Daily Montanan Staff

Daily Montanan Staff

Montana man sentenced to six years in prison for Jan. 6 assault on officer

By: - September 27, 2023

A Montana man was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison on several felony and misdemeanor charges, including assaulting law enforcement, for his involvement in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Isaac Steve Sturgeon, 34, of Dillon, on Jan. 6, 2021, joined the mob on the Capitol grounds, eventually climbing through […]

Postal carrier admits stealing mail to look for cash, gift cards

By: - September 25, 2023

A carrier who delivered mail for the U.S. Postal Service was sentenced Monday after she admitted to stealing mail from her route in search of cash and gift cards from more than 90 victims, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said in a news release. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced Katie Elizabeth Bowlds, 39, of […]

Candidates announce for Congress, Attorney General’s Office in Montana

By: - September 22, 2023

A handful of candidates have recently filed for statewide office including a Bozeman Democrat running for the Attorney General’s Office, three new congressional candidates in the eastern district and a candidate for Secretary of State. Bozeman attorney Ben Alke recently filed to run as a Democrat for the Attorney General’s Office. According to his website, he […]

‘Ride for their lives’ event in Billings will focus on climate change

By: - September 22, 2023

Montana healthcare providers are sponsoring a “Ride for Their Lives” bike ride to draw attention to the fact that our kids’ health is negatively affected by climate change.  From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, sponsors Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate and Billings Trailnet, in cooperation with the Children’s Clinic of Billings […]

Former state health department employee admitted stealing nearly $90,000 in federal assistance

By: - September 21, 2023

A former employee with the state health department admitted to stealing nearly $90,000 from federal assistance programs by submitting false information on applications. According to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release, Heather Marie Bugni, 34, of Butte, was a client services coordinator for six years and processed applications and approved benefits for multiple programs including […]

Illegal possession of gun sends Billings felon to prison for 30 months

By: - September 20, 2023

A Billings felon who was on probation when officers found him wearing a bandana over his face and a carrying semi-automatic rifle wrapped in a blanket as he walked down a residential street was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said […]

Yellowstone: Park busy in 2023 after historic 2022 flooding

By: - September 14, 2023

Yellowstone National Park saw a 45% increase in visitors this August compared to the same month in 2022, the year the park saw historic flooding, Yellowstone said Thursday in a news release. The park counted 846,389 recreation visits in August 2023 compared to 582,211 in August 2022. The August 2023 total is also a 3% […]

A grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Hunter shoots, injures grizzly near Fairfield

By: - September 13, 2023

A hunter shot and injured a grizzly bear near Fairfield in the Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area on Tuesday. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is still looking for the bear. According to a FWP press release Wednesday, the hunter was hunting for upland birds on private lands when he was charged by the grizzly, believed […]

Central Montana Medical Center begins $15.6 million cancer center project

By: - September 13, 2023

LEWISTOWN — The mission is simple: Cancer care closer to home. And on Wednesday, Central Montana Medical Center broke ground on a $15.6 million cancer center that will bring comprehensive cancer care services to central Montana. That means residents living in central and northern Montana won’t have to travel as long for cancer treatment. The project […]

Grizzly attack leaves hunter severely injured near Big Sky

By: - September 11, 2023

A grizzly attacked a hunter just outside Big Sky on Friday, leaving them injured enough to need a helicopter transport and leading to trail closures in the area. According to Gallatin County Search and Rescue, a hunting party called for medical treatment after someone in their party was attacked by a grizzly bear while tracking […]

Department of Labor and Industry report: ‘Record job growth,’ housing still a challenge

By: - September 7, 2023

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Sarah Swanson said Thursday the annual Labor Day Report shows the state enters the winter of 2023 with an economy poised for future growth “and prosperity for Montana families.”  “Montana enjoyed a historic year of record job growth, low unemployment and rising wages for middle-income families,” said Commissioner Swanson […]

Yellowstone National Park warns to stay away from bull elk during fall mating season

By: - September 6, 2023

Yellowstone National Park is warning visitors to stay away from bull elk during the fall mating season, called the rut, which has already started. In a press release Wednesday, the park said bull elk are unpredictable during this time of year and people have been severely injured. Elk run quickly and may change direction without […]