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'Rage Against the State' rallies raise concerns of groups

Jul. 3, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Helena-based nonprofit is condemning two upcoming local events for their alleged ties to militia groups and fundamentalist Christians. Rage Against the State, a group organized by Roger Roots, the Libertarian candidate for state auditor, will hold a “tent revival” at...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate Great Falls lawyer Kristen Juras are seen during an event at the Pub Station in Billings, Mont. Gianforte on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, released tax returns showing he reported income of $184 million over a 10-year period. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP, File)

Tax returns: Republican Gianforte made $184M over 10 years

Jul. 1, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte reported income of $184 million and paid $30.5 million in state and federal taxes over a 10-year period ending in 2018, according to tax returns released by his campaign Wednesday. Gianforte, a former technology entrepreneur...

Report: Yellowstone National Park supported 7K jobs in 2019

Jun. 21, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Tourist spending in and around Yellowstone National Park supported about 7,000 jobs in 2019, according to a National Park Service report released this week. The roughly 4 million people who visited the world’s first national park in 2019 spent $507 million dollars in towns...

Montana pilot fined for landing helicopter in wilderness

Jun. 16, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A pilot has been fined for landing a helicopter in a federally protected wilderness area in Montana. Samuel L. Schwerin, 48, landed his helicopter in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex May 16, The Daily Inter Lake reports. The Bozeman resident was fined and has paid the maximum...

Montana judge lowers bail believed to be set based on race

Jun. 11, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A judge has reduced bail to $25,000 for a Florida man arrested last month in connection to multiple thefts in Montana. Protesters and attorneys had argued the initial $500,000 bail was excessive and based on race. Joshua David Blair, a black man, was charged with multiple felonies...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, the two Democratic candidates for Montana governor, Whitney Williams, left, and Mike Cooney, debate at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture in Bozeman, Mont. The pair will face each other in the June 2 primary. Montana voters are choosing party nominees for governor, U.S. Senate and House and a slate of other offices in a primary election that was changed to all-mail balloting to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)

The Latest: Rosendale wins GOP nomination for US House

Jun. 2, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Montana's primary elections (all times MDT): 9:56 p.m. Matt Rosendale has won the Republican nomination for Montana’s sole U.S. House seat. Rosendale defeated five opponents to win Tuesday’s primary election. He will face former state Rep. Kathleen Williams,...

Bozeman couple apologizes for helicopter in wilderness area

May. 31, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Bozeman couple has apologized for landing a helicopter in the Bob Marshall Wilderness earlier this month. Sara and Sam Schwerin said in a statement released by a public-relations firm on Friday that they believed they had landed outside the wilderness boundary. The Bozeman Daily...

Man pleads guilty to assaulting baby son before he died

May. 27, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

A Bozeman man who was initially charged with negligent homicide in the August death of his 7-month-old son has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Vincent Leroy Garbe pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony assault on a minor for an earlier incident, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. The baby’s cause of...

Montana officials detect new case of chronic wasting disease

May. 20, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials found signs of chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer north of Bozeman. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Tuesday that the animal was suspected of carrying the fatal wildlife disease, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. The male deer was killed...

Montana State plans new class schedule in response to virus

May. 18, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University announced the school's fall semester will begin two weeks earlier than normal and end before Thanksgiving in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus on campus. University President Waded Cruzado announced the scheduling update in an email Friday, The...