HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As Montana lawmakers decide how to allocate millions of dollars in American Rescue Plan Act money, some Republicans are looking at ways to reduce the federal stimulus funds awarded to local governments, Native American tribes and schools that have stricter COVID-19 guidelines than the state.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who federal prosecutors have said was among the first people to breach the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6 has pleaded not guilty to several charges and is asking the judge to release him from custody pending trial so he can provide for his family.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A proposal to change the Montana state flag to prominently feature firearms failed Friday to pass a vote by the state House, after a Republican lawmaker said such a change would honor the state's history.
Two county commissioners, a mayor and members of a local board met over breakfast earlier this month to discuss the future of the Troy Area Dispatch District, in what open meeting law experts deem a violation of the Montana Constitution and state law.
The man arrested pant-less last year after his presence in an area known for drug sales aroused the suspicion of sheriff’s deputies has pleaded guilty to a single felony charge stemming from the incident.
Rich Thompson, 64, of Libby, died March 15, 2021, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Services will be at 11 a.m., March 27 at the City of Libby Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.
On March 14, 2021, Nathan J. Bunton passed away at age 49. Nate was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He leaves behind his wife, Julie; his children, Michael, Sara and Aspen; and 11 grandchildren.
Matthew (Matt) Ryan Gilman, 46, passed away Feb. 26, 2021, in Whitefish. He was born at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish on May 3, 1974, to Martin and Laurie Gilman. He was the youngest of three children.
Donald Quinn passed away peacefully March 11, 2021, after living with dementia for the past few years. True to Don’s personality and spirit, he went out on his own terms. He surprised all by surviving COVID-19 this past summer. He was able to enjoy a car ride around Gull Lake on the Saturday before his passing and then laid down to begin his journey to reunite with the love of his life, Fran. How Minnesotan is that!
When Jose Enrique Figueroa Castillo founded Rosita’s 12 years ago, he had a plan to bring authentic Mexican cuisine to Lincoln County. After resuming ownership of the restaurant, his commitment to the craft remains just as strong.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines has approved the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a major triumph on legislation marshaling the government's spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a nation.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three cases of a variant of COVID-19 first identified in the United Kingdom were detected in Gallatin County, Montana officials said Wednesday. These are the first cases of the more contagious variant confirmed in the state.
On March 5, Betty Louise Hutton Sunell Ross, entered Heaven’s gates after spending 85 beautiful years as an angel here on this earth. Betty was born in Libby at the Hutton Ranch Homestead to her parents, Evelyn Catherine Hutton and Harold “Happy” Hutton.
State Sen. Mike Cuffe (R-Eureka) never thought he would carry legislation like Senate Bill 169. But when presenting the act, which would revise voter identification laws, the six-term congressman said it might be the most important bill he will sponsor in his career.
District Judge Matthew Cuffe slightly adjusted bond last week for a suspected drug dealer after he nearly caused a traffic accident with a law enforcement vehicle, lessening it from $175,000 to $150,000.
Twenty-six days. That’s how long it took legislators to resuscitate legislation that supports transferring public land to the state, an idea Montanans have rejected time and again. The newest effort, state Rep. Steve Gunderson’s house bill 320, is a misleading and cynical attempt to set the stage for yet another transfer push.
To say that this past year has thrown us all for a loop would perhaps be an understatement. The unexpected had to become the expected, and there has rarely been a moment to sit back and enjoy the good things you, the employees of Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, have done.
The man arrested after getting his vehicle stuck on the edge of a U.S. Border Patrol agent’s driveway while intoxicated last year will undergo substance abuse treatment before serving a suspended sentence.
For more than 20 years, I've worked with many key industry leaders, stakeholders, state officials and the past two presidential administrations on developing energy policy. Montana has always been a resource-rich, energy-blessed state.
Ernie passed peacefully and without pain March 1, 2021, with his daughter by his side. Ernest “Ernie” Denver Sells, 93, was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Sherwood, Tenn., to Johnnie and Angeline (Smith) Sells.
The federal government decided last week it will not intervene in a lawsuit against the Center for Asbestos Related Disease in Libby that alleges the nonprofit clinic committed Medicare fraud by using federal monies to perform “unnecessary” screenings and treatments on its patients.