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HELENA – The Lump Gulch Fire is a stark reminder that fire season is fast approaching. Lewis and Clark County, the Cities of Helena and East Helena, and Tri-County Fire Safe Working Group, in coordination with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), want to remin…

A Missoula County District Court judge has ordered the release of body camera footage and internal reports stemming from a November 2017 arrest during which now-retired Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy Doug Hartsell was accused of strangling a man in handcuffs.

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Last week several local students were recognized for their “Patriot’s Pen” essays. Pictured, left to right are Gary Kasper, Emma Schenk (1st place), Toryn Martinez (3rd place), Payton Swensen (4th place), and Laurence Vincent. Vincent and Kasper are with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars po…

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GREAT FALLS – In the interest of protecting the health of our students, faculty, staff and the community, Great Falls College MSU has made the decision to start fall classes Monday, Aug. 17, a week earlier than originally planned.

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said "it would be devastating" if Montana loses its affiliated professional baseball teams.

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“HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNE!” - On Sunday, May 3rd, there was quite a traffic jam in our normally quiet town of Fairfield, Montana as well-wishers came from near and far to wish Anne Anderson (at far right in photo) a “Happy Birthday.” Traffic was backed up all the way to Central Avenue, but no on…

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On June 1, 2020, Teton County will be rolling out a new electronic referral system called CONNECT. CONNECT is a secure, web-based system for service providers to send, receive and track referrals. CONNECT is a valuable tool aimed at improving the referral process in our communities by simpli…

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I think my daughters were about eight and eleven years old when we watched the movie, Temple Grandin.  Over the following eight years, each of us has referenced that movie several times in our conversations.  The movie chronicles the experiences of Temple Grandin and her family as they navig…

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AUGUSTA, MT - Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. (Rocky) will have supplemental foods available to Augusta area senior citizens at the Augusta Senior Center on Tuesday, May 19 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.  Foods are shelf stable and consist of canned fruit, vegetables, meats, juice, cereals…

Recently, the Montana Glacier Family of Banks (First Security Bank Missoula, Glacier Bank, Western Security Bank, Valley Bank Helena, First Security Bank Bozeman and First Bank of Montana) announced a $35,000 gift to the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN). This gift will support food distribut…

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MSU Extension in Teton County is following the guidance of the stay home orders.  The team that includes Jane Wolery, Jamie Smith and Sharla Hinman will begin their first week with all three working from home.  The team had spent one week doing split shifts to accommodate the 6-foot social d…

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It has been a week, hasn’t it? I suspect most of us are feeling unsettled to varying degrees. Even though we are dealing with something completely new to most of us in this decade and in this century with the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertain future, my thoughts keep going back to my grand…

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HELENA, MT - Governor Steve Bullock today directed that travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. The Directive follows the governor’s prior travel advisory and last week’s Stay at Home Directive.

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Sunday, when I came into the office to work on this week’s Sun Times, I noticed this painted rock on our windowsill.

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Great Falls, MT — As of 7pm on Monday, 3/16/20, Cascade County still has zero confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 20 samples have been sent to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) lab and all have come back negative.

GREAT FALLS – Alluvion Health and Great Falls Emergency Services are once again partnering to offer a free community hands only CPR class. This American Heart Association (AHA) Family & Friends® CPR Course is a video-based, classroom course with a facilitator and group environment. The m…

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On April 1, 2020, Teton County will be rolling out a new electronic referral system called CONNECT. The Teton County Health Department is working with DPHHS to implement CONNECT in North Central Montana including; Chouteau, Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Teton and Toole counties. CONNECT is a se…

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MSU Extension in Teton County is offering two sections of Strong People.  Enrollment is currently open, so participants can join the class at any time.  The classes are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the Choteau Baptist Church. People who are interest…

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Stop by the Cozy Corner Wednesday February 19 from 10:00am until noon for a cup of coffee and information on the dissolution of the Teton Medical Center Hospital District.  Bring your questions and comments.

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HELENA – Lewis and Clark County has once again received an unmodified (“clean”) opinion according to the annual audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, performed by Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co., certified public accountants.

More than 2,600 students qualified for the U of I Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester. To be included in the Dean’s List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. The fall 2019 semester ended December 20.