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  • Winter storms top off western Montana slopes with fresh snow

    Winter storms top off western Montana slopes with fresh snow

    Winter storms have recently topped off western Montana ski slopes, but officials warn the new snow can pose risks for backcountry skiers.

    Winter storms have recently topped off western Montana ski slopes, but officials warn the new snow can pose risks for backcountry skiers.

  • FBI offers reward in Browning murder

    FBI offers reward in Browning murder

    The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a murder on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

    The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a murder on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

  • Defense: Witness in Montana murder case was under indictment

    Defense: Witness in Montana murder case was under indictment

    A psychologist who was the sole defense witness during a Montana man's first-degree murder trial was indicted on drug charges days before she testified.

    A psychologist who was the sole defense witness during a Montana man's first-degree murder trial was indicted on drug charges days before she testified.

  • News Minute: Here is the latest Montana news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. MST

    News Minute: Here is the latest Montana news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. MST

    Twenty-one states are suing Delaware to give back more than $150 million in uncashed money orders. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday the states are suing Delaware at the U.S. Supreme Court over an...

    Authorities have identified the woman found dead on private property in the Little Basin Creek area. The Montana Standard reports that the woman was identified as 34-year-old Nicole Reynolds of Helena, Montana.

  • Authorities identify found body as missing Helena woman

    Authorities identify found body as missing Helena woman

    Authorities have identified the woman found dead on private property in the Little Basin Creek area.

    Authorities have identified the woman found dead on private property in the Little Basin Creek area.

  • Bundys looking to clear charges, not start next land fight

    Bundys looking to clear charges, not start next land fight

    An official says U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is looking into the troubled prosecution of a family of ranchers in an armed standoff against federal agents in 2014.

    An official says U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is looking into the troubled prosecution of a family of ranchers in an armed standoff against federal agents in 2014.

  • Flu cases on the rise in Montana

    Flu cases on the rise in Montana

    The number of people sick with influenza in Montana is up compared to last year, when there were 56 flu-related deaths and more than 800 hospitalizations.

    The number of people sick with influenza in Montana is up compared to last year, when there were 56 flu-related deaths and more than 800 hospitalizations.

  • Montana man serving 3 life terms gets chance at new sentence

    Montana man serving 3 life terms gets chance at new sentence

    A Montana man serving three consecutive life sentences plus 50 years for a triple homicide committed when he was 17 has won a chance to get a lighter sentence.

    A Montana man serving three consecutive life sentences plus 50 years for a triple homicide committed when he was 17 has won a chance to get a lighter sentence.

  • The Latest: Montana approves special hunt to address disease

    The Latest: Montana approves special hunt to address disease

    The Latest on special deer hunts to gauge the prevalence of a newly-found wildlife disease in Montana that can be fatal to deer, elk and moose (all times local):

    The Latest on special deer hunts to gauge the prevalence of a newly-found wildlife disease in Montana that can be fatal to deer, elk and moose (all times local):

  • Report: Fires cost Montana $240 million in tourist spending

    Report: Fires cost Montana $240 million in tourist spending

    A new report says summer fires cost the state of Montana $240 million in visitor spending.

    A new report says summer fires cost the state of Montana $240 million in visitor spending.

  • Montana sheriff withdraws from plea deal for assault charge

    Montana sheriff withdraws from plea deal for assault charge

    A Montana sheriff has decided against entering a no-contest plea to assaulting his son after he had reached a plea agreement that recommended he not be allowed to carry a firearm for a year.

    A Montana sheriff has decided against entering a no-contest plea to assaulting his son after he had reached a plea agreement that recommended he not be allowed to carry a firearm for a year.

  • Senate advances bills to preserve Montana creek, rename peak

    Senate advances bills to preserve Montana creek, rename peak

    The U.S. Senate has approved measures to protect a creek that flows through south-central Montana and to rename a peak in the southwestern portion of the state.

