Fuel Fitness owner blames Butte and Helena closings on unnamed employee

Michael Burks, owner of Fuel Fitness, released a statement that alleged a Fuel Fitness employee had mishandled insurance billing, leading him to close fitness centers in Butte and Helena. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Two historical society galleries to temporarily close as Heritage Center work continues

The Montana Historical Society is temporarily closing two galleries due to construction of the Montana Heritage Center, but the Charles M. Russell Gallery and the Lobby Gallery will remain open. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Forest, Holland Lake ski corp admit mistakes in public grilling

At a tense two-hour public meeting in Condon, officials defended the overall public process. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Going-to-the-Sun Road closes from West Entrance

The road closed Oct. 1 at the 4-way intersection 1 mile north of the West Entrance Station, according to a Facebook post from the park. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Forest Service warns recreationists about lead exposure in historic Little Belts mining district

With recreational use rising, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is advising visitors using the Dry Fork of the Belt Creek Basin to take precautions to avoid contact with dangerous heavy metals. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Billings Clinic Broadwater in Townsend unveils $6M expansion

Billings Clinic Broadwater recently unveiled the newly expanded areas of its clinic, rehabilitation department and emergency room, which clinic officials said will increase care to the community. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

1 dead in plane crash into Montana’s Flathead River

The crash was reported at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday near Plains, The Sanders County Sheriff’s Office said. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Broad coalition opposes reinstated Badger-Two Medicine drilling

A group of tribal and environmental groups continues to fight to prevent industrial development in a mountainous Montana landscape sacred to the Blackfeet people. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Fuel Fitness locations in Butte and Helena close abruptly

Without notice to members, Fuel Fitness centers in Butte and Helena shut down over the weekend. Other Fuel Fitness centers in Montana reportedly remained open. The company offered no explanation. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Eastern congressional House candidates take on abortion, election integrity, during debate

Rosendale indicated that legislating abortion should be done by states, a position counter to several Republican members of Congress, including Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

An estimated 31,000 gallons of gasoline spilled in train derailment near Bridger

A cargo train derailed late Friday night outside of Bridger, spilling an estimated 31,000 gallons of gasoline. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘I couldn’t stay quiet’: Ryan Busse’s one-man crusade against gun, NRA ‘radicalization’

In Busse’s book and on the stump, he takes aim at his former industry, and himself, for an evolution he realized years ago was “really going off the rails.” Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Be bold!’: Educators gather in Missoula for symposium on Indigenous boarding schools

By establishing an Indigenous curriculum, Laurie Smith-Small Waisted Bear said educators are “challenging the nation’s narrative.”“You must be bold!” she said. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Atlantic Richfield agrees to complete its cleanup of Anaconda smelter site

The Atlantic Richfield Company signed a consent decree agreeing to complete its cleanup of the Anaconda Smelter Superfund Site in Deer Lodge County. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Gunsight Lake may get native fish refuge in Glacier Park

Gunsight Lake could become the next threatened fish refuge in Glacier National Park under a new proposal out for public review. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

RECAP: Watch highlights from the Western Congressional Candidate Forum in Butte

Candidates Ryan Zinke (R), Monica Tranel (D) and John Lamb (L) answer questions related abortion, gun control and more during the Western Congressional Candidate Forum in Butte. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Independent outdoor group reflects on active summer

In May, Here Montana founder Alex Kim didn’t know what the summer would hold for the group he founded to serve Missoula’s BIPOC community through outdoor activities. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Caldera chronicles: The volcanic legacy of Bob Christiansen

Today we celebrate the life and career of Robert Christiansen (1935-2022), the first scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, a giant in developing a better understanding of volcanology throughout the western U.S., and a dedicated colleague, mentor and friend. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Our people could not be prouder’: Fort Belknap commemorates fox reintroduction

“Our people could not be prouder,” said Harold Main, director of the Fort Belknap Fish and Wildlife Department. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Fishing closure lifted on section of Big Hole

Angling reopens on Big Hole River between Maiden Rock and Tony Schoonen fishing access sites. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

A downstream dilemma: Canadian coal mines are seeping selenium into Montana waters

Canadian open-pit coal mines are polluting water that flows into Montana, but the Canadian government seems reluctant to rein in the mining or engage in an international solution. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Tribes receive $3.5M in funding for law enforcement, victim services

Tribal law enforcement agencies in Montana will receive more than $3.5 million in annual Department of Justice funding. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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