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2022 Summer Food Service Program offers free meals

News from the Office of Public Education HELENA — Communities across Montana plan to operate USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and serve free meals to kids. According to the USDA website, summer food programs will be available in Polson, Pablo, Ronan and Arlee. To find a location near you: ...

Tester, Daines, Rosendale announce reopening of Yellowstone‘s north loop

News from the U.S. Congress Montana — Following continued efforts from Senators Tester and Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale, the National Park Service announced on June 30 that Yellowstone National Park’s north loop was reopened on Saturday, July 2, effectively opening 93% of roads in t...

Overturn of Roe shifts Montana abortion debates to state courts Overturn of Roe shifts Montana abortion debates to state courts

MONTANA — Montana’s elected officials reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which had made abortion legal nationwide for nearly 50 years. The majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, written by Justice Samu...

Pay, support for increases for wildland firefighters

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — The Biden Administration announced on June 21 new pay raises and support for the wildland firefighter workforce for the next two years. The funding will come from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which Senator Jon Te...

Humanities Montana accepting grant applications

News from Humanities Montana MISSOULA — Humanities Montana, the statewide nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is now accepting applications for their regular grants and Film + Video grants. Organizations with festivals, podcasts, radio shows, conferences, lectures and...

Briefs for June 29, 2022

Army 2nd Infantry to hold 99th annual reunion News from the Second Infantry Division Association KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — The Second Infantry Division Association will be holding its annual national reunion in Kansas City, Missouri from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2022. We would like to let veterans o...

High waters pose risks to recreators High waters pose risks to recreators

LAKE COUNTY — As flooding in Montana has been declared a major disaster by the President, officials would like to remind everyone to act safely during this time of increased water danger.  Energy Keepers of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has reported that the current water elevatio...

State, local officials raise awareness about elder abuse State, local officials raise awareness about elder abuse

News from DPHHS HELENA – State and local officials state that the number of Montanans reported as victims of elder abuse increased again in 2021. According to the Department of Public Health and Human Services, about 4,900 Montanans were victims of elder abuse in 2021. This is the second year i...

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Frequently Asked Questions

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks  What is avian influenza virus?  Avian Influenza (AI) virus is a naturally occurring virus of birds. AI viruses are classified into two groups, based on the severity of disease they cause in infected poultry. Low pathogenic Avian Influenza viruse...

More than 2,000 AIS inspections conducted over Memorial Day weekend

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Although the weather wasn’t ideal for outdoor recreation, aquatic invasive species stations around the state conducted more than 2,000 inspections over the Memorial Day weekend. So far this year, FWP and its partners have inspected 14,000 wate...

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