Daily Montanan Staff

Daily Montanan Staff

Twenty-one teachers in Montana earn national board certification

By: - December 20, 2022

Twenty-one Montana teachers earned National Board Certification, and another 17 successfully renewed their certification, according to an announcement from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards this week. There are a total of 175 National Board Certified teachers in the state according to a release from the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation, which administers the program […]

Glacier: Two Medicine, Many Glacier added to reservation system in 2023

By: - December 19, 2022

Visitors to Glacier National Park in 2023 can expect to use a vehicle reservation system to access Going-to-the-Sun Road via the West Entrance and the North Fork area of the park from May 26 through September 10, 2023, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a news release from the park. Vehicle reservations will […]

Gianforte, GOP governors ask Biden to end COVID public health emergency

By: - December 19, 2022

Gov. Greg Gianforte and a consortium of Republican governors sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday asking him to end in April the COVID-19 public health emergency that has been in place since March 2020. The current public health emergency was extended last year until Jan. 11, 2023, but the 25 governors who […]

Montana’s first Amazon facility under construction in Missoula

By: - December 16, 2022

E-commerce giant Amazon is constructing its first facility in the Treasure State in Missoula, according to a release from Gov. Greg Gianforte on Friday. “We’re thrilled Amazon has recognized Missoula’s business-friendly environment, unmatched quality of life, and hardworking and talented workforce, and look forward to the 100 good-paying jobs their investment will bring to Missoula,” […]

American Prairie transfers bison to tribal nations

By: - December 7, 2022

American Prairie is pleased to announce it has relocated 45 bison from its conservation herd in north central Montana to Native Nations in Montana and Washington State. As part of the nonprofit’s ongoing work to return bison to their native lands, it has now distributed more than 500 bison to tribal and conservation herds around […]

Montana reports first influenza death for 2022-23 season

By: - December 2, 2022

A Billings man was confirmed to be the first influenza death of the 2022-2023 season, according to a joint press release from RiverStone Health and the state’s health department. The Yellowstone County resident, who was elderly and unvaccinated, passed away at a Billings hospital over Thanksgiving weekend, the news release said. Flu cases in Montana […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office: Man who trafficked fentanyl sentenced

By: - December 1, 2022

MISSOULA — A Pablo man who admitted to trafficking fentanyl pills in the community and was caught with $6,070 in U.S. currency and a firearm was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said in a news release from his office. In […]

‘Friends of the Montana Constitution’ announced

By: - November 28, 2022

Mae Nan Ellingson, the youngest Delegate to the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention, announced in a news release Monday the formation of Friends of the Montana Constitution, a Montana nonprofit and nonpartisan educational corporation. The news release noted Friends, led by Ellingson, has three purposes as follows: Promoting and enhancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of […]

Canvassers conduct random sample of ’22 election

By: - November 21, 2022

Last week, the Montana Board of Canvassers, convened to complete the random-sample audit selection for the 2022 General Election. The canvass’ purpose is two-fold — first, it’s required by law after an election in order to certify results. Secondly, it checks the accuracy of results by auditing random precincts and races to ensure election integrity. […]

Montana Republicans, Democrats select leaders in advance of 2023 legislative session

By: - November 16, 2022

Montana legislators selected leadership Wednesday for the 2023 legislative session, according to announcements from Republicans and Democrats. Senate Republicans elected Sen. Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, to serve as the next president of the Senate, according to an email from the Senate Majority. Ellsworth was the Senate president pro tempore during the 2021 legislative session. “It’s an […]

Tax reduction, paired with spending on repairs for state facilities included in Gianforte’s budget

By: - November 10, 2022

Gov. Gianforte is prioritizing tax relief and spending surplus on repairs and expansions to the state hospital and state prison, according to a release outlining his 2023 budget priorities on Thursday. The full budget will be released Tuesday.

Latest satellite launch will help improve NOAA’s weather forecasting ability

By: - November 10, 2022

Weather forecasters job is about to get easier. Early Thursday morning, the National  Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, launched a state-of-the-art polar-orbiting satellite that is designed to provide more comprehensive, real-time data to weather forecasters who monitor the earth’s atmosphere and predict upcoming events like storms. The NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2), the third in […]