Stories tagged: Montana
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 2:19 P.M.
Montana ski town roiled by white supremacist ‘troll army’
The ski resort town of Whitefish, 6,600 people strong in a valley just west of Glacier National Park about 60 miles from the Canadian border, is an unlikely flashpoint between …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 12:39 P.M.
Forest Service approves Red Lodge Mountain land swap
The U.S. Forest Service has approved a land exchange between the Custer Gallatin National Forest and Red Lodge Mountain.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
Whitefish school bus overturns on icy road
There were no serious injuries when a Whitefish School District bus slid off an icy road and overturned on its side in northwest Montana.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
Autopsy set for Oregon inmate serving time in Montana prison
Officials say an autopsy will be performed on a Montana State Prison inmate who died at a hospital in Missoula.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 12:33 P.M.
Gold coins found in Salvation Army kettles around region
A Salvation Army worker has found a gold coin amid contributions collected in Montana.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:56 A.M.
No new invasive mussels found in Montana waters
A preliminary report suggests that invasive mussels have not moved into Montana water bodies beyond the Missouri River Basin.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 8:06 A.M.
Montana land swap deal OK’d despite pushback from trail group
A controversial land swap deal between the state and a private company in southern Montana has been approved.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 11:53 A.M.
Montana rail yard responds to 7,000-gallon fuel spill
Environmental remediation specialists are cleaning up a diesel fuel spill at a Missoula rail yard.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 1:38 P.M.
Zinke appointment exposes potential flaw in state law
Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke’s decision to join President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet has exposed a potential constitutional flaw in the first test of a new state law on filling vacancies in …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 1:19 P.M.
Montana says copper mine permit application is deficient
Montana environmental officials say a permit application for a proposed copper mine near a Smith River tributary is deficient.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 9:56 A.M.
Supreme Court reverses forced medication order
The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a forced medication order for a 72-year-old woman with biopolar disorder who was involuntarily committed to the state psychiatric hospital in October 2015.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 8:57 A.M.
Search continues, man believed missing in Yellowstone River
Stillwater County officials planned to continue a search Thursday for a man believed missing in the Yellowstone River near Columbus.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 8:37 A.M.
Trump picks Montana Rep. Zinke for interior post
President-elect Donald Trump has officially chosen Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as his interior secretary.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 8:44 A.M.
Yellowstone to open for winter season
Yellowstone National Park is opening its roads to the public for snow vehicle travel this week.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 11:21 A.M.
Goose treated after drinking toxic mining pit water dies
A snow goose that was captured and treated last week after drinking the acidic waters of the Berkeley Pit has died and another is still recovering.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 10:45 A.M.
Montana incest sentence ‘reprehensible’ but no way to appeal
Montana’s attorney general’s office says it cannot find legal grounds to challenge a “reprehensible” 60-day jail sentence for a man who raped his 12-year-old daughter.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 9:01 A.M.
Butte couple charged with forcing mother to panhandle
A Butte couple faces felony elder abuse charges for reportedly forcing a developmentally disabled 65-year-old woman to panhandle.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 7:54 A.M.
Skier dies in southwestern Montana avalanche
A skier was killed in an avalanche in southwestern Montana.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 10:10 A.M.
Stillwater Mining Co., owner of Montana mining operation, being sold to South Africa company for $2.2 billion
Stillwater Mining Co. officials say the company will be acquired by South Africa’s Sibanye Gold Limited for $2.2 billion.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 8:39 A.M.
Hunters urged not to eat geese in area of toxic pit mine
Wildlife officials are urging hunters who killed snow geese in the Butte and Dillon areas to wait to eat the meat because the birds might have landed in the contaminated …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 2:03 P.M.
Riverstone completes $1.8 billion buyout of Talen Energy, co-owner of Montana’s Costrip power plant
Riverstone Holdings LLC has completed its $1.8 billion purchase of Talen Energy Corp., the Pennsylvania company that is the operator and co-owner of Montana’s Colstrip power plant.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 8:37 A.M.
Judge keeps Superfund cleanup talks in Montana secret
A judge says he won’t open to the public the long-running secret negotiations on the cleanup of the nation’s largest Superfund site.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:07 P.M.
Judge rules to reopen marijuana dispensaries immediately
A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries to reopen after a three-month hiatus by ruling that a drafting error in a voter-approved ballot initiative should …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 10:32 A.M.
Former owner of restaurant group faces bank fraud charges
The former owner of a regional restaurant group has denied federal bank fraud and money laundering charges.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 10:27 A.M.
Judge rules to reopen marijuana dispensaries immediately
A judge has ruled that a voter initiative that will re-open Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries should take effect immediately.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 7:55 A.M.
Police officer convicted of assaulting man after car crash
An East Helena police officer accused of punching a 70-year-old man after a car crash has been convicted of misdemeanor assault.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 12:28 P.M.
Elections results for Marsy’s Law have been certified
The state Board of Canvassers on Monday certified voter passage of a constitutional initiative that establishes certain rights for crime victims, without stating when it takes effect.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 8:29 A.M.
Avalanche warning in effect for mountains near Cooke City
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains near Cooke City, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone along with the Southern Madison and …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 9:46 P.M.
July 1 start date sought for Montana crime victim rights law
The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana and representatives of city and county governments on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to declare that a voter-passed initiative establishing crime victims’ …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing …