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Nurses at Barrett Hospital and Healthcare in Dillon vote to unionize

By: - April 20, 2022

The nurses at Barrett Hospital and Healthcare in Dillon have voted to unionize, the Montana Nurses Association announced on Wednesday. “The Montana Nurses Association is pleased to congratulate our newest professional nurses’ union, the registered nurses of Barrett Hospital & Healthcare,” a press release said. This is the first union established at Barrett Hospital & […]

Glacier announces Artists-in-Residence

By: - April 19, 2022

Glacier National Park has chosen the Artists-in-Residence for summer 2022 and 2023, the park said in a news release this week. The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape, Glacier said. Each artist will pursue their work while in the park, and then […]

FWP: Highly pathogenic avian influenza found in wild birds in Montana

By: - April 18, 2022

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus was detected in a snow goose from Canyon Ferry and a Canada goose from near Belgrade last week, according to a news release Monday from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP also said HPAI was detected earlier this month in domestic poultry in Judith Basin and Cascade counties, and […]

Gov. Gianforte extends Montana tax return deadline one week

By: - April 18, 2022

Due to severe weather in areas of Montana, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Monday a one-week extension of the 2021 Montana Individual Income Tax Return deadline to Monday, April 25, 2022, his office said in a news release. “After hearing from Montanans impacted by the recent winter storms, particularly in eastern Montana, we moved quickly to […]

Yellowstone National Park opens some roads April 15

By: - April 8, 2022

Beginning April 15, 2022, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for the season, weather permitting. On Saturday, April 16, entrance fees will be waived in celebration of National Park Week. Roads open to the public April 15 West Entrance to Old Faithful Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful (via Norris) Norris to Canyon Village North Entrance […]

Release from Hebgen Dam reduced through April

By: - April 5, 2022

Persistent drought conditions, low soil moisture and low snowpack are contributing to a forecast of continued low water levels at Hebgen Reservoir this season, NorthWestern Energy said this week in the following news release: The Madison River Basin is experiencing Severe and Extreme Drought conditions. Hebgen Reservoir is currently at an elevation of 6,524.6 feet, which […]

Yellowstone roads between West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs open for 2022 spring bicycling March 25

By: - March 24, 2022

Beginning Friday, March 25, bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park can ride 49 miles between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park announced Thursday. The park cautioned cyclists to anticipate hazards and vehicles on roads. The following sections of the Grand Loop Road between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs will open to cycling, the park said: West Entrance […]

Members selected for elk management advisory group

By: - March 15, 2022

After reviewing 243 applications, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has selected 12 individuals to serve on a citizens advisory group to address the future of elk management, FWP said Tuesday in a news release. The department said the 12-member group will help craft a new future for elk management and elk hunting in Montana. FWP […]

AG Knudsen joins lawsuit to compel release of records involving school boards controversy

By: - March 7, 2022

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen joined a lawsuit Friday asking a U.S. district court to force the Biden administration to release records related to a U.S. Department of Justice memo issued in a fall 2021 controversy related to the National School Boards Association, the AG’s Office announced Monday in a news release. Following threats against […]

Rep. Frank Fleming dies at 68

By: - March 7, 2022

Legislative leadership on Monday announced the death of Rep. Frank Fleming, R-Billings. Fleming, 68, had represented House District 51 in the state House since January 2018. “We are sad to report the passing of Representative Frank Fleming following a long and difficult health battle,” House Speaker Wylie Galt, Majority Leader Sue Vinton, and Speaker Pro […]

Missoula County Public Schools: Superintendent Rob Watson to resign, take helm of School Administrators of Montana

By: - February 19, 2022

Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Rob Watson announced Friday that he is leaving his position with the district effective June 30 to lead the School Administrators of Montana, according to a news release from MCPS. “It is with mixed emotions that I share this decision with you today,” Watson told District education leaders Friday morning; […]

FWP to engage hunters, landowners on elk management plan

By: - February 18, 2022

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said it will use the guiding principles that the Elk Management Plan Initial Guidance Citizens Group developed in 2020 to engage with hunters and landowners to create an Elk Management Plan that will be the foundation for elk management across the state, according to a news release from FWP on […]