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Hunters must expect to see bears

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Grizzly bears have the potential to be found anywhere in the western two-thirds of Montana, west of Billings, and their distribution is denser and more widespread than in previous years. Some... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Pine Grove fire in Little Rockies 98 percent contained

The Pine Grove Fire in the Little Rocky Mountains is 98 percent contained and demobilization of resources deployed to fight the fire is under way, an update on the InciWeb Pine Grove Fire page said this morning. The fire, which was... — Updated 8/24/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Firefighters continue work on fire in Little Rockies

Firefighters continue today to fight the Pine Grove Fire in the Little Rocky Mountains, gaining some headway with cooler weather and rain in the last week, with an update this morning saying the fire is 58 percent contained, with... — Updated 8/23/2021


Speakers listed for the Missouri Breaks Monument celebration

The 20th Anniversary celebration for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument will take place on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Missouri Breaks... — Updated 8/23/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Rain, cooler weather helping with Pine Grove Fire

Firefighters have gained at least a temporary respite in efforts to contain the Pine Grove Fire in the Little Rocky Mountains, although the incident command warns that could change... — Updated 8/20/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

State team takes over command at Little Rockies fire

The Pine Grove Fire in the Little Rocky Mountains, which has led to the evacuation of Zortman and the Pine Grove area on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, is being run as a Type 3 incident with a state fire management team in comman... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Blaine County lightning strike fire quickly contained

A fire that started in southwestern Blaine County Tuesday has been contained to 12 acres, said Chinook Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kraig Hansen, who also serves as the Blaine County fire warden. The Black Coulee fire grew from... — Updated 8/11/2021


Stage 1 fire restrictions to start in Hill County

Press release The Hill County Commission issued the following notice about the fire restrictions going into effect in the county Friday. In all of Hill County, in a joint effort between Disaster and Emergency Services, Hill County... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Numerous fires hit area in the past week

Last week Hill and its neighboring counties saw a large number of wildfires, most caused by lightning and all of which appear to be fully contained if not extinguished. In a fire call this morning Hill County Commissioner Mark Pete... — Updated 7/13/2021


Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument to host Family Explorer Day

From U.S. Bureau of Land Management FORT BENTON - People looking for some outdoor family fun are invited to join U.S. Bureau of Land Management park rangers during Family Explorer... — Updated 7/13/2021


BLM Warns of low Missour River water levels

Before people venture out on the Missouri River in their boats, they should be sure to check current water levels. Upper Missouri River flows in Montana are much lower than normal... — Updated 7/12/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Firefighters battling blazes in Blaine County

Blaine County saw several of fires crop up Thursday night, most of them in the southern part of the county, the apparent result of a lightning storm. Last night also saw a small... — Updated 7/9/2021

 By Dane McGuire    Local

Multiple fires at Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Two wildfires were reported in parts of the Missouri River Breaks National Monument Thursday. Blaine County is listed as the point of origin for the Lone Tree Fire while Fergus... — Updated 6/18/2021


Boats in the Breaks registration deadline approaching

Press release The registration deadline for the 20-mile Boats in the Breaks canoe and kayak race on the Wild and Scenic Missouri River is quickly approaching. The deadline to sign up is June 30. Space is limited, so interested... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Pembina settlement finalized for Chippewa Indian tribes, individuals

A settlement in a lawsuit some 150 years in the making was settled Thursday, providing $59 million to individual Native American litigants and tribes including The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and The... — Updated 6/11/2021


PlayCleanGo® Awareness Week kicks off Saturday

Press release The Hill County Weed and Mosquito District and PlayCleanGo® is kicking off the third annual PlayCleanGo Awareness Week, June 5–12. A week dedicated to highlighting the importance of stopping the spread of invasive... — Updated 6/4/2021


People invited to Boats in the Breaks to celebrate 20 years of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Havre Daily News staff Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument is inviting people to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument by joining the Boats in the Breaks canoe and kayak race Saturd... — Updated 4/20/2021


Letter to the Editor - PBS film misrepresents wilderness areas

Dear Editor: The rebroadcast of the 2019 film “Wild by Law and Nature,” produced by Montana PBS, deserves comment because the film misrepresents wilderness and the issues involved. A big problem with the film is that there is... — Updated 2/19/2021


House Ag Committee discusses bill restricting bison transfers

The Montana House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing Tuesday regarding a pair of bills that could slow or halt restoration efforts for bison in Montana. The first, House Bill 318, sponsored by Rep. Kenneth... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

FWP looking for applicants for Fresno fishery advisory committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced it is looking for applicants to be on an advisory committee for a first-ever official fisheries management plan for Fresno Reservoir west... — Updated 2/9/2021


Obituary - Loretta Park

Loretta Park, 73, passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident Monday, January 18, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021,... — Updated 1/22/2021 Full story


Glacier National Park announces entrance fee-free days for 2021

From Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park will waive its entrance fee on six days in 2021. The fee-free days are part of the Trump Administration’s unprecedented commitment to increase access, promote... — Updated 1/7/2021

 By Grant Evans    Local

BLM again proposes withdrawing Little Rocky land from mining

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing continuing a withdrawal of federal land in the Little Rocky Mountains from mining, in an area still recovering from pollution caused by earlier mining. In 1997, Pegasus Mining... — Updated 11/20/2020


Public input sought on proposed Fergus County conservation easement

Press release Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on an environmental assessment for a proposed conservation easement on approximately 1,733 acres near Denton. FWP is inviting the public to review and comment on... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Tester celebrates passage of Cmdr. John Scott Hannon veterans bill

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press call Thursday where he provided updates on his efforts in combating COVID-19 in Montana, the second CARES Act package, his recent biparti... — Updated 10/23/2020


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