Daily Montanan Staff

Daily Montanan Staff

Fire danger high in Yellowstone National Park

By: - June 21, 2021

Yellowstone National Park officials declared “high fire danger” in the park, and reiterated regulations aimed to help curb the potential of wildfire. Currently, there are no active wildland fires in the park. And no restrictions are in place or planned at this time. Park officials remind visitors: Campfires are only permitted within established fire rings […]

Glacier: Park sees record 2021 through May

By: - June 17, 2021

Glacier National Park counted its highest visitation year-to-date through May on record, the park said Thursday in a news release. The park hosted 170,277 visitors in May 2021, a 2% increase from May 2019 (167,403), according to the news release. (May 2020 cannot be used as a good year-to-year comparison due to the park being […]

Yellowstone National Park continues free day permits for horseback

By: - June 16, 2021

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park will continue issuing free day permits to individuals who ride or lead stock such as horses and mules on park trails this summer. Launched in 2017, the free permit system helps park managers understand where, when and how many stock users visit the park. This information is important in […]

Glacier: Prepare for crowds in 2021; some campsites still closed

By: - June 8, 2021

More locations and services in Glacier National Park are gradually opening as summer gets closer, the park said in a news release Tuesday. Glacier National Park said it is offering additional services and visitor opportunities as the summer season approaches. The new Going-to-the-Sun Road Ticketed Entry reservation system took effect May 28, 2021. Entry reservation […]

Yellowstone National Park reminds visitors of boating guidelines

By: - May 28, 2021

Yellowstone National Park encourages the public to get ready for boating and fishing season, which begins May 29. Boaters and anglers should clean, drain and dry all boats and equipment prior to arriving in the park to minimize the risk of introducing aquatic invasive species into Yellowstone’s waters. Watercraft equipped with sealed internal ballast tanks […]

American Prairie Reserve adds 800 acres in Blaine County

By: - May 28, 2021

American Prairie Reserve is pleased to announce the purchase of 800 acres near Cow Creek, located in Blaine County and within the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. This parcel is American Prairie’s 32nd land acquisition and brings the conservation organization’s total deeded and leased acres to 420,425. Named for Cow Creek, which runs its length, […]

Board of Regents will file stay request in District Court after high court denies stay

By: - May 26, 2021

In a brief order Wednesday, the Montana Supreme Court dismissed the Montana Board of Regents’ request that it stay the implementation of House Bill 102, the campus carry bill. “Having reviewed the Petition and its attached Appendix, this Court determines there is no need to order a summary response and no ‘urgency or emergency factors […]

Arntzen: Biden administration’s rules for COVID-19 relief funding ‘burdensome’

By: - May 25, 2021

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen submitted comments Monday to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) on its Interim Final Requirements (IFR) related to implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act’s Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ARP-ESSER) Fund, the Office of Public Instruction announced Tuesday in a news release. In her comments, Arntzen emphasized […]

Montana Conservation Voters releases legislative scorecard

By: - May 24, 2021

Following the 67th Montana State Legislative Session, Montana Conservation Voters released its 2021 Legislative Scorecard highlighting the shortcomings of state elected officials and celebrating those who worked to protect Montana’s outdoor way of life. MCV’s 2021 legislative scorecard is available online at Most of the 150 state legislators received failing scores of less than […]

Commerce awards more than $5 million of Historic Preservation Grants to 23 communities

By: - May 20, 2021

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that 23 Montana communities will share more than $5 million of grant funding for 26 historic preservation projects. The grants, awarded through Commerce’s Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program, will be used to improve historical sites, historical societies and history museums in Montana, according to a news release from […]

Mask mandate eliminated for Montana University System

By: - May 17, 2021

The Montana University system is removing its mask mandate policy, according to a Friday memo from the Commissioner of Higher Education. “Campuses should consult relevant authorities and guidance at the local, state and federal levels when developing any ongoing guidance related to masks,” said the memo. The memo stated the sunsetting of that requirement and […]

Avalanche on Going-to-the-Sun Road traps bikers; no injuries

By: - May 14, 2021

Three bikers were rescued after being trapped behind an avalanche reported 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Triple Arches on Going-to-the-Sun Road, the park said Friday in a news release. “Three bikers, a husband and wife along with a friend, traveling up the road encountered an avalanche across the road, turned around and started back down,” the […]