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Archive for year: 2021

Lewistown Health Center To Expand Services

After sitting mostly vacant since the early 1990s, the historic Crowley Block building in the heart of downtown Lewistown will see new life and contribute to the health of Fergus County. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has details. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/6-09_832.mp3  

Bureau of Land Management Ready For Fire Season

With a potentially record-breaking wildfire season this year some might wonder if there will be sufficient staff to combat the fires. Bureau of Land Management Spokesperson Al Nash says this shouldn’t be a problem. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/6-09_737.mp3

Nuclear Interest Group Pushes For Further Legislative Review

People’s Power League, the group that successfully brought a 1978 ballot referendum that put proposed nuclear power plants up to a public vote only to have it overturned by the 2021 Legislature, has filed for a ballot issue to override the bill passed by lawmakers. The ballot issue has been sent to the Legislative Services Division for r...

Montana Wildlife Crossing Gets National Attention

Research done at Montana State University was recently featured in the New York Times. MSU’s Western Transportation Institute and their work on wildlife crossing structures was highlighted for its role in reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions in Montana and improving wildlife migration. Senior Research Ecologist Marcel Huijser on the national i...

Summer Could See More Fires In Western Montana Than Usual

Forecasters are predicting above normal fire potential in Western Montana for the peak of summer with a stronger chance of thunderstorms that could start fires in July and August. MTN News reports with drought running as high as 87% across the West as summer starts even if the fires don’t start in Montana smoke and poor air quality is li...

Montana & Wyoming Challenge Millennium Bulk Terminal Ruling

The states of Montana and Wyoming are pushing back on the federal government’s claims a lawsuit over a decision to deny a permit to the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals is moot because the project collapsed. In their response to the solicitor general’s filing last month, the states maintain the issue is bigger than one developmen...

What is the role of hunting and angling in Wyoming & North America’s food system?

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is participating in a study to learn more about the role of hunting and angling in Wyoming’s —  and North America’s —  food system. Throughout June, Game and Fish will be surveying hunters and anglers about how they consume and share with others wild-harvested game meat and fish as well as foraged foods lik...