Category Archives: Montana

Montana Guard continuing support of flood search and rescue operations

The Montana National Guard is continuing to assist with search and rescue operations due to flooding in south central Montana. The Guard received requests from local officials beginning at 2:45 p.m. June 13 to help rescue stranded civilians. The Guard sent two helicopters with hoist capability. The first helicopter rescued two people in Roscoe and another two in Fromberg, according

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Montana Guard responding to flooding search and rescue operations

Updated 10:30 a.m. June 14 The Montana National Guard is providing one UH-60 Blackhawk and one CH-47 Chinook, both helicopters, to assist in search and rescue efforts in Roscoe, in Carbon County, and Cooke City, in Park County due to significant flooding in those areas. The Guard is responding at the request of local government in the affected areas. Gov.

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Cotton nominated to head major command

Air Force Gen. Anthony J. Cotton has been nominated for commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Cotton is currently serving as commander of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. Strategic Command is the parent command to AFGSC and includes all of the U.S. nuclear enterprise. Malmstrom falls under those commands.

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Construction begins June 1 at Montana Veterans Memorial

The Montana Veterans Memorial will be closed for construction beginning June 1 for six to eight weeks. Concrete has been shifting on the 16 -year-old memorial due to an unstable base containing reject fill material. An estimated 4,000 to 4,400 square feet of concrete and substandard sub-grade fill material will be excavated and replaced, according to the Montana Veterans Memorial

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Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Great Falls

The Montana Veterans Memorial Association is holding the annual Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. May 30 at the Montana Veterans Memorial. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved indoors at Centene Stadium in the suites. Seating is limited indoors. Organizers will make a decision on weather at noon. This year’s speaker is Bishop Marcus Collins of

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Family Fishing Day, educational programs upcoming with FWP

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting several upcoming programs in the Great Falls area. After a two-year absence, the Great Falls Family Fishing Day event is scheduled for  June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Wadsworth Pond Park in Great Falls. The event features short educational stations on fish identification, knot tying, casting, and fly tying, followed by

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Great Falls project among those invited to apply for housing tax credits

The Montana Board of Housing held a series of public meetings May 16-17 and invited eight affordable rental properties to apply for federal housing tax credits to build or rehabilitate affordable housing, including a Great Falls project. The board chose the properties after listening to presentations from housing developers and interested community members seeking the opportunity to submit their full

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park hosting Indigenous archeology program

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park will host the Montana Conversations program “Six Hundred Generations: Exploring the Indigenous Archaeology of Montana” with Carl M. Davis on June 13 from 7-8:30 p.m.  The program will be held indoors at the park headquarters. “Carl will take participants on a journey through time, climate, landscapes, technologies and cultures, beginning with the First Peoples

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County attorney holds that petition required to send marijuana question to ballot

The Cascade County Attorney’s Office has issued an opinion stating that the County Commissioners cannot place the question on the ballot of whether recreational marijuana sales should be allowed without a petition from citizens. The county attorney’s office sent the opinion to commissioners on May 6 and the commission sent it to The Electric on May 9. In April, a

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CCSO partnering with LightsOn! program for broken car lights

Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said April 26 that his office is partnering with the LightsOn! microgrant program to give vouchers for headlight and taillight repair in lieu of writing citations. Sherman Patterson, the program director of LightsOn! said that the program started in 2017 to improve relations with law enforcement and increase safety by reducing broken taillights and headlights.

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