Department of Labor and Industry launches new website

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Monday the launch of its new department Web page at dli.mt.gov. In a written statement, the department said the new site will “improve functionality and customer service for Montana workers, employers, contractors and taxpayers.” The site was designed and built in-house and is responsive. The redesign is… Continue reading Department of Labor and Industry launches new website

West Yellowstone police being investigated

Snow covers the West Yellowstone police station in this January 2011 file photo. (West Yellowstone News photo)

Our friends at KBZK are reporting tonight that the West Yellowstone Police Department and its veteran chief, Gordon Berger, are the subject of a investigation by the state’s Department of Criminal Investigations. We don’t have the story, but rest assured we will tomorrow. In the meantime, the quote from a West Yellowstone town councilman says… Continue reading West Yellowstone police being investigated

CodeMontana enrolls more than 900 Montana high school students

An educational initiative that aims to teach more Montana high school students computer programming said today that it has enrolled more than 900 participants since its launch in September. CodeMontana said students from 140 towns around the state have completed more than 26,000 programming lessons so far. Organized by RightNow Technologies founder Greg Gianforte and… Continue reading CodeMontana enrolls more than 900 Montana high school students

Montana AG demands FTC action to stop mobile phone cramming

Montana’s attorney general has joined with his counterparts in 39 other states and territories to demand the Federal Trade Commission do something about mobile cramming. Cramming, you might recall, is the practice of adding third-party charges — often unauthorized — onto a person’s phone bill. People who discover the charges on their bills rarely get… Continue reading Montana AG demands FTC action to stop mobile phone cramming

NBC Montana reporter inserted into chain of evidence

**Update:** Since originally publishing this post, another link has surfaced to [the full report](http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/Missing-Anaconda-woman-s-ID-found-in-Clark-Fork-River/-/14594602/19161704/-/106l8tvz/-/index.html), written by Maschmedt herself. Apparently the Will Wadley story was only a brief waiting for the full report. Indeed, the link to the Wadley verison now takes you to Maschmedt’s story. And what do we learn in the full story? Contrary… Continue reading NBC Montana reporter inserted into chain of evidence

Bozeman genetics company releasing free genome browser software

Bozeman-based Golden Helix, a genetics company, will release a piece of free software next week called [GenomeBrowse](http://www.goldenhelix.com/GenomeBrowse/index.html), a visual browser for the human genome. The company calls GenomeBrowse an “evolutionary leap in genome browser technology” combining a slick UI with a “robust, performance-driven backend.” I think this line is cute: >The marriage of these two… Continue reading Bozeman genetics company releasing free genome browser software

New website aims at bringing businesses into Montana

The Associated Press reports this morning that Gov. Brian Schweitzer has launched a new website to help out-of-state businesses relocate to Montana. [Innovatemontana.com](http://www.Innovatemontana.com) is part of a wider campaign promoting Montana. The campaign includes commercials on West Coast television and advertising-wrapped semi-trucks in touring Seattle. The website itself has resources for working, living and relocating… Continue reading New website aims at bringing businesses into Montana

Montana Secretary of State launches site to streamline election law violation reports

Update: Terri McCoy called over the weekend to clarify one issue about the complaints received from the 2010 reporting program. I wrote that 45 submissions lacked enough info for the secretary of state’s office to follow up on. McCoy wanted it to be known that the office did follow up on all of those complaints… Continue reading Montana Secretary of State launches site to streamline election law violation reports