    The U.S. Senate has approved measures to protect a creek that flows through south-central Montana and to rename a peak in the southwestern portion of the state.

  • Montana considers second special hunt in response to disease

    Montana considers second special hunt in response to disease

    Montana wildlife officials are proposing another special deer hunt in a second area of the state as they scramble to control a newly-found disease that's fatal to deer, elk and moose.

    Montana wildlife officials are proposing another special deer hunt in a second area of the state as they scramble to control a newly-found disease that's fatal to deer, elk and moose.

  • Solstice brings frigid temperatures, heavy snows in Montana

    Solstice brings frigid temperatures, heavy snows in Montana

    Storms have dumped more than three feet of snow in areas of Montana as cold temperatures set in with Thursday's arrival of winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year.

    Storms have dumped more than three feet of snow in areas of Montana as cold temperatures set in with Thursday's arrival of winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year.

  • Police shift focus of investigation into children's bones

    Police shift focus of investigation into children's bones

    Montana authorities say a man interviewed in connection to children's bones found in a shed in September was not arrested and is no longer a focus of the investigation.

    Montana authorities say a man interviewed in connection to children's bones found in a shed in September was not arrested and is no longer a focus of the investigation.

  • Missing Montana woman likely died of hypothermia

    Missing Montana woman likely died of hypothermia

    Investigators say a 34-year-old woman whose body was found in western Montana appears to have died of hypothermia.

    Investigators say a 34-year-old woman whose body was found in western Montana appears to have died of hypothermia.

  • Washington man sentenced for trafficking meth to Montana

    Washington man sentenced for trafficking meth to Montana

    A judge has sentenced a Washington state man to almost 13 years in federal prison after authorities said he trafficked at least 60 pounds of methamphetamine into Montana.

    A judge has sentenced a Washington state man to almost 13 years in federal prison after authorities said he trafficked at least 60 pounds of methamphetamine into Montana.

  • University of Montana Foundation sells lodge for $1.6M

    University of Montana Foundation sells lodge for $1.6M

    The University of Montana Foundation has sold a western Montana lodge that was donated by philanthropist Dennis Washington in 1995.

    The University of Montana Foundation has sold a western Montana lodge that was donated by philanthropist Dennis Washington in 1995.

  • Montana delegation seeks support for conservation easement

    Montana delegation seeks support for conservation easement

    Montana's congressional delegation is asking U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke to support a conservation easement on 22,275-acres of private land near the Kootenai National Forest.

    Montana's congressional delegation is asking U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke to support a conservation easement on 22,275-acres of private land near the Kootenai National Forest.

  • Republican, Democratic governors urge Congress to save DACA

    Republican, Democratic governors urge Congress to save DACA

    Eleven governors are urging Congress to save an imperiled program that protects young immigrants from deportation.

    Eleven governors are urging Congress to save an imperiled program that protects young immigrants from deportation.

  • Wolverine killed in trap in east-central Idaho

    Wolverine killed in trap in east-central Idaho

    Idaho wildlife officials say a trapper reported finding a wolverine dead in a trap in east-central Idaho.

    Idaho wildlife officials say a trapper reported finding a wolverine dead in a trap in east-central Idaho.

  • Wyoming grizzly bear attack survivors recount encounter

    Wyoming grizzly bear attack survivors recount encounter

    A Georgia woman who survived a grizzly bear attack this fall in Wyoming says she remembers thinking she did not want to die like this.

    A Georgia woman who survived a grizzly bear attack this fall in Wyoming says she remembers thinking she did not want to die like this.

  • Nevada ranching standoff case to resume amid mistrial talk

    Nevada ranching standoff case to resume amid mistrial talk

    There is talk of a possible mistrial in the prosecution of a Nevada rancher and states' rights figure, two of his sons and another defendant accused of leading an armed standoff that stopped a federal roundup...

