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  • Considering Relocation to Billings, Montana (Vanity)

    07/03/2020 4:44:28 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 73 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 07.03.20 | Freedom56v2
    One of my children is considering a move to Billings to take advantage of a good career opportunity. However, no one in our family or circle of friends has been there. So I would really appreciate any input Freepers familiar with the area can provide! Thanks much :) *We have lived in Fargo and one of the kids lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota--may be some similarities for comparison....
  • Man Uses Pickup Truck to Tear Down Montana Ten Commandments Statue

    07/01/2020 6:34:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/1/20 | Martin Burger
    It is not yet known why Anthony Weimer tore down the statue. He now faces a felony charge of criminal mischief.KALISPELL, Montana, July 1, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Police have arrested 30-year-old Anthony Weimer for pulling down a statue of the Ten Commandments outside Flathead County Courthouse in northeastern Montana. “The Kalispell Police Department said calls came in on Saturday that a male was on the Flathead County Courthouse grounds, and appeared to be wrapping a chain around the Ten Commandments monument,” reported the local NBC station. “Officials say those callers saw the man attach the chain to a pickup truck,...
  • Supreme Court rules Montana scholarship program must include religious schools

    06/30/2020 7:39:07 AM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2020 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that barring religious institutions from a general state program violates the U.S. Constitution. The ruling was 5-4, with the conservative majority finding Montana violated the First Amendment when it excluded religious schools from a state scholarship program.
  • Never Trumpers cross line with party operatives by targeting GOP senators: 'Taking it too far'

    06/29/2020 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    The "Never Trump" coalition of Republicans fighting to oust President Trump from the White House is making a risky play, just as the president's lackluster poll numbers are raising concerns on the right -- they're going after Republican senators too. The effort is being led by The Lincoln Project, a media-savvy outfit that spends most of its time hammering the incumbent president with scathing TV and digital ads. But along with targeting Trump, The Lincoln Project is now weighing in on the races of GOP senators facing tough reelections this year. ... The spot characterizes Daines – who’s facing a...
  • Trump says he'll campaign in Montana for Sen. Steve Daines

    06/24/2020 5:55:00 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, June 5, 2020 | Associated Press
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump wrote Friday he plans to campaign in Montana in support of Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines’ reelection bid. Daines is running against Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock in a key battle that could help determine the majority party in the U.S. Senate. Daines, writing on Twitter, thanked voters for their support in Tuesday’s primary election and added: “Let’s win this in November!” ***

    06/16/2020 4:45:40 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies ^ | JUNE 8, 2019 CAP ALLON
    Following years of heavy snowfall, the National Park Service (NPS) is quietly removing all visitor center signs that declare the glaciers at Glacier National Park, located in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, will be gone by the year 2020 due to climate change. With that doomsday deadline about to come and go in just a few months time, the service is rather sheepishly pulling all ‘2020 signs’ from its displays after the computer models it relied upon from the early 2000s, which convincingly foretold of unending glacial retreat, have turned out to be catastrophically inaccurate. “Larger than average snowfall over several winters...
  • Video: Governor Bullock Shuts Off Access to Montana Town, Police Arrest Travelers ( Just following orders)

    05/21/2020 9:52:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    a Montana resident attempted to drive to Cooke City when he was pulled over and harassed by law-enforcement who – obeying the orders of Governor Steve Bullock – refused to allow passage to the small Montana town. ... Governor Steve Bullock, who seems intent on hurting Montana’s tourism economy – which amounts to 3.7 billion dollars a year and brings in more money than both agriculture and energy – has the state’s parks on lockdown. ... Whereas Yellowstone National Park has been opened up, only the entrances on the Wyoming side are open to travelers. Governor Bullock, insistent on protecting...
  • Inside The Defiant Mining Town Bar That Won’t Shut Down And Die

    05/19/2020 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    More and more, from Virginia's beaches to the mountains up north to right here right now, people are coming to a consensus: Their governors' shutdowns are over.The story below is the first in a series on America’s small businesses, their struggles under the shutdowns, and what they’re doing to survive. Names and locations below have been obscured to protect the people who spoke with us from government retaliation. Over two weeks, The Federalist is traveling the country to tell more stories like this one.THE NEVADA DESERT — Sonny moved to this little mining town to work the oil rigs in...
  • Montana [and Idaho] schools are reopening. Here's what parents and teachers are saying

