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The deadly prion-based disease was discovered for the first time in the state last fall in deer herds in eastern Montana along both the southern and northern borders. ... Liberty counties. Of the 400 deer tested during both the regular and special seasons in Carbon County, 10 tested positive for the disease.
Flathead County first hit 100,000 residents last year, after growing by about 10 percent since 2010, according to U.S. census estimates. It's the state's second-fastest growing county, after Gallatin County, home of Montana State University, and one of the fastest-growing rural counties with populations over ...

The Montana Highway Patrol says that a person died in a crash in Cascade County on Saturday. According to the MHP, it happened just south of the town limits of Cascade along 1st Street SW (Frontage Road). The crash was reported to the MHP at 6:59 p.m. on Saturday. The name of the victim and the ...
The other day I was hiking up a mountain with my dog outside Fall's End, Montana, in search of a cache hidden by doomsday preppers. The sun was out and the ... It takes place in Hope County, Montana, a fictionalized amalgamation of what appears to be all of western Montana. In the game, a young ...
Flathead County first hit 100,000 residents last year, after growing by about 10 percent since 2010, according to U.S. census estimates. It's the state's second-fastest growing county, after Gallatin County, home of Montana State University, and one of the fastest-growing rural counties with populations over ...
A state representative has approached commissioners in Pondera and Glacier counties about doing a study on taking a chunk of their land to create a 57th county in Montana to hopefully improve governance and self-sufficiency. And to get roads cleared in the winter. Rep. George Kipp III, D-Heart Butte, ...

BOZEMAN - A new report details Gallatin County's skyrocketing population growth - but warns that it comes with costs. Headwaters Economics released "Gallatin County's Economy, Growth and Open Space" on Wednesday morning. The report says Gallatin County's population grew three times faster than ...
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help in finding a 25-year-old Montana woman who went missing nearly six months ago in November 2017. Danielle Diamond is listed as a missing person on the FBI's website. Danielle is 25-years-old and described as 5'7”, 140 lbs. with brown ...
The Montana Association of County Health Care Trust's renewal rates for the FY 2018-19 actually decreased. Instead of paying a monthly ... Kittson pointed out that unlike many counties, Glacier County does not levy an extra mill levy to pay for the county employees' and elected officials' health coverage.
A hearing before Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Kathy Seeley was continued to April 30 because a lawyer representing the Secretary of State's ... Though Secretary of State Corey Stapleton certified 7,386 signatures from four counties, Democrats argue the Green Party gathered enough valid ...
From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Honor Guards will be posted at the memorial sites near Three Forks where Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore was shot and killed last year (on U.S. Highway 287, just south of the Interstate 90 interchange near the intersection with Koa Road) and where Montana ...
About three dozen officials from the Crow Tribe, Big Horn County, Montana Disaster and Emergency Services and the Bureau of Indian Affairs met in Crow Agency last Wednesday to continue planning for a possible repeat of past major flood events in the Big Horn Valley, as was the case in 1978 and 2011.
A fatal crash has been reported in Glacier County. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 6:16 a.m. on Wednesday. It happened along Highway 2 near mile marker 259. The name of the victim, number of people and vehicles involved, and the level of injuries are unknown at this time. The cause ...
The first part of the funding was awarded in February, with $107,000 going to Billings Clinic to implement a suicide detection and prevention program in 11 eastern Montana emergency departments. The other grants were distributed to county health departments, schools and other organizations in Montana ...
As the flatland flooding around northcentral Montana begins to recede, counties, road departments and ag producers are assessing the toll. At this point .... "We're basically a month behind where we'd expect to be at this time of year," said Tyler Lane, MSU extension agent for Chouteau County. "If we don't ...
George Kipp III, a Democrat from Heart Butte, plans to ask Glacier and Pondera counties to chip in for a feasibility study that will look at the costs of creating and running Montana's 57th county. He also hopes to involve the University of Montana, or perhaps the Blackfeet Community College, in preparing the ...
Flooding continues across north-central Montana as Flood Warnings remain in effect for several counties. As of right now, areas of Blaine, Hill, Liberty, Toole, Phillips, and Valley counties are under warning. The National Weather Service reported that the Milk River and Big Sandy Creek are still above the ...

Yellowstone County would spend about $70,000 to print ballots that include a Green Party primary between Steve Kelly, who has a longtime association with the party and in the past has served as its treasurer, and Tim Adams, who was on the state Republican Party's payroll from October 2013 through ...
I saw this firsthand as we have worked with Missoula County and Five Valleys Land Trust on voluntary conservation easements to protect over 300 acres of open agricultural land on our guest ranch in Woodworth Meadows. Jean was a big supporter in helping us towards protecting these working ...
The Ravalli County 911 Dispatch Center is excited to announce they've acquired new office equipment to help dispatchers better manage emergency calls. Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said that they've expanded their console stations from four to six positions. The desks are also designed to ...
Shouldn't Cascade County election candidates be posted online, much like the Montana Secretary of State's office has set up? I find that to be an easy and convenient way to see who's running, and I find some of the information interesting. Gallatin County was another website I saw, complete with election ...
Eight counties in Montana have taken the step to protect the health of their residents by including e-cigarettes in their local Clean Indoor Air Act protocol. ... “Even if your county has not included e-cigarettes in the local Clean Indoor Air Act Protocol, local businesses and multi-unit housing facilities are legally ...
However, 23 percent of adults in Missoula County are obese, 18 percent smoke tobacco and 15 percent of children here live in poverty. A total of 19 percent of Missoula County adults report severe housing problems, including at least one of the four problems: overcrowding, high housing costs, lack of ...
Gallatin remains one of Montana's healthiest counties, but ranks high for excessive drinking. By Katheryn Houghton Chronicle Staff Writer ... Folks in Gallatin County tend to be healthier and live longer than other Montana populations, according to a new report. But the area's habits place Gallatin ahead in ...
Comparing Madison and Roosevelt counties reveals some of what the report calls meaningful gaps that explain the disparities in their rankings. The estimated population of Madison County, as of 2016, is 7,924, and 11,305 in Roosevelt County, according to the Montana Association of Counties.
Roger Martin, a meteorologist with the NWS in Great Falls, told NBC Montana the agency has been getting reports of melted snow running off mountains into fields leading to flooding of nearby streets. The advisory showed water was covering Churchill Road in Manhattan Monday morning. If you see water on the roadway, ...
MISSOULA - With candidate filing deadlines Monday, the race is on for local and statewide races. One key Missoula County race is bringing some familiar faces to the forefront. Former Missoula County Undersheriff Josh Clark filed to run for sheriff again, after losing to current sheriff T.J. McDermott in 2014.
A financially struggling western Montana county that is 82 percent U.S. Forest Service land is sending the government a $445,000 tax bill. Mineral County officials wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue saying the government has failed its obligation to the county where it manages 1,000 square miles (2,600 square ...


 

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