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Ready to Lead Your Fellow County Officials?

Posted Date: 
May 1, 2012
Contact: 
Karen McRunnel, National Association of Counties

The NACo Presidential Appointment process is underway. The application form must be submitted by June 4 if you want to be considered for a 2012 – 13 NACo leadership position on a steering committee — or a leadership or committee appointment on a standing or ad hoc committee.

USDA Warns of Fraudulent Letters, Calls

Posted Date: 
March 27, 2012
Contact: 
USDA Natural Resources Conservation

BOZEMAN, Mont., March 27, 2012–Officials with the U. S. Department of Agriculture have been notified that fraudulent letters and at least one fraudulent phone call have been received by individuals in a number of states.

7th Annual NACo/Nationwide Scholarship

Posted Date: 
March 2, 2012

This spring, four high school seniors will earn $2,000 for college from the NACo/Nationwide Scholarship. Winning applicants will have written a short essay describing why it’s important for a public sector employee to start saving early for retirement.

Tester Announces More Details of Next Small Business Opportunity Workshop

Posted Date: 
March 1, 2012
Contact: 
Andrea Helling or Dan Malessa, (202) 228-0371

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today announced new details about his upcoming Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Great Falls, an event designed to connect Montana farmers with valuable resources to help them succeed.

Off-System Bridge Program

Posted Date: 
March 1, 2012
Contact: 
Bob Fogel, NACo, bfogel@naco.org

Amendment

Commissioners:  Please see this message.  You may want to contact our senators to let them know how important the off system bridge program is in Montana.

Comment Period for Greater Sage-Grouse Scoping Extended by BLM and Forest Service

Posted Date: 
February 7, 2012
Contact: 
Mitch Snow, Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are seeking public comment on issues that should be addressed in Environmental Impact Statements (EIS’s) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements (SEIS’s) that will evaluate and provide greater sage-grouse conservation measures in land use plans in 10 Western states.   To address requests for additional time to provide comment, the two agencies have extended the public scoping period an additional 45 days and will continue to accept scoping comments through March 23, 2012.

Conferees Complete Work On FAA Reauthorization Bill

Posted Date: 
February 1, 2012

A final agreement has been reached between the House and Senate for the Airport bill.  The most important part for Montana is that the Essential Air Subsidy will not be phased out, as was being considered.

NACo materials available online for National County Government Month - April

Posted Date: 
January 26, 2012
Contact: 
Jim Philipps, jphilipps@naco.org, 202-942-4220

National County Government Month, celebrated each April, provides an outstanding opportunity for you to talk proudly about programs and services that help the residents of your county.

County Funds: Returning Secure Rural Schools Act title III

Posted Date: 
January 26, 2012
Contact: 
Rick Alexander, Secure Rural Schools Act, National Program Manager

New information has been posted on the Secure Rural Schools Act web site about how to return unobligated title III funds to the U.S. Treasury.

Medical Certifications Change for Commercial Drivers

Posted Date: 
January 17, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration adopted new regulations requiring state drivers licensing agencies to add medical certification status to a drivers CDL records.