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Stories tagged: Montana

Tornado wreaks havoc in Billings

BILLINGS – A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena in Billings on Sunday evening also tore through businesses, damaging a bar and a casino and leaving just …

Tornado rips businesses, arena in Billings

A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena Sunday evening also tore through businesses, damaging a bar and a casino and leaving just the walls of an auto …

Man mauled after smoking pot can get workers comp

A worker who was mauled feeding the bears at a tourist attraction near Glacier National Park is eligible for workers’ compensation even though he smoked marijuana that morning, a judge …

Montana wolf kills authorized after miniature horse deaths

MISSOULA — State wildlife officials have authorized killing a pack of wolves that killed four miniature horses near St. Regis.

Mont. court: State law doesn’t prevent assisted suicide

The Montana Supreme Court said Thursday that nothing in state law prevents patients from seeking physician-assisted suicide, making Montana the third state that will allow the procedure.

Rumsfeld buys Montana ranch south of Butte

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his wife have purchased a 940-acre ranch on the Big Hole River in Montana’s Madison County, his spokesman confirmed Thursday.

Montana’s hot spot

As the Western Montana air gets colder, steam clouds grow larger above the outdoor pools at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Because even when the temperature drops below freezing, the pools …

Libby official alleges EPA fraud

BILLINGS – A city councilman in Libby said Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency owes the asbestos-plagued Superfund community $2 million for the demolition of several contaminated buildings. The city-owned …

Griz find winner

MISSOULA – Beau Baldwin was hoping the flattering comments he made about the University of Montana football program earlier in the week would not prove prophetic on Saturday. That wasn’t …

Nichols’ ache won’t go away

MISSOULA – Say, about that NCAA appeal … Uh, never mind.

Montana AG launches probe of jail deal

Montana’s attorney general launched an investigation Thursday into a California company that wants to take over an empty jail in the rural city of Hardin, following revelations that the company’s …

GoGo Finder helps you find what you are searching for

Here’s the skinny on upcoming activities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and more.

Get excited about Western Montana fall activities

Even though summer seems to have passed quickly, there’s still a lot of time to travel, especially if you’re looking for affordable getaways in Western Montana.

Idaho’s new hunt

More than 15,000 hunters have purchased tags for the first authorized wolf hunts in some 80 years in Idaho and Montana. Experts say few of these hunters are likely to …

First wolf kill of Montana season reported

HELENA, Mont. — State wildlife officials have received the first report of a wolf killed in the hunting season that began Tuesday.

Grayling quest is arctic event

Finally, after years of trying, I have completed my Quest for the Holy Grayling. Catching the elusive arctic grayling has long been near the top of my life list of …

Fall in the Saddle—Montana by horseback

The fall colors of Montana, rubicund, sienna and palomino gold, glisten, under the Big Sky, which itself is an atmospheric hue of well-worn denim, stretched over mountains, meadows, lakes and …

Wolf hunting just one facet of management, experts say

Some tough love – including regulated hunting – is needed to carve a permanent niche for wolves reintroduced to the Northern Rocky Mountains, say leading wolf authorities in this region …

Wolves kill 120 sheep near Dillon, Mont.

DILLON, Mont. — Wolves killed 122 buck sheep in a pasture south of Dillon earlier this month, surpassing the number of sheep killed by wolves in the entire state in …

Glacier park officials to kill aggressive grizzly

KALISPELL, Mont. — Glacier National Park’s bear management team has decided to kill a 17-year-old female grizzly bear that has become overly familiar with people and relocate her yearling cubs …

In brief: Final Grace trial charges dropped

MISSOULA – Federal prosecutors Monday moved to dismiss charges against the final defendant in the Libby asbestos trial, a month after a Montana jury acquitted several of his former co-workers. …

Spokane man pleads not guilty in Mont. robberies

MISSOULA — A 21-year-old Spokane man charged with three armed robberies at a Walgreen’s pharmacy in Missoula earlier this year has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.

Paleontologist gets 60 days for stealing bones

BILLINGS — Amateur paleontologist Nathan Murphy, whose discovery of the world’s best-preserved dinosaur made him a leading name in the for-profit fossil industry, will serve 60 days in jail for …

Montana’s proud to have nothing to offer

Montana’s state tourism board is trying to make something out of nothing. Its tourism agency, Travel Montana, will spend $800,000 this year to place ads in glossy magazines extolling the …

Jury acquits Grace, executives in asbestos case

W.R. Grace & Co. and three former executives were acquitted Friday of federal charges that they knowingly allowed Libby residents to be exposed to asbestos from the company’s vermiculite mine …

Closing arguments begin in asbestos trial

Closing arguments in the W.R. Grace & Co. environmental crimes trial are under way in U.S. District Court in Missoula.

GoGo Finder helps you fill up your spring, summer

Plenty of events, concerts and other diversions are awating you through the greater Northwest.

Fort Missoula headlines historical sites in Montana’s cultural mecca

Late author-poet John Updike called Missoula, Mont., the Paris of the 1990s. A decade of so later, Missoula remains the cultural mecca of the Treasure State.

Treasure exhibit opens this summer in Bozeman

Gold galleons, buried jewels and plundered booty: no summer vacation should be without a good treasure hunt! This summer, Bozeman, Montana’s Museum of the Rockies provides the tools and tutorials …

On the Dinosaur Trail

An hour northwest of Great Falls, Mont., rests one of the most important discoveries in paleontology. It was 1978 and Marion Brandvold was walking through the rolling hills of Bynum, …