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'Never fully staffed': Montana State Prison officials update lawmakers

As union negotiations labor on, Montana Department of Corrections officials on Wednesday gave lawmakers some hard numbers to demonstrate the staffing shortage at Montana State Prison outside Deer Lodge. The Montana State Prison sees 23% of its staff turnover each year, adding up training costs for new officers to $1.4...
DEER LODGE, MT
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Seeley-Swan take on Tigers and Prospectors

The Lady Blackhawks and Blackhawks hosted the Darby Tigers Jan. 14 and then traveled to Philipsburg to take on the Granite Prospectors Jan. 15. The Lady Blackhawks tamed the Tigers early putting up 19 and 18 points in the first two quarters to the Tiger's 12 and 7. They didn't let up on the Tigers until the final frame and finished them off 53-28.
PHILIPSBURG, MT
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700 inmates on waiting list for treatment at state prison

Nearly 700 inmates at Montana State Prison are waiting for treatment in a program that can process only about 100 each year. The figures were part of a review by the Criminal Justice Oversight Council on Tuesday into the substance use disorder treatment available to inmates at the state prison outside of Deer Lodge, the largest correctional facility in the state. Clinical services and mental health officials with the Montana Department of Corrections said Tuesday that 65% of inmates at Montana State Prison have a substance use disorder.
DEER LODGE, MT
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Anaconda's Festival of the Winter Moon set Jan. 22

Anaconda will celebrate winter on Saturday, Jan. 22, with the Festival of the Winter Moon offering all kinds of family-friendly activities. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Winter market at Pintler Portal Hostel with more than 18 vendors. 9 a.m. — Ice sculpting contest begins. Judging starts at 4...
ANACONDA, MT

Blue Hawks dominate Deer Lodge

By the time the Deer Lodge Wardens rolled into Thompson Falls this past Saturday, the Blue Hawks were anything but welcoming hosts. A pair of losses earlier in the week to Western 7B conference foes was the impetus for not hitching up the welcome wagon as Thompson Falls rolled over Deer Lodge 60-29 Saturday afternoon on the Blue Hawks home court.
THOMPSON FALLS, MT
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Jack Moran

Jack Moran was born on June 5, 1946, in Anaconda, Montana. Following in his older brothers footsteps, Jack joined the Army in 1963. He returned home and went to work at Rodgers then Birds Eye Canneries and IBP. He also worked at the Walla Walla VA Hospital, and retired from being an insulator. His hobbies included growing tomatoes and cucumbers. Jack enjoyed playing pool. Everyone that knew Jack knew what a huge Dallas Cowboy fan he was, wearing Cowboy attire and his cowboy hat was his signature.
ANACONDA, MT
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January 19th, 2022

On January 8, 2022, Kenneth Dean Johnson passed away at his home in Deer Lodge, Montana surrounded by his four children and family at the age of 75. Ken was born in Deer Lodge on November 14, 1946, to Allen Palmer Johnson and Marian Ruth (Christoffersen) Johnson. He graduated from...
DEER LODGE, MT
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Officials speak on decision to close Anaconda Motor Vehicle Division

BUTTE, Mont. — Inside the Metcalf Memorial Senior Citizen Center in Anaconda, the Motor Vehicle Division helps distribute driver's licenses to Anaconda residents. However, after January, the location will be closing. “We try to serve the entire state," explained Laurie Bakri, with Montana's Motor Vehicle Division. "So when we...
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COVID cuts into Thursday prep sports schedule

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BUTTE, MT
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