Senator Fielder Runs For Public Service Commission

Opinion By Tim Ravndal Serving in the Montana Legislature Senator Fielder has made strides with the defense of natural resource management here in Montana. Because there are many factors in natural resources under high levels of input regulated by the Public Service Commission (PSC) she is now taking a run at the PSC to serveContinue reading “Senator Fielder Runs For Public Service Commission”

Townsend School District Adopts Initial Reopening Plan

The Townsend School District board met Tuesday evening to discuss and adopt an initial plan to open schools in Townsend. Fear brought on by the Covid-19 has most all elected and appointed officials running for cover. In Broadwater county, elected officials have closed doors to distance employees from the potential threat of contact with anyoneContinue reading “Townsend School District Adopts Initial Reopening Plan”

Broadwater County Commissioner Shuts Down Meeting

Governor Steve Bullock in March of 2020 issued an emergency order directive that opened the door to quarantine and isolation in Montana.  The order issued uses Title 50 of Montana law giving executive power over a declaration of an emergency. In that authority ingress and egress, including the isolation and control measures in part areContinue reading “Broadwater County Commissioner Shuts Down Meeting”

Montana Capitol Project Begins Construction

In the 2019 Legislature elected representatives brought forward legislation that would recognize the multiple tribes in front of the Montana Capitol Building. HB524 is a law that was passed in the 2019 Legislative session called the “Tribal Flag Circle”. That legislation revised existing laws providing for the installation of an American Indian Monument. This projectContinue reading “Montana Capitol Project Begins Construction”

Broadwater County Audit Reveals Mistakes

Denning and Downey is an accounting firm located in Kalispell Montana. They have been engaged in performing the annual audit for Broadwater County for multiple years. On June 29th 2020 Angela with Denning and Downey participated in an exit interview with Broadwater County Commissioners. The audit performed each year, discloses discrepancies in the accounting records.Continue reading “Broadwater County Audit Reveals Mistakes”

Private Schooling Wins

Supreme Court Answers the Call From Montana. In Espinoza v. Montana the funding for education was challenged. Over multiple years the effort to ensure that funding for education was not kept away from private and religious education opportunities fell short. Montana Legislature took multiple attempts at correcting an action that has been perceived as discriminationContinue reading “Private Schooling Wins”

Officials Table County Fair

Broadwater County Health Board held their official meeting on June 19th 2020 to discuss health issues the people are facing in the county. The Covid-19 virus is taking headlines across America causing local officials to curtail events based on guidelines established by Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Commissioner Delger and Commissioner Folkvord both voiced their concernsContinue reading “Officials Table County Fair”

Medicaid Expansion And Abortions In Montana

Medicaid Expansion And Abortions In Montana Opinion by Tim Ravndal In Montana the people voted on a recent Election Day to say no to “Medicaid Expansion” in Montana.  Because the Montana Legislature was in control of the agenda in 2019, they bypassed the citizens will and determined they were above the Constitution and passed MedicaidContinue reading “Medicaid Expansion And Abortions In Montana”

The Care Act

The Care Act By Tim Ravndal In America we are quickly moving into a new dimension.  It is important that we follow the prescription to protect the people of our great country.  It was not long ago that a piece of legislation that came from the federal representatives known as Obamacare placed a burden onContinue reading “The Care Act”

Essential Principles Of Government

History Lesson On Elections By Michael Bolden On Mar. 4, 1801, Thomas Jefferson gave his first inaugural address after winning a bitter campaign for President of these United States. During the campaign, he noted that the nation’s newspapers were “teaming with every falsehood they can invent for defamation.” John Adams, who was seeking re-election on the Federalist ticket,Continue reading “Essential Principles Of Government”