By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Rob Cook, a 44-year-old Montana native, is making his first move into politics with a run for the state House of Representatives in HD-27.
He is running on the Republican ticket and looks to succeed Representative Llew Jones who is making his move to a Senate seat.
Cook was born and raised in Choteau and after high school he attended MSU-Bozeman where he graduated with highest honors with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.
County commissioners from Pondera and Glacier along with other officials met Wednesday with the Department of Revenue concerning the issue of taxing authority.
The meeting with the two county officials was to go over their assertion of delinquent property taxes on lands on the reservation held in fee.
The two counties have tried to collect the back taxes based on the fee status of the properties even though they are within the boundaries of the Blackfeet Reservation.
Special to the I-O by Karla Breding, City Council
On March 15, at 8 p.m. during the regular City of Conrad council meeting there will be a public hearing regarding a Permissive Medical Levy for partial funding of employee health insurance.
The city does not offer health insurance at this time and has not since the late 1980s.
The hearing allows the public to voice any concerns they may have regarding the plan to provide health insurance to full-time, eligible employees effective July 1.
Currently the city receives insurance coverage provided by the Montana Municipal Insurance Authority (MMIA) for property, liability and workmen’s compensation.