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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 […]
- Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wallWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday....
- Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....
- France's rejected mainstream unites behind Macron for runoffPARIS (AP) -- France's political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united Monday to urge voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential runoff and to reject Marine Le Pen's populist nationalism....
- Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdownSALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants....