The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is 228% more contagious than the original Alpha of COVID-19 and cases are on the rise in Florida. Billings Mayor Bill Cole compares that state and Yellowstone County.
Montana WILD staff will host three free events in August. Registration is required for each event. Reserve a spot by calling 406-444-9941 or emailing Jeanne.email@example.com. • Bat Walk: Friday, Aug. 6, 8:30 to 10 p.m. Bring your flashlight and bug spray to Spring Meadow Lake for a Bat Walk to see and hear live bats…Details
The lower end of Holter Lake is closed to allow fire-fighting resources access to the water. Holter Lake from Log Gulch Campground to Holter Dam is closed to all public occupation and recreation including, but not limited to, floating, swimming, wading and boating. This closure allows firefighting planes to safely fill from the reservoir. The…Details
As Montana agricultural producers strive to find adequate feed for livestock during severe drought conditions and a damaging wildfire season the Montana Department of Agriculture is issuing guidance for out-of-county or state shipments of hay to prevent the spread of noxious weeds and other invasive pests. The Department’s Noxious Weed Program is available to assist…Details
This month is the Montana Local Food Challenge in which residents are asked to eat locally produced foods every day as a way to help Montana farmers and ranchers who are facing challenges from the drought and the Northern Plains Resource Council is hosting its sixth. Annika Charter-Williams is a rancher outside of Billings and…Details
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has announced sections of Fish Creek and the St. Regis River will close for fishing from 2 to midnight. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has more.
There are 84 soldiers deployed to help firefighting efforts as the state faces record drought and heat that have made it easier for fires to start and tougher to put them out. Tuesday Governor Greg Gianforte ordered six additional crews to help bring the total number of soldiers to 200 by this weekend. Since the…Details
A new mental health program being offered by the Montana Department of Agriculture includes Montana-specific initiatives to reduce the negative stigma associated with mental health and provide and connect producers with effective resources. Acting Director Christy Clark explains how it will also address the issue of limited spare time that producers have.
Now that House Bill 702 is law businesses in Montana cannot require those who refuse to be vaccinated to wear masks to access their premises unless they require everyone to wear a mask. According to the National Academy for State Health Policy which tracks vaccine related legislation introduced across the United States the law has…Details
Hunting this fall could be largely shaped by the widespread drought hitting the state this summer affecting green up with many areas of Montana reporting stifled grass growth which can mean less nutrition for elk deer and other wildlife. While some early hunts start in August, Montana’s hunting season really begins September with the start…Details