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Drought Disaster Declared In 31 Counties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared a drought disaster in 15 additional Montana counties Tuesday, bringing the number of counties in a declared disaster to 31 of Montana’s 56 counties. The declaration makes farms in the affected area eligible for emergency loans and other federal assistance. It comes after Governor Greg Gianforte...

COVID-19 Relief Funds Being Considered To Treat Senior Exploitation

The Montana Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services within the Montana Department of Justice has recommended Montana direct $645,000 of federal COVID-19 recovery funds to increase efforts to fight exploitation of senior citizens by adding three elder councils to the state and hiring more staff to focus on crimes that hurt the elderly...

Wyoming Wild Bison Raffle Opportunity

For the third year, Governor Mark Gordon is donating a wild bison license to support Wyoming wildlife conservation. The license will be issued through a random raffle open only to Wyoming residents. “The bison is the symbol of Wyoming and a fitting hunt to raise money for conservation,” Governor Gordon said. “I am happy to once again offer thi...

New Drought Report Outlines Montana Conditions

A drought report compiled by the Montana Governor’s Office concludes that more than 90% of the state is currently experiencing abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions. The forecast for the rest of the month projects below-normal precipitation throughout the state and a 40 to 50 percent chance of above-normal temperatures across much...

Risk of Feral Swine Remains High In Montana

Last month, the Montana Department of Livestock reminded residents to remain vigilant for feral swine entering the state. Fish Wildlife and Parks Special Projects Bureau coordinator Lauri Hanauska-Brown points out important things to keep in mind in the event of a swine sighting. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-06...