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Aquatic invasive species grant applications open

News from DNRC HELENA — The Montana Invasive Species Council is now accepting applications for 2024 Aquatic Invasive Species Grants. The application period ends on Jan. 7, 2024. AIS grants are intended to increase local capacity and involvement to address AIS issues. Projects that focus on AIS management components are eligible including prevention, early detection, education and outreach, research, and treatment.   This state funded program awards approximately $250,000 each year. Applicants may request up to $50,000 per project. Grant applicants can be local, state, tribal, or other government entities within the state; and Montana-based non-governmental entities.&nb...

Zinke introduces Fill the Lake Act

News from the office of Congressman Ryan Zinke WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Nov. 16, Western Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke introduced the Fill the Lake Act. The legislation would require the Department of Interior to maintain a minimum pool level on Flathead Lake of 2892’ MSL (mean sea level) and ...

Western Native Voice

In Montana, we thrive in close-knit communities, sharing connections that enhance our experiences and transcend cultural differences. The work of Western Native Voice exemplifies this unity, empowering Indigenous Montanans to become leaders in our communities and make a difference in our state. While our com...

Sen. Tester condemns anti-Semitism in Montana

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — In response to the recent white nationalist demonstration outside of Har Shalom synagogue in Missoula, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently called on the Biden Administration to provide additional resources to strengthen security for rural synagogue...

Tester reintroduces Act to protect 384 miles of Montana rivers

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate – On Nov. 16, U.S. Senator Jon Tester re-introduced his Montana Headwaters Legacy Act, legislation that will protect 384 miles of Montana rivers — the most significant wild and scenic designation in nearly 45 years. “Protecting publ...

Library news: Give your opinion, take community survey

News from Mallory Witham, Asst. Director Lake County Public Library District POLSON — Help us, help you. Please take our Community Survey to help us make our newly renovated library better for you. We’d love to hear your opinions. To take the survey, use this link:

National Domestic Violence Awareness month honorees announced

News from Dana Grant,  SAFE Harbor POLSON — Kind words, caring guidance, and a sense of hope are simple ways a person can support those dealing with violence. Each October, as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SAFE Harbor honors local heroes who have positively impacted othe...

Montana State researcher envisions living building materials that function like bone Montana State researcher envisions living building materials that function like bone

BOZEMAN — Microbes and bacteria and biofilms – oh my! Though most of us go about our daily business without thinking much of the invisible lifeforms that exist all around us, Montana State University assistant professor Chelsea Heveran is looking for ways to use them to meet sustainability challe...

Tester presses SEC to require corporations disclose lobbying expenditures

U.S SENATE — To remove the corrosive influence of corporations and dark money on our democracy, U.S. Senator Jon Tester sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pressing the agency to take immediate action to require corporations to disclose their lobbying expenditures. Writing ...

Fall Mack Days final results announced Fall Mack Days final results announced

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2023 Fall Mack Days Fishing event on Flathead Lake sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is in the books. A total of 17,502 lake trout entries were received. It was the second largest event total since the 2019 Fall event, which had 18,214 entr...

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