What Biden’s infrastructure bill means for wildfire management

Kylie Mohr | High Country News | Nov. 19, 2021 The bill allocates $3.3 billion for firefighter raises, prescribed fire, defending communities and more. Zack Bashoor was 19 years old when he joined the U.S. Forest Service in northwestern Montana to fight wildfires. At the time, Bashoor saw firefighting as his career, but after three summers […]

Secure Rural Schools funding renewed in infrastructure bill

President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill ensures rural counties like Douglas County would receive Secure Rural Schools funding for another three years. CARISA CEGAVSKE Senior Staff Writer The News-Review Nov 17, 2021 When President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law Monday, he approved funding for a host of road […]