Category Archives: Montana

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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Bullock calls for emergency rules to ban sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Gov. Steve Bullock has directed the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to implement emergency administrative rules to temporarily prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. “Young Montanans are using e-cigarettes at an alarming rate, while officials investigate the possible causes of a national outbreak of e-cigarette-related injury and death, leaving us at a crossroads,” Bullock said in a press

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Bullock declares emergency in multiple counties due to early winter storm

Gov. Steve Bullock issued an executive order declaring an emergency in Montana due to the early season storm. Areas hit hardest include Cascade, Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Pondera and Teton counties and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier County, and Pondera County have issued local emergency declarations. “With an unprecedented winter storm throwing our state

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Murals going up in downtown for ArtsFest MONTANA

In the year since internationally known Cameron Moberg painted his first murals in downtown Great Falls, he’s noticed increased foot traffic and vitality. Moberg is back in town this week for the city’s first ArtsFest MONTANA, which includes a workshop with Montana artists, mural installation and walking tours of the murals around town. Great Falls’ first ArtsFest kicks off this

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10th Avenue bridge lane closure for inspections next week

The Montana Department of Transportation is conducting the annual bridge inspection on the 10th Avenue South/Warden Bridge eastbound beginning Aug. 26 through Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The bridge will have a single lane closure during the duration of the inspection. The public should expect single lane closure, reduced speed limit of 35 mph, inspection vehicles and workers

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County sues state over unpaid fees for housing inmates at detention center

Cascade County has filed a lawsuit against the Montana Department of Corrections over unpaid fees for housing offenders at the Cascade County Detention Center. The suit was filed last week in district court in Helena and alleges that the state owes Cascade County more than $766,599 for room and board of people serving a DOC sentence at the Cascade County

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Tester takes questions from Great Falls residents

Sen. Jon Tester was in Great Falls taking questions from residents during a town hall on Tuesday at Great Falls College MSU. In his opening remarks, he said gun control legislation may come back to the floor this fall. Lawmakers, Tester said, “owe the American people at least to have the debate,” drawing applause from the audience of roughly 100 people.

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Slot knife workshop, Bat-tastic, mammoth hunt coming up at state parks in Great Falls

Several activities are coming up at Montana State Parks in Great Falls. The slot knife workshop with Billy Maxwell at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is Aug. 8-9 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. Join First Peoples Buffalo Jump and Maxwell to learn and build your own primitive slot knife. This knife is the most common knife

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Former Malmstrom commander nominated as deputy of Air Force Global Strike Command

Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton has been nominated for assignment as deputy commander of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Cotton is currently serving as commander and president of Air University at Air Education and Training Command at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Former Malmstrom commander assumes command of Air Force center in Texas

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