Stories tagged: Montana
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Supco: Opportunity residents can pursue further cleanup
The Montana Supreme Court says residents living within a southwestern Montana Superfund site can move forward with their efforts to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a better …
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Emergency travel only in Missoula, Lewis and Clark counties
Emergency travel only is advised in Missoula and Lewis and Clark counties after a snowstorm caused difficult driving conditions in the Missoula and Helena areas.
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
U.S. officials say they wrongly announced Montana coal mine expansion
U.S. officials said they misspoke when they recently announced their approval of a major coal mine expansion in Montana.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Montana dropping contracted case management services for developmentally disabled
The state health department is ending its contracts with four organizations that provide case management services for 2,100 adults with developmental disabilities, a move that will put about 70 people …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Montana firefighter injured by exploding ammunition
Montana firefighter suffered a wrist injury when he was struck by exploding ammunition while battling a mobile home fire near Lincoln, northwest of Helena.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, noon
Winter storm warning in effect for Montana
A winter storm warning is in effect for much of Montana, calling for significant snowfall as 2017 comes to an end.
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Lawsuit claims Montana school failed to protect student from teacher
The parents of a former student have filed a federal lawsuit against a western Montana school district, claiming school officials did not protect their daughter from being sexually harassed and …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
Missoula man denies another human trafficking charge
A 35-year-old Missoula man who was convicted of forcing his girlfriend into prostitution and is charged with abducting or recruiting other women last year faces another federal charge.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Montana regulators ask utilities to account for tax cuts
Montana regulators want to make sure utility customers benefit from the recently passed tax overhaul that reduces corporate tax rates starting next year.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Montana woman charged with shooting, killing husband
Lincoln County prosecutors say a 62-year-old northwestern Montana woman charged with killing her husband was captured on a video recording mumbling “I shot him” while sitting alone in an interrogation …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Fort Belknap continues push for food sovereignty
A Colorado-based development group has provided a $30,000 grant to promote food sustainability at Montana’s Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Small Montana ski resort opens after last-minute snow boost
A small Montana ski resort is open for the holiday season thanks to a last minute boost from this week’s snow.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Police say 5 people burglarized Montana home after owner’s death
Police in northwest Montana say five people have been arrested and face charges of burglarizing a home after its owner died.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
US approves 60-million ton expansion of Montana coal mine
U.S. officials have approved a 60-million ton expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine that serves one of the largest power plants in the western United States, Interior Secretary Ryan …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Defense: Witness in Montana murder case was under indictment
A psychologist who was the sole defense witness during a Montana man’s first-degree murder trial was indicted on drug charges days before she testified.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Defendants in Montana beheading plead not guilty
Two men have pleaded not guilty in the killing and beheading of a Montana man whose body was found on the outskirts of Billings.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Suit seeks $70M in Montana diocese assets for abuse victims
Representatives of sex abuse victims are suing a Roman Catholic diocese in Montana as part of a bankruptcy action to ensure church assets are available for those abused by church …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Senate advances bills to preserve Montana creek, rename peak
BILLINGS, Mont. – The U.S. Senate has approved measures to protect a creek that flows through south-central Montana and to rename a peak in the southwestern portion of the state. …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Montana delegation seeks support for conservation easement
Montana’s congressional delegation is asking U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke to support a conservation easement on 22,275-acres of private land near the Kootenai National Forest.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Montana judge sanctions state in execution drug case
A judge has sanctioned the state of Montana over its delay in complying with a court demand to turn over documents that could reveal if there was manipulation of an …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
More than 100 deer harvested in first days of Montana CWD special hunt
Hunters harvested at least 107 deer in south central Montana in the first three days of a special hunt, according to a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Plans for Montana wind farm cancelled
An energy company has canceled plans for a wind farm in central Montana, saying a price set by regulators makes the project unfeasible.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Montana dentists fear cuts’ effect on vulnerable patients
Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Supreme Court denies re-sentencing in juvenile murder case
A U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder also applies to Montana cases in which judges used their discretion to hand down the same …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Montana wildlife officials ask Wyoming to stop feeding elk
Montana wildlife officials are asking their Wyoming counterparts to stop feeding elk after chronic wasting disease has appeared in the state.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Police find box containing children’s bones in Missoula home
Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a “person of interest” they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Clinic provides heart attack warning stickers for shovels
BILLINGS, Mont. – Snow shovels for sale at some Billings-area hardware stores have stickers to warn buyers about the symptoms of a heart attack. Billings Clinic provided the stickers, which …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Suspicious 911 call precedes fatal shooting in Great Falls
Police officers in north-central Montana were investigating a suspicious 911 call when a suspect brandished a weapon, leading officers to shoot and kill him.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Montana senator proposes act to subtract from Wilderness Study Areas
Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced the “Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act” to remove more than 700 square miles from the state’s Wilderness Study Areas.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Montana investigators trace origin of illegal fish
Wildlife investigators have used a kind of biological fingerprinting to unravel the origin of a pair of walleye illegally introduced in a northwestern Montana lake.