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  • HIJRAH: Why Is Small Town America Being Flooded With Islamic "Refugees"?

    02/04/2016 7:52:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Doug Ross ^ | 1/4/16 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Looks like my old stomping grounds in Montana are heating up. People there are not taking Obama’s plan to force refugees on them lying down. There was a protest in Missoula, Montana at 10 a.m. this morning over that very issue. It is just one of many battles brewing out there in small town America.Small towns in the sparsely populated parts of America are the perfect place to relocate these refugees. Especially if your agenda includes politically terraforming the country. The West is historically conservative in their politics. Many are Republicans and Libertarians. Even the Democrats hearken back to...
  • "They Rape, Kill, Destroy": Montanans Stage "Security Rally" To "Head Off" Refugee "Invasion"

    02/03/2016 2:14:14 PM PST · by amorphous · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Jim Buterbaugh is pissed off. Jim is from Whitehall, Montana, a sprawling metropolis of 1,038 residents. Whitehall is about a two hour car ride from Missoula, where community organizers calling themselves “Soft Landing” have lobbied to resettle around 100 refugees per year through the International Rescue Committee’s Reception and Placement Program. That effort started last September in Mary Poole's living room where "about 10 mothers" decided they wanted to welcome 10 refugee families to Missoula after seeing the indelible image of 2-year-old Aylan Kurdi's lifeless body washed ashore in Turkey. Unlike some whose sympathy for Mid-East refugees waned in the...
  • Cruz lashes out at Rubio, Trump in NH

    02/02/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 158 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | February 2, 2016 | AP
    <p>Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is lashing out at Marco Rubio and Donald Trump on immigration while facing New Hampshire voters for the first time since his Iowa caucus victory.</p> <p>Cruz charged that Rubio led the fight for "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally. He also said Trump didn't do anything to fight immigration reform as the debate raged on Capitol Hill in 2013.</p>
  • Plan to infuse small towns with Muslim migrants meets resistance

    01/30/2016 1:50:59 PM PST · by amorphous · 51 replies
    WND ^ | 30 Jan 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Another big battle is brewing over Syrian "refugees" sweeping into small-town America. Rural folks in Montana are pushing back against plans by urban elites to plant hundreds of Muslims from the Third World into Helena and Missoula. They plan a protest rally at 10 a.m. Monday in front of the county courthouse in Missoula. And if the pattern holds of similar rallies in Twin Falls, Idaho, and Fargo, North Dakota, a contingent of pro-refugee people will show up to counter protest. Of all the 50 states, there are only two that have not received their "share" of the nearly 1...
  • Billings convict admits he killed woman after leaving pre-release center

    01/08/2016 9:40:51 PM PST · by This_far · 6 replies
    KXLF ^ | Updated: Jan 08, 2016 | Aja Goare
    BILLINGS - A Billings convict accused of killing a woman days walked away from a pre-release center admitted to the charges on Friday. Edward Szydlowski, 31, changed his plea to guilty in Yellowstone County District Court to several felony charges, including deliberate homicide.
  • 20 percent of county living below poverty level, local director says (Montana)

    01/06/2016 9:23:53 PM PST · by This_far · 8 replies
    Montana Standard ^ | 01.06.16 | Annie Pentilla
    Nearly 20 percent of Silver Bow County residents - or 6,700 people - are living below the federal poverty level, the executive director of the local Human Resources Council said Wednesday. This is 5.2 percent more than the national poverty rate of 14.8 percent. A family of four must be earning less than $24,250 annually in order to be considered to be living below the poverty line. Butte's poverty rate is up 10 percent from where it was in 2010, when the country was struck by the recession, Margie Seccomb said.
  • Greg Gianforte made $220M over 10 years (MT Gov candidate)

    01/04/2016 11:04:12 PM PST · by This_far · 22 replies
    AP ^ | January 03, 2016 | Matt Volz
    HELENA - Technology entrepreneur and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Greg Gianforte reported income of $220.5 million and federal and state tax payments of nearly $35 million between 2005 and 2014, according to his tax returns.
  • Montana Officials Want Dollar Value On Dinosaur Fossils

    01/04/2016 9:45:28 PM PST · by This_far · 17 replies
    AP / Montana Standard ^ | January 03, 2016 9:30 pm | AP
    BOZEMAN (AP) - Montana State University is trying to put a value on dinosaur bones after state auditors said they need it for insurance policies, despite opposition from Museum of the Rockies' dinosaur experts who say it's unethical and dangerous to treat scientific research like it is marketable.
  • Butte's Berkeley Pit may become home to more waste

    01/04/2016 10:33:44 PM PST · by This_far · 1 replies
    kxlf.com ^ | Jan 01, 2016 | John Emeigh
    BUTTE -The tailings are really starting to pile up in Butte after decades of mining. An environmental group recently revealed their own plan to dispose of the waste. Butte has tons of mine waste to dispose of, so why not throw it in the biggest waste pit in town - the Berkeley Pit? “I don't think that there's a better spot to put the tailings,” commented Superfund coordinator Jon Sesso.
  • Cooney sworn in as Montana's 32nd lieutenant governor

    01/04/2016 9:57:58 PM PST · by This_far · 8 replies
    Montana Standard ^ | 01.04.16 | Holly Michels
    HELENA — Mike Cooney was sworn in as Montana's 32nd lieutenant governor Monday in the governor's reception room at the Capitol in Helena, where Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday announced Cooney as his pick to replace outgoing Angela McLean.
  • Concealed-carry permit applications rise

    01/02/2016 3:04:42 PM PST · by This_far · 11 replies
    Montana Standard ^ | 2015 | Angela Brandt
    Local sheriffs are seeing a continuing uptick in applications for concealed weapon permits. "We've seen an increase in new applications along with the renewals we get," said Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich Friday. Some officials say the world's violent climate has residents on edge and ready to arm themselves for self-protection. "I really see people wanting to take that self-defense stance," said Wynn Meehan, sheriff for Broadwater County. "I think it's a benefit. Everyone has a right to protect themselves, but do it educated and cautiously," he added.
  • WOMEN SUE MONTANA OVER ANTI-CATHOLIC BLAINE AMENDMENT

    12/31/2015 10:21:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Christine Niles
    Critics consider Blaine amendments anti-Catholic relics of the past HELENA, Mont. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Three women are suing the state of Montana over an anti-Catholic provision in the state constitution. Called a Blaine amendment, the provision is being used to deny tax credits to any religiously affiliated schools. A state initiative implemented in May provides a $150-tax credit to people or groups that donate money toward student scholarships. But according to the Montana Department of Revenue, tax credits may not be applied to people who donate scholarship money that goes towards private religious schools because of a constitutional provision prohibiting it....
  • UFO captured? Man says he has proof (Clancy, Montana)

    12/24/2015 7:57:18 AM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Great Falls (Montana) Tribune via USA Today | December 23, 2015 | Phil Drake
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • Man jailed after student threatened over "Star Wars" spoiler

    12/22/2015 11:11:26 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/22/2015 | Staff
    <p>HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new "Star Wars" movie during an online conversation.</p> <p>Arthur Charles Roy, of Helena, was charged with felony assault with a weapon Monday during an appearance in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court. He remains jailed with his bail set at $10,000.</p>
  • Liberal Billionaires and Their Montana Connections

    09/02/2015 9:20:38 PM PDT · by This_far · 11 replies
    Mediatrackers ^ | June 19, 2015 | : Ron Catlett
    Despite a population of just over 1 million people and just 3 electoral votes, Montana continues to be a hot bed of spending for billionaires and their political non-profit groups. (cut, jump) Liberal Swiss billionaire and Center for American Progress board member Hansjorg Wyss has received much attention in recent weeks after The Daily Caller revealed that he had paid $1.5 million to a Colorado woman to settle sex abuse allegations. Money from Wyss charitable foundation has proven quite important in Montanas environmental movement.
  • Montana ranchers border watch situational awareness

    11/28/2015 8:39:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Thank You Montana. God bless each and every one of you for doing the right thing when the day is at its darkest Patriotism is alive and well among the ranchers and farmers who live and work along the 500-mile-long Canada-U.S. northern border in Montana. Montana ranchers and farmers have given us something for which to be thankful this Thanksgiving weekend. Encumbered by the never-ending red tape of government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), it would be understandable if the ranchers and farmers ignored others by continuing to go about their...
  • Montana Ranchers on Canadian Border Watch

