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Group Says Montana Lags Behind Other States in Renewable Energy

Environment Montana, based in Missoula, released a report on Wednesday claiming that Montana is lagging behind adjacent western states when it comes to solar and wind energy production. Skye Borden with the Environment Montana Research and Policy Center referred to a recently released report called ‘Renewables on the Rise’. “Despite the fact that Montana has Read More…

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Tribal law complicates which green card carriers can have medical marijuana on Fort Peck Reservation

The Fort Peck Reservation this week is a case study in the inter-jurisdictional issues that shadow the medical marijuana trade. Lt. Patrick O’Connor of the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office was trying to clear up enforcement questions for a Wolf Point dispensary owner. At a meeting with Fort Peck Tribal Council members Thursday, he got his Read More…

Tester decries recent expansion of online sales tax during tour of travel gear company based in Billings

Sen. Jon Tester spent the morning touring Red Oxx, the Billings-based travel gear company, ready to talk taxes.  But what caught Tester’s attention after arriving at the Red Oxx company store Friday morning was the vintage Yellowstone National Park service van parked out back. “Does it run?” Tester asked.   “We drive it every day,” said Read More…

Community events, announcements and student news published Friday, July 20

‘America Divided’ film and discussion Join author, musician, and civil rights lawyer Amir Whitaker (AKA Dr. KnuckleHead) for a special reading, music, a film screening, and community conversation at LaPa Grill 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22. In his book readings, Whitaker combines live music, hip-hop, poetry and soul music with his storytelling. A visual presentation Read More…

Norris evacuated, highways closed after volatile chemicals found at lab

Two workers were exposed to dangerous chemicals and the unincorporated community of Norris, 36 miles east of Bozeman, was in danger of a lab explosion. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department evacuated the unincorporated town of Norris Tuesday while federal, state and county officials removed potentially explosive chemicals from Norris Labs. Two bottles of chemicals were Read More…

Group Says Montana Lags Behind Other States in Renewable Energy

Environment Montana, based in Missoula, released a report on Wednesday claiming that Montana is lagging behind adjacent western states when it comes to solar and wind energy production. Skye Borden with the Environment Montana Research and Policy Center referred to a recently released report called ‘Renewables on the Rise’. “Despite the fact that Montana has Read More…

Helena City Commission to appoint Farris-Olsen's replacement when he resigns to become a legislator

Rob Farris-Olsen plans to resign from his position as a Helena city commissioner to become a state legislator, leaving the city commission to select his replacement.  On Tuesday, the Lewis and Clark County Central Committee chose Farris-Olsen to replace House Minority Leader Jenny Eck on the November ballot. Eck previously filed for re-election to House Read More…

West Point classmates honor Dellwo

Approximately 40 people gathered at the Choteau Cemetery July 11 to honor the memory of Thomas A. Dellwo, a Choteau High School graduate and Vietnam War veteran who died in 1971. Among them were both young and old, from fellow West Point classmates who traveled across the country, to local children who know him only Read More…

Critical fire weather expected Wednesday in Lewis and Clark and Broadwater counties

The National Weather Service in Great Falls is cautioning about the potential for critical fire weather on Wednesday for lower elevation grasslands. Upper level ridging will build in over the Northern Rockies during the day on Wednesday. As this occurs, westerly winds in the mid- to upper-levels crossing over the Continental Divide will lead to Read More…

Shrine game July 21

The 72nd annual East West Shrine football game will be held in Great Falls on July 21 at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff for the game will be at 7 p.m. This game, which features top athletes from around the state, is a fundraiser for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane, Washington. Griffin Lee, Fairfield, will Read More…

Summer day camps

There’s still time to sign up for four “Play-A-Round” summer day camps, being offered by the Choteau Playground Committee as a fundraiser for updating the playground equipment in the Choteau City Park. The Choteau Playground Committee has been raising funds to improve the playground in the park for the past two years. Brooke Richins and Read More…