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Archive for date: May 12, 2021

Montana Rural Teacher Of The Year To Retire

With real-estate inventory down by more than half compared to last year, the personal-finance website Wallet Hub today released its report on 2021’s best places to be a real estate agent comparing more than 170 U.S. cities. Billings ranks 14th and Missoula is ranked as 37th across 22 key indicators of a healthy housing market ranging from sale...

Montana Lands Face Potential Mining Ban For Bird Conservation

The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the Greater Sage-Grouse. A temporary ban on mining was imposed under former President Barack Obama, but dropped by the Trump administration. The affected lands totaled 10 mill...

Gianforte Signs Broadband Infrastructure Bill Into Law

Montana is the 46th ranked state for broadband access according to Federal Communications Commission data published in January.  One in three residents in Montana doesn’t have broadband access which is three times the national average and it’s even worse in rural Montana where three in five lack broadband access. Only 12 of the state’s 5...

Lewis & Clark County Sites Under Scrutiny For Current Names

Seven groups asked the U.S. Board of Geographic Names Tuesday to rename Davis Gulch just south of Helena’s city limits in Lewis and Clark County and Jeff Davis Peak and Jeff Davis Creek located in the southern stretch of the Bitterroot Range in Montana to honor Indigenous people and Chinese immigrants. They are now named after Jefferson Davis,...