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Artists featured at Dillon gallery

DILLON — WaterMaps is the current feature show being presented by the Southwest Montana Arts Council and Tendoy Fine Art at ArtSpace, 120 N. Montana St., Dillon. Missoula artists Jolene Brink and Linds Sanders are multimedia artists. The series being presented is a collaborative exploration of place


Elk brucellosis surveillance completed for Tendoy and Bangtail mountains

All elk tested negative for brucellosis in the northern Tendoy and southern Bangtail mountains during a recent Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks surveillance operation. In the Tendoys southwest of Dillon, 99 female elk were captured with help from a helicopter in hunting districts 302 and 328 between


More bitter cold, snow forecast for the weekend in south central, southeast Montana & north central Wyoming

A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for portions of central, south central and southeast Montana, as well as north central Wyoming, the National Weather Service says. It includes more snow and cold this weekend into early next week.


Montana Lawmakers Consider Studying Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Montanans could vote in 2020 to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. There’s no official ballot measure proposed, yet. But lawmakers are expecting one, and are now considering studying the possible impacts ahead of time.


New tax law affecting people's returns in Missoula and across Montana

If you went out and bought a new TV on a credit card in anticipation of getting the same size tax return as last year, you might want to save the receipt. In Montana and in Missoula, as across the United States, individual taxpayers are seeing smaller amounts of money in their federal tax returns co


Police blotter: Two sexual assault investigations; teen criminal mischief

Police are also investigating two sexual assault calls they received on Wednesday. At 2:36 p.m., police say they received a call from a woman who is living in Texas about an assault that took place in a Butte hotel last summer. A detective has been assigned to the case.


What's Happening? AARP driving course, Pink Zone pint night, cryptocurrencies, blockchain talk at Tech

AARP Smart Driving Course is being offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at The Springs, 300 Mount Highland Drive. This includes one hour for lunch. Benefits of attendance include a review of driving rules and skills, increased awareness of how your driving skill levels change over time, and y


Montana arrests, drug and firearm seizures up in 2018, U.S. Marshals Service task force says

A law enforcement task force in Montana arrested more suspects and seized more meth, heroin and firearms in 2018 compared to the year before. The Montana Violent Offenders Task Force seized roughly 15 pounds of meth in 2018, compared to 13 pounds in 2017, according to data provided in a recent U.S.


Support Montana's outdoor way of life, support SB 24

As a fifth-generation Montanan and current Bozeman resident, I value the protection and preservation of public lands as much as I value the intrinsic right of every human to be able to access and enjoy what is left of them in this state and in this country. I have strived to live my values, however,


Bill Would Double the Volume of Spirits Montana Distilleries Can Serve to Patrons

A proposal to increase the volume of spirits that distilleries in Montana can serve to their customers drew support from liquor producers seeking parity in a business climate they say unfairly restricts their growth.


Some Yellowstone wolves would be protected under Montana bill

Some wildlife have an “outsized value,” such as wolves that wander from Yellowstone National Park into Montana, argued Sen. Mike Phillips, D-Bozeman, on Thursday. Consequently, those animals should be protected from hunters and trappers in two wolf management units in Park County, which borders Yell


Bill would give county governments final say on Montana bison transfers

Montana county commissioners would have final say on relocating wild bison in their counties under a bill brought in the Montana House of Representatives. Rep. Josh Kassmier, R-Fort Benton, brought House Bill 332 to the House Agriculture Committee late Thursday evening. The bill would give county co


Oil and gas leases in Beaverhead, Madison counties on hold

Oil and gas leasing on 12,889 acres in Beaverhead and Madison counties has been deferred indefinitely, a Bureau of Land Management official said Monday. But that doesn’t mean the leases are dead forever.