    There is talk of a possible mistrial in the prosecution of a Nevada rancher and states' rights figure, two of his sons and another defendant accused of leading an armed standoff that stopped a federal roundup of cattle...

  • Snow lingers in Montana; cold temperatures on the way

    Snow lingers in Montana; cold temperatures on the way

    A winter storm hitting northern Montana has forced school closures and caused scattered power outages.

    A winter storm hitting northern Montana has forced school closures and caused scattered power outages.

  • Montana boy sentenced for drug-robbery death of 18-year-old

    Montana boy sentenced for drug-robbery death of 18-year-old

    A 17-year-old Montana boy who pleaded guilty to killing an 18-year-old woman during an attempted drug robbery has been sentenced to 60 years in prison with possibility for parole.

    A 17-year-old Montana boy who pleaded guilty to killing an 18-year-old woman during an attempted drug robbery has been sentenced to 60 years in prison with possibility for parole.

  • Official: North Cascades grizzly bear recovery work halted

    Official: North Cascades grizzly bear recovery work halted

    A North Cascades National Park official says work to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem has been stopped by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's office.

    A North Cascades National Park official says work to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem has been stopped by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's office.

  • Montana judge sanctions state in execution drug case

    Montana judge sanctions state in execution drug case

    A judge has sanctioned the state of Montana over a yearlong delay in complying with a court demand to turn over documents involving an expert witness in a lawsuit over lethal injections.

    A judge has sanctioned the state of Montana over a yearlong delay in complying with a court demand to turn over documents involving an expert witness in a lawsuit over lethal injections.

  • Ex BIA police officer in Montana pleads guilty in sex case

    Ex BIA police officer in Montana pleads guilty in sex case

    A 43-year-old former law enforcement officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Montana has pleaded guilty in a case in which he was accused of coercing a woman into having sex.

    A 43-year-old former law enforcement officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Montana has pleaded guilty in a case in which he was accused of coercing a woman into having sex.

  • Missoula airport to offer direct flights to Dallas, Chicago

    Missoula airport to offer direct flights to Dallas, Chicago

    Missoula airport officials say American Airlines will begin offering year-round flights to Dallas and seasonal flights to Chicago starting this summer.

    Missoula airport officials say American Airlines will begin offering year-round flights to Dallas and seasonal flights to Chicago starting this summer.

  • Overweight truck damages historic Montana bridge

    Overweight truck damages historic Montana bridge

    Authorities are assessing the extent of damage to a historic bridge in western Montana after a truck exceeding the weight limit drove over it.

    Authorities are assessing the extent of damage to a historic bridge in western Montana after a truck exceeding the weight limit drove over it.

  • Nebraska panel denies request to amend Keystone XL ruling

    Nebraska panel denies request to amend Keystone XL ruling

    A Nebraska commission that approved a route for the Keystone XL pipeline through the state is declining requests to amend its decision.

    A Nebraska commission that approved a route for the Keystone XL pipeline through the state is declining requests to amend its decision.

  • Federal judge eases Montana rules on ethics complaints

    Federal judge eases Montana rules on ethics complaints

    A federal judge has ruled that ethics complaints filed against elected officials in Montana should be made public.

    A federal judge has ruled that ethics complaints filed against elected officials in Montana should be made public.

  • Snowstorm blasts northern Montana

    Snowstorm blasts northern Montana

    A winter storm is dropping heavy snow in parts of northern Montana, causing slick and hazardous driving conditions.

    A winter storm is dropping heavy snow in parts of northern Montana, causing slick and hazardous driving conditions.

  • Helena joins legal fight against bathroom initiative

    Helena joins legal fight against bathroom initiative

    The city of Helena has joined a legal fight against a proposed ballot initiative that would require all government entities in the state to designate restrooms for use by members of only one sex.

    The city of Helena has joined a legal fight against a proposed ballot initiative that would require all government entities in the state to designate restrooms for use by members of only one sex.

