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Archive for date: May 04, 2021

Give Big Gallatin Valley Virtual Event Begins Thursday

House Bill 429 has been signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte. It requires a majority of lawmakers in both the House and Senate to approve of any emergency suspensions of the election laws in the state. If the Legislature isn’t in session at the time, the new law requires the Secretary of State to poll lawmakers on the proposed change in ...

Augusta American Legion Will Return For 2021

The U.S. Geological Survey National Groundwater Monitoring Network has awarded a $110,000 contract to the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology to install groundwater monitoring wells on the Flathead and Blackfeet Reservations and in the Summit Valley near Butte. Additionally about 25 wells in the current statewide observation network will be in...

Department of Revenue Warns Of Tax Return Scams

Governor Greg Gianforte signed two laws Monday nullifying portions of the Colstrip Ownership and Operation Agreement that has governed the Colstrip Power Plant for 40 years. In a tweet, he described the new laws as retaliation against Washington clean energy laws that have imposed a ban on coal power that begins at the end of 2025. Beware of s...

American Legion To Spread On Suicide Awareness Across Montana

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a district court’s ruling that the state Commissioner of Political Practices does not have the power to subpoena for records in its investigatory work. The order stems from July 2018 when the Montana Democratic Party filed a complaint with the commissioner claiming the Montana Republican Party failed ...