Category Archives: Montana

Five Montana TV stations for sale, including KRTV in Great Falls

Cordillera Communications is looking to sell 11 of its television stations, including five in Montana. According to TVNewsCheck.com, a broadcast industry trade publication, Cordillera has hired Methuselah Advisors of New York City to sell those stations in small markets. Those stations are: KRTV in Great Falls, KPAX in Missoula; KTVQ in Billings, KXLF in Butte and KTVH in Helena. The company

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Filming begins in Great Falls for featuring 1951 Shelby murder

Watching a film crew re-enact the events of April 4, 1951 in downtown Great Falls on Tuesday was an odd feeling for Clem Pellett. “This is just so poignant,” he said. “I’ve just got this feeling inside of me. It’s happy, it’s sad, it’s reenacting the day my grandfather was murdered.” Pellet’s grandfather, Clarence Pellett, was murdered by Frank Dryman

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Cascade County moving property records to the cloud

Cascade County is migrating to the cloud for property records. A contract with Tyler Technologies is on Tuesday’s commission agenda with a one time $25,340 fee for transitioning from the county server to Tyler’s system. The recurring annual fee $17,500. The upgrade is for the Clerk and Recorder’s Office and was included in last year’s budget, according to county officials.

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Legislative committees consider changes to tax increment financing; local governments opposed to limiting local control

State legislators considered three draft bills related to tax increment financing during a Wednesday morning committee meeting. None of the bills made it out of committee yet and there was wide opposition to two of the three bills during public comment. The effort on TIF related bills will likely continue in the 2019 legislative session. One of the bill was

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County releases costs related to Trump rally

President Trump’s visit last week cost the county $17,585.35. The rally at Expo Park cost the county $39,319 in expenses for staffing, operations, and other costs, mostly for the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, public works and Expo Park. The county made $21,734 in revenue from the visit through concessions and facility rental at Expo Park. Trump rally in Great Falls

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Forum on U.S. trade policies to be held in Great Falls on Tuesday

Great Falls Rising is hosting a forum Tuesday night on U.S. trade policies.  The forum will focus on trade issues affecting Montana and the U.S. Thepanel includes Erik Somerfeld, treasurer of Montana Farmers Union; Shane Etzwiler, director of the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce; and Bob Funk, communications director of the Montana AFL-CIO. Progressive movement is organizing in Great Falls After answering prepared questions

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Tester pushing Air Force to fund construction project at 120th Airlift Wing

Sen. Jon Tester is pushing the Air Force to make the 120th Airlift Wing a higher priority for military construction in the coming years. The unit needs additional ramp space to properly house the unit’s eight C-130s. The ramp was built for fighter jets, which are considerable smaller than the cargo planes. The Air Force currently has the estimated $9

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White House tariffs placed on Canadian steel, aluminum hitting Montana manufacturers

By Martin Kidston | Missoula Current Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and other U.S. trade partners have increased the cost of products sourced by Montana manufacturers, though the full ramifications aren’t yet fully known. A looming trade war with the country’s leading allies is likely to hit Montana manufacturers in the pocketbook,

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Goats return to Malmstrom for weed management project

Goats have returned to Malmstrom Air Force Base for year two of a three-year weed management project. About 350 Spanish Boer Cross goats leaped from two livestock trailers Tuesday afternoon and raced to find the best weeds to munch on. They started in a field they’d worked in last year and would spend maybe an hour in that patch before moving

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