People in the News
Eldena Bear Don’t Walk of St. Ignatius, an attorney and member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, was recently appointed to the Criminal Justice Oversight Council by Gov. Greg Gianforte. Bear Don’t Walk has 20 years of experience in state and tribal criminal justice systems, including service as a tribal judge. Her term on the oversight council runs through July 1, 2025.
Two local ranchers were recently appointed to leadership positions with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) during the organization’s 104th annual convention, held Nov. 8-11 in Billings. Voting delegates from 30 county Farm Bureaus elected Nick Courville, a cattle rancher from Charlo, to chair the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. New directors on the MFBF board include Beth Blevins, a purebred Angus breeder and large animal veterinarian from Ronan, who was elected to represent District 1.
The Montana Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general agricultural organization with 20,000 members. The grassroots organization is dedicated to preserving and improving the agriculture and natural resource industries through member involvement in education, political activities, programs and services.