Yearly Archives 2008

Highway Patrol Active Recruiting Sept. 15-Oct. 10

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol is recruiting officers for training that will begin next April. Active recruiting begins Monday, Sept. 15 and the deadline for applications is Oct. 10.

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Montana Online Service Wins National Award

HELENA – The Center for Digital Government recently recognized a Montana Department of Justice online service in its 2008 Best of the Web Digital Government Achievement Awards.

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Highway Patrol Trooper Evan Schneider Killed in Crash

HELENA – Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Evan Schneider died in the line of duty Tuesday night on Highway 2 near Columbia Falls. A second man died in the crash and a woman was gravely injured.

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McGrath: Court Approves Clark Fork River Basin Consent Decree

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday that a federal court has approved the settlement of the final natural resource damage claims for sites in the Clark Fork River Basin and the environmental remediation claims for the Upper Clark Fork River.

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Cybersafety Site Honored by Western Attorneys General

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice’s “Safe in YourSpace” cybersafety website was honored with a WAGGY award this week at the annual gathering of Conference of Western Attorneys General at Seattle.

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Agreement Reached on ASARCO Sites

HELENA – State officials and ASARCO LLC today announced a settlement that, if approved by the courts, will provide an additional $143 million to clean up industrial and mining sites owned by ASARCO. The agreement provides funding for cleanup of groundwater and soils contaminated by decades of lead smelting in East Helena, as well as additional cleanup of ASARCO-owned property at the Upper Blackfoot River, Iron Mountain and the Black Pine/Combination Mining District sites.

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McGrath Honors Outstanding Advocates Schmitt, Allen and Hicks

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath recently honored three outstanding crime victims’ advocates. McGrath made presentations to Helen Schmitt of Sidney, Tami Allen of Roundup and Coralee Hicks of Columbus at events this month.

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Department of Justice Announces New Missing-Person Advisory Program

HELENA – Montana law enforcement agencies have another tool to find missing children and adults, thanks to a new program in the Division of Criminal Investigation at the Montana Department of Justice.

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McGrath: All Ravalli County Residents Are ‘Qualified Voters’

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Monday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that all residents of Ravalli County — including those living in incorporated areas, like cities — are “qualified voters” when it comes to voting on county initiatives.

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McGrath Releases Statement on District Court Decision in Riverbed Rent Case

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath today released a statement on a District Court decision on the state’s case seeking riverbed rent from hydroelectric power-producing companies.

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