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Archive for year: 2021

WGFD evaluating potential re-introduction of Big Horn Sheep into Sweetwater Rocks area

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is in the process of evaluating the potential to re-introduce bighorn sheep into the Sweetwater Rocks area. This evaluation is the result of a local landowner request to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to consider the merits of reintroducing bighorn sheep into this portion of Wyoming.   Public meetings...

Mt WHIP Grant information

The Montana Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) is currently accepting grant applications. The application process for this year was initiated in a grant administering system that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has decided to replace due to software issues. WHIP applications will instead be offered through the WebGrants system for ...

COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Facility Opens In Butte

Governor Greg Gianforte has announced the rollout of monoclonal antibody treatments at St. James Healthcare in Butte. Thursday, Acting State Medical Officer Maggie Cook-Shimanek explained what exactly these treatments will provide for Montanans. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/10-22_1137.mp3

Highway Fatalities In Montana Higher Than Last Year

Vision Zero reports as of October 19th highway fatalities in Montana were up 14.8% compared to this time last year. The Department of Transportation is reporting more risky behavior like speeding impaired driving and not using seatbelts. Vision Zero is urging drivers to be more responsible on roads and is applying for grants in order to increa...

Montana Democrats Call For Investigation For Attorney General

In a letter to legislative leadership Thursday, Montana Democrats requested the use of a newly created special counsel to investigate the Attorney General’s Office. They cited questions of impropriety and abuse of power surrounding a decision to dispatch a Montana Highway Patrol trooper to St. Peter’s hospital in Helena last week. ...

Helena Mayor Starts Campaign To Address Lack Of Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is impacting communities all across Montana and it’s no different in the state capitol city Helena. Thursday representatives from the YWCA and Habitat For Humanity joined Liberian-born American politician Mayor Wilmot Collins in asking for help starting a campaign with a message of thanks for his almost 28 years in the Queen...

New Congressional Maps Narrowed Down To 2 Options

The options for drawing Montana’s congressional districts have narrowed to two maps one by Democrats and one by Republicans with few days allowed for public reaction. The goal of the Montana Redistricting and Apportionment Commission Thursday was to narrow down the congressional district possibilities. The commission will decide on one map by ...

Former Montana Director Nominated To U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Martha Williams the former director of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks was nominated Thursday by President Joe Biden to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She was appointed shortly after Biden’s inauguration to her current deputy position before Thursday’s nomination to serve in the vacant director’s post. Williams will face a future con...

County Officials Reject U.S. Attorney’s Order Against Addressing School Faculty Harassment

U.S. Attorney General Leif Johnson wrote to Montana’s state and local leaders telling them to work with the FBI to respond to threats against school boards, administrators, teachers and school staff members, but some local officials are rejecting this instruction. Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter explained why he and others did this toda...

Research Shows Montana Has Enough Jobs Available For All Montanans

During this record-breaking labor crisis a new study by Career Cloud finds Montana has enough jobs to employ every one of its residents. The state has 1.21 unfilled jobs per unemployed person the 8th highest rate in the country. With 8.3 million unemployed Americans there are enough jobs for everyone with 2.1 million jobs left over. The Distri...