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Flathead forest still has two places with derogatory names

Dec. 05, 2021 16:55 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — In 1999, the Montana Legislature enacted a law, H.B. 412, requiring state agencies that own or manage public land to rename any sites or geographic locations that contain the derogatory word “squaw.” By doing so, Montana became the second...

Montana man arrested after woman fatally stabbed

Dec. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide in connection to the weekend stabbing death of a 67-year-old female relative, police said. Police responding to a complaint about a man trespassing Saturday morning at a hotel in...

Kountz lifts N. Colorado past Montana 77-75 in OT

Dec. 04, 2021 22:48 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Daylen Kountz had 21 points as Northern Colorado narrowly beat Montana 77-75 in overtime on Thursday night. The game marked the first Big Sky Conference matchup of the season for both teams. Matt Johnson II had 14 points for...

Montana State runs over UT Martin, into FCS quarterfinals

Dec. 04, 2021 20:09 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Freshman quarterback Tommy Mellott ran for 183 yards, Isaiah Infanse added 176 yards, and Montana State dominated UT Martin on Saturday, defeating the Skyhawks 26-7 in a second-round game of the FCS playoffs. Montana State outgained UT Martin 438...

Mohamed carries Montana St. over Sacramento St. 68-66

Dec. 04, 2021 19:13 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Abdul Mohamed scored 16 points and 11 rebounds to carry Montana State to a 68-66 win over Sacramento State on Saturday. Jubrile Belo made 1 of 2 foul shots with four seconds left for a 68-66 Montana State lead, and Bryce Fowler missed a heave...

EXPLAINER: Stuck jet stream, La Nina causing weird weather

Dec. 04, 2021 12:53 PM EST

America’s winter wonderland is starting out this season as anything but traditional. The calendar says December but for much of the country temperatures beckon for sandals. Umbrellas, if not arks, are needed in the Pacific Northwest, while in the Rockies snow shovels...

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations declining in Montana

Dec. 04, 2021 12:08 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations have been declining in Montana, the state health department told the governor. COVID-19 cases in the fourth week of November declined 43% from the week prior, with 1,904 cases reported....

Helium prospecting picking up in north-central Montana

Dec. 04, 2021 08:18 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Helium prospecting is picking up in north-central Montana with Canadian companies expanding south after years of development in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Montana oil and gas records show at least two companies drilling wells in an area spanning...

Humphrey, Montana beat E. Washington 57-41 in FCS playoffs

Dec. 04, 2021 00:55 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Cam Humphrey threw three touchdown passes, including a pair to Samuel Akem in the second half, and No. 6 seed Montana beat Eastern Washington 50-35 on Friday night in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Montana (10-2), a two-time FCS champion...

Montana inmate confesses to 1968 slaying, dismemberment

Dec. 03, 2021 19:10 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana prison inmate serving a 100-year sentence for killing his wife in 1983 has confessed to strangling, sexually assaulting and dismembering a 19-year-old Helena woman 15 years earlier, authorities said Friday. Courtney Brooke Atlas, 79,...