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Cellphones spill into Yellowstone’s wilds despite park plan BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on earth. A refuge from ringing cellphones? Not so much anymore. In the popularity contest between Yellowstone’s […]
9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug. Five states — Arizona, […]
Marko Lucich steps down Marko Lucich is stepping down as the executive director of Butte’s Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Colin Higgins told chamber members in letter that Lucich is resigning to concentrate on his health and well-being. Lucich, who has directed the Chamber for 13 years, has been on an unpaid leave since August […]
First Half Play by Play; Austin Davis. Color, John Thatcher Second Half. (problems loading, will get 2nd half up shortly) Story from ButteSports.com, By Bruce Sayler The view from sitting on top of the world is pretty good. The Butte High Bulldogs had that perch Friday night after their heart-spent 26-21 victory over C.M. […]
Pregame and First Half Play by Play. Paul Panisko Halftime and Second Half. Story from Butte Sports, by Bill Foley. la GRANDE, Ore. — Montana Tech got big plays from its offense, defense and special teams Saturday afternoon. That all translated into the No. 10 Orediggers knocking off nemesis Eastern Oregon 37-24 at Community […]
Forest Service wants partnerships to help manage forests MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says his agency is depending on partnerships with states and private organizations to manage 60 million acres in need of restoration because of staff and budget cuts. The agency plans to set priorities on where to […]
Pregame & First Half. Paul Panisko Play by Play; Ron Hasquet Color. Halftime & Second Half Game Story from ButteSports.com By Bill Foley Oredigger fans will have to settle for what might have been following Saturday’s 48-12 win over No. 25 Rocky Mountain College on the Bob Green Field. (Stats) The only drawback in […]
First Half; Paul Panisko, Play by Play. Austin Davis, color. Halftime and Second Half.
Montana educators adopt new science standards BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Board of Public Education has adopted new science standards for public school students. The new standards don’t tell teachers what to teach and local districts will still have control over their curriculum. However, the standards have benchmarks for what students need to […]
- 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....