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University of Montana President Seth Bodnar announced last week a restructure at the flagship designed to better meet student needs and increase ... Montana Tech brought together student affairs and academic affairs in a bid to boost retention, said Doug Abbott, vice chancellor for academic affairs and ...
At the time, Chen was working for the MSU Central agricultural Research center in Moccasin as an assistant professor of agronomy and cropping systems. His job was to test pulse crops for Montana. Pulse crops were just beginning to take hold in Big Sky country, and markets were somewhat limited.

The 20th annual Made in Montana trade show opened Friday morning at the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds. The first day of the two day event is reserved for wholesale buyers. More than 150 exhibitors, including 44 new vendors, are expected to draw hundreds of visitors and wholesale buyers. Categories ...
According to the organization, Montana has done little to reduce drunk driving since the .08 law was enforced in 2003. Montana is second only to North Dakota in the number of DUIs issued. Officials said that cuts to the treatment offenders receive contributed to the state's rating. “The state has also ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Kael Giebink headed off to Denver this month to try and save a life. Giebink, 21, a premed student in his fourth year at Rocky Mountain College, flew to Denver to donate peripheral blood stem cells for a bone marrow transplant. He doesn't know the identity of the recipient.
... Dueling Protests Held in Helena Over Guns. Dueling rallies are being held in Montana's capital by gun-control and gun-rights advocates. ... Outside the Capitol, a smaller crowd of gun-rights advocates swore that no outsiders would dictate gun control in Montana. One speaker, Montana State University ...

Students and gun-control advocates in Montana and Wyoming are rallying in support of marches nationwide called for by students who survived ... At the rally in Helena, Montana, two teen sisters who helped organize the protest said the Parkland shooting survivors gave them hope for the first time after ...
HELENA – Nearly 150 people gathered on the steps of the state Capitol on Saturday in a show of solidarity for the Second Amendment right to bear arms as rallies for an end to gun violence took place elsewhere in Montana. “Today is a great day in Montana and we will be heard,” said Brent Webber, who ...
In Helena, Montana, not far from a local March forOur Lives protest, as many as 300 ontanans convened for a March for our Guns rally. State Representative Seth Berglee said he was glad he was there. He said that while the event was called "March for our Guns," it just as easily could have been called ...
The snowcapped Cabinet Mountains tower over the lush Kootenai River Valley on Feb. 17, 2010 outside of Libby, Mont. A lawsuit filed against the state of Montana on Friday, March 23, 2018, challenges its decision that an Idaho mining company should pay for past cleanup costs before pursuing new ...
A new Montana State University workshop invites Montana farmers to campus to deepen the connection between Montana's agricultural industry and MSU's cereal grain research. "The workshop is intended to constitute a link between the farmers of Montana and the academic community of MSU involved ...
One hundred twenty-five years ago, the Agricultural College of the State of Montana opened its doors to the sons and daughters of Montana's working families. Tuition was $10 a year and courses included agriculture, applied science, ladies courses, music and academy. Students could request a course ...
Three subsidiaries of Hecla Mining Inc. are suing Montana over its decision that Hecla's president is a "bad actor" who should pay for past cleanup costs before ... Montanore Minerals Corp., Troy Mine Inc. and RC Resources asked a Lincoln County district judge Friday to block the Montana Department of ...
The governor has a couple of openings to fill on the Montana Board of Regents, the seven-member board that oversees the state's colleges and sets ... In addition, student Regent Chase Greenfield, an English and philosophy major at the University of Montana, is expected to attend his last meeting in May.
The first commanding officer of the USS Montana, a submarine under construction in Virginia, will be Cmdr. Michael Delaney. Delaney is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy who comes from Hackensack, N.J. He's served aboard both ballistic missile and attack submarines. “All of us who will ...
7, 2017, photo provided by the Montana Department of Corrections shows Kaleb David Taylor, who is charged with two counts of deliberate homicide in the weekend deaths of his parents, David and Charla Taylor at their home north of Helena, Mont. He made an initial appearance on Wednesday, March ...
The last report in January listed 21 people, according to a report by Sue O'Connell, legislative research analyst with the state. At one time the facility, founded in 1889 as the Montana Deaf and Dumb Asylum, had nearly 1,000 residents. It was Montana's only residential facility for people with developmental ...

The four Republican candidates for U.S. Senate wait to debate at Montana State University on Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Bozeman, Montana. From left, Russell Fagg, Troy Downing, Matt Rosendale and Al Olszewski are competing for the chance to challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester this fall.
A strong spring storm system will be affecting areas of Southwest and North Central portion of Big Sky Country today and tonight. Precipitation in Southwest Montana is expected to fall as rain, as temperatures will be fairly warm. Snow will fall above elevations of 8000 feet. In North Central Montana, we'll ...
A plane drops a defensive line of retardant on the Bridge Coulee fire in the Lodgepole Complex near Sand Springs on July 23. REBECCA NOBLE, Gazette Staff. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Montana's congressional delegation says reforms to forest management, including an end to “fire ...
Montana Morning State News Headlines for Thursday, March 22 ... Montana's Congressional delegation has pushed through a forest management bill and Steve Daines expects it to hit the floor within 48 hours. 60 percent rain and snow mix in western Montana today, with highs in the low 50's. Filed Under: ...
Agriculture is Montana's number one industry and each year Montana farmers and ranchers contribute billions of dollars to the state's economy. This week, Montana and the rest of the nation are celebrating National Ag Week. Ben Thomas, the Montana Department of Agriculture director, said it's a time ...
Montana Tech Director of Nursing Karen VanDaveer, left, and nursing student Erika Vosbeck give a tour last week of one of the nursing department's simulation laboratories, replete with several programmable medical mannequins like the one pictured here. Recently Tech's nursing program was ranked the ...
A wet weather system soaking northern California and southern Oregon should reach Montana by Thursday afternoon, along with a blast of cold air that will mix rain into snow. Highway 12's Lolo Pass and Highway 93's Lost Trail Pass could get 1 to 2 inches of snow Thursday evening, while Monida Pass ...
The snowcapped Cabinet Mountains tower over the lush Kootenai River Valley on Feb. 17, 2010, outside of Libby, Mont. Montana regulators say an Idaho company proposing two mines beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness is in violation of a state law that prohibits individuals from starting new mines ...
Montana hosts seven species of hares and rabbits. They are all in the same family, Leporidae, but have several differences. Among rabbits, Montana is home to the pygmy rabbit and three species of cottontails. The larger hares number three species: snowshoe, and black-tailed and white-tailed jackrabbits.
In this file photo, Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., speaks during the 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. A conservationist group is launching an ad campaign against Gianforte that includes a thinly veiled reference to the Montana Republican's ...
Breck described Adams as a "politically-conscious" person who is seeking a home in politics. In addition to his work for Republicans, which consisted of about six months as a data analyst, she said he has donated to Democratic candidates, supported Montana's medical marijuana initiative and worked for ...
Plans for the student walkouts on Wednesday, when tens of thousands of people left their classrooms to protest gun violence, had stirred controversy for weeks in Montana, where the gun ownership rate outranks that in nearly every other state. In Billings, the state's most populous city, parents threatened to ...
HAMILTON — What may be the first snowmobile violation of a federal wilderness area in Montana was reported Friday by officials of the Bitterroot National Forest. Acting Forest supervisor Leo Revell said three Hamilton men have been charged with using motorized snowmobiles in the Selway-Bitterroot ...
In Montana, political parties must meet requirements to get on the ballot. A party automatically qualifies if it had a candidate for statewide office in either of the two general elections who got at least 5 percent of votes cast in the gubernatorial race that year. If a party doesn't meet that requirement, it must ...
15, 2016 file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, left, and the governor's budget director, Dan Villa, outline Bullock's proposed budget for July 2017 through June 2019 in Helena, Mont. Republican legislative leaders created a panel Friday, March 16, 2018, to investigate the legitimacy of millions of dollars ...
HELENA — Montana Highway Safety Director Terry Bass and more than half of his 9-member advisory board Tuesday announced they do not favor a uniform state daytime speed limit. The opposition of Bass and his board members is in direct conflict with State Highway Engineer Lewis Chittim, who has ...
