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New wood-fired pizzeria opens in mall

If there’s one thing that sets Bullman’s Pizza apart from other wood-fired pizzerias, it’s the crust, general manager Dan Lopilato said. “I’ve tried a lot,” he said. “I’d say the crust makes us stand out.”


Wildfire reported in Southwest Montana

Madison County, Mont. - Crews are responding to a wildfire in Southwest Montana. A Facebook post from Madison County Emergency Management/ Fire Warden indicates crews from Madison County, Jefferson County and the forest service are battling a fire in the area of South Boulder Road.


Panthers sweep Havre in conference doubleheader

Lanie Morgan hit a pair of home runs, and Olivia Cook added another Friday afternoon, as Belgrade rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Havre in the first game of a doubleheader.


Arrest warrant issued for suspect in January fatal wreck

A warrant has been issued for a man accused of driving under the influence when he crashed his truck and killed a female passenger. The warrant sets bail at $25,000 for Michael Jon Fragiacomo, who is charged with felony vehicular homicide while under the influence. The warrant was filed Monday in Ga


'Trench guy': Longtime bear biologist honored for career working with bears

Mark Haroldson remembers a time when it took a while to find a grizzly bear, back when he started trapping them for research in the Yellowstone ecosystem in 1984. “When I started down here,” Haroldson said, “it took a lot of trap nights to catch a bear, even in the park in some places. Now you don’t


Police arrest boyfriend after security footage shows him carrying heavy object consistent with body out of Montana home

After a six-month investigation, police have arrested a Nevada man for the murder of his girlfriend Laura Johnson. According to the affidavit, security footage shows Laura, 49, arriving at the Billings, Montana home she shared with boyfriend Gregg Green around 7:00 p.m. on September 13, 2018. While


Pony thinclads race in Belgrade

In terms of results, the first month of the track season couldn't have gone much better for the Havre High girls track team as the Blue Ponies have finished first or second as a team in each of their four track meets.


County files lawsuit against contractor for storage facility

Gallatin County is suing a Missoula-based construction company for breach of contract and fraud related to work on the county storage facility on South 16th Avenue near College Street.


Belgrade’s Tooman inks with NVU-Johnson

While competing in a summer tournament last year, Cheyann Tooman caught the eye of Greg Eckman. The Northern Vermont University-Johnson coach followed up afterwards, and Wednesday morning Tooman joined his program.


Scoreboard: High school track and field

Team scores: Bozeman 113, Billings West 87, Helena Capital 61.50, Missoula Sentinel 61, Helena 60, Missoula Hellgate 59, Missoula Big Sky 50, Billings Senior 42, Kalispell Glacier 38, Charles M. Russell 28.50, Kalispell Flathead 28, Butte 24, Billing Skyview 9, Great Falls 2.


Payment options available for Montana taxpayers

The Montana Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers that payment options are available for people unable to pay their 2018 state income taxes in full. Montana taxpayers can request a payment plan at the department’s TransAction Portal (TAP) at tap.dor.mt.gov or by calling the department’s Collection


Bozeman considering settlement in safety center election lawsuit

Based on the idea that time is money, Bozeman may settle a lawsuit with residents claiming city officials broke laws during the campaign for a $36.9 million public safety center.


Bozeman-Yellowstone Airport likely to see another record year

The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has seen a 23 percent increase in passenger traffic so far in 2019 and is once again on track to have a record-breaking year. “Just like everything else in the valley, it’s hard to imagine where we’re going,” said airport director Brian Sprenger.


Meet the 2019 Little Sullivan Award finalists: Sydney Stites

Sydney Stites always dreamed of attending Iowa State. It wasn’t a straight shot, but those dreams came true for the former Bozeman all-state softball player. Born in Fargo, N.D. Stites’ family moved to Ames, Iowa where her father, Jon, would attend veterinary medicine. It was there the Stites family


FOBSE scholarship gives LPHS senior a shot at college

BIG SKY – Sara Davis, 19, wakes up at 4 a.m. each morning to prepare for the day. Davis and her boyfriend leave their apartment in Bozeman by 5 a.m. so he can arrive punctually at his job at Spanish Peaks Mountain Club. Davis then drives the car back into town to work at the Country Market in Meadow


Northeastern Montana receives first Red Flag warning of the year

GLASGOW - The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning Friday for Northeastern Montana, meaning there is potential for wildfires in the area. According to NWS, the warning is meant for the Glasgow area due to low humidity and hot temperatures, with winds reaching a speed of up to 40 mph. O


Belgrade softball comes back, continues win streak against Havre

Lanie Morgan hit a pair of home runs, and Olivia Cook added another Friday afternoon as Belgrade rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Havre in the first game of a doubleheader.


Watson leaving Bozeman schools for Missoula

Bozeman Schools Superintendent Rob Watson will be leaving Bozeman to lead the larger public school district in Missoula. Watson, who has led the 7,000-student Bozeman School District for seven years, was offered Thursday the superintendent’s job at the Missoula County Public Schools.


University of Montana makes headway on budget shortfall

The University of Montana has shrunk a $10 million shortfall, and with prudent spending, the flagship may not need to dip as deeply into reserves as planned this fiscal year. Paul Lasiter, vice president of operations and finance, said he projects UM will close out the 2019 fiscal year in better sha


Bill signed criminalizing sex between students, staff at teen treatment programs in Montana

Gov. Steve Bullock added a layer of protection for students in alternative residential treatment programs on Thursday when he signed a bill criminalizing sexual relationships between students and staff, regardless of the student’s age.