MALTA — A 17-year-old Malta-area boy who admitted to negligent homicide for the shooting death of another teen during a deer hunt nearly three years ago was sentenced Monday in Phillips County Youth Court.
Bison management may be the most complex natural resource issue for Yellowstone National Park and its neighbor states.
The relocation of Yellowstone National Park bison to tribal lands in Montana can resume, under a Wednesday ruling from the state's Supreme Court that revives a stalled conservation initiative for the animals.
HELENA — A state judge has dismissed misconduct charges against the suspended president of the Hays-Lodge Pole School Board.
HAVRE — Blaine County Commissioners have suspended the Hays-Lodge Pole School Board president while he faces misconduct charges.
HELENA — A judge on Wednesday ordered the release of an edited version of an investigative report into a 2009 boat crash involving U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg and former state Sen. Greg Barkus.
HELENA – The 2009 Flathead Lake boat crash involving U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg is back in the news, as a state judge this week ordered arguments on whether to release a confidential pre-sentencing report on the incident.
HAVRE — A judge says Montana wildlife officials did not knowingly violate his order barring bison relocations.
A Montana judge has set an Oct. 29 change-of-plea hearing in the case of a hitchhiker from West Virginia who authorities say falsely claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting.
National Wildlife Federation advocate Steve Woodruff (July 21 guest opinion) tried to buffalo readers recently, claiming concerns of Montana producers regarding free-roaming bison are “fanciful fears,” the “worst fears of catastrophizers.”
The annual effort to haze migrating wild bison back into Yellowstone National Park to make way for cattle is underway in southwest Montana.
A Montana judge on Wednesday halted further transfers of Yellowstone National Park bison, dealing a significant blow to a government-sponsored conservation effort struggling to overcome livestock industry opposition.
After years of pointed debates and legal maneuvers, dozens of Yellowstone National Park bison were recently loaded and transported in trailers from their quarantine pens near Gardiner just outside the park to Fort Peck Reservation almost 500 miles way.
A Montana judge on Tuesday turned down a request that he intervene in the transfer of dozens of Yellowstone National Park bison to the tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
Sixty-four bison from Yellowstone National Park were shipped almost 500 miles to northeast Montana's Fort Peck Reservation on Monday, under a long-stalled relocation initiative meant to repopulate parts of the West with the iconic animals.
A judge has set aside a state land lease for a proposed wind energy farm in south-central Montana, saying regulators failed to consider the full impacts of the 79-megawatt project.
A section of the Bullwhacker Road valued by hunters for allowing access to 50,000 acres of public land in Blaine County was declared private by District Court Judge John McKeon in a March 25 ruling.
GREAT FALLS — A Malta man accused of allowing about 170 goats to starve or freeze to death by locking them in a barn without food and water for more than a month last winter has been given a six-year deferred sentence and must pay $16,000 in restitution.
MISSOULA — A judge has thrown out a plea agreement that called for prison time for a 19-year-old American Indian on a criminal endangerment charge, saying he should receive a deferred sentence like a former state senator did last month for a similar offense.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Outgoing state Sen. Greg Barkus pleaded no contest Thursday to felony criminal endangerment for crashing his boat into the rocky shoreline of Flathead Lake after a night of drinking, injuring all five people on board.