Yearly Archives 2003

Program Tracks Youth Fire Setting

HELENA — Initial numbers from a youth fire setting program show that children under the age of 18 have set 29 fires in the last nine months, injuring nine people and killing two.

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DOJ Seeks Applicants for Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee

HELENA — The Department of Justice is seeking applications for membership on the Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee. The committee will have six members: two from the tow truck industry, one from the commercial motor carrier industry, one from the insurance industry, one from the public and one member from the Montana Highway Patrol.

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Governor Approves Upper Clark Fork Restoration Projects

HELENA – Governor Judy Martz approved five restoration projects in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin for a total of approximately $3.4 million. The five projects and funding levels approved are:

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Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

HELENA — A few simple precautions can ensure a fire-free holiday season for Montanans and their visiting relatives and friends, acting State Fire Marshal Allen Lorenz said Thursday.
Lorenz offered the following reminders for Christmas trees:

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Department of Justice Warns that Internet Gambling Illegal in Montana

HELENA — An ad that appeared in the classified section of a daily Montana newspaper Friday encouraging people to invest in an on-line gambling casino could create some problems, Gambling Control Division administrator Gene Huntington said.

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County Water Districts Subject to State Audit Requirements

HELENA — In an opinion issued Wednesday, Attorney General Mike McGrath concluded that county water districts in Montana are local government entities subject to the reporting and auditing requirements contained in state law.

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Crime Lab Toxicology Section Earns Accreditation

HELENA — Attorney General Mike McGrath said Wednesday that the toxicology section of the state’s crime lab in Missoula recently received accreditation by the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists (ABFT). The Montana lab becomes just the 14th in North America to receive the accreditation.

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Online Access to Vehicle Registration Information Convenient and Secure

HELENA — Attorney General Mike McGrath announced today that Montana businesses now have access to vehicle record information online. The Vehicle Search service is available to banks, credit unions, car dealerships, insurance companies and other businesses that are authorized to access the information.

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McGrath, MSPOA, Big Brothers Big Sisters Announce Partnership

HELENA — Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath Wednesday announced the creation of a youth mentoring partnership between the Montana Department of Justice, the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montana.

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State Solicits Comments on Clark Fork Restoration Work Plan

HELENA — The state is seeking public comment on the latest round of funding recommendations for projects designed to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin, Restoration Program chief Carol Fox said Monday.

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