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Archive for date: June 25, 2021

Fish Wildlife & Parks Vote For New Fish Projects

Montana officials voted Thursday to allow 22 native fish restoration projects around the state to move forward this field season. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision to authorize the projects came after state officials changed procedures for authorizing restoration work that requires removal of non-native fish. Eight of 22 proj...

Senator Tester To Stand By BLM Vote Despite Past Controversies

Montana Senator Jon Tester intends to vote for Tracy Stone-Manning from Missoula to be the director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and this week mounted a defense of her nomination to Senate Democrats at their weekly caucus lunch. Stone-Manning is taking heat from some Republicans for her brief stretch with an environmental activist gro...

Montana Childcare To See Significant Investment From ARPA

More than $2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress earlier this year will be directed toward expanding child capacity in Montana. The health-focused advisory commission that met Thursday approved the child care recommendations crafted by the state health department. The recommendations now go to the governor who has the ...

Cascade County Prisoners Moved To Shelby Prison

65 state inmates were transferred to the private prison near Shelby this week as part of a deal ending the Montana Department of Corrections’ use of the regional prison in Cascade County. The Crossroads Correctional Center is a major employer in Shelby holding almost 15% of the county’s total population with a 712-bed facility for ...