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Montana governor declares fire emergency, Montana Democrats retained their current state party leaders
Montana governor declares fire emergency HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has declared a fire emergency in Montana as better weather conditions Sunday aided firefighting efforts and prevented new major fire starts. The emergency declaration allows Bullock to mobilize state resources and the Montana National Guard to fight the fires. Fires are burning […]
Hot, dry conditions lead to Glacier wildfire’s rapid growth, Feds hold Montana public meeting on coal program
Hot, dry conditions lead to Glacier wildfire’s rapid growth WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — High temperatures and low humidity have caused the rapid growth of a new wildfire in a remote part of Glacier National Park. Park officials say the fire eight miles north of Nyack in the south-central part of Glacier had burned […]
Butte crash victims identified as Casey Boyle, Kyle Burgman, Glacier wildfire up to 6.7 square miles, new fire starts
Butte crash victims identified as Casey Boyle, Kyle Burgman Authorities have identified the two 28-year-old Butte men killed in a rollover crash on East Park Street early Monday Morning. Casey Boyle and Kyle Burgman died when the east-bound 2006 Ford Focus they were in failed to negotiate a curve at Shields Avenue, hit the shoulder […]
Montana State Parks visitation could reach all-time high, Man enters not guilty plea to wildfire arson charges
Man enters not guilty plea to wildfire arson charges (Information in the following story is from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com) HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he started a wildfire in the Helena National Forest last month. Robert Alexander Norman pleaded not guilty in Broadwater County District Court […]
Glacier park slight drop in visitors due to fire ST. MARY, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park officials say a wildfire that closed a popular area of the park only slightly affected the overall number of visitors in July. The 6-square-mile fire has been burning since July 21, shutting down a portion of the […]
State: Number of uninsured Montanans continues to decline, Helicopter fighting fire crashes into lake near Whitefish
State: Number of uninsured Montanans continues to decline HELENA, Mont. (AP) — State officials say 15 percent of Montanans lack health insurance, down from 20 percent two years ago. Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen said Wednesday preliminary statistics show the state saw a net increase of more than 23,000 people with health insurance as […]
VA permanently closes acute care center at Fort Harrison, Bozeman man convicted of 4 felonies in woman’s assault
9th Circuit sanctions attorney for frivolous appeal HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appellate court is sanctioning Yellowstone Club co-founder Tim Blixseth and one of his attorneys for filing a frivolous appeal after a failed effort to have a Montana bankruptcy judge removed from his case. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]
States’ targets shift in final Obama climate change plan HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sixteen states will have tougher carbon dioxide reduction targets than they originally planned for when President Barack Obama first proposed his climate change rule last year. Obama presented his final plan Monday, which would reduce emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels […]
‘Roving rabbis’ spread across Montana on kosher mission HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung faithful how to keep kosher. Eli Chaikin, 23, and Dovid Lepkivker, 25, call themselves the roving rabbis. Their mission is […]
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