Stories tagged: Montana
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.
Hecla Mining Co. could be forced to pay the state of Montana more than $30 million in cleanup costs from pollution at several former mining sites before it can pursue …
Tue., March 20, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Missoula officials have approved an ordinance to ban vaping indoors and to give businesses the option to prohibit smoking outside their entrances.
Sat., March 17, 2018, 1:40 p.m.
A Minnesota company plans to build an 80-megawatt wind farm in central Montana that would provide power to NorthWestern Energy customers.
Fri., March 16, 2018, 1:26 p.m.
Republican legislative leaders created a panel Friday to investigate the legitimacy of millions of dollars paid to state employees in confidential settlements since Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock took office.
Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
A former Fort Peck tribal police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing drugs and money from the tribe’s drug investigations office, compromising more than two dozen criminal cases.
Mon., March 12, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
A former University of Montana student is charged with two counts of attempted deliberate homicide in a Missoula convenience store shooting.
Sun., March 11, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
Mining companies hope to prevent another massive die-off of geese in the polluted waters of an old open-pit copper mine in Montana.
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Legend Soccer Co., based in Whitefish, manufactures and sells specialty shin guards for soccer players. They made their debut several years back but have recently seen their business increase sizably.
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 12:22 p.m.
A federal agency says Montana’s mountain snowpack is above normal following heavy snowfall last month in several locations across the state.
Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:53 p.m.
Motions filed in court to overturn the homicide convictions of two men in a 1994 killing reveal that a man serving a life sentence for a double murder told family …
Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
A Montana judge says a Nebraska-based insurance company is liable for a $43 million settlement between the state and people sickened by exposure to asbestos from a Libby vermiculite mine.
Tue., March 6, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Motions filed to overturn the homicide convictions of two men in a 1994 Montana killing reveal that another man serving a life sentence for a double murder told family members …
Mon., March 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Carl Borgquist wants to spend more than $1 billion to transform a remote butte fringed by pine trees into a giant water battery. Borgquist is betting this technology — called …
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
Authorities are shifting their attention to securing access to heat and bracing for possible flooding as residents of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation recover from last month’s relentless snowstorms.
Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:11 p.m.
A Montana man who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from a construction firm has received a four-year suspended sentence and must complete 100 hours of community service.
Sat., March 3, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Pretend money, families and events all played a role in a United Way of Yellowstone County simulation designed to offer insights into the lives of Americans struggling to get by.
Sat., March 3, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
How did a small mapping technology company in Missoula with roughly 70 employees manage to attract a Montana record-breaking $20.3 million in venture capital from a host of well-known investment …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:19 a.m.
Ranchers in parts of Montana hit by a relentless winter are struggling to keep to their cattle alive as snow is hindering access to feed.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Montana’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday on three Indian reservations due to extreme cold, heavy snow and blizzard conditions this winter.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
The federal government is providing up to $7.5 million to help reclaim abandoned coal mines in Montana.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
A Montana teen has pleaded not guilty to bringing a gun to school while a former teacher denied charges she hid it in his classroom.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
An immigrant rights group alleged Monday that a Montana judge acted illegally when he asked a deputy to take away from his court a Mexican-born man who was later detained …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Montana counties are starting to ban indoor vaping under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
A Montana teacher has denied a charge she had sex with a male student under the age of 16.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
A former chemist at Montana’s state crime lab in Missoula is charged with taking meth left over after testing for suspected drugs in criminal cases.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:19 a.m.
A search effort for missing Montana skier will intensify this weekend with additional crews joining the effort in the backcountry near Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
Yellowstone County is dropping criminal charges in about 40 cases and is no longer pursuing about a dozen others due to the theft of drug evidence from the Billings police …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is revamping a planned sweeping overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 3:24 p.m.
The state of Montana is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin from marketing opioids to Montana prescribers, seeking to put the force of …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease.