Category Archives: Montana

County clerk race going to recount; officials discussing moving elections office under county commission

The race for Cascade County clerk and recorder is going to a recount. At last count around 4 a.m. Nov. 5, during election night, the race between incumbent Rina Fontana Moore and challenger Sandra Merchant was 20 votes apart. On Nov. 14, election officials processed and counted roughly 100 military and provisional ballots in front of official observers, attorneys and

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State offering prevention specialist certification

The Department of Public Health and Human Services said Oct. 26 that the Montana Prevention Certification Board is now offering an online certification program for prevention specialists and those working in related public and behavioral health capacities. The certified prevention specialist, administered by MPCB, is now available for professionals providing services in the field of behavioral health. “MPCB strives to

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Judge rules city prohibition on marijuana businesses invalid

A district court judge has ruled that the city’s ordinance prohibiting marijuana businesses within the city limits is invalid. Judge David Grubich ruled late in the afternoon on Oct. 11 that the city cannot refuse to process a safety inspection certificate application from Dale and Janelle Yatsko for a marijuana business on the basis of its ordinance prohibiting such businesses

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CCHD finds no violation in investigation of complaint against downtown cigar lounge

The Cascade County City-County Health Department investigated a complaint against the Omerta Cigar Lounge downtown over the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act. Wade Stout, CCHD’s tobacco prevention specialist, told the Board of Health during their Oct. 5 meeting that he met with one of the owners and didn’t find any violations based on the complaint. In July, a group of

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DEQ seeking comment on Malmstrom hazardous waste permit

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on the proposal to reissue a hazardous waste permit to Malmstrom Air Force Base for operation of a hazardous waste storage facility and continued remediation of contaminated areas on the base. As part of the permit reissuance process, DEQ is seeking public comment on the draft permit and environmental assessment.

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DNRC still working with group, county on easement for Fox Farm land

After four years of discussions between a local group and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, there’s been little movement regarding about 80 acres of school trust land on Fox Farm Road. In 2018, DNRC began considering options for the land since it wasn’t generating revenue for the school trust, which is the agency’s mandate, according to Andy

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Northrop Grumman casts first motor set for new ICBM

Northrop Grumman has cast the LGM-35A Sentinel program’s first inert stage-one and stage-two solid rocket motor set this summer. The casting event demonstrated the maturity of Sentinel’s solid rocket motor design and validated manufacturing processes, advanced tooling, and facilities, according to a Northrop Grumman release. Sentinel is the weapon system that is replacing the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system in place at

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GFFR chief working to develop all-hazards training facility

Great Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jeremy Jones is working to build a coalition to get state funding for an all-hazards training area at the city’s existing training center on 9th Street South. He’s presenting to the Legislature’s Local Government Interim Committee in September in the hopes of getting some of the state’s surplus funds for a training facility that would

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