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Weaver, from Bozeman, Montana, worried about what would happen if the impasse is lengthy. "This is our public land, and we should ... He said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a former Montana congressman, wants to keep Montana's Glacier National Park and Yellowstone open. Most of Yellowstone is in ...
"Montanans can rest assured our state government remains open and our employees stand ready to serve the citizens of our state," he said. "But we can't fool ourselves into thinking this shutdown doesn't matter - we have to send home more Montana National Guard soldiers today than there are members ...

BILLINGS - Men, women, children and dogs took to the streets in downtown Billings for a Montana Women's March on Saturday. The "non-partisan," one-mile "call to action" began at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and North 31st Street near the former Good Earth market. People of all gender, racial, sexual ...
This story is part of The Montana Gap project, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. Back in November, Dan Schuler and the organizing board that puts on the Dutton Fun Day in Dutton, Montana, made a decision that ended more than a generation of tradition at the event.
Amelia Danielle Marquez, a transgender woman who grew up in Billings, spoke about the increasing levels of violence against transgender people. She has faced all forms of discrimination, she said, and Montana's hate crime Statute doesn't cover violence based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
It applies to the first 60,000 barrels of beer produced by brewers who make fewer than 2 million barrels annually, criteria that encompass every brewer in Montana. No brewer in the Flathead Valley makes anywhere close to 60,000 barrels, so every barrel produced locally will see the Excise tax lowered $7 ...
Montana's two U.S. senators pointed blame in different directions over the federal budget impasse on Friday night. Democrat Sen. Jon Tester, left, said Republicans have delayed crucial bills until the last minute, while Republican Sen. Steve Daines claimed Democrats have insisted a controversial ...
special education students from C.R. Anderson Middle school got the chance to learn more about Montana's aquatic wildlife through fishing at the Helena Valley Reservoir on Tuesday. 240 classrooms statewide take part in the Hooked on fishing program offered by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
The Cougars return home from a winning weekend at the USTA National Campus to host regional opponents Montana State and Weber State in a doubleheader this Saturday. BYU (2-0, 0-0 WCC) faces Montana State on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. MST and Weber State at 5 p.m. Both matches will be ...
We also want to continue to support Butte and surrounding communities in an effort to help broaden the impact and reach of the festival into Montana's K-12 and post-secondary education systems in order to showcase the arts not only as an economic driver but also as an academic motivator that boosts ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana State prison has opened a 30-bed chemical dependency treatment program for inmates approaching their release dates. Warden Reginald Michael says the goal is to give inmates the tools they need to cope with the stresses of living in society without relapsing into ...
HELENA - Leaders with the Montana Department of public health and Human Services now believe they will be able to maintain targeted case management services for 3,600 Montanans with developmental disabilities. Four nonprofits - Helena Industries, AWARE, Opportunity Resources and the Central ...
"One thing that's unique about Montana is the emergency notifications are sent out at the local level, so its the responsibility of our local disaster emergency services coordinator to send out those notifications," said Montana Disaster and Emergency Services Response and Recovery Branch manager, Jake ...
Gillette, Wyo. - Coal from the Powder River Basin will soon be on its way to Japan to fuel two new coal gasification plants in Fukushima Prefecture. Gillette, Wyo.-based Cloud Peak Energy, which operates the Spring Creek Mine near Decker, will begin to ship up to 1 million tons of coal a year to Japan ...
flu activity in Montana remains widespread, according to the latest report released Friday by the Montana Department of public health and Human Services. As of the end of the first week of January, 425 new cases were reported in 38 counties, the DPHHS said, and all but three counties have verified at ...

