While debate swirls over over the cost of an initiative to expand Medicaid by raising taxes on Montana tobacco products, questions over the measure’s constitutionality are drawing attention too.
By the numbers alone, absentee ballots are a big hit with Montana voters – and getting bigger.
BOZEMAN (AP) — A parasite that caused a major die-off of mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River has been discovered in two more southwestern Montana streams.
Officials have confirmed that the parasite that caused a die-off of mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River exists in at least seven other rivers in the state.
EMIGRANT — Rain fell on empty fishing access parking lots along the Yellowstone River on Friday morning. The river looked like chocolate milk — fishing was going to be tough. Inside Angler's West, a fly shop here not far from the river, Rick Wollum answered a phone call.
A new report says Park County lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because of the state’s closure of the Yellowstone River in response to a massive die-off of mountain whitefish in the river.
Fish tissue samples showed the parasite that caused a die-off of whitefish in the Yellowstone River this summer also exists in the Jefferson River, indicating that the parasite is already present in at least one place outside of the Yellowstone drainage.