An emerging risk-based framework called PODs aims to improve firefighter safety, support fire-adapted communities, and get more of the right fire in the right place at the right time. Will it take hold in Montana?
The Montana state health department has inked a likely multi-million dollar contract with a private consulting group to coordinate a mammoth two-year effort to reform mental health, addiction treatment and developmental disabilities services across the state.
More than a decade after a pulp mill along the Clark Fork River closed, stakeholders are encouraged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pledge to assess contamination risks posed by climate change.
Missoula voters’ decision on an emergency services levy in November will not only affect the fire department’s response times but the future of the team responding to residents suffering a mental health crisis.
Several candidates for federal office in Montana were repeatedly late to pay taxes over the last decade on business or residential property, according to an analysis of county property tax records verified with local treasurers, accruing penalties and interest ranging from a few hundred dollars up to almost $1,500 in one case
This spring, lawmakers upped state funding for Montana’s Advanced Opportunities program to $4 million a year, the bulk of which will go to covering out-of-pocket expenses for students charting their own course into the trades.
Discovery Ski Area anticipates a new solar array supported by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will offset the electricity demand for one of its primary chair lifts by 70% — and shave $11,000 off the business’ annual power bill. Funding available to support such projects has increased substantially since Congress passed the Inflation Reduction…