Parties in federal salmon lawsuit seek pause in litigation

The federal lawsuit involves the most recent plan for dam operations issued by the Trump administration in late 2020. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Exploding targets suspect in Plant Creek fire

Lolo National Forest officials hope to talk with some off-road vehicle riders seen in the area. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Grand Teton National Park already sets record for visits

Three months before the year is over, Grand Teton National Park has set a record for visitation. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Fort Keogh hunting opportunity pulled due to fires, fewer deer

The land is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a livestock and range research laboratory just outside of Miles City. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Great Falls-based Benefis announces purchase of Helena Imaging

Benefis Health System announced the acquisition of Helena Imaging on Friday, which includes two outpatient radiology locations that will operate under the name Benefis Helena Imaging. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

MT congressional map options narrowed to two

The options for drawing Montana’s congressional districts have narrowed to two, with few days allowed for public reaction. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Montana tribes want to stop jailing people for suicide attempts but lack a safer alternative

Tribal officials and various mental health advocates have been trying to find an alternative for nearly a decade. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Podcast focuses on Jimmy Bromgard, wrongly convicted of 1987 Billings child rape

The story of Billings-native Linda Tokarski Glantz, who was raped by an intruder at age 8, and Jimmy Bromgard, who was wrongly convicted of the crime, will be told in an upcoming podcast series. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

End of an era: Joe’s Pasty closes its doors

Today can only be described as bittersweet. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Beartooths water quality study finds bacteria of the animal kind

Dan Pendergraph’s analysis reinforces the importance for backpackers, hikers and other wilderness users to filter their water. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

McLaughlin Research Institute in Great Falls gets $5M gift

Great Falls-based McLaughlin Research Institute said it recently received a $5 million gift from a California couple, resulting in the largest single contribution in the organization’s history. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

After a 9-year absence, Montana reopens trade office in Taiwan

Taiwan imports 1.36 million metric tons of wheat every year and 95% of that grain comes from the United States. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Judge: Arco partly responsible for aluminum plant cleanup

A federal judge has ruled that the Atlantic Richfield Co. is partially responsible for millions of dollars in cleanup costs at the former Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant that it sold more than 35 years ago. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Tester wilderness bill hits Daines demand

S. 1493 would designate 79,060 acres of new federal wilderness in the mountains from Seeley Lake to Ovando. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Montanans sharply divided on congressional districts

The Districting and Apportionment Commission will meet again Thursday, when it expects to select a final map for public comment. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Great Falls celebrates expanded dental program, med school groundbreaking

The expansion adds 12,000 square feet to the clinic and allows the program to take another seven students at a time, bringing the total to 25. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Yellowstone plans ceasing winter wildlife surveillance, concentrating on summer

Six years of monitoring Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife during winter has shown bison and elk are fairly accustomed to snowmobile and snowcoach use, prompting managers to recommend ending the surveillance. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

3 Montana school districts go virtual or close due to COVID

No public school classes will be held statewide on Thursday and Friday due to the annual educator conferences. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

UM responds to Title IX lawsuit, files for partial dismissal

The lawsuit, filed in early August in federal court in Missoula by three former and one current UM employee, accused the university and Montana University System of sex-based discrimination and Title IX violations. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Columbia Falls becomes 11th Montana area with a resort tax

While voters approved the 3% tax in June 2020, the city delayed implementation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Discovery of bowhunter’s remains after 53 years finally gives son closure

Idaho bowhunter Raymond Jones went missing on his son’s 12th birthday, Sept. 7, 1968. Fifty-three years later, Jones’ body was found by another bowhunter, solving a mystery that had long haunted his relatives, including his only son. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

A promise fulfilled: Montana State University celebrates completion of American Indian Hall

On Saturday morning, hundreds sat before the new 31,000-square-foot building on the MSU campus. It is intended to serve as a bridge between American Indian culture and all cultures. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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