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Archive for year: 2021

NW MT White-Tailed deer Harvest largest since 2017

The start of the general deer and elk hunting season produced the highest number of harvested white-tailed deer at game check stations in northwest Montana since 2017. Overall, hunters in northwest Montana (Region 1) reported harvesting 209 white-tailed deer, including 102 bucks, as well as 12 mule deer and 21 elk at four check stations. The o...

AG Investigation Gets Approved By Montana Legislature

Republican leaders in the Legislature have approved a Democratic request for an investigation into the Montana Department of Justice’s involvement in a complaint made by the family of a COVID-19 patient at St. Peter’s Health in Helena. The family claims three public officials threatened to use their positions to force doctors and n...

Federal Changes To Trucking Licenses Could Benefit Montana Drivers

The trucking industry is struggling to find enough drivers to meet current supply chain needs and there is talk of some federal changes to address this. One option is lowering the age to attain a Commercial Driver’s License and the ability to drive across state lines to eighteen. Miles City College’s CDL Program Manger Tyler Niedge  is in favo...

WELCOME to 7 New Wyoming Ultimate Anglers

Seven more Wyoming anglers can say they mastered the state’s waters. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is happy to announce the newest Ultimate Anglers who caught 10 different species of trophy-sized fish in Wyoming. The achievement is recognized as part of the department’s Master Angler program. The newest Ultimate Anglers are: Casper Regi...

Montana Reports Conflicting Numbers On State Employment

Despite unemployment numbers going down many Montana businesses are still fighting to bring in more staff. The unemployment rate for Montana dropped down to 3.3% in September but the Montana Department of Labor & Industry reports last week the state reported its most “new jobs” and “job openings” in the last two years. At the end of June, ...

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against Montana DEQ

The Montana Environmental Information Center and Sierra Club have filed a lawsuit against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. They say it ignored the state’s Constitution when permitting a NorthWestern Energy gas-fired power plant in Laurel. They cite the power plant’s contribution to local air and water pollution and withou...