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Christmas tree permits available online

Christmas tree permits are available online now through Recreation.gov. Permits for the 2021 Holiday season are free again, (usually a $5.00/tree per permit, limit 3). A small transaction fee is assoc...

 

MSGA's 137th Annual Convention & Trade Show brings together livestock industry

The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) wrapped up the 2021 Annual Convention & Trade Show on Wednesday, Nov 17 after a week filled with educational seminars, policy sessions, and networking events. Highlights from the week included industry...

 

Continued drought impacts public land grazing in Eastern Montana

Bureau of Land Management Miles City Field Office range managers are concerned about the ongoing drought conditions which worsened through the 2021 growing season resulting in varying degrees of impact. Public lands across the entire portion of Monta...

 

Check station traffic steady in southeast Montana midway through season

The Hysham check station was busy on an extremely gusty Sunday Nov. 14 following the third week of the general season. “Overall, hunters seemed content with their hunts, and I was impressed with the quality of deer that were taken,” said FWP...

 

Help with heating

Cold weather is coming and heating bills can pile up fast. Are you or someone you know worried about how to pay those bills? Energy Share of Montana is a private, nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to help Montanans facing energy...

 

Governor, DPHHS launch new program to help with water expenses

Together with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced a new, statewide $3.8 million program to help eligible Montanans pay for water and wastewater expenses. “This program will...

 

Mid-Rivers awards education technology grants

Mid-Rivers Communications is proud announce the local recipients of its 2021 Education Technology Grants. Grants are awarded to educational facilities, including private, public, and home schools, and non-profit entities with an educational mission b...

 

General season opener brings mild weather, plenty of hunters to southeast Montana

The general season opener brought mild weather and plenty of hunters afield. Below is a look at what Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff observed at three Sunday check stations operating in south...

 

Visit Southeast Montana welcomes new staff

Visit Southeast Montana recently welcomed Cassie Solberg to the staff as Marketing Specialist. Solberg is a Montana native, growing up on her family's farm and ranch in Denton. Because of her love...

 

Gov. Gianforte announces program to recruit health care workers to Montana

At a press conference on Tuesday at Billings Clinic, Governor Greg Gianforte announced a new, innovative health care workforce recruitment program to address Montana’s longstanding health care workforce shortage and stabilize Montana’s health...

 

Success rate still good on wet antelope opener in Southeastern Montana

Opening weekend for the antelope rifle season ushered in some wet conditions, which were welcome in the drought-stricken region but made hunting a bit more challenging. Below is a look at hunter...

 

Good time to apply for apprentice program

Montana’s two-day, youth-only deer hunt is coming up October 21 and 22, and general deer season opens October 23. Now is a good time to consider signing up for the Apprentice Hunter program. The Apprentice Hunter law allows people ages 10 and...

 

Department of livestock confirms bovine tuberculosis infected herd in Blaine County

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed in a Montana beef herd for the first time in decades. The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) confirmed TB in a Blaine County herd following detection of the disease in a cow at slaughter. The infected...

 

EHD found in several areas in eastern Montana

Over the last several weeks, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has received reports of dead or dying white-tailed deer in the major river drainages in eastern Montana. Early indications showed patter...

 

MonDak Motorcycle Loop campaign encourages tourism in eastern Montana

A strategic marketing campaign is encouraging motorcycle enthusiasts to take advantage of eastern Montana's wide-open spaces and welcoming towns by traveling the "MonDak Motorcycle Loop." The Eastern...

 

MCC accepting students for CDL, CNA courses beginning October 27

Individuals seeking training for a new career still have the opportunity to enroll at Miles Community College this fall. MCC’s fall semester late start session will include the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Preparation course and the...

 

Gianforte announces board appointments

On Monday, Governor Greg Gianforte announced the following appointments: Fish and Wildlife Commission • William Lane, Ismay: Current owner and operator of Crescent Cross Ranch in Ismay, Lane brings decades of experience working in the private...

 

Western Family and Consumer Sciences Show

The 59th Annual Western Family and Consumer Science Show will be held October 8 and 9 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, SD. The board of directors are planning some new and exciting contests for the event. While this is called a show,...

 

Medicare Open Enrollment, Oct.15 - Dec. 7

What Should I Do? Get started now instead of waiting until December 1. Pay attention to your mail. You will be getting lots of information; some of it will be on your Part D plans, Advantage Plans or Extra Help (Social Security Low Income Subsidy)...

 

Youth re-enact pioneer handcart journey

For youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints going on a Mormon Pioneer Trek experience is an opportunity not to be missed. Youth from all over the United States travel to the Mormon...

 

Gianforte announces National Guard resources for COVID-19 response

Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced that 10 Montana National Guardsmen have volunteered to assist the Billings Clinic in its COVID-19 response. “Over the last year, soldiers in the Montana National Guard have consistently stepped up to the...

 

Educational technology grants available

Mid-Rivers Communications, telecommunications service provider to 30,000 square miles of Eastern and Central Montana, is proud to announce the availability of up to $75,000 in grants! Educational Technology Grants are offered by Mid-Rivers when...

 

Additional materials to be certified as weed free by Montana Department of Agriculture

As established in House Bill 93 signed during the 2021 legislative session, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) can now certify additional materials, such as gravel, as being free of noxious weeds. Administrative rules for Noxious Weed Free...

 

Some block management areas in Region 7 closed or restricted

Due to current dry conditions and high fire danger throughout much of Montana, hunters may encounter some Block Management Area closures or restrictions. In Southeastern Montana’s Region 7, as of Aug. 13 there were 19 BMAs in eight counties that we...

 

DEQ and DPHHS urge schools to test for lead in drinking water

Schools across Montana are testing their drinking water for lead ahead of the Dec. 31, 2021 deadline outlined in the DPHHS Administrative Rules of Montana regarding matters of public health in schools. Dozens of school districts have already...

 

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