  • 'Unusual' wintertime wildfire races through Montana

    'Unusual' wintertime wildfire races through Montana

    A wildfire fueled by high winds and dry conditions ripped through Glacier County, in what experts call an "unusual" occurrence for this time of year.

    A wildfire fueled by high winds and dry conditions ripped through Glacier County, in what experts call an "unusual" occurrence for this time of year.

  • Some Montana companies over-promise on job creation vows

    Some Montana companies over-promise on job creation vows

    The Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program is one of Montana's programs to foster economic development and create jobs.

    The Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program is one of Montana's programs to foster economic development and create jobs.

  • Crude oil in Washington topples 1 million barrels per week

    Crude oil in Washington topples 1 million barrels per week

    Figures show railroads ship more than 1 million barrels of crude oil across Washington each week.

    Figures show railroads ship more than 1 million barrels of crude oil across Washington each week.

  • Snow, cold descend on Montana this week

    Snow, cold descend on Montana this week

    The days leading up to Christmas will be cold and snowy in Montana.

    The days leading up to Christmas will be cold and snowy in Montana.

  • Fire destroys Montana restaurant Sunday night

    Fire destroys Montana restaurant Sunday night

    A fire has destroyed a popular western Montana restaurant.

    A fire has destroyed a popular western Montana restaurant.

  • Montana small businesses hurt by fires can request loans

    Montana small businesses hurt by fires can request loans

    Small businesses in Montana affected by forest fires this year can apply for federal help.

    Small businesses in Montana affected by forest fires this year can apply for federal help.

  • Plans for Montana wind farm cancelled

    Plans for Montana wind farm cancelled

    An energy company has cancelled plans for a wind farm in central Montana, saying a price set by regulators make the project unfeasible.

    An energy company has cancelled plans for a wind farm in central Montana, saying a price set by regulators make the project unfeasible.

  • Lower speed limit may have reduced Wyoming wildlife crashes

    Lower speed limit may have reduced Wyoming wildlife crashes

    Authorities say lowering the speed limit on a Wyoming highway may have helped reduce the number of crashes involving wildlife.

    Authorities say lowering the speed limit on a Wyoming highway may have helped reduce the number of crashes involving wildlife.

  • Locals try to save North Dakota's only railroad tunnel

    Locals try to save North Dakota's only railroad tunnel

    Locals are trying to find a way to repair and restore North Dakota's only railroad tunnel, built a century ago.

    Locals are trying to find a way to repair and restore North Dakota's only railroad tunnel, built a century ago.

  • Montana dentists fear cuts' effect on vulnerable patients

    Montana dentists fear cuts' effect on vulnerable patients

    Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.

    Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.

  • Prosecutors: Bozeman man says he killed father in a rage

    Prosecutors: Bozeman man says he killed father in a rage

    Prosecutors say a Bozeman man told police he fatally stabbed his father while in a rage.

    Prosecutors say a Bozeman man told police he fatally stabbed his father while in a rage.

  • US, Canada to begin talks in 2018 on Columbia River deal

    US, Canada to begin talks in 2018 on Columbia River deal

    Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations early next year over the future of the Columbia River Treaty.

    Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations early next year over the future of the Columbia River Treaty.

  • Police: DNA comparison to missing brothers could take months

    Police: DNA comparison to missing brothers could take months

    Authorities say it could take months before DNA from the remains of three children found in Montana can be compared to DNA in the 2010 disappearance of three Michigan brothers.

    Authorities say it could take months before DNA from the remains of three children found in Montana can be compared to DNA in the 2010 disappearance of three Michigan brothers.

  • Mineral County working toward re-opening jail

    Mineral County working toward re-opening jail

    Mineral County has named a new sheriff and is working toward re-opening its jail, which was closed in early November due to a lack of qualified jailers.

    Mineral County has named a new sheriff and is working toward re-opening its jail, which was closed in early November due to a lack of qualified jailers.