    11/27/2015 2:24:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/27/15 | Judi McLeod
    Trust Fund son of former Celebrity Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, will find it difficult romancing ranchers and farmers because there’s just no romancing those who actually work for a living Without ever intending to, newly-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has saved the United States from the worry of 10,000 unvetted Syrian “refugees” being flown into Canada by the year’s end, from flooding over America’s unsecured northern border. Ditto for the 15,000 Trudeau is bringing to Canadian soil in February. What happens in Canada stays in Canada as far as Montana ranchers and farmers are concerned.
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Montana reviewing refugee acceptance policy

    11/16/2015 1:16:53 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 2 replies
    MTN News ^ | 11/16/15 | MTN News
    Montana Governor Steve Bullock released a statement on Monday afternoon saying that state officials are reviewing the process of accepting refugees. “Montana will not allow any terrorist organization to intimidate us into abandoning our values. The safety of Montanans is my top priority. No Syrian refugees have been settled in the state and we have had no formal requests to do so," the governor's statement read. "Montana has a process in place for considering refugee settlement requests; we are reviewing those protocols to ensure that if a request comes, we take all appropriate steps to ensure that the safety of...
  • Former SEAL Team Six Commander Makes Massive Move to Take on Barack Obama PERSONALLY

    10/17/2015 3:07:01 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 76 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | N/A
    This Tuesday, Rep. Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL Team Six commander, confirmed with Brandon Tyler Webb, founder of the SofRep special operations news site, that he is considering running for House speaker so as to take a stand against all enemies, foreign and domestic, including President Barack Hussein Obama. I think there are a few people who can do that, the Montana Republican told Webb. If folks like Paul Ryan and others step aside, and more of my colleagues ask me to run, I will hear the call to serve. Leadership is about service to country, not self. Its...
  • Montana high school relinquishes $120,000 in federal funding drops Michelle Obama's lunch program

    10/17/2015 7:18:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Evan Bleier
    Hundreds of students return to the cafeteria after Montana high school relinquishes $120,000 in federal funding and drops Michelle Obama's lunch program Bozeman High School officials dropped National School Lunch Program Program set limits on calories and fat and mandated more grains and fruit Students were leaving campus to get fast food instead of eating at cafeteria Since program was scrapped, traffic is up to about 1,000 customers a day By Evan Bleier For Dailymail.com Published: 09:37 EST, 16 October 2015 | Updated: 21:55 EST, 16 October 2015 The decision by officials at a high school in Montana to give...
  • Hundreds of students return to the cafeteria after Montana high school relinquishes $120,000...

    10/16/2015 11:51:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct. 16, 2015 | Evan Bleier
    Full Title: Hundreds of students return to the cafeteria after Montana high school relinquishes $120,000 in federal funding and drops Michelle Obama's lunch programThe decision by officials at a high school in Montana to give up $117,000 in federal money and drop Michelle Obama's healthy lunch program has proved to be a popular and profitable success. Business has been booming in Bozeman High School's cafeteria since its board members voted to drop the National School Lunch Program in a bid to keep students from leaving campus to eat. The lunch program set limits on calories, fat and salt in lunches...
  • MT: Fed Bears, Dead Bears; and Dead Woman

    10/11/2015 6:55:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Was an 85-Year-Old woman a victim of Disneyitis? She was born two years after the release of the first Mickey Mouse cartoon. She, much like Timothy Treadwell, appears to be a victim of severe anthropomorphism (thinking of animals as humans). In this case, she was feeding several black bears. One of them broke into her house and killed her. From missoulian.com: KALISPELL - The elderly woman attacked by a black bear inside her home west of Kalispell over the weekend has died from injuries she sustained in the incident. The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks personel stated the problem...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • Team Trump Montana not getting much support from state GOP and vice versa

    10/07/2015 10:20:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | October 7, 2015 | Tom Lutey, The Billings Gazette
    BILLINGS, Mont. -- Dan Hutchings was ecstatic after only six weeks, the official Team Trump 2016 Montana Facebook page had 398 likes. Donald Trump, the surprise national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, was doing twice as well as Hutchings was led to expect after contacting the The Donalds campaign in September and volunteering to be the first Montana contact for the billionaire celebrity turned dark horse political candidate. Were relatively new on the scene. Were just starting to grow, and were getting 398 supporters? Hutchings said. Were going real fast right now and were starting to get overwhelmed....
  • Victim of Kalispell Bear Attack Dies ( Inside her home: Montana )

