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First wolf kill of Montana season reported

HELENA, Mont. — State wildlife officials have received the first report of a wolf killed in the hunting season that began Tuesday.


Grayling quest is arctic event

Finally, after years of trying, I have completed my Quest for the Holy Grayling. Catching the elusive arctic grayling has long been near the top of my life list of …


Fall in the Saddle—Montana by horseback

The fall colors of Montana, rubicund, sienna and palomino gold, glisten, under the Big Sky, which itself is an atmospheric hue of well-worn denim, stretched over mountains, meadows, lakes and …


Wolf hunting just one facet of management, experts say

Some tough love – including regulated hunting – is needed to carve a permanent niche for wolves reintroduced to the Northern Rocky Mountains, say leading wolf authorities in this region …


Wolves kill 120 sheep near Dillon, Mont.

DILLON, Mont. — Wolves killed 122 buck sheep in a pasture south of Dillon earlier this month, surpassing the number of sheep killed by wolves in the entire state in …


Glacier park officials to kill aggressive grizzly

KALISPELL, Mont. — Glacier National Park’s bear management team has decided to kill a 17-year-old female grizzly bear that has become overly familiar with people and relocate her yearling cubs …


In brief: Final Grace trial charges dropped

MISSOULA – Federal prosecutors Monday moved to dismiss charges against the final defendant in the Libby asbestos trial, a month after a Montana jury acquitted several of his former co-workers. …


Spokane man pleads not guilty in Mont. robberies

MISSOULA — A 21-year-old Spokane man charged with three armed robberies at a Walgreen’s pharmacy in Missoula earlier this year has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.


Paleontologist gets 60 days for stealing bones

BILLINGS — Amateur paleontologist Nathan Murphy, whose discovery of the world’s best-preserved dinosaur made him a leading name in the for-profit fossil industry, will serve 60 days in jail for …


Montana’s proud to have nothing to offer

Montana’s state tourism board is trying to make something out of nothing. Its tourism agency, Travel Montana, will spend $800,000 this year to place ads in glossy magazines extolling the …


Jury acquits Grace, executives in asbestos case

W.R. Grace & Co. and three former executives were acquitted Friday of federal charges that they knowingly allowed Libby residents to be exposed to asbestos from the company’s vermiculite mine …


Closing arguments begin in asbestos trial

Closing arguments in the W.R. Grace & Co. environmental crimes trial are under way in U.S. District Court in Missoula.


GoGo Finder helps you fill up your spring, summer

Plenty of events, concerts and other diversions are awating you through the greater Northwest.


Fort Missoula headlines historical sites in Montana’s cultural mecca

Late author-poet John Updike called Missoula, Mont., the Paris of the 1990s. A decade of so later, Missoula remains the cultural mecca of the Treasure State.


Treasure exhibit opens this summer in Bozeman

Gold galleons, buried jewels and plundered booty: no summer vacation should be without a good treasure hunt! This summer, Bozeman, Montana’s Museum of the Rockies provides the tools and tutorials …


On the Dinosaur Trail

An hour northwest of Great Falls, Mont., rests one of the most important discoveries in paleontology. It was 1978 and Marion Brandvold was walking through the rolling hills of Bynum, …


Montana takes shot at federal gun control

HELENA – Montana is trying to trigger a battle over gun control – and perhaps make a larger point about what many folks in this ruggedly independent state regard as …


Grace asbestos trial under way again

MISSOULA – Testimony in the W.R. Grace environmental crimes trial resumed Tuesday after a federal judge refused to dismiss charges alleging the company and four former executives knowingly concealed health …


Grace judge slams prosecutors

MISSOULA – The federal judge considering motions to dismiss charges in the W.R. Grace asbestos case told prosecutors Monday that they “presented discombobulated allegations and you don’t understand the evidence …


Judge to hear dismissal motion in Grace case

A federal judge in Missoula planned a hearing Monday on a motion to end the W.R. Grace trial, in which the company and five former executives are accused of knowingly …


Grace judge excludes prosecutors’ exhibits

MISSOULA – The judge in the environmental crimes trial of W.R. Grace and Co. has excluded all but seven of the 53 exhibits that prosecutors recently submitted as evidence. Columbia, …


Grace tried to make products safe, witness says

MISSOULA – Defense attorneys in the W.R. Grace & Co. criminal trial sought to emphasize Thursday in cross-examining a government witness that former Grace executives, through research and product testing, …


Grace judge weighs disputed testimony

MISSOULA – The federal judge in the W.R. Grace & Co. trial said Wednesday that a key government witness may have perjured himself. “He came as close as I would …


Report: Pilot asked to divert, gave no reason

A preliminary report released Thursday on the Montana plane crash that killed 14 people two weeks ago said the pilot twice asked air traffic controllers to divert from the flight’s …


Pair of Montana Democrats may be gun lobby’s best allies

HELENA – Two Montana Democrats are leading the charge against gun control – and forcing former political foes to recognize that Democrats could be their strongest allies while the party …


Former employee helped delay asbestos studies

A former W.R. Grace & Co. executive has testified that he helped the company delay a federal health study of the Libby vermiculite mine.


Former Grace chemist: Tremolite sickened hamsters

A former chemist for W.R. Grace & Co. says he oversaw a 1976 study in which hamsters were injected with asbestos-laced vermiculite from Libby.


W.R. Grace tested vermiculite on hamsters, chemist testifies

MISSOULA – A former chemist for W.R. Grace & Co. told jurors Tuesday that he oversaw a 1976 study in which hamsters were injected with asbestos-laced vermiculite from Libby. Over …


Ex-Grace chemist: tremolite sickened hamsters

MISSOULA — A former chemist for W.R. Grace & Co. told jurors Tuesday that he oversaw a 1976 study in which hamsters were injected with asbestos-laced vermiculite from Libby.


Grace trial delayed by juror’s illness

A juror’s illness delayed the W.R. Grace & Co. environmental crimes trial Monday but with the jury absent, defense lawyers sought to exclude the expert testimony of another government witness.