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Proposed Pavement Preservation MT 200 – Lincoln

Great Falls - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to improve approximately eight miles of MT 200,... — Updated 9/21/2022

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What's new for chronic wasting disease management for 2022

This year FWP will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance in specific areas known as Priority Surveillance Areas in north-central, central, southwestern, and south-central... — Updated 9/21/2022

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Two grizzly bears euthanized after repeated conflicts in the upper Blackfoot

OVANDO – Wildlife officials euthanized two grizzly bears this week that were responsible for at least 10 conflicts in the upper Blackfoot Valley over the past two months.  Montan... — Updated 9/21/2022

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Tour of the Arts returns to the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot Valleys

Alpine Artisans' exciting Tour of the Arts returns for its 19th year on October 8-9, once again offering a feast for the eyes. Driving this free, self-guided tour takes you through... — Updated 9/21/2022

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Arrastra Fire burning near Trapper Mountain

SEPT. 9 – The Arrastra Fire is burning in dead and down timber north of Helmville by Trapper Mountain on the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest. The fire is 11.75 acres, 0%... — Updated 9/12/2022

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NorthWestern Energy warns of widespread aggressive scam activity

Butte, Mont., Sioux Falls, S.D. – Sept. 8, 2022 – NorthWestern Energy customers have reported more than 400 attempts by scammers to steal their money since Sept. 1. The... — Updated 9/9/2022

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Ask first to hunt on private land

Ask first to hunt on private land Don't wait until it is too late. Hunters who haven't already asked permission from private landowners to hunt need to do so as soon as possible.... — Updated 9/8/2022

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2022 big game hunting forecast

HELENA – Are you ready for hunting season? FWP can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular... — Updated 9/7/2022

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Hunters must expect to see bears

Grizzly bears have the potential to be found anywhere in the western two-thirds of Montana (west of Billings), and their distribution is denser and more widespread than in previous... — Updated 9/7/2022

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Scapegoat Wilderness 50th Anniversary Event Highlights New Land Management Proposal

The Scapegoat Wilderness, celebrating its half-century anniversary this year, was the first community-led wilderness initiative in the country. Today, 50 years later, the residents... — Updated 9/7/2022

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New process for fishing regulation review cycle begins with gathering ideas

MISSOULA - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is taking a new approach to the fishing regulations review and development process by moving to a two-year review cycle. One of the... — Updated 8/31/2022

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Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest!

HELENA, Mont., June 28, 2022 - With over 2.8 million acres to explore and more than 30 developed campgrounds to choose from, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is a great... — Updated 8/31/2022 Full story

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Reporting of harmful algal blooms helps alert others, keeps state agencies informed of pollution issues

HELENA-Don't let an encounter with a harmful algal bloom ruin an outing on a beautiful Montana summer day. Blooms can impact human health and the health of freshwater ecosystems.... — Updated 8/31/2022

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FWP seeks public input on Elk Management Plan revisions

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on revisions to the statewide Elk Management Plan last adopted in 2005. FWP began work on the revised plan in... — Updated 8/31/2022

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Application available for FWP's Habitat Conservation Lease Program

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is accepting applications for its new Habitat Conservation Lease Program. A habitat conservation lease is a voluntary, incentive-based... — Updated 8/31/2022

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Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest welcomes Molly Ryan and Helen Smith to Forest leadership

HELENA, Mont. August 19, 2022 – Molly Ryan and Helen Smith have both been selected to join the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest's leadership team; Ryan will serve as deputy... — Updated 8/31/2022

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Montanans: Plan for a Sober Ride and Help Everyone Get Home Safely This Labor Day Weekend

August 17, 2022, Helena, Mont. – As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, Helena Police Department, East Helena Police Department, and... — Updated 8/23/2022

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AG Knudsen: New data show fentanyl is top public safety threat in Montana

HELENA – Anti-drug task forces in Montana are on pace to triple last year's record-shattering fentanyl seizures and have already taken 58 times more fentanyl off the streets this... — Updated 8/23/2022

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Lewis and Clark County Announces ARPA Awards

Helena, MT – The Lewis and Clark County Board of Commissioners has announced American Rescue Plan Act awards to 40 diverse community and County department projects addressing... — Updated 8/23/2022

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Montana VA wants to inform Veterans about Veteran Crisis Line Update

HELENA, Mont.- Montana VA Health Care System (Montana VA) encourages all Montana Veterans and non-Veterans to share the news -- the Veterans Crisis Line is adding a new number.... — Updated 7/27/2022

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Road and bridge improvements begins on MT 141 near Helmville

Helmville - The Montana Department of Transportation resumed construction on MT 141 in Powell County on June 13. The project begins near the northwest end of Nevada Lake and... — Updated 6/16/2022

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State, local officials report alarming number of fatal overdoses in recent weeks

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Montana Department of Justice, in conjunction with local law enforcement, have identified an alarming number of fatal... — Updated 6/16/2022

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County Elections Office offers tips for the upcoming Primary

Helena, MT – With a return to in-person voting, the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office offers tips to help voters successfully navigate the Primary Election on Tuesday, June... — Updated 6/1/2022

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Stay safe during 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

HELENA -- As summer approaches, Attorney General Austin Knudsen and the Montana Highway Patrol, along with the Montana Department of Transportation, are reminding drivers to stay safe on the road. Memorial Day weekend marks the beg... — Updated 5/31/2022

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Pavement Preservation Work on MT 200

Between Bonner and Potomac, MT - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Knife River Corporation has begun work to preserve the roadway on Montana Highway 200 (MT 200)... — Updated 5/18/2022


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