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Sweeney’s name will still appear on primary ballot

By: - May 10, 2022

With the first of Montana’s primary ballots already sent to those active military duty service members overseas and the state set to send registered absentee ballots on Friday, there is not enough time to remove a Congressional candidate who died last weekend, the Montana Secretary of State’s office confirmed. Mark Sweeney of Philipsburg, a former […]

AG Knudsen appeals case about Supreme Court, asks all justices to recuse themselves

By: - May 5, 2022

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen appealed a Bozeman judge’s ruling that stops voters from being able to choose how they elect state Supreme Court justices, his office announced Thursday in a news release. In a filing with the Montana Supreme Court, Knudsen also called on current Supreme Court justices to disqualify themselves from the case […]

Grizzly bear confirmed in North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown

By: - May 4, 2022

Bear tracks and hair samples collected in the North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown confirm the presence of a grizzly bear in the area, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks officials said Monday. “Having a grizzly bear in this area is not surprising after what we’ve seen the last few years in terms of bears moving further east […]

UPDATED: Montanans react to SCOTUS leak to Politico, draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade

By: - May 3, 2022

Montanans reacted Tuesday to the release of the draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion striking down Roe v. Wade. U.S. Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat, released the following statement: “For nearly 50 years, women have been able to make their own private healthcare decisions without interference from the federal government,” said Tester. “If reports are accurate […]

Montana FWP: Grizzly bear euthanized near Augusta

By: - April 20, 2022

After confirming four calves were killed by a grizzly bear along the Rocky Mountain Front near Augusta, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services shot the bear after obtaining the necessary approval from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), FWP said Wednesday in a news release. The bear […]

Nurses at Barrett Hospital and Healthcare in Dillon vote to unionize

By: - April 20, 2022

The nurses at Barrett Hospital and Healthcare in Dillon have voted to unionize, the Montana Nurses Association announced on Wednesday. “The Montana Nurses Association is pleased to congratulate our newest professional nurses’ union, the registered nurses of Barrett Hospital & Healthcare,” a press release said. This is the first union established at Barrett Hospital & […]

Glacier announces Artists-in-Residence

By: - April 19, 2022

Glacier National Park has chosen the Artists-in-Residence for summer 2022 and 2023, the park said in a news release this week. The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape, Glacier said. Each artist will pursue their work while in the park, and then […]

FWP: Highly pathogenic avian influenza found in wild birds in Montana

By: - April 18, 2022

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus was detected in a snow goose from Canyon Ferry and a Canada goose from near Belgrade last week, according to a news release Monday from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP also said HPAI was detected earlier this month in domestic poultry in Judith Basin and Cascade counties, and […]

Gov. Gianforte extends Montana tax return deadline one week

By: - April 18, 2022

Due to severe weather in areas of Montana, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Monday a one-week extension of the 2021 Montana Individual Income Tax Return deadline to Monday, April 25, 2022, his office said in a news release. “After hearing from Montanans impacted by the recent winter storms, particularly in eastern Montana, we moved quickly to […]

Yellowstone National Park opens some roads April 15

By: - April 8, 2022

Beginning April 15, 2022, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for the season, weather permitting. On Saturday, April 16, entrance fees will be waived in celebration of National Park Week. Roads open to the public April 15 West Entrance to Old Faithful Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful (via Norris) Norris to Canyon Village North Entrance […]

Release from Hebgen Dam reduced through April

By: - April 5, 2022

Persistent drought conditions, low soil moisture and low snowpack are contributing to a forecast of continued low water levels at Hebgen Reservoir this season, NorthWestern Energy said this week in the following news release: The Madison River Basin is experiencing Severe and Extreme Drought conditions. Hebgen Reservoir is currently at an elevation of 6,524.6 feet, which […]

Yellowstone roads between West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs open for 2022 spring bicycling March 25

By: - March 24, 2022

Beginning Friday, March 25, bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park can ride 49 miles between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park announced Thursday. The park cautioned cyclists to anticipate hazards and vehicles on roads. The following sections of the Grand Loop Road between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs will open to cycling, the park said: West Entrance […]