    10/01/2015 5:32:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Tristan Scott
    Barbara Paschke, 85, died as the result of injuries she suffered during a black bear attack inside her home ... from injuries she suffered during a black bear attack inside her Ashley Lake home last Sunday afternoon. The woman, Barbara Paschke, died at 10:30 a.m. while she was hospitalized at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. She died due to injuries from the attack ... The attack occurred inside Paschkes home between Batavia Lane and Ashley Lake Road; although its not clear how the bear got inside Paschkes home, it exited through a window, investigators said. The attack was severe, officials said,...
  • Snow, winter weather temporarily close part of Going-to-the-Sun Road ( AGW : Montana )

    09/07/2015 10:52:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Ravalli Republic ^ | Sept. 7, 2015 | DILLON KATO
    Glacier National Park, the top of Logan Pass has been temporarily shut down again, this time because of snow. Glacier announced over the weekend that a section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road between Big Bend on the west side and Jackson Glacier Overlook on the east side is temporarily closed because of winter weather conditions.
  • Yellowstone a magnet for fast-growing ranks of Chinese tourists (shooting range)

    09/06/2015 11:27:01 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | 09/06/2015 | Gail Schontzler
    The thrill of shooting real handguns, rifles and machine guns attracts Chinese visitors by the busload often 20 to 30 tour buses a day, says co-owner Eric Yarger. Shooting firearms at a cost of $25 to $350 is something they cant do legally in China. Chinese tourists make up about 80 percent of the ranges summer business. Its not unusual for Chinese customers to shoot every gun we have, Yarger said. They can spend over $1,000.
  • How a Top Obama Crony Moved From Idaho To a $2 Million Washington Estate

    09/04/2015 9:56:31 PM PDT · by This_far · 8 replies
    theintercept.com ^ | Dec. 23 2014 | Ken Silverstein
    Long before Jim Messina became a trusted aide to President Barack Obama and one of the most powerful men in Washington, he was just a simple boy from Boise. Now, after working in politics for just over a decade, he lives in a lavish D.C. estate. How this happened is a classic Washington Cinderella story. Raised in Idaho by a single mother, Messina moved to Washington in 1995, in his mid-20s, to take a job as a legislative aide for Max Baucus, the conservative Democratic senator from Montana (now ambassador to China). Baucus supported George W. Bush-era personal and corporate...
  • Jesus statue on federal land in Montana doesnt violate the Establishment Clause" (TR)

    09/02/2015 8:28:58 PM PDT · by This_far · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    A Ninth Circuit panel has just rejected a Freedom from Religion Foundation challenge to the Montana Big Mountain Jesus statue, which was apparently first placed on government land in 1954. Heres most of the opinion, signed by Judges N.R. Smith and John Owens: [T]he governments continued authorization of the [Big Mountain Jesus] statue on federal land does not violate the Establishment Clause. [Footnote: Our analysis assumes, without deciding, that [the U.S. Forest Services] continued authorization of the statue on public land constitutes government action.
  • Senator Steve Daines Reveals the Pro-Life Agenda Ahead: This is Ground That We Can Fight On and..

    09/02/2015 8:40:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    bound4life.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Marisa Lengor Kwaning
    FULL TITLE: Senator Steve Daines Reveals the Pro-Life Agenda Ahead: This is Ground That We Can Fight On and Win Its a life change few would consider. After decades in the corporate world, including for an innovative technology company, Steve Daines of Bozeman, Montana ran for Congress in 2012. Only two years later, he upped the ante last November and contended for the seat of a popular retiring U.S. Senator winning by a landslide. What drives this family man, a fifth generation Montanan, to serve in Washington, DC over 2,000 miles from his home? In an exclusive interview, Daines...
  • Vets Outraged as VA Flies LGBT Flag at Fort Harrison

    08/29/2015 12:26:16 AM PDT · by This_far · 45 replies
    The Flint Report ^ | June 03, 2015 | Aaron Flint
    Several veterans in Montana are outraged after the LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) pride flag was reportedly flown at the Fort Harrison VA near Helena, Montana earlier this week. The flag was apparently taken down by an outraged veteran, but has now been replaced and is flying right outside the administration building where the Montana VA Director's office is located.
  • Four-legged Loyalty