The Montana Innocence Project also called Fred Nelson, 39, who testified that his uncle had bragged about numerous crimes including killing a casino worker by hitting her on the head with a hammer. He said his uncle took him to a spot west of Helena where he said it happened and “thought it was cool” ...
... a Montana State University professor and renowned physicist whose work has contributed to some of the most important gravitational and astrophysical discoveries of the century, has been named a Montana University System Regents Professor, the most prestigious designation for a Montana professor.
RENO, Nev. — Bobby Moorehead had a game-tying 3 near the end of the second half and hit a key free throw late in overtime to help top-seeded Montana escape No. 5 seed Northern Colorado 91-89 in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals on Friday night. The Grizzlies (25-7) will face the winner of No.
Region 2, the Missoula area, follows southwest Montana with 5,467 violation totals in this time frame, then Region 5 (southcentral/Billings area) with 4,503. Region 1(northwest Montana) saw 4,119 violations; Region 4 (north-central Montana) had 2,842; Region 7, a massive eastern Montana area centered ...
This undated photo provided by the Montana Department of Corrections shows Freddie Joe Lawrence, who is asking that his conviction for a 1994 murder be overturned because new DNA evidence links convicted double-murderer David Wayne Nelson to the case. A hearing is set for Friday, March 9, 2018 ...
More than 300 people from across Montana met in Helena this week to talk about big changes the state is seeing in water — from when it falls, to how and where it's used, to the way Montanans value it. The state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation hosted Montana's first Water Summit, ...
John Cech, deputy commissioner at the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, has been selected as Carroll College's next president. Cech was selected by a search committee and the school's board of trustees, according to a statement released Monday. Cech has worked for the ...
The Montana Department of Transportation issued "severe driving conditions" warnings for several highway stretches throughout the day Sunday, mostly moving from Central Montana to the north and east as the day progressed. That designation is the most extreme before MDT closes a roadway, and is ...
(1st Report, 6:54 p.m.) A winter storm has caused severe driving conditions and closed schools across Montana. According to the Montana Department of Transportation, Highway 191 between Harlowton and Eddie's Corner is closed due to zero visibility, heavy snowfall, high winds, and ice with major ...
Each Last Best Box includes a mix of four to six consumable items like spices, popcorn, jerky, relishes, jellies, drinks and food mixes. There also will be a non-consumable product like a shirt, hat, pottery, metalwork, houseware, book or photograph. A subscription is $29.99 a month or $84.99 for a prepaid ...
“They were some of Montana's first hotels and restaurants. The Deer Lodge Valley had Warm Springs before it became the state mental hospital, and it was known for its multi-day Christmas parties. When it opened in 1889, the Broadwater in Helena was the most elegant resort we had in the whole state.”.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The University of Montana says its enrollment is down by 5.4 percent for the spring semester compared to the previous year. The Missoulian reports the university had an enrollment of nearly 11,000 students, which is down by more than 600 students from spring 2017. University ...
Jean Loesch and her family live in Seeley Lake, Mont., which saw the longest and most intense smoke from Montana's wildfires this summer. Loesch has 10 children, adopted or in her foster care, and they are learning what it's like to have lingering respiratory problems. Last summer, Loesch says, the ...
Greyhound and the Montana Department of Transportation partnered in December 2013 to provide funding to the Flathead Transit, which runs 365 days a year unless the roads are impassable. Sias said its cutaway bus, which seats 15-17, is used by University of Montana and Salish Kootenai College ...
A former chemist at Montana's state crime lab in Missoula faces felony drug charges and misdemeanor counts of theft and official misconduct for ... (AP) — A former chemist at Montana's state crime lab in Missoula is charged with taking meth left over after testing for suspected drugs in criminal cases.
Farm Bureau Members Miles Kuschel and Brian Roth placed a bale of alfalfa with the help of a John Deere tractor and hayfork last Thursday in a spot provided by Midwest Machinery of Wadena. The hay, which is donated by area farmers, is destined to feed cattle in eastern Montana. Brian Hansel/Pioneer ...
POTOMAC, Mont. (AP) — Nearly 570 acres of an historic ranch in western Montana are being preserved. A conservation easement has been placed on the Hayes Family Ranch in the Potomac Valley in Missoula County. The Missoulian reports that the nonprofit Five Valleys Land Trust in Missoula recently ...


 

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