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University system seeking input in implementing campus carry

Apr. 11, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — In an era marred by gun violence, the Montana University System is looking to neighboring states and public input as it prepares to allow concealed carry of firearms on campus. The new firearm carry law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte on...

Montana faith groups, advocates show LGBTQ support

Apr. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Shortly after the deadly 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Courtney VonLindern, who is gay and non-binary, was walking through downtown Missoula in a state of dejection when they spotted a pride flag displayed in the window of the United...

New Wyoming law will allow people to take road kill to eat

Apr. 11, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat. ...

Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

Apr. 11, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — On March 15, 2020, just two days after COVID-19 entered Montana, the Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency. Like many places in Montana, the tribe’s schools adopted remote learning and businesses, bars and restaurants closed. But unlike...

Montana wallops D-II C. Washington 59-3 in spring opener

Apr. 10, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Cam Humphrey passed for 235 yards and three touchdowns, Montana had a stretch of eight straight possessions ending in scores and the Grizzlies clobbered Division II Central Washington 59-3 on Saturday. The game, played in a mix of snow flurries...

Legislation allows lottery winners to remain anonymous

Apr. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Lottery sent out its first news release Friday listing major lottery prizes won this week without including the names of the winners, following a new law allowing prize winners to remain anonymous. The Legislature passed the bill last...

Officials: Yellowstone-area grizzly bear deaths up from 2019

Apr. 09, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana state report made public this week showed that grizzly bear deaths in parts of Yellowstone National Park increased last year and were higher than the 10-year average, wildlife officials said. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear...

David Armstrong, co-founder of Race to the Sky, dies at 100

Apr. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — David Armstrong, who trained and worked with Army sled dogs during World War II and co-founded the Race to the Sky sled dog race, has died. He was 100. Armstrong died Tuesday night, retired Maj. Gen. Gene Prendergast said in asking for a moment of...

US judge retires from bench in Montana after 36 years

Apr. 08, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge in Montana known for approving a search warrant for the Unabomber’s cabin and presiding over his first few court appearances in 1996 has retired. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles C. Lovell, 91, has announced he is leaving his bench...

Man pleads no contest to killing woman in Great Falls motel

Apr. 08, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man who pleaded no contest to deliberate homicide for killing a woman at a Great Falls motel in 2017 faces at least 20 years in prison, the Great Falls Tribune reported Thursday. The trial for Stanley Isaac Lebeau, 54, began this week after a...