Saturday, July 31, 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 13 hours, 38 minutes ago

Forest projects planned in Lone Pine State Park, Troy

Crews will harvest Douglas fir logs, plant western larches and ponderosa pines, and use prescribed burns to revi...

Updated 1 day, 2 hours ago
Explainer: How Montana will use funds to limit evictions

A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. T...

Updated 1 day, 2 hours ago
Gianforte tells Biden 'it's a tinderbox situation' in Montana

President Joe Biden met virtually with governors from Western and Midwestern states on Friday to discuss how federal intervention can best aid states battlin...

Updated 1 day, 21 hours ago
Helena says Tenmile Creek more contaminated than EPA found

Water samples taken by Helena city staff in Tenmile Creek following a mine waste spill earlier this month show severely higher levels of metals and arsenic than those reported by the Environmental Protection Agen...

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago
Doctors caution against pilgrimages to radon-filled Montana mines

Twice a year, Brian Tichenor makes the 1,200-mile drive each way from his home in Kansas to a defunct uranium mine in Montana, where he takes an elevator 85 ...

Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago
Union representing Canada border employees votes to strike

The union that represents about 9,000 Canadian Border Service Agency employees has voted in favor of striking, which could affect travel between Canada and t...

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago
Crow Tribe sues federal officer after K-9 latches onto man

A prosecutor for the Crow Tribe accused a federal law enforcement officer of assault, criminal endangerment and negligent endangerment after the officer's police dog allegedly caused extensive injuries to a suspe...

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago
Illinois woman faces charges in Yellowstone bear encounter

An Illinois woman faces criminal charges after she was captured on video being bluff charged by a grizzly bear while she was taking photos in Yellowstone Nat...

Updated 3 days, 2 hours ago
Health officials issue toxic algae advisory for Hebgen Lake

Health officials have issued a safety advisory for a lake just outside Yellowstone National Park after harmful algal blooms toxic to humans and animals were ...

Updated 3 days, 3 hours ago
Sheriff: Boy says he killed father; body found in Wyoming

Investigators found a man dead in Wyoming after a boy allegedly told authorities in Montana he killed his father.

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Montana hemp growers awarded $65 million for 'deceptive' deal

Hemp, a crop that largely flew under the radar in Montana when it was planted under a pilot program three years ago, is now central to one of the largest civ...

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Montana Water Court makes first-of-its-kind decision on tribal water rights

More than 800 water rights claimed by members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians have been pulled out of legal limbo following the Montana Water...

Updated 3 days, 16 hours ago
1 of 5 hurt firefighters still hospitalized in smoky Montana

Four injured firefighters were released from the hospital and a fifth was being treated Monday at a burn center after a Montana wildfire overran them last we...

Updated 3 days, 20 hours ago
New mobile app to help drug addiction recovery in Montana

A mobile application will be used to help treat addiction in Montana under a new partnership between an addiction treatment provider in Billings and a private company, state officials announced Tuesday.

Updated 3 days, 20 hours ago
Gianforte won't endorse masks despite COVID-19 case rise

Montana health officials reported on Tuesday more than 250 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time in over five months.