Missoula Resident Appointed To Bureau of Land Management

President Joe Biden nominated Tracy Stone-Manning Thursday to direct the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management. The Missoula longtime environmental advocate will oversee federally-owned land in western states. The agency regulates drilling mining grazing and other activities. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day a safe convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription…

State Constitutional Amendment Passes Legislature

A proposed amendment to Montana’s State Constitution has passed the Legislature and will appear on the ballot in 2022 for ratification by voters. It would change the state’s constitution to protect the privacy of Montanans’ electronic data and communications. Montana’s persons paper homes and effects are already protected from unreasonable searches and seizures. Thursday Governor…

State Land Lawsuit Dismissed

The state recently announced it was moving the Montana Highway Patrol headquarters from rented space in Helena 30 miles south to the state-owned 48-acre Montana Developmental Center campus in Boulder which has sat vacant for several years. Thursday, about 40 people gathered at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in to welcome the Montana Highway Patrol as…