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Archive for year: 2021

American Red Cross Holding Blood Drives Across Montana This Week

To address the unusually low blood supply for this time of year the American Red Cross is holding blood drives today in Culbertson and Plentywood and in Fairview Thursday. Regional Communications Director for Montana and Idaho Matt Oschner on the best way for people to sign up wherever they might be. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-conten...

Yellowstone National Park To End Winter Surveillance For Elk & Bison

Six years of monitoring Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife during winter has shown bison and elk are fairly accustomed to snowmobile and snowcoach use prompting managers to recommend ending the surveillance. The Park is taking comments on its proposal through November 1st.  If approved the workload would be dropped from the staffs’ to-do lis...

Prescription Drug Take Back Day To Be Celebrated Across Montana

The 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place Saturday from 10 to 2 at sites across Montana. The biannual event is an effort to rid homes of potentially dangerous expired unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Medicines that languish in homes are highly susceptible to diversion misuse and abuse. https://northernbroadcastin...

Montana Representative Skees Explains HB 702 Protections For Workers

Republican Representative Derek Skees has been a member of the Montana House of Representatives since 2017. Monday on Voices of Montana he cleared up any confusion about House Bill 702 which outlaws discrimination in the workplace concerning vaccines and passports. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/10-19_737.mp3

Public Comments On Congressional Maps Ends Today

Today is the last scheduled time people can testify directly to the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission about the nine proposed congressional maps to determine Montana’s now two congressional districts. The public may testify in person or Zoom. The bipartisan commission intends to narrow its field of map finalists to one Thu...

Schools Across Montanan Moving To Remote Classes

Due to statewide annual educator conferences no public-school classes will be held in Montana Thursday and Friday. The Darby school district is switching to remote learning today and Wednesday due to staff shortages. In Glasgow, school classes are not being held through Wednesday. In Livingston, the school board has voted to hold middle and hi...

Cybersecurity Program Coming To Select Montana Teachers

Teachers across Montana are getting a chance to bring a new education program to their school district. Great Falls College and Montana State University are tagging along with 12 national cybersecurity centers to help teach high school teachers the basics of cybersecurity. With hackers targeting more and more people every day the need for cybe...

Montana Television Stations Hacked

Sinclair Broadcast Group which owns and operates some television stations in Montana suffered a data breach over the weekend and is still working to determine what information the data contained. It can’t determine yet whether or not the data breach will have a material impact on its business operations or financial results. The Hunt Val...