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Articles from the November 11, 2020 edition

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Board of Health Enacts New COVID-19 Restrictions

At a Friday, Nov. 6 meeting, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health revised a local health rule that includes new restrictions on certain businesses intended to slow transmission of COVID-19. The ne...

 

Mayor, residents raising money for new city ice rink

Three Forks Mayor Sean Gifford and other local residents have been working hard to get a portable ice rink once again in Stevenson Park. According to the Mayor, they have received some donations and a generous grant, but are approximately $3,600... Full story

 

New County Clerk elected

There will be a new Clerk of Court in Gallatin County. In unofficial results, Democrat Sandy Erdhardt defeated Republican Challenger Jesi Stahl by a vote of 35,035 to 32,129. She will take over for current clerk Jennifer Brandon. In the race for a...

 

Semi Carrying Cattle Catches Fire

A semi-truck carrying cattle feed caught fire on I-90 at around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3 several miles west of Three Forks. The driver pulled off to the side of the road and emptied two fire... Full story

 

Wolves Update: What can families and staff do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the School Setting

Editor’s Note: The following information was provided by www.healthygallatin.org There are a number of actions we can all take every day to reduce the risk of catching the disease or spreading it to others. First, we need all families to monitor...

 

Opinion: Veterans Day a poignant time

The month of November is a special time for the nation's veterans. While Memorial Day honors fallen soldiers and service people, Veterans Day, which takes place each November, is an opportunity to...

 

Column: Up All Night

When I was a sophomore in high school, I decided I would join the speech and debate team and it was one of the best decisions I ever made in school. Not only did I make a lot of friends and travel all over Wyoming, but I also had an amazing job and...

 

Montana Legislature : How will the GOP spend its mandate?

On November 3, Montana voters gave the GOP unified control of state government, electing a Republican to the governor's office for the first time in 16 years, Republican candidates to all statewide offices, and expanding GOP majorities in the state...

 

Belgrade man convicted of bighorn sheep poaching

CHINOOK – A Belgrade man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to killing a bighorn sheep illegally this year. Matthew DeWit, 27, pleaded guilty to hunting during a closed season and unlawful possession, shipping, or transportation of a game ani...

 

Dr. Thompson is Pet of Week

Meet Dr. Thompson! This 11 year old has plenty of spunk in him. He is a lover with a big heart looking for his new home. He has a heart condition, so he needs a family to give him extra special care...

 

Along the Gallatin River, Tester Introduces Montana Headwaters Legacy Act to Protect 336 Miles of Rivers in Southwestern Montana

Standing alongside Montana conservation organizations and advocates on the banks of the Gallatin River, U.S. Senator Jon Tester last week introduced his Montana Headwaters Legacy Act, new legislation to protect 336 miles of rivers in the...

 

Donald (Don) Curtis Nimmick

Donald (Don) Curtis Nimmick, age 74, was called home to the Lord on Friday, October 30, 2020. He was born May 15, 1946 in Great Falls, MT, the eldest son of Arnold and Joyce (Curtis) Nimmick. He married Gayle Polston on September 6, 1969 and had... Full story

 

Mandatory wolf trapping classes will be offered online in 2020

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will offer two online wolf trapping certification classes in November. The free online classes are set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 14 and 21. The classes are identical, and trappers must complete only one of...

 

MSU Extension explains tax saving benefits

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension has revised a MontGuide that explains how charitable gift annuities could be used to meet both the philanthropic and tax savings goals of many Montanans. “If you made a $10,000 gift to your favorite...

 

UM Study Reveals Patterns That Shape Forest Recovery After Wildfires

MISSOULA – New University of Montana research suggests recurring continent-spanning drought patterns set the tempo for forest recovery from wildfire. A study published Nov. 9 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that forest...

 

How Escalating COVID Cases Forced Montana to Change Its Masking Strategy

In Montana’s conservative Flathead County, prosecutors and local leaders were turning a blind eye to businesses that flouted state mask and social distancing mandates, even as the area’s COVID infections climbed to their highest levels. When...

 

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