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 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Bureau of Reclamation still seeking comment on Fresno Dam project

The Montana Bureau of Reclamation has extended the comment period on an environmental assessment for a Safety of Dams modification project scheduled for Fresno Dam in the coming yea... — Updated 8/30/2021


Montana's stake in the infrastructure plan

Montana Free Press by Alex Sakariassen Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate approved a $1.2 trillion spending plan aimed at addressing critical national infrastructure needs. The... — Updated 8/25/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

FWP unveils draft Fresno fisheries plan at Havre meeting

Biologists from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks presented their 10-year Fresno Reservoir fisheries management plan to the public Monday evening in Havre, drawing more people than anticipated. Havre-area Fisheries Biologist Cody... — Updated 8/17/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester celebrates passage of infrastructure bill

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester D-Mont., celebrated at a press conference Tuesday the passage of a massive infrastructure bill in the Senate which gained the support of a significant amount... — Updated 8/11/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Drought persists throughout Montana

With drought continuing to dry up Montana, listings of resources for agricultural producers are going out around the state and calls for more assistance are again being made.... — Updated 8/6/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

FWP holding open house on draft Fresno fisheries plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has an open house set for Aug. 16 on its proposed first-ever long-range comprehensive plan for the fisheries at Fresno Reservoir. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation owns and operates the dam at Fresno, used... — Updated 8/2/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

St. Mary working group discusses funding, drought conditions and water infrastructure

Editor’s note: This version adds comments from the office of Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. Members of the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Wednesday to discuss possible funding sources for improvements and repairs to the... — Updated 7/30/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Senate advances infrastructure bill to floor for debate

After weeks of negotiations, the Senate Wednesday advanced a bill to increase investment in U.S. infrastructure on a 67-32 vote with one senator not voting. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., voted for advancing the bill to the floor along... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

A perfect storm dries up hay supply

North-central Montana is in the midst of a serious hay shortage, the result of a perfect storm of severe drought conditions, a population explosion of grasshoppers and blister beetl... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester praises compromise infrastructure bill

In a monthly press call Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., provided details regarding a recently agreed-upon framework for a massive $579 billion increase in infrastructure spending that... — Updated 6/25/2021

 By Pam Burke    Local

FWP Fresno fishery advisory committee moves forward

Despite the weather, ongoing system repair and maintenance projects affecting the waterway, and having to meet remotely, the Fresno Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan Advisory... — Updated 5/20/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

St. Mary Working Group seeking funds from American Recovery Plan

A group trying to rebuild the system that supplies much of the water to the Milk River each year talked Wednesday about how money from the latest COVID-19 relief bill might help. A major topic at the meeting of the St. Mary... — Updated 5/6/2021


Legislative Efforts Coming in Waves to Support Milk River Project Rehabilitation

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Drop Structure #5 of the St. Mary’s Diversion, the spotlight remains on the unaffordability of critical repairs to the Milk River Project’s aged infrastructure. From... — Updated 3/17/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Tester, Daines, Rosendale introduce funding for St. Mary Diversion rehabilitation

The three members of Montana's congressional delegation have introduced a bill to pay for work starting to rehabilitate the system that provides much of the water that runs through... — Updated 3/12/2021


St. Mary working group approves ability-to-pay study

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Thursday and decided to use state funds they received to pay for an ability-to-pay study to be conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation in preparation for legislation that may change the... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Resolution supporting St. Mary Diversion repair passes Montana House

The Montana House of Representatives unanimously sent to the Senate a resolution urging authorization of funding and work to repair "the lifeline of the Hi-Line." The bill, with... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

FWP looking for applicants for Fresno fishery advisory committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced it is looking for applicants to be on an advisory committee for a first-ever official fisheries management plan for Fresno Reservoir west... — Updated 2/9/2021


Glacier National Park announces entrance fee-free days for 2021

From Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park will waive its entrance fee on six days in 2021. The fee-free days are part of the Trump Administration’s unprecedented commitment to increase access, promote... — Updated 1/7/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

St. Mary Diversion, a remarkable success in a trying year

One of the more remarkable stories of the year is that of the St. Mary Diversion and it's 22-week-long repair after experiencing a catastrophic failure back in May. Nearly all... — Updated 12/29/2020

 By Grant Evans    Local

BLM again proposes withdrawing Little Rocky land from mining

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing continuing a withdrawal of federal land in the Little Rocky Mountains from mining, in an area still recovering from pollution caused by earlier mining. In 1997, Pegasus Mining... — Updated 11/20/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Completion of St. Mary work celebrated

ST. MARY DIVERSION - Local, state, tribal and federal partners along with Montana's congressional delegation gathered together Thursday at Drop 5 on the St. Mary Diversion and Conve... — Updated 10/16/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Water once again running through St. Mary Diversion

Water was turned on for the first time Saturday to run through the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works  "This has been such an unbelievable and at times overwhelming project... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Work at St. Mary Diversion nearing completion

The largest concrete pour to date took place last Friday on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, where the drop near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, gigantic metal siphons and concrete drop structures... — Updated 9/29/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Gainforte talks about St. Mary Diversion repairs

Rep. Greg Gianforte R-Mont., hosted a roundtable Wednesday at Fresno Beach with irrigators, members of the Milk River Joint Board of Control and of the St. Mary Rehabilitation... — Updated 9/10/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

St. Mary group talks how to fund rehabilitating the diversion

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Friday and discussed how to move forward with paying for a rehabilitation of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance. Sens. Jon Tester,... — Updated 9/8/2020


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