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  • UNOFFICIAL VOTING RESULTS REPORT

    Jun 3, 2020

    Total Ballots: 1222 Total Ballots: 496 1718 County OEM President PCT 11-N PC 11-S Total Joseph R Biden 141 44 185 Bernie Sanders 19 3 22 Elizabeth Warren 14 6 20 No Preference 13 2 15 Write-In 2 1 3 Over Votes 1 0 1 Under Votes 2 2 4 Total Votes 192 58 250 OEM US Senator Steve Bullock 175 52 227 Mike Knoles 10 1 11 John Mues 2 3 5 Write-In 1 0 1 Over Votes 0 0 0 Under Votes 4 2 6 Total Votes 192 58 250 OEM US Representative Kathleen Williams 171 49 220 Tom Winter 14 5 19 Write-In 1 1 2 Over...

  • COVID-19 virus update, 4.16.20

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Apr 15, 2020

    A total of 218 of the total 415 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montana have recovered from the virus as of the morning of Thursday, April 16, and a total of 9,936 tests have been administered statewide. The county with the most COVID-19 virus confirmed cases continues to be Gallatin where 141 (or nearly 34-percent) of the Montana cases are located. Yellowstone County has the second most cases with 67, followed by Flathead County with 37, Missoula County with 33, and Toole County with 26, according...

  • Dodson's LoneBear signs to play at Dawson

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Apr 15, 2020

    Hard work pays off; That's the message that Dodson High School senior Corbin LoneBear and his parents Pat and Sarah Ditmar want to send. LoneBear, a 6'5" Dodson Coyote standout, has signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Dawson Community College in Glendive, as a Buccaneer in the 2020-2021 season. In doing so, LoneBear has made a dream come true; to play basketball at the next level. "In seventh or eighth grade, I knew I wanted to keep playing ball, more and more," LoneBear said. "I...

  • PC Courthouse extends closure, Gov. Bullock issues new Directives during COVID-19 pandemic

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Apr 1, 2020

    The Phillips County Commissioners office announced Tuesday night that the Phillips County Courthouse will be closed to the public until further notice as a precaution to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. A press release from their office states people needing to conduct County business take the following steps. please call or email the following departments and they will respond as soon as possible: Treasurer – 654-1742 or [email protected] Clerk & Recorder –654-2423 or [email protected] Clerk of Court ...

  • Montana Shakespeare in the Parks to stream free online performances beginning April 3

    Apr 1, 2020

    Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will begin streaming some of its best performances free online in showings scheduled throughout April and May. Beginning Friday, April 3, MSIP Live will show recordings of its recent plays every two weeks via Facebook. Shows will begin at 7 p.m. MDT and be available online for 24 hours. A list of the performances and dates follow: April 3: “Othello” April 17: “You Can Never Tell” May 1: “Henry IV, Part I” May 15: “Twelfth Night” (Shakespeare in the Schools performance) “We have remained focused...

  • PC Health Department asks residents to 'Stay Home, Stay Safe & Save Lives'

    PC Health Department|Apr 1, 2020

    The Phillips County Health Department is asking residents to Stay Home, Stay Safe & Save Lives. "As people return from spring break, Montanans who have been traveling internationally should take the proactive step to self-quarantine for 14 days to avoid spreading the virus in their community," Gov. Bullock said. "Prevention is our best tool for combatting COVID-19. The ability to slow new infections is in our hands and our friends and neighbors are counting on us to do the right thing." The...

  • Phillips County COVID-19 Updtes: Heath Dept. recomendations, Gov "stay-at-home" order and first state death

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Mar 25, 2020

    The Phillips County Health Department on Thursday night recommended that anyone who has traveled out of county to a location where more than five positive COVID-19 virus cases have been discovered should self-quarantine for 14 days. This announcement comes hours after Montana Governor Steve Bullock's "stay-at-home" order keeping residents indoors with limited travel allowed for essential trips such as picking up groceries or seeking medical care and hours before Gov. Bullock announced the first...

  • Villa Theatre announces temporary closure

    Mar 18, 2020

    Here at The Villa Theatre with Covid- 19 going on around us and getting more close to home daily we are concerned for the people of our small community and have decided based on the recommendations we have received to limit public gatherings to 10 people or less we have decided to close the Villa Theatre until at this time Thursday, April 2, 2020. During our closure we will be doing deep cleaning of the entire building and solving the projector problems. If you would like to help the Villa please think about using this time by maybe purchasing...

