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Campers in national forests worried about target shooting

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- Campers in Montana's national forests are getting skittish as more sportsmen take advantage of rules that allow target shooting, even though they comply with the rules....

Bicyclist run down, robbed by driver in Eureka

EUREKA, Mont. (AP) -- A 28-year-old man is expected to be charged in Lincoln County after officials say he ran down a Eureka bicyclist with a car in order to rob the victim....

Teacher shortage in northern Montana has officials worried

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) -- A shortage of teachers in northern Montana has officials worried....

People in Missoula County invest in new parks and trails

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- People in Missoula County have invested more than $2 million in new parks and trails....

MT Lottery

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- These Montana lotteries were drawn Saturday:...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Montana Cash' game

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Montana Lottery's "Montana Cash" game were:...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Big Sky Bonus' game

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Montana Lottery's "Big Sky Bonus" game were:...

Gallatin College to offer photonics, optics program in fall

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Gallatin College Montana State University is adding a photonics and optics program in hopes of helping staff nearby employers....

Suspects arrested in casino robbery, carjacking

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested two suspects in the robbery of a casino near Missoula International Airport and the carjacking of a family....

Yellowstone urges tourists to carry bear spray, just in case

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A new Yellowstone National Park campaign urging tourists to carry bear spray features celebrities like Bozeman climber Conrad Anker, whose feats include three Everest ascents....

Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country's most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day....

US wants to help endangered Yellowstone fish with $57M dam

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. officials say building a $57 million concrete dam and fish bypass channel along Montana's Yellowstone River offers the cheapest way to help an endangered species that dates to the time of dinosaurs....

San Juan preserve offers whale-watching hikes, minus crowds

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- One of the nation's best viewing spots for orca whales, Lime Kiln Point State Park, on the west side of San Juan Island, draws thousands of visitors annually, especially during June and July, the peak orca-watching season near the shoreline....

Inmate escapes Montana Women's Prison in Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- An inmate serving time for drug possession and for walking away from a prerelease center has escaped from the Montana Women's Prison in Billings....

Man convicted in tribal corruption case charged with escape

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A man who was convicted of defrauding a Montana Indian tribe now faces an escape charge after prosecutors say he fled from a minimum-security prison last fall, then was re-captured after crashing a stolen vehicle during a high-speed chase....

Independent committees provide muscle in legislative races

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Money has been flowing into Montana legislative races at a brisk pace, fueled by political committees seeking to influence the makeup of the Legislature that convenes in January....

Montana man accused of terrorizing North Dakota hotel clerk

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A Billings, Montana, man is accused of threatening to shoot an employee at a hotel in Williston, North Dakota....

Montana officials consider increasing Stillwater mine bond

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Montana officials have proposed increasing the bond for Stillwater Mining Co.'s Nye mine to offset rising cleanup costs....

Trump hosts rally in Billings after securing nomination

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A crowd of thousands, buoyed by word that Donald Trump had just locked in the Republican presidential nomination, streamed into a Billings arena Thursday to cheer the New York businessman and his unexpected ascent to the top of his party....

Tester to introduce CSKT water compact in US Senate

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says he's introducing legislation to ratify the $2.3 billion water rights compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes....

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