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Montana State bucks national trends on growth, spending

In a decade when many American universities are struggling with falling enrollment, Montana State University’s student population has grown, along with its graduation numbers and spending on instruction.   MSU’s fall report card on itself also showed that while the Bozeman campus still has more tenured and tenure-track faculty than non-tenured or adjunct instructors, the Read More…

Wilson named Montanan of the Week by Sen. Daines

A local businesswoman and activist in Havre has been recognized on the floor of the Senate. The office of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said he recognized Havre’s Dottie Wilson for her tremendous impact on the state of Montana in his “Montanan of the Week” this week. Each week Daines highlights a Montanan by submitting Read More…

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Grizzly bear euthanized near Libby

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Grizzly bear euthanized near Libby There are currently 50-60 grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak area and 1000 in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem to the east. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Read More…

Glacier National Park closes public comments on road plan

KALISPELL — Montana park officials have closed public comment on a road management plan intended to help officials better handle increased visitation. The Flathead Beacon reports that Glacier National Park officials would begin weighing comments as they attempt to mitigate crowds and congestion on Going-to-the-Sun Road. Park officials say the alpine highway plan was released Read More…

Fire destroys Helena Valley garage

A fire destroyed a garage and damaged a vehicle Sunday in the west Helena Valley.  West Valley Fire Chief Jerry Shepherd said the garage located on the 5600 block of Kerr Drive was “totally involved” when firefighters arrived on scene. Firefighters were paged shortly before noon on Sunday.  No injuries to residents or firefighters occurred, Read More…

Nuggets from Helena: Master stonemason Lewis Reid left his mark on Helena

In late 19th- and early 20th-century Helena, local stone was a favored construction material. Approximately one dozen quarries operated within a 15-mile radius of downtown, yielding marble, siltstone, rhyolitic breccia, granite, porphyritic granodiorite and limestone, among others. Some of Helena’s most monumental buildings are composed of these local stones: the 1889 Power Block’s massive walls Read More…

Lewistown News-Argus

Moore’s Mamie Hertel will represent National FFA as the central region vice president during the 2019-2020 year.  Photo courtesy of FFA   Sat, 11/09/2019 – 5:00am Moore’s Mamie Hertel has done it again. Hertel is the first female from the state of Montana to be elected as a national officer in FFA. Just prior to Read More…

Developer aims to meet tenant needs with Firetower Apartments rennovation

Wishcamper Development Partners hopes to satisfy the needs of tenants as it moves forward with renovations on the Firetower Apartments in Helena.  According to Tyson O’Connell, principal at Wishcamper, the group hopes to close on purchasing the building in May 2020 and start construction soon afterward. Wishcamper has big plans for renovations to the building Read More…

Business briefcase published Nov. 10, 2019

Names and faces Andy Shirtliff has joined Anderson ZurMuehlen Technology Services, a division of Anderson ZurMuehlen, a top 200 accounting, business consulting and advisory firm. Shirtliff acts as account executive with AZTS and focuses on developing technology engagements for personal and business clients across the state and country. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Read More…

Developer aims to meet tenant needs with Firetower Apartments renovation

Wishcamper Development Partners hopes to satisfy the needs of tenants as it moves forward with renovations on the Firetower Apartments in Helena.  According to Tyson O’Connell, principal at Wishcamper, the group hopes to close on purchasing the building in May 2020 and start construction soon afterward. Wishcamper has big plans for renovations to the building Read More…

WAAC, WAC, WAVE or WIN

Lewistown women choose military serviceBy: MIRIAM CAMPANReporterFriday, November 8, 2019 Roberta Mae Deal (left) not only served in the WAACs, but was also a model for recruiting more women (not to mention selling Grapette soda pop). Image courtesy of Miriam Deal Campan Army reservist Sandy Alexander, now Sandy Youngbauer, stands at a camp in Saudi Arabia Read More…

Caldera chronicles: Where Yellowstone's scientific sensors are hidden

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week’s contribution is from Beth Bartel, from the nonprofit UNAVCO consortium in Boulder, Colorado. Yellowstone is one of the best instrumented volcanoes in the world. There are several dozen GPS stations, seismometers, temperature sensors, river-monitoring sensors, tiltmeters, and strainmeters Read More…