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Next Frontier Capital collects $22 mln for sophomore fund

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:54:18 GMT

Next Frontier Capital has raised $22 million for its second fund. The current target is $30 million.




Montana Trucking Company Tapped to Haul Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:08:07 GMT

Whitewood Transport, a Billings, Mont., based trucking company, will haul the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Kootenai National Forest in the northwest corner of the state to Washington, D.C., next month. The truck, a Kenworth T680 Advantage, will depart from Kootenai with the tree on Nov. 8 and journey cross-country to Washington, D.C., over the course of a month, making stops in communities along the route.




City of Bozeman to hold controversial meeting tonight discussing "Bathroom Bill"

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:08:06 GMT

Tonight the City of Bozeman will hold a very controversial commission meeting, considering the motion of authorizing the city to participate as a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the Montana Locker Room Privacy Act. The bill would require people to use public bathrooms, locker rooms and other facilities that match the gender listed on their birth certificate, regardless of the gender they identify with.




Marijuana providers awaiting testing requirement details

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:55:04 GMT

He took opioids to manage the pain of nine months of chemotherapy. To balance the side effects, he took anti-nausea medication.




Public lands protections boost local economies

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:38:40 GMT

By Drew Callaghan, Missoula My wife and I recently ventured from our home in Montana on a two-week road trip to the Southwest.




Montana awarded supplemental grant to continue testing, tracking unsubmitted sex assault kits

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:11:44 GMT

Attorney General Tim Fox announced that Montana has been awarded a supplemental federal grant to continue its work on testing and tracking unsubmitted sex-assault evidence kits across the state.




Montana tax policy needs solutions, not sound bites

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:11:43 GMT

We all know that Montana is in a very difficult budgetary situation. Over the past few weeks, I have heard the same message over and over again from worried Montanans: the proposed cuts would cripple - if not eliminate - essential services that families across our state rely upon to survive.




MT senate candidate raises $400K for bid against Tester

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:44:35 GMT

Montana state auditor Matt Rosendale has raised about $410,000 in the third fundraising quarter as he looks to navigate through a crowded GOP primary for the chance to unseat Democratic Sen. "The outpouring of support we have seen for our campaign across this state is incredible. Montanans are clearly tired of Jon Tester's political games in Washington D.C." Rosendale said in a statement shared first with The Hill.




A Million Acres Scorched by Wildfires

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:18:22 GMT

The Lolo Peak Fire, southwest of Lolo, Montana, impacted over 53,000 acres. The National Guard was activated to help with evacuation efforts near the wildfire.




Utah football: Williams, Taylor expressing confidence for a comeback vs. USC

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:02:22 GMT

In the wake of a subpar performance in last Saturday's 23-20 loss to Stanford, Utah quarterback Troy Williams received a little pep talk from offensive coordinator Troy Taylor. He told Troy: "Every quarterback that has ever played has had a day that they wish they could have back."




Frank Talk About Wildfires

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:38:39 GMT

This summer's catastrophic wildfire season and hazardous, persistent smoke pollution has all Montanans talking. The fires took the lives of two young men, destroyed homes and Sperry Lodge, blew a hole in the state budget, discouraged tourism and other businesses and burned more than 1.2 million acres of Big Sky Country.




Three state governors headline 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium 2017

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:00:43 GMT

For the seventh straight year, speakers from multiple disciplines will gather at Colorado State University to discuss today's energy challenges The governors of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, along with more than 50 experts in academia, government and industry, will take the stage at the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium, Oct. 30-31. All sessions will be in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom at Colorado State University.




Glowing fall colors mask some sad situations

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:20:24 GMT

Wyoming's native cottonwoods are under siege not only by conifers overrunning their native riverine habitat along dam-controlled rivers but also because their root systems are interrupting sidewalk, street and underground utility lines. Wyoming's native cottonwoods are under siege not only by conifers overrunning their native riverine habitat along dam-controlled rivers but also because their root systems are interrupting sidewalk, street and underground utility lines.




Can you guess Montana's favorite Halloween candy?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:02:00 GMT

Americans will most likely spend almost $3 billion on Halloween candy this year. That's according to the National Retail Federation.




The Latest: Avalanche kills woman, man lives but takes life

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:35:13 GMT

In this Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, photo provided by the The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, a helicopter searches an avalanche debris field for a missing skier on Imp Peak in the southern Madison Range in southwestern Montana. A woman's body was recovered after two skiers triggered the weekend avalanche that fully buried the woman and partially buried a man.




More

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:49:11 GMT

Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Matt Rosendale announced today that final individual and small group 2018 health insurance rates are now available to Montanans. The rates for 2018 individual health insurance plans offered by PacificSource, the Montana Health CO-OP, and Blue Cross can be found and compared here .




"Perma Red" movie hosting casting calls in Montana

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:19:41 GMT

Today's audition is in Browning at Browning High School from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 2 Females, Native American Ages: 15-25 Louise: Rebellious and an old soul, she uses her looks and personality to get what she wants. Copper hair and could pass for white Ernestine: Also a rebel, but aware of the future.