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Archive for date: January 11, 2022

Montana Health Officials Encouraging Residents To Get Flu Shot

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reports there have been more than 1,400 confirmed cases of influenza this season. A 2018 study showed between 2012 and 2015 adults with a flu vaccine were 82% less likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit for flu-related reasons. MTN News reports in light of the presence of the ...

Montana Representatives Push For New Water Power Plant

Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester along with Representative Matt Rosendale introduced a bill Monday to authorize The Department of Interior to build a power plant at Gibson Reservoir 70 miles west of Great Falls. The planned generation capacity is 3 megawatts, enough to power about 2,300 homes. The reservoir is part of the Sun River Project...

Seasonal Firefighters Receive Pay Raise

The state of Montana is increasing its base pay for seasonal firefighters to a minimum of $15.50 per hour to help recruit and retain highly qualified personnel. Montana is advertising for 41 seasonal firefighters along with engine bosses dispatchers fuel truck drivers and helicopter crew members. According to state, job listings the job can pa...

Denton Fire Fighters Fortifying Resources For Future Wildfires

It’s been over two months since the West Wind Fire devastated the small ag community of Denton in which two dozen homes and several dozen other structures were completely destroyed. Recently on Voices of Montana, farmer, elevator owner and rural firefighter Brock Linker said steps are underway to prevent a repeat. https://northernbroadca...

BNSF Taking Over Montana Rail Link Tracks

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway will take over Montana Rail Link and its 900 miles of track in Montana and Idaho. The Monday announcement said the deal will eliminate BNSF’s need to change freight between the two railroads will continue strengthening the resiliency of the supply chain and enhance rail capacity in the Pacific Northwest. MR...

The Wyoming Cutt-Slam capped its 25th. Year

It was another successful year for anglers involved in one of the more unique fishing challenges offered by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The Wyoming Cutt-Slam capped its 25th year in 2021 with 168 anglers who documented catching the state’s four native subspecies of cutthroat trout: Bonneville, Colorado, Snake River and Yellowstone.  ...

FWP to improve mgmt. of Pub. Rec. on Flathead Lake Islands

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is moving forward with plans to improve management of public recreation on its Flathead Lake island properties, including Bird, Cedar, Douglas, and Goose islands. FWP manages the four islands as Wildlife Habitat Protection Areas (WHPAs) guided by a plan developed in 2009 by a committee of stakeholders. Recrea...