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Former flight attendant’s collection adds to 9/11 exhibit

Sep. 11, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

BOZEMAN (AP) — Mandy deGignac’s urge to collect newspapers struck while she was still in San Francisco in the days after the 9/11 attacks. A flight attendant for United Airlines, deGignac had been working on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, to ready a plane for a trip...

Unhealthy air lingers in Montana as wildfire season drags on

Sep. 09, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Smoke pollution from wildfires burning across the West has again made the air unhealthy to breathe throughout much of western Montana, state officials said Thursday. Wildfire smoke contains microscopic particles that can irritate the lungs and...

Montana State University receives $101M donation for nursing

Aug. 30, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University said Monday that the founders of an insurance company are donating $101 million to its nursing school. School officials said the donation is the largest gift to a university nursing program in U.S. history and will help the state deal with a...

Montana town looks at clean energy as climate changes

Aug. 15, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — In an Aug. 9 report that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity,” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) charted the pace of Earth’s warming as nearing its limits, estimating that within a decade planetary temperatures will have...

Census data shows Montana towns grow ahead of redistricting

Aug. 12, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Census figures released Thursday provided a first look at how the population of Montana has changed over the past decade, and the information will be used to divide the state into two U.S. House districts for the first time in 30 years. Montana's...

With housing tight, RVs become permanent homes in Bozeman

Aug. 07, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Finding a place to live in Gallatin County is a fraught task. New rentals are few and far between. Homes for sale seem even fewer and farther with skyrocketing demand and a diminishing housing supply. The market has pushed...

Smoke fouls air as fires, heat hammer northern Rockies

Jul. 27, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Record-breaking heat hammered the northern Rockies on Tuesday and smoke from dozens of large wildfires drove pollution to unhealthy levels — a grim but increasingly familiar situation for a region racked by drought. Unhealthy air was recorded...

Airports in the US West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

Jul. 25, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel that could...

Colleges offer construction worker certificate program

Jul. 21, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Two-year colleges in Montana are teaming up to provide a job site readiness certificate program for people interested in joining the construction trades as demand for workers in that field increases. “It’s an opportunity to get some people who...

US to take longer look at contentious Montana bison proposal

Jul. 13, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will give the public more time to comment on a contentious proposal to expand bison grazing on public lands in north-central Montana, officials said. The move comes after Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte criticized the Bureau of...