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Election 2018 – Initiative 185

Montana smokers could be on the hook for an additional $2 per pack if ballot initiative Initiative 185 passes. The tobacco industry is shelling out big bucks in hopes it won't happen. It's a big reaso...

 

A Magical Medora Christmas tour traveling across the region

On Tuesday, the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation announced the return of fan-favorite show, A Magical Medora Christmas. This year the show will travel to four states performing 30 shows in 24...

 

Montana's greatest wonder: the Missouri River

When the Missouri River puts Cascade behind, it looks out toward the sunset and the distant Rocky Mountain Front, the range of mountains that gave Montana its label "Land of the Shining Mountains."...

 

Berry inducted to MCHF & WHC

Wade Wayne Berry was born in Farmingdale, South Dakota, March 12, 1957 to Buster and Mary Lou Berry, the oldest boy of six children. He was raised on a ranch where he learned to rope, ride, calve and...

 

Moore appointed to national leadership post

Senator Eric Moore (R-Miles City) who has represented southeastern Montana in the Montana Senate since 2011, was recently appointed to serve as vice chair for the National Conference of State Legislatures' Health and Human Services Committee. NCSL...

 

Montana's greatest wonder: the Missouri River

Almost immediately upon departing the Three Forks area, the newly formed Missouri is neatly tucked into a mini-gorge. Then, only 16 miles from its inception, the Toston Reservoir and Dam decelerate...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2018 inductions

Today the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the eleventh class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public....

 

Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show

The 56th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held October 12 and 13 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, South Dakota. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that...

 

Montana's greatest wonder: the Missouri River

On Aug. 12, 1805, Meriwether Lewis penned in his journals, "the road was still plain, I therefore did not dispare of shortly finding a passage over the mountains and of tasting the waters of the...

 

Big game hunting forecast

Are you ready for hunting season? Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP's provides online information about hunting access, including our popu...

 

Upland game bird outlook

Upland season started September 1 with mountain, sage and sharptail grouse along with partridge. Pheasant hunting starts Oct. 6. All seasons end Jan. 1, except sage grouse, which ends Sept. 30. Gray... Full story

 

Citizens Advisory Council hears update on FWP activities

The Citizens Advisory Council members for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 gathered on August 21 at Water Plant Park in Miles City to discuss current topics occupying the agency. Attendees...

 

Department of Revenue urges Montanans to check for unclaimed cash, property

HELENA – Every year in Montana, millions of dollars and other personal assets go unclaimed. And every year, the Montana Department of Revenue encourages individuals and businesses to check whether some of that might be theirs. The unclaimed...

 

Watson to lead Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Tom Watson recently assumed the position of state conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana. In that job, Watson will be responsible for...

 

MontanaPBS announces debates featuring U.S. House, Senate Candidates

MontanaPBS will host U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives candidate debates this fall. Democratic incumbent Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Montana Auditor Matt Rosendale will discuss issues in Missoula as they face off for a seat in the U.S....

 

Dates announced for over-the-counter and surplus license sales

A few important dates remain for hunters looking for license for this upcoming hunting season: • On Aug. 6, hunters can buy over-the-counter and surplus B licenses (antlerless) for deer and elk. • On Aug. 9, general antelope and antelope B...

 

Mid-Rivers awards 27 scholarships totaling $39,000 to area students

Mid-Rivers Communications is proud to announce the recipients of 27 Scholarships to students from the Cooperative’s service area. Six $1,500 scholarships were awarded to students planning to attend either Dawson Community College or Miles...

 

Livestock per capita fee payments due May 31

Helena – The Montana Department of Revenue this week mailed 2018 livestock per capita fee bills to livestock owners. Payment is due by May 31. Livestock owners can pay online at ReportYourLivestock.mt.gov or by mail with a check. March 1 was the...

 

Fish & Wildlife Commission meets

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission met April 19 and made the following decisions: • The Commission adopted the department’s Fiscal Year 2020/21 budget p priorities to work toward for the 2019 legislative session. For more information, conta...

 

Combat Raider 18-2 scheduled for May 15-17

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Combat Raider, a large force exercise involving various military aircraft, is scheduled to begin May 15 in the Powder River Training Complex, and will conclude May 17, 2018. These LFEs provide joint and coalition...

 

NRCS sets program funding application cutoff for June 1

BOZEMAN, Mont., April 16, 2018–The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set a June 1, 2018, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for 2019 conservation...

 

Bowhunter Education instructors needed in FWP's Region 7

As Montanans of all ages continue to take an interest in learning archery, more Bowhunter Education instructors are needed to accommodate that interest in coming years. Currently, Fish, Wildlife...

 

BLM Artifact Roadshows mark Montana Archaeology Month

(MILES CITY, Mont.) – Bring your favorite fossil, rock, artifact or relic to any of the upcoming Artifact Roadshows in Miles City or Ekalaka and see if a professional can help answer your questions. April is “Montana Archaeology Month” and the...

 

Visitors spent $3.4B in Montana last year

MISSOULA – Last year 12.5 million visitors contributed nearly $3.4 billion in travel spending, according to a recent report from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. But the 2017 fire season may have...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Class of 2018

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame (MCHF) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF honors living and historical figures that have made notable contributions to Montana’s western heritage. “We invite...

 

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