The Bison Range Restoration Act was signed into law last December 27th. Now in federal trust ownership for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, it opens Saturday near Moiese. A daily or annual pass per vehicle will be required to enter the Bison Range at a new rate is $10 per car daily up from the previous $5 day pass. An annual pass is $20 per year up from the previous $15 fee. The Bison Range used to be open dawn to dusk, but now the front gate will open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. seven days a week.
The U.S. Senate passed the SAFE Banking Act in March which will grant legal cannabis businesses access to banking systems and services. Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter points out how businesses and the communities they’re in will benefit from going beyond cash-only transactions.