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Lewis and Clark County

Supreme Court Case On Legislature Subpoena Power Seeking Final Ruling

Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Mike McMahon has denied the state Legislature’s bid to dismiss a case brought by Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice, following a similar ruling by the high court in June challenging a subpoena arguing the judicial records are privileged as containing private information. McMahon denied the Legislat...

Montana Looking To Foreign Supplies To Meet Local Hay Demand

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...

Montana Ag Producer To Bring In Hay From Tennessee

With Montana producers having a hard time to find hay for their herds because of drought and high temperatures, Joe Dooling, a producer in Lewis and Clark County who ran for the U.S. House in 2020, may have a solution. He explained the background Wednesday on Voices of Montana, saying there’ll be a test run of his idea Friday. https://northern...

COVID-19 Delta Variant Continues To Spread Across Montana

374 new cases of COVID-19 in Montana have been added over the past week along with six new deaths. Confirmed active cases increased to 466 up from 375 reported July 6th by the state Department of Public Health and Human Services. As of Monday about 47% of the state’s eligible population is considered to be fully vaccinated. The Delta variant c...

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against State Representative Usher

Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Mike Menahan has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Montana media against the chairman of a legislative committee Representative Barry Usher. The media organizations filed the lawsuit after Usher recessed a committee meeting in February and subsequently gathered with a group of committee Republicans in a...

Rock Creek Fire Containment Up To 80%

An update on the Rock Creek Fire in Lewis and Clark County, which has now burned more than 3,400 hundred acres, from our Capitol City Correspondent Troy Shockley, who says crews have upped containment to 80%. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-12_832.mp3

Legislators Challenged In Lewis & Clark County Court

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Lewis and Clark County attorney challenges legislation passed by lawmakers in April arguing the late shift in the bill’s function was unconstitutional and it seeks an injunction against Senate Bill 319. The state Constitution says no bill shall be amended so heavily that its original purpose has been change...

Lewis & Clark County Sites Under Scrutiny For Current Names

Seven groups asked the U.S. Board of Geographic Names Tuesday to rename Davis Gulch just south of Helena’s city limits in Lewis and Clark County and Jeff Davis Peak and Jeff Davis Creek located in the southern stretch of the Bitterroot Range in Montana to honor Indigenous people and Chinese immigrants. They are now named after Jefferson Davis,...

Montana Women’s Prison Re-Opens For Visitation

Two Helena men were found dead Monday morning after a boat crash on Hauser Reservoir near Devil’s Elbow. According to Lewis and Clark County Undersheriff Brent Colbert, the sheriff’s office received a call about a welfare check on two overdue boaters just before midnight. The men have been identified as 42-year-old Michael Rice and...