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Archive for date: October 13, 2021

Montana Ranks Lowest For Child Obesity Nationwide

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds Montana has the lowest child obesity rate in the nation. One in six youth across the United States or 16.2% are now considered obese with public health experts pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic and structural racism as driving factors in the rising rates. Kentucky has the highest child...

South Central MT. Antelope Harvest down from 2019

The number of antelope hunters who stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ south central Montana check stations over the weekend and the number of checked animals both were down from 2019 and well below the historic average.   FWP wildlife biologists operated check stations at Big Timber, Broadview and Billings during both Saturday and ...

FWP Holding Series Of Hearings On Hunting Proposals

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is hosting public hearings on proposals for changes to next year’s hunting seasons. Greg Lemon, Communications and Education Administrator for FWP, was on Voices of Montana Tuesday and explained the purpose of these early hearings.

UM Professor Placed On Paid Leave For Investigation

A University of Montana computer science professor has been placed on paid leave while the university investigates blog posts that maligned women Muslims and LGBTQ people. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has more.

Somers Beach Interim Development proposal

In October 2021 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks acquired the 106-acre Somers Beach on the northwest shore of Flathead Lake for inclusion into Montana’s state park system. The previous owners permitted public access to the property for many years, and designation as a state park will perpetuate public enjoyment and access. A long-term vision...

MSU To Open New Native American Studies Building This Weekend

Montana State University’s American Indian Hall plans to celebrate its grand opening this weekend with representatives from tribes around the region and U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. Tuesday on Voices of Montana the head of MSU’s Department of Native American Studies Dr. Walter Fleming was a guest.

Northern & Southern Borders To Open To Fully Vaccinated Travelers

The United States will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month for vehicle rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico. That will end a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The new rules will be announ...

Montana State Fund To Pay $40 Million To Policyholders

Montana State Fund announced a record tying $40 million dividend for policyholders Tuesday. The state’s largest workers’ compensation insurance company has paid a dividend to employers every year since 1999 as a direct result of better-than-expected investment market performance and positive workplace safety records. Dividend distribution will...

Miles City


John & Jennifer Goff This incredible couple is renovating the Miles City Theatre for the community! Evin Wiebers Evin Weibers has helped when needed many times and deserves a nomination as a Tow Rope Hero.  Whether it’s early in the morning or before his work obligations he always can be counted on to help out. Jeff Shaw Jeff is...