Flathead County

Montana Artesian Water Company.
Nicky Ouellet / MTPR

Opponents of a proposed water bottling plant near Creston are suing Flathead County.

The Egan Slough Community sued after commissioners denied their attempt to rezone the proposed location of the bottling plant for strictly agricultural use. 65 percent of neighboring land owners signed a petition for re-zoning.

The backer of a proposed ballot measure to eliminate Montana’s medical marijuana program is seeking a court order to put the measure before voters this November.

Steve Zabawa sponsored the I-176 ballot iniative to make all drugs illegal on the federal level also illegal in Montana.
courtesy Safe Montana

  The backer of a proposed ballot measure to get rid of medical marijuana in Montana says county election officials mishandled thousands of signatures.

The I-176 ballot initiative to make all drugs illegal on the federal level also illegal in Montana received just over 20,000 signatures. It needed about 24,000 signatures to make it on to the 2016 ballot.

More showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening in NW Montana. The potential for further runoff exists in and around Glacier National Park.
National Weather Service Missoula

  Flood waters are receding in some parts of northwest Montana. Snowmelt, however, continues to create problems in other areas.

Montana District Court caseloads.
Montana Legislative Fiscal Division

On Wednesday, Montana’s Judicial Branch recommended adding more judges to understaffed county courts. 

The proposal brought before the Judicial Redistricting Commission asks for five new judges, at a cost of just over $2 million.