Havre

Alyvia Hammond, Havre Alyvia is a 3rd grader. She has a heart of gold and wanted to do something to support the nurses. She made bracelets and sold them at her mom’s store to buy coffee gift cards for the nurses . Amber Spring, Havre Coordinated community discussions on effects of COVID, mental health, delivered…

Shelby

Ben Widhalm – Shelby Ben has been nominated for his work in the Shelby area.  He is very dedicated to helping maintain the flag flying over Shelby and is an asset to the community.   Dwaine Iverson – Shelby Creator of Toole County Forward, a group recognized early on in the pandemic that businesses were…

Superintendent Arntzen Advocating Optional Mask Mandates For Public Schools

Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen says school districts should develop policies that make wearing face masks optional, according to a Cowles Media report. The state’s public university system is no longer requiring masks to be worn on campuses, but universities are still being asked to consult with local health officials before changing policies. At…

Governor Greg Gianforte signed House Bill 701 into law Tuesday. It implements Montana’s adult-use recreational marijuana program and authorizes the Healing and Ending Addiction through Recovery and Treatment Fund. Using marijuana tax revenue a portion of the tobacco tax settlement and a federal Medicaid match the HEART Fund will invest $25 million a year to…

Judge McMahon Blocks Subpoena For Court Investigation

District Court Judge Mike McMahon has temporarily blocked a legislative subpoena for Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice’s communications writing in an order the Legislature appears to have exceeded its investigative authority. In recent months, legislative Republicans have opened an investigation into the judicial branch claiming misuse of state resources and failure to retain records as…