Daily Montanan Staff

Daily Montanan Staff

Gianforte announces board appointments to handful of statewide commissions

By: - January 3, 2023

Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte announced six appointments to various statewide boards and commissions on Tuesday. The Montana Code Annotated notes that officers who are not appointed by a method outlined in the state’s constitution or statutes must be appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate. The following list […]


The Top 10 most viewed commentaries on the Daily Montanan for 2022

By: - December 30, 2022

If Minnesota has 10,000 lakes, then Montana should be known for having at least that many opinions on any given subject. Montana isn’t the type of place that is accustomed to biting tongues. It’s a full-throated kind of place where everyone weighs in. As such, the Daily Montanan continues to bring award-winning commentary and opinion […]

American Lung Association: Just 16 percent of Montanans smoke, but tobacco leading cause of death, disease

By: - December 29, 2022

More than 16 percent of Montanans smoke, and tobacco is the leading cause of death and disease in the state, the American Lung Association said this week in a news release encouraging people to quit. The association also noted tobacco use has been declining in Montana for decades. “Each year, quitting smoking is listed as […]

The top 10 most read stories on the Daily Montanan in 2022

By: - December 28, 2022

Montana, you love stories about Yellowstone National Park, public lands and politics. Since the Daily Montanan’s inception in 2021, we’ve published more than 3,700 articles, pieces of commentary and information. And we’re looking forward to the news of 2023.  Here, by ranking, are the Top 10 stories that were read during 2022 on our site. […]

The Daily Montanan’s top 10 stories of 2022

By: - December 27, 2022

2022 … it’s been … real. The year kicked off with legal adult marijuana use in Montana, and we Montanans waged court battles over other products of the 2021 legislature, laws related to voting, wolves and vaccines. With the Covid-19 vaccine, drug therapies and boosters widely available, many had hoped the new year would be […]

FWP: Wolf trapping opens in grizzly bear habitat in Montana

By: - December 27, 2022

Wolf trapping season is open as of Saturday, Dec. 24, in all areas of occupied grizzly bear habitat across the state, including deer and elk hunting district (HD) 130 in northwest Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Friday in a news release. The news release noted wildlife staff completed its final assessment of grizzly bear […]

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 […]