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Montana redistricting commission advances two map proposals

Oct. 21, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's redistricting commission has honed in on two maps dividing the state into two congressional districts, after the commission's nonpartisan chair said she disapproved of all nine maps proposed earlier this month by the two Republican and two Democratic...

Two Montanas? New maps highlight state's split personality

Oct. 20, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

CASCADE, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the Census has awarded Montana a second seat in Congress. On paper, that leaves the state's redistricting commission with the easiest task of all its counterparts across the country: Divide the expansive state in half. ...

Montana State University dedicates American Indian Hall

Oct. 17, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University celebrated the grand opening of its American Indian Hall over the weekend, saying it will serve as a bridge between Native American culture and all other cultures on campus. The event Saturday began with a procession from...

N Colorado reprimands Max McCaffrey for clipboard incident

Oct. 06, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The University of Northern Colorado has reprimanded offensive coordinator Max McCaffrey for tossing a broken clipboard into the stands that hit a spectator during a game at Montana State. The Bears' athletics department, in conjunction with Montana...

Montana to consider 9 maps for new congressional district

Oct. 05, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s bipartisan redistricting commission has narrowed down the possibilities for congressional maps that would create two U.S. House seats in the state for the first time in 30 years. Commissioners selected nine maps on Tuesday to move...

Some of Bozeman's homeless find safe summer shelter at pond

Sep. 26, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — It’s a sunny, cool Tuesday evening in September. A breeze gently ripples Bozeman Pond as three ducks splash in and out of the water. Sunlight dapples about a dozen tents nestled on the northeast side of the pond, where about a dozen people who are unable to find...

Gianforte sends National Guard to aid in virus response

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Guard soldiers will assist Montana hospitals with their COVID-19 response as the state struggles with a surge in infections, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday. A total of 70 soldiers will assist six different hospitals in Helena,...

With hands tied, Montana officials issue public health plea

Sep. 17, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Health officials in both Missoula and Bozeman are begging Montana residents to wear masks indoors and get vaccinated as hospitals face increasing strain and the state remains without any statewide health mandates. Officials in Bozeman and Missoula...

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...