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Archive for year: 2021

Glendive

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Becky TitusDuring the shutdown period of the COVID pandemic, Becky was instrumental in organizing a cruise night in Glendive. This event got people out of their homes and showed great hometown pride. At one of the turnaround spots organizations like the Food Bank, Animal Rescue, and individual medical fundraisers set up donation drop-offs for ...

Missouri River Basin Reported As Abnormally Dry

In September 88% of the upper Missouri River Basin region experienced some form of abnormally dry conditions or drought a 6% increase from the end of August. National Drought Mitigation Center monitoring showed most of Montana was about 3 inches below normal for precipitation in September. The lack of moisture only recently offset by a storm a...

Court Halts Colstrip Law

U.S. District Judge Susan Watters has blocked Montana from overriding portions of a private contract governing the Colstrip Power Plant. The judge said the law is likely unconstitutional which she will rule on at a later date. In an order Wednesday Watters paused a new Montana law empowering the state attorney  general to order power plant rep...

Montana Breaks Record For COVID-19 Hospitalizations

More Montanans were hospitalized for COVID-19 Wednesday than at any point previously in the pandemic. There were 510 Montanans reported hospitalized, topping the previous high of 506 last November before a vaccine was available. From July to September, cases were 4.4 times higher for those not fully vaccinated and hospitalizations were 5.1 tim...

DNRC Saves Millions In Fire Funds For 2022

Through cost-sharing negotiations between the state and federal governments, a 16% reduction in fire costs for Fiscal Year 2022 has been achieved from the Fire Suppression Fund. DNRC secured $9.2 million in savings with the state spending $47.5 million from the fund for fiscal year 2022. This year Montana has seen more than 2,500 fires burn ov...

Baker

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Amanda DeGrand When neighbors call, Amanda is quick to respond. She is a true Tow Rope Hero in her rural community. You will find her helping out at all the neighbors at brandings in the spring and then again when fall comes around she is hard at it helping with preg checking, pre-conditioning, and shipping calves. She not only gives endless h...

Montana Ranks Lowest For Child Obesity Nationwide

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds Montana has the lowest child obesity rate in the nation. One in six youth across the United States or 16.2% are now considered obese with public health experts pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic and structural racism as driving factors in the rising rates. Kentucky has the highest child...