  • Malta School Board passes "emergency motion" on March 17

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Mar 18, 2020

    The Malta Public School’s Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning at noon, March 17, and passed a unanimously “unquarantined emergency“ motion. Board Chair Mark Knudsen moved that the Malta Public School District Board of Trustees declare an unquarantined emergency “due to the community and school health concern the COVID-19” virus “and authorize the administration to take necessary steps to execute this declaration and inform the public and government agencies of this declaration.” The Board unanimously app...

  • Malta middle, high school student Chromebook, material pick up on March 20

    Mar 18, 2020

    Educational materials and Chromebooks will be available for Elementary students on Friday, March 20. Parents can pick up materials from 8:00 AM-12:30 PM on March 20. Educational materials for Middle School and High School students will be available online starting Monday, March 23 for students with internet access, using the Google Classroom Platform. Middle School and High School students without internet access can pick up materials in person on Monday March 23, from 8-10 AM at the High School using the East Entrance, which is the Library...

  • Dodson Public School's "Mean Green Coyote Machine" starts student meal delivery

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Mar 18, 2020

    Dodson Public Schools (DPS) have announced the "Mean Green Coyote Machine" will be dropping off free, emergency meals in Dodson for all children enrolled at Dodson and will include all children in those households during the mandatory school closures. The "Mean Green Coyote Machine" - one of the newest vehicles to the DPS transportation felt - will be delivering meals in Dodson and regular route bus stops at noon. "Once again, these meals will be for students and their siblings who live in one...

  • Montana-Dakota Utilities halts disconnections, late-fees, during COVID-19

    Mar 18, 2020

    Montana-Dakota Utilities announced Wednesday night that as the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, the company’s “priority is always the safety and health of our employees, our customers and the public. We know our customers look to us to provide safe and reliable natural gas and electric service, which requires employees being available 24/7 to fulfill critical roles and emergency response. We also know some of our business and residential customers might have trouble paying their bills because of coronavirus...

  • Malta Public Schools Special Meeting Agenda for Friday, March 20

    Mar 18, 2020

    Editeed and revised at :437 pm,March 19 Malta School District Special School Board Meeting Date: 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2020 Place: Teacher’s Workroom, Malta Middle/High School and Electronically via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/714866894, or By Conference Call at (406) 654-7200 AGENDA I. CALL TO ORDER: 5:00 p.m. II. PUBLIC INPUT Comments must be non-agenda items and related to topics under the jurisdiction of the Malta Public Schools III. ACTION ITEMS A. Approve Off-Site Instruction B. Approve Student Proficiency Model C. Approve School...

  • Superintendent Arntzen Submits Comprehensive State and Federal Waiver Requests for Local Schools

    Press Release|Mar 18, 2020

    March 18, 2020 The Montana Office of Public Instruction has submitted state and federal waiver requests to ensure that local schools continue to receive funding, do not have to make up lost hours due to school closures, continue to have nutrition resources for students, and do not have to complete federal standardized tests in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “I urge the OPI’s state and federal partners to give our local schools maximum flexibility to serve the needs of their students and teachers in these extraordinary times while also...

  • The Phillips County Board of Health approves COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Mar 18, 2020

    Edited at 5:32 p.m., March 19, purpose: Health Board Members were incorrect. The Phillips County Board of Health passed and approved an Emergency Declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and emailed it the PCN on Thursday, March 19, affirming that there are no known virus cases in the county and that testing has occurred and medical quarantines have been mandated. "Phillips County Commissioners have Declared a State of Emergency for Phillips County in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic,"...

  • Governor Bullock Issues Travel Advisory to Slow Spread of COVID-19

    Mar 18, 2020

    From the Office of the Governor of the State of Montana Governor Steve Bullock today issued a travel advisory for Montanans who have traveled internationally to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning to Montana. “As Montanans return from spring break, Montanans who have been traveling internationally should take the proactive step to self-quarantine for 14 days to avoid spreading the virus in their community,” Governor Bullock said. “Prevention is our best tool for combatting COVID-19. The ability to slow new infections is in our...

  • Delivery service and walk-ins welcome in Phillips County as Gov. Bullock orders closures: Bars and other business to close at 8 p.m. March 20

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Mar 18, 2020

    Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced a Directive on Friday morning that all dine-in food service and alcohol beverage businesses and other activities are to close by 8 p.m. tonight, March 20, and the directive expires at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, in order to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana. In the interim, those establishments that offer food and beverage services are permitted and encouraged to use delivery, walk-up, and drive-through service "and to use...

