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Archive for date: October 14, 2021

Missouri River Basin Reported As Abnormally Dry

In September 88% of the upper Missouri River Basin region experienced some form of abnormally dry conditions or drought a 6% increase from the end of August. National Drought Mitigation Center monitoring showed most of Montana was about 3 inches below normal for precipitation in September. The lack of moisture only recently offset by a storm a...

Court Halts Colstrip Law

U.S. District Judge Susan Watters has blocked Montana from overriding portions of a private contract governing the Colstrip Power Plant. The judge said the law is likely unconstitutional which she will rule on at a later date. In an order Wednesday Watters paused a new Montana law empowering the state attorney  general to order power plant rep...

Montana Breaks Record For COVID-19 Hospitalizations

More Montanans were hospitalized for COVID-19 Wednesday than at any point previously in the pandemic. There were 510 Montanans reported hospitalized, topping the previous high of 506 last November before a vaccine was available. From July to September, cases were 4.4 times higher for those not fully vaccinated and hospitalizations were 5.1 tim...

DNRC Saves Millions In Fire Funds For 2022

Through cost-sharing negotiations between the state and federal governments, a 16% reduction in fire costs for Fiscal Year 2022 has been achieved from the Fire Suppression Fund. DNRC secured $9.2 million in savings with the state spending $47.5 million from the fund for fiscal year 2022. This year Montana has seen more than 2,500 fires burn ov...

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Amanda DeGrand When neighbors call, Amanda is quick to respond. She is a true Tow Rope Hero in her rural community. You will find her helping out at all the neighbors at brandings in the spring and then again when fall comes around she is hard at it helping with preg checking, pre-conditioning, and shipping calves. She not only gives endless h...