Montana News

Moose Populations Waiver In Parts Of Montana
(PD)

Moose populations in parts of Montana are struggling. That’s according to preliminary research.

Facebook Contradicts Gianforte's Tax Claim

Apr 22, 2016
Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte.
Jackie Yamanaka - Yellowstone Public Radio

Gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte has said in recent campaign speeches that Facebook passed over Montana as a location for a data center, mainly because of the state's business equipment tax. But a spokesman for the internet giant said yesterday that the Bozeman Republican never spoke with Facebook officials.

Two More Glacier Park Roads Open To Cars

Apr 22, 2016
On their way to work on the Going-to-the-Sun Road on April 21, 2016, plowing crews discovered an avalanche more than 30 feet deep blocking the road at Haystack Creek.  For the next several days, travel beyond the Loop is not advised.
National Park Service

Two more roads are now open to cars in Glacier National Park. Many Glacier and Chief Mountain Roads on the east side of the Park opened today.

The Montana Supreme Court hears arguments April, 22 2016 over the eminent domain case involving Mountain Water Company in Missoula.
Bree Zender

Montana’s Supreme Court today heard arguments in a case that will determine the future of Missoula’s water utility. The City of Missoula first tried to take ownership of Mountain Water Company by condemnation in the 1980s. Its current attempt that the court is now considering started in 2013.

Firefighters use hazmat pads to soak up leaking gas after the accident.
Courtesy Frenchtown Rural Fire Department

It may be a while before a 2,000 gallon gasoline spill is fully cleaned up outside Alberton.

Chris Servheen has been the government’s point man on grizzly bear recovery for 35 years.
Courtesy UM College of Forest & Conservation

The man hired to guide the federal government’s grizzly bear recovery program retires at the end of this month.

Both of Montana’s senators praised the energy bill passed by the Senate today.

Bull trout
flickr/USFWS Headquarters

Montana environmental groups are suing the federal government for not protecting the threatened bull trout. Friends of the Wild Swan and Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Oregon District Court.

Mountain Water Company, Missoula, MT.
Cheri Trusler

The legal wrangling over the future of Missoula’s water utility moves to the Montana Supreme Court Friday. Montana Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments in that case at the University of Montana. The city wants to take ownership by condemnation of Mountain Water Company for the legally determined price of $88 million dollars.

Government data from 2012 through 2014 shows worsening air quality in many Montana counties including: Flathead, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Missoula, Ravalli and Richland Counties.
Josh Burnham

The American Lung Association says among America’s cities, Missoula’s air is the tenth dirtiest. That’s for a specific form of pollution.

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