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Mid-Rivers now blocking robocalls free of charge

Mid-Rivers Communications has added Robocall Blocking, a feature available with its landline telephone service, to all customers’ local service lines free of charge. The announcement follows a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on June 6...

 

Montana Department of Livestock assisting with wolf mitigation donations

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Livestock is working in conjunction with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks in administering the voluntary fund for wolf mitigation, which was created through the passage of HB 291 in the 2019 legislative...

 

CCM wins 2019 Red Ants Pants Foundation grant

From boosting women’s leadership and self-reliance to enhancing rural heritage, the Red Ants Pants Foundation shares proceeds from the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in a meaningful way each year. Festival fans can know that their choice to join...

 

UM report: Nonresident spending in 2018 up 10.4%

UM News Service Nonresident travelers spent $3.58 billion throughout Montana in 2018, according to an annual report published by the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation...

 

Mule deer, whitetail numbers still above average in Region 7

The 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Region 7 revealed above long-term average numbers for both mule deer and white-tailed deer. "We had...

 

Sage grouse program seeking public comment on Stewardship Grant Environmental Assessments

HELENA, Mont -- The Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program is soliciting public comment on proposed uses of the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Stewardship Fund to benefit sage grouse and conserve important sage grouse habitats. MSGOT requests...

 

DPHHS announces free online resource to help young Montanans quit tobacco products

State public health officials today announced a free online resource that offers coaching and support to young Montanans who want to stop using tobacco products, particularly electronic cigarettes like JUUL. “The number of young Montanans addicted...

 

Senior Listening

With summer finally upon us, mosquitoes are bound to be out in full force. The elderly are very susceptible to West Nile Virus (WNV) which mosquitoes carry. West Nile Virus is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a sea...

 

Black bear near Forsyth captured, safely relocated

A young black bear that had been getting into garbage in and around Forsyth in recent days was successfully trapped, tranquilized, tagged and relocated to a remote area Thursday by Montana Fish,...

 

Boaters: Remember to "clean, drain, dry" this summer

The summer boating season in Montana has begun, and more than 24,000 watercraft have already been inspected at aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and partner organizations operate more than...

 

Montana's unemployment rate falls to 3.6%

MONTANA –Montana’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 3.6% in the month of May. The national unemployment rate was flat at 3.6% over the month. “Montana’s economy continues to grow despite tight labor markets,” said...

 

Montana Stockgrowers meet, discuss cattle industry issues

The Montana Stockgrowers Association congregated in Miles City last week to learn, discuss policy and enjoy camaraderie with fellow ranchers from across the state. Three days of events filled the...

 

Mid-Rivers cellular service to end August 1

Earlier this year, Mid-Rivers Communications announced that it had agreed to sell its cellular network assets to Verizon. The sale is now scheduled to close in late July, and Mid-Rivers’ retail cellular operations will officially end on August 1,...

 

Mid-Rivers annual meeting held

Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. members met on May 30, 2019 for the Annual Membership Meeting at the Circle Public School in Circle, Montana. Business included electing three members to the cooperative’s board of trustees, informing members...

 

BLM Supplemental Draft EIS public meeting July 17

(MILES CITY, Mont.) – A public meeting to discuss the Bureau of Land Management Miles City Field Office Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been scheduled for July 17 in Miles City. The meeting will be at the BLM offices (111...

 

Paddlefish harvest on Yellowstone, Missouri stays within target

The 2019 paddlefishing harvest season on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers wrapped up on June 1, condensing the harvest into a two-week window. High catch rates on May 31 heading into Memorial Day weekend prompted FWP to give notice of the...

 

State officials suggest steps to prevent West Nile Virus

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection with West Nile Virus (WNV). In Montana, WNV season usually begins in July and ends in October, as this is when the mosquitoes...

 

134th Annual Montana Newspaper Association Convention

The 134th Annual Convention of the Montana Newspaper Association was held June 7 & 8 in Big Sky, Montana. Association members chose Kellyn Brown of the Flathead Beacon as the 2019-2020 President. Erin Leonard of the Madisonian was elected 1st Vice...

 

Sage grouse program seeking comment on Sage Grouse Stewardship Grant Applications

HELENA, Mont -- The Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program is soliciting public comment on proposed uses of the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Stewardship Fund to benefit sage grouse and conserve important sage grouse habitats. MSGOT requests...

 

EPEDC attends House Bill 52 signing

Executive Director of Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation, Beth Epley, attended Governor Steve Bullock's signing of House Bill 52, an economic development priority piece of legislation...

 

Montana Stockgrowers to gather in Miles City, June 13-15

The Montana Stockgrowers Association is headed back to its roots – Miles City, Mont., for their MidYear Meeting on June 13-15, 2019. Montana's most influential cattlemen and women organization...

 

Be bear aware,even in Southeastern Montana

We don’t often think of Southeastern Montana as bear country, but it is. And just as elsewhere in Montana, people are encouraged to be aware of bears and to play a role in preventing conflicts. On Memorial Day around 6 p.m., game wardens from...

 

BLM names State Director for Montana/Dakotas office

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced the appointment of a veteran land manager as the new Director for the Montana/Dakotas State Office. John J. Mehlhoff, an executive with the Office of Natural Resource Revenue stationed in Denver,...

 

Roadwork completed at Makoshika State Park

(Glendive, MT) – When the starting gun sounds this weekend for the 30th Annual Buzzard Day Run at Makoshika State Park, participants will travel the fresh pavement of the park’s newly-completed road renovation. The project was completed Monday, J...

 
 By Hillary Sward    Regional    June 7, 2019

Modern Malta offers much to explore (part 2 of 2)

Malta has an appealing downtown that includes a state-of-the-art movie theater with surround sound joined by a healthy, self-sufficient variety of other businesses. You can find two lumberyards, a...

 

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