DEQ INVITES - PUBLIC COMMENTS

Helena – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking comments on the “Tobacco Planning Area Nutrient and Temperature TMDLs and Water Quality Improvement Plan” and will hold a public meeting to provide information about the document, answer questions, and accept written comments. The meeting will be held July 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Electric Cooperative Building in Eureka, MT, located at 500 Osloski Road.

 The document describes and discusses a temperature and nutrient water quality study conducted on Fortine and Lime Creeks in the Tobacco River watershed, located in Lincoln County. Fortine Creek is not meeting Montana’s water quality standard for temperature, and Lime Creek is not meeting Montana’s water quality standards for nutrients. Total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) are provided to help address these problems and a strategy for reducing water temperatures and excessive amounts of nutrients is included in the document.

 The draft document is available on the DEQ web site at http://deq.mt.gov/pubcom.mcpx and copies are available at the Eureka Public Library and the Montana State Library in Helena. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., August 12, 2014, and may be mailed to DEQ, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620, or submitted electronically at http://comment.cwaic.mt.gov/.

 For more information, contact Christina Staten at (406) 444-2836 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this meeting. If you require special accommodation, please contact Carrie Greeley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (406) 444-6749 no later than July 18, 2014.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Christina Staten
DEQ Planning, Prevention and Assistance
TMDL Planner - 406-444-2836

Paul Driscoll
DEQ Planning, Prevention and Assistance
Public Information Officer - 406-444-6421

GREG GIANFORTE - "Update"

On May 19, 2014, Greg Gianforte spent two days in Eureka and Libby working with local business owners on “Bootstrapping” their business. A number of ideas were shared and are now in the planning stages. Mr. Gianforte posted his experience and ideas for helping Eureka and Libby on his own web site, bettermontanajobs.com.

To read the story follow this link: http://bettermontanajobs.com/encouraging-telecommuting-in-montana/

MONTANA NETWORKS

IF YOU PREFER TO WATCH MONTANA NETWORKS, NOT SPOKANE, PLEASE TELL OUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES IN WASHINGTON DC! - OUR DMA IS NOW FILED AT THE FCC, DOCKET #14-45.  - WE NEED YOUR E-MAILS SENT TODAY!
To view our FCC DMA Petition CLICK HERE 


OUR PROBLEM:
Lincoln County is currently in the Spokane DMA (Designated Market Area), as regulated by the FCC. This means, the Big-4 networks (ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX) available to us via “cable or satellite” television are the “Spokane” channels and in a different time-zone.

THE HISTORY: The Spokane DMA assignment was originally established in the 1950’s and is outdated today, given our much closer association with Kalispell and Missoula DMA. Montana customers should have a first priority of watching Montana channels and not have Spokane forced upon us.

SEND AN EMAIL/MESSAGE: If you support this challenge, please send a message to our Congressional representatives in Washington D.C. now that our DMA change request is filed at the FCC: Senator Tester, Senator Walsh and Congressman Daines contact info is below. Senator Tester and Congressman Daines are very familiar with our effort and spoken favorably in support. Senator Walsh is new, but expected to do the same.

FACEBOOK TIPS

Looking for some tips on how to better use FACEBOOK? - Click Here for a great website, they list there top ten most popular tips to help you, get the most out of this social media tool. 

TVC - CABLE TV INFO

Looking for great local Cable TV at a affordable price? - Look no further then Tobacco Valley Communications "the hometown choice" We offer two great cable packages, our "Basic" lineup offers 34 channels and our "Digital" lineup offers 68 channels. Bundle you cable with Broadband and you save even more! - Click Here for a printable PDF with the entire channel lineup as well as pricing information. For more information call 889.3311 Tobacco Valley Communication is "the hometown choice"

VOICEMAIL TIPS

NEW VOICE MAIL TIPS

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new voice mail try these few tips that will make it run smoother and faster. After making these "one-time" setting changes, you'll never think twice about wanting the old system back again. (note: the User Instruction card that was mailed out, is pretty handy for learning the number key-pad interaction and short-cuts like 11, 33 and 44.

Call Termination Problems - 2/6/2012

FEB 2012: FCC Sends Strong Message on Rural Call Termination Problems

JAN 2012: Montana Senators sign-on letter to FCC

OCT 2011: FCC Webcast on Call Termination Task Force 

The three newsletters noted below contain stories that have been published in InterBel's monthly newsletter over the last year, as it references the ongoing "call termination problem" we are experiencing as well as thousands of other customers around the country.

Windows Technical Support

As of September 1st 2011, InterBel will no longer be offering technical support for the following Windows Operating Systems:

WIFI Router Security

As mentioned in the InterBel newsletter, April 2011, there are a number of reasons why you should secure your own private network if you have a wireless router installed at home or work. CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on “how to” set it up and get protected. These instructions are specific to InterBel’s provided Wi-Fi Router made by Comtrend.

Value DSL

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