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Archive for date: June 21, 2021

Glacier National Park Visitors Avoiding New Ticket System

Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana on the Canada border had almost 300,000 visits through May the highest year-to-date number on record. The Park is seeing more visitors showing up early in the morning and evening when the park’s new ticketed entry system is not in effect. Glacier administrators say people who arrive at the pa...

Montana Ranked Most Patriotic State In The Country

With Fourth of July celebrations able to proceed this year due to the fact 45% of the population is vaccinated and states have largely reopened the personal-finance website Wallet Hub today released its report on 2021’s most patriotic states in America. Montana ranks 1st across 13 key metrics of patriotism ranging from the state’s military enl...

Crooked Creek Fire Now At 20% Containment

When you hear a wildfire is 20% contained, like the Crooked Creek Fire 25 miles east of Bridger is, what does that mean? Matt Hall, Planning Intelligence Manager for the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, explains. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/6-21_637-1.mp3

Smith River Floaters experiencing conditions

Historically low water flows on the Smith River are making for extremely difficult floating conditions for permit holders.  As of Friday afternoon June 18, streamflow at the Eagle Creek gauge measured a flow of 116 cubic feet per second (CFS).  The long-term median flow for this date is 532 CFS, and the previous low flow ever recorded in the 2...

Montana Kids With Health Insurance Negatively Impacted By Pandemic

Troubling trends in Montana may have made the pandemic harder for children according to the latest Annie E. Casey’s KIDS COUNT report. Xanna Burg, KIDS COUNT coordinator with the Montana Budget and Policy Center, says one is the recent rise in Montana children without health insurance up to about 15,000 in 2019. https://northernbroadcasting.co...