Montana Officials Take Action Towards Illegal Drug Trafficking

The Montana Department of Justice announced Wednesday its first round of grant awards for local law enforcement to intercept illegal drugs trafficked into the state. The state is drawing $300,000 from upcoming revenues from taxes on cannabis sales to combat methamphetamine and fentanyl trafficking. According to the Montana Board of Crime Control methamphetamine contributed to…

Senator Daines Joins Congressional Effort To Change President Biden’s 30 x 30 Plan

A group of 39 GOP members of Congress released an alternative to President Joe Biden’s 30 x 30 land conservation initiative Tuesday co-authored by Senator Steve Daines pushing for more attention to productive management of working lands. In a video statement, Daines said Biden’s proposal lacks clear information about what lands would qualify toward his…

U.S. Dept. Of Commerce Commits $2 Million To Colstrip Retraining Effort

The federal government is committing another $2.4 million to the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation to stimulate economic development and worker retraining for Colstrip workers. The project will support emerging businesses provide training to dislocated workers and provide a center for entrepreneurial activities for the region. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the grant in response…