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Minimum wage set to increase

Governor Steve Bullock announced Monday, Sept. 30 Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.65 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2020.  “This increase ensures Montanans earning the minimum wage don’t fall further behind, but we st...

 

Swan Valley represented on Grizzly Bear Advisory Council

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced Friday, July 26 that he has appointed 18 Montana citizens to the Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to facilitate a statewide discussion on long-term grizzly bear management and conservation. This includes...

 
 By TJ Smith    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Act now against Bullock's US Climate Alliance Executive Order

What is the US Climate Alliance? It is a domestic group formed specifically to undermine President Trump’s excellent decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Now, by executive order, part-time Governor Steve Bullock has undermined all o...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 20, 2019

Good Neighbor Authority taking shape on the local landscape

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Clearwater Unit Supervisor Kristen Baker-Dickinson and US Forest Service Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver presented about the local applications of the Good Neighbor...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 6, 2019

SSHS government students see their coursework in action

SEELEY LAKE – Seniors in the U.S. Government class at Seeley-Swan High School recently traveled to Helena to see the legislature and to Missoula to watch the judicial processes in action. While...

 

Lawmakers round out final week with budget, missing persons legislation, AIS funding and sex crime penalties

HELENA — On the final day of the 66th Montana Legislature, lawmakers completed their only state constitutionally mandated task by passing the bill that sets the budget for state agencies. House Bill 2, which spends about $10 billion of state and...

 

Firefighter Protection Act becomes law, Hanna's Act revived

HELENA -- Gov. Steve Bullock has signed into law the Firefighter Protection Act, which requires workers’ compensation insurance to cover presumptive occupational diseases, like cancer, for the state’s firefighters. Senate Bill 160 was carried by...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 18, 2019

Alternative sign design presented, facilities maintenance discussed

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley Elementary School Board continued their discussion regarding the new school sign. They also reviewed a list of facility maintenance projects and discussed how they could move forward. Trustee Jimmy Boyd presented the...

 

MDT asks motorists to "Drive Like You Work Here"

HELENA - Governor Steve Bullock recognized April 8th – 12th as “National Work Zone Awareness Week” in Montana in remembrance of Jeffrey Dyekman, Billings District Project Engineer, who was tragically hit and killed in a work zone on I-90...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 4, 2019

Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway bill headed to Governor's desk

HELENA – Senate Bill 260 was transmitted to Governor Steve Bullock for signature March 26. Sponsored by Senator Sue Malek (D) - SD46, SB 260 it establishes an eight-mile stretch of Highway 83 through Seeley Lake as the Trenton Johnson Memorial...

 

Governor Bullock announces Grizzly Bear Advisory Council, calls for applicants

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that he will establish a Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to help initiate a statewide discussion on grizzly bear management, conservation and recovery. The Council will be selected through an applicati...

 
 By Shaylee Ragar    News    March 21, 2019

Montana lawmakers consider new ways to protect against Aquatic Invasive Species

HELENA--A prolific alien organism is closing in on Montana’s ecosystem and could have dire consequences for food production, outdoor recreation and the economy if it crosses the state’s borders. Aquatic invasive species have widely infected the...

 

Lawmakers debate vaccines and country of origin labeling

HELENA — The 66th Montana Legislature is at its halfway mark and that means that any general bills that did not make it through their first house before the transmittal deadline are effectively killed. About sixty bills have passed both houses and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 28, 2019

Sen. Malek proposes Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway

HELENA - The Senate Highways and Transportation Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 260 at their Feb. 21 hearing. If signed into law, the bill would establish the Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway on Highway 83 between mile marker 14, just south...

 
 By Shaylee Ragar    News    January 24, 2019

Lawmakers tackle budget, missing persons and firefighter insurance

Taxes, Rainy Day Fund On Tap for Budget Talks While budget projections appear more secure than they were in the 2017 legislative session, long-standing rifts, particularly concerning taxes, still make the state’s two-year budget a hot topic this...

 

Early gun bills include proposals for schools, background checks

Montana is home to more than 60 one-room schools, the most of any state. One, the single-room Hi-Line elementary school in Galata, relies on Shelby's police department for protection – but Shelby...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Cross-boundary forestry collaborative promotes more work on the ground

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock unveiled a new forestry stewardship partnership to address pressing needs in forest management across ownership boundaries. A new strategic, planning strategy Forests in Focus 2.0: A Cross-Boundary Collaborative...

 

Group Seeks 2018 Montana Neighbor Award Nominations - Deadline Extended

Good neighbors deserve recognition. The Montana Neighbor Awards wants to celebrate good neighbors and is soliciting nominations for its annual awards. Deadline for nominations has been moved to June 14.  The Montana Neighbor Awards is a working...

 

Governor Bullock Declares Statewide Flooding Emergency

Governor Steve Bullock declared a statewide flooding emergency in Montana and issued an updated executive order to provide state support where needed to local and tribal jurisdictions. "Recent...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 10, 2018

Montana's State Workforce Innovation Board Sets Standard for Best Practices

SEELEY LAKE – As the current chair of the Montana’s State Workforce Innovation Board (SWIB), Seeley Lake resident Loren Rose is taking a new approach to help the group set goals, new benchmarks and make these things measurable. In addition to...

 
 By John Mercer    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Radioactive Waste Welcomed to Montana

“Obfuscation” – to make obscure or unintelligible. Governor Steve Bullock and his party have been considered very environmentally conscious, but it seems they are forging a new direction.  North Dakota is not currently allowing the disposal o...

 

Next Legislature Must Stand Up for Montana

Montanans are now seeing the real-life consequences of budget decisions made by the Republican legislators who make up the majority of our state legislature. Over the next year, 28 property assessment offices will be closing their doors in addition...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Library News SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Library Book Club will meet Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. to discuss Blaine Harden’s “Escape from Camp 14.” In this book, Harden presents the true account of Shin Dong-hyuk, a North Korean...

 

Governor Bullock Launches Wildfire Relief Effort for Businesses and Communities

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced a collaborative effort across state government to help Montana businesses and communities impacted by wildfires access state resources to help minimize the economic impact. “Montana is strong and...

 

Rice Ridge Fire Wednesday Morning Update

Morning Update: The Rice Ridge Fire grew more than 20,000 acres yesterday. It is now 155,900 acres and 38% contained. There are currently 731 fire personnel assigned to the fire. It has cost $40.1...

 

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