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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against State Representative Usher

Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Mike Menahan has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Montana media against the chairman of a legislative committee Representative Barry Usher. The media organizations filed the lawsuit after Usher recessed a committee meeting in February and subsequently gathered with a group of committee Republicans in a...

Rock Creek Fire Containment Up To 80%

An update on the Rock Creek Fire in Lewis and Clark County, which has now burned more than 3,400 hundred acres, from our Capitol City Correspondent Troy Shockley, who says crews have upped containment to 80%.

Missoula Law Firm Offers Support For MMIP Families

The disproportionately high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous people is a nationwide crisis, and experts say Montana is an epicenter. There are at least 189 active missing persons cases in Montana. Of those 60 or 32% are listed as Indigenous though Native Americans comprise 6.7% of the state’s population. Kimberly Dudik & Asso...

Water Conservation Measures Taken Along Missouri River

June runoff in the Upper Missouri River Basin was only 52% of average this year, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing water conservation measures on the dams it manages along the stream. The changes come as the basin saw runoff peak several weeks earlier than normal. Above Fort Peck, the snowpack hit only 86% of average in late ...

Uncertainty Surrounds Opening Northern Border As Deadline Approaches

Despite the challenges it has put on dual-residency homeowners and foreign travelers there’s still much uncertainty with re-opening the U.S. – Canadian border. Montana State Senator and Eureka resident  Mike Cuffe recently spoke about the biggest hurdle he’s heard about its opening.

SCL Health Breaks Ground On Lockwood Health Facility

Lockwood is a census-designated place in Yellowstone County on the eastern edge of Billings. Thursday afternoon a ceremony was held to break ground on a new SCL Health Group Clinic on the Lockwood Schools campus. SCL President Michael Skehan.

MT FWP seeking Members to serve NW MT Citizen Advisory Council

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking individuals to serve on its Region 1 (northwest Montana) Citizen Advisory Council. The purpose of the Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) is to advise FWP on various regional and statewide issues, programs and policies; help identify areas in which the department can be more effective; help identify eme...

People At Risk From Housing Instability Receive Pandemic Relief Funds

Montana Housing has announced more than $10 million in rent and utility assistance has been paid to Montanans who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were at risk of housing instability. The federally funded program has already released more money in 3 months than was distributed in 8 months in 2020. The funds...