Montana Public Radio

Whitehall Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is advising people to limit the amount of fish they eat from Piedmont Pond south of Whitehall after elevated levels of arsenic were detected in the water.

Long term exposure to arsenic can cause cancer and skin lesions, according to the World Health Organization. It’s also been linked to negative cognitive development and death in young children.

In a press release on Sept. 22, FWP said women of child bearing age and children younger than seven shouldn’t eat more than one small fish from the pond per month.

Liberty Place in Whitehall, MT provides homes and life training skills for people who live with brain injuries.
Corin Cates-Carney

Montana ranks among the top three states in the nation per capita for traumatic brain injuries, according to industry workers and advocacy groups. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, include strokes, brain infections, or a hit to the head that causes brain damage. 

Golden Sunlight Mine.
Courtesy Barrick Gold Corporation

Golden Sunlight Mine general manager, Daniel Banghart, says there's no good news to be had from his company’s announcement this week that 140 employees will be out of a job by the end of November.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 12, 2015

Aug 12, 2015
The Sucker Creek Fire seen on August, 11, 2015.
Inciweb

The full length of Going to the Sun road is now open at night. Glacier National Park today said that the night closure on the east side of the road has been lifted, but urged visitors to be careful as firefighters and equipment are still using the road.