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The state is allowing a Canadian company to dig deep into the ground to explore for copper near a tributary of the famed Smith River north of White Sulphur Springs.
BUTTE — Gusty winds apparently blew 58 large containers off a train 13 miles west of Helena near the small community of Austin and caused numerous power outages throughout Lewis and Clark County.
After a presentation on the Flathead Lake fishery by state biologist Mark Deleray in Helena on Thursday, Fish and Wildlife Commission Chairman Dan Vermillion asked a representative of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes — who co-manage the fishery with FWP — for his thoughts.
HELENA — Spirited discussions took place in the Capitol Wednesday on whether Montana should attempt to wrest ownership of public lands from the federal government.
Spirited discussions took place in the capitol Wednesday on whether Montana should attempt to wrest ownership of public lands from the federal government.
HELENA — Meetings are being held around the state this month as the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission ponders tentative changes to hunting regulations for the next two years.
Derrick Drivdahl, 50, of Helena has been arraigned on charges of receipt and distribution of child pornography.
HELENA — The German family of a 16-year-old exchange student who suffocated after falling into a tree well at the Whitefish Mountain Resort in 2010 has filed a federal lawsuit against the company’s owner, the company that arranged the student exchange and the boy’s host family.
The German family of a 16-year-old exchange student who suffocated after falling into a tree well at the Whitefish Mountain Resort in 2010 has filed a federal lawsuit against the company’s owner, the company that arranged the student exchange and the boy’s host family.
HELENA — Up to 70 urban deer that roam the streets of Helena can be removed by city officials in 2014, under a proposal given final approval Thursday by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission.
HELENA — Secondary mule deer and white-tailed deer licenses — known as “B” licenses — may be eliminated during the next two hunting seasons over concerns about a significant drop in deer populations.
HELENA — About $25,000 will be returned to the Smith River Corridor Enhancement Account after a protest over the use of the money by Trout Unlimited, and the nonprofit group also wants to continue discussions on another $82,000 it believes was improperly applied to projects.
HELENA - The producers behind the popular cable TV show "Wardens" apparently found themselves on the wrong side of the law this summer.
Helena police are renewing the effort to rid the city of problem deer.
HELENA — The owners of the New Hunan restaurant in Helena pleaded guilty Monday to 13 wildlife charges involving black bears, including having a five-gallon bucket with 12 bear paws in it at the restaurant.
The culling of 70 mule deer that call Helena home has the initial approval of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission, but the five-member board also urged the city and wildlife managers to consider trapping and relocating them in the future.
HELENA — A Jefferson County man will spend 51 months in a federal prison after being sentenced Tuesday for making his own $10, $20, $50 and $100 Federal Reserve Notes.
HELENA — Two Marines from two eras who share one tragic common bond — the loss of limbs in battle — forged a lifelong friendship in the mountains of the Paradise Valley last week.
HELENA — A Lewis and Clark man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly severely injured a 2-year-old girl.
HELENA — Sunrise is 45 minutes away, but Sgt. Dave Loewen already is sitting in his truck in his favorite spot up White’s Gulch in the Big Belt Mountains. Even in the dark, he pulls binoculars to his eyes and scans the slopes in front of him, as headlights denote dozens of people heading out…
People wearing white hazardous material suits and large, brightly colored respirators are going through seven shipping containers parked on Manlove Street in East Helena as part of the ongoing effort by Asarco to have two other companies help cover the cost of cleaning up contaminated soils …
Local law enforcement officers and search and rescue volunteers are searching in the Elkhorns and the Rocky Mountain Front for hunters that may be lost or injured.
The number of moose permits issued in the past five years in Montana has reached lows not seen since the 1950s, spurred by concerns that the gangly creatures’ populations are plummeting.
HELENA — The third time was anything but a charm for Nicholas Scow of East Helena this week.
Three teenagers were ordered out of their vehicle by officers with their guns drawn Thursday afternoon after one teen was reportedly pointing a fake gun out the window.
HELENA — An unidentified woman with a history of mental-health issues created a few tense moments for Lewis and Clark deputies Monday morning after she appeared on her front porch brandishing what looked like a handgun.
HELENA — Three residences near Spring Meadow Lake State Park are slated to have their soil replaced this month after high levels of arsenic, lead and manganese were discovered last winter.
Adjustments were approved Thursday to yellow perch and walleye bag limits on Canyon Ferry, Holter and Hauser reservoirs in light of reduced perch numbers.
A management plan for areas where brucellosis is known to be present in elk was unanimously approved Thursday by the Fish and Wildlife Commission, despite concerns that no local working groups have been formed in the past nine months and that the plan doesn’t address the harboring of elk on …
Three undercover game wardens are suing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, saying they should be paid for the entire time they’re on a tour of duty, including when they sleep.
HELENA — Three undercover game wardens are suing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, saying they should be paid for the entire time they’re on a tour of duty, including when they sleep.
HELENA — An epidemic of epizootic hemorrhagic disease has killed about half of the white-tailed deer herd in north central Montana, prompting Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to consider limiting mule deer harvest in some hunting districts.
HELENA - It took five months, but Wayne Klinkel was reimbursed $500 Monday by the federal government for his dog’s expensive taste.
Convicted double murderer Jeremy Woods is trying to force the owners and officials at the jail in which he’s incarcerated to pay him $1,000 for each time he was hit by another inmate at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby.
Comments are being taken on a proposed 15th amendment to the 1975 operating permit for the Golden Sunlight Mine, which would allow for the expansion of one pit and the creation of a new one.
HELENA — After more than half a century of raising bison, folks at the Gehring Ranch know that the furry beasts are unpredictable.
An East Helena man will remain in a federal prison for the next 40 years after an appeals court upheld his 2012 child pornography conviction.
When Kelsie Erickson Burford bagged her billy with a bow last fall on her first goat hunt, she felt both humbled and honored.
In a scene reminiscent of the Dukes of Hazzard television show, someone busted into — and then out of — the city of Helena’s Ten Mile Water Treatment Plant this weekend.
An excavation operation unexpectedly unearthed human bones in the Silver City area Monday.
An East Helena man was arrested shortly before midnight Friday after he allegedly held a knife to the throat of his child’s mother.
HELENA — A 68-year-old Great Falls man who was kicked in the back by a mule and unable to move was airlifted by Mercy Flight Saturday afternoon from the Gibson Reservoir.
Steffen Rasile apparently has the chops to compete in the big leagues.
CANYON FERRY WMA — Fred Jakubowski stands in the middle of a former farmer’s crop field that’s now filled with tall native grasses, some nearly towering over his head. On this waning summer day, halfway between weekends, he and Debbie Hohler pretty much have the place to themselves.
HELENA — Thousands of people have weighed in on a draft plan for further exploration for a copper mine northeast of White Sulphur Springs, near a tributary to the Smith River.
HELENA — Mike McGuire envisioned an unusual gift for his son Banyan McGuire’s 17th birthday — he wanted the two of them to stand on top of the world on Mount Kilimanjaro.
HELENA — Members of the newly formed Montana State Parks and Recreation Board learned Wednesday about a couple of weighty matters they’ll face, including how to compensate a different state agency for school trust lands within state parks.
GRANITE BUTTE — The pine cone in Amanda Milburn’s hand is odd. It almost looks lacquered, with a dark purple-red color and thick scales that are tightly bound to one another. The “umbo” — that’s what you call the little tips on the scales — is a light brown. Overall, the cone is about the si…
HELENA — With only two meetings of the Fish and Wildlife Commission under his belt, the newest board member already is under close scrutiny by at least one conservation organization for his beliefs about public wildlife and private lands.
HELENA — Not much is known about a 199-foot cellphone tower being proposed for the Gates of the Mountains area.