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Montana Fish, Wildlife, Parks change invasive mussels rules

Feb. 18, 2020 2:57 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana reservoir that had a suspicious result in testing for invasive mussels in 2016 has been cleared and the state has lifted a requirement for mandatory decontamination stations at the reservoir east of Helena. Mussels were detected east of the Continental Divide in Tiber...

Pridgett scores 24 to lift Montana over Idaho State 78-63

Feb. 15, 2020 11:43 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett had 24 points and 11 rebounds as Montana beat Idaho State 78-63 on Saturday night. Kendal Manuel had 16 points for Montana (16-10, 12-3 Big Sky Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Jared Samuelson added 12 points. Josh Vazquez had 11 points. Austin...

Montana wildlife commission tightens wolf, elk hunting rules

Feb. 14, 2020 4:47 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Hunting regulations on wolf and elk near Yellowstone National Park have increased, wildlife officials said. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission tightened wolf hunting rules and reduced elk-hunting seasons, the Missoulian reported Thursday. The Commission discussed proposals and...

Montana State University enrollment dips slightly to 15,561

Feb. 14, 2020 3:12 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University's spring enrollment at the Bozeman campus is 15,561 students, which is a slight dip compared to last year's record-setting numbers, school officials said. The new figures show 132 fewer total students compared to last year, but that is still the second-highest...

Pridgett, Manuel lead Montana to 72-37 romp over Weber State

Feb. 13, 2020 11:42 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett tossed in 25 points and Kendal Manuel scored 21 to power Montana to a 72-37 romp over Weber State on Thursday night. Pridgett sank 11 of 17 shots from the floor and added five rebounds for the Grizzlies (15-10, 11-3 Big Sky Conference). Manuel hit 8 of 12 shots and...

Senator: Montana to extend specialty license plate cutoff

Feb. 13, 2020 8:06 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Department of Justice will offer an extension to nonprofit groups who were notified that their specialty license plates that support their organizations would be revoked, a state senator said Thursday. Democratic Sen. Jill Cohenour announced the agency's decision a day...

Shots fired at Missoula police car, no injuries reported

Feb. 12, 2020 5:50 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula police officer reported a shot was fired at his car Wednesday morning, prompting officers to close streets and lock down buildings in the downtown area for several hours, Sgt. Travis Welsh said. The officer, who was not injured, reported his rear window had been shot out...

Man charged in deputy's death files lawsuit against Montana

Feb. 12, 2020 5:02 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A man who is charged in the May 2017 shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy has filed a federal lawsuit against the state and Gov. Steve Bullock. Lloyd Barrus, who has been charged with accountability to deliberate homicide, alleges he was arrested without a grand jury...

Montana university enrollment dips, but retention rate rises

Feb. 12, 2020 3:59 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Enrollment at the University of Montana has continued to fall despite improvements in retention and student enrollment growth in graduate and law schools. The university has seen declining enrollment since a record high point in fall 2011, with current numbers showing a nearly 35%...

State revokes 85 specialty license plates due to low sales

Feb. 11, 2020 6:46 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana has revoked 85 specialty license plates that have not been chosen or renewed by at least 400 drivers in the previous year, the state Motor Vehicles Division said. The license plates discontinued in January include some whose extra fees raise money for high...