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October visitation in Yellowstone National Park tails off, but still strong

By: - November 11, 2021

Yellowstone National Park hosted 316,662 recreation visits in October 2021, down 12% from October 2020 (359,889 visits), which was the busiest October on record. Recreation visits this October were up 85% from October 2019 (171,339 visits). Several short-term, weather-related road closures likely impacted visitation in 2019. So far in 2021, the park has hosted 4,789,644 […]

Gov. Gianforte announces monoclonal antibody clinic opens in Missoula

By: - November 8, 2021

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Monday the state is expanding access to life-saving monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments with the opening of a new state-sponsored clinic in Missoula, according to a news release from his office. The Governor’s Office noted this is the second state-sponsored mAb clinic in Montana. “A life-saving tool for Montanans who contract COVID-19, […]

Montana native becomes first woman to graduate from U.S. Army Sniper Course

By: - November 8, 2021

A Montana woman became the first National Guard Soldier to graduate from the U.S. Army Sniper Course on November 5. “We are extremely proud of this Soldier’s achievement and recognize that this is a milestone for not only Montana, but the entire National Guard and Army,” said Maj. Gen. J. Peter Hronek, the Adjutant General […]

UM to celebrate Elouise Cobell Day on Nov. 5

By: - November 1, 2021

The University of Montana will host its third annual Elouise Cobell Day Celebration on Friday, Nov. 5, to recognize the work and legacy of the late Blackfeet activist, UM announced in a news release. UM’s Payne Family Native American Center houses the Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute. Cobell gained national acclaim when she and four other Native Americans embarked […]

Yellowstone Park will close most entrances for winter

By: - November 1, 2021

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyoming – This weekend, November 6-7, provides the last chance for visitors to drive to many iconic locations in Yellowstone. The West, South and East entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close to vehicle travel at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Nov. 8. The park annually closes roads in early November to […]

State announces requests information on broadband mapping platforms

By: - October 22, 2021

The state announced on Thursday that it is seeking a third-party contractor to create a map that identifies areas in the state where broadband bands needs are not being adequately met; officials are calling the move one of the first significant steps in closing the digital divide in Montana. The Request for Information will allow […]

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland will appear at MSU in place of U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland

By: - October 15, 2021

Montana State University’s grand opening for the American Indian Hall this Saturday, Oct. 16, will feature a speech by U.S. Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland rather than U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, MSU said in a news release. Haaland had to cancel her trip to Bozeman due to a family emergency, according to […]

Public comment period opens for Yellowstone and Gallatin judicial vacancies

By: - October 14, 2021

The public commenting period for who should fulfill judicial vacancies in Gallatin and Yellowstone counties is now open and will run until Nov. 13 at 5 p.m., the Governor’s Office announced on Thursday. People can submit letters of support or other comments by email to [email protected], by fax to (406) 444-4151, or by mail to […]

Going-to-the-Sun Road closes early for season

By: - October 14, 2021

Due to continued winter weather, the alpine sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park will remain closed for the season, the park said in a news release. Currently, visitors can drive 15.5 miles from the West Entrance to Avalanche Creek, and 13.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Jackson Glacier Overlook. The […]

Freedom to Vote Act topic of free League of Women Voters webinar

By: - October 5, 2021

The League of Women Voters of Montana is hosting a free webinar “Freedom to Vote Act: What is it and What it Would Do” at 7 p.m., Oct. 12 The featured speaker is: Elizabeth Hira, Spitzer Fellow and Policy Counsel, of the Brennan Center for Justice. Hira’s work at the Brennan Center focuses on large-scale […]

Richard Spring Fire declared major disaster

By: - September 30, 2021

The Richard Spring Fire has been declared a major disaster by the federal government meaning the state will receive federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local resources being used to offset widespread damage as a result of the fire.  “This major disaster declaration is great news for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and communities in […]

Park: Three Yellowstone wolves killed in first week of Montana’s hunting season

By: - September 28, 2021

Yellowstone National Park wolf biologists report that the park’s Junction Butte Pack (27 wolves) lost three wolves to Montana hunters during the first week of Montana’s wolf hunting season, according to a news release from the park. Yellowstone said the Junction Butte Pack transcends Yellowstone’s northern range and is the most viewed wolf pack in […]