  • Phillips County Courthouse, Library close COVID caution

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Mar 18, 2020

    As a precaution due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Phillips County Commissioners have decided to close the Phillips County Courthouse to the public effective at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020. If you need to contact one to the County Offices, please email the following departments and they will respond to your email as soon as possible: Treasurer – [email protected] Clerk & Recorder – [email protected] or call 654-2423 Clerk of Court – [email protected] Superintendent of Schools ...

  • Malta City Hall closed to the public, council meeting canceled

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Mar 18, 2020

    Malta Mayor John Demarais has announced that Malta City Hall will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23 and that this week’s Tuesday Malta City Council Meeting (March 24) has been canceled according to a letter released from the City. “We are reaching out with empathy during these challenging times,” Mayor Demarais’ letter states. “So far, we have had no reported cases of COVID-19 in the City of Malta and we ask everyone to be vigilant in best practices.” Malta City Hall will continue to offer all of their services by...

  • Triangle Communications offering free WiFi hotspots

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Mar 18, 2020

    Triangle Communications recently announced that they have implemented Community Wi-Fi programs within their service areas and during the COVID19 virus epidemic is offering free WiFi service to everyone in 32 cities and towns in Montana including four in Phillips County. “Open your wireless settings and select the network called ‘Triangle Community Wi-Fi," their web-site instructions state. In Phillips County, Triangle lists Dodson, Malta, Whitewater, and Zortman as having these free WiFi hotspots, each with a clickable map showing where...

  • PHILLIPS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Monday, December, 9, 2019

    Dec 4, 2019

    314 S 2nd Ave W, Phillips County Courthouse, PO Box 360, Malta MT 59538 (406) 654-2429 Phillips County Commissioners’ Board Meeting Commissioners’ Office Phillips County Courthouse - AGENDA - Public Participation Time 1:30-1:45 PM 1. APPROVE RESOLUTION 2019-16: SETTING 2020 LEGAL HOLIDAYS 2. APPROVE RESOLUTION 2019-17: BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENTS FOR VOTING PRECINTS...

  • Fatal crash in Phillips County reported by MHP

    Oct 30, 2019

    The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) reported that on Monday, November 4, there was a fatality following an automobile accident on US Highway 101, near mile marker 104 in Phillips County. The driver of the automobile stated that he lost control of the vehicle on the ice and the MHP report states the highway was snow-covered and icy at the time of the accident. The time of the accident was 10:16 a.m. The report states the vehicle left the shoulder of the road, tripped and rolled. One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, though the deceased...

  • PHILLIPS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda for June 17, 2019

    Jun 12, 2019

    PHILLIPS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 314 S 2nd Ave W, Phillips County Courthouse, PO Box 360, Malta MT 59538 (406) 654-2429 Phillips County Commissioners’ Board Meeting Commissioners’ Office Phillips County Courthouse - AGENDA - Monday June 17, 2019 Public Participation Time 1:30-1:45 PM Agenda Items: 1. Resolution 2019-02 -Surplus Property Program with State of Montana 2. Resolution 2019-03 - Active Participation in Bear Paw Development 3. Master Contract from the Montana DPHHS for Public Health services for Phillips County 4 DPHHS Task...

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Returning Raymond Port of Entry to 24 Hour

    Press Release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection|Apr 17, 2019

    RAYMOND, Montana — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reassessing feedback received on the adjustment of hours at the Port of Raymond, Montana. While that review continues, CBP will be restoring the port to a 24 hour schedule effective April 23, 2019. CBP will continue to monitor and analyze traffic and workload at the Raymond Port of Entry and encourages community members to provide feedback at the following email address: [email protected]...

  • Phillips County Commissioners' Board Meeting Agenda for March 11, 2019

    Mar 6, 2019

    PHILLIPS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 314 S 2nd Ave W, Phillips County Courthouse, PO Box 360, Malta MT 59538 (406) 654-2429 Phillips County Commissioners’ Board Meeting Commissioners’ Office Phillips County Courthouse - AGENDA - March 11, 2019 Public Participation Time 1:30-1:45 PM Agenda Items: 1. Appoint TAC Board members 2. Phillips County EMPG letter 3. Bear Paw Development/ MOI Brownsfield Project...

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