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The Big Horn County Health Department announced June 26 residents are required to wear face coverings or masks outside their homes. 

Flooding concerns continue in southeastern Montana due to rapid snowmelt and ice jams.
National Weather Service - Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Flooding shut down a long stretch of Interstate 90 and covered other roadways across Montana on Monday with the still-frozen ground unable to absorb the rapidly melting snow and ice jams causing water to spill over river banks.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 3, 2016

Aug 3, 2016
The Roaring Lion Fire near Hamilton on August 1, 2016
Inciweb

The latest news on wildfires around western Montana.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 2, 2016

Aug 2, 2016
Copper King fire near Thompson Falls, 08/01/16.
Inciweb

The latest news on wildfires around western Montana.

Democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Ryan Zinke
Denise Juneau: courtesy Bronte Wittpen; Ryan Zinke: William Marcus

Candidates for Montana’s House seat are calling for debates to challenge each other on key issues. But the campaigns don’t agree on when and where those debates should take place. Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke and Democrat Denise Juneau have both proposed dates and venues for debates.

Hardin Jail Population Drops To 0

Jan 7, 2016
A bill asking for the end of capital punishment was voted down.
Courtesy Two Rivers Authority

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Two Rivers jail in Hardin that had as many as 250 inmates at its peak of operations is now in standby mode after its cells were emptied this week.