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Archive for date: August 26, 2021

Air Quality Detection Inconsistency Brings Potential For Exposure

Huge gaps between air quality sensors in the western U.S. have created blind spots in the warning system for wildfire smoke plumes and comes amid growing concern over the potential health impacts for people being exposed to the pollution. The patchwork system leaves some people unable to determine risks from smoke including in rural areas wher...

MT FWP seeking info. on fish killed in Hatchery Display Pond

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking information about trout killed in the hatchery display pond at Giant Springs Fish Hatchery in Great Falls. FWP Game Warden Andrew Burton believes that someone scaled the chain link fence surrounding the hatchery and used a knife to spear and slash many of the large trout in the circular display pon...

Supreme Court Case On Legislature Subpoena Power Seeking Final Ruling

Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Mike McMahon has denied the state Legislature’s bid to dismiss a case brought by Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice, following a similar ruling by the high court in June challenging a subpoena arguing the judicial records are privileged as containing private information. McMahon denied the Legislat...

Emergency Grazing Expanded For Producers

Montana officials have approved plans to temporarily expand emergency haying and grazing on various wildlife management areas in support of livestock producers affected by drought. The decision frees up 15 new emergency haying and grazing leases at sites in 14 wildlife management areas. Producers who want to secure a lease must complete an onl...