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Archive for year: 2021

Infrastructure Bill Looks To Improve Three Forks Flood Protection

With the passage of the $1 trillion plus infrastructure bill in Congress, Three Forks in Gallatin County could see greater flood protections. Patricia Hernandez with the Montana-based nonprofit Headwaters Economics says the new floodplain map would make it hard to build in most of the community. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/upl...

Montana DEQ Sued By Environmental Coalition

A coalition of environmental groups and Indian tribes have sued the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. The suit revolves around efforts to mine for copper and silver under the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness near Libby by Hecla Mining Company and its Chief Executive Officer Phillips Baker who was also an executive of Pegasus Gold Incorp...

Bozeman Provides Fall Update On Municipal Watershed Project

The Sourdough Canyon Trail officially opened for Bozeman residents Tuesday but there is still much work to be done for the Municipal Watershed Project. Bozeman District Forest Ranger Corey Lewellen on what the Custer Gallatin National Forest crew is working on. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/11-10_306.mp3

Charged Afghan Refugee In Missoula Was Reportedly Fully Vetted

Afghan evacuee Zabihullah Mohmand was recently charged with rape in Missoula. Governor Greg Gianforte and GOP members of the state’s congressional delegation called on President Joe Biden to halt Afghan resettlements in Montana alleging he had not been adequately vetted. According to the U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Secretary of Homeland S...

Chief Plenty Coup Remembered At Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Tuesday the Chief Plenty Coup Honor Guard took part in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery marking its centennial commemoration. Spokesman Harry Rock Above spoke briefly during the opening of the Tomb’s Plaza, the first time in 96 years that visitors have been allowed to approach the tomb. https://north...

Senator Daines Highlights Local Mental Health Support For Veterans

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and although it’s a day to celebrate and honor those who served their country, it can also highlight the fact that 57 Montana veterans per 1,000 have committed suicide. Senator Steve Daines recently brought attention to what people can do to offer support along with some of the services available to veterans across the...

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. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp...

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...