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3.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Southwest Montana

MANHATTAN, Mont. - The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded an earthquake in Southwest Montana overnight. According to USGS a 3.8 magnitude quake occurred at 11:44 PM about 3.7 miles north of Manhattan.


Community Supported Agriculture Day presentations in Hamilton

Community Supported Agriculture Day is an opportunity to meet local farmers, learn about their unique offerings and farming practices today, Feb. 22, in Hamilton. Organized by Samantha O'Byrne, of the The O'Hara Commons & Sustainability Center, local farmers will host tables of information and talk


Hamilton, Corvallis Girls Teams Lose Early Games in Divisional

Both the Hamilton Lady Broncs and the Corvallis Lady Blue Devils came up a little short in their initial games of the Western A Divisional Basketball Tournament at Hamilton High School. In the first two games of the tourney, Corvallis lost to Columbia Falls 65 to 57 and Hamilton lost to Libby in Ove

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Bill proposes protecting gender identity, sexual orientation in Montana law

Currently, it is legal in the state of Montana to discriminate against someone on the basis of their gender identity or sexual orientation. A bill in the Montana Legislator is proposing to change that.


Suffering in Silence: Living in the true face of depression

Wes Martin knows what it feels like to stare into the dark and not see any light at the end of the tunnel. For years, he lived a rollercoaster of a life with days where he felt unstoppable followed by times when the darkness settled over him like a blanket.


Earthquake rattles southwest Montana

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded north of Manhattan late Thursday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake happened at about 11:44 p.m. Its center was about 4 miles north of Manhattan.


MTP’s Chuck Todd: Don’t Sell Montana to Canada!

"We have too much debt, and Montana is useless." That's what a Change.org petition calling for the sale of Montana to Canada for $1 trilllion says. Meet The Press host Chuck Todd says we should NOT sell Montana to Canada. His reasoning? Well, of course- the Big Sky, and the Great Plains...but don't


The Ice Continues to ‘Crowd the Corner’ on Bitterroot River

As it often does, the ice has piled up at the bend in the Bitterroot River on the north end of Hamilton, just upriver from the Veterans Bridge of US 93. The number of motorists stopping and taking photos has increased through the past couple of weeks. And, I've seen some drone coverage of the icy su

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Montana legislature takes up revisions to medical marijuana law

MISSOULA, Mont. -- The Montana Legislature is taking up a bill to change medical marijuana laws. Senate Bill 265 would increase the tax on gross medical marijuana sales to 4%. The revisions would also set new requirements on identification cards, licenses, testing and inspections.


Officers' appeal brings police pay lawsuit before Montana Supreme Court — again

A group of Billings police officers is appealing a district court ruling dismissing their claims that the city for years underpaid them in retirement pay and other benefits. Ernie Watters, the lead plaintiff in a class action suit against the city of Billings, has filed a notice of appeal with the M


The Next Tournament is in Hamilton with Lots of Broncs

Hamilton High School will welcome the top teams of western Montana February 21-23 as the Western Divisional Class A Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament takes over the Hamilton sports scene. Hamilton's Broncs and Lady Broncs and the Corvallis Lady Blue Devils will be in the three-day tournament foll

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Prohibition On Local Gun Ordinances Passes Montana House

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House has passed two bills seeking to prohibit local governments from passing stricter gun ordinances. Republican Rep. Matt Regier says his bills are in response to Missoula city ordinances that require background checks for private gun sales and that ban weapons in


Trial Moved for a Montana Man Accused of Sexual Abuse

A former high school athletic trainer accused of sexually abusing students plans to plead guilty to a federal charge of coercion and enticement. Federal prosecutors say, James Jensen of Miles City, Montana sexually abused students on athletic-related trips to North Dakota and California.


Wolf hunting could be allowed at nighttime under Montana bill

Wolves could be hunted at night and traps set along seasonally closed roads under a pair of bills brought by a northwest Montana lawmaker Thursday. Rep. Bob Brown, R-Thompson Falls, brought House Bills 551 and 552 to the House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee.


New movie looks back to Montana's 1980s new wave/punk scenes

Local bands nowadays don't lack for documentation, from high-quality home recordings posted online to live videos shot on phones, or by dedicated show photographers. Not so during the 1980s, especially the early 1980s. Underground new-wave and punk bands might not get their foot in the door for a pr


Homeword unveils 6 new affordable homes on Montana Street

Six new affordable homes being built on Montana Street are now available for purchase, with construction aimed to be completed in spring 2019. The entry-level modular homes are being developed by Homeword, a local organization that provides affordable housing options, and are situated on land owned


Two former Anaconda basketball players charged with rape in incident 2 years ago

Two former Anaconda High School basketball players will appear in Ravalli County District Court this month after being charged with raping a 14-year-old girl two years ago. According to Ravalli County court documents, Matthew Stephen Ryan, 19, and Kynan James Kellegher, 19, have been charged with se


History with Phil: The first and only oil well in the Bitterroot Valley

In the years between 1920 and 1923, it looked very promising that caverns of oil could be found beneath the fertile fields of the Bitter Root Valley. This would be an especially welcome development after a promised sugar beet factory was never actually constructed and because the bloom was off the a


Hamilton Lady Broncs Will Play Saturday Morning in Divisional

It came down to the last second with a three-point shot for the Hamilton Lady Broncs as they won a loser-out contest against Corvallis Friday morning 47 to 46. The Lady Broncs stayed alive in the Western A Divisional basketball tournament. By quarters, the Corvallis Lady Blue Devils were in the lead

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Scoreboard: Boys high school basketball boxscores (Feb. 21)

Editor's note: We publish all box scores we receive. If you don't see yours here, ask your coach or athletic director to input them into our portal at stats.406mtsports.com. Helena Homeschool;2;11;6;5;—;24 Billings Christian;34;21;14;11;—;80.