February 2017 27
First Half Play by Play, Paul Panisko. Color, John Thatcher Second Half BILLINGS — Kourtney Coverdell is proving that her Frontier Conference Player of the Week honors were no fluke. The Montana Tech sophomore scored 27 points to lead the Orediggers to a 65-63 victory over Rocky Mountain College in a Frontier Conference women’s basketball […]
Panel votes to cut $23M from Montana higher education budget HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A legislative panel is recommending a $23 million cut in Montana’s higher education budget over the next two years. Thursday’s vote by the Joint Subcommittee on Education is the first step in finalizing the Office of the Commissioner of Higher […]
Charter schools bill faces uncertain future in Montana HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Democrat’s proposal to establish a statewide charter school system faces an uncertain future in Montana, even as Republicans hailed it as an opportunity to lift struggling schools. Democratic Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy of Box Elder wants to establish a seven-member charter school […]
Montana panel considers letting school workers carry guns HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana legislator says schools would be safer if school employees with concealed weapons permits were allowed to bring their weapons to campus. Republican Rep. Seth Berglee of Joliet argues that his bill would allow school employees to “defend and protect” students. […]
Bureau of Indian Affairs working on lease for Montana prison BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Bureau of Indian Affairs says it could secure a lease in coming months to operate a vacant Montana prison, which closed after the agency dropped its previous contract with the detention facility. The Billings Gazette reported Monday that BIA […]
Coal-export terminal backer appeals denial of state sublease LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Developers of a proposed coal-export terminal in southwest Washington have challenged the state’s denial of an aquatic lands lease for the project. The Daily News reports that Millennium Bulk Terminals and Northwest Alloys appealed the state’s decision in Cowlitz County Superior Court Feb. […]
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Pipeline company fined $1 million for Montana oil spill BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An oil pipeline company has been fined $1 million for a spill in Montana that released 31,000 gallons into the Yellowstone River and contaminated a city’s water supply in 2015. The Billings Gazette reports that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality […]
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