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Archive for month: July, 2021

Senator Daines Pushes To Review Recent CDC COVID-19 Recommendations

Senator Steve Daines introduced the “Restore Public Health Institution Trust Act” Thursday. It is aimed at requiring the Government Accountability Office to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision making surrounding its reversal on mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans. This follows the CDC’s announcement of new...

Formal Letter Sent Requesting Government Protection For Gray Wolves

Wildlife advocates petitioned federal officials Thursday to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is supposed to respond within 90 days on whether there is enough information for a potential listing under the Endangered Species Act. Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to dra...

President Biden To Meet With Governor Gianforte To Address Wildfires

President Joe Biden will meet with Montana Governor Greg Gianforte and other Western governors today to discuss the 2021 wildfire season in the West as part of the president’s discussion with them about wildfire response and prevention. Gianforte will speak specifically about the wildfire situation in Montana where more than 268,594 acre...

Motocycle Fatalities Increase In Montana And Across The Country

For motorcycle riders America’s roads have never been more deadly. That’s not an exaggeration. There were 5,458 motorcycle fatalities in 2020. That’s not just a 9% increase from 2019 but it’s also the highest number of motorcycle fatalities ever recorded. Montana has one of the highest rates of alcohol related motorcycle fatalities with 23 in ...

New MDA Program To Address Ag Producers’ Mental Health

The Montana Department of Agriculture has announced a new comprehensive program aimed at alleviating stress for Montana farmers and ranchers. Department of Ag Acting Director Christy Clark explains what this new program will provide that wasn’t available before.  

Montana Highway Patrol Seeking New Recruits

The Highway Patrol is always looking for people who want to work in law enforcement in Montana. Attorney General Austin Knudsen says it’s been tough to place some troopers in some areas due to housing costs but they keep on coming and he believes he knows one reason why.