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Expect traffic delays on Polson bridge during early April inspection Expect traffic delays on Polson bridge during early April inspection

News from the Montana Department of Transportation POLSON — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will be conducting an inspection of the Polson Bridge on US Highway 93 (US 93). The bridge crosses the Flathead River in the heart of Polson. The inspection is scheduled to occur the week of April 1, weather permitting, and is anticipated to take approximately one day to complete.  A standard inspection is required by federal rule every two years. MDT will have an Under Bridge Inspection Vehicle (UBIV) in place to conduct the inspection.  Traffic control will be in place while crews are present. Traffic will be restricted to one lane at times and travelers...


DPHHS raises awareness in fight against TB

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Officials with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) are raising awareness about tuberculosis prevention tips and treatments that are available for those diagnosed with the disease. “There’s been great progress to reduce tuberculosis diseas...


Governor has lunch, talks ag with local producers during Ag Week Governor has lunch, talks ag with local producers during Ag Week

CHARLO — Governor Greg Gianforte shared a locally sourced meal with farmers and ranchers at the Ninepipes Lodge on Wednesday, March 20, during Agriculture Appreciation Week. Nick Courville with Double Cross Livestock in Charlo organized the event to share the local bounty during the governor’s...


Mountain Meat Summit open for registration

News from MSU  BOZEMAN — Registration is open for the Mountain Meat Summit, hosted by Montana State University Extension. The summit is an annual program featuring educational tours, technical sessions and consulting. The summit will be held May 21-23 in Bozeman. Early registration is availab...


CSKT Ag Producer Summit to be held April 11 in Polson

News from MSU Extension Flathead Reservation office POLSON — On Thursday, April 11, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the KwaTaqNuk Resort, the CSKT Producer Summit will take place. Registration is required by April 5. Topics include regenerative grazing practices, irrigation efficiency options, alternative f...


Governor: Increased support for Montana meat processors needed Governor:  Increased support for Montana meat processors needed

News from the office of Governor Gianforte GREAT FALLS — Governor Greg Gianforte visited Central Avenue Meats on Wednesday, March 20, and highlighted the state’s investments in building a stronger workforce to support the meat processing industry in Montana. “By investing in value-a...


Young hoopster shows grit in tri-state Elks contest Young hoopster shows grit in tri-state Elks contest

By Fred Barrett for Mission Valley Elks Lodge 1695 POLSON — One of our own, young Trafford Cox, participated in a more than 50-year-old Nationwide Elks tradition known as the Elks Hoop Shoot. Sponsored by the Elks National Foundation, the event is geared toward boys and girls ranging in age from 8...


High school seniors awarded $125,000 in Youth Serve Montana scholarships

News from Governor’s Office of Community Service HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service (ServeMontana), Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) are pleased announce 100 Montana high school seniors have been awarded Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. This sch...


Governor: state not responsible for tribal law enforcement in Lake County Governor: state not responsible for tribal law enforcement in Lake County

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has informed the Lake County Commission that the state will not assume felony law enforcement duties on the Flathead Indian Reservation — despite pleas from local officials that they can no longer afford a decades-old arrangement.  The decision likely sets the stage ...


Register to join Arlee Teen Art Project

News from Arlee CDC ARLEE — High school students in Arlee are invited to join the Teen Art Project (TAP) sponsored by the Arlee Community Development Corporation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Missoula Art Museum. Students will meet at the Arlee CDC on Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. from Ap...


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