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Health Department To Hold Public Hearing On Recent Transgender Law

Kaiser Health News reporter Andrea Halland informs us Montanans seeking to change the gender on their birth certificates will soon need a court order confirming they have had gender reassignment surgery, whereas now they only need to swear that they have undergone a gender transition meaning it will be much more difficult for transgender peopl...

Robertson Fire Determined To Be Human-Caused

Cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, less wind and additional resources all aided in making good progress on the human-caused Robertson Draw Fire Wednesday, which has reached more than 21,000 acres. Approximately 200 personnel are assigned to the incident with more on the way. FEMA has authorized use of federal funds to assist firefi...

Coffee & Questions with the WY G&F

It’s been a busy spring with lots of new rules and wildlife activity in the Lander Region. To keep the public updated on current happenings, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites people to “Coffee and questions with Game and Fish” from 7 – 9 a.m. Wed., June 23 at the Lander Bake Shop. This casual event provides an open forum to sh...

EPA To Provide Additional Funding For Brownfield Land Cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that $500,000 in supplemental funding will be going to the Snowy Mountain Development Corporation to clean up and redevelop contaminated brownfield properties in central Montana. The investment is meant to address environmental justice issues in underserved communities It is one of 27 aw...

Robertson Draw Fire Continues To Grow At Rapid Rate

According to Custer Gallatin National Forest officials, the Robertson Draw fire burning south of Red Lodge grew to 21,000 acres overnight but as of this morning there are no plans to evacuate Red Lodge. Billy Chapman is a spokesman for the Custer Gallatin National Forest. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/6-16_1137.mp...

Bozeman Schools Lift Mask Mandate

The Bozeman School District lifted its mask mandate this week after more than a year since it enacted a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to lift the mandate before a July 8th meeting was made to allow the adults who have had access to the vaccine and are working in the district during the summer to do so without a ...

Wildfire Ongoing On Crow Reservation

Crews are fighting a wildfire burning in a heavily timbered canyon on the Crow Indian Reservation in the Bighorn Mountains southwest of Fort Smith. The Buffalo Pasture is fire estimated to be 100 acres in size Tuesday morning is burning in an area known as Little Bull Elk Canyon between Little Bull Elk Ridge and the tribal bison pasture. https...