  • Solar advocates sue utilities regulator over reduced rates

    Solar advocates sue utilities regulator over reduced rates

    Solar energy advocates have filed a lawsuit against a Montana utilities regulator, claiming its decision to reduce the price of electricity generated by small plants has undercut renewable energy development.

    Solar energy advocates have filed a lawsuit against a Montana utilities regulator, claiming its decision to reduce the price of electricity generated by small plants has undercut renewable energy development.

  • Man shot by officers had reportedly been hallucinating

    Man shot by officers had reportedly been hallucinating

    A Montana man who was shot by police officers had reportedly been hallucinating and was later spotted hiding in the bushes with a gun.

    A Montana man who was shot by police officers had reportedly been hallucinating and was later spotted hiding in the bushes with a gun.

  • Billings judge to replace Wheat on Montana Supreme Court

    Billings judge to replace Wheat on Montana Supreme Court

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed a District Court judge in Billings to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed a District Court judge in Billings to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

  • Michigan police probe remains of 3 children found in Montana

    Michigan police probe remains of 3 children found in Montana

    Michigan State Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Montana could be linked to the 2010 disappearance of three Michigan brothers.

    Michigan State Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Montana could be linked to the 2010 disappearance of three Michigan brothers.

  • Montana Republican gets behind Yellowstone mining ban

    Montana Republican gets behind Yellowstone mining ban

    Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House.

    Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House.

  • Supreme Court denies re-sentencing in juvenile murder case

    Supreme Court denies re-sentencing in juvenile murder case

    Montana's Supreme Court has ruled a U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder also applies to Montana cases in which judges used their...

    Montana's Supreme Court has ruled a U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder also applies to Montana cases in which judges used their discretion...

  • Montana wildlife officials ask Wyoming to stop feeding elk

    Montana wildlife officials ask Wyoming to stop feeding elk

    Montana wildlife officials are asking their Wyoming counterparts to stop feeding elk after chronic wasting disease has appeared in the state.

    Montana wildlife officials are asking their Wyoming counterparts to stop feeding elk after chronic wasting disease has appeared in the state.

  • Group creates guide for Montana farmers to tap into tourism

    Group creates guide for Montana farmers to tap into tourism

    A sustainability organization has created a guide that aims to help Montana farmers and ranchers earn additional revenue through tourism.

    A sustainability organization has created a guide that aims to help Montana farmers and ranchers earn additional revenue through tourism.

  • Man shot, killed by police in northern Montana ID'd

    Man shot, killed by police in northern Montana ID'd

    Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police in northern Montana.

    Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police in northern Montana.

  • The Latest: Police investigating found childrens' bones

    The Latest: Police investigating found childrens' bones

    The Latest on the bones of three children being found in a shed in Missoula (all times local):

    The Latest on the bones of three children being found in a shed in Missoula (all times local):

  • Judge orders Montana man held in illegal gun export case

    Judge orders Montana man held in illegal gun export case

    A judge has ordered the continued detention of a Montana man authorities captured after he fled to Mexico while facing charges of illegally exporting handguns from the United States.

    A judge has ordered the continued detention of a Montana man authorities captured after he fled to Mexico while facing charges of illegally exporting handguns from the United States.

  • Man steals entire ATM from Montana hotel

    Man steals entire ATM from Montana hotel

    The manager of a Montana hotel says police are investigating after a man spent more than 4 hours working to unbolt an ATM from the floor at the hotel and dragged the 300-pound machine out the door.

    The manager of a Montana hotel says police are investigating after a man spent more than 4 hours working to unbolt an ATM from the floor at the hotel and dragged the 300-pound machine out the door.

  • Police find box containing children's bones in Missoula home

    Police find box containing children's bones in Missoula home

    Authorities say a box containing bones and teeth that are believed to be from three children was found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.

    Authorities say a box containing bones and teeth that are believed to be from three children was found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.

  • US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

    US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

    National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free.

    National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free.

