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$5 million in grants earmarked for flood-impacted businesses

Jun. 25, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is making up to $5 million in grant funding from Montana's bed tax fund available to businesses that have been impacted by destructive flooding in southern Montana. Gianforte's office announced the grant funding on Friday, and said...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Jun. 22, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Throngs of tourists gleefully watched the legendary Old Faithful geyser shoot towering bursts of steaming water while others got stuck in “bison jams” on picturesque valley roads as visitors returned Wednesday for the partial reopening of Yellowstone National...

Yellowstone Park aims for quick reopening after floods

Jun. 20, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — Most of Yellowstone National Park should reopen within the next two weeks — much faster than originally expected after record floods pounded the region last week and knocked out major roads, federal officials said. Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly...

Outside Yellowstone, flooded towns struggle to recover

Jun. 19, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

FROMBERG, Mont. (AP) — With Yellowstone National Park pushing to reopen to tourists more quickly than anticipated after record floods pounded southern Montana, some of those hardest hit in the disaster live far from the famous park’s limelight and are leaning heavily on one another to pull...

Yellowstone National Park to partly reopen after floods

Jun. 18, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park will partially reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, after catastrophic flooding destroyed bridges and roads and drove out thousands of tourists. The Park Service announced Saturday that visitors will once again be allowed on the park’s...

Montana governor under fire for vacationing during flood

Jun. 17, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — As punishing floods tore through Yellowstone National Park and neighboring Montana communities, the state's governor was nowhere to be seen. In the immediate aftermath, the state issued a disaster declaration attributed to the Republican governor, but for...

From dry to deluge, how heavy snow, rain flooded Yellowstone

Jun. 17, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Montana (AP) — Just three months ago, the Yellowstone region like most of the West was dragging through an extended drought with little snow in the mountains and wildfire scars in Red Lodge from a year ago when the area was hit by 105-degree Fahrenheit (40.5 Celsius) heat and fire. ...

Gateway towns to Yellowstone become dead ends after flood

Jun. 16, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — This gateway town to Yellowstone National Park has become a dead end, a casualty of the severe flooding that tore through one of America’s most beloved natural attractions and swept away roads, bridges and homes. The unprecedented flood has closed the...

Water supply for Montana's largest city restored after floodwaters forced shutdown of treatment plant

Jun. 16, 2022 10:07 AM EDT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Water supply for Montana's largest city restored after floodwaters forced shutdown of treatment plant.