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New Panel May Form To Reduce Wrongful Convictions In Montana

Montana ranks 2nd in the nation in wrongful convictions according to the National Registry of Exonerations. President of the Montana State Council on Judicial Accountability Bart Crabtree is working to introduce legislation to create an innocence inquiry commission. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/9-21_832.mp3

Montana Officials Critical Of Continued Canadian Border Closure

Montana elected officials from both sides of the aisle have decried news the Biden administration will extend travel restrictions from Canada into the U.S. for at least another month. Senator Jon Tester said there was no basis for the continued restrictions for Canadians who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Senator Steve Daines also criticized...

Information sought for Bull Elk Poaching near Butte

BUTTE – Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on a bull elk that was shot and killed northwest of Butte last week.  The six-point bull was killed on private land along North Browns Gulch Road about 5 miles northwest of Butte. The bull elk carcass was abandoned in the field after it was shot.  Wardens inte...

Off Season Hours for Lewis & Clark State Park

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will move to off-season hours of operation starting Friday, Oct. 1. From Oct. 1 through April 15, 2022, the main visitor center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The center will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays and observed holidays on these dates: Nov. 11 and 25, Dec. 24-26 and ...

DNRC Director Kaster Provides Update On Sage-Grouse Conservation

With an estimated 18 percent of the total greater sage-grouse population and about 20 percent of the species occupies range in its borders Montana is the northern-most stronghold for greater sage-grouse and is key to the species’ survival. Amanda Kaster Director of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently gave an upd...

Local Conservation Groups Seeking Limited Oil & Gas Leasing

President Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas leases on public lands was overturned, but conservation groups want to ensure the leasing process is limited in scope. The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a lease sale covering more than 6,200 acres in Montana. Aubrey Bertram with Wild Montana says there’s an urgent need to curb carbon emission...

Glacier National Park To Consider Ticketing System For Future Seasons

Glacier National Park reports another busy year with 2,354,475 visitors through August. Visitation parkwide year-to-date through August was 3.8% lower than in 2019. A pilot ticketing system was implemented on Going-to-the Sun Road for the 2021 season to help manage high traffic volumes and park officials will use the information gathered to de...