"Wildlife" and "Dark money" were chosen from thousands of submissions, each earning one of only 16 spots in their respective categories: U.S. Dramatic and U.S. Documentary, according to the Montana Department of commerce. "Wildlife," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan and directed by Paul ...
29, 2017, Montana had 22,177 medical marijuana cardholders as compared with 7,785 on Oct. 31, 2016, a 185 percent increase. In 2012 that total was 8,681. Since Oct. 31, 2016, the number of Cascade County cardholders went from 333 to 912 cardholders and the number of providers went from 9 to 16, ...
FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Christmas Tree, which came from a northwestern Montana forest, is lit on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Some Montana companies hope to keep the fame of the spruce tree that served as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree alive by trucking the ...
Developer Demolishes Frank Lloyd Wright Building in Montana. A commercial building in Montana designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright has been demolished after negotiations to save the historic building failed. Jan. 11, 2018, at 12:54 p.m.. Developer Demolishes Frank Lloyd Wright Building in Montana ...
HELENA - Lawmakers are cautiously optimistic after a revenue report released Wednesday showed the state may bring in more money than estimates that triggered a special session in November. "I wouldn't want folks to get too excited too early, but it definitely shows that Montana's economy is kicking a ...
This story is part of The Montana Gap project, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. Montana is ailing from a chronic shortage of doctors and mental health providers. In such a rural state, the lack of physicians means patients must often drive hundreds of miles for medical care.
Susan Byorth Fox, executive director of Montana's Legislative Services Division, told lawmakers on Dec. 13 that there had been no formal complaints of sexual misconduct made under the harassment rule. She said state legislative staffers have sought advice about dealing with inappropriate behavior and ...
A bumper sticker spotted in Montana reads, "No barley, no beer." It's a reminder that Montana's barley farmers are struggling. Barley is an unforgiving crop that needs a precise recipe of water and sunshine to thrive -- too much of either will cause it to wither and die. And amid a changing climate and ...
This story is part of The Montana Gap project, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. As the holiday season gets its start on a clear morning in late November, Main Street here looks like something out of a Hallmark movie. A window washer cleans down storefronts along blocks of ...
This past summer was one of Montana's worst wildfire years on record, burning more than 1.2 million acres. Montana spent more than $50 million fighting these fires, which destroyed homes and buildings and killed two firefighters. These fires showed extreme behaviors, driven by unusual weather patterns ...
Montana Town Without Leader After No-Show From Mayor-Elect. Laurel is missing a leader after its mayor-elect skipped out on his swearing-in ceremony. Jan. 3, 2018, at 12:24 p.m.. Montana Town Without Leader After No-Show From Mayor-Elect ...
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- A Minnesota man died in an avalanche while he was snowmobiling about 19 miles north of West Yellowstone in Montana. Gallatin County officials say 40-year-old Weylon Wiedemann of Pine City, Minnesota, was caught in the avalanche late Tuesday afternoon on the west ...
BILLINGS - Well, it may be a cloudy day, but at least it's a lot warmer than it was on New Year's Eve, when the temperatures dipped into the teens below zero. At mid-afternoon the temperature had already made its way up to 32 degrees in Billings. We were just on the verge of seeing the other side of ...
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 assaulted by a teacher. The Missoulian reports the lawsuit against the Frenchtown School District also claims ...
Helana's new Mayor Wilmot Collins, left, is sworn into office by Judge Mike Menahan, Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018, in the Capitol Rotunda in Helena, Mont. Collins is a Liberian refugee who was elected mayor of Helena in November. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP) The Associated Press.
Missoula, Mont. - The new year brought changes to minimum wage in 18 states across the U.S., including Montana. Montana's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.30 an hour. The modest increase is something employers implement starting Jan. 1. Co-owner of the Rhinoceros bar in Missoula Brad ...
Although coal mining and the production from coal-fired power plants has declined in Montana, taxes on coal still remain a significant source of ... Several Montana lawmakers have also called for examining the state's tax structure and reliance on natural resources, in light of a state budget crisis this fall.
Not included in the data are claims for the self-insured or claims by companies writing less than 1 percent of the market share in Montana. Ten states were excluded from the report because those states have a different agency collecting data on workers compensation claims. Montana's region also includes ...
With afternoon temperatures hovering around three degrees on New Year's Day, a motorist passes through a foggy and frost-covered landscape on Montana Highway 1 near Hall. Temperatures are forecast to warm up toward the end of the week as the Arctic cold front lifts. KURT WILSON, Missoulian.
Montana has no statewide salary structure; some states provide extra funding to keep salaries level between rich and poor school districts. Montana provides an equalization payment for general operating costs to help level the playing field between districts with large and small tax bases, but major gaps ...
The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana and Wyoming through New England. Dangerously low temperatures enveloped much of the Midwest, yet didn't deter hundreds of people from ringing in the new year by jumping ...
Montana went without a traffic death over the last three days of 2017 and finished the year with 186 fatalities, the lowest count since 1989. ... "I'm fairly certain that each and every one of us in Montana knows someone who was injured in a car crash, and most likely at least knows somebody who knows ...
... 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 assaulted by a teacher. Dec. 28, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.. Lawsuit Claims School Failed to Protect Student From Teacher ...
A second gender discrimination case is unfolding against the University of Montana in Missoula County District Court. In July, former UM Dining ... The Montana human rights Bureau dismissed a discrimination complaint filed against UM and LoParco earlier this year. However, it did not rule on the merits, ...
A majority of Montana residents will get a break with the new tax law, but homeowners could add more savings by taking action in the next few days. One big change ahead is a cap of $10,000 on deductions for real estate taxes and mortgage payments. That's why experts say it might make sense to pay ...
About 10 states could lose a congressional seat after the 2020 census, and Montana is among the states that may gain one, according to a Virginia ... The lost seats would be reapportioned to Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas, which are all growing, according to ...
We started out the day with a winter storm watch that went from basically Western Montana all the way across into Garfield County and Jordan, Montana. Projected snowfall amounts for those areas were ranging anywhere from 4 to 10 inches of snow. Since then the numbers and the computer models have ...
A winter storm warning is in effect for much of Montana, calling for significant snowfall as 2017 comes to an end. Dec. 28, 2017, at 1:00 ... Snowfall amounts of up to a foot are expected along the Rocky Mountain Front and the central plains of Montana, with higher amounts in the mountains. Lookout Pass ...
There's a lot to love if you live in Big Sky Country. In a recent survey, 77 percent of Montanans ranked our state as the best place to live, outperforming all other states. If you're an angler, you already know that Montana consistently ranks at the top of the list for American fly fishing destinations. Our clean ...
Officials set an end of January deadline for the parties involved with Silver Bow Creek/Butte to reach an agreement on cleaning up contaminated soils in Butte. The Montana Standard reports that if an agreement isn't reached, the EPA will issue an order for Atlantic Richfield Company to finish the work.
Mineral County authorities are looking for your help in finding two California residents who have been reported missing after their car was found at an Interstate 90 rest stop. Suzanne Michelle Labelle, 24, and Sherwin Fernandez Lamando Jr., 25, have been missing for more than a week. The couple is from ...
high school golf may be one of the best-kept secrets in Big Sky Country. The reason is simple: spectators are not allowed to watch high school golf throughout nearly the entire state - thanks to a rule in Montana State High School Association rule book. The rule reads: "No spectators/fans are allowed on the ...
BILLINGS -- A fugitive captured in Mexico is due in a U.S. courtroom Tuesday on accusations that he orchestrated an elaborate scheme to export handguns to countries with restrictive gun laws. Eric Daniel Doyle was indicted by a grand jury on federal firearms charges in 2015, but fled before he could be ...


 

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