The Montana Department of Justice is asking U.S. Homeland Security for more time to comply with the REAL ID Act , the 2005 federal law passed in the wake of 9/11 requiring stricter identification before boarding an airplane.
- Environmental Groups Sue Over Mining Exploration Near Yellowstone
- Governor Speaks At Missoula College Opening
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- Budget Cuts Could Add To Montana Jail, Prison Overcrowding Problems
- State Seeking New Libby Asbestos Cleanup Liaison
- New Grants Available For Montana Businesses Affected By Wildfires
Both state and federal governments have spent a combined $378 million this year battling blazes. This was the most expensive fire season in Montana since at least 1999, when adjusted for inflation. Montanans may need to prepare for similar wildfire seasons in the future.
Walking through the woods recently, I saw a red squirrel digging in the litter of the forest floor. I assumed it was burying a pine cone, but on closer inspection I found a piece of mushroom. Little did I know I was witnessing a process critical to the survival of a forest.