Montana News

Flathead Valley Community College
3:25 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Mono, strep, pregnancy among the tests available to students at new clinic

Testing for mono and strep as well as pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is a service available in-house to students at the new Flathead Valley Community College Student Health Clinic.
Credit Katrin Frye

The Flathead Valley Community College becomes the first stand-alone 2-year college in the state to offer a health clinic for students. The FVCC Student Health Clinic opened in the new Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Sciences with the beginning of the fall semester.

Physicians Assistant Shelley Naomi said she can treat patients for a range of ailments from preventative care like well-woman annual exams to flu shots, treating the common cold, and sexually transmitted disease testing.

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Title IX
2:09 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

41 years of Title IX

Lucy France
Credit University of Montana

The University of Montana's Legal Counsel presented a campus lecture today examining Title IX's impact in America over the last four decades.

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Tribal Meeting
4:46 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Tribal leaders say budget cuts are hurting the poorest of the poor

Montana tribal leaders meet with Montana Senator Jon Tester and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs committee, in Missoula
Credit Sally Mauk

Tribal leaders from around Montana gathered in Missoula this afternoon, to tell the chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs committee what they think is needed to boost economic development in Indian country.

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Smuin Ballet
11:12 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Missoula native Michael Smuin’s ballet legacy alive and well

Smuin Ballet company performing work based on the music of Patsy Cline
Credit David DeSilva

The Smuin Ballet will celebrate its 20th anniversary with performances in Missoula and Great Falls this month.

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Healthy Snacks
1:39 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Healthy snacks not an oxymoron for this new Missoula company

Credit Sally Mauk

You get that craving say mid-afternoon, when the computer is down, and dinner is still hours away; you go to the vending machine and punch the Cheetos button.

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West Nile Virus
1:12 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

West Nile strikes more Montana horses

The Montana Department of Livestock has confirmed several new cases of West Nile virus in Montana horses over the past week.

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Cuban journalist
2:54 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Cuban journalist working to save historic Havana

Cuban journalist Magda Resik Aguirre
Credit Adriana Toural

A Cuban historic preservation expert and journalist is in Montana this week, speaking about the effort to restore historic buildings in Havana.

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Energy
7:20 am
Fri August 30, 2013

AG blasts proposed BLM 'fracking' regulations

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is formally protesting new proposed ‘fracking’ regulations from the Bureau of Land Management. He signed a letter last Friday to U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell along with four other Attorneys General—from Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma and West Virginia expressing strong objections to these new hydraulic fracturing rules being considered by the BLM.

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University System
9:18 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Largest university employee union reaches tentative pay raise deal

The largest union of Montana University System employees announced this week a bargain has been reached with the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education over pay raises for the next two years.

The Montana Public Employees Association represents nearly 1700 ‘classified employees’ of the university system. Executive Director Quinton Nyman said the tentative agreement includes the following raises:

·        Effective Oct. 1, 2013: all MPEA bargaining unit members will receive a 46-cent per hour base pay raise.

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Trumpeter Swans
4:48 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Tribes ask for "citizen scientists" to search for cygnets

Trumpeter Swans and Cygnets.
Credit CSKT Wildlife Program

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are calling their Trumpeter Swan reintroduction program a success. The Tribes have been releasing swans bred in captivity since 2002 on the Flathead Reservation in the Mission Valley.

Wildlife Program Manager for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Dale Becker says the swans were historically hunted for food and for marketable goods.

The population was wiped out. The Tribes have released 239 swans since 2002. They count 87 successful nesting attempts with 146 fledgling cygnets since the releases started.

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