Stories tagged: Montana
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Montana dormitory stabilization efforts to begin next month
Stabilization efforts on the remains of a historic Montana dormitory that was severely damaged by an Aug. 31 wildfire are expected to get underway next month.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Crews clean up coal, derailed train cars in NW Montana
Crews are removing 31 mangled rail cars and more than 3,500 tons of coal along a 200-foot section of riverbank on the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir in northwestern Montana.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Montana geologist finds new Bitterroot fault line
A mapping method used to look at floodplains in the Bitterroot Valley turned up something unexpected: a new fault line that just might cross under the Lake Como Dam.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Verizon will keep serving eastern Montana customers for now
Verizon says it will give hundreds of rural customers in eastern Montana more time to switch plans or find a new provider after members of the state’s Congressional delegation objected …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Child protection agency critic charged with stalking worker
A critic of Montana’s child protection agency is charged with using Facebook to stalk one of its caseworkers in violation of a restraining order.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Groups sue to stop mining exploration north of Yellowstone
Opponents of mining outside Yellowstone National Park are challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Researchers launch study to learn effects of wildfire smoke
Scientists are studying the effects hazardous smoke had on residents in and around Seeley Lake due to wildfires that raged in the area.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Montana set to take over deadly asbestos cleanup site
The cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health professionals say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure entered a new phase Thursday as officials turn their focus …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Montana’s average temperature continues to increase, study shows
A Montana climate study found the state’s average temperature continues to increase, winter snowpack is decreasing and the fire and growing seasons are lasting longer while drought conditions are expected …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Montana must rewrite transgender bathroom ballot description
The Montana Supreme Court ordered the state attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms and locker rooms designated for their …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Montana budget director recommends $229 million in spending cuts
The governor’s budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in general fund spending over the next two years to balance the state’s budget due to lower revenues than …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Montana must rewrite ballot language for bathroom initiative
The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to re-write the ballot statement and fiscal note for a ballot initiative that seeks to ask voters if people should use …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Montana high school donates homecoming budget to fire relief
A Montana high school donated all of the money from its homecoming budget for fire relief in the state.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border
The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state’s border with Montana.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Two adults killed in northeastern Montana school bus crash
A pickup truck collided head-on with a school bus in northeastern Montana, killing the drivers of both vehicles and injuring four eighth-graders on their way to Havre for a field …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
15,000 Montana students returning to school after cyber-threats
Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday at Flathead Valley public schools that were closed after several schools received cyber threats from an unknown person.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Council candidate, civic leader Scott Campbell dies
A candidate for Vancouver City Council and one of the region’s most energetic civic leaders, Scott Campbell, died early today at a Salmon Creek hospice center.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats
A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Montana wildfires: Rain and snow help but won’t end season
Rain snow and cold have replaced heat and smoke after about two dry months on Montana’s fire lines, leaving crews scrambling for extra sleeping bags, heaters, coats and long underwear.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
U.S. Senate confirms Billings attorney as Montana’s top cop
The United States Senate has confirmed Billings attorney Kurt Alme as the chief law enforcement officer in Montana.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Campsite-raiding Yellowstone grizzly bear captured, killed
A grizzly bear that has been raiding backcountry campsites and chasing campers in Yellowstone National Park since last year has been captured and killed.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Northwestern Montana school districts close due to threats
More than two dozen public and private schools in a northwestern Montana county canceled classes on Thursday after the school districts received threats via text message.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
Montana mine warns of layoffs after judge blocks expansion
More than 80 miners could be laid off from a central Montana coal mine in coming months after environmentalists successfully sued to halt its expansion, according to mine owner Signal …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Rain, cooler temps could ‘put a dent’ in fire season
Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for later this week may not end Montana’s fire season, but a meteorologist says “it will put a dent in it.”
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Montana official: 8 Family Services’ children died this year
A Montana official says the deaths of eight children who were involved with Child and Family Services have been reported to the state this year.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Legislative committee hears concerns over Medicaid cuts
Montana residents who receive services paid for by Medicaid will suffer greatly, and some may have their lives shortened, if the state health department is allowed to follow through with …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
FEMA approves disaster assistance for 2 more Montana fires
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for two wildfires on northwestern Montana.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Federal assistance approved for 3 more Montana wildfires
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for three large western Montana wildfires.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Big Sky capsules: Eli Dunne’s TD pass in OT gives Northern Iowa 45-38 win over Cal Poly
Eli Dunne threw four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, and Northern Iowa beat Cal Poly 45-38 on Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Montana State considering opening dental school
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Montana State University Faculty Senate is considering a proposal to create a dental school in Bozeman. Faculty members will vote on the issue later this month …