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Archive for date: May 05, 2021

Sheridan County Walk-In Hunting & Fishing areas closed

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is notifying hunters and anglers that effective immediately, Sheridan County Walk-In Hunting Area #6 and Tongue River Walk-In Fishing Area #1 near Acme, north of Sheridan, are no longer available for public hunting and fishing access. Walk-In areas are part of the Game and Fish’s Access Yes program. They ar...

Montana Ranked As One Of The Best States For Nurses

With nurses working to administer the COVID-19 vaccine while facing continued PPE shortages and with National Nurses Week kicking off Thursday the personal-finance website, Wallet Hub today released its report on 2021’s best states for nurses. Montana ranks 6th across 22 key metrics. The data set ranges from monthly average starting salary for...

Montana To Start Return-To-Work Program With ARPA Funds

Governor Greg Gianforte says Montana will launch a return-to-work bonus program using federal funds authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act. Return-to-work bonuses will be paid to unemployed individuals who rejoin the labor force and accept and maintain steady employment for at least one month. The state will end its participation in federa...

Colstrip Bill Gets Taken To State Courts

A new law approved by Governor Greg Gianforte Monday was met by a lawsuit Tuesday with a majority of the owners of the Colstrip Power Plant calling it unconstitutional. It forces disputes among the power plant’s six owners to be settled through Montana courts instead of Washington as currently spelled out by the Colstrip Ownership and Operatio...

Army Corps of Engineers Program Getting Challenged In Court

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Great Falls by environmentalists alleges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program that allows oil and gas pipelines to be built across wetlands rivers and other bodies of water lets companies skirt environmental reviews of potential spills by granting a blanket construction permit. Industry representat...