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Daines’ bipartisan bill promoting affordable health insurance for Montanans signed into law

Bill prevents health insurance companies from price fixing, collusionU.S. Senator Steve Daines has announced that his bipartisan bill promoting access to affordable health care for Montanans by increasing transparency and enhancing consumer protections in the health insurance industry has been signed into law by the President.“My bipartisan bill will now ensure greater transparency and oversight in the health insurance industry […]

Kevin Newell, 62

Liturgy of the Word for Kevin Newell, 62, of Baker, was held Jan. 15, 2021, at St. John Catholic Church with Father Jolly Pathiyamoola celebrating. Burial took place at St. John Cemetery.Kevin passed away Jan. 11, 2021 at his residence in Baker.Kevin was born April 28, 1958 in Beach, ND to Leon Newell and Marilynn (Hayden) McLaughlin. Kevin grew up […]

Recent high winds give way to slight snow, mild temperatures

The high winds which blew through Eastern Montana a week ago gave way to some snow and milder temperatures – a pattern which will continue through the end of the month, according to a forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Billings.According to Krista Carrothers, the recent front with high winds followed by cooler weather. “That was what we […]

Legislative Roundup – Week 2 Concealed Carry Bill, Local Health Boards Face Scrutiny in Legislature’s Second Week

Tense standoff between Legislators disrupts first Gun Bill Debate in Montana HouseThe Montana Senate will now consider a bill that would greatly expand where concealed weapons can be carried in Montana after the House of Representatives passed House Bill 102 along party lines.The debate over the bill briefly ground to a halt last week as one lawmaker shut down another’s […]

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Superior Care Villa resident Alice Abrams celebrated her 60th birthday on Jan. 11!Happy Birthday Alice!!!!

Elizabeth Ann Hoyt, 85

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Hoyt, was born in Carlyle, MT on Aug. 23, 1935. She was one of five sisters, and five brothers in the Waterland family. She started school in Carlyle, MT, and when she was in the 4th grade they moved to Baker, MT where she graduated from Baker High School, in 1953. That fall, she went to college […]

2021-01-22 E-Edition

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Baker mayor sees strong future for city in troubled times

Steve Zachmann has had a busy 2020. And 2021 may be as busy too.The former member of the city council became the mayor in the middle of a summer where a global pandemic hit the nation and the state hard.It also forced the city to make some drastic changes, including closing the recreation department for budgetary reasons.“I was on the […]