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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…

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…

Ceremonial signing held for Native regalia bill

BILLINGS — Culture was celebrated Saturday afternoon at Billings Senior High, with Native games and foods, drumming and dancing. It was all capped by the ceremonial signing of Montana Senate Bill 319, which allows Native American students to wear traditional regalia and objects of cultural significance, including feathers and beads, at graduation ceremonies. Gov. Steve Bullock Read More…