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  • Bison Ordinance Hearing Held at Malta City Hall

    Mark Hebert, Phillips County News|Nov 20, 2019

    Lawyers from the American Prairie Reserve (APR), the Phillips Conservation District, and the Southern Phillips County Co-Operative Grazing District and Phillips County Livestock Association spoke in front of the State of Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) in Malta on Nov. 12, at Malta City Hall. The hearing was regarding a petition for a variance from the Phillips County District’s Ordinance 2016-1 which was passed in the June 2016 primary election in Phillips County and earned 79 percent of the vote (1,168 in f...

  • TransCanada Talks KXL Construction

    Mark Hebert, For the Courier|Jun 27, 2018

    It was almost exactly 10 years ago that TransCanada Corp. announced it hoped to cross Phillips and Valley Counties, and for the first time in its history the project has a presidential permit as well as permits in state along the route. “We are committed to moving forward with this project in a timely manner,” said TransCanada spokeswoman Robynn Tysver. Tysver said TransCanada has assessed numerous options when dealing with housing the pipeline’s workforce during construction in northeast Montana. She said that TransCanada’s plan is to erect a...

  • HLRC Appoints Murray, Bids Farewell to Rude 

    Mark Hebert with PCN, For the Courier|Oct 5, 2016

    When Health Management Services (HMS) announced they were prepared to submit their letter of resignation and step away from managing Phillips County’s Hi-Line Retirement Center at a public meeting two weeks ago, members of the new-look HLRC Board of Directors didn’t balk at the offer. The agreement with HMS – which lasted just over 17 months – ended on Sept. 30 and the HLRC Board is now working towards revoking a request to have HLRC decertified as a nursing home, in attempts to become exclusively an assisted living center. With HMS’ departure...

  • HLRC Adds, Replaces Board Members in Malta

    Mark Hebert -Phillips County News, For the Courier|Sep 21, 2016

    Following a nearly two and half-hour meeting with over 20 members of the public, The Hi-Line Retirement Board of Directors replaced three current members of the board and voted in a new member to fill a vacant spot during a private, executive session. Howard Hammond takes over a vacant spot on the board, Bob Ziegler replaces Bob Maxie, Susy Johnson replaces Rick Mikkelson and Michelle Smith replaces Ken Wiederrick. Mikkelson said nothing else was decided at the executive meeting. “Their goal, if I may say, is to do everything they can to k...

  • Crowd Welcomes Pearl Jam Bassist, New Skatepark in Malta

    Mark Hebert, Phillips County News|Jun 29, 2016

    In the movie Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella hears a whisper telling him, "If you build it, he will come," while he walks through an Iowa cornfield. In Malta on June 26, the tireless efforts of a group of Malta residents, countless donations of time and money by Phillips County businesses and folks combined with a beautiful donation by a Rock 'N Roll legend turned an empty field into a place of dreams as the city's skatepark officially opened. They built it, and he came. "The turn-out is...

  • Knudsen Seizes Opportunity

    Mark Hebert, For The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    In January, Malta's Casey James Knudsen announced he would run for Montana's 33rd House District Seat and though he has always been interested in politics, he never thought he'd be a candidate at this point in his life. "I always thought about running, but I always thought it would be later in life," Knudsen said. "But you have to take the opportunity when it presents itself. You never know when there will be another open seat." The "open seat" Knudsen references came when Mike Lang, R-Malta,...

  • Zinke Visits Malta, Talks Bison

    Mark Hebert, For The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    Over 100 Phillips County residents showed up at the Malta High School Auditorium last Wednesday in Malta to hear U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., speak, before he was asked a handful of questions, most pertaining to a recent decision by the Bureau of Land Management to allow the American Prairie Reserve to graze bison on the Flat Creek Allotment in Phillips County. "Today we are here about the BLM and I'm sure about bison," Zinke told the crowd after a 10-minute introduction. "The local BLM is...

  • Locals Say 'No Action' to Bison

    Mark Hebert, Phillips County News|Aug 26, 2015

    Over 300 people gathered at Malta High School last Wednesday night during a public hearing hosted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for bison conservation and management in Montana. The EIS gives four possible alternatives for how to deal with bison in Montana and of the nearly 40 citizens who spoke, mostly people from Phillips County, all but three said that they would be in favor of the "no action" alternative and asked that there...