HELENA — Mountain lion quotas adopted by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission on Thursday were applauded by several commenters and commissioners, while the decision irked some hunters concerned that the quotas do not do enough to protect elk and deer from the big cats in the Bitte…
STEVENSVILLE — OR-18 made history of sorts before it took a bullet on the last day of May in the Sapphire Mountains.
STEVENSVILLE — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for tips on a wolf that was poached in the Burnt Fork area of the Bitterroot Valley, east of Stevensville, on May 31.
HELENA — A political group formed by centrist Republicans in Montana has fired the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between competing GOP factions, sending out new campaign mailers attacking the more-conservative-leaning Republicans in nearly 20 legislative primary races across the state.
HAMILTON — “I think the Creator made each one of us different for a reason.”
Mountain lion hunters from northwestern Montana roundly criticized Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ proposed lion quotas for the next two seasons at the Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Helena on Thursday.
MISSOULA — A Bitterroot Valley asphalt company owner has denied charges his company violated federal safety standards in the September 2012 death of an employee.
HAMILTON — Hamilton Police Officer Norm Williams remembers the cold, hard rain that fell on the day they found her.
DARBY — Sherman Peterson woke just after midnight on Monday to the loudest rumbling noise he had ever heard outside his house on U.S. Highway 93 a few miles south of Darby.
HAMILTON — Vicki Steele no longer feels like the Bitterroot Valley is on a freefall toward the bottom of the barrel.
GREAT FALLS — Montana’s recent record-breaking cold snap probably didn’t cause widespread mortality in the state’s tree-eating mountain pine beetle population, but it may have killed beetles in localized areas, according to forest health experts.
Pouring rain on the last day of the 2013 hunting season didn't keep the determined from filling their freezers this year.
FLORENCE — Avian researchers have been stunned by the record number of raptors flying through the Bitterroot Valley this fall, including an explosion in the number of turkey vultures.
Wolf pack numbers in the Blackfoot River watershed northeast of Missoula have grown from one in 2007 to at least a dozen this year.
MISSOULA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens are hoping for some help from the public in tracking down the poacher responsible for killing a moose along Schwartz Creek Road.
This mountain lion was treed as part of an ongoing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks population study in the Bitterroot Valley.
BEAVERTAIL HILL - Initial attack crews working a new fire off Interstate 90 east of Missoula are waiting for air support this morning, hoping to keep the blaze contained before a red-flag warning goes into effect at noon. Crews responded to the Nimrod fire shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday. …
HAMILTON — The folks operating the Bitterroot Valley’s Daly Ditches Irrigation District are hoping for a miraculous rain to extend the irrigation season for nearly 1,900 users who need the water to keep their hay growing and lawns green.
HAMILTON — Researchers have ear-tagged 81 elk calves this spring as part of a three-year elk survival study in the southern part of the Bitterroot Valley in western Montana.
Jennifer Feenstra recalled a time not long ago when 10 percent of concussions were diagnosed.