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Briefs for May 15, 2024

Shred Day scheduled POLSON — Glacier Bank, 50510 Highway 93, is partnering with Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging to bring you After-Tax Shred Day, on Friday, May 17, from 9 am.-1 p.m. Protect yourself from identity theft. There is a two-box limit.    Annual E-Waste Recycling Day held POLSON — The Lake County Transfer Station will hold their annual E-Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The first 300 pounds of allowable electronics is free. No CRT Screens or televisions other that flatscreens allowed.  


$16M+ for MT housing resources secured

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — As part of his continued work to improve access to housing in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently secured $16,276,708 for housing programs across the state to increase the supply of affordable housing for Montanans. As a senior member o...


public meetings

The Polson City Commission meets every first and third Mondays (Wednesday, if the Monday falls on a holiday) of the month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 106 1st Street East. Meetings are open to the public.    St. Ignatius City Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 12...


MMIP awareness raised during second run, walk gathering MMIP awareness raised during second run, walk gathering

PABLO — Runners and walkers gathered to raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous People for the second annual 5K gathering at the Salish and Kootenai College on May 4, which is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. Nikki McKinsey, who is one of the ev...


Local civically engaged SKC student recognized

News from SKC HELENA  —  A local 2024 Montana Student Volunteer Award winner is Salish Kootenai College student, Andrea Hall. The Montana Student Volunteer Award is presented through a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Community Service and Montana Campus Compact camp...


Governor Gianforte statement on Montana Supreme Court enabling men in women’s sports

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On April 29, Governor Greg Gianforte issued the following statement after the Montana Supreme Court ruled to allow biological men to compete in women’s sports: “I am deeply disappointed in the Montana Supreme Court for enabling bio...


May 5 designated as National Day of Awareness

News from the offices of Senator Tester and Senator Daines   U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines this week successfully passed their resolution marking May 5th as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. The Senators’ resolutio...


13th annual Women 4 Wellness Health Fair planned for May 23

PABLO — After 16 years and 12 fairs, soon 13, the Women 4 Wellness Health Fair has expanded from its original purpose to provide free health screenings, becoming a teaching event for students going into medical, dental and science fields.  According to event co-coordinator Eleanor Vizcarra, the...


Tester introduces bill to protect rural postal service

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. SENATE — In response to the United States Postal Service (USPS) finalizing the decision to relocate Missoula’s Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) outgoing processing operations to Spokane, Washington, on May 2, U.S. Senator Jon Tes...


WIC Farm Direct teams up with local ag producers to increase access to fresh fruits, vegies

News from Montana DPHHS WIC agencies prepare for busy summer as they celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary With the farmer’s market season starting up, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is inviting local farmers to sign up for the Montana Women, Infants, and Ch...


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