Daily Montanan Staff

Daily Montanan Staff

Members selected for elk management advisory group

By: - March 15, 2022

After reviewing 243 applications, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has selected 12 individuals to serve on a citizens advisory group to address the future of elk management, FWP said Tuesday in a news release. The department said the 12-member group will help craft a new future for elk management and elk hunting in Montana. FWP […]

AG Knudsen joins lawsuit to compel release of records involving school boards controversy

By: - March 7, 2022

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen joined a lawsuit Friday asking a U.S. district court to force the Biden administration to release records related to a U.S. Department of Justice memo issued in a fall 2021 controversy related to the National School Boards Association, the AG’s Office announced Monday in a news release. Following threats against […]

Rep. Frank Fleming dies at 68

By: - March 7, 2022

Legislative leadership on Monday announced the death of Rep. Frank Fleming, R-Billings. Fleming, 68, had represented House District 51 in the state House since January 2018. “We are sad to report the passing of Representative Frank Fleming following a long and difficult health battle,” House Speaker Wylie Galt, Majority Leader Sue Vinton, and Speaker Pro […]

Missoula County Public Schools: Superintendent Rob Watson to resign, take helm of School Administrators of Montana

By: - February 19, 2022

Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Rob Watson announced Friday that he is leaving his position with the district effective June 30 to lead the School Administrators of Montana, according to a news release from MCPS. “It is with mixed emotions that I share this decision with you today,” Watson told District education leaders Friday morning; […]

FWP to engage hunters, landowners on elk management plan

By: - February 18, 2022

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said it will use the guiding principles that the Elk Management Plan Initial Guidance Citizens Group developed in 2020 to engage with hunters and landowners to create an Elk Management Plan that will be the foundation for elk management across the state, according to a news release from FWP on […]

1972 Constitutional Convention celebration to be held at MSU

By: - February 10, 2022

Please note: The original planned starting time has changed. This brief was changed on March 9 to reflect the correct start which is now 7 p.m. A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Constitutional Convention will take place March 22 at Montana State University in Bozeman, MSU announced Thursday in a news release. MSU […]

Billings Symphony and Chorale receives largest gift ever

By: - February 8, 2022

The Billings Symphony & Chorale organization has received nearly $1.5 million in two major gifts. Billings-based philanthropists and longtime symphony patrons John W. and Carol L.H. Green will gift $1 million to the Billings Symphony to sustain the executive director’s position — the largest individual gift in the organization’s history. This gift is in addition […]

Vehicle reservations for Glacier National Park open March 2

By: - February 7, 2022

Glacier National Park has announced that vehicle reservations, formerly known as “tickets,” required to access Going-to-the-Sun Road and the North Fork area via the Polebridge Entrance Station from May 27 to Sept. 11, 2022, will become available on starting at 8 a.m., March 2. Other areas of the park can be accessed without a […]

University of Montana earns R1 status, top rank as research institution

By: - February 7, 2022

The University of Montana has earned an R1 research status, the top rank for a research institution, UM announced Monday in a news release. The honor was conferred last week by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education organization, UM said, making the Missoula flagship among just 146 such institutions of 4,000 in the […]

American Prairie reports record visitation in 2021, reservation system opens Feb. 26

By: - February 4, 2022

American Prairie recorded its busiest year ever in 2021, with more people visiting and staying overnight at its facilities than any other previous year. Overnight reservations last year more than doubled compared to 2020. American Prairie offers three huts and two campgrounds and 1,401 reservations were recorded at those facilities in 2021. In comparison, there […]

Town pump, LifeGuard Group and state launch human trafficking awareness campaign

By: - January 31, 2022

Posters advertising a Montana-specific human trafficking hotline will now be posted at all Town Pumps and rest areas in the state as an effort to spread more awareness about trafficking in Montana. The Governor’s Office announced the partnership among the state, Town Pump and the LifeGuard Group in a news release on Monday — the […]

Gianforte appoints Christy Clark to lead Department of Ag

By: - January 31, 2022

Gov. Greg Gianforte has appointed former Republican Rep. Christy Clark as the new director of the Montana Department of Agriculture, the governor’s office said in a news release on Monday. “Montana producers work hard to feed the world, and today they have a partner and established advocate in Christy Clark as the director of the […]