A Canadian national suspected of illegally crossing into Montana near Eureka and arrested after an armed encounter with a Border Patrol officer and pursuit through the woods appeared in federal court on criminal charges on April 23.
Patricia Denny and her husband, Jeff, had hoped to one day get an RV and travel the country. Instead, Jeff has been forced into retirement at age 54 by a lung disease caused by the asbestos that’s polluted the small town of Libby, Montana, for decades.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has proposed amendments to a bill that seeks to prevent discrimination based on vaccine status that appear to try to address concerns raised by health care organizations.
Julie Ann Pickett of Libby passed away Feb. 27, 2021, in Kalispell. She was born July 10, 1956, in Libby. She was the youngest of three children born to Robert “Bud” Wayne and Rae Louise Vinion (Leavitt)
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Senate on Friday passed a bill to implement a recreational marijuana program in the state, which would reserve tax revenue from sales for addiction treatment and statewide conservation efforts.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are part of life in the gateway communities bordering Yellowstone National Park, and backcountry snowmobile guide Charles "Carl" Mock knew well the risks that come with working, hiking and fishing among the fear-inspiring carnivores, his friends said.
County health department officials saw a spike in use of the Libby landfill in 2020. The increase in trips corresponded with anecdotal reports of an influx of new residents and jump in property sales last year.
Every session we have bills that create new potential for Colstrip, those bills are constantly surrounded by media misinformation that is meant to confuse and mislead lawmakers and the public. This session is no different, and the current bill in question is state Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick’s Senate Bill 379.
BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Experts from Montana Technological University will soon begin to analyze the what lies underground in Black Hawk neighborhood where homes have been evacuated because ground over an abandoned mine collapsed.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Lottery sent out its first news release Friday listing major lottery prizes won this week without including the names of the winners, following a new law allowing prize winners to remain anonymous.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana state report made public this week showed that grizzly bear deaths in parts of Yellowstone National Park increased last year and were higher than the 10-year average, wildlife officials said.
Before discussing the topic of a convention of states, it is important to see where our nation is at on the path of our political journey with respect to history. Especially now, as we have a political class that is openly embracing Marxism.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has a new program to provide rental assistance for people who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the pandemic, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Tuesday.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana VA Health Care System has announced plans to open a $12 million primary care clinic at a medical center in Helena where veterans will remain in a single appointment room and each provider will come to them in a "one stop shop" approach.
A bill that would give elected officials the power to change or shoot down emergency rules adopted by local health boards was sent to Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's desk this week after passing both chambers of the Republican-controlled Legislature with mostly GOP support.
Despite bipartisan support, a bill that would prohibit cities and counties from limiting construction of accessory dwelling units appears unlikely to advance after its first hearing before a Montana legislative committee.
Amid the slew of bills that have cycled through Montana’s legislative chambers this year, state Sen. Cuffe (R-Eureka) said there’s one issue that has dominated his constituent’s attention: voting and election regulations.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is starting a temporary program to allow 15-year-olds to get a learner's permit without having to take a driver's education class, Attorney General Austin Knudsen announced Friday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Vaccine passports being developed to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and dine have become the latest flash point in America's perpetual political wars, with Republicans portraying them as a heavy-handed intrusion into personal freedom and private health choices.
A Missoula man, formerly from Plains, drowned in Lower Thompson Lake last week. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the man was identified as Michael Larson, 71, of Missoula. At about 12:41 p.m.
We would like to personally thank The Western News and Daily Inter Lake for throwing the Silver Spur under the bus with this article (“Commissioners, Troy officials met in violation of state law,” March 30)!
Over the course of 2020, Congress passed five bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages.
Republicans were in the majority in the Senate and President Donald Trump was in office. As Republicans, we committed to working in a bipartisan manner to deliver needed relief to Montanans and all Americans struggling because of this historic pandemic.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A ship's bell for the new USS Montana nuclear submarine was unveiled at the Capitol this week, marking the beginning of a nearly yearlong series of presentations throughout the state.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is recommending no change to the current listed status of the grizzly bear in the lower 48 states as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, following the completion of a five-year status review.
Admitting that nothing could fully redress the damage wrought upon the life of Jeremiah Kendall’s victim and former girlfriend, District Judge Matthew Cuffe gave the 40-year-old the maximum sentence for felony aggravated assault.
David Paul Smith, 61, passed away March 26, 2021, in Centennial, Colo. He was born to Rev. Wallace and Mary Smith in Pittsburgh, Penn., on April 21, 1959, and was joined by adopted sister Sarah in 1968.