The Helena Zoning Commission hosted a “community conversation” at the Helena Civic Center Wednesday, asking people what, if any, additional regulations should be put on dispensaries and grow operations in the city.
The post collected clothes, linens, toiletries, toys and more on Saturday. They initially planned to continue the drive through Sunday, but they received more than enough items the first day.
Tim Harris said he had seen some of the coverage of the Wisconsin girl’s case, but he was surprised to learn the role his sister Jeanne had played in her safe return.
This is the 19th year of the event, which raises thousands of dollars each year for local Special Olympics athletes.
The fire started before 5 a.m., in a secondary structure adjacent to a home on Crossfire Drive. Chief Rick Abraham of the Montana City Volunteer Fire Department said smoke detectors alerted the homeowners, who were able to get out safely.
The city attorney’s office will review the applications and prepare them for public comment beginning on Monday. The Helena City Commission will interview the finalists Feb. 4, then select one to fill the position.
The event was sponsored by environmental and outdoor groups, including the Montana Wilderness Association, Montana Wildlife Federation and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Organizers estimate at least 1,800 people were in attendance.
Helena organizations launch “Housing Is Healthcare” project to address homelessness, housing insecurity
The program is a community planning effort, led by St. Peter’s Health, the Helena Housing Authority and the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area. The goal is to identify individuals and families who don’t have secure housing, then provide them with targeted support.
HFD leaders say it appears both recent apartment fires were accidental, and linked to heating appliances. The city fire marshal said it’s important to have a professional inspect your heating system every year.
Thousands of people across the country have received a prerecorded message, saying their Social Security numbers have been linked to criminal activity, like a stolen car or confiscated drug paraphernalia. It says they need to call back immediately.
Democrats claim the secretary of state violated state law by announcing his 2020 campaign for governor using an official state email account.
Leaders said some of the programs they offer can’t go forward right now. They also encouraged federal employee who aren’t getting paid to contact them if they’re in need of support resources.
In addition to 150 lawmakers, the session brings in hundreds of staff members and lobbyists, plus members of the public coming to testify. Several hotels around the city report they are expecting to have more of their rooms filled over the next four months.
Tri-Lakes VFD Chief Bob Drake said, as he tried to get to a fire scene last weekend, his engine ended up stuck behind a long line of cars.
An agency spokesperson said OPI does not enforce federal laws like the Civil Rights Act, so they will not have a role in addressing the concerns raised in the federal complaint. But he said they are closely watching what happens.