The U.S. Geological Survey National Groundwater Monitoring Network has awarded a $110,000 contract to the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology to install groundwater monitoring wells on the Flathead and Blackfeet Reservations and in the Summit Valley near Butte. Additionally about 25 wells in the current statewide observation network will be instrumented with sensors to record hourly water level measurements. This comes following an award last year to install groundwater-level observation wells in the Hebgen Basin near West Yellowstone.
The Augusta American Legion Rodeo is poised to come back this year after the pandemic forced the first cancellation in its history in 2020. Details from our Capitol City Correspondent Troy Shockley.