Category Archives: Montana

Options still being considered for DNRC land in Fox Farm area

The future of about 80 acres off Fox Farm Road is uncertain as the Montana Department of Natural Resources works to meet the statutory mandate for the land to generate revenue for the state’s school trust fund. A group of locals has been working to conserve the property as open space and briefed City Commissioners on their efforts during the

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Fox Farm state land being considered for development, locals seek city help for conservation

During their Jan. 7 meeting, City Commissioners will hear from a group of locals who are asking the city to consider purchasing a conservation easement for about 80 acres off Fox Farm Road owned by the Montana Department of Natural Resources. The Fox Farm property is School Trust Land. Clock starts on Fox Farm DNRC property June 3 for conservation

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Permit applications for Smith River float opens Jan. 2

Applications for 2020 Smith River State Park float permits through Montana State Parks opens Jan. 2 through Feb. 13. The permit drawing will be held on March 2. The Smith River is one of Montana’s most sought-after outdoor recreation experiences. Permits are required to float the 59-mile section of river between Camp Baker and Eden Bridge and are issued each

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State begins enforcing emergency rules banning sale of flavored e-cigarettes

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services began enforcing emergency rules at 1 p.m. Dec. 18 to temporarily restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarette products in Montana. On Dec. 17, a district court judge in Ravalli County dissolved the temporary restraining order for the state’s emergency rules. The restrictions include the sale of all flavored e-cigarette products, including

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State to enforce emergency rules on sale of e-cigarettes beginning Dec. 18

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced Dec. 13 its notice of intent to begin enforcing emergency rules that temporarily restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarette products in Montana. Enforcement of the emergency rules begins 1 p.m. Dec. 18. Bullock calls for emergency rules to ban sale of flavored e-cigarettes The restrictions include the sale of all

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120th Airlift Wing airmen return from 4-month deployment

About 100 airmen from the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard returned home this week from deployment. About 130 airmen left in June, some came back after about two months and about 100 spent four-months in Kuwait. Some were deployed for five months. The airmen, and four C-130 aircraft, were deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield

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Montana soldier killed in non-combat incident in Iraq

A Montana native was killed while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, according to a Department of Defense release. Sgt. Nathaneil G. Irish, 23, of Billings, died Oct. 27, of a non-combat related incident at Camp Taji, Iraq. The incident is under investigation, according to the release. Irish was assigned to 25th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright,

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Small business centers expanding in Montana, including Great Falls

Three Small Business Development Centers are expanding across the state, including the Great Falls center, which is based in the Great Falls Development Authority. The Great Falls center has hired Rich Gannon to fill a new rural business adviser position. The position was created to make business assistance more accessible in rural communities. The adviser will be based in Cut

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Business Bites: Enbar, Hempl’s, Sip ‘n Dip make best of lists; Five Loaves Too has new owner; The Barn, Calico Rodeo closing

Three local establishments recently made best of lists from Big 7 Travel. Enbar Enbar was named the best cocktail bar in Montana. “Enbar is a stylish yet riotously fun bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails made with Montana spirits. Cocktails change with the seasons and there’s often specials, but there are a few highlights to look out for. We love

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