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Tester’s New Wilderness Bill Draws Critics, Supporters

A week after Sen. Jon Tester released his Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, some wilderness advocates question what it might really do. No designated as S. 507, the bill resurrects a portion of Tester’s 8 year old Forest Jobs and Recreation Act affecting the southwest corner of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. That bill ran into opposition from some environmentalists and U.S. Forest Service officials who objected to the way it mandated commercial work in the forests. The new bill has raised eyebrows for the compromises it’s made with mountain biking groups.

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Election Administrators Struggle To Prepare For Special Election

The decision to set the election date for Montana’s lone congressman on the Thursday just before Memorial Day weekend has sent election administrators scrambling.

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$40 Million To Cover Impacts From Closure Of Coal-Fired Units

The future of Colstrip and its big coal-fired power plant, which will lose two of its four units sometime in the next five years, will be big discussion topics in the second half of the Montana Legislature, with one bill in the works calling for two of the plant’s owners to pay about $40 million between them to cover social and economic impacts caused by the reduction in power.

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Will Montana Become 3rd State To Ditch Daylight Saving Time?

In one week, Montana will join the majority of Americans in turning their clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time. For many it means one less hour of sleep, leaving for work in the dark and inconvenient acclimation to new schedules. For others, the switch signals the coming spring, an extra daylight hour for projects and summer evenings that linger until 10 p.m.

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Mt Democrats Pick Musician Rob Quist To Run For US House

The Montana Democrats on Sunday picked musician Rob Quist of Creston as their U.S. House candidate to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke resigned from Congress last Wednesday and will be replaced in a special election May 25. Gov. Steve Bullock set the election for 85 days after Zinke’s resignation, although he had 100. Montana won’t have a representative in Congress until Zinke is replaced.

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Wal-Mart Stop Lets Jefferson Lines Restart Bozeman Bus Service

Coach bus service through Bozeman, shuttered temporarily last month as carrier Jefferson Lines searched for a new bus stop, is partically resuming. Afternoon routes traveling eastbound and westbound along Interstate 90 were resuming Bozeman service, stopping off Oak Street on the south side of Wal-Mart.

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Montana Brucellosis Program Is Lacking, Audit Says

Changes have been recommended in two state programs that are meant to lessen the chances for cattle to be exposed to the disease brucellosis. Brucellosis is a disease that can cause animals to abort their young.

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Yellowstone Bison Death Tally Likely More Than 570

Wildlife managers estimate more than 570 Yellowstone bison have been killed so far this winter between hunters and the annual ship to slaughter, according to state and federal bison management documents. The numbers show that bison managers have already surpassed 2016’s confirmed death tally of 534 and are inching toward their goal of removing 1,300 from the Yellowstone herd.

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Tester Plugs Bill For Teacher Shortage, Veterans Education

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester rolled out a proposal to bolster higher education opportunities for veterans and plugged a pair of bills targeting rural teacher shortages at Montana State University Billings on Monday.

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UM Traveling Exhibit ‘Motion’ Coming To Lakeside

Children and families can explore the world of physics at the Universtiy of Montana’s traveling “Motion” exhibit. On Feb. 23 and 24, the Lakeside Elementary gym will be transformed into an interactive science museum, featuring hands-on exhibits and activities that explore physics and engineering.

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