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Hardin jail

Hardin jail

Barred doors stand open in 2008 at the Two Rivers Correctional Facility in Hardin as the jail waits for prisoners.

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Training begins for Hardin jail; no inmates yet

Training begins for Hardin jail; no inmates yet

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.

May 19, 2014 12:14 pm Photos

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Big Horn County considering purchase of vacant prison

Big Horn County considering purchase of vacant prison

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.

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Six locales express interest in providing 120 new beds for state prison system

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.

October 31, 2011 5:23 pmLoading…
Hard time in Hardin

Hard time in Hardin

HELENA — Jeff McDowell is stuck.

January 11, 2010 12:10 am Photos

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TRA hires director: Former newspaper reporter, marketing consultant signs on in Hardin

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.

November 23, 2009 1:40 pmLoading…
Hardin board accused of pettiness

Hardin board accused of pettiness

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."

November 05, 2009 12:00 am Related Loading…

Hilton, goats, sprinklers, lawyers all enter into TRA discussion

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.

November 02, 2009 8:35 pm Related Loading…
Shay the only applicant so far for TRA director job

Shay the only applicant so far for TRA director job

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.

October 21, 2009 9:15 pmLoading…
Bond default could hinder future projects

Bond default could hinder future projects

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.

October 18, 2009 12:10 am Photos

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APF's Mercedes leave Montana

The last two Mercedes SUVs belonging to American Police Force left Montana on Tuesday.

October 14, 2009 8:10 pmLoading…

Dozens ask chief of Hardin schools to resign his post

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.

October 13, 2009 11:05 pm Related Loading…

Two Rivers board considered many options for Hardin jail

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.

October 09, 2009 10:05 pmLoading…
Deal called for APF to provide police force

Deal called for APF to provide police force

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.

October 09, 2009 12:15 am Related Loading…
Without a deal, APF delays jail job fair

Without a deal, APF delays jail job fair

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.

October 07, 2009 6:00 pm Related Loading…
APF frontman loses credibility in Hardin

APF frontman loses credibility in Hardin

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.

October 06, 2009 1:00 am Photos

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Smith formally quits as director of TRA

Smith formally quits as director of TRA

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.

October 05, 2009 11:45 pmLoading…
Two Rivers Authority

Two Rivers Authority

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.

October 05, 2009 11:05 pmLoading…
Two Rivers board raises questions about Hardin prison contract

Two Rivers board raises questions about Hardin prison contract

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.

October 05, 2009 1:50 pmLoading…

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