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BLM releases final supplemental environmental impact statement

The Bureau of Land Management Montana State Office has published a notice of availability and a final supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) that augments analysis for the 2015 Miles City Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan...

 

Montana's minimum wage will increase to $8.65 on January 1

Governor Steve Bullock recently announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.65 per hour beginning January 1, 2020. “This increase ensures Montanans earning the minimum wage don’t fall further behind, but we still...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage inductee

JOSEPH H. "PROC" PROCTOR (1856 – 1938) YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2019 DISTRICT OF INDUCTION: 3 Rosebud County area had a notable number of cowboys in earlier days, but one of the most remembered is Joseph...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage inductee

JOHN L. MOORE YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2019 DISTRICT OF INDUCTION: 3 John L. Moore was born in Miles City, Montana on August 24, 1952, the son of ranchers John "Johnny" W. and Pearl (Herem) Moore. Johnny...

 

Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana (Part 2)

In September 1887, the railroad arrived at Fort Benton, signaling the end of the era of river trade, and it seemed the town would die. But a Canadian trade boom opened, resulting in the establishment...

 

Hemp Processor License now available in Montana

Helena, Mont. – As hemp growers throughout Montana harvest the 2019 crop, the Montana Department of Agriculture has announced that a Hemp Processor License is now available. The department has created a hemp processing license to provide...

 

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 $50,000 in grants! Educational Technology Grants are offered by Mid-Rivers when...

 

Combat Raider 19-3 scheduled for September 10-12

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Combat Raider, a military exercise involving various aircraft, is scheduled to begin Sept. 10 in parts of the Powder River Training Complex (PRTC), and will conclude Sept. 12, 2019. Combat Raider provides joint and...

 

Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show, October 11-12

The 57th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held October 11th and 12th at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, South Dakota. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills...

 

Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana (Part 1)

Fort Benton rests along the mighty Missouri River. Founded in 1846, it's the oldest town in Montana. During its first century, Fort Benton would become a springboard for trade as goods would be...

 

Meeting set in Hysham for proposed conservation easement

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a public meeting in Hysham on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Treasure County Community Center to discuss a proposed conservation easement. FWP has prepared for review a Draft Environmental Assessment for a...

 

Attorney General Fox presents Outstanding Advocate Award in Miles City

MILES CITY – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox presented the 2019 Matt Dale Outstanding Advocate of the Year Award at a ceremony in Miles City today. The recipient, a family law attorney in private practice, was honored at a celebration held at the...

 

Reward offered for information about dead pelicans

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of people who have shot and killed pelicans – possibly dozens of them – along the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam. It is...

 

FWP to pay for CWD testing statewide

In 2019, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance in high-priority areas in parts of northern, western and southern Montana, primarily from...

 

Eastern Montana Food and Agriculture Development Center

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC) is excited to announce the creation of a regional Food and Agriculture Development Center that will serve 12 counties in eastern Montana, including Carter County. The purpose of the Eastern...

 

Stapleton announces HAVA grant allocations for county election offices

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Corey Stapleton announced the awarding of 2018 HAVA Election Security Grants to Montana’s counties. The funds are part of a federal appropriation to update and improve security in elections. A $750,000 subgrant was...

 

Upland Game Bird Council to meet in Glendive

The Upland Game Bird Council will meet in Glendive on Sept. 23 and 24 to review habitat enhancement activities that occurred during the 2019 field season. A habitat tour is scheduled for Sept. 23, followed by a meeting at the Holiday Inn Express &...

 

Bear struck, killed by car near Volborg

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 has received some inquiries about a black bear that was struck and killed by a vehicle near Volborg recently. According to FWP Warden Kyle Queer of Broadus, a larger male bear weighing in at 185 pounds was...

 

Mid-Rivers returns over $1 million in capital credits to patrons

On Friday, August 23, 2019, Mid-Rivers Communications mailed capital credit checks of $1,042,000.00 to its cooperative members and patrons. The 2019 distribution of capital credits includes 17% of the remaining unretired balance for the year 1994,...

 

State proposes quadrupling Montana's radioactivity limit for oilfield waste

Billings, Mont. – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) last week released an update to proposed rules guiding the disposal of radioactive oil waste in Montana. Among the proposed changes is a quadrupling of Montana’s...

 

Social Security impersonation scam impacting Montanans across the state

Two weeks ago a man in Havre gave out his Social Security number to a scammer. This week a woman in Great Falls became another victim. Calls are being received across the state of Montana by persons pretending to be Social Security Administration...

 

Important dates for hunters

Fall is right around the corner and as we all gear up for hunting season we want to remind everyone of important dates coming up. Also, don't forget to check out the Hunt Planner online. You can begin planning your hunt using either a regional map...

 

Meeting set to discuss Pine Hills area wildfire mitigation work Aug. 27

(MILES CITY, Mont.) – The BLM Miles City Field Office, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Custer County will jointly host a public meeting for the residents of the Pine Hills, Wolf Creek and Squirrel Ridge subdivision...

 

New reservation dates for some Block Management Areas in Region 7

For the majority of Block Management Areas allowing public hunting in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 this fall, sportsmen and women can begin calling to make reservations on Thursday, Aug. 22. But for some properties, people will have to...

 

Hunters reminded of Elk B License opportunity for general fall hunting season

As surplus licenses go on sale on Monday, Aug. 12, hunters should remember that, according to the 2019 regulations, they are allowed only one Elk B License, despite legislation passed during the recent Montana Legislature. In the 2019 legislative...

 

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