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Bald eagles and hawks poached in Mission Valley

Someone is poaching bald eagles and hawks in the Mission Valley and selling their feathers. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service along with Tribal game wardens are working the case to find whoever is doing it. Last weekend, residents in the Saint Ignatius area between Missoula and Polson found several bald eagles and hawks dead Read More…

Homeless advocates pitch tiny houses for Bozeman

Could a collection of tiny home-style units, clustered into a village with on-site social workers, help Bozeman get a handle on homelessness? It’s worth trying, say advocates with St. James Episcopal church and social service agency HRDC. From Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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Montana Blackfeet leaders reopen 4 lakes to motorized boats

KALISPELL — Blackfeet tribal leaders have reopened some reservation waters to motorized boats after approving new regulations in response to the threat of aquatic invasive mussels. The Flathead Beacon reported last week that motorized crafts are limited to four lakes. Tribal leaders had closed all reservation waters last November after the invasive mussels were discovered. Read More…

Yellowstone seeks comment on lookout project

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park is looking for more public comment on potential effects of a project involving the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout. The National Park Service proposes to erect a three-sided mounting structure around the lookout. This proposal is part of a larger project to improve the park’s wireless infrastructure. Read More…

Sponsor: Grant program could lead to tuition-free 2-year colleges in Montana

MISSOULA — A new grant program created by the 2017 Legislature would allow people to contribute to the cost of tuition and living expenses for Montana residents going through two-year community or tribal college programs. The grant program, run through the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, would provide funds for Montana low-income students. Read More…

Grant program could lead to tuition-free 2-year colleges in Montana, bill sponsor says

MISSOULA — A new grant program created by the 2017 Legislature would allow people to contribute to the cost of tuition and living expenses for Montana residents going through two-year community or tribal college programs. The grant program, run through the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, would provide funds for Montana low-income students. Read More…

16-year-old dies in Carbon County rollover

BILLINGS — A 16-year-old boy from Carbon County died Saturday afternoon in a rollover on a dirt road near Red Lodge. The crash was reported to Montana Highway Patrol at about 2:15 p.m. A 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer carrying four teenagers from Red Lodge rolled on Meeteetse Trail about six miles off U.S. Highway 212, according Read More…

A new meth surge gathers momentum

WASHINGTON — The opioid epidemic has killed tens of thousands over the last two years and driven major reforms in state and local law enforcement and public health policies for people with addiction. But another deadly but popular drug, methamphetamine, also has been surging in many parts of the country. And federal officials say that, Read More…