    08/28/2015 1:26:13 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 53 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 8/28/2015 | blueunicorn6
    I have seen some nice statues. I have seen the Abraham Lincoln statue in Washington, D.C. I have seen the "Follow Me!" statue at Fort Benning, Georgia. My favorite statue of all is much smaller than these two statues. My favorite statue is "Old Shep" at Fort Benton, Montana. It is a bronze statue of a dog. Old Shep wasn't a champion show dog. I guess you could call him a "Heinz 57" breed. He was a bigger dog as was common for a shepherd's dog on the high-plains desert of Montana in the 1930s. His job was helping his...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely, Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Why Montana Is Going Backward on Medical Marijuana

    08/17/2015 5:08:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Michael Bodley | AUG 16 2015
    Gone are the flashing green neon lights advertising $200 ounces of pot. Gone are the caravans of cannabis doctors who signed up hundreds of people in a single day. The medical marijuana business in Montana boomed after voters legalized it in 2004. At one time, this state of only a million people had almost 30,000 patients and 4,900 providers. But the industry has been crippled by state legislators and a determined grass-roots opposition. And a state Supreme Court decision coming as early as October could all but wipe it out. Elizabeth Pincolini is a medical marijuana user and advocate, who...
  • Mexican man held in Good Samaritans killing; burglary wasnt enough to deport him!

    08/02/2015 11:53:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 2, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    No good deed goes unpunished. The truth of that adage was confirmed in spades last week when a Montana couple, Jason and Tara Shane, described as Good Samaritans for helping a stranded young, Mexican motorist were shot and killed for their effort. Their daughter, Jorah Shane, 26, was wounded. Jesus Deniz Mendoza, 18, a Mexican national who entered the United States legally two years ago, shot the Shanes when they stopped to assist with a broken-down car. Shortly after the shooting, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement indicated that Mendoza had legally entered the country from Mexico through the San Ysidro...
  • Federal Agency Confirms Legal Status of Pryor Shooting Suspect [Montana Samaritan Shooter]

    07/31/2015 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    KULR Channel 8 ^ | July 31, 2015 18:41 UTC | Not Listed
    According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 18-year-old Jesus Yeizon Deniz-Mendoza, from Mexico, was legally admitted to enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry May 31, 2013. The following is an official statement from ICE, regarding what could happen if Deniz is convicted of a crime: This individual does not have any criminal convictions, and, as a permanent resident, is not currently removable. Thus, an ICE detainer cannot be placed on the individual at this time. However, ICE is closely monitoring this case and coordinating with local authorities. If he is convicted for a...
  • FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him (Obama's America - disgusting)

    07/31/2015 6:07:17 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 27 replies
    AP via Yahoo.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Matt Volz
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday. Jason Shane, 51, and Tana Shane, 47, died in the Wednesday shooting in the small town of Pryor, FBI spokesman Todd Palmer told The Associated Press. Their daughter, 26-year-old Jorah Shane, was shot in the back when she tried to run away, and she is recovering in a Billings hospital, the woman's aunt, Ada Shane,...
  • Montana, Wyoming Receive Unusual Late-July Snowfall (PHOTOS)

    07/29/2015 7:07:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    WEATHER.COM ^ | Jul 28 2015 | Sean Breslin
    Ski resorts in parts of Montana and Wyoming fired up their webcams to capture images of something they don't usually see on their slopes: snow falling in late July. "An abnormally powerful low-pressure system is winding up near the Montana-Saskatchewan border something more typical of the cold-weather season than mid-July," said weather.com senior meteorologist Nick Wiltgen. "As a result, it's yanking some pretty cold air southward quickly enough to bring subfreezing temperatures into the Northern Rockies at elevations above 10,000 feet or so. Throw in some moisture and boom, snow." The system dumped several inches of wintry precipitation on...
  • Atheists Attack Big Mountain Jesus Memorial to Fallen American WWII Soldiers

    07/13/2015 1:11:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/13/15 | Joseph Pronechen
    In Whitefish, Montana, the spectacular view from anywhere on Big Mountain up to its summit over 6,800 feet overlooks placid Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, and the Valley below, while its slopes have attracted skiers for decades. Near Glacier National Park, this hardly seems a place where a battle goes on over a statue called Big Mountain Jesus. The statue has stood on a tiny 25-foot-by-25-foot piece of leased land high up on the mountain for over 60 years as a memorial honoring soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division who lost their lives fighting...
  • It begins, maybe: Montana trio apply for marriage license, threaten suit

