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Drought Emergency Declared In Montana

Following Wednesday’s end to the COVID-19 state of emergency, Governor Greg Gianforte yesterday announced an executive order declaring a statewide drought emergency in Montana. The governor explained the order yesterday on Voices of Montana.

Yellowstone National Park Fire Danger Now High

The fire danger level across all of Yellowstone National Park is now VERY HIGH and Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect. The Park’s Fire Management Officer John Cotaldo explained what this meant yesterday during a live Q&A session form the park.

Montana National Resources Youth Camp Still Accepting Applications

The Montana National Resources Youth Camp is set to begin on July 18th and is still taking applicants. Montana State University Extension Forestry Specialist Peter Kolb is directing the camp and explains who is eligible for signing up and what they should expect.

Senator Daines Visits Robertson Draw Firefighters

As conditions heat up in Montana ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, crews on the Robertson Draw fire south of Red Lodge have been busy trying contain the wildfire’s edge. Senator Steve Daines recently visited the site of the fire and commented on the work being done.

BIllings Ranked As One Of The Best Cities To Recover From Unemployment

The economy gained 559,000 jobs in May, and the national unemployment rate is now 5.8%. To provide more context, personal finance website WalletHub yesterday released its report on the cities whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most, with Billings ranking 10th in the nation. Here’s Wallethub’s Jill Gonzales on how Summer travel might im...