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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on U.S. land

The Trump administration on Wednesday will approve a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, federal officials told the Associated Press, pushing the …


Montana makes changes to 2020 licenses system

Montana hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1.


Idaho miner helps rediscover lawless Bitterroot boomtown seemingly lost to history

High in the Bitterroot Mountains, 100 miles from Spokane, a long-forgotten Old West legacy “boot hill” is sparking new interest. The Taft Cemetery – the only remnant of one of …


Warm December means slow ski season start in western Montana

A relatively warm and dry December has made for a slow start to the season for many Montana ski areas MISSOULA, Mont. – A relatively warm and dry December has …


The scary science behind chronic wasting disease

There are a couple of the scary facts about chronic wasting disease worthy of a horror novel written by Stephen King.


Suspect in Montana casino shooting had long criminal history

A Montana man connected to a casino shooting that left three people dead had a long criminal history and was being sought by police before the attack.


Weyerhaeuser to sell Montana timberland for $145 million

Weyerhaeuser’s three manufacturing facilities in Montana won’t be affected by the sale, the company said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

3 dead in Montana casino shooting, suspect killed by police

An overnight shooting Tuesday at a Montana casino left three people dead and another person injured and the suspect was later tracked down and killed by police, officials said.


Montana begins crafting plan to prevent bovine tuberculosis outbreak

If an influx of wild hogs, outbreaks of brucellosis in elk or the slow spread of chronic wasting disease in Montana’s deer, elk and moose wasn’t already enough to worry …


Stolen Montana pit bull to make cross-country trip back home

A pit bull that was stolen from its owner in Montana and taken across the country to West Virginia is on its way back home, thanks to a microchip and …


Commenting begins on regulations for Madison River

Montana officials have put out for public review a suite of potential regulations for one of the state’s busiest rivers.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Democrat Steve Bullock ends struggling presidential campaign

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday, becoming the third Western governor boasting executive experience and a Washington-outsider appeal to flame out in the contest.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Montana town’s toxic-waste battle reaches high court

After more than a decade of court battles, the Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear residents’ case against the property’s current owner. Theirs is more than just a David vs. …


Wandering grizzly circles back in Montana

The wandering grizzly bear that spent the summer in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area has turned its trek into a loop.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Montana finds first wild elk CWD case

Montana officials have found the state’s first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in wild elk.


North Dakota State lands top seed in FCS playoffs; EWU left out

The NCAA Division I playoff selection committee spread the wealth in the 24-team FCS playoff pairings that were announced Sunday. Seven of the 10 conferences involved had multiple qualifiers in …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Study: Yellowstone bison mow, fertilize their own grass

A study of grazing in Yellowstone National Park found that bison essentially mow and fertilize their own food. This allows them to graze in one area for two to three …


Northwest Montana grizzly deaths spur pushback

The mortality rate of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana has prompted a group of bear researchers to challenge whether the grizzly should be removed from federal protection.


This ski spot in Montana offers a perfectly powdered mountain, minus a steep price

Long before they were covered in luxury condos, boutique outdoor clothing stores and latte-spinning coffee shops, good ski hills needed two things: a lift and a lodge.


Fewer Yellowstone wolves equals no wolf-on-wolf deaths

For the first time in 24 years, Yellowstone National Park’s wolf project staff found no evidence in 2018 of wolves killing each other.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Jamaican citizens sue exclusive Yellowstone Club over wages

Five Jamaican citizens who were recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich just north of Yellowstone National Park say they and more than 100 other Jamaicans …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Walleye ‘catch and kill’ regulations instituted in Montana

All walleye caught on the Thompson chain of lakes in Lincoln County must be killed immediately and the entire fish turned over to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks under an …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Bomb scare at Montana school turns out to be false alarm

Authorities evacuated an elementary school in Montana’s capital city on Tuesday after officials found what they thought were the remnants of a homemade bomb, but it turned out to be …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

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

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

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.