Thursday, May 06, 2021

Montana State News

Need more information regarding today's state news? Here, we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in the great state of Montana. Browse our latest articles below.

Updated 8 hours, 15 minutes ago

Biden unveils '30 by 30' conservation plan

The Biden administration plans to broadly define conservation and encourage private landowners to adopt sustaina...

Updated 4 hours, 15 minutes ago
Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks to resume bus operations

BILLINGS (AP) — Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have resumed large group tours with safety measures intended to limit the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks and being tested with 72 hours befo...

Updated 11 hours, 15 minutes ago
'Piano Pat,' Montana Tiki bar entertainer for decades, dies

GREAT FALLS (AP) — Patricia Sponheim, known as "Piano Pat," who entertained crowds at a Tiki bar in downtown Great Falls, Montana, for more than 50 years, ha...

Updated 13 hours, 15 minutes ago
Feud breaks out among GOP lawmakers over Snake River dams

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some Republican members of Congress from the Northwest are accusing a GOP Idaho lawmaker of conducting secret negotiations with the Dem...

Updated 14 hours, 15 minutes ago
Vigils, rallies mark day of awareness for Indigenous victims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some shared agonizing stories of frustration and loss. Others prayed and performed ceremonies. All called for action.

Updated 1 day, 14 hours ago
Blackfeet gifts vaccines to neighbors across the border

BABB (AP) — On a cloudy spring day, hundreds lined up in their cars on the Canadian side of the border crossing that separates Alberta and Montana. They had ...

Updated 2 days, 10 hours ago
Plant owners say new law interferes in Colstrip contract

BILLINGS AP) — The majority owners of a coal-fired power plant in southern Montana filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday

Updated 2 days, 11 hours ago
Minority report: GOP conspired with Governor’s Office to ‘hack’ judiciary records

Misty Ann Giles, head of the Montana Department of Administration, was in “constant communication with the Governor’s Office” about a legislative subpoena before it was issued — the subpoena quickly quashed by th...

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Gianforte accepting applications for judicial vacancy

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is accepting applications and nominations for a District Court judge vacancy in Cascade County under a new law that eliminated the Judicial Nomination Commission and allo...

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago
Pipeline program challenged by environmentalists

BILLINGS (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a new legal challenge against a U.S. government program that allows oil and gas pipelines to be built across wet...

Updated 1 day, 23 hours ago
Montana ends unemployment pay boost amid worker shortage

HELENA (AP) — Montana is ending its participation in the federal unemployment program that gives people extra weekly unemployment benefit payments as the sta...

Updated 2 days, 22 hours ago
State drought conditions worsen during dry April

April showers were few and far between in Northwest Montana, exasperating and already parched spring for the region.

Updated 4 days, 23 hours ago
Winners, losers and mixed bags of the 67th Legislature

Montana’s 67th Legislative session formally adjourned Thursday afternoon, with dueling sine die motions from the House and Senate bringing legislators’ work ...

Updated 5 days, 6 hours ago
Yellowstone bison carcass disposal breeds unique alliances

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A shared interest in bison migrating into the Gardiner Basin has created a unique partnership.

Updated 5 days, 8 hours ago
New funding to curb wildfires pushed in Congress

WASHINGTON — As wildfires across the United States grow in size, intensity and duration each summer, members of Congress from the West are pushing for massi...