Daily Montanan Staff

Daily Montanan Staff

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 […]

Final oil and gas lease released in Badger-Two Medicine area, sacred to the Blackfeet Tribe

By: - September 5, 2023

After a decades-long fight, the final federal oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area was released last week, with no potential for new leases. The area is sacred to the Blackfeet Tribe. “The settlement agreement rights a fundamental wrong by removing industry’s hold on one of our Nation’s most significant areas,” a press […]

Governor appoints Thomas Lee Bruner to Montana Workers’ Compensation Court

By: - September 5, 2023

Gov. Greg Gianforte appointed Helena lawyer and Deputy Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court Thomas Lee Bruner to serve as judge on the Montana Workers’ Compensation Court. Thomas was born in Butte and worked as a civil litigation attorney there for 19 years after graduating from the University of Montana law school in 1995, according […]

Florida man pleads guilty to wire fraud, stealing $150,000 from elderly Montanan after FBI sting

By: - September 2, 2023

A Florida man pleaded guilty to wire fraud after participating in a hacking scheme that stole $150,000 from an elderly Montana woman and being caught by authorities in a sting operation. According to a Montana U.S. Attorney’s Office press release, Eddly Joseph, 43, of Gainesville, Fla., pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court last […]

Glacier: Remains of climber found on Reynolds Mountain 

By: - September 1, 2023

The body of climber Adam Fuselier, a 32-year-old man from Castle Pines, Colo., was found by National Park Service ground searchers at approximately 11 a.m. Friday after being reported missing Wednesday, according to a news release from Glacier National Park. The cause of death is still under investigation, the park said. The park and Fuselier’s […]

McConnell again falls silent, this time while speaking to reporters in Northern Kentucky

By: - August 30, 2023

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell fell silent and appeared to freeze while speaking to reporters Wednesday in Covington, his second such public episode in as many months. A spokesman for the Senate Republican leader told the Lantern that McConnell “felt momentarily lightheaded and paused during his press conference today.” “While he feels fine, as a prudential […]

Kalispell felon admits illegal possession of gun used in shooting

By: - August 30, 2023

A Kalispell man with a felony conviction admitted to a firearms crime after he gave a gun to another person who used it in a fatal shooting, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said in a news release this week. Kyle Kenneth Smith, 33, pleaded guilty to prohibited person in possession of a firearm, according to the […]

West Nile virus spreads in Montana; 2 hospitalized in Billings

By: - August 29, 2023

At least eight people in Montana have been infected with West Nile Virus in recent weeks, including three Yellowstone County residents, according to RiverStone Health. Two of the Yellowstone County West Nile Virus patients were hospitalized with severe symptoms of the disease that affected the brain or other parts of the neurological system. As of […]