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Jan. 25—Carroll's basketball programs completed the two-day sweep of Montana Tech on Sunday with the women winning 71-56 and the men triumphing 74-48. A win over Tech on Sunday inside the PE Center not only gave the Carroll women a regular season sweep over the Orediggers, but it moved them to 15-2 on the season and 9-1 in league play. That represents the best 17-game start to a season by a ...

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Jan. 24—When the local and state economies were humming along a year ago, economic development leaders in Butte were as hopeful and confident as ever. There were job-creating projects in the pipeline, progress was being made on the planned Praxis Center and the Southwest Montana Veterans Home, a film-production venture had purchased the old NorthWestern Energy Building and gains in retail were ...

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Jan. 24—BUTTE — Sofee Thatcher has been a leader for the Maroons all season, and she took her game to an even higher level in Saturday's 56-30 win over Stevensville at the Maroon Activities Center. Both the Maroons and the Yellowjackets ran a zone defense in the first half, but the Maroons had much more success finding gaps in their opponent's defense. According to Butte Central head coach Meg ...

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Jan. 24—As elected leaders in British Columbia settle into new terms, a broad coalition of Canadian and U.S. elected officials, indigenous representatives, and conservation and recreation groups are calling on them to address a looming transboundary concern on the Skagit River. While B.C.'s government moved in late 2019 to prohibit additional logging in a region of the upper Skagit River ...

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Jan. 24—Daniel Kemmis will present "Healing our Democracy: Breaking Down Divisions Through Relationships and Citizen Participation" from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, via Zoom. Using insights from his recent book "Citizens Uniting to Restore Our Democracy," Kemmis will examine the history behind the present state of polarization and offer hopeful solutions for the future. Kemmis has served as ...

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Jan. 24—Girls basketball Columbia Falls used a big first half to remain undefeated and hand Hamilton its first loss with a 48-37 home victory. The Wildkats improved to 8-0, while the Broncs dropped to 5-1. Maddie Robison scored 16 points and LaKia Hill added 10 for Columbia Falls, which led 29-20 at the half and 37-29 after three quarters. Maggie Ringer paced Hamilton with 15 points, and Layne ...

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Jan. 24—Lewis and Clark County's public health officer is expressing concern over statewide rollbacks to COVID-19 restrictions, particularly when they clash with local rules. Effective Jan. 15, Gov. Greg Gianforte removed statewide restrictions on capacity and hours of operation at bars, restaurants, casinos, breweries, distilleries and other businesses. However, restrictions on these types of ...

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Jan. 23—Two herds of bighorn sheep released a year ago on tribal lands in western North Dakota have fared better than expected. Gov. Doug Burgum in January 2020 signed an agreement with Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Chairman Mark Fox outlining the translocation and management of bighorns on the Fort Berthold Reservation, where the animals historically roamed. Later that month, 25 ewes and ...

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WASHINGTON — Hours after taking office, President Joe Biden handed Texas a huge gift that went mostly unnoticed, overshadowed by more controversial moves on climate, public health and the border wall. He reversed Donald Trump’s policy of excluding unauthorized immigrants from the Census count used to carve up the country into congressional districts. Texas has almost 2 million such residents ...