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HUNTER CONFIDENTIALITY

Wildlife agency drops hunter confidentiality plan

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are dropping a proposal to keep confidential the names of hunters and trappers who kill wildlife in Montana.

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Montana ratepayers to save $6.8 million in interest payments from SRF program change

Helena, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that ratepayers in three Montana communities will save nearly $6.8 million in interest payments on thanks to interest rate reductions he implemented earlier this year. The savings come as part of a series of loans through State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan program to make important upgrades to the water systems in Butte, Roundup, and Big Fork.

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Lewistown Ice Skating Association to put on Halloween Ball fundraiser

Another busy Lewistown weekend includes a fundraiser for adults interested in supporting the town’s ice skating facilities. Spokesman Derek Manseau says it’s an opportunity to celebrate.

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City pool fundraiser this Sunday

Save Our Swimming Pool will have a fundraising event this Sunday.  Spokeswoman Jennifer Deguzman says it’s an important family event for those who have contributed to improving the town’s aging facility.

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Tax Foundation rates Montana’s business tax climate as sixth best in the nation

Helena, Mont.—Today, Governor Steve Bullock touted a report from the Tax Foundation which found that Montana continues to have one of the best business tax climates in the nation.  Montana was ranked as having the sixth best tax climate in the study.  The Tax Foundation is a non-partisan tax research group. 

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Central Montana's Pre-disaster Mitigation Plan nearly finished

Fergus County Emergency Services Director Cheri Kilby has been working for more than a year on a Pre-disaster Mitigation Plan.  She reports the plan is nearly finished, but there’s still a little more work to be done.

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Turn your clocks back this Sunday and check fire alarms

Cheri Kilby, Fergus County’s Disaster and Emergency Services Director sees this Sunday as an important date to keep your home safe .  

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Montana Department of Transportation announces airport loan and grant applications now online

HELENA—Montana is home to a variety of airports across the state. While differing in size, they serve a similar and important function: providing air transportation for all traveling purposes in the state. Each airport also plays an important role by providing critical services and support to the local economy. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)’s Aeronautics Division offers assistance to smaller Montana airports in a variety of ways including providing loans and grants for needed construction or repairs. This financial assistance can make a critical difference in daily operations for these airports and supporting them in making air service widely available across the state. Now with an online application process, small airport owners and managers can enjoy convenience in applying for loans, grants and stipends for provision of courtesy cars. 

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Red Ribbon Week observed Oct. 27 - 31

October is changing from orange to red this week. And that red is for Red Ribbon Week. This is a national-wide school observance to make students aware of the affects drugs can have.

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City encourages leaf collection

Raking leaves in the fall helps keep neighborhoods clutter-free, and also helps the city when snow turns to ice in the winter.  Lewistown City Manager Kevin Myhre explains. 

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Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council gathers at state capitol

Helena, MT—On Saturday, Governor Steve Bullock and First Lady Lisa Bullock met with members of the Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council during a full-day retreat to discuss solutions to ending childhood hunger through service.   

Hosted by the Governor’s Office of Community Service, fifteen middle and high school students across Montana gathered to serve on the Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council and design projects to raise awareness of the issue of childhood hunger in Montana. The projects will be implemented for Fight Childhood Hunger Week, a Global Youth Service Day project, April 13-19, 2015.

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Central Montana Medical Center following CDC guidelines in unlikely case of an ebola patient

October 22, 2014 (LEWISTOWN, MT) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging hospitals to prepare for the unlikely event of having to treat a patient with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and officials at Central Montana Medical Center (CMMC) are taking the recommendation seriously.

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FWP approves proposed fur farm near Roy

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has approved and issued a license to a commercial fur farm southwest of Roy.

“Based on the analysis in the environmental assessment, applicable laws, regulations and policies,” says Gary Bertellotti, FWP Region 4 supervisor, “FWP has determined that this action will not have a significant effect on the human or physical environment.”

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