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One state with three changing regions

As described in the second article in this series examining growth and change in Montana, while many if not most Montanans view their state as being largely rural, most of the state's residents now li...

 

One state with three changing regions

Most Montanans view their state as being largely rural in character because of its many open, sparsely populated spaces and the lack of any truly large cities. However, in reality Montana is steadily...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations for class of 2019

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF & WHC honors living and historical figures that have made notable...

 

Mid-Rivers offers $46,000 in scholarships

Mid-Rivers Communications is excited to announce the availability of $46,000 in scholarship funds for Eastern & Central Montana students. Through the Mid-Rivers Fund for Education, which is...

 

Elk and deer permit applications due March 15

For those hunters interested in applying for elk or deer permits for the 2019 season a critical deadline is approaching, March 15. Fortunately, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks online application process and application packet make it simple to...

 

One state with three changing regions

Montana is a single state. But in reality, there are many Montanas – some defined by variations in terrain and vegetation, others by climate and still others by land use and population density. Area...

 

Regional cowboy poetry gathering, Feb. 24

The 5th Annual Miles City Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be hosted by the Range Riders Museum on Sunday February 24th. Entertainment will kick off at 11:30 am with local talent Angie Dauben and Bob...

 

Lawmakers push legislation to address Montana's mental health crisis

When Brandi King finished a 14-month deployment with the United States Army, she returned home to Montana’s Fort Belknap Indian Reservation to heal. King carried with her the trauma she experienced during combat in Mosul, Iraq. She began to feel... Full story

 

City bands embodied early Montana communities

Note: This is excerpted from "The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time." By the end of the 19th century, the Garden City Band had improved enough to perform evening concerts regularly. They also found...

 

USDA to reopen FSA offices for additional services during government shutdown

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding....

 

Landowners have until March 15 to apply for access tax credit program

Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program. This program is designed to provide recreational public access to state or federal (Bureau of Land...

 

City bands embodied early Montana communities

Note: This is excerpted from "The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time." By the mid-1890s, the City Band had emerged as the default 'go-to' organization in town for civic events. By 1894, it played at...

 

Montana to issue February SNAP food benefits early due to partial government shutdown

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today that February food benefits are being provided early to thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients due to the ongoing partial federal...

 

City bands embodied early Montana communities

The history of the Missoula City Band in many ways mirrors the history of Missoula, Montana. Since Missoula's virtual beginning – the time Montana was only a territory and not yet a state – the...

 

FWP closes on three conservation easements

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks finalized three significant conservation easements in the Habitat Montana program that will protect more than 18,000 acres and provide 970 hunter days a year. “I’m pleased we are able to expand public access and...

 

Early winter snowfall hit or miss across the treasure stat

BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 8, 2019 – After last winter’s record setting snowfall, the mountains across the state of Montana have received sporadic snowfall so far this year, leaving some river basins near normal for snowpack, while others are below...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to honor inductees in Great Falls, Feb. 9

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) extends an invitation to all to attend the Annual MCHF Induction Ceremony & Western Heritage Gathering, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls....

 

Please feed the bears

Lambert "Frog" DeMers stalked an escaped black bear over clipped lawns, slinking along the wooden sidings of suburban homes. Every time he peeked around the trunk of a leafless tree, the cub...

 

FWP to hold session on replacing Automated License System

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting permission from the Legislature to replace its current Automated License System (ALS). User input is critical to this process. FWP would like to understand where ALS is meeting customer needs and how it...

 

Montana's greatest wonder: the Missouri River

"... by every rule of nomenclature, the Missouri being the main stream and the upper Mississippi the tributary, the name of the former should have been given precedence, and the great-river should...

 

City of Bozeman sued over tax-funded political advocacy

BOZEMAN – In an Amended Complaint filed today in district court, Roger Koopman and five co-Plaintiffs are suing the City of Bozeman for what they describe as “blatantly illegal, tax-funded political advocacy” in connection with the city’s...

 

Hunter success dips at week 3 check stations in Region 7

Hunter success dipped at check stations in Hysham and Ashland on Sunday, but hunters were still happy and encountering wildlife. "Historically, we see the percent of hunters with deer/elk/antelope to...

 

Grizzly Bears delisted, relisted

Grizzly bears were put back under protection by the Endangered Species Act by a U.S. District Court order Sept. 24. The ruling only affected grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which spans through Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Planned...

 

Montana FFA in Indianapolis

Montana FFA Members recently returned from participation at the National FFA Convention and Expo held in Indianapolis, IN. Approximately six hundred and fifty Montana students attended the convention...

 

Montana's greatest wonder: the Missouri River

On June 16, 1805, Captain Clark of the Corps of Discovery – with an extremely ill Sacajawea accompanying him – halted below the confluence of Belt Creek and the Missouri River ("portage creek,"...

 

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