Montana News

Student Assistance Program
2:20 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

A school program with a non-academic focus

The Student Assistance Program doesn’t involve money for school, or extra study time. It focuses on helping students in something other than academics. It’s a network of support groups offered through a school with focuses varying from grief, to substance abuse, anger, and self-esteem, among others. Whitefish School Psychologist Robin Bissell said SAP came to Whitefish four years ago after the high school lost a student to suicide.

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Obesity
2:28 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Working to reduce childhood obesity

Credit letsmove.gov

Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss recently returned from a symposium in Washington D.C featuring First Lady Michelle Obama that was designed to let elected officials share strategies effective in addressing childhood obesity.
     "Let's Move!" is a public/private partnership designed to enhance and build healthy environments for children and adults.  

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Montana Folk Festival
2:29 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Butte's ready for the party

Montana Folk Festival starts tomorrow
Credit Montana Folk Festival

Organizers are hoping for another huge turnout to the Montana Folk Festival which kicks off tomorrow.

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Student behavior survey
2:29 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Student risk behavior survey has mixed results

Denise Juneau
Credit MT OPI

There's some encouraging results in a survey of Montana students; and some troubling results as well.

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Arlee Powwow
2:15 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Powwow traditions

Justin Steck

Since 1898 the Jocko Valley north of Missoula has hosted a celebration during the week of the Fourth of July.  The timing is no coincidence.

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Rainbow Family
3:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Breaking down the cleanup and cost of the Rainbow Family Gathering

Revelers gather around 'Kid Village,' one of the Rainbow Family gathering's kitchen tents, last week
Credit Dan Boyce

Activity at the site of this year’s Rainbow Family Gathering is continuing to wind down this week as a small team of revelers stays behind to cleanup and county and state officials tally up the costs.

Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest District Ranger Russ Riebe predicted there were still about two-thousand people at the site near Jackson, Montana, down from a high of about 9700 people on the fourth of July.

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Forest Service documentary
3:01 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Urban American Outdoor Television turns cameras on Forest Service

Wayne Hubbard on the right
Credit Urban American Outdoors

An award-winning television episode takes a look at the U-S Forest Service in Western Montana.

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Summer Food Program
2:59 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Kids eat free in Kalispell all summer long

A kick off event for Kalispell's Summer Food Program featured Zumba excercise and dancing fruit. A goal of the food program is teaching about healthy food.
Credit Katrin Frye / summer food program, kalispell free kids lunch

Making sure kids get fed healthy food is the goal behind “free meal” programs at school.

Making sure they continue getting healthy meals through the summer is the goal behind a federal grant that’s covering the cost of summertime free meal programs in communities across Montana.

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Esther England profile
12:55 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

The Esther England Story

Esther England
Credit Contributed to Anna Cole by Esther England

Renowned University of Montana music professor, Esther England, died this past Saturday.

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Montana News
4:27 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Downtown Calgary business owner talks about recovering from massive 2013 flood

Credit Ray Wong/Flickr

Calgary--in Alberta, Canada lies less than 200 miles from the Montana border.

This city of a million people is recovering from devastating floods which ravaged the area in June.

A two-week emergency declaration was lifted last Thursday and the Calgary Herald newspaper estimates the costs to repair infrastructure are coming in at hundreds of millions of dollars.

The city is still showing its grit, putting on the annual Calgary Stampede as planned.

It continues through this Sunday.

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