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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Better Business Bureau shutters Spokane office, lays off sales staff

The Better Business Bureau of Spokane closed its doors Monday and laid off most of its sales staff, a company spokesman said.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Wintry blast closes schools, plunges temperatures in Rockies

Some schools in Montana took their earliest snow day in memory Monday after a blizzard dumped several feet of snow, while plunging temperatures threatened crops across other parts of the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Snowstorm hits northern Rocky Mountains; Montana gets brunt

Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow.


Search unsuccessful for injured grizzly involved in fourth mauling

A grizzly bear that attacked an Ohio archery hunter on Tuesday was apparently injured when the man fired several rounds from a handgun, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlife & …


September trip of the month: Bumming around Blodgett

Four hours from Spokane, Montana’s Blodgett Canyon offers the magic and adventure of the Cascades. All without the crowds. On Labor Day a friend and I canceled our Cascade plans, …


Packing out game meat — that’s what friends are for

Have deer gotten heavier, or am I just getting weaker? That question was rhetorical. I don’t want you to tell me how weak I am.


Another hunter mauled by grizzly in southwestern Montana

A fourth hunter has been injured by a grizzly bear in less than 10 days in the Gravelly Mountains in southwestern Montana.


Montana offers free CWD testing

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance this year in high-priority areas in parts of northern, western and southern Montana, primarily from hunter-harvested animals.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

Montana hailstorm slaughters 11,000 birds

Thousands of birds were killed on Aug. 11 when a destructive hailstorm lashed regions northwest of Billings. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the supercell thunderstorm “killed and maimed …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Army veteran pleads not guilty in anthem assault on teen

An Army veteran pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 13-year-old boy who the suspect said refused to remove his hat during the national anthem at a rodeo in Montana.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Man in anthem attack convinced Trump ordered it, lawyer says

A Montana man charged with assaulting a 13-year-old boy who refused to remove his hat during the national anthem believed he was doing what President Donald Trump wanted him to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Prosecutor: Montana man body-slammed boy after national anthem snub

A 39-year-old man is facing an assault charge after Montana authorities say he threw a 13-year-old boy to the ground at a rodeo because the teenager didn’t remove his hat …


Montana teen allegedly assaulted for disrespect to national anthem; released from Sacred Heart

A thirteen-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted on Saturday at the Mineral County fairgrounds by a man who claimed he was disrespecting the national anthem, KPAX reported.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Senators to introduce bipartisan wildfire bill

Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and …


Pilot flying to Felts Field makes emergency landing on Idaho freeway with no damage to plane

A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.


Still paddling at 87: Montana man kayaks Smith River

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Bullock reports $2M in contributions for his White House bid

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is reporting more than $2 million in contributions during the second quarter of the year for his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.


Montana Rail Link gets $3.5M grant to design safety system

Montana Rail Link has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to design a safety system for a railway between southern Montana and northern Idaho.


When seeking bison, start with Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley

For spectacular wildlife viewing, there’s nothing quite like the annual bison breeding season in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley in late July and August.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Reader photo: Where the buffalo sleep

Mike Gass took this photo of a resting American bison in the National Bison Range, a wildlife refuge in Montana. In the background are the snow-covered Mission Mountains.


Famed Montanan fossil of a T. rex headed to the nation’s capital

A long time ago, in a part of this state that is now arid desert but was then humid swampland, an egg hatched. It was the beginning of an epoch-spanning …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Remains of missing Spokane man from 2017 found in Montana

Authorities have found the remains of a Spokane man who disappeared after a 2017 car crash in Montana.


Pedaling perfection: Cycling Montana’s Going-to-the-Sun Road

With temperatures in the low 70s under bluebird skies, I found myself climbing the iconic


Racist podcaster still sending hateful robocalls, this time in Georgia

A racist robocall that circulated last week in the Atlanta, Georgia, area appears to be the work of a white supremacist who recently moved from Sandpoint to Libby, Montana.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming …


Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana joins Democratic presidential field

Montana Governor Steve Bullock said he will run for president in 2020, becoming the 22nd Democratic candidate vying for the party’s nomination and positioning himself as a centrist able to …


Montana ranchers share the landscape with grizzlies

Ranching families are sharing the southwestern Montana landscape with grizzly bears, with some help from students. The Tom Miner Basin Association works on projects to promote places where livestock and …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Montana governor Steve Bullock signs sports betting bill

Montana has become the first state this year to authorize sports betting. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the Montana State Lottery to oversee wagering on sports through …


Bald eagle died of lead poisoning in Montana’s Glacier Park

A bald eagle found dead in Montana’s Glacier National Park died of lead poisoning.


Brown trout, sauger thriving in Bighorn River

One of Montana’s premier trout fishing streams, the