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Residents, anglers seek to restrict Boulder River access HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials say restrictions aren’t needed along a stretch of the Boulder River near Big Timber that residents and anglers protest is being degraded by too many commercial floaters. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are recommending the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission […]
Drones could scatter plague vaccine for Montana prairie dogs LEWISTOWN, Mont. (AP) — Drones might soon be dropping peanut butter-flavored treats laced with vaccine across some Montana prairie dog colonies under a plan to inoculate the rodents against the plague. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday it wants to protect prairie dogs […]
Judge sets hearing in lawmaker’s dark money case HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has set a June 17 hearing in Anaconda on what penalties should be imposed on a Montana lawmaker whom a jury found took illegal campaign contributions. The penalties against Rep. Art Wittich could include removal from office and three times […]
Rural health care gets a financial boost BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rural health care is getting a financial boost after regional health care officials announced nearly $9 million in grants that will help patients in Montana and provide funds for training in Wyoming. A private trust announced it will give nearly $5 million for […]
Police investigating apparent triple homicide in Montana BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating the discovery of three bodies in a southern Montana home as a homicide. Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan says he and two deputies found the three dead adults Thursday morning in the small town of Belfry after a […]
Merle Haggard, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and one of the most influential singer-songwriters in the field’s long history, died Wednesday morning (April 6) — on his 79th birthday — in California following a lengthy illness. Haggard, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008, had been battling pneumonia since December. […]
The Latest: Hundreds turn out for Crow war chief’s funeral BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 500 people have turned out for the funeral of the last surviving war chief of Montana’s Crow Indian Tribe. Services for Joe Medicine Crow were held Wednesday at the one building on the Crow reservation large enough to […]
Anti-union agent says he didn’t coordinate with candidates HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former anti-union operative whom Montana officials allege ran shadow campaigns for select Republican candidates says he never helped a candidate in exchange for their support of right-to-work policies once they were elected. Christian LeFer gave a sworn statement in a federal […]
CMT News LAS VEGAS — On Sunday’s (April 3) Academy of Country Music Awards, Dolly Parton was presented the Tex Ritter Award and performed with pop star Katy Perry. But when the show was over and she came to talk to reporters and share her thoughts on those two big moments on the ACM stage, […]
Just in time for baseball season, stadium food has gone off the rails. It’s not as if stadium food was ever healthy, exactly, but the new Gonzo-style offerings at stadiums nationwide appear to be designed specifically to induce as many heart attacks amongst fans as possible in nine short innings. We are, of course, a […]
- GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in WashingtonThe Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era....
- Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health billWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare....
- Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures severalCINCINNATI (AP) -- Gunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded nightclub with a history of violence, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others, authorities said....
- Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstaclesWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own....