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DNA confirms euthanized bear responsible for Ovando attack

By: - July 15, 2021

DNA results received Wednesday confirmed the grizzly bear killed by wildlife officials last Friday was the same bear that fatally attacked a camper in Ovando early on the morning of July 6, according to a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. “The DNA samples from the bear, saliva sample at the scene of […]

Department of Commerce: More than $10M in rent, assistance, paid

By: - July 8, 2021

Montana Housing announced Thursday that more than $10 million in rent and utility assistance has been paid to support Montanans who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were at risk of housing instability, according to a news release from the Montana Department of Commerce. The federally funded assistance is provided by […]

Montana, more than 30 other states accuse Google of anti-competitive practices

By: - July 8, 2021

Montana is among 36 states suing Google over allegations the tech firm is operating a monopoly with its app store and Google Billing. In the Midwest, Minnesota, Missouri, and South Dakota also are involved with the lawsuit, Utah v. Google. The states claim Google paid off competitors and used contracts to create a monopoly for its app store on […]

More fishing restrictions for Montana rivers

By: - July 1, 2021

Angling restrictions on several additional rivers in southwest Montana go into effect today due to warming temperatures and low flows. The restrictions include what are commonly known as “hoot owl” restrictions, which means fishing is closed from 2 p.m. to midnight each day. Some waters are under full fishing closures, which prohibit fishing at all […]

BLM seeks comments on American Prairie Reserve bison proposal

By: - July 1, 2021

LEWISTOWN— The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to comment on its draft environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact, often called a “FONSI” for a bison grazing proposal on BLM-administered lands located in Phillips County, Montana. On Sept. 24, 2019, the American Prairie Reserve submitted a proposal (an update to their earlier […]

Yellowstone National Park enacts fire restrictions

By: - July 1, 2021

Effective immediately, Yellowstone National Park officials have declared the fire danger level “very high.” Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect until further notice. Those restrictions include: Backcountry and trails Prohibited: Charcoal or wood fire campfires in the backcountry, including those in established fire rings. Prohibited: Smoking in the backcountry and on all trails, except immediately adjacent […]

Yellowstone shares top ten tips for visiting the park this Fourth of July

By: - June 30, 2021

Leave the fireworks at home. That’s one of the top things to know to recreate responsibly and safely in Yellowstone National Park this Fourth of July, the park said Wednesday in a news release: Most park camping and lodging is reserved and full. No camping or overnight vehicle parking is allowed in pullouts, parking areas, picnic grounds […]

Warm water, low flow causes Montana to restrict some fishing

By: - June 28, 2021

 Angling restriction on several rivers go into effect today due to warming water temperatures and low flows. The restrictions include what are commonly known as “hoot owl” closures, which means fishing is closed from 2 p.m. to midnight, and some full fishing closures. The closures and restrictions will stay in effect until conditions improve. The […]

Montana Department of Commerce awards grants to Native-owned small businesses

By: - June 25, 2021

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced $86,500 in funding to support the growth of 14 Native American-owned small businesses through the Tribal Tourism Digital Business Development Grant at the Montana Department of Commerce. “Native-owned and tourism-related businesses were hit especially hard by COVID-19,” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said. “As these businesses look ahead to a brighter […]

Glacier’s Going-to-the-Sun Road opens

By: - June 25, 2021

Going-to-the-Sun Road officially opened this morning for the 2021 summer season, Glacier National Park announced Friday. The road may now be accessed by motorized vehicles all the way through from both the West Glacier and St. Mary entrances. An entry reservation ticket in addition to an entrance pass is required for access to Going-to-the-Sun Road via […]

Gov. Gianforte donates salary to One Health Bighorn in Hardin

By: - June 22, 2021

Gov. Greg Gianforte toured One Health Bighorn last week and contributed his governor’s salary from the first quarter of 2021 to the federally qualified health center in Hardin, according to a news release from the Governor’s Office. One Health Bighorn serves communities in southeast Montana, including providing comprehensive substance use disorder treatment services. “We face […]

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 […]