Gaming at Kalispell hospital helps kids get mind off illness

When Tristan Cline saw an online help-wanted advertisement looking to fill the position of pediatric game technology specialist at Logan Health Children’s in Kalispell, he knew he had found his dream job. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Winds push fire to edge of Flathead Lake, force evacuations

Evacuations had been ordered by the Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department about 1 a.m. Sunday as winds pushed the fire across Highway 35 north of Polson and toward the lake. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

4 dead, 2 children hurt in Montana head-on collision

A 45-year-old Spokane, Washington man suspected of being under the influence was driving a Chevrolet Suburban the wrong way on the interstate on Saturday evening near Whitehall, the Montana Highway Patrol reported. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Golden eagle populations struggling throughout the West

Nonprofit Hawkwatch International blames a disease that is wiping out the population of jack rabbits, one of the eagles’ chief source of prey. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Workforce shortage wreaks havoc on Montana’s behavioral health providers

“The system’s hanging on by a shoestring right now,” said Matt Bugni, the chief executive officer of AWARE, Inc. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Billings woman has healthy baby boy after groundbreaking uterus transplant surgery

Uterine factor infertility affects over 72,000 women in the United States, and until recently was considered an irreversible form of infertility. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Woman filmed too close to grizzly and cubs in Yellowstone cited

A woman who was captured on video being bluff charged by a grizzly bear while she was taking photos in Yellowstone National Park has been charged with two offenses. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

CDC mask advisory gets tepid Montana response

Wednesday, Montana’s U.S. Senators encouraged the public to get vaccinated, but didn’t endorse the CDC advisory about wearing masks indoors. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Wildfire near Hardin at over 50,000 acres

A fire burning outside of Hardin has scorched more than 50,000 acres in less than a day, and has prompted the Montana Red Cross to open a temporary shelter in Crow Agency. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

East Crazy Mountains land exchange submitted to Forest Service for consideration

The Crazy Mountain Access Project has labored years to outline the proposal, which in broad strokes would swap 4,114 acres of Custer Gallatin National Forest inholdings for 5,763 acres of private land. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘An invitation for history to be told’: Last Chance Stampede celebrates 60 years

The 60th Last Chance Stampede and Fair is out of the chute, and the focus this year is the event’s long, storied history. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Clark Fork River lovers seek a voice in cleanup

Zep, a blue heeler, whined and lifted his paws after standing at the fringe of a slickens along the Clark Fork River. Acidic mining and smelting wastes inflamed the canine’s feet. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Poverty Flats fire east of Hardin confirmed as largest in 2021

There are no homes or communities threatened at this time, nor roads that are likely be closed. A Type Two incident command team has been assigned to the fire, and is currently setting up its headquarters in Hardin. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Modern twist: EJ Not Afraid unravels ‘dead’ beading techniques of the Crow tribe

By dismantling old beadwork, EJ Not Afraid taught himself how to bead. He unraveled and stitched back together beadwork on a pair of his great-grandmother’s leggings. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Smaller infrastructure bill still favors Montana, Tester says

Though the bill is much smaller than what lawmakers had originally agreed to, money still remains for rural clean water projects, tribal sanitation programs and the crumbling Milk River Irrigation Project. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Caldera chronicles: “Land of the burning ground” The history and traditions of indigenous people in Yellowstone

We sometimes think of Yellowstone as an untouched landscape, but humans have been present in the area for over 10,000 years. The history and traditions of indigenous people in Yellowstone are as rich as the landscape itself. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

COVID renews interest in radiation, but docs caution against pilgrimages to radon-filled mines

While radon is commonly known as a hazardous gas removed from basements, people in pain travel to Montana and pay to breathe, drink and bathe in its radioactive particles. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Trash talk over Oklahoma football — or Montana — ends in 8-year prison term

An Oklahoma man says it started over a Montana man’s slights about Oklahoma football and cowboy boots. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Coalition seeks relisting of gray wolves in US West

BOISE, Idaho — Wildlife advocates on Thursday petitioned federal officials to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West after Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to drastically cut their numbers. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Two hikers rescued after 9 days in Wyoming wilderness

Big Horn County Wyoming Search and Rescue personnel have found two hikers lost for more than a week in Simmons Canyon. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

National parks are so crowded that Congress is getting involved

After a brief pandemic lull, visitors have returned to seek fresh air, smashing monthly attendance records at parks such as Yellowstone and Zion. In June alone, over 31 million people visited a National Park Service site. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Poverty Flats fire near Hardin could be Montana’s biggest in a year

If the estimate of 75,000 acres burned is accurate, the Poverty Flats fire will have surpassed the largest fire of 2020. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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