    05/11/2020 2:20:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | May 7, 2020 | Theresa Waldrop and Allison Brennan
    Willow Creek, Montana (CNN)The children filed in, one by one, keeping their distance, to have their temperature taken at the door as Willow Creek School in Montana opened Thursday. "They're incredibly excited. They are so glad to be back," said Erika Wahl, the mother of two students at the school, which has between 50 and 60 students in grades K-12. "They miss their teachers, they miss their friends." While 48 states and Washington DC have ordered or recommended that schools close through the end of the academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Montana and in Idaho opened...
  • Former Ambassador to China: Holding China Accountable for the Coronavirus Is Similar to Hitler and Nazi Germany

    05/09/2020 11:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies ^ | May 9, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    For whatever reason, Democrats love comparing President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. They love to compare conservatives and those who support the president to Germans who saluted Hitler. Former Ambassador to China and current Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) made that kind of comparison last week during a segment on CNN that was focused on holding China accountable for the Wuhan coronavirus. "The administration rhetoric is so strong against China. It's over the top. We're entering a kind of era which is similar to Joe McCarthy back when he was red-baiting the State Department and attacking communism, a little bit like...
  • Former China Ambassador Baucus: Trump's Over The Top "Red-Baiting" Rhetoric Is "Like Hitler In The 30s"

    05/08/2020 11:47:40 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    RCP video ^ | 5-8-2020 | Ian Schwartz
    President Obama's ambassador to China and former Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) said President Trump's rhetoric is so "over the top" against China. In an interview with CNN, Baucus accused the president of "red-baiting" like Joe McCarthy and lamented that if anyone says "anything reasonable about China" they feel that their head is going to be chopped off (emphasis mine). The former ambassador went on to liken Trump's anti-China rhetoric to Hitler in the 1930s. "There are a lot of very responsible people in America who know that this China bashing is irresponsible, and we're going to pay a price, the...
  • This Man’s DNA Is the Oldest in North America

    04/28/2020 8:49:12 AM PDT · by SteveH · 27 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 4/28/2020 | Laua Geggel
    A Native American man in Montana has what may be the oldest DNA native to the Americas, according to news reports. After getting his DNA tested, Darrell "Dusty" Crawford learned that his ancestors were already in the Americas about 17,000 years ago, according to the Great Falls Tribune, a Montana newspaper.
  • Tennessee, Mississippi, Montana reopen some businesses following other states easing coronavirus restrictions

    04/27/2020 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/27/20 | Stephen Sorace
    Tennessee, Mississippi, and Montana allowed some businesses to reopen Monday under new health guidelines as several states begin to relax coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a bid to get America’s workers safely back to work. The moves to reopen follow in the steps of Georgia, Oklahoma, and Alaska, which on Friday began loosening lockdown restrictions on businesses despite health officials warning the gradual return to daily life might be happening too soon. Tennessee has seen the average daily infection rate remain stable for two weeks following a ramp-up in testing, and let restaurants reopen Monday at 50 percent capacity in 89...
  • Question To Ponder: If Half the Country's COVID Deaths Were in Montana, Would New York Shut Down?

    04/22/2020 6:49:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/22/2020 | Dennis Prager
    According to The New York Times coronavirus report, as of Sunday, April 19, 2:48 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, there were 35,676 COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Of those deaths, 18,690 were in the New York metropolitan area. (The New York metropolitan area is generally regarded as consisting of the five boroughs of New York City, the five New York State counties surrounding New York City -- Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Orange -- and the populous parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.) That means that more than half (52%) of all deaths in America have occurred in the New...
  • If Half the Country's Deaths Were in Montana, Would New York Shut Down?

    04/21/2020 5:39:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | April 21, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    According to The New York Times coronavirus report, as of Sunday, April 19, 2:48 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, there were 35,676 COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Of those deaths, 18,690 were in the New York metropolitan area. (The New York metropolitan area is generally regarded as consisting of the five boroughs of New York City, the five New York State counties surrounding New York City -- Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Orange -- and the populous parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.) That means that more than half (52%) of all deaths in America have occurred in the New...
  • Yellowstone County Montana judge suspended without pay for one month

    04/17/2020 1:06:14 PM PDT · by LucyT · 21 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | April 17, 2020 | CASEY PAGE
    A Yellowstone County judge whose misconduct case sparked public input from hundreds of Montanans is being suspended without pay for 30 days. District Judge Ashley Harada’s month away from the office will begin May 1, according to the order from the Montana Supreme Court. In the order, signed by six of the seven justices, Chief Justice Mike McGrath said the misconduct was a serious violation of the public trust. "They manifest a flagrant disregard and threat to the rule of law and public confidence in the independence, impartiality, and integrity of our judicial system,” the order said.
  • Montana County Demands People Wear Government-Issued Arm Bands To Do