Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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Updated 3 hours, 8 minutes ago

Young activists who won Montana climate case want to stop power plant on Yellowstone River

Fresh off a legal victory earlier this year in a landmark climate change case, a group of young environmental acti…

Updated 1 day, 9 hours ago
Montana man intends to plead guilty to threatening US Sen. Jon Tester

BILLINGS (AP) — A Montana man intends to plead guilty to threatening to kill Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester under the terms of a deal filed Monday by federal prosecutors.

Updated 1 day, 18 hours ago
Teen accused of wielding brass knuckles in fight pleads not guilty

A 19-year-old accused of beating a teenager with brass knuckles in September pleaded not guilty to a felony charge in Flathead County District Court earlier th…

Updated 1 day, 18 hours ago
Drunk driver charged for fatal collision given 18 months in jail

The motorist accused of drunkenly striking and killing a 21-year-old man near Columbia Falls in March has been sentenced to 18 months in the Flathead County De…

Updated 1 day, 18 hours ago
Prosecutors charge driver accused of striking deputies’ vehicles with multiple felonies

A Kalispell man accused of ramming law enforcement vehicles while evading authorities near Martin City in October is facing multiple charges in Flathead County…

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago
Lakeside shooting suspect held on pending attempted murder charge

A Kalispell man is behind bars on a pending attempted deliberate homicide charge after allegedly shooting at a man in a parked vehicle outside of a Lakeside bu…

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Stakeholders weigh in on Glacier’s reservation system changes

Stakeholders and some previous critics of Glacier National Park’s vehicle reservation system are largely in favor of new changes coming next summer.

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Artist sees ‘Bleu Horses’ as gift to people of Montana

“Bleu Horses,” a herd of 39 life-sized metal sculptures, stands sentinel across a 160-acre parcel of sloping prairie adjacent to Highway 287, which runs betwee…

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
U.S., Montana job markets stays strong despite inflation

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that U.S. job market remains resilient despite higher interest rates.

Updated 4 days, 18 hours ago
Man arrested for allegedly beating, threatening girlfriend arraigned in district court

A 21-year-old brought up on a felony charge after allegedly beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill her with a gun in Kalispell in October has pleaded n…

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Zinke's Fill the Lake Act meets mixed reactions

Shortly after Rep. Ryan Zinke introduced legislation aimed at keeping Flathead Lake at full pool during the height of summer, operators of the SKQ Dam called t…

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Lake County initiates withdrawal from law enforcement agreement

The Lake County Board of Commissioners sent a certified letter to Gov. Greg Gianforte on Monday, formally announcing their intention to withdraw from Public Law 280, the nearly 60-year-old agreement that gives the …

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
'We're a home': Sparrow's Nest marks a decade of providing unaccompanied teens a safe haven

Taking the first step up the stairs of Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana’s residential house in Kalispell is symbolic of the upward journey many homeless tee…

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Study says Canadian coal mines put unparalleled pollution in Montana-bound waters

The concentrations of selenium and nitrate entering the Elk River and Northwest Montana’s Kootenai watershed as a result of coal-mining operations in British C…

Updated 1 week ago
Proposal to change Montana primary elections advances with Supreme Court order

Montana voters are one step closer to getting to decide if they want to change primary elections so the top four vote-getters advance — regardless of party.

Updated 1 week ago
Montana Supreme Court says counties wrong on 95-mill tax issue

The Montana Supreme Court Wednesday ruled against Montana county governments in a dispute over the Montana Department of Revenue’s authority to order the full …