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New Study Reveals Pandemic’s Effects On Child Mental Health

Montana has seen increased investment and attention towards child mental health resources in recent months due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and a new study by the University of Washington’s School of Medicine reveals the specific factors behind this. Here’s the study’s lead author Pooja Tandon on its major findings. https://northern...

Montana Tech Nursing Program Receives Multi-Million Dollar Donation

A former CEO of Halliburton and his wife donated $7 million to the nursing program at Montana Tech. The gift from Dave and Sherry Lesar is the largest single gift in the history of the university, according to Chancellor Les Cook. Funds from the endowed gift will be used to provide student scholarships, professional development for faculty and...

Gallatin County Housing Prices Continue To Soar

For the second time this year, average home prices in Gallatin County this September topped $1 million as inventory for homes remained low. Medium home prices increased 24% from September 2020 to September 2021. In Bozeman, the medium price for a single family home was more than $734,500 in September, a 26% increase from prices in 2020. https:...

Western Montana Anticipating La Niña Weather Patterns This Winter

Wintery weather dominates both the short- and long-term forecasts for western Montana with a La Niña weather pattern that should make the 2021-22 winter wetter and cooler than average. We’re expected to see accumulations of snow in the higher terrain that could impact mountain passes. Westerly winds of 30 to 45 miles an hour will accompa...

Montana COVID-19 Cases Remain Steady With New Cases

The state reported 1,422 new COVID-19 cases this Monday. There are 10,739 active cases with 447 active hospitalizations. Three have been 8,601 total hospitalizations. 158,983 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus. During the last week there were at least 47 more Montanans dying from COVID-19 for a total of 2,259. Since last Monday 6,...

West Central MT. Big Game Hunts off to a good start

Big game hunting season in west-central Montana got off to a good start over the weekend with steady hunter traffic through the region’s four hunter check stations and a harvest on track with last year’s opener. Hunter traffic through the check stations was 35 percent higher than the first weekend in 2020. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (F...