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Archive for year: 2021

Wildfire Smoke & Delta Variant May Lead To Further COVID Outbreaks

In areas with low COVID-19 vaccination rates and the rise of the highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus, health officials are concerned the result will be COVID outbreaks. Already in Flathead County, health officials are tracking a roughly 50% increase in COVID cases over the past two weeks mostly from unvaccinated people catchi...

First Grants For ARPA Water & Sewer Grants Announced

Governor Greg Gianforte announced additional details Wednesday on the first round of American Rescue Plan Act water and sewer grants after receiving over 300 applications. Officials with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation are reviewing applications for eligibility and will rank them before they move to the infrastruct...

Governor Gianforte Receives Fire Briefing

Governor Greg Gianforte received a wildland fire briefing Wednesday from fire management professionals at the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Our Capitol City Correspondent Troy Shockley reports. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-22_832.mp3

Montana’s Elected Officials Split On BLM Nominee

State representatives and Montanans alike are split on the potential nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning out of Missoula to head the Bureau of Land Management. “The Mountain Pact” network of local elected officials released statements Wednesday supporting her nomination while Senator Steve Daines recently opposed it on the Senate floor. Daines s...

As of Wednesday, 320 applications have been made in the state for water and sewer grants totaling $919.7 million. The Legislature put $906 million toward those types of projects from the roughly $900 million it divvied up in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding. More than $2 billion is coming to the state under the law Congress passed earl...

Northern Border To Remain Closed To Canadians Until August 21

The Biden Administration announced today it will be extending travel restrictions for only essential travel to the Canadian border until August 21. This comes two days after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that Canada will allowing vaccinated Americans starting August 9. Montana’s Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines rele...

With all we enjoy in Wyoming outdoors let’s do our best to preserve the surroundings

Most people head outside because they love the outdoors — it’s peaceful, it’s natural and you have a chance at some breathtaking views and fun memories. For the outdoors to stay wild, it starts with being thoughtful of others — including wildlife — who will be sharing that space. Whether taking a fishing trip or heading out to snap some wildli...

Havre Businesses Struggling From Lack Of Canadian Tourism

It was announced Tuesday the Canadian border will open to non-commercial and fully vaccinated Americans August 9th but it has yet to be decided if Canadians will be granted the same access back into the U.S., which means further economic struggles for towns along the Hi-Line. Havre’s Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julea Robbins mention...