  • State closes health clinic for Miles City-area workers

    State closes health clinic for Miles City-area workers

    Department of Administration officials told lawmakers that Montana's experiment with state employee health clinics has saved an estimated $6.8 million for office visits and lab fees since 2013.

    Department of Administration officials told lawmakers that Montana's experiment with state employee health clinics has saved an estimated $6.8 million for office visits and lab fees since 2013.

  • 12 governors urge Congress to fund children's health program

    12 governors urge Congress to fund children's health program

    Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible.

    Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible.

  • Suspicious 911 call precedes fatal shooting in Great Falls

    Suspicious 911 call precedes fatal shooting in Great Falls

    Police officers in north-central Montana were investigating a suspicious 911 call when a suspect brandished a weapon, leading officers to shoot and kill him.

    Police officers in north-central Montana were investigating a suspicious 911 call when a suspect brandished a weapon, leading officers to shoot and kill him.

  • Yellowstone rams catch disease causing unsightly mouth sores

    Yellowstone rams catch disease causing unsightly mouth sores

    Yellowstone park officials say multiple bighorn rams in the park have caught a viral disease that causes unsightly mouth sores.

    Yellowstone park officials say multiple bighorn rams in the park have caught a viral disease that causes unsightly mouth sores.

  • Higher car registration fees kick in next month in Montana

    Higher car registration fees kick in next month in Montana

    Car owners in Montana will pay a little more when it comes time to renew vehicle registrations next year.

    Car owners in Montana will pay a little more when it comes time to renew vehicle registrations next year.

  • US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia

    US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia

    A captured fugitive is accused of dozens of federal firearms violations in Montana for allegedly exporting guns from the U.S. to customers in countries with restrictive gun laws.

    A captured fugitive is accused of dozens of federal firearms violations in Montana for allegedly exporting guns from the U.S. to customers in countries with restrictive gun laws.

  • Great Falls police officers involved in shooting

    Great Falls police officers involved in shooting

    The Great Falls Police Department says some of its officers were involved in a shooting Monday morning.

    The Great Falls Police Department says some of its officers were involved in a shooting Monday morning.

  • Reward for information on slain wolves grows to $20,000

    Reward for information on slain wolves grows to $20,000

    The reward for information regarding the killing of two wolves in northeastern Washington state has grown to $20,000.

    The reward for information regarding the killing of two wolves in northeastern Washington state has grown to $20,000.

  • EPA identifies 2 Montana Superfund sites for quick action

    EPA identifies 2 Montana Superfund sites for quick action

    Federal officials say two polluted sites associated with Montana's copper industry will get heightened attention as the government pushes to complete cleanups that have dragged on more than three decades.

    Federal officials say two polluted sites associated with Montana's copper industry will get heightened attention as the government pushes to complete cleanups that have dragged on more than three decades.

  • Mangan: Democratic Party violated campaign finance rules

    Mangan: Democratic Party violated campaign finance rules

    Montana's chief political watchdog says the Montana Democratic Party failed to identify the issues and candidates that benefited from the party's spending of about $375,000 on the 2016 general election.

    Montana's chief political watchdog says the Montana Democratic Party failed to identify the issues and candidates that benefited from the party's spending of about $375,000 on the 2016 general election.

  • Montana cherry growers vote to oversee research, development

    Montana cherry growers vote to oversee research, development

    Montana cherry growers have voted to end a "checkoff" based on sales that funded research and development programs over the last dozen years.

    Montana cherry growers have voted to end a "checkoff" based on sales that funded research and development programs over the last dozen years.

  • Montana approves hunt to survey for chronic wasting disease

    Montana approves hunt to survey for chronic wasting disease

    Wildlife officials approved a special hunt to learn more about the prevalence of chronic wasting disease in Montana.

    Wildlife officials approved a special hunt to learn more about the prevalence of chronic wasting disease in Montana.

