Stories tagged: Montana
Sat., April 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Montana’s plan to fight spread of fatal wildlife disease gets stricter
Montana’s wildlife agency will be even more aggressive in fighting chronic wasting disease, according to a
Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
Snowmelt floods roads, fields in much of northern Montana
Runoff from a winter that approached or exceeded record snowfall across much of Montana is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks much of …
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
Heavy, wet snow causes flooding in Montana
A fast-moving snowstorm flooded farm fields and washed out roads in Montana.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
Former U.S. Sen. John Melcher of Montana dies at 93
Former U.S. Sen. John Melcher, a Montana Democrat who narrowly lost a bid for a third term in 1988 just days after a wilderness bill he championed was vetoed, has …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
Montana snowplowing costs rise as winter weather continues
Officials say the cost of plowing Montana roads has been higher than average and is continuing to rise as winter weather persists.
Thu., April 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
Nordic Paralympians train in Bozeman to great success
In early March, some Bozeman residents took additional pride in the performance of athletes competing in the 2018 Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 5:50 p.m.
Montana officer kills man at casino who had pellet gun
A police officer shot and killed a man authorities said was waving a black pellet gun and threatening patrons inside a casino early Tuesday – the second fatal shooting by …
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Nevada governor joins in opposition to Trump border plan
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the latest governor to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposal to send thousands of National Guard members to the Mexico border to help fight illegal immigration …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
Mining exec: ‘bad actor’ label is bid to delay Montana mines
The head of an Idaho mining company said Friday that Montana officials appeared to be seeking to delay two mines proposed for a remote wilderness area by designating him a …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Jill Barta ready for next step after memorable Gonzaga women’s basketball career
Jill Barta has a message for Gonzaga women’s basketball fans: Please try to understand.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
U.S. government sues Montana county over drinking water system
The U.S. government has asked a judge to approve an agreement with Beaverhead County to upgrade a small Montana community’s drinking water system after years of finding excessive contamination and …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
Hecla Mining sues Montana over ‘bad actor’ decision
Hecla Mining Co. subidiaries sued Montana environmental regulators on Friday for deeming the company and its president as “bad actors” who should pay for cleanups at several polluted sites before …
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.
Montana says Hecla, CEO violated ‘bad actor’ law
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 approve ban on indoor vaping
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.
Minnesota company to build wind farm in central Montana
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.
Lawmakers to investigate Montana’s confidential settlements
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.
Former tribal officer guilty of stealing drugs from evidence
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.
Former UM student charged with attempted deliberate homicide
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.
Montana mining companies work to avoid another geese die-off
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.
Whitefish soccer company finds global success
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.
Agency reports snowpack to be above normal in Montana
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.
DNA evidence links Montana killing to convicted murderer
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.
Montana judge: Insurer liable in $43M asbestos settlement
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.
DNA evidence links Montana killing to convicted murderer
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.
Winds of change: What will power the Northwest’s future?
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.
Montana reservation braces for fuel shortage, flooding
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.
Montana man who embezzled from construction firm sentenced
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.
Simulation aims to show what it’s like to live in poverty
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.
Missoula company aims to dominate backcountry navigation
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.
Relentless winter conditions pose risks for Montana cattle
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.