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Governor Bullock announces Presidential Disaster Declaration for flooding approved

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock recently announced that FEMA has granted the State of Montana its requested Presidential Disaster Declaration for spring flooding. The declaration will provide for flood recovery efforts in Daniels, Lake, McCone,...

 

Conservation Day

The Carter County Conservation District along with NRCS, FSA and the county weed department hosted a fun and educational day at Ekalaka Elementary on May 20. Topics ranged from soil heath to trees,...

 

Makoshika State Park summer youth program returns

(Glendive, MT) –The Summer Youth Program at Makoshika State Park returns May 30 through August 1, 2019. These weekly programs are held every Thursday from 9:30-11:30am and keep children engaged and learning during the summer school break. They...

 

Montana State Parks announces changes to campsite reservations

(Helena, MT) – Campers at Montana State Parks will experience more flexibility when making campsite reservations at some parks this summer. Reservations at Beavertail Hill, Black Sandy, Lewis & Clark Caverns, Placid Lake, Salmon Lake, Tongue River...

 
 By Beth Epley    Regional    May 17, 2019

Grant opportunities for agriculture producers

Not only is agriculture the number one industry in Montana, it is both a way of life and an identity, especially in eastern Montana. It is undeniable that the Ag industry has changed extensively in recent decades with new technologies coming out all...

 

Technical issues affect online license sales

Due to a host of technical difficulties, many hunters who were trying to purchase nonresident Surplus Elk Combo licenses online were unable to complete their transactions. Over the next 10 days, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be contacting by...

 
 By Hillary Sward    Regional    May 10, 2019

Old west beef empires launched town of Malta

U.S. Highway 191 climbs a steep grade out of the Missouri River bottoms north of the bridge at the James Kipp Recreation Area. As it gains the upper extent of the river breaks, a far-reaching, high...

 

Landowner kills wolf chasing dogs in Little Belts

A rancher shot and killed an adult male wolf chasing his dogs shortly after sunrise May 2 on private land bordering the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest near the head of Little Otter Creek, northeast of Monarch in the Little Belt Mountains....

 

Missouri headwaters are central to Montana history

When the Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis in September 1806, fur trappers already were on their way to the new country. In North Dakota, after meeting a group of trappers heading upriver, the...

 

Mid-Rivers awards scholarships to area students

Mid-Rivers Communications is proud to announce the recipients of 26 Scholarships to students from the Cooperative’s service area. Six $1,500 scholarships were awarded to students planning to attend either Dawson Community College or Miles...

 
 By Shaylee Ragar    Regional    May 3, 2019

Montana Legislature adjourns, passing public works bills, the state budget and continuing Medicaid expansion

HELENA - Montana's 66th Legislature adjourned Thursday, three days early and after a jam-packed final several days. Lawmakers introduced a total of 1,309 bills this session, ranging from "cleanup...

 

Montana Legislature weighs bills to encourage hemp industry

Colby Johnson was celebrating his 30th birthday in Las Vegas when he noticed the neon advertisements for CBD. The letters were everywhere. The hemp-derived tincture cannabidiol is said to relieve...

 

Missouri headwaters are central to Montana history

A labyrinth of channels, willow bottoms, islands and a general mix of wetlands interact to piece together the headwaters of the Missouri River. The point where the three forks – the Jefferson,...

 

One state with three changing regions

As described in the second article in this series examining growth and change in Montana, while many if not most Montanans view their state as being largely rural, most of the state's residents now li...

 

One state with three changing regions

Most Montanans view their state as being largely rural in character because of its many open, sparsely populated spaces and the lack of any truly large cities. However, in reality Montana is steadily...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations for class of 2019

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF & WHC honors living and historical figures that have made notable...

 

Mid-Rivers offers $46,000 in scholarships

Mid-Rivers Communications is excited to announce the availability of $46,000 in scholarship funds for Eastern & Central Montana students. Through the Mid-Rivers Fund for Education, which is...

 

Elk and deer permit applications due March 15

For those hunters interested in applying for elk or deer permits for the 2019 season a critical deadline is approaching, March 15. Fortunately, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks online application process and application packet make it simple to...

 

One state with three changing regions

Montana is a single state. But in reality, there are many Montanas – some defined by variations in terrain and vegetation, others by climate and still others by land use and population density. Area...

 

Regional cowboy poetry gathering, Feb. 24

The 5th Annual Miles City Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be hosted by the Range Riders Museum on Sunday February 24th. Entertainment will kick off at 11:30 am with local talent Angie Dauben and Bob...

 

Lawmakers push legislation to address Montana's mental health crisis

When Brandi King finished a 14-month deployment with the United States Army, she returned home to Montana’s Fort Belknap Indian Reservation to heal. King carried with her the trauma she experienced during combat in Mosul, Iraq. She began to feel...

 

City bands embodied early Montana communities

Note: This is excerpted from "The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time." By the end of the 19th century, the Garden City Band had improved enough to perform evening concerts regularly. They also found...

 

USDA to reopen FSA offices for additional services during government shutdown

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding....

 

Landowners have until March 15 to apply for access tax credit program

Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program. This program is designed to provide recreational public access to state or federal (Bureau of Land...

 

City bands embodied early Montana communities

Note: This is excerpted from "The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time." By the mid-1890s, the City Band had emerged as the default 'go-to' organization in town for civic events. By 1894, it played at...

 

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