- Map traces places to visit, things to do in SE Montana Updated: Oct-10-15 5:01 am
BILLINGS, Montana - For his AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer service, Forrest Theisen may have scored one of the best gigs available - driving around rural southeastern Montana while hiking, taking photos and eating at local cafes.
- Judge lifts logging injunction on 2 Montana state forests Updated: Oct-09-15 7:28 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge has approved a settlement between state officials and three conservation groups that allows logging projects in northwest Montana to move forward with added protections for grizzly bears.
- Judge wants quicker decision on energy lease near Glacier Updated: Oct-09-15 3:54 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge ordered the U.S. government to speed up its consideration of a long-stalled drilling proposal near Glacier National Park and said he won't tolerate further delay caused by "bureaucratic gobbledygook."
- Wildlife commission approves extended elk hunting seasons Updated: Oct-09-15 5:01 am
BILLINGS, Montana - New rules have been approved to help guide elk hunts before and after Montana's general archery and rifle seasons.
- House committee to consider bill opening parks to paddling Updated: Oct-08-15 9:14 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A congressional committee will consider legislation to allow canoes, rafts and other "hand-propelled" vessels to be used on hundreds of miles of rivers and streams in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
- Former teacher gets 10 years in prison in pornography case Updated: Oct-07-15 3:42 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A former Livingston and Billings West teacher and coach has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for using aliases on social networking sites to get underage girls to send sexually explicit pictures of themselves to his cellphone.
- Billings woman pleads guilty to embezzling from dealership Updated: Oct-07-15 10:41 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A Billings woman has admitted stealing over $288,000 from a Billings car dealership over a period of about nine years.
- Utility challenged over charges after coal plant outage Updated: Oct-06-15 3:12 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - NorthWestern Energy wrongly charged customers at least $8.5 million after a 2013 power plant outage forced it to buy electricity on the open market, attorneys for Montana consumers and environmental groups argued Tuesday before state regulators.
- Trial for former inmate's lawsuit over cancer begins Updated: Oct-06-15 11:51 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A former Yellowstone County jail inmate is asking for $3 million from the county, saying his throat cancer went undiagnosed for nearly a year despite numerous complaints about pain and a lump in his throat.
- Western Sugar worker who died at facility identified Updated: Oct-06-15 5:01 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Authorities have identified the worker found dead at the Western Sugar beet-processing plant in Billings.
- Cities seek revival of public intoxication bill Updated: Oct-03-15 9:05 am
HELENA, Montana - Billings and Missoula officials are renewing their call to state lawmakers to allow them to criminalize public intoxication.
- Billings treatment center receives grant for inmate program Updated: Oct-03-15 5:08 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A Billings addiction treatment center has received a multi-year federal grant to help fund treatment and transitional living for recently released inmates.
- Dulcie's finest hour: doing her bit to decode war secrets Updated: Oct-02-15 5:01 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - At age 92, Dulcie Klusmann still walks without a cane. She still has her bright blue eyes and sunny smile, charming English accent and self-deprecating sense of humor.
- Feds: Proposed pipeline rules could have prevented accidents Updated: Oct-02-15 3:25 am
BILLINGS, Montana - New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said.
- Man killed in rollover crash near Wolf Point ID'd Updated: Oct-01-15 11:53 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash near Wolf Point.
- Escaped inmate with homicide conviction captured in Oregon Updated: Oct-01-15 2:05 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A man who walked away from a Billings pre-release center last week has been arrested, along with his wife, in Portland, Oregon.
- School districts lenient on new vaccine law Updated: Oct-01-15 1:41 pm
HELENA, Montana - School districts across Montana are giving students a bit more time to meet the state's new vaccine requirements.
- Billings teen struck, injured by SUV Updated: Sep-30-15 1:50 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A 13-year-old Billings boy was injured after being struck by a sport utility vehicle while skateboarding across Broadwater Avenue.
- Sage grouse provision left out of defense bill Updated: Sep-30-15 12:20 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Congress has failed to advance a measure that would have blocked new land-use plans meant to protect a wide-ranging Western bird, the greater sage grouse.
- Cape Air to continue service between rural Montana cities Updated: Sep-30-15 4:43 am
BILLINGS, Montana - The federal government has approved Cape Air for another contract to provide Essential Air Service flights in Montana.
- Man charged with sexually assaulting girls in foster care Updated: Sep-29-15 5:15 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A 68-year-old Billings man is charged with sexually assaulting two girls who are in foster care.
- Yellowstone's 2nd-largest geyser erupts for nearly an hour Updated: Sep-29-15 2:20 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - One of Yellowstone National Park's largest geysers shot to life early Monday morning, an eruption that would have occurred in the dark if not for a full moon.
- Billings man gets 7 years for trying to purchase sex slaves Updated: Sep-29-15 1:54 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Billings man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for attempting to purchase two women to use as sex slaves in what he called a stone dungeon in the basement of his residence.
- Tongue River road trip replaces backpack outing Updated: Sep-26-15 1:05 pm
BILINGS, Montana - When the threat of snow cooled the urge for a weekend backpacking trip into the Beartooth Mountains, we decided to venture south. The journey resulted in the discovery of a contrary piece of country as well as a reconnection to an older style of travel - the Sunday drive.
- Lawsuits challenge limits on industry that aim to save bird Updated: Sep-25-15 6:04 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Officials in Idaho and Nevada and some mining companies sued the federal government over new restrictions on mining, energy development and grazing that are intended to protect a declining bird species across millions of acres of the American West.