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Articles from the February 26, 2023 edition

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  • DEQ Announces Open Burning Season

    News Release, Montana DEQ|Updated Mar 2, 2023

    HELENA-The Montana open burning season begins March 1. While burning is allowed year-round, there are different restrictions and requirements throughout the seasons. The Department of Environmental Quality reminds Montanans to comply with air quality rules and use good judgment to prevent wildfires. To burn March 1 through Aug, 31, please follow the below steps: Obtain a permit from your local fire control authority. Check with your local air quality program for restrictions...

  • Positive Movement

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Mar 2, 2023

    It's been nearly eight years since Heritage Timber of Bonner disassembled the historic Matt King ranch house and moved it from its original location east of Sucker Creek Road. Since then, efforts to rebuild the historic house on a new location in Lincoln has been fraught with delays and hurdles, but a recent bequest to the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society and a bit of happenstance have breathed new life into the project. "It is a relief that things are starting to...

  • PureView Announces Justin Murgel as New CEO

    News Release, PureView Health Center|Updated Mar 1, 2023

    Helena, Montana – PureView Health Center, a leading health center serving the Lewis and Clark County area, is pleased to announce Justin Murgel as its new CEO, effective March 20, 2023. Murgel brings years of experience in the healthcare industry and has a proven track record of successful leadership and supporting quality outcomes for patients. He has held several positions at PacificSource, where he was instrumental in driving growth and delivering innovative healthcare s...

  • Montana State hosting outdoor industry business panel March 7

    News Release, MSU News Service|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship will host “The Business of The Outdoors,” a panel discussion featuring representatives from Gallatin Valley-based businesses Simms Fishing, Skwala Fishing and Stone Glacier, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7. The event will be held in Jabs Hall, Room 111, on the MSU campus and is free and open to the public. Panelists will discuss the phases of building and operating a business, from startup to mid-growth to established organization. They wi...

  • From My Perspective: The Way of the World

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Is it just me, or has the world - and by world I mean everything - seemed really heavy? I'm not just talking about lately, I'm talking about in general for the last several years? I think I've noticed it before, but it's really hitting home for me even more lately. There always seems to be some sort of controversy, some tragedy or some new threat being thrown at us. When I visit with close friends and family, it continually feels like there is more illness, death and...

  • Human nature seeks to please itself

    From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham, Billy Graham Literary Trust|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Q: It's surprising to see young people fighting for social action and at the same time completely steeped in the pursuit of self-pleasure. It doesn't seem that these two lifestyles can work together. – S.A. A: Human nature seeks to please itself. When something brings pleasure, we are inclined to call evil good, even if we know that down deep it is dead wrong. To make ourselves feel better when things go wrong, we blame others. Evil cleverly disguises itself as good, and human...

  • Deputys Log

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received forty-five calls for service between Feb. 8 and Feb. 24, in the Lincoln area. Three of those calls were traffic stops performed by deputies. We had one call for service create case numbers: A deputy took a report Feb. 18, of sexual assault involving two minors. The investigation is being handled by the criminal investigation division. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public at this time. Other calls for...

  • Legislative Roundup - Week 8

    Caven Wade, UM Legislative News Service|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Montana Congressional Delegates Discuss Issues in their Bi-Annual Address of State Legislature All four members of Montana's congressional delegation spoke to the Montana Legislature during a joint session of the Senate and the House on Monday, Feb. 20, talking to state lawmakers about the issues facing Congress, including the national debt and the fentanyl epidemic. Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Sen. Steve Daines spoke to the Legislature first, followed by...

  • Rep. Derek Harvey Brings Working-Class Perspective to Montana's Citizen Legislature

    Caven Wade, UM Legislative News Service|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of lawmaker profiles of rising leaders from both parties, aimed at giving a glimpse into the lives legislators lead outside of the Capitol and how that affects how they lead inside the Capitol, highlighting the makeup of Montana's citizen legislature. HELENA – A typical work day for Derek Harvey as a firefighter in Butte is filled with protecting Montanans in emergencies. Every two years, for 90 days, the workload changes to s...