President Obama declares Montana a major disaster area from recent flooding. This means the state can get federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts from ice jams and flooding from March 1st to March 16th.; The areas affected in our area by the declaration include Roundup in Musselshell County along with Golden Valley, Park, Rosebud and Stillwater Counties.
Areas growing in the eastern part of Montana due to the Bakken will get some help with their growth and infrastructure. On Thursday, Governor Steve Bullock announced a $45 million aid package for those communities. It's part of the governor's "Main Street Montana Plan." The money will go out as grants to cities, towns, tribal governments and state bonded water
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by opponents of Medicaid expansion to rewrite the language of the proposed ballot initiative. Attorney General Tim Fox had agreed with initiative opponents who said the measure's estimated costs were misleading as presented. Fox and the plaintiffs sought a court order to revise the fiscal statement and void
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says pollution at the defunct Columbia Falls aluminum plant qualifies it as a Superfund site, but the agency wants the public's support before moving with the cleanup process. The Flathead Beacon reports ( http://bit.ly/1j8XGOO ) an EPA study found cyanide, arsenic, lead and fluoride in the groundwater in and around
The Lone Ranger's gun is in Cody now. It's not the Lone Ranger who rode with Johnny Depp as Tonto. This gun belonged to the 1950's Lone Ranger. The Cody Firearms Museum put the Masked Man's pistol on display with several other western television and movie weapons. Assistant Curator Ashley Hlebinsky says it belonged to the second actor who played
Just a month after river ice jams flooded Worland, Washakie County officials are preparing for another flood, from snowmelt. That happened in the Northern Wyoming County in 2011. Snowpack conditions are reportedly worse this year. National Guard crews continued to fill thousands of sandbags days after river ice jams flooded Greybull, Manderson, and Worland just a month ago. Eighty people
Authorities in California simulate fatal California bus crash.
California law enforcement officials on Thursday said they were releasing recordings of 911 calls made in the explosive Northern California bus crash that took the lives of five high school students and five adults on a college tour.