Monday, April 19, 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 3 hours, 45 minutes ago

Grizzly mauling near Yellowstone kills backcountry guide

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana backcountry guide has died after he was mauled by a large grizzly bear ...

Updated 5 days, 11 hours ago
Montana Senate endorses bill in effort to ban abortions

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Senate on Tuesday endorsed a measure that would ask voters to change the state constitution to define life as beginning at conception, an effort to ban abortions.

Updated 5 days, 11 hours ago
Pictograph park to re-open after rock slide blocked road

BILLINGS (AP) — Montana's Pictograph Cave State Park is set to re-open Wednesday after being closed for almost three months because of a rock slide that blocked the road to the tourist attraction near Billings.

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Montana counties pausing use of J&J vaccine

HELENA (AP) — The federally recommended pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination canceled clinics at two colleges in Billings on Tue...

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Central Montana railyard cleanup will remove tainted soil

HARLOWTON, Mont. (AP) — Work is set to begin next week on the cleanup of a historic railyard in central Montana that's contaminated with asbestos and petroleum.

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Montana correctional facilities to reopen for visitors

HELENA (AP) — Montana's correctional facilities are scheduled to reopen for visitors and volunteers later this month after more than a year of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Updated 6 days, 5 hours ago
Committee to consider change to bill targeting trans youth

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature may consider changes to a measure that would ban transgender athletes from participating in school and college s...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Montana Legislature overrides governor's first veto

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers have nearly unanimously overridden Gov. Greg Gianforte's first veto of a bill both sides say involves the balance of p...

Updated 6 days, 22 hours ago
Montana Supreme Court quashes subpoena of judicial emails

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has temporarily quashed a legislative subpoena for the state court administrator's emails, which are believed to contain responses to a poll of District Court judges on leg...

Updated 1 week ago
Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

BROWNING (AP) — On March 15, 2020, just two days after COVID-19 entered Montana, the Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency. Like many places in Mon...

Updated 1 week ago
Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
University system seeking input in implementing campus carry

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — In an era marred by gun violence, the Montana University System is looking to neighboring states and public input as it prepares to all...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Legislation allows lottery winners to remain anonymous

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Lottery sent out its first news release Friday listing major lottery prizes won this week without including the names of the winner...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Officials: Yellowstone-area grizzly bear deaths up from 2019

BOZEMAN (AP) — A Montana state report made public this week showed that grizzly bear deaths in parts of Yellowstone National Park increased last year and wer...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
U.S. judge retires from bench in Montana after 36 years

HELENA (AP) — A judge in Montana known for approving a search warrant for the Unabomber's cabin and presiding over his first few court appearances in 1996 has retired.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Man pleads no contest to killing woman in Great Falls motel

GREAT FALLS (AP) — A man who pleaded no contest to deliberate homicide for killing a woman at a Great Falls motel in 2017 faces at least 20 years in prison, the Great Falls Tribune reported Thursday.