Pete is married with two children one goes to the University of Montana the other is in the seventh grade. outside of work passions include fly fishing, and bird hunting. Hiogh school sports are other activities I like to watch. Pete is 50 years old and now training for a century bicycle ride.
Unemployment On The Reservation
Unemployment rates are getting smaller across the country. Montana state unemployment rates have also been reduced by about 2 %. Unemployment on Montana’s 7 Indian Reservations nears an average of 20%.
Criminalizing The Killing Of A Fetus Draws Criticism
The House has approved Senate amendments to a controversial bill that would criminalize killing a fetus. The bill has been through multiple committee and floor debates since the very beginning of the 62nd session.
Marijuana Keeps Growing In The Legislature
Tomorrow may well be recognized as a holiday for those familiar with the use of marijuana. It will not be a legislative holiday with time limitations, as lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on a bill to overhaul Montana’s medical marijuana industry.
A Stimulating Conversation On Talkback
On Tuesdays Talkback a special guest flew in from Washington D.C. to discuss Government spending. Captain Stimulus, a high ranking member of the present Administration revealed that not all of the money appropriated for stimulus has been spent...
Social Programs Harmed In This Legislative Session
A budget proposal has been sent to Governor Brian Schweitzer that refuses more than $100 million in federal funding. Those cuts would drastically reduce social services heavily relied upon by Montana’s most vulnerable. Governor Schweitzer says the bill is unacceptable in its present form...
The Need For Emergency Food Is Growing In Montana
As Montanans struggle economically, the Montana Food Bank Network has seen an increase for their services. One of the signature events for the organization to raise money, awareness and food products is the 3rd annual Canstruction event at Missoula’s Southgate Mall. The Monta…
An Inspirational Story Of Survival
A 2 year old Missoula boy is now cancer free. His father is grateful for all those who touched his family’s lives. Mike and Kalli Hyde were able to stay by their son’s side during his struggle. The family has now created a foundation in honor of Cash Hyde...
Montana State Library A New Allie For Fisherman
The Montana State Library and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have teamed up to launch a new website. The site is designed to help anglers find the basic information they need for a successful fishing season.
Governor Schweitzer’s Problem With The Budget Bill
Governor Brian Schweitzer met with Senate president Jim Peterson, and House Speaker Mike Milburn, a day after he received the Republican Majority's budget bill. Peterson is pleased with the budget the legislature has passed. Schweitzer has said he is likely to either veto the bill, or rewrite i…
Tester Successfully De-lists Wolves In Montana
Senator Jon Tester has successfully removed wolves in Montana from the endangered species list. Congress approved tester’s plan to return management of wolves in Montana to the State. Tester’s bipartisan plan means that Montana’s managed wolf hunts can now continue...