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Articles from the December 12, 2022 edition

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  • Wildlife Watch: grizzly bear management

    Amanda Eggert, Montana Free Press|Updated Dec 18, 2022

    This story is excerpted from the Montan Free Press MT Lowdown, a weekly newsletter digest containing original reporting and analysis published every Friday. In anticipation of eventual delisting, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has produced a proposal to guide grizzly bear management in Montana, which is home to more than half of the Lower 48's grizzlies. In an introduction to an Environmental Impact Statement accompanying the plan, FWP Director Henry "Hank" Worsech said the...

  • USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Rural Businesses Produce and Market Value-Added Products

    News Release, USDA Rural Development|Updated Dec 18, 2022

    Bozeman, Mont. – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced Dec. 5, that USDA is accepting applications for grants to establish and operate Agriculture Innovation Centers (AIC). AICs provide technical and business development assistance to agricultural producers seeking to market or produce value-added products. USDA is making $8 million available under the Agriculture Innovation Center Program. AICs may use the g...

  • Lewis and Clark County Lincoln board openings

    News Release, Lewis and Clark County|Updated Dec 17, 2022

    Lewis and Clark County has the following Lincoln board openings: Lincoln Solid Waste District Board Seeking one citizen to serve on the Lincoln Solid Waste District Board who owns residential or commercial property and pays the Lincoln Solid Waste assessment; 3 year terms. Lincoln Parks Board Seeking one citizen to serve on the board. The purpose of the board is to advise the Board of County Commissioners and the City-County Parks Board on issues relating to the use,...

  • Daines Cannabis Banking Reform Bill Helps Align Federal, State Law

    Montana Sen. Jason Ellsworth - R, Montana SD 43 Hamilton|Updated Dec 17, 2022

    I'm not a pro-marijuana guy. I voted against Montana's adult-use cannabis initiative (I-190) in the 2020 election. However, since Montanans approved the initiative and recreational marijuana has taken effect in our state, I've been committed to following the will of the voters and making sure our new system works safely and effectively. One of the biggest barriers to that objective is outdated federal law that causes problems for states that have legalized cannabis. In...

  • Lincoln High School Graduate Sage Kamps Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

    News Release, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi|Updated Dec 17, 2022

    BATON ROUGE, LA-- Sage Kamps of Ovando, Mont., was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Kamps was initiated at University of Montana. Kamps is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of...

  • My Perspective: Relying on the Strength of Others… and Finding Some of Your Own

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Dec 15, 2022

    It’s been almost a month since I’ve written a column. I’ve had a lot come at me in these last few weeks. Some good, some bad, a lot scary, some that’s tested me and I know there is more coming with the new year. Some of the things over the last couple of weeks have made me realize there are things we need to be strong and do on our own, and then there are the things that, if we’re lucky, we can rely on the strength of others to help us through. Sometimes that strength...

  • UM Launches 'Grizzly Promise' to Make College More Affordable for Montana Students

    News Release, UM News Service|Updated Dec 14, 2022

    MISSOULA – The University of Montana launched the Grizzly Promise initiative this week to tear down financial barriers and make college more affordable for Montana students. The Grizzly Promise initiative is funded through a combination of scholarships, grants, waivers and other financial aid packaged together specifically for Montana students who attend UM. "With the cost of living quickly rising in our state, we are fully committed to taking aggressive action to ensure e...