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Archive for date: August 20, 2021

Governor Gianforte To Visit Montana Fair To Promote Trade Education

Investing in trades education and empowering workers with in-demand skills is a signature element of Governor Greg Gianforte’s Montana Comeback plan. The Montana Trades Education Credit provides $1 mill per year in 50-percent credits to businesses for their employees to learn a trade. At 3 p.m. this afternoon, Gianforte will kick of the ...

U.S. Borders To Remain Closed At Least One More Month

The Department of Homeland Security today announced the U.S. is extending the nonessential closure of its northern and southern borders to at least September 21 due to the delta variant of the coronavirus. Montana Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines both denounced the decision through in respective statements saying the continued closure of t...

Yellowstone National Park Breaks All-Time Visitation Records

Yellowstone National Park hosted 1,080,767 recreation visits in July making it the most-visited July on record a 13% increase from July 2020 and up 15% from 2019. This July also marked the most-visited month on record in Yellowstone’s history and the first-time visitation exceeded 1 million visits in a single month. So far in 2021, the park ha...

U.S. Department of Interior To Review Coal’s Environmental Impact

A review of climate damage caused by coal mining on public lands was launched Thursday by the U.S. Interior Department as the Biden administration expands its scrutiny of government fossil fuel sales that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The review also will consider if companies are paying fair value for coal extracted from public rese...

Help Improve Mule deer habitat at Wyoming’s Pinedale Mesa

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management to improve mule deer habitat on the Pinedale Mesa south of Pinedale and could use some help from volunteers. Overgrown, unproductive sagebrush is being removed in places and being replaced with over 2,700 seedlings of preferred browse species including chokec...

EPA Bans Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency is banning a common pesticide widely used since 1965 on fruits and vegetables in the Midwest and North Dakota. Nadia Ramligan from Pacifica Network and Public News Service reports. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/8-20_637.mp3

1st COVID Case In Montana State Prison Reported In 2 Months

The Montana State Prison has reported its first COVID-19 cases among inmates at the facility since May. The Montana Department of Corrections reported three new cases on its website this week bringing the total cases among inmates there to 493 since its first case last October. One inmate is currently hospitalized while six have died from comp...