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Fire near Superior grows to 7 square miles

SUPERIOR, Mont. — Crews battling the West Mullan Fire have made good progress in keeping it from burning into Superior, but some structures still remain threatened on the northwestern part …


From art to nature, Helena offers plenty of free fun for tourists

HELENA – Montana’s capital is perfectly positioned as a halfway point between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, but visitors often decide to extend their stopovers once they get a feel …


Tribal council could oust member

Spokane Tribe leaders are deciding whether to oust their vice chairman for lying to a game officer investigating bison poaching in Montana. Rodney W. Abrahamson was convicted of five misdemeanors …


EPA blamed for delays in Libby asbestos studies

BILLINGS – Internal investigators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency last week for years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where …


Field Reports: Montana curbs increase of wolves

PREDATORS – Montana wildlife officials say hunting and other measures have turned the tide on the growth of gray wolf populations increasing since the 1900s. At least 625 wolves inhabited …


Jamar, Cherry lead Montana to Big Sky title, NCAA tournament berth

MISSOULA – Kareem Jamar scored 20 points, Will Cherry had 18 and Montana held off Weber State 67-64 Saturday night to win the Big Sky tournament title for the second …


Griz survive at S. Utah in OT

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Kareem Jamar scored 26 points and Montana maintained first place in Big Sky Conference men’s basketball by defeating Southern Utah 86-74 in overtime Monday night. Spencer …


Three Montana rivers serve up tasty mix: fly-fishing, beer drinking

Fly-fishing and beer go together like apple pie and ice cream or peanut butter and jelly. Western Montana offers outstanding fly-fishing streams as well as a surprising number of microbrewing …


Griz handle Eagles late

MISSOULA – Jordan Gregory hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points Thursday night, helping Montana stay unbeaten in Big Sky Conference play with an 81-66 victory over Eastern Washington. Gregory …


Group gathering paper hearts to send to Connecticut town

BILLINGS – It started as a way for one Montana family to talk about the tragic school shooting of 26 children and adults. Now it’s blossoming into an international movement …


Montana returns Tester to U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester prevailed Wednesday in a tight re-election battle, beating back nearly two years of attacks for his support of some Obama administration policies to hand Republican U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2012, 10:06 p.m.

Eagles come back to top Montana 32-26

Vernon Adams threw two touchdown passes in the last 2:19 as Eastern Washington came back for a 32-26 victory against Montana on Saturday night.


Eastern, Montana both know game’s importance

Today’s Eastern Washington-Montana football game has been so thoroughly hyped, the only danger may be hyperventilation.


Montana turns to familiar face to right ship

Mick Delaney isn’t the first football coach at the University of Montana whose roots reach back to the mines of Butte, the city that lends the state its rugged and …


Idaho, Montana have surplus of tags for nonresidents

Idaho and Montana still have an unusually good supply of nonresident big-game tags available for the 2012 seasons. Sales of nonresident deer and elk tags have steadily declined in each …


Blanchette: Delaney serves up normalcy at UM

Mick Delaney isn’t the first football coach at the University of Montana whose roots reach back to the mines of Butte, the city that lends the state its rugged and …


EWU prepares for talented Montana QB

Even as Eastern Washington tries to settle on a starter at quarterback, Trent McKinney is settling in just fine at Montana.


Montana company to mothball coal-fired plant in 2015

PPL Montana plans to mothball its 154-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Billings when new federal emission standards take effect in 2015.


Amtrak offers grand views of Montana, the Rockies

NEAR WAGNER, Mont. – The train rolls past distant hills – mountains, an easterner would call them. But it’s just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire …


Kootenai River’s fishery ailing in Montana

Trout in Montana’s stretch of the Kootenai River have fared much better than fish farther downstream in Idaho since Libby Dam went online in 1972. Trout populations in the river …


Event brings creative enthusiasm to Montana ranchland

HELENA – You don’t have to know much about art to enjoy watching it happen on a swath of Montana ranchland where painters set up easels for a day each …


Book Notes: Mix of Johnsons set to appear at Auntie’s

It’s a June of Johnsons at Auntie’s Bookstore. Father and son Larry and Nathan Johnson will sign copies of their book, “Montana Waterfalls: A Guide for Sighters, Hikers and Waterfall …


Delaney tabbed as Griz coach

MISSOULA – The University of Montana named assistant coach Mick Delaney as interim football coach to replace the fired Robin Pflugrad, The Missoulian reported on Friday. The school also picked …


Montana bears lured into trouble

Bears kept Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks managers busy last year, partly because rural residents weren’t up to speed on living with the increased number of grizzlies in the region. …


Stuck Montana man kept wits by playing ‘Angry Birds’

A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerky and the video game “Angry Birds” …


Ferris alum Stockton ends Montana career in NCAAs

For Shawn Stockton, basketball has always been about family. Along the way, the family got bigger and so did the stage.


Ferris alum Stockton ends Griz career in NCAAs

For Shawn Stockton, basketball has always been about family.


High court sides with power company over Montana dams

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has sided with a power company in a dispute with Montana over who owns the riverbeds beneath 10 dams sitting on three Montana rivers.


Snowmobilers flock to Montana’s Rich Ranch every winter

Snowmobiling has a way of giving you a rush. Driving down a snow-covered road or trail at 40 mph on the back of a snowmobile feels like you are living …


Montana’s population estimated to pass 1 million

State officials estimate that Montana’s population has surpassed 1 million people for the first time.