Following Wednesday’s end to the COVID-19 state of emergency, Governor Greg Gianforte yesterday announced an executive order declaring a statewide drought emergency in Montana. The governor explained the order yesterday on Voices of Montana.
The fire danger level across all of Yellowstone National Park is now VERY HIGH and Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect. The Park’s Fire Management Officer John Cotaldo explained what this meant yesterday during a live Q&A session form the park.
The Montana National Resources Youth Camp is set to begin on July 18th and is still taking applicants. Montana State University Extension Forestry Specialist Peter Kolb is directing the camp and explains who is eligible for signing up and what they should expect.
There are calls across Montana for action to address its current extreme drought. Northern News Network’s Eric Young on recent actions by the treasure state’s representatives.
As conditions heat up in Montana ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, crews on the Robertson Draw fire south of Red Lodge have been busy trying contain the wildfire’s edge. Senator Steve Daines recently visited the site of the fire and commented on the work being done.
With the lack of housing available in towns like Bozeman, a lack of storage units has quickly followed. Montana Storage Units Co-owner Dave Morell on why this has been the case.