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EPA Regional Administrator Doug Benevento, left, meets with more than a hundred people on April 10 at the Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda. Benevento set a new timeline for cleanup of the local Superfund site.
Nora Saks

CORRECTION: This story was updated on April 12, 2018 to clarify the legal status of the Anaconda Superfund cleanup, see copy in bold below.    

The EPA’s top regional administrator set a new timeline for completing cleanup of the Anaconda Superfund site, speaking today in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Old Works Golf Course.

"We will start in complete de-listing parts of the Anaconda Superfund site this year, so that we can start to lift the stigma,” said Doug Benevento, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 8 office in Denver.

Some Montana college students aren’t content to sit on the political sidelines.  Instead they are joining political party groups, registering voters and organizing and sponsoring debates.

Montana Considers Limiting Fishing Guides On Madison River

Apr 10, 2018
Lower Madison River in Beartrap Canyon
Mike Cline (PD)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana fish and wildlife regulators are proposing to cap the number of commercial fishing guides on the Madison River.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the proposed recreational management plan between Quake Lake and the Jefferson River confluence is the result of increased boat traffic.

Billings Police Officer Kills Man At Casino Who Had Pellet Gun

Apr 10, 2018
Police car.
(PD)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a man authorities said was waving a black pellet gun and threatening patrons inside a casino early Tuesday — the second fatal shooting by officers in Montana's largest city in less than 24 hours.

A survivor of the Holocaust will share his story in Kalispell tonight.

Pete Metzelaar was seven years old when Nazis stormed his home in Amsterdam and took everyone except himself and his mother. Metzelaar will share his story of escape to Holland at a lecture sponsored by Flathead Valley Community College, the Holocaust Center for Humanity and the Glacier Jewish Community.

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