Monday, November 30, 2020

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 2 days, 20 hours ago

Bear biologists concerned famous grizzly

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Bear biologist Mike Boyce was staked out on a road in south of Wilson for much of the day o...

Updated 20 hours, 11 minutes ago
Woman's body recovered from Yellowstone River near Shepherd

BILLINGS (AP) — Montana authorities planned a Tuesday autopsy on a woman's body that was found on a gravel bar along the Yellowstone River near Shepherd.

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Yellowstone, Grand Teton report most ever October visitors

BILLINGS (AP) — Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park reported their highest number of visitors for October.

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
2 detained for speaking Spanish settle border patrol lawsuit

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two women who were detained in northern Montana by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents for speaking Spanish while shopping at a co...

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
Alme named new budget director with eye on identifying waste

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov.-elect Greg Gianforte named Kurt Alme, the outgoing U.S. Attorney for Montana, as budget director for the state's first Republican administration in 16 years.

Updated 1 week ago
Montana state trust land revenue down compared to last year

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Revenue produced by Montana's state trust lands decreased over the last fiscal year that ended in June because of fluctuations in commodity prices and weather, officials said.

Updated 1 week ago
Contract health workers arrive in Montana to aid virus fight

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — More than 100 contracted medical staff have arrived in Montana to assist hospitals in responding to the spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday.

Updated 1 week ago
Convicted Montana pain doctor ordered to prison in March

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Nearly seven years after a Montana medical clinic was raided, the physician/owner was ordered to start serving a 10-year prison sentence for overprescribing opiates.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Yellowstone County sees more virus restrictions

HELENA (AP) — The health officer in the state's most populous county is implementing additional restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 because, ...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Montana Supreme Court blocks permit for proposed copper mine

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed silver and copper mine must seek new permission from the state to continue pursuing a mineral deposit near Libby.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
GOP selects Blasdel as Senate president for legislative session

Lawmakers gathered in the state Capitol to pick leaders of the Montana state Senate and House Wednesday, with most Republicans in attendance and unmasked des...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Missoula County Commission appoints Morigeau to state Senate

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — County commissioners in Montana have unanimously voted to appoint Shane Morigeau to the state Senate on Tuesday after he lost a bid this year to become the state auditor.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Montana official says lawmakers should caucus remotely

HELENA (AP) — A public health officer in Montana has recommended that local lawmakers participate remotely in upcoming caucuses and orientations.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Bullock says no need to cut state services in next budget

HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock released a draft budget for the next two years on Monday that does not cut essential state services or raise taxes. But the ...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Montana Highway Patrol trooper shoots, kills man on I-90

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man on Interstate 90 near Columbus, the patrol reported.