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Archive for date: July 22, 2021

Wildfire Smoke & Delta Variant May Lead To Further COVID Outbreaks

In areas with low COVID-19 vaccination rates and the rise of the highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus, health officials are concerned the result will be COVID outbreaks. Already in Flathead County, health officials are tracking a roughly 50% increase in COVID cases over the past two weeks mostly from unvaccinated people catchi...

First Grants For ARPA Water & Sewer Grants Announced

Governor Greg Gianforte announced additional details Wednesday on the first round of American Rescue Plan Act water and sewer grants after receiving over 300 applications. Officials with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation are reviewing applications for eligibility and will rank them before they move to the infrastruct...

Governor Gianforte Receives Fire Briefing

Governor Greg Gianforte received a wildland fire briefing Wednesday from fire management professionals at the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Our Capitol City Correspondent Troy Shockley reports. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-22_832.mp3

Montana’s Elected Officials Split On BLM Nominee

State representatives and Montanans alike are split on the potential nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning out of Missoula to head the Bureau of Land Management. “The Mountain Pact” network of local elected officials released statements Wednesday supporting her nomination while Senator Steve Daines recently opposed it on the Senate floor. Daines s...

As of Wednesday, 320 applications have been made in the state for water and sewer grants totaling $919.7 million. The Legislature put $906 million toward those types of projects from the roughly $900 million it divvied up in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding. More than $2 billion is coming to the state under the law Congress passed earl...