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Part of Stillwater River closed to watercraft because of exposed pipeline

By: - August 8, 2022

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks has closed the Stillwater River to all watercraft between Absaroka Fishing Access Site and the confluence of the Rosebud River, which is just upstream of Jeffreys Landing Fishing Access Site. Working closely with Stillwater County Commissioners, FWP is providing an emergency closure of the area until further […]

First monkeypox case in Montana confirmed in Flathead County

By: - August 5, 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services and Flathead City-County Health Department today confirmed a single presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection in a Flathead County adult. Initial testing was completed Aug. 5, 2022, at the Montana State Public Health Laboratory and confirmatory testing will occur next with the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Billings Symphony presents ‘Welcome to Indian Country’ to kick off season

By: - August 3, 2022

Spend an evening in celebration of Native culture through contemporary music and storytelling during Welcome to Indian Country on Saturday, Aug. 13, presented by the Billings Symphony. This event kicks off the symphony’s 2022-2023 season, featuring 30 events at 13 venues throughout Billings. Welcome to Indian Country is a five-piece Indigenous music ensemble joined by […]

Meat processed in Montana facilities more than doubled in the last fiscal year.

By: - August 2, 2022

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday that meat processed in Montana facilities more than doubled in the last fiscal year. “Montana meat processors continued their strong momentum, more than doubling the amount of meat processed over the last year,” Gianforte said in a press release. “This news is a testament to the Montana work ethic, and […]

Montana adds more ‘hoot owl’ fishing restrictions

By: - August 2, 2022

Daily hoot owl fishing restrictions are being implemented for sections of the Shields, Madison, Ruby, East Gallatin, Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers and Silver Bow Creek to reduce fish stress and mortality during high water temperatures. Hoot owl restrictions prohibit fishing each day between 2 p.m. and midnight. These restrictions go into effect at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. […]

Are you 100? If so, Montana wants to hear from you.

By: - August 2, 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) wants to honor Montana centenarians during the 53rd annual Governor’s Conference on Aging Oct. 4 – 5, 2022. The hybrid event will take place at the Copper King Convention Center in Butte with a virtual attendance option. Centenarians will be honored at a luncheon that will […]

Billings Symphony executive director leaving for Nevada

By: - August 2, 2022

The Billings Symphony announced on Tuesday that Executive Director Ignacio Barrón Viela will leave the Billings Symphony to pursue another opportunity. The Reno Philharmonic has selected Barrón Viela as President & CEO, following a national search. “We appreciate Ignacio’s work over nearly four years and all that he has accomplished in that time,” said Billings […]

Tenth case of Avian Influenza in 2022 confirmed in Montana

By: - July 29, 2022

The Montana Department Livestock confirmed on Monday its 10th case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza this year. According to a press release from the Department, the case was found in a Flathead County backyard poultry flock and is the 10th case linked to a 2022 wave of infections in the United States traced to seasonal […]

High temps prompt additional hoot owl restrictions in southwest Montana

By: - July 28, 2022

Daily hoot owl fishing restrictions are being implemented for sections of the Gallatin, Beaverhead, Big Hole and Clark Fork rivers to reduce fish stress and mortality during high water temperatures. Hoot owl restrictions prohibit fishing each day between 2 p.m. and midnight, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Thursday. These restrictions go into effect at […]

NorthWestern Energy: CEO Bob Rowe to retire, COO named as successor

By: - July 28, 2022

NorthWestern Energy announced Thursday that Bob Rowe will retire as chief executive officer and a member of NorthWestern Energy’s board of directors at the end of 2022. Wednesday, as part of a planned leadership succession, the NorthWestern Energy board of directors appointed Brian B. Bird, currently the company’s president and chief operating officer, to serve […]

Glacier National Park: Man dies climbing Rising Wolf Mountain  

By: - July 26, 2022

A 79-year-old male from Florida fell to his death on Monday morning while attempting to ascend a steep off-trail slope with a group of friends, Glacier National Park said Tuesday in a news release. The incident occurred several hundred feet above the Two Medicine Campground on Rising Wolf Mountain, the park said. Glacier said the […]

Glacier National Park: Bodies of two climbers found on Dusty Star Mountain 

By: - July 25, 2022

The bodies of two local men were located Monday on Dusty Star Mountain after being reported overdue from a climb in Glacier National Park, the park reported Monday in a news release. The climbers were a 67-year-old male from Columbia Falls and 67-year-old male from Kalispell, Glacier said. The names of the climbers are being […]