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Montana Local Government Board Handbook: A Guide to Serving on Boards, Districts, Commissions and Committees Now Available

Posted Date: 
October 11, 2011
Contact: 
Paul Lachapelle, Extension Community Development Specialist, 406-994-3620

The MSU Local Government Center is pleased to announce the updated and expanded version of the Montana Local Government Board Handbook: A Guide to Serving on Boards, Districts, Commissions and Committees.

Montana Counties and Local NGOS to Review MSTI

Posted Date: 
September 19, 2011
Contact: 
Monique DiGiorgio, MSTI Review Project, Coordinator, 406-548-1592

Virginia City, Montana  - Two Montana counties and five local non-governmental organizations today launched an independent review to better evaluate the possible effects of the Mountain States Transmission Intertie (MSTI) line on local communities in Montana and Idaho. The MSTI Review Project believes that it is essential to work together to protect rural lifestyles, private property, and the natural environment. To that end, the project is providing an independent analysis and outreach to affected MSTI counties that will ultimately lead to better planning outcomes from a variety of perspectives that are often seen as mutually exclusive.

Ravalli County Names New Superintendent of Schools

Posted Date: 
July 25, 2011
Contact: 
David Erickson, Ravalli Republic

Starting on Aug. 1, Michael Williams will take over as the new Ravalli County superintendent of schools, replacing Superintendent Ernie Jean, who is leaving at the end of July.