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Archive for date: July 27, 2021

ARPA Commission Recommends Schools Have Access To COVID Tests

https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-27_437.mp3 In the recent legislative session, lawmakers voted to broadly advocate funds from the roughly $2 billion Montana received from the federal American Rescue Plan Act earlier this year and create a group of commissions to review specific proposals and forward them to Governo...

Gallatin Co. FWP Sites enter Stage-2 Fire Restrictions

Properties managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Gallatin County have entered Stage-2 fire restrictions due to high fire danger. This change follows a burn ban with similar restrictions enacted recently by Gallatin County. Stage-2 restrictions at FWP sites ban campfires and allow smoking only in vehicles and areas 3 feet in diameter...

Lawsuit Filed To Prevent Logging Project Near Red Lodge

A lawsuit has been filed to halt a Red Lodge-area logging project approved by the Forest Service this spring claiming it will be conducted in some of the best remaining wildlife habitat in the landscape. Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Native Ecosystems Council filed the suit in District Court in Missoula Monday, the second suit they have fi...

Helena Commissioners Approve DMV Renovations

At Monday’s Helena City Commission meeting, the commissioners approved funding for renovations to the Department of Motor Vehicles inside the city/county building. Our Capitol City Correspondent Troy Shockley has more. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-27_832.mp3  

Air Quality Deemed Unhealthy Across 13 Counties

Smoke from wildfires has prompted the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to issue air quality alerts for 13 state counties where air quality has reached unhealthy for sensitive groups or unhealthy. Air quality across the state ranges from moderate to unhealthy with the worst air quality concentrations occurring south of the I-90 corri...