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Injured bicyclist rescued in Glacier National Park 

By: - June 15, 2022

A 25-year-old bicyclist from Wyoming was rescued Tuesday from the North Fork area of Glacier National Park, the park said Wednesday in a news release. Tuesday at approximately 12:36 p.m., Glacier dispatch was notified that the 25-year-old male bicyclist had activated his GPS tracking device to signal for help in the North Fork area of […]

Montana announces river, creek closures because of high water, flooding

By: - June 13, 2022

Following conversations with officials in Park County, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has closed the Yellowstone River in Park County to all recreational use due to public safety risks caused by extremely high water levels, endangered and failing infrastructure, flooded and impassible access roads, and limited availability of search-and-rescue resources. All fishing access sites on […]

Zinke wins GOP nomination in western district

By: - June 10, 2022

After a neck and neck race, Ryan Zinke pushed ahead with 42 percent of the vote for the Republican win in the western district for the U.S. House of Representatives. Al “Doc” Olszewski had nipped at his heels and even pulled ahead at times as the votes poured in following Tuesday’s primary, but he fell […]

Yellowstone National Park changes name of Mount Doane to ‘First Peoples Mountain’

By: - June 9, 2022

 Yellowstone National Park announced Thursday that Mount Doane is now named First Peoples Mountain. The announcement follows a 15-0 vote affirming the change by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, the federal body responsible for maintaining uniform geographic name usage throughout the federal government. First Peoples Mountain is a 10,551-foot peak within Yellowstone National Park […]

Glacier Park: Columbia Falls man dies in suspected climbing fall

By: - June 8, 2022

A Columbia Falls man died on Mt. Brown in Glacier National Park in a suspected climbing fall, park officials said Wednesday in a news release. Glacier identified the man as Winslow Nichols, 19, whose body was recovered from the mountain. Mt. Brown is approximately 8,500 feet in elevation with mixed snow and rocks at the […]

Cash reward offered for information leading to grizzly poacher

By: - June 7, 2022

A reward is being offered for information leading to the person who shot the foot off a 2-year-old female grizzly bear on or near Snowbowl Road, north of Missoula on or before April 11. The high-impact injury led to sepsis and severe dehydration. On May 29, the bear was put down by Fish, Wildlife and […]

Yellowstone park: Tourist gored by bison after getting too close

By: - May 31, 2022

A 25-year-old female from Grove City, Ohio, was gored and treated for injuries after she approached a bison to within 10 feet on the morning of May 30, 2022, Yellowstone National Park said Tuesday in a news release. Park regulations require visitors to stay 25 yards away from bison. But the woman and two others […]

Sweeney’s name will still appear on primary ballot

By: - May 10, 2022

With the first of Montana’s primary ballots already sent to those active military duty service members overseas and the state set to send registered absentee ballots on Friday, there is not enough time to remove a Congressional candidate who died last weekend, the Montana Secretary of State’s office confirmed. Mark Sweeney of Philipsburg, a former […]

AG Knudsen appeals case about Supreme Court, asks all justices to recuse themselves

By: - May 5, 2022

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen appealed a Bozeman judge’s ruling that stops voters from being able to choose how they elect state Supreme Court justices, his office announced Thursday in a news release. In a filing with the Montana Supreme Court, Knudsen also called on current Supreme Court justices to disqualify themselves from the case […]

Grizzly bear confirmed in North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown

By: - May 4, 2022

Bear tracks and hair samples collected in the North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown confirm the presence of a grizzly bear in the area, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks officials said Monday. “Having a grizzly bear in this area is not surprising after what we’ve seen the last few years in terms of bears moving further east […]

UPDATED: Montanans react to SCOTUS leak to Politico, draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade

By: - May 3, 2022

Montanans reacted Tuesday to the release of the draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion striking down Roe v. Wade. U.S. Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat, released the following statement: “For nearly 50 years, women have been able to make their own private healthcare decisions without interference from the federal government,” said Tester. “If reports are accurate […]

Montana FWP: Grizzly bear euthanized near Augusta

By: - April 20, 2022

After confirming four calves were killed by a grizzly bear along the Rocky Mountain Front near Augusta, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services shot the bear after obtaining the necessary approval from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), FWP said Wednesday in a news release. The bear […]