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Rising from the Ashes: LaHood Park Steakhouse to reopen

LaHood Park Steakhouse, an iconic restaurant in business here for decades, is making a comeback after a fire destroyed the building last year. "I took a couple of months to think about it, and I...


Gallatin County Purchases Farm Bureau Building in Bozeman

Gallatin County has purchased the Farm Bureau building in Bozeman, adding space for current and future county operations to continue serving our growing population. On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Gallatin C... Full story


Gallatin County 911 Now Offering Online Records Requests

The Gallatin County 911 Records Division is happy to now offer an online portal for citizens to make requests for records from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office and Bozeman Police Department. The new online portal is a user-friendly way to... Full story


January 15 is deadline for pheasant release applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2023 pheasant release program through Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP). Guided by statute, pen-raised birds are released in areas suitable for ring-necked pheasants...

 By Amanda Eggert    News    December 7, 2022 

Judge rules against suspending Montana wolf hunts while lawsuit proceeds

A Helena judge reinstated the 2022-2023 wolf hunting and trapping regulations passed by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission Tuesday in a ruling that rejected environmental groups' request for an... Full story


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at MSU hosts panel presentation about development and maintenance of winter trails

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Montana State University will present “Community Winter Trails for Human-Powered Recreation” for a Friday Forum on Dec. 9. The virtual panel discussion will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. and is free and open...


Council approves Mayor to help out with public works

The Three Forks City Council unanimously voted last week to allow Mayor Randy Johnston to perform specific duties for the Public Works Department. Duties authorized for Johnston from November 24 to 27 and December 28 to January 9 include snowplowing,... Full story


DPHHS Reminds Montanans about Increased WIC Benefits

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials said today that increased benefits are now available to families through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC. "We want to... Full story


Secretary of State appeals rulings that struck down new election laws

Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court Tuesday challenging the rulings of a district court judge who overturned four election administration laws... Full story


HRDC Receives $5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness for Families in Montana

HRDC, which provides shelter and robust wraparound services for families and individuals facing homelessness in Southwest Montana, today announced that it has received a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund-the largest gift in the orga...


Game wardens seek information on deer killed illegally at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

CARDWELL – Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on a deer that was killed illegally at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. Sometime between the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, a deer was shot... Full story


Tester: Fentanyl rips apart Montana families

Fentanyl overdoses and seizures by law enforcement are rising at an alarming rate in Montana. In an effort to protect Montana communities from fentanyl and strengthen the border, U.S. Senator Jon... Full story


Three Forks schools teach 'good digital citizenry', loses coaches

The Three Forks School Board discussed methods to ensure technology does not become a distraction at school as well as ways to teach students to be "good digital citizens" while at home during its... Full story


Republicans select Legislative Leadership, Carlson selected as Whip

House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday selected Rep. Matt Regier of Kalispell and Sen. Jason Ellsworth of Hamilton as the leaders of their respective caucuses, cueing up a 2023 legislative session in which the GOP will enjoy the first two-thirds...


Court order changes wolf hunting season, effective immediately

Last week, a District Court in Lewis and Clark County issued a temporary restraining order impacting some of Montana's wolf hunting and trapping regulations. The changes go into effect immediately. The changes outlined in the temporary restraining...


MSU receives nearly $1.5 million to support student parents, strengthen early childhood education profession

Montana State University students who are parents will receive more support for child care thanks to a four-year grant worth nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant provides $1.465 million for MSU’s Child Care Access...


Fairweather Fishing Access Site closed partially due to flooding

CLARKSTON – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks implemented a partial closure of the north portion of Fairweather Fishing Access Site last week due to flooding. An ice jam on the Missouri River has caused water to flow onto the access road at the... Full story


Council pumps the brakes on slower speeds

After racing towards slower speeds, the Three Forks City Council put the brakes on conducting a speed study which could determine whether the town’s 15 mile per hour speed limit signs are enforceable within city limits during its Nov. 8 meeting.... Full story


Cromwell elected County attorney, Rest Home Mill Levy passes

After the final results following the counting of provisional and unresolved ballots on Monday, there will be a new Gallatin County Attorney. In the November 8 election, voters also approved the... Full story


Gallatin County 911 Director discusses importance of locally registered AEDs

At the beginning of October 2021, there were 90 registered automated external defibrillators (AED) in Gallatin County. After promotional campaigns by the Gallatin County 911 Department to get more registered in October 2021 and 2022, the number is... Full story

 By Aaron Bolton    News    November 16, 2022

Homelessness among older people is on the rise, driven by inflation and the housing crunch

On a recent rainy afternoon in this small town just outside Glacier National Park, Lisa Beaty and Kim Hilton were preparing to sell most of their belongings before moving out of their three-bedroom,... Full story


Montana wolf regulations challenged in state court

Environmental groups WildEarth Guardians and Project Coyote are asking a Lewis and Clark County District Court judge to toss out Montana's current wolf-hunting regulations and declare four hunting... Full story


Governor Gianforte Announces Public Lands Agenda Focused on Improved Access and Better Management

Earlier this week at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) headquarters in Missoula, Governor Greg Gianforte announced the pillars of his public lands agenda to improve access to and better manage... Full story


Rauser elected as Broadwater County Sheriff

Nick Rauser will be the next Broadwater County Sheriff. A current Captain with the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office, Rauser will take over for current Sheriff Wynn Meehan at the start of 2023. He defeated Josh Peters by a vote of 2,546 to 638 in...


Election results show widespread support for local marijuana taxes and sales

Two years after Montana voted to legalize adult-use marijuana, residents of more than a dozen counties and cities returned to the ballot box this month to consider local measures to either ban sales or add taxes to adult-use and medical marijuana....


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