  • Senator proposes act to subtract from Wilderness Study Areas

    Senator proposes act to subtract from Wilderness Study Areas

    Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced the "Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act" to remove more than 700 square miles (1,819 square kilometers) from the state's Wilderness Study Areas.

    Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced the "Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act" to remove more than 700 square miles (1,819 square kilometers) from the state's Wilderness Study Areas.

  • Soda Butte Creek set to be removed from impaired list

    Soda Butte Creek set to be removed from impaired list

    A creek that flows into the northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park is set to be removed from a list of impaired waterways next year.

    A creek that flows into the northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park is set to be removed from a list of impaired waterways next year.

  • Montana investigators trace origin of illegal fish

    Montana investigators trace origin of illegal fish

    Wildlife investigators have used a kind of biological fingerprinting to unravel the origin of a pair of walleye illegally introduced in a northwestern Montana lake.

    Wildlife investigators have used a kind of biological fingerprinting to unravel the origin of a pair of walleye illegally introduced in a northwestern Montana lake.

  • Wyoming to cooperate on coal with other states, province

    Wyoming to cooperate on coal with other states, province

    Western coal states and a Canadian province have signed an agreement to collaborate on coal research as part of an effort to help the struggling industry adapt to pressures over climate change and a declining market.

    Western coal states and a Canadian province have signed an agreement to collaborate on coal research as part of an effort to help the struggling industry adapt to pressures over climate change and a declining market.

  • National monument eyed in Montana as others reduced by Trump

    National monument eyed in Montana as others reduced by Trump

    Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is engaging with a Montana tribe over the creation of a new monument next to its reservation.

    Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is engaging with a Montana tribe over the creation of a new monument next to its reservation.

  • Actor Steve Reevis dies in Montana

    Actor Steve Reevis dies in Montana

    Actor Steve Reevis, who had roles in the movies "Fargo" and "Last of the Dogmen," has died. He was 55.

    Actor Steve Reevis, who had roles in the movies "Fargo" and "Last of the Dogmen," has died. He was 55.

  • Judge rejects plea deal in crash, orders 10-year sentence

    Judge rejects plea deal in crash, orders 10-year sentence

    A southwestern Montana judge rejected a plea agreement that recommended a mostly suspended sentence for a hit-and-run crash in Butte that injured a man, saying driver Dakota McClanahan is addicted to drugs and has...

    A southwestern Montana judge rejected a plea agreement that recommended a mostly suspended sentence for a hit-and-run crash in Butte that injured a man, saying driver Dakota McClanahan is addicted to drugs and has spent a...

  • Interior chief spent more than $53K on 3 helicopter trips

    Interior chief spent more than $53K on 3 helicopter trips

    Newly released records show Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice...

    Newly released records show Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice...

  • Defendant on immigration hold now in federal custody

    Defendant on immigration hold now in federal custody

    A Mexican citizen who feared posting bail on a misdemeanor sexual assault charge because he was the subject of a civil immigration hold was released from jail in Montana after his trial was delayed and within an...

    A Mexican citizen who feared posting bail on a misdemeanor sexual assault charge because he was the subject of a civil immigration hold was released from jail in Montana after his trial was delayed and within an hour was...

  • Wolves do not appear to hurt deer, elk, other ungulates

    Wolves do not appear to hurt deer, elk, other ungulates

    The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk and other ungulates.

    The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk and other ungulates.

  • Montana postal worker sentenced to prison for mailed meth

    Montana postal worker sentenced to prison for mailed meth

    A northeastern Montana postal worker was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine that was mailed to the post office where she worked.

    A northeastern Montana postal worker was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine that was mailed to the post office where she worked.

  • Man killed by car identified as former Butte school coach

    Man killed by car identified as former Butte school coach

    Family members say the man who died after being struck by a vehicle in Montana was a former basketball and football coach at Butte High School.

    Family members say the man who died after being struck by a vehicle in Montana was a former basketball and football coach at Butte High School.