BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has given U.S. wildlife officials 18 months to decide if wolverines should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, following years of dispute over how much risk climate change and other threats pose to the rare and elusive predators.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration says transgender people can not change their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery, in defiance of a court order that temporarily blocked the Republican state's bid to restrict transgender rights.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was shot and killed by police after he allegedly assaulted a woman, led officers on a lengthy car chase through the state's most populous city and then pointed a pistol at them, authorities said Tuesday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden's order to protect the nation’s oldest forests against climate change, wildfires and other problems devastating vast woodlands is raising a simple yet vexing question: When does a forest grow old?
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Democratic Montana state senator and U.S. House candidate has died.
The family of 62-year-old Mark Sweeney of Philipsburg in a statement Saturday said he died at home on Friday night.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) _ First Interstate BancSystem Inc. (FIBK) on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $33.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
The Billings, Montana-based bank said it had a loss of 36 cents per share.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to craft a new habitat plan for the snow-loving Canada lynx that could include more land in Colorado and other western states where the rare animals would be protected, according to a legal agreement made public Tuesday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified a 29-year-old Billings man as the victim of a weekend shooting outside a bar in the eastern Montana city.
A single gunshot wound to the torso killed Domonic Shawn Dale Morgan, Yellowstone County Coroner Rich Hoffman told the Billings Gazette.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As climate change bakes the planet, dozens of nations and many local governments are putting a price tag on greenhouse gas emissions that are increasing flooding, droughts and other costly catastrophes.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge on Thursday temporarily blocked enforcement of a law that required transgender people to have undergone a “surgical procedure” before being allowed to change their sex on their birth certificates.
BRIDGER, Mont. (AP) — Two people died in a casino fire in a small town in south-central Montana, Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan said Thursday.
Marla Murray, 71, and John Ahles, 33, died Wednesday morning in the fire at Honest Tom's Saloon and Casino in Bridger, McQuillan said.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings woman has died of injuries suffered when she was attacked by three dogs earlier this month, police said.
The board of trustees of Montana's largest school district has voted to allow students additional time to graduate after a public campaign by the family of a student with Down syndrome who otherwise would not have been allowed to attend her senior year with her classmates.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Interior Department on Friday said it’s moving forward with the first onshore sales of public oil and natural gas drilling leases under President Joe Biden, but will sharply increase royalty rates for companies as federal officials weigh efforts to fight climate change against pressure to bring down high gasoline prices.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State environmental officials unlawfully approved a large copper mine in central Montana despite worries that mining waste would pollute a river that’s popular among boaters, a state judge ruled.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials say they'll no longer pay for services at Montana's state psychiatric hospital following staffing shortages and other problems that were blamed in patient deaths and a violent assault last month involving unsupervised patients.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A subsidiary of one of the largest U.S. providers of renewable energy pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was ordered to pay over $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Several months after the state of Montana said it was spending $1.5 million in federal pandemic relief money to shore up the public defender's office in the Billings area and offer higher pay to contract attorneys, a group of attorneys in western Montana said they want a pay increase too.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials improperly downplayed the climate change effects from burning coal when they approved a large expansion of an underground Montana coal mine that would release an estimated 190 million tons of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, a court ruled.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — NorthWestern Energy is reducing the amount of water it releases from Hebgen Dam into the Madison River in southwestern Montana for nearly three weeks, starting Monday, in order to store additional water for use this summer.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As Yellowstone National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary year, the park's fundraising arm is seeking $1,500 donations in exchange for an annual entry pass that can be used by carloads of the donor's descendants to visit the park in 150 years.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday adopted a rule aimed at reducing deaths and environmental damage from oil and gas pipeline ruptures — a long-delayed response to fatal explosions and massive spills that have occurred over decades in California, Michigan, New Jersey and other states.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 66-year-old Montana man has died after suffering burns in a house fire in Billings, Yellowstone County officials said.
A neighbor reported the mobile home fire at about 2 a.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday announced approval of a conservation group's proposal to expand bison grazing on prairies in north-central Montana as part of a vast nature reserve over objections from some ranchers and elected officials.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in Montana have not tried to track down a grizzly bear suspected in the fatal mauling of a hiker last week because it did not appear to be a predatory attack, state and local officials said Monday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The cause of an explosion and fire at an ExxonMobil refinery in southern Montana is under investigation, company officials said Sunday.
The fire began at about 10 p.m. Saturday at a refinery in Lockwood, a suburb of Billings.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who went missing while hiking earlier this week was killed in a suspected encounter with a grizzly bear north of Yellowstone National Park, authorities said Friday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A conservation group has filed a lawsuit against U.S. environmental officials for alleged failure to intervene after the Montana Legislature rolled back longstanding water pollution rules.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A 29-year-old man died after a fall while snowboarding at Montana's Big Sky Resort, authorities said Friday.
Chandler Pelletier, 29, of Belgrade, Mont. died after he reportedly fell while snowboarding in an area of steep terrain known as the North Summit Snowfield, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana teacher was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to coerce a minor into sex at an academy for youths with behavioral and emotional issues.
District Judge Ashley Harada sentenced Rodney Lawrence Richard, 58, to 20 years in Montana State Prison with 10 years suspended.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental regulators are moving to end a years-long cleanup along dozens of miles of railroad in two northwestern Montana communities where lung-damaging asbestos from mining has been blamed in hundreds of deaths.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —
Attorneys for Montana mine workers sickened and killed by toxic asbestos exposure filed a lawsuit against Zurich American Insurance on Monday for allegedly stalling legal settlements and medical payments after transferring the workers' claims to investors who can profit off the delays.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In the oil fields of northern Montana, industry veteran Mac McDermott watched crude prices whipsaw from $75 a barrel in January to more than $120 as Russia pressed its war in Ukraine, then down again when coronavirus worries in China raised the specter of a global slowdown.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Conservation groups are suing Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration to obtain records related to its decision to drop legal claims against a mining executive over decades of pollution from several mines.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials reversed their previous finding that a widely used and highly toxic pesticide could jeopardize dozens of plants and animals with extinction, after receiving pledges from chemical manufacturers that they will change product labels for malathion so that it’s used more carefully by gardeners, farmers and other consumers.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana State Parks and Recreation Board has granted preliminary approval to a plan to try to purchase land along the lower Yellowstone River in hopes of creating public access and promoting tourism and economic development.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With cash grain prices at record highs and Russia’s war on Ukraine likely to push them higher still, one might assume that farm trucks would be lining up a mile deep at grain elevators hoping to cash in as they’ve done before.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials at Montana State University-Billings will consider removing the name of the college's first president from its administrative building after discovering quotes from more than 85 years ago in which he supported Adolf Hitler's sterilization plan to improve the genetics of the human race, the university said Thursday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park captured 37 bison that were migrating outside the park and sent most to slaughter as officials began an annual program to cull the animals to prevent them from spreading disease to cattle in neighboring Montana, a park official said Thursday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Red Lodge author Jack Ballard dropped out of the Democratic primary for the U.S. House seat representing eastern Montana, he said Thursday.
“To be bluntly honest, we've failed to raise the financial resources necessary to realistically keep paying campaign staff and fund travel, advertising, materials and other basic expenses through the primary,” Ballard said in a statement.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A warming planet and changes to land use patterns mean more wildfires will scorch large parts of the globe in coming decades, causing spikes in unhealthy smoke pollution and other problems that governments are ill prepared to confront, according to a U.N.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings man who was shot and killed after pointing a pellet gun that looked like a Glock 17 semiautomatic pistol at a police officer was Raymond D. Dupree Jr., Yellowstone County officials said Thursday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wolf hunting and trapping has ended for the season in southwestern Montana after hunters killed 82 wolves in the region, the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Thursday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke misused his position to advance a commercial development project that included a microbrewery in his Montana hometown and lied to an agency ethics official about his involvement, federal investigators said Wednesday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings police officer responding to a report of a man who had been waving a gun around shot the suspect after he pointed his gun at the officer, police said Wednesday.
The man was armed with a pellet gun that looked like a Glock 17 semiautomatic pistol, Police Chief Rich St.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Tax receipts from surging gun and ammunition sales in the U.S. boosted money for a federal conservation program to a record level in 2022, officials announced Friday.
Excise taxes on guns, ammunition and archery equipment brought in $1.1 billion to fund federal grants to states for state wildlife conservation and hunter education, said officials from the U.S.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Jim Riggleman was hired Wednesday as manager of the Billings Mustangs of the independent Pioneer League.
The 69-year-old takes over for Joe Kruzel, who left to become a minor league coordinator with the Los Angeles Angels.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana boys' basketball single-game scoring record was broken twice within five days over the past week.
Journey Emerson of Lame Deer now holds the record after scoring 82 points Saturday in his team's 111-27 win over Forsyth.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —
A woman made a call from a Billings motel room sometime in 2016. She called her family, telling them that over the past several days a man had forced her to be raped for money by other men in Billings, Missoula and Salt Lake City.