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Archive for date: November 09, 2021

Senator Daines Comments On Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers

Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services issued a statement recently expressing concern over the federal vaccine mandate for all health care workers saying it would exacerbate a worker shortage the state is already facing. Senator Steve Daines echoed those concerns during a recent press call.

Traffic at FWP’s South Central Check Stations a mixed bag

Hunters starting to see the start of the fall mule deer rut BILLINGS – Seasonally warm weather seemed to keep many south central Montana hunters home over the third weekend of the 2021 general big-game season.  Depending on where one looked, numbers of hunters who stopped at Fish, Wildlife & Parks check stations and the number of animals t...

Mild Weather having negative effect in Augusta area

Mild weather continues to have a negative impact on hunting success within the greater Augusta area based on data collected at FWP’s Biological Check Station in Augusta, where overall hunting and harvest levels continue to remain slightly behind normal through the first two full weeks of the general rifle season.   As of November 7, a total of...

Chief Plenty Coups Honor Guard Visits Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

This morning the Chief Plenty Coups Honor Guard had a smudging and recited the Chief Plenty Coups speech and prayer at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The Flag Bearer of the Chief Plenty Coup Flag Ellsworth Goes Ahead talked about it on Voices of Montana.

Montana Expected To Receive $3 Billion Through Infrastructure Bill

The $1 trillion plus Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will become law when President Joe Biden signs it. Montana is expected to receive $2.82 billion for highway projects with an additional $225 million set aside for bridge replacement in the state. About $144 million will go to airports in Montana. Whether there is a timeline on when mo...

BNSF Railway Files Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandates

BNSF Railway filed a lawsuit Sunday against its major unions over its mandate to require all its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific have filed similar lawsuits. The unions which have filed some of their own lawsuits in response argue that the railroads should have negotiated with them before...