Peak...

 

Montana State Historic Preservation Office offering preservation grant

HELENA – The Montana Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is announcing $350,000 in Revitalizing Montana's Rural Heritage (RMRH) grant program funding to support the...

 

Mid-Rivers awards 14 educational technology grants totaling $50,000

Mid-Rivers Communications is proud announce the recipients of the 2019 Fund for Education Grants. These grants are awarded to accredited educational facilities and non-profit entities with an educational mission from the Mid-Rivers service area....

 

Three deer harvested in Region 7 suspect for CWD

Samples from three deer harvested in southeast Montana have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. These are the first positive results in the southeastern corner of the state. A second test...

 

Plentywood agents arrest a Romanian citizen

HAVRE, Mont. –Last Tuesday evening, Border Patrol agents from the Plentywood Station encountered a vehicle that illegally crossed into the Unites States. The vehicle, which crossed at a place other than a designated place of inspection or a U. S....

 

FFA students attend John Deere Ag Expo

Carter County FFA Chapter members recently had the opportunity to attend the 8th Annual John Deere Ag Expo held November 14 through 16 at Montana State University in Bozeman. The convention was filled with contests for students to compete in, worksho...

 

Wild Game Feed welcomes 16 years

courtesy Fallon County Times One of the largest fundraising events in the area is set to take place this Saturday, November 16.. The 16th Annual Stan Wagner Memorial Wild Game Feed will be held at...

 

Cassidy Marn selected as new Wheat and Barley Bureau Chief

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture is excited to announce that Cassidy Marn has accepted the Bureau Chief position for the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee. Cassidy has served as the bureau’s Trade and Marketing Manager...

 

Bells of Peace a World War I remembrance

The World War Centennial Commission—along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars—has announced a...

 

FWP seeks comments on bovine tuberculosis surveillance plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting public review and comment on the Proposed Montana Bovine Tuberculosis Surveillance Plan. Supporting information can be found on the FWP website under “Opportunity for Public Comment” at...

 

Montana Public Lands Field Trip Grant application deadline extended

(Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the application deadline for Montana Public Lands Field Trip Grants has been extended. The original deadline to apply was October 27, 2019, but the grant cycle will remain...

 

Region 7 check station traffic, harvest down on cold opening weekend

Nearly 400 hunters came through three check stations set up around FWP Region 7 on Sunday during the opening weekend of big game season. Overall, traffic and harvest numbers were down from 2018, but many still managed to harvest something on a very c...

 

Health officials identify first Montana death of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials have identified the state’s first death associated with the national outbreak of e-cigarette use, or vaping. DPHHS officials say the case involves an individual in their late teens wi...

 

MonDak Motorcycle Loop in the works

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation is excited to announce the receipt of a $32,0000 grant from the Montana Department of Commerce as part of a new, community-led initiative to encourage long-term tourism and economic development in...

 

CWD management will bring changes with start of season

(MILES CITY) – The general big game hunting season begins Oct. 26, and hunters in southeastern Montana will see some changes as efforts to detect Chronic Wasting Disease and prevent its spread take...

 

BLM releases final supplemental environmental impact statement

The Bureau of Land Management Montana State Office has published a notice of availability and a final supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) that augments analysis for the 2015 Miles City Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan...

 

Montana's minimum wage will increase to $8.65 on January 1

Governor Steve Bullock recently announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.65 per hour beginning January 1, 2020. “This increase ensures Montanans earning the minimum wage don’t fall further behind, but we still...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage inductee

JOSEPH H. "PROC" PROCTOR (1856 – 1938) YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2019 DISTRICT OF INDUCTION: 3 Rosebud County area had a notable number of cowboys in earlier days, but one of the most remembered is Joseph...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage inductee

JOHN L. MOORE YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2019 DISTRICT OF INDUCTION: 3 John L. Moore was born in Miles City, Montana on August 24, 1952, the son of ranchers John "Johnny" W. and Pearl (Herem) Moore. Johnny...

 

Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana (Part 2)

In September 1887, the railroad arrived at Fort Benton, signaling the end of the era of river trade, and it seemed the town would die. But a Canadian trade boom opened, resulting in the establishment...

 

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