Two Rivers Authority
Barred doors stand open in 2008 at the Two Rivers Correctional Facility in Hardin as the jail waits for prisoners.
A private corrections company from Louisiana is starting to train guards - but still doesn't have any inmates - for a jail in Hardin that has sat vacant since it was built in 2007, company and town officials said Monday.
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.
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.
HELENA — Jeff McDowell is stuck.
A former newspaper reporter with 20 years’ experience in marketing and corporate relations has been hired as the new director of Two Rivers Authority, the economic development arm of the city of Hardin.
Former Hardin City Attorney Becky Convery said a decision by the Two Rivers Authority board to bill her for cleaning animal-fouled carpets in the city's vacant jail is a deliberate attempt "to embarrass me and tarnish my reputation."
HARDIN - The board that oversees the vacant jail in Hardin attended to a variety of housekeeping matters - literally in one case - during a meeting Monday afternoon.
With 10 days to go before the application deadline, only one person has applied to be the new executive director of the Two Rivers Authority, Hardin's economic development agency.
In the aftermath of what some saw as the last, best hope to fill Hardin's vacant jail, the immediate fate of the project remains uncertain, with few good options for a swift resolution.
The last two Mercedes SUVs belonging to American Police Force left Montana on Tuesday.
A group of at least 50 parents and Crow Tribe members showed up Tuesday night at the Hardin School Board meeting and asked for the resignation of Superintendent Al Peterson, a board trustee said.
HELENA - Hardin leaders have considered using their never-opened jail as an enormous indoor greenhouse for medical marijuana, a fight site for paintball or as low-income housing, according to documents released Friday and gathered as part an ongoing state Justice Department investigation.
The Hardin jail deal is off, said a spokeswoman for the cryptic California company contracted to run the for-hire hoosegow, now two years empty.
A memorandum of understanding between Hardin's economic development agency and American Police Force, released by the agency on Thursday, laid out a proposal under which APF would provide a police force for the city of Hardin.
A job fair scheduled for next week by the prospective operators of the Hardin jail has been postponed, but 400 to 500 high school students are still scheduled to dine at the jail later this month.
HARDIN - Michael Hilton, seen as the potential savior of Hardin just two weeks ago, is quickly running out of supporters in the struggling town of 3,500.
HARDIN - The director of Two Rivers Authority, who was placed on paid leave last month two days after announcing that the agency had signed a contract to fill the empty Hardin jail, formally resigned Monday.
The Two Rivers Authority board members meet in Hardin on Monday. The board voted to pursue legal counsel before moving forward with a contract with American Police Force.
HARDIN - The president of the Two Rivers Authority board said today that he has too many questions to even think of signing a contract with American Police Force to take over Hardin's empty jail.