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Baker Police Department •proactive patrols of schools, businesses and residential areas. Anyone with any information on any area crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 406-778-2222.

From the Bench

Justice Court •Cheyanne May Dame, Baker, criminal trespass to property, deferred Imposition of Sentence, deferred imposition of 180 days of jail on conditions for six months (07/14/2023), letter of apology to be filed with the Court by 02/03/2023, ticket issued 07/18/2022. •Maximus George Kingsbury, Ekalaka, careless driving, bond forfeited $85, ticket issued 01/11/2023.

Governor Gianforte calls for substantial tax relief without delay

Governor also emphasizes his commitment to protect Montana way of life

Governor Greg Gianforte last week called on legislators to provide Montanans with $2,000 in property tax rebates and permanent, longterm income tax relief without delay. “We want to provide Montana homeowners with $2,000 in property tax rebates over this year and next, and permanent, long-term income tax cuts,” Governor Gianforte said at a press conference in the state capitol. “And […]

Frigid temperatures head sub-zero in region



Winter cold will be going to another level in the upcoming week as sub-zero temperatures return to eastern Montana, according to forecasts from the Billings office of the National Weather Service. After closing out the week with snow, the region will be getting a sharp drop in temperatures. The frigid temperatures are slated to arrive Friday night, dropping to about […]

YOUR BOOTS ON THE HILL

68th Montana Legislature kicks off with Water Rights, Taxation, Red Tape Removal and Grizzly Bears

The 68th Montana Legislative Session is in full swing and the halls of the Montana Capitol are once again filled with legislators, lobbyists, media, constituents and many others. Time has flown since the last Session adjourned and we are happy to be back inperson representing Montana’s farmers and ranchers. Here is what our focus has been to date: Red Tape […]

Plan on it

Government in Action

Growth policy listening sessions have started Submitted By Mary Grube, Fallon County Planning The Planning Board hosted another listening session in Plevna at the Community Center on Jan. 19. The format was different with round table discussion. Many key points were discussed and brought to light. We had a total of 15 attendees altogether. I’ve listed some of the key […]

North Camp Crook News

Jan. 16 - Jan. 22, 2023

What an interesting week in the neighborhood! The weather was exceptional. Dire warnings that the temperatures were going to drop, that we were going to have horrible weather, and all kinds of gloomy predictions did not come to pass. Instead we had a week of 40-50º weather. We all were tempted to purchase bathing suits to take advantage of those […]

LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK

Did you know… MontanaLawHelp.org has free resources to help you if you need to end your rental lease? Visit MontanaLawHelp.org to: •learn about legal reasons to break a lease agreement; •understand what you may have to pay if you break your lease; •find information about subleasing; •download a form to notify your landlord that you are moving out. Need more […]

Public hearing scheduled for proposed amendment to rules regarding Public Access Lands Agreements

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a public hearing on Feb. 10 to consider an amendment to Public Access Lands Agreements. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held through Zoom. The Administrative Rules of Montana addressed in the proposed amendment are ARM 12.2.605, 12.2.606, 12.2.607 and 12.2.608. To review the amendment, click here: Notice of […]

Governor Gianforte: “Montana needs Colstrip”

Governor celebrates announcement of agreement between NorthWestern Energy and Avista

Governor Greg Gianforte issued a statement in response to NorthWestern Energy’s agreement with Avista Corp. to acquire ownership of Colstrip Units 3 and 4. “We want people to invest in Montana who want to be in Montana, and that happened here with NorthWestern Energy,” Governor Gianforte said. “This development will better ensure Colstrip remains in service throughout its full, useful […]


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