    07/03/2015 5:34:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    I wonder what took them so long. Three business days after the Obergefell decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, Nathan Collier decided to demand that the Montana state government recognize that love is love … is love. And if they don’t issue a marriage license to formally recognize his plural arrangement, Collier says he intends to sue: A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria...
  • Polygamous Montana Trio Applies for Wedding License

    07/02/2015 6:13:07 PM PDT · by StormPrepper · 39 replies
    Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy holding multiple marriage licenses but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied.
  • Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

    07/01/2015 8:00:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 07/01/2015 | By MATT VOLZ
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last weeks U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy holding multiple marriage licenses but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied. Its about marriage equality, Collier told The Associated Press Wednesday. You...
  • Montana polygamist family applies for marriage license

    07/01/2015 12:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    KRTV-TV ^ | July 1, 2015 | Simone DeAlba - MTN News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BILLINGS - Given the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, a Lockwood family is now looking to solidify rights of its own. We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, "Sister Wives."The polyamorous movement is a national push to allow marriage between multiple partners. Nathan Collier and his two wives, Vicki and Christine, said Tuesday that they are simply looking for equality. Nathan is legally married to Vicki, but also wants to legally wed Christine. On Tuesday,...
  • Telling On Themselves: Rural Cleansing in Idaho and Montana

    06/27/2015 9:55:40 PM PDT · by MarMema · 68 replies
    the daily herb ^ | june 2015 | poet herbalist
    I just love it when someone slips up, and tells us country folk whats really being planned for us. Rural cleansing is the purposeful removal of rural citizens from the countryside and the relocation of rural populations into urban areas. Many public officials and media pundits scoff at the mere suggestion that rural cleansing is taking place, but the problem, you see, is that there are people who have inadvertently left tell-tale clues we can use to piece together things for ourselves. One of the most startling clues Ive run across lately comes from a July 1, 1998 newspaper article...
  • WikiLeaks: Saudis tried to shield students from US scandal ( Butte, Montana )

    06/23/2015 6:20:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | Jun 22, 2015 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and RAPHAEL SATTER
    A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom's diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved. The students were in a ring of roughly 30 alleged cheaters at Montana Tech accused of having systematically forged grades by giving presents to a college employee. The cheating was discovered and the staffer was fired following an investigation made public in early 2012, but the memos reveal...
  • USA Freedom Act Supporters Say They Have the Votes

    05/31/2015 10:00:56 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 05/31/2015 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate advocates for an overhaul of National Security Agency surveillance programs sound confident they have the votes to advance the USA Freedom Act. Its just a matter of time. I think well get it passed on Sunday night, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., told CNN Saturday, making a bullish prediction on the timing. Now, by the rules of the Senate, with objections and so forth the Patriot Act may very well expire Sunday night, but weve got to start moving forward here. We could have done this a week ago. And this is the nature of Washington, D.C., is always...
  • [MT Governor] Bullock signs higher 80-mph interstate speed limit into law

    05/11/2015 9:47:55 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 7 replies
    helair.com ^ | May 5 2015 | Mike Denison
    Starting Oct. 1, Montana drivers will have an 80 mph speed limit on interstate highways in the state, as Gov. Steve Bullock has signed into a law a bill increasing the limit from 75 mph. Drives also will be subject to higher fines if they violate the highway speed limit, on both the Interstate and other highways in the state.
  • Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

    04/26/2015 3:36:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    State of Globe ^ | April 25th 2015 | Guest Author
    A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal programs that militarize local police was signed into law on Thursday. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement
  • Big Hit For U.S. Oil Production In January

    04/24/2015 5:51:32 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 23 April 2015 | Arthur Berman
    U.S. crude oil production fell at least 135,000 barrels of oil per day in January 2015 compared to December 2014 according to the EIA (Figure 1). Bakken Shale production fell the most of any play or jurisdiction losing 37,000 barrels per day in North Dakota and 4,000 barrels per day in Montana for a total of 41,000 barrels of oil per day (Figure 2). Production in California, the offshore Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Wyoming also declined significantly. Figure 3 shows Bakken production based on DrillingInfo data. The 42,000 barrels of oil per day drop in January production is completely...