Stories tagged: Montana
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Crews hold Montana fire line ahead of red-flag warning
Fire crews are holding the line near Seeley Lake, but potential problems are in the forecast with wind gusts expected to kick up the flames that are threatening the town.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Black bear put down after visit to Billings neighborhood
A cinnamon-colored black bear was captured and euthanized after wandering through a Billings neighborhood eating apples and visiting Beartooth Elementary School.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Smoke from wildfires forces closure of lodge in Glacier park
Smoke from wildfires has led Xanterra Parks and Resorts to close Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park for the season.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Anti-transgender initiative sponsors rebuffed by high court
The Montana Supreme Court says it doesn’t need to hear from the sponsors of a proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative to decide whether the measure can go on the ballot.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Text messages as public records emerges as new Montana issue
Montana government leaders plan to create rules for when and how to preserve text messages after a news organization’s public-records request exposed the lack of a policy to retain the …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
New evacuations ordered on western Montana wildfires
Law enforcement officers have ordered new evacuations near two western Montana wildfires.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Specialist helps law enforcement with investigation trauma
Court records say two bodies were discovered in chemical-filled plastic tubs in the basement of a Montana home, and that detectives found knives and an ax covered in blood and …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Sale of Interior secretary’s motor home raises $25K question
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s dormant congressional campaign committee recently sold a 2004 motor home at a steep discount to an old friend in the Montana Legislature.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Wildfire forces more evacuations in Montana
About two dozen residences in Lewis and Clark County have been evacuated as wildfires continue to burn around Montana.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Montana confirms first West Nile virus cases of the season
The first human cases of West Nile virus this season have been reported in four Montana counties.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Montana man pleads no contest to cruelty after horse dies
A Montana man has pleaded no contest to a felony charge of animal cruelty after his horse died from an injury.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
Rate of meth use in Montana drunken-driving cases stabilizes
The Montana State Crime Laboratory says the rate of methamphetamine use in drunken-driving cases stabilized last year after several years of increases.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Montana congressman Gianforte booked after assault conviction
Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has been photographed and fingerprinted after pleading guilty to assaulting a reporter on the eve of the special election that put him in office.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Fire burns outside Montana capital city; evacuations ordered
A lightning-caused wildfire in western Montana prompted evacuations just outside the capital city of Helena on Thursday, and some residents on the south side of the community were told to …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Governor removes chairman of Parks and Recreation board
Montana’s governor has removed the chairman of the State Parks and Recreation Board, asked the vice chairwoman to resign and is directing the new board to focus on the long-term …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Heifer in Montana herd tests positive for brucellosis
A heifer has tested positive for the disease brucellosis on a Montana ranch near Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Interior, Agriculture secretaries to visit Montana wildfire
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue plan to visit a Montana wildfire command post Thursday as dozens of blazes rage across the western U.S.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Bank robbery charges filed against ‘AK-47 bandit’ suspect
Robbery charges have been filed in Nebraska against a man suspected of being the “AK-47 bandit,” who investigators believe robbed banks in five states.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Bears near U.S.-Canada border merit endangered status, judge rules
A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Indiana man charged with abusing 14-year-old Montana girl
A 29-year-old Indiana man who started a crowdfunding site to raise money so he could travel to Montana to be with his 14-year-old “fiancee” is charged with felony sexual abuse …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Judge orders Montana congressman Gianforte photographed, fingerprinted
Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Some evacuation orders lifted on western Montana fire
Some evacuation orders have been lifted on a western Montana wildfire that blew up last week, destroying two homes and eight outbuildings. However residents allowed to return are still asked …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Nearly all of Montana is in or trending toward drought
Nearly all of Montana is experiencing drought or trending toward drought, fueling wildfires and costing farmers millions of dollars.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Former teacher hopes to reunite with students for eclipse
About 15 years ago, while Tom Stahley was teaching science at Skyview High School, he got an idea.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Montana wildfire grows, destroys 2 homes
A wildfire has destroyed two homes in Montana after jumping control lines.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Montana’s unemployment rate holds at 3.9 percent in July
Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent in July.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
City of Helena removes Confederate memorial
Montana’s capital city on Friday removed a memorial to Confederate soldiers that has been in a public park since 1916 after officials deemed it a threat to public safety in …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Helena commission orders removal of Confederate fountain
The Helena City Commission ordered the removal of a Confederate memorial during an administrative meeting Wednesday.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Montana wildfire fund nearly used up, fires continue to rage
Montana’s firefighting fund could run out by the end of the week, the state’s budget director acknowledged Wednesday, forcing officials to draw money from emergency reserves to keep crews and …