Officials from the Montana Heritage Commission, the state agency that manages and coordinates stateowned resources in Virginia City and Nevada City, report record-breaking visitation for 2021.
While the major wildfires in Montana are now under control, drought remains high on the minds of government officials. Following the June 30 release of the Summer 2021 Drought Forecast Report, Governor Greg Gianforte on July 1 declared a statewide drought emergency, calling on the USDA to declare Montana a drought disaster area.
Gov. Greg Gianforte announced on Jan. 13 new coronavirus directives for the state of Montana that are intended to be for the health and growth of the economy and the community. The new directives move more towards personal responsibility than specific mandates.