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Archive for year: 2021

Bozeman Schools To Provide Remote Option For Upcoming Year

The Bozeman School District will offer a revamped remote only option for high school students this fall after learning from last year’s online model. Unlike last year though where there was more movement between the online and in-person models the district is asking students to commit to a full semester  due to staffing configurations. https:...

Montana FWP Declines River Rights For Drought Mitigation

The state of Montana declined to use water rights for instream flow on the Smith and Shields rivers earlier this month. This comes following a July 7 letter from Governor Greg Gianforte directing Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks against making calls for the two water rights, citing limited benefits of accessing additional water in the rivers ...

Montana Visitation Sees Significant Uptick Previous Years

The 2020 Montana State Parks Annual Visitation Update reveals a substantial increase in visitors at state recreation facilities. Specifically, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks said last Thursday 3.4 million people visited state parks in 2020, a 30 percent increase from the previous year and an 83 percent increase in the last ten years. In th...

NWS Announces New Thunderstorm Alert System

The National Weather Service has announced it would launch a new wireless emergency alert for thunderstorms August 2nd which could come in handy for Montanans. The alert will be similar to the its Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings to convey the severity and potential impacts of thunderstorms adding a damage threat tag to Severe Thunderstorm War...

Hot Air Balloon Festival Begins In Billings

The Big Sky International Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off this morning and will go through the weekend at Billings’ Amend Park. Board Secretary Triniti Chavez on what makes the festival international. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-23_737.mp3

Gallatin County Commissioner Supports Water Protection Act

The Montana Headwaters Legacy Act introduced by Senator Jon Tester would protect 385 miles of river in the state as Wild and Scenic nearly doubling the total number now. Gallatin County Commissioner Scott MacFarlane says protections are important because people understand they’re stewards of a resource that passes through state after state on ...