Montana News

4-H
10:37 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Western Montana Fair 4-H animal presentations

Justin Steck

The Western Montana Fair recently descended upon Missoula’s Fairgrounds for the 134th time. 

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cancer policy
2:31 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Report says Montana falling short on cancer fighting policies

The American Cancer Society's non-profit advocacy affiliate has released a report outlining how Montana legislative activity affects cancer prevention outcomes.

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Glacier National Park
3:24 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

New business to take charge of hotels and restaurants in Glacier Park

Hotels in Glacier Park are owned by the Park Service, but operated by private business. Glacier Park Inc. has been operating these for more than 30 years. In January 2014 Xanterra is taking over.
Credit Katrin Frye

A new company is taking over management of Glacier Park’s historic hotels and restaurants. The National Park Service owns the buildings, but for the past 30-plus years Glacier Park Incorporated has been running the businesses. Glacier Park recently announced the Colorado-based Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc will replace Glacier Park Incorporated as the Concessioner operating these businesses with the new year.

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Steve Daines
4:39 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Why Israel is a part of Daines ‘Montana Jobs Tour’

US Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.)

US Congressman Steve Daines said this week it makes sense to include his seven-day trip to Israel as a part of his ‘Montana Jobs Tour.’

“As Montana looks to the future, we’re gonna be highly dependent to grow our economy based on exports,” Daines said.

He visited several Montana towns last week as part of the tour, including Bozeman, Butte, and Billings.

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Education
1:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Should more schools teach "Social-Emotional Intelligence"?

Robyn Gaddy
Credit Sussex School

The director of a private Missoula K-8 school attended a training seminar last month at U-C Berkeley to learn more about teaching "social-emotional learning skills".

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Healthcare
9:12 am
Wed August 14, 2013

The rehabilitation this Harvard professor says many cancer survivors aren't getting

Dr. Julie Silver

Nearly five-thousand Montanans are diagnosed with cancer every year.

That’s according to figures from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

And an estimated 42-thousand cancer survivors are living in the state right now.

But, even if they are free from the disease, many of these survivors are still dealing with long-lasting impacts from the treatments which saved their lives.

Dr. Julie Silver is a rehabilitation physician and associate professor at Harvard Medical School.

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Great Falls
9:03 am
Wed August 14, 2013

A tour of the L&C Interpretive Center

A life-size replica of the dugout canoes used by the Corps of Discovery is the centerpiece of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls
Credit Dan Boyce

It’s been more than 200 years since Lewis and Clark led the ‘Corps of Discovery’ through Montana as part of their legendary expedition across the American West.

Their exploits are chronicled at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, on the banks of the Missouri River in Great Falls.

About 70 volunteer guides lead visitors through the various exhibits.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce joins one such guide for a look around.  

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Climate change
1:35 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Is there a connection between our health and climate change?

Dr. Wendy Ring
Credit climate911.org

Doctor Wendy Ring is bicycling across the country, speaking to various groups about the impacts of climate change.

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Montana News
3:44 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

How rare is it for someone to 'lie in state' in the Montana Capitol?

Betty Babcock was the first person to lay in state in the capitol rotunda since 1962
Credit Dan Boyce

A closed casket viewing was held in the Capitol building’s rotunda this for the public to pay respects for former Montana First Lady Betty Babcock.

The wife of former Governor Tim Babcock died this past Sunday at age 91.

It’s rare for anybody to lie in state in Montana’s seat of public power.

Former Governor Tom Judge’s casket was given a public viewing after he died in 2006. That was in the Old Supreme Court Chambers, on the third floor.  

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Todd Garrett
2:12 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Missoula's new fairgrounds director

Todd Garrett
Credit Edward O'Brien

Missoula County Fairgrounds has a new director and his name is Todd Garrett. Garrett will replace Steve Earle who, earlier this year, announced his retirement plans.
      Garrett and his family currently live in Whitefish. He's a University of Montana grad who earned a degree in Recreation Management. Garrett says many people mistakenly assume that's a discipline rooted in fun and games, when in fact, he says he learned critically important management and communication skills.

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