A District Court judge has ruled that an initiative to abolish outfitter-sponsored big game hunting licenses qualifies for the November ballot.
A beanbag round fired by a Stillwater County Sheriff’s deputy killed a 60-pound black bear when the projectile struck the bear in the head.
MISSOULA — The state wildlife agency is accepting public comment through Friday on a proposal to close waterfowl hunting to the general public on a portion of the Mitchell Slough in the Bitterroot Valley.
There’s no plan to graze bison on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Montana, but there will be changes coming, according to a draft of the refuges’ new guiding plan released last week.
GLASGOW — The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is taking a conservative approach to managing paddlefish, allowing a total of 1,500 fish to be harvested this year.
March 7, 2010
If I had a nickel for every time someone has soothed my frostbit temper over our relentless freezing fog with this phrase — “At least we’ll have a wet spring!” — then I’d catch the first flight for sunny Aruba.
It’s no big secret that antelope herds will drift southward out of Canada during a tough winter and stack up along the Hi-Line of Montana. Sometimes, they’ll even cross the Missouri River and Fort Peck Reservoir to find wintering habitat.
The year that wound up the first decade of the 21st century started deep in the economic doldrums and finished on a hopeful note that the worst of a severe recession is behind us.
Here are some stories making news in Northern Wyoming in 2009:
Montana was the 44th state to get H1N1 influenza when a Yellowstone County man tested positive for the virus in May.
In a saga that draws national attention, “Capt.” Michael Hilton takes Hardin on a rollercoaster ride this fall when he appears in town claiming he represents the American Police Force.
Although Billings and Montana are not hit as hard as some areas of the country by the recession, the dip in the economy makes its mark here.
Dear Jill: I’ve been super-couponing for about four months now, and I am amazed at how many things I’m getting for free.
NEW YORK — Here are some top yearend destination lists for travel:
Forecasts for 2010 predict that more people will be traveling, but the numbers are still well below what they were before the recession.
Have you managed to survive by overcoming the odds?
Books of the 2000s include many about fear of the real world and dreams about other worlds, whether the historical past, the un-reachable future or a supernatural present.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Montana and Wyoming authors wrote their way onto the national and international scene in 2009.
U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., and four others are injured in a late-night boating accident on Flathead Lake on Aug. 26.
After years of waiting, planning and negotiating, two major Billings roadways are torn up and reconstructed in 2009.
In January, Ballantine dog breeder Linda Kapsa is charged with two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty and four related misdemeanor charges after two raids at her property.
Here’s a look at some of the big news of 2009 in The Billings Gazette’s circulation area:
Christmas displays are as individual as the people creating them.