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Arlee graduate student works to preserve Salish language

Oct. 16, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — More than 200 Indigenous languages in the United States have gone extinct in the last 400 years, according to the Language Conservancy. Aspen Decker, a University of Montana graduate student in linguistics from Arlee, wants to ensure the Salish...

Montana State edges Weber State 13-7 in defensive battle

Oct. 16, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Freshman kicker Blake Glessner's two field goals in the third quarter made the difference in a defense-heavy contest as Montana State edged Weber State 13-7 Friday night. Montana State (6-1, 4-0 Big Sky Conference) played catchup after Weber State...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Belt 44, Shelby 6 Billings West 49, Great Falls Russell 20 Bozeman 38, Gallatin 35 Clark Fork 30, Darby 26 Columbia Falls 35, Whitefish 19 Columbus 48,...

Missoula man pleads no contest to shooting wife in shoulder

Oct. 15, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula man has entered no contest pleas to charges that he shot his wife in the shoulder and then tried to get her to lie about what happened. Sean A. Shriner, 42, entered his pleas Thursday to charges of attempted deliberate homicide and...

Montana man faces negligent homicide charge in fatal crash

Oct. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana man faces a negligent homicide charge for a rollover crash south of Florence last month that killed his partner and injured their three daughters, Ravalli County officials said. The girls — ages 7, 8 and 10 — said the Sept. 7...

Judge temporarily blocks law to prevent power plant closure

Oct. 14, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Montana law that sought to prevent the closure of a coal-fired power plant by requiring its outgoing owners to pay for long-term maintenance and operating costs. U.S. District Judge Susan Watters said...

Blackfeet Tribal Chief Earl Old Person dies of cancer at 92

Oct. 14, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Earl Old Person, the chief of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana and former chairman of the tribal business council, has died of cancer. He was 92. Old Person died Wednesday at Blackfeet Community Hospital “after a long battle with cancer,”...

The Latest: Vaccine mandate for Calif. prison guards blocked

Oct. 13, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California judge has partially blocked an order taking effect this week that requires state prison employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. A Kern County judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of the...

Montana reaches record COVID-19 hospitalizations at 510

Oct. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana reached a record number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday while one district moved its middle and high school classes to virtual learning to slow the spread of the respiratory virus among students, few of whom follow the school's mask mandate,...

US drops appeal of ruling banning some sheep grazing

Oct. 13, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials and a sheep industry group have dropped their appeals of a court ruling preventing sheep grazing in western Montana and eastern Idaho by a sheep research facility long targeted by environmental groups concerned about potential harm to grizzly bears and...