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Happy retirement Jack Trethewey

Dear Editor, The fires were hot down Yellowstone way “We’re headed North” is all Janet did say. So off to Havre where the wind does blow Jack agreed to follow and go. For three long years he played the game Until an opening... — Updated 10/24/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local 

Tester celebrates passage of Cmdr. John Scott Hannon veterans bill

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press call Thursday where he provided updates on his efforts in combating COVID-19 in Montana, the second CARES Act package, his recent biparti... — Updated 10/23/2020

 

Tester on 'unacceptable' Empire Builder cuts: Amtrak needs to give Montanans 'clear answers'

Note: This is from the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester U.S. Sen. Jon Tester released Monday a statement as Amtrak’s cuts in service to the Empire Builder line, which crosses the entire state of Montana along the Hi-Line, go into... — Updated 10/20/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Completion of St. Mary work celebrated

ST. MARY DIVERSION - Local, state, tribal and federal partners along with Montana's congressional delegation gathered together Thursday at Drop 5 on the St. Mary Diversion and Conve... — Updated 10/16/2020

 

Tester delivers $10.8M to expand high-speed internet in rural Montana

Note: This was provided by the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester Hundreds of rural Montana families are slated to receive improved access to high-speed internet, thanks to a $10,890,338 grant secured by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.,... — Updated 10/15/2020

 

Supreme Court reverses Census ruling, bureau can end counting

Staff and wire reports Montana’s Democratic governor and lieutenant governor and U.S. senator Tuesday all blasted a U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning lower court decisions requiring the Census to continue counting through... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Water once again running through St. Mary Diversion

Water was turned on for the first time Saturday to run through the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works  "This has been such an unbelievable and at times overwhelming project... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

Analysis: Fighting for patient protections while attacking ACA - hard to have it both ways

By Alex Sakariassen, Kaiser Health News Throughout the 2020 election cycle, candidates' positions on health care have been particularly important for voters with underlying and... — Updated 10/8/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Rosendale, Williams face off to take U.S. House seat: Matt Rosendale

Republican candidate State Auditor Matt Rosendale faces former state Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-Bozeman, faces in the race to take the seat of U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., in t... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Rosendale, Williams face off to take U.S. House seat: Kathleen Williams

Former state Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-Bozeman, faces Republican candidate state Auditor Matt Rosendale in the race to take the seat of U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., in the... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Senate Amtrak hearing postponed

The office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., reported that, due to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recessing the Senate until Oct. 19 because of increasing cases of COVID-19, a hearing on Amtrak scheduled for Wednesday ha... — Updated 10/6/2020

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Havre Amtrak still not selling tickets

The Amtrak station in Havre still has yet to reinstate traditional ticket agents for the Empire Builder despite Congress having ordered Amtrak to do so last year and members of Montana’s congressional delegation have since... — Updated 10/5/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Work at St. Mary Diversion nearing completion

The largest concrete pour to date took place last Friday on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, where the drop near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, gigantic metal siphons and concrete drop structures... — Updated 9/29/2020

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Judge moves Census deadline back to Oct. 31

With less than a week to the deadline for data collection in the 2020 U.S. Census, a federal District Judge has ordered the Census Bureau to again move the deadline back to Oct. 31. The Census originally was expected to be... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Savanna's Act and Not Invisible Act Clear the U.S. House of Representatives

Note: Information in this release was provided by the offices of Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Greg Gianforte Editor’s note: This version includes a comment sent by the office of Sen. Steve Daines. A U.S. senator and U.S.... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Bullock and other democratic candidates visit Hill County

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who is running against incumbent Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., for his seat in the U.S. Senate, visited Hill County Friday afternoon, meeting with local... — Updated 9/21/2020

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Montana legislators and officials weigh in on the USPS and Bullock's lawsuit

Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday that he was filing a lawsuit against U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over recent changes made at the United States Postal Service that Bullock argues are unlawful and have directly harmed... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Gainforte talks about St. Mary Diversion repairs

Rep. Greg Gianforte R-Mont., hosted a roundtable Wednesday at Fresno Beach with irrigators, members of the Milk River Joint Board of Control and of the St. Mary Rehabilitation... — Updated 9/10/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

St. Mary group talks how to fund rehabilitating the diversion

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Friday and discussed how to move forward with paying for a rehabilitation of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance. Sens. Jon Tester,... — Updated 9/8/2020

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Cooney talks about his Growing Montana Plan at campaign event

Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney held a campaign event Tuesday afternoon at Gibson Park in Great Falls, livestreamed over Facebook, to talk about his Growing Montana Plan, which he said is aimed at helping rural agriculture producers a... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Don't shortchange the Census

I know we can all agree that 2020 has been a challenging year — perhaps the most challenging year in a long time for many of us. This year is also important for many reasons, including that the federal government is conducting... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Largest pour to date happening on St. Mary repairs

Workers continued to pour concrete last week on Drop 5 of the St.Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, the drop which collapsed in May near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dik... — Updated 9/1/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Daines talks with local leaders about local concerns

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., stopped in Havre Tuesday to continue his tour to visit all 56 counties of Montana to discuss with local leaders about what is going on in the area.... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Tester continues push to ensure Montana families can put food on the table

Note: This was provided by the Office of U.S. Sen Jon Tester U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is continuing his push to make sure Montana families are able to get enough to eat during the coronavirus crisis. In a letter to U.S. Depar... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Tester, Moran urge VA to continue support for veterans in nursing homes

Note: This was provided by the Veterans’ Affairs Committee Office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester U.S. Sens Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Jerry Moran, R-Kans., — ranking member and chair of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee,... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

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