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Archive for month: September, 2021

Is it time for a New Bow?

Upgrade your archery gear with the Wyoming Super Tag. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is running a bonus raffle for all hunters who purchase Super Tag tickets during the month of  September to win a customizable Mathews V3-31 bow, donated by Mathews Archery. The 2021 V3 features Mathews longest riser to axle-to-axle ratio to give hunters ...

Montana Citizens For Right To Work Files Lawsuit

Montana Citizens for Right to Work has filed a lawsuit against Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan to strike down the state’s Clean Campaign Act arguing it contains a provision that violates political speech protections. It claims Mangan is preparing a civil prosecution against it for violating laws on notifying candi...

Montana Seeing An Increase In Ivermectin Illnesses

Ivermectin is a prescription medication for treating parasitic infections in humans and livestock but not for COVID-19. Following a rapid increase in illnesses in Montana related to ivermectin the state Department of Public Health and Human Services released a memo warning of the dangers of using it for COVID treatment. University of Washingto...

Montana Public Lands May See Changes To Oil & Gas Leasing

Conservation groups in Montana are calling on the federal government to overhaul oil and gas leasing on public lands. President Joe Biden paused leasing when he came into office, but a federal judge has overturned the moratorium. The Bureau of Land Management proposed 14 parcels in Montana covering more than 6,200 acres for a lease sale in Feb...

Montana Tech To Require Face Masks Indoors

Starting this Wednesday, face masks will be required in every instructional space inside buildings at Montana Tech. Chancellor Les Cook released a statement earlier today saying the requirement includes every classroom or laboratory where an MTU course is taught and applies to all students, faculty, and staff. He added that the university has ...

Montana Waterway Protections Restored

Many of Montana’s streams and wetlands lost Clean Water Act protections after the Trump administration passed a federal rule in 2020 but those pollution protections were restored following a recent decision by a U.S. district court judge in Arizona. He ordered the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to repeal the Naviga...

Montana Near Top Of The Nation For New Businesses

According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry the rate of new businesses in Montana skyrocketed to the fasted rate in ten years with over 3,500 new businesses created in 2020. Montana has the 4th highest rate of business ownership in the nation with 6.3% of Montana households reporting income from a business or farm. According to t...

Muddy Event Planned for Fort Owen State Park

Fort Owen State Park and the Friends of Fort Owen will host a “mud party” event on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park (99 Fort Owen Ranch Road in Stevensville). Stop by for hands-on activities related to the adobe bricks that are a unique part of the park’s history. The free public event will include education stations that...

SW MT Seeking Applicants for Citizens Advisory Committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff in southwest Montana are seeking applicants to the region’s Citizens Advisory Committee. The committee meets several times per year and operates in an advisory capacity to help FWP be responsive and effective resource managers within the constraints of the law. Citizen advisors help identify emerging tr...