Daily Montanan Staff

Daily Montanan Staff

Public comment period opens for Yellowstone and Gallatin judicial vacancies

By: - October 14, 2021

The public commenting period for who should fulfill judicial vacancies in Gallatin and Yellowstone counties is now open and will run until Nov. 13 at 5 p.m., the Governor’s Office announced on Thursday. People can submit letters of support or other comments by email to [email protected], by fax to (406) 444-4151, or by mail to […]

Going-to-the-Sun Road closes early for season

By: - October 14, 2021

Due to continued winter weather, the alpine sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park will remain closed for the season, the park said in a news release. Currently, visitors can drive 15.5 miles from the West Entrance to Avalanche Creek, and 13.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Jackson Glacier Overlook. The […]

Freedom to Vote Act topic of free League of Women Voters webinar

By: - October 5, 2021

The League of Women Voters of Montana is hosting a free webinar “Freedom to Vote Act: What is it and What it Would Do” at 7 p.m., Oct. 12 The featured speaker is: Elizabeth Hira, Spitzer Fellow and Policy Counsel, of the Brennan Center for Justice. Hira’s work at the Brennan Center focuses on large-scale […]

Richard Spring Fire declared major disaster

By: - September 30, 2021

The Richard Spring Fire has been declared a major disaster by the federal government meaning the state will receive federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local resources being used to offset widespread damage as a result of the fire.  “This major disaster declaration is great news for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and communities in […]

Park: Three Yellowstone wolves killed in first week of Montana’s hunting season

By: - September 28, 2021

Yellowstone National Park wolf biologists report that the park’s Junction Butte Pack (27 wolves) lost three wolves to Montana hunters during the first week of Montana’s wolf hunting season, according to a news release from the park. Yellowstone said the Junction Butte Pack transcends Yellowstone’s northern range and is the most viewed wolf pack in […]

VA ‘Virtual Town Hall’ will answer questions about flu shots, COVID-19 vaccines

By: - September 27, 2021

The Fort Harrison VA Medical Center will host a live town-hall event from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday for all veterans who want information about flu shots, COVID-19 updates, upcoming clinic openings as well as other issues like mental health and suicide prevention. The virtual town hall for veterans can be accessed by phone at […]

Injured black bear euthanized after vehicle collision in Glacier National Park

By: - September 27, 2021

A black bear was euthanized by park rangers after the injured animal was discovered around 2 p.m. Sept. 23 along Going-to-the-Sun Road two miles east of Rising Sun, according to a news release Monday from Glacier National Park. An initial investigation by the National Park Service indicated the bear suffered unsurvivable traumatic injuries from contact […]

DOC announces hiring of new Public Safety Chief

By: - September 21, 2021

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Jail Commander Jim Anderson will become the new public safety chief for the Montana Department of Corrections, the department announced in a news release on Tuesday. “Jim has the experience and skillset we are seeking for this position as we forge ahead with modernization of our corrections system,” said Deputy Director […]

Yellowstone: One man likely drowned, crews search for missing companion at Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park

By: - September 21, 2021

Park search and rescue crews located the body of Mark O’Neill along the east shore of Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park Monday, Sept. 20, Yellowstone National Park said in a news release Tuesday. In a brief phone call Tuesday, the park said O’Neill likely died by drowning. O’Neill, 67, from Chimacum, Washington, and his […]

Gov. Gianforte urges Biden to reopen U.S.-Canada Border

By: - September 20, 2021

After the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday it again would extend the closure of the border between the U.S. and Canada for another month, Gov. Greg Gianforte urged President Joe Biden to fully reopen the northern border for trade and travel, the governor’s office said in a news release. “While our nation’s […]

Deb Haaland signs the Confederated Salish and Kootenai-Montana Compact

By: - September 17, 2021

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland signed the Confederated Salish and Kootenai-Montana Compact on Friday, formally executing the Montana Water Rights Protection Act enacted by Congress on Dec. 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Interior announced in a news release Friday. “Together, these actions pave the way to improving the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes’ […]

Gov. Gianforte, MT congressional delegation react to Afghan refugees coming to Missoula

By: - September 16, 2021

Gov. Greg Gianforte said on Thursday he plans to welcome fully-vetted Missoula-bound Afghan refugees fleeing the humanitarian crisis stemming from the end of the war in Afghanistan. “Montana welcomes our fully-vetted Afghan allies who worked alongside us, have left their homes in the face of the Taliban’s reemerging, merciless terror, and seek freedom and safety,” […]