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TESTER’S BIPARTISAN PUBLIC LANDS RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT HITS THE SENATE FLOOR

Senator Jon Tester joined with colleagues today to file his bipartisan Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act as an amendment to comprehensive energy legislation that is currently being debated by the entire Senate

TESTER ANNOUNCES $6.8 MILLION DOLLAR AWARD TO EXPAND BROADBAND IN NORTHWEST MONTANA

Senator Jon Tester today announced that Frontier Communications will receive a $6.8 million award to expand broadband access to as many as 2,300 homes and businesses in northwest Montana.

TESTER’S PUBLIC LANDS RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT GETS SENATE HEARING

Tester's bill streamlines the permitting process for wind, solar and geothermal development on public lands and also ensures that funds generated by energy development benefit various conservation efforts. The legislation also establishes a revenue sharing system that aids local communities that are home to these energy projects and helps mitigate the impact that construction could have on land, water, and wildlife.

Early career award goes to MSU scientist who investigates solar cell materials

A Montana State University faculty member who investigates new materials for solar cells has received an early career award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Daines Introduces Bill to Roll Back EPA Regs

Senator Steve Daines today joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce legislation that ensures Montanans have access to affordable energy and protects good-paying coal jobs.

Tester fights to improve affordable broadband access in rural Montana

Tester today sent a bipartisan letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging the agency to modernize its Universal Service Fund, a fund that provides financial assistance to telecommunications carriers who supply services to rural customers.

MSU’s online master’s degree program for science teachers continues to grow

Nine science teachers from across the U.S. earned online graduate certificates from Montana State University via MSU’s National Teachers Enhancement Network. It is the largest number of science teaching certificates awarded in one semester since the program was launched in 2011.

Tester taps into Montana’s geothermal energy potential

After the hottest year in recorded history, Senator Jon Tester wants Montana to become a renewable energy leader by tapping into the state's geothermal energy resources.

Montana Delegation Introduces Legislation to Ensure Completion of Montana Hydro Projects

Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester, along with Representative Ryan Zinke, are introducing legislation in the Senate and House to ensure the completion of two hydroelectric facilities in Montana.

The delegation’s bills will provide for the reinstatement and three-year extension of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license for Clark Canyon Dam Hydro Project in Dillon...

Trails West Real Estate and IDX, Inc. bring dynamic IDX solution to Bigfork, Montana...

EUGENE, OR - June 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Lamont Kinkade to the growing group of real estate professionals choosing to update their realty websites with IDX Broker software. The partnership of Kinkade with the Northwest Montana MLS (NMAR) automatically gives his clients a leg up throughout the online home search process. But now, with IDX Broker software, NMAR listings can be displayed on his website, giving Bigfork home seekers the most comprehensive set of property listings around.

State trust lands deliver $70 million to public schools

HELENA, Mont. - December 12, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Montana's school trust lands in Fiscal Year 2008 generated $70.7 million for public education, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) announced today

www.MTHousingSearch.com is Live, Ready to Link Montanans to Rental Housing Statewide

HELENA, MT - August 18, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Brian Schweitzer announced today the unveiling of MTHousingSearch.com, a new website designed to link Montanans with a wide range of rental housing choices.

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Justice Department Announces Fair Housing Settlement with Montana Developers

The Justice Department announced today that the developers and designers of 31 apartment buildings in or near Helena, Montana, have agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that the buildings were not built to be accessible to people with disabilities, as required by the Fair Housing Act.