Stories tagged: Montana
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.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Relentless winter brings state of emergency to Montana reservations
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.
Feds provide $7.5 million to Montana through coal program
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.
Montana teen pleads not guilty to bringing gun to school
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.
Group sues Montana judge for asking for immigrant’s arrest
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 banning indoor vaping
Montana counties are starting to ban indoor vaping under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
Montana teacher denies rape charge, trial set for June
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.
Montana state crime lab chemist charged with stealing meth
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.
Search effort increases for Montana skier missing for a week
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 criminal charges dismissed after evidence theft
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. lands agency makeover would diminish D.C.’s power
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.
Montana seeks marketing injunction against OxyContin maker
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.
Yellowstone begins capturing bison to reduce population
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court awards damages in Montana-Wyoming water dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the state of Wyoming to pay Montana over $38,000 in damages and interest and $67,000 in court costs in a long-running dispute over water …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Billings drug evidence missing, felony cases affected
A Billings Police Department evidence technician has been fired after drug evidence went missing from the department’s evidence storage, affecting numerous criminal cases, Police Chief Rich St. John said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 11:02 a.m.
Agency managing vast U.S. lands experiences year of upheaval
A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Citing risks, Montana says no to 2018 grizzly hunting season
Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission decided Thursday to skip a 2018 grizzly bear hunting season, citing pending lawsuits and a wish to move cautiously as the species nears recovery.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
Remains of damaged Glacier chalet hold up under record snows
A conservation group says the stone walls of a historic chalet at Glacier National Park that were severely damaged in a wildlfire last summer are holding up despite record snowfalls.