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Articles from the January 12, 2022 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 12, 2022

Chairman sees path forward to restoring passenger rail

Since southern Montana lost passenger rail service in 1979, Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority (BSPRA) Chairman Dave Strohmaier said there have been various attempts over the past four decades to try an...


DEQ Issues Draft Environmental Assessment for Proposed Landfill Expansion in Gallatin County

Last week, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) published a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed expansion at Logan Landfill, a Class II landfill operated by the Gallatin County Solid Waste District (District) . The District... Full story

 By Justin Franz    News    January 12, 2022

As winter roars, MDT navigates a plow driver shortage

As yet another winter storm wallops western Montana, the Montana Department of Transportation is trying its best to keep the 12,923 miles of road in its care clear of snow and ice. But this year,... Full story


Three Forks picks up two conference victories

It was a dominant week for the Three Forks High School girls basketball team. In the first two games of the 2022 portion of their schedule, the Wolves (4-4, 3-2 5B) were phenomenal on the defensive... Full story


Guest Opinion: Gallatin County Commissioners grateful for additional District Court Judge, new courts facility

With the ringing in of the New Year, we have much to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to in 2022 in Gallatin County! One of the things we are most grateful for is our newest judge, Andrew Breuner, who has joined the ranks as our fourth... Full story

 By Justin Franz    News    January 12, 2022

Medical Marijuana Users Brace for Shortages as Montana's Recreational Market Opens

More than a year after voters approved legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Montana, anyone older than 21 can now walk into a dispensary and buy cannabis. That has medical marijuana user Joylynn Mane Wright worried. Wright lives in Prairie... Full story


NRCS: December Precipitation Improves Conditions After a Dry Start to the Water Year

Following two months of below normal precipitation across most of Montana, snow was welcomed during the month of December. October and November did bring above normal precipitation to portions of... Full story


UM Study: Climate Change, Invasive Species Drive Native Trout Declines

UM News Service In a new study published in Science Advances, University of Montana researchers found that climate change drives native trout declines by reducing stream habitat and facilitating the expansion of invasive trout species. "This study ha...


Wolves move to 8-0

During a 6-0 start before Christmas break, Three Forks High School boys basketball Head Coach Terry Hauser praised his team's defensive play. The intensity on defense was once again prevalent in... Full story


3 Wolves place at Tom Lewprowse tourney

STAFF REPORT In their return from winter break, the Three Forks High School wrestling team again proved they are one of the best programs in the state at last week's Tom LeProwse Tournament in...


Montanans Financially Impacted by COVID-19 Receive More Than $30 Million in Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance

HELENA – Montana Housing announced today that more than $30 million in rent and utility assistance has been paid to support Montanans who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were at risk of housing instability.... Full story


MSU study shows nursing labor market tightened, wages rose during first 15 months of pandemic

BOZEMAN — A new study from a Montana State University researcher and his colleagues provides evidence that the labor market tightened for the nursing workforce throughout the first 15 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a period marked by falling... Full story


Gov. Gianforte, AG Knudsen Encourage Montanans to Join the Fight to End Human Trafficking

HELENA, Mont. – After proclaiming January as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Montana, Governor Greg Gianforte today teamed up with Attorney General Austin Knudsen to encourage Montanans to join the fight to end human trafficking.... Full story


Changes to the Business Equipment Reporting Requirement

HELENA - The 2021 Legislature passed House Bill 303, changing how Montana taxes business equipment. The new law increases the business equipment tax exemption from $100,000 to $300,000 for Tax Year 2022. Businesses whose statewide market value of equ...


Commerce Announces Availability of $500,000 in Grant Funding to Support Destination Events in Montana

HELENA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced today that applications will now be accepted for Recovery Destination Event Grants. Available through the Tourism Grant Program, a total of $500,000 of funding is now available to support... Full story

 By Amanda Eggert    News    January 12, 2022

How does the wildlife cross the road?

Road ecologists say wildlife crossings are one of the best ways to reduce wildlife-vehicles collisions and mitigate one of the most significant human impacts on ecosystems. This three-part series... Full story


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