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Larry Scanlan

By Obituaries

Larry Scanlan, 82, was called home to join our heavenly father in the evening of Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Larry was born in Fergus, Montana on May 5, 1937. The Scanlan family moved to the Kinsey Project near Miles City in 1940 to farm and ranch. He graduated from Custer County High School where he met the love of his life, Betty Lou Guidice. They were married Dec. 31, 1955. Larry was a Custer County Commissioner from 1977 to 1983.

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Bill Dringle

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Bill Dringle passed away September 9, 2019, in Ennis, Montana surrounded by his family. He died of complications related to Parkinson’s. He was born March 2, 1938 in Bozeman, Montana to George C Dringle and Dorothy T Noble.

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County & Tribal Crisis Matching Grants & Mobile Crisis Unit Programs

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Since 2009, a County Matching Grant program has been in place to address the critical need for crisis intervention and jail diversion in Montana communities.  Through House Bill 328, the 2017 Montana Legislature revised the statute to offer the matching grant fund opportunity to federally recognized tribal governments. Innovative local crisis services are needed to effectively respond to acute mental health crises to prevent unnecessary restrictive placements such as incarceration or Montana State Hospital.

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Webinar: Public Safety Grade GIS for NG9-1-1, Strategies for Success

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Public Safety Grade GIS data required to support NG9-1-1 is fast becoming a reality. Consistent and accurate GIS data is at the core of the NG9-1-1 call routing process. It is essential to properly direct calls to the correct PSAP and share the GIS data used by 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers to locate incidents and dispatch first responders. Now is the time to make sure you are prepared to take your GIS data to the next level in preparation of NG9-1-1.

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C. David Gorton

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Dave Gorton, 70, died July 23rd in Billings after a brief battle with cancer. Dave won election as the only Democrat on the Yellowstone County Commission in 1981, serving until 1987 while leading efforts to modernize county services to better serve residents. He was also elected President of the Breakfast Exchange Club of Billings in 1985. Before that he served as a Deputy County Attorney from 1975 to 1981, heading the Civil Division from 1978 to 1981.

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Western Region Day at the White House

By County News

This summer the White House is arranging a similar regional event for Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Alaska, which is scheduled for September 10th.    The meeting is designed for county (commissioners/supervisors) and municipal officials and will include briefings and discussion with Senior Administration Officials on shared federal-state-local priorities pertinent to you.

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$21.5 Million Available Through New Infrastructure Program

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Communities and school districts impacted by natural resource development can now apply for a portion of $21.5 million in funds for needed infrastructure investments. The Delivering Local Assistance Program was created as part of a $400 million infrastructure investment package passed by the 2019 Legislature and signed by Governor Bullock.

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Local Government Services May 2019 Newsletter

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This is the second newsletter from the State Local Government Services (previous Local Government Services Bureau). This issue contains information on local government financial reporting including a legislative update on two important pieces of legislation that passed regarding reporting (SB 2 and SB 302); corrective action plan (CAP) monitoring; and budget workshops.

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