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Steve Jess

New Leader For Montana GOP

Montana’s Republican Party has a new leader. Delegates at the party’s convention over the weekend rejected the most conservative candidate, settling on an experienced lawmaker and party insider.
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Digging In The Archives With William Marcus

On the eve of William Marcus' retirement from Montana Public Radio, enjoy some of the radio stories William produced for National Public Radio in the 1980s and 1990s.
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Eric Whitney

Slideshow: Great Burn Proposed Wilderness Area

On Sunday the Montana Wilderness Association, Great Burn Study Group and EcoFlight offered Missoula journalists an hour-long flyover of the Great Burn Proposed Wilderness Area straddling the Montana-Idaho border west and north of Missoula.
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Fireworks
Flickr user Michael Cramer (CC-BY-NC-2.0)

Missoula County commissioners today approved "Stage 1" fire restrictions for the county. The restrictions prohibit fireworks on all public and private land in the county, and place severe limits on campfires and smoking.

Stage 1 restrictions go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 3. At that time, anyone who starts a fire due to fireworks can be held financially responsible for firefighting costs.

Monday, the Missoula County Fire Protection Association raised the county's fire danger to "extreme".

Morning Newscast 06-30-15

3 hours ago
Josh Burnham

On today's morning newscast: Montana and twelve other states sued the federal government yesterday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from enacting a new rule extending the Clean Water Act to small streams and wetlands.

Montana is one of the 13 states with independent redistricting commissions that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld.

A human-caused fire that began in northwestern Montana over the weekend has spread to 80 acres and has started eight spot fires in Glacier National Park.

Too little? There's no such thing! Featuring die-cut holes, There's No Such Thing as Little is a heartwarming picture book from author and illustrator LeUyen Pham. This book will encourage readers of all ages to think about what being "little" really means. With each turn of the page, a very big idea emerges, with cleverly placed cutouts on each page that help to dispel the readers' perception of which ideas or images are important.

Fire Danger 'Extreme' In Missoula County

8 hours ago
Missoula County's Fire Danger is now "extreme"
Josh Burnham

Officials have bumped the fire danger rating to "extreme" in Missoula County following a record-breaking heat wave and forecasts calling for hot, dry conditions to continue through the holiday weekend.

Evening Newscast 06-29-15

18 hours ago
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast: New state data show that one in eight elementary schools in Montana have vaccination rates that are too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough.

Montana counties will receive nearly $27 million to compensate for non-taxable federal lands within their boundaries.

Montana is one of the 13 states with independent redistricting commissions that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld.

State wildlife officials killed two young bighorn rams after they were spotted near domestic sheep south of Malta, more than 20 miles from two nearby bighorn herds.

A man doing some fencing work in the Crazy Mountains found items belonging to a 38-year-old Bozeman man who went missing during an elk hunt last September.

On the eve of William Marcus' retirement from Montana Public Radio, enjoy some of the radio stories William produced for National Public Radio in the 1980s and 1990s.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox
MT DOJ

Montana and twelve other states sued the federal government Monday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from enacting a new rule extending the Clean Water Act to small streams and wetlands.

State Attorney General Tim Fox says the Obama administration went too far by asserting control over waterways that belong to the states.

Fire Near Glacier Park Has Burned 80 Acres

20 hours ago
North Fork of the Flathead River
U.S. Forest Service

A human-caused fire that started over the weekend just outside Glacier National Park has burned 80 acres and started eight spot fires inside the Park. Officials are calling the Glacier Rim Fire 25% contained.

Coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.
BLM

Montana coal advocates are hailing the Supreme Court's ruling against the Obama administration's attempt to limit toxic emissions from power plants.

The justices ruled the Environmental Protection Agency failed to adequately consider costs when regulating emissions from coal and oil-fired plants.

Steve Jess

Montana’s Republican Party has a new leader. Delegates at the party’s convention over the weekend rejected the most conservative candidate, settling on an experienced lawmaker and party insider.

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