Big Horn County Commission Chairman Chad Fenner has been floating an informal proposal to have the county buy the long-vacant detention facility in Hardin for $7 million.
After nearly five years of failed attempts to fill a 464-bed jail, board members of Hardin's Two Rivers Authority unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday evening to transfer the facility's title to the bondholders who financed the project.
HELENA — Three private-prison operators — in Hardin, Shelby and the Butte-Anaconda area — and three local governments say they’re interested in working with the state to provide up to 120 new prison beds for the state correctional system.
Political tides turned for Rep. Carolyn Pease-Lopez in the middle of the night and she defeated Republican challenger Bill Joseph.
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