Study: Livestock grazing can benefit struggling bird species BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new study suggests some livestock grazing can benefit a ground-dwelling bird that’s suffered a dramatic population decline across its 11-state range in the U.S. West. Grazing on land occupied by greater sage grouse has been frequently cited as a reason for the […]
Republicans come up with separate infrastructure bills HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana House and Senate Republicans are introducing separate bills to pay for state infrastructure projects through bonds. Both measures being introduced Wednesday reduce Gov. Steve Bullock’s original $150 million bonding plan. The Senate measure would authorize between $80 million and $90 million to […]
Coroner IDs man killed in motorcycle crash near Savage BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash near the small eastern Montana town of Savage over the weekend. The Billings Gazette reports 44-year-old Daniel James Miller, of the Fairview area, was riding in […]
Officials identify Idaho man killed in Montana crash BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Butte-Silver Bow County officials have released the name of a 47-year-old Idaho man who died after being struck by a semitrailer while pushing his car off the interstate in southwestern Montana because it had run out of gas. The Montana Standard reports (bit.ly/2mNFUsU) […]
UM surveying faculty about early retirement MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana is surveying faculty and staff about their interest in early retirement as the university seeks to cut spending due to decreasing enrollment. The Missoulian reports the email, sent Wednesday, asked employees for their age, years at UM, interest in early […]
Montana travelers reminded of upcoming Real ID requirements BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Travel professionals are reminding their customers that Montana’s state-issued driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted as a valid form of identification for commercial flights next year. The Billings Gazette reports that beginning Jan. 22, passengers must produce a passport or some other […]
Montana House candidates set limits on taking PAC money HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Democratic and Republican candidates for Montana’s U.S. House election are setting self-imposed limits to the outside money their campaigns will accept. Democratic candidate Rob Quist’s campaign released a statement Wednesday that says the musician won’t accept any money from political […]
Wyoming man due to plead guilty in Montana double murder BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 19-year-old Wyoming man is set to plead guilty to a double-murder on Montana’s Crow Reservation under an agreement with federal prosecutors that would send him to prison for life. Jesus Deniz Mendoza was scheduled to appear at a Tuesday […]
The Latest: Musician Rob Quist wins Democratic nomination HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Popular musician Rob Quist has won the Democratic nomination for Montana’s special election to fill Ryan Zinke’s U.S. House seat. Party members from across the state selected Quist on Sunday over seven other candidates during a special nominating convention in Helena. Quist […]
Lawsuit over accommodations for disabled inmates settled HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state Department of Corrections and the ACLU of Montana have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Montana State Prison. The Department of Corrections has agreed to provide reasonable accommodations for inmates with […]
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