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Archive for date: December 07, 2021

Montana Legislature Appeals Subpoena Case To Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Montana Legislature and State Attorney General Austin Knudsen appealed a Montana Supreme Court decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that state justices should have excused themselves from a ruling on legislative attempts to acquire internal court documents. This comes following their ruling that the lawmakers did not have ...

COVID Relief Funds To Go Towards Child Care In Montana

Montana is using $5.5 million in pandemic relief money to help health care workers pay for licensed child care over the next year. Funds will be available for parents and guardians who work in health care behavioral health disability services and long-term care settings including assisted living and home health. Families can receive help with ...

Media Company Sues PSC Over Access To Information

Lee Enterprises has filed a petition in District Court in Helena documenting two times in which its reporters sought Montana Public Service Commission records and were asked for up-front payments including $31,000 in one case. The newspaper group says the PSC shouldn’t be requiring hefty payments for legal reviews before releasing inform...

Financial Advisor Breaks Down Montana Student Loan Budget

Next February, the federal government is set to end its moratorium on collection of student loan payments. An estimated 100,000 Montana bowers owe an average of about $30,00 both in federal and private loans. Greg Harper is a financial capabilities counselor with Rural Dynamics, a Great Falls based financial nonprofit. He breaks down how much ...

Montana Requests De-listing of Grizzly Bears

It was recently announced that Montana asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lift threatened species protections for grizzly bears in the northern part of the state. Joe Dellwo is a rancher out of Bynum who recently shared his thoughts on the impact of grizzlies and why he thinks they should be de-listed. https://northernbroadcasting.com...

Missouri River Snowpack Below Average

Mountain snowpack in the upper Missouri River Basin is accumulating at well below average levels for this time of year.  About 25% of the mountain snowpack typically accumulates by December 1st and normally peaks near April 15th. While the mountain snowpack currently is below average it is still too early in the season snowpack is to make a pr...