A Canadian mining company and a pair of conservation groups have finalized agreements they say will protect two tributaries of the Yellowstone River and part of a crucial migration corridor for thousands of elk from Yellowstone National Park.
The state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation says the spending has included almost all of the $32 million set aside in the state’s fire response fund. That fund had been twice as large, but state lawmakers siphoned about half the money away to cover revenue shortfalls in the state budget.
Visitors to a Seattle museum over the weekend watched as paleontologists began work on removing the rock encasing of a rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull that was discovered in Montana’s Hell Creek Formation – an area that has produced many of the world's most remarkable dinosaur specimens.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will decide whether to shrink or eliminate 22 national monuments later this month. As Yellowstone Public Radio’s Brie Ripley reports, these monuments are significant money-makers for business owners across the West, who met in Helena and Great Falls Wednesday to discuss their concerns.
In Montana outdoor recreation generates nearly $6 billion in consumer spending annually, and supports over 60,000 jobs.
MSU Northern Pays $50K to Settle Racial Discrimination Complaint
Montana State University-Northern awarded a professor $50,000 to settle a racial discrimination complaint she filed against the school. The University did not admit guilt, but nonetheless agreed to pay the professor.
Adjunct professor Yvonne Tiger, who’s Native American, filed the complaint in July 2016.