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Beckett jumps over pair of school records in Spearfish

Brenna Beckett broke two school records and won both long jump and triple jump events to pace Montana State University Billings in men’s and women’s track and field Saturday afternoon …


Dawson Community College Women’s Softball ranked #21 in the national preseason poll

In the first NJCAA Division II national rankings of 2020, the Lady Bucs Softball team at Dawson Community College is ranked at #21. The softball team is coming off their …


Montana makes changes to 2020 licenses system

Montana hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1.


Crosstown game between Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone Christian College moved to MetraPark

Rocky Mountain College’s women’s basketball game against crosstown opponent Yellowstone Christian College will be played on Monday at First Interstate Arena at MetraPark instead of the Shrine Auditorium.


The scary science behind chronic wasting disease

There are a couple of the scary facts about chronic wasting disease worthy of a horror novel written by Stephen King.


Montana begins crafting plan to prevent bovine tuberculosis outbreak

If an influx of wild hogs, outbreaks of brucellosis in elk or the slow spread of chronic wasting disease in Montana’s deer, elk and moose wasn’t already enough to worry …


Commenting begins on regulations for Madison River

Montana officials have put out for public review a suite of potential regulations for one of the state’s busiest rivers.


Wandering grizzly circles back in Montana

The wandering grizzly bear that spent the summer in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area has turned its trek into a loop.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Montana finds first wild elk CWD case

Montana officials have found the state’s first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in wild elk.


North Dakota State lands top seed in FCS playoffs; EWU left out

The NCAA Division I playoff selection committee spread the wealth in the 24-team FCS playoff pairings that were announced Sunday. Seven of the 10 conferences involved had multiple qualifiers in …


Northwest Montana grizzly deaths spur pushback

The mortality rate of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana has prompted a group of bear researchers to challenge whether the grizzly should be removed from federal protection.


This ski spot in Montana offers a perfectly powdered mountain, minus a steep price

Long before they were covered in luxury condos, boutique outdoor clothing stores and latte-spinning coffee shops, good ski hills needed two things: a lift and a lodge.


Fewer Yellowstone wolves equals no wolf-on-wolf deaths

For the first time in 24 years, Yellowstone National Park’s wolf project staff found no evidence in 2018 of wolves killing each other.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Walleye ‘catch and kill’ regulations instituted in Montana

All walleye caught on the Thompson chain of lakes in Lincoln County must be killed immediately and the entire fish turned over to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks under an …


Search unsuccessful for injured grizzly involved in fourth mauling

A grizzly bear that attacked an Ohio archery hunter on Tuesday was apparently injured when the man fired several rounds from a handgun, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlife & …


September trip of the month: Bumming around Blodgett

Four hours from Spokane, Montana’s Blodgett Canyon offers the magic and adventure of the Cascades. All without the crowds. On Labor Day a friend and I canceled our Cascade plans, …


Packing out game meat — that’s what friends are for

Have deer gotten heavier, or am I just getting weaker? That question was rhetorical. I don’t want you to tell me how weak I am.


Another hunter mauled by grizzly in southwestern Montana

A fourth hunter has been injured by a grizzly bear in less than 10 days in the Gravelly Mountains in southwestern Montana.


Montana offers free CWD testing

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance this year in high-priority areas in parts of northern, western and southern Montana, primarily from hunter-harvested animals.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Montana hailstorm slaughters 11,000 birds

Thousands of birds were killed on Aug. 11 when a destructive hailstorm lashed regions northwest of Billings. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the supercell thunderstorm “killed and maimed …



When seeking bison, start with Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley

For spectacular wildlife viewing, there’s nothing quite like the annual bison breeding season in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley in late July and August.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Reader photo: Where the buffalo sleep

Mike Gass took this photo of a resting American bison in the National Bison Range, a wildlife refuge in Montana. In the background are the snow-covered Mission Mountains.


Famed Montanan fossil of a T. rex headed to the nation’s capital

A long time ago, in a part of this state that is now arid desert but was then humid swampland, an egg hatched. It was the beginning of an epoch-spanning …


Pedaling perfection: Cycling Montana’s Going-to-the-Sun Road

With temperatures in the low 70s under bluebird skies, I found myself climbing the iconic


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming …


Big Sky Track and Field Championships day three results

Day three of the 2019 Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships has come to end. Search below to see the top results from Montana and Montana State. The meet …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Montana governor Steve Bullock signs sports betting bill

Montana has become the first state this year to authorize sports betting. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the Montana State Lottery to oversee wagering on sports through …


Brown trout, sauger thriving in Bighorn River

One of Montana’s premier trout fishing streams, the


Why the water tastes funny: Poop taints Beartooth lakes, streams

Hiking to 21 lakes in the Beartooth Mountains was a fun way for Dan Pendergraph to spend last summer, but the trips had a disheartening downside.