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Montana Representatives Push For New Water Power Plant

Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester along with Representative Matt Rosendale introduced a bill Monday to authorize The Department of Interior to build a power plant at Gibson Reservoir 70 miles west of Great Falls. The planned generation capacity is 3 megawatts, enough to power about 2,300 homes. The reservoir is part of the Sun River Project...

County Officials Reject U.S. Attorney’s Order Against Addressing School Faculty Harassment

U.S. Attorney General Leif Johnson wrote to Montana’s state and local leaders telling them to work with the FBI to respond to threats against school boards, administrators, teachers and school staff members, but some local officials are rejecting this instruction. Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter explained why he and others did this toda...

Two Montana Schools Awarded National Recognition

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue-Ribbon Schools for 2021 including Ridge View Elementary School in Belgrade and Cascade Elementary School in Cascade. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Now in...

COVID-19 Delta Variant Continues To Spread Across Montana

374 new cases of COVID-19 in Montana have been added over the past week along with six new deaths. Confirmed active cases increased to 466 up from 375 reported July 6th by the state Department of Public Health and Human Services. As of Monday about 47% of the state’s eligible population is considered to be fully vaccinated. The Delta variant c...

Governor Gianforte Appoints First District Judge

Governor Greg Gianforte announced the first judicial appointment of his administration Wednesday naming David Grubich to the open district court bench in Cascade County.  The bench was vacated in April when the Montana Senate rejected Michele Reinhart Levine. Grubich will have to run for election in 2022 to retain his seat. Levine had said ear...

Cascade County Prisoners Moved To Shelby Prison

65 state inmates were transferred to the private prison near Shelby this week as part of a deal ending the Montana Department of Corrections’ use of the regional prison in Cascade County. The Crossroads Correctional Center is a major employer in Shelby holding almost 15% of the county’s total population with a 712-bed facility for ...