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Body of missing teen recovered from Yellowstone River
Anderson went missing on July 27 after a drift boat carrying five people hit the pylon on the U.S. Highway 89 North bridge and flipped. Angie Anderson, the boy’s mother, died in the accident, while the three others, including the boy’s father, Jim Anderson, were able to swim to safety.
Bozeman man charged with multiple felonies for attacking sister
A Bozeman man was charged with kidnapping after his sister reported that he attacked her and held her against her will on Saturday afternoon.Daniel Heetderks, 55, is charged with felony counts of kidnapping and assault with a weapon, as well as misdemeanor domestic assault. He is scheduled to appear
Rally for locked-out talc mill workers in Three Forks Tuesday
BOZEMAN, Mont. —A rally is planned in Three Forks tomorrow at the talc mill for locked-out union workers.Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney will be in attendance joined by local legislators.Over thirty plant employees have been locked-out of their jobs since August 2nd, when contract negotiations betwe
Neighbors speak against new Bozeman High stadium, but city powerless over plan
NE45 Architecture’s rendering shows plans for Bozeman High’s new football stadium, as seen looking from North 15th Avenue toward the east. Ruth Thibeault Drive, widened to become a new parent drop-off, is on the right.Courtesy of NE45 Architecture
Bozeman Public Schools requests exemptions for new stadium
By Montana law, school districts are exempt from complying with local zoning regulations, but they are required to hold a public meeting when doing so to hear residents' concerns.
Monday marks 30th anniversary of Black Saturday in YNP
BOZEMAN, Mont. —Monday marked the 30 year anniversary of Black Saturday in Yellowstone National Park.The name was given to the 24 hour period in which fires charred more than 165,000 inside Yellowstone.Winds that day gusted up to 80-miles-per hour and hurled fireballs nearly one mile ahead of the fl
Downtown Bozeman looks at infrastructure, green spaces in planning for future
With demand for hundreds of new downtown housing units anticipated in the coming decades, city leaders have been looking for input on how to plan for the growth.Downtown Bozeman is working with local and national consultants and holding community meetings to determine what the area will look like an
Body of missing Michigan man counting goats found in Montana
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Medical Marijuana Laws Actually Lead to Less Workplace Accidents
BOZEMAN, MT — Medical cannabis access programs areassociatedwith year-over-year declines in fatal workplace accidents, according todatapublished online ahead of print inThe International Journal of Drug Policy.Investigators with Montana State University, Colorado State University, and American Unive
Police seeking suspect who sexually assaulted woman in Bozeman
Bozeman police are seeking a suspect who reportedly sexually assaulted a woman while she was walking in Bozeman on Thursday night.According to the Bozeman Police Department, at about 10 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the 1000 block of West Oak Street for the report of a sexual assault that had
Volunteers build new Bozeman playground in hours
"The playground was a part of the master plan but unfunded and we didn't have the money to make the playground at this stage in the game, so with the grant from Kaboom, the money from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and all of the volunteers -- we get a new playground in the community," said Overton.
Michigan man went missing while hiking in Montana
LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Crews continued searching Wednesday for a 39-year-old Michigan man who was reported missing in the Crazy Mountains northeast of Livingston.The man was reported overdue from a hike on Monday night. Searchers found his vehicle at a trailhead in Sweet Grass County.Park County U
Bozeman resident ready to open library labyrinth to honor late wife
A new labyrinth for the Bozeman Public Library has been set in motion after years of planning.The labyrinth, which will be between the library and the Peets Hill parking lot, is planned to be about 60 feet in diameter, built out of mostly local stone and include native grasses and flowers.“It’ll be
Ninth annual Cat Walk set for Friday
Buy NowThe Bobcats get extra spirit from volunteer cheerleaders during the annual Catwalk in this file photo. The ninth annual Cat Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, on Main Street in downtown Bozeman.Kelly Gorham/MSU
Bozeman schools see results teaching kids social-emotional skills
Teaching Bozeman school kids skills to cope with social and emotional problems is showing positive results, school leaders say, and it could even make schools safer.But they worry that this is the last year they’ll have federal grant money to keep hiring the staff members who make the program work.T
Bozeman boys cross country looking to defend state title
When Casey Jermyn observes the boys team, the first thing that stands out to him is how close his runners are. They’ve helped each other throughout summer workouts, and Jermyn’s watched how they push each other to reach their goals.
DEQ: Rain should clear the haze — for now
The perpetual haze of August has settled over the state but there might be some relief on the way.The Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s air quality outlook for Friday said a blast of moisture might clear the skies this weekend, reminding people in southern Montana that the sky is blue an
Man in custody after standoff in Livingston
A detective with the Park County Sheriff’s Department attempted to serve a civil warrant on the suspect, who claimed to have a knife, around 11 a.m. The suspect then fled on foot to the backyard of a house on Gallatin Street, where he was standing with a machete and a backpack.
North Bridger Range Forest Health Project Subterfuge
Live trees, particularly in a drought when fires occur, are more incendiary than dead trees because they have the fine fuels of flammable, resin-packed needles and branches, which are what burns in a blaze. That is why you have snags after a fire-the main tree bole typically does not burn well.
Daines expresses need for better forest management
Montana Sen. Steve Daines said Friday that the state and federal governments need to better manage forests to reduce the risk and severity of wildfires.Daines pushed that message at a roundtable discussion at the Baxter Hotel in Bozeman along with members of the Senate Western Caucus and other agenc