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NRCS sets conservation program funding application cutoff for March 13

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana has set a March 13, 2020, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle through the Environmental Quality Incentives...

 

License year begins March 1st, other changes for 2020

As the current license year is winding down, hunters and anglers can look for a few immediate changes for the coming year. The new license year starts on March 1st, which means that is the day you can buy your 2020 hunting and fishing licenses and...

 

MHS accepting applications for Centennial Farm and Ranch properties

The Montana Historical Society (MHS) is now accepting applications for the Centennial Farm and Ranch program. New inductees will receive a framed certificate signed by the governor, recognition at the Ag Day ceremony in the State Capitol during the 2...

 

People in Montana warned of new phone scam

People in Montana are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United Kingdom and could be set to hit the United States. CPR Call Blocker, makers of the best-selling call blocking device in the US and the UK, is urging...

 

Mid-Rivers offers $46,000 in scholarships to area students

Mid-Rivers Communications is proud to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Mid-Rivers Fund for Education Scholarship Program. This year, Mid-Rivers is offering $46,000 in scholarship funds for Eastern & Central Montana students. Over the last 20...

 

Town of Ismay approves temporary post office in community center

The town of Ismay has approved plans to put temporary postal boxes in the town’s community center. At a meeting Jan. 20 in the Joe Montana Community Center, the mayor and town officials approved the plans which could allow partial postal service...

 

FWP updates citizen panel on CWD, other topics

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 staff met with its Citizens Advisory Council on Jan. 15, updating members on agency activities and gathering their input on various topics. Seven of the 10...

 

Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

For the most part, the physical and social geography of Southwest Montana has changed little with the passage of time. Ranching and agriculture are the major lifestyles, and the Bitterroot and...

 

Dove deaths attributed to paramyxovirus

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has had reports from citizens about an unusual number of dead Eurasian collared doves in yards and around neighborhoods this winter. FWP Region 7 submitted some of...

 

Gianforte goes to bat for Minor League Baseball

On Tuesday Congressman Greg Gianforte Tuesday joined a bipartisan group of 65 lawmakers to introduce a resolution urging Major League Baseball (MLB) to maintain the current minor league structure rather than proceed with its plan to eliminate 42...

 

Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

Fur trappers, followed quickly on the heels of Lewis and Clark into the new frontier. Searching for beaver to satisfy the latest fashion demands of Europeans, they wandered to what would become...

 

Early season weather patterns hit or miss across Montana

After an early-season storm dropped snow in Montana’s high country at the end of September, it seemed like the new 2020 water year was off to a strong start. The wet and cold weather patterns that dominated October boosted snowpack and...

 

Moose stuck on ice for several days, euthanized by FWP

A young bull moose that had been stuck on ice for at least three days on the Missouri River in Richland County had to be dispatched Tuesday by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. “It’s been three days,” said FWP Region 7 Warden Ryan Kasson. “We...

 

Secretary of State announces candidate filing to begin

Secretary of State Corey Stapleton announces that the candidate filing period for the 2020 election cycle will begin at 8 a.m. on January 9th and will continue until 5 p.m. March 9th this year. Stapleton commented, “The excitement starts tomorrow,...

 

Know the difference between swift foxes, coyotes and red foxes

Do you know the difference between a coyote, a red fox and a swift fox? If you are hunting predators in Southeastern Montana, you need to know, because the swift fox is a species of concern and...

 

Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

An important portion of The Corps of Discovery's journey occurred in southwest Montana. On July 19, 1805, Lewis and his men were struggling up the Missouri between present-day Upper and Lower Holter...

 

Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

Defining a province like Southwest Montana is subjective. For us, an imaginary line commences at Lolo Pass west of Missoula and moves east along Interstate 90 and the Clark Fork River to Garrison Junc...

 

Miles City woman pleads guilty to elder exploitation

HELENA – Attorney General Tim Fox announced that a Miles City woman who recently pleaded guilty to exploitation of an older person received a suspended sentence and was ordered to pay more than $94,000 in restitution to her victim’s estate. Del L...

 

Tim Fox elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during its Capital Forum, Dec. 9-11. Attorney General Fox has selected "Transformational...

 

A magical send-off

(TERRY, Mont.) – The world became a magical place for a special little boy and his family last weekend in Fallon, Mont. Unicorn dreams came true as Wyatt Haas's kindergarten class gathered for a...

 

Health insurance enrollment deadline looming

The Affordable Care Act is still in place and open enrollment is almost over for Montanans who need to enroll, re-enroll or switch health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Four weeks into open enrollment, there has been a 29%...

 

Health officials identify two additional cases related to severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials have identified two additional cases of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use, or vaping. Montana now has five identified cases, including one death. DPHHS...

 

Mid-Rivers announces annual holiday donation

Mid-Rivers Communications recently announced its annual holiday donation to Action for Eastern Montana. The funds are distributed to needy families in the Mid-Rivers and Action for Eastern Montana...

 

Crop insurance options for producers facing delayed harvest

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) said producers with Federal crop insurance that are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop and potentially have a loss should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to file a Notice of Loss and...

 

Granite Peak, Montana's highest, presents a climbing challenge

Remote and majestic, it is all a mountain should be. Sheer walls on all sides and crevassed glaciers flowing from its upper reaches present an awesome sight. At 12,799 feet, Montana's Granite Peak...

 

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