Helena Area Habitat for Humanity raised the walls on the first of six houses the organization is building in the Mountain View Meadows subdivision in 2018. The organization was joined by Mayor Wilmot Collins at the construction site on Wednesday to kick off a building season that will allow the Helena Area Habit for Humanity to build six times the homes it typically builds in a year.
The consultants who studied the feasibility and cost of building a new jail on the Flathead County campus say there’s good news and bad news for such a project. The good news is that the area surrounding the Justice Center could accommodate a 260-bed jail and accompanying three-story parking garage. The bad news is that it’s considerably more expensive — as much as $74 million http://www.dailyinterlake.com/local_news/20180426/new_on-site_jail_projected_to_cost_74mby 2020 — and there’s no room for future expansion.
Butte-Silver Bow officials are trying to maintain at least some recycling service and have talked with two companies — one operating in Helena and the other in several cities and towns in southwest Montana. A meeting was held April 12 with representatives for Helena Recycling and We Recycle Montana and a follow-up meeting is set for Friday. Butte-based McGee Trucking is also involved in the talks.
There’s an air of urgency around planners for a new airport terminal at Missoula International but it’s not without levity. After lining out the latest version of an oft-changing timeline for the airport authority board on Tuesday, Steve Conway of Martel Constructions added the caveat: “This is a preliminary schedule.”
Blue Bonnet, a 2-year-old golden retriever, is the newest employee at Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena. The dog was brought in from a facility called Canine Assistants in Atlanta last week to serve asv the hospital’s facility dog. Blue Bonnet, who goes by Blue, is the first dog the organization has placed in a children’s psychiatric hospital.
Starting next fall, Bozeman’s middle-school students will no longer get report cards with A,B,C,D or F letter grades. Instead, teachers will send home detailed information showing how well students are learning specific skills or concepts, called standards, in each class.
The Blackfeet Reservation may become its own county — and the first new county in Montana n 94 years — under a proposal that will be discussed with Glacier County commissioners today and Pondera County commissioners on Wednesday.
Bozeman leaders said when it come to a needed new public safety center, they want to design that future without Gallatin County. The decision rode a message that the two governments clash in how they respond to the area’s population rise.
Milk River flooding is on a slow march east toward Glasgow, meteorologists say, as waters begin slowly receding in communities upstream. Floodwaters in Malta were expected to crest soon and remain high for several more days as the Milk River makes its way to its confluence with the Missouri River near Glasgow, the National Service reported Monday.
A huge snowpack could counterbalance a hot and dry summer as forecasters calculate the odds of trouble in the 2018 fire season. analyses from the Northern Rockies Coordination Center call for an above-average potential fire season this year. But while conditions are lining up for a bad year like 2006 or 2012, the ongoing cold wet spring might cut us a break.