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Former Montana Supreme Court Justice Bill Hunt dies at 92

Former Montana Supreme Court Justice William “Bill” Hunt Sr. has died. He was 92.


Montana settles ex-player’s claim; wont’ revive rape case

The state decided to settle claims that the University of Montana mishandled the investigation of a former school quarterback accused of rape rather than reopen the widely publicized case, an …


Montana mine gets conditional approval due to water worries

Montana environmental regulators have partially approved a major silver and copper mine proposed beneath a federal wilderness area, casting uncertainty over the $500 million project near the Idaho border.


Asbestos-contaminated Montana town has cleanup plan approved

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given final approval to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have died due to asbestos …


Yellowstone bison slaughter won’t be halted by judge

A federal judge has denied a request to halt the planned capture and slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.


Montana lab to focus on Zika virus research

A Montana lab has been studying the Zika virus since it began spreading in Brazil last November.


4.1 earthquake recorded in western Montana

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a preliminary 4.1 magnitude earthquake in western Montana.


Yellowstone sued over bison slaughter restrictions

A wildlife advocate and a freelance journalist sued the National Park Service on Tuesday to gain access to a program that ships Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter.


College basketball roundup: Hodgins’ put-back gives EWU women win over Montana

Delaney Hodgins’ offensive rebound and put-back with 1 second left gave the Eastern Washington women a 67-65 come-from-behind victory over Montana in Big Sky Conference play Saturday at Reese Court …


Big Sky men’s basketball: Montana State tops Northern Arizona in overtime

Tyler Hall scored five of his 16 points in overtime to help Montana State rally for a 73-72 victory over Northern Arizona.


Editorial: Political influence is a public concern

Montana case provides a rare peek into the shadowy world of anonymous political contributions. It’s a glimpse that should be everyday occurrence.


Romar surprised by margin of Washington victory over Montana

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was surprised by his team’s performance Saturday against Montana. But, it was an extremely pleasant surprise.


Gonzaga men can’t rest easy with Montana

Prior to the season Gonzaga rolled out a catchy promotional video with current and past players stating, “I have unfinished business” after last year’s team reached the Elite Eight, matching …


Jacksonville State is top seed in FCS playoffs

Three Big Sky Conference football teams _ league champion Southern Utah plus Montana and Portland State _ are in the field for the FCS playoffs.


Big Sky football: Southern Utah clinches conference title

Ammon Olson tied a career high with five touchdown passes on Saturday to lead Southern Utah past Northern Arizona 49-41 in Cedar City, Utah, clinching the Big Sky Conference title …


Women’s soccer: Idaho edges Montana, will play for Big Sky championship

The Idaho women’s soccer team had a 2-0 lead within the first few minutes and the Vandals held on to beat Montana 3-2 in a Big Sky Tournament semifinal match …


Men’s basketball: Montana tops Whitworth in exhibition game

Walter Wright scored a game-high 31 points and Montana used a 16-0 run midway through the second half to get past Whitworth 83-64 in a men’s basketball exhibition game Tuesday …


Big Sky roundup: Portland State edges Cal Poly 38-35

Alex Kuresa accounted for four touchdowns and Jonathan Gonzales kicked a 27-yard field goal with 33 seconds left to lift Portland State past Cal Poly 38-35 Saturday night in San …


Greg Lee column: Former assistant coach Henry Hamill master offensive line coach with a big heart

Former Lake City and Coeur d’Alene offensive line coach Henry Hamill often needled defensive assistants.


Bears dying along Montana roads in search of food

Wildlife officials say there has been a surge of bear deaths along Montana highways as more bears have been making their way down to river valleys in search of food …


Big Sky roundup: Kealamakia’s kick sends Weber State to 24-21 overtime-win over Montana

When Josh Kealamakia’s kick sailed through the uprights at Washington-Grizzly Stadium Saturday in Missoula to give Weber State at 24-21 overtime victory over Montana, Wildcats coach Jay Hill had only …


Big Sky roundup: Coeur d’Alene’s Chad Chalich leads Montana to win

Chad Chalich overcame a slow start to pass for 265 yards and three touchdowns, leading Montana to a 27-13 win over UC Davis on Saturday in Davis, California. Chalich (Coeur …


Big Sky roundup: Cal Poly stuns Montana with late field goal

Alex Vega nailed a 48-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to give Cal Poly a season-opening 20-19 nonconference win over Montana on Saturday in Missoula. The Grizzlies (1-1) took …


Glacier National Park wildfire destroys historic cabin

A fast-moving wildfire in Glacier National Park torched a car and a historic cabin and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the Montana park’s most popular roadway while officials …


Warm June has western Montana anglers scrambling to enjoy good conditions

Western Montana anglers have reported some of the best early summer fishing they’ve seen in years in the past week, but they’re bracing for an early end of the season, …


Ivan Doig, Montana-bred author of ‘This House of Sky,’ dies at 75

Ivan Doig, an award-winning author of 16 books, died Thursday in his Seattle home after a long illness. He was 75. Doig was in some critical ways much like the …


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Eastern women fall short against Montana

The Eastern Washington Eagles had plenty of swagger entering their Big Sky Conference women’s basketball semifinal against host Montana, but it slipped away in a 55-51 defeat that was the …


Hunters serve as main source of coyote management year round

Wolves killing livestock usually grabs people’s attentions, but coyotes have had a much wider impact. According to published reports, wolves killed 120 sheep in Montana in 2008.


Eagles embrace ‘second season’

The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team would love to repeat history when it takes on Northern Arizona today in the Big Sky Conference tournament in Missoula. The No. 4 seed …


Big Sky basketball: Idaho overcomes Montana in double overtime

Connor Hill fell short in his five previous career tries at the Montana Grizzlies. Maybe the most agonizing setback occurred at Memorial Gym last season, when Montana pulled out a …