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Archive for date: July 12, 2021

New CDC Guidelines Give Local School Districts More Authority

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last Friday updated its guidance for public schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Today on Voices of Montana, Executive Director of the Montana School Boards Association Lance Melton discussed what this means for Montana’s local school districts.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against State Representative Usher

Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Mike Menahan has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Montana media against the chairman of a legislative committee Representative Barry Usher. The media organizations filed the lawsuit after Usher recessed a committee meeting in February and subsequently gathered with a group of committee Republicans in a...

Rock Creek Fire Containment Up To 80%

An update on the Rock Creek Fire in Lewis and Clark County, which has now burned more than 3,400 hundred acres, from our Capitol City Correspondent Troy Shockley, who says crews have upped containment to 80%.

Missoula Law Firm Offers Support For MMIP Families

The disproportionately high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous people is a nationwide crisis, and experts say Montana is an epicenter. There are at least 189 active missing persons cases in Montana. Of those 60 or 32% are listed as Indigenous though Native Americans comprise 6.7% of the state’s population. Kimberly Dudik & Asso...

Water Conservation Measures Taken Along Missouri River

June runoff in the Upper Missouri River Basin was only 52% of average this year, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing water conservation measures on the dams it manages along the stream. The changes come as the basin saw runoff peak several weeks earlier than normal. Above Fort Peck, the snowpack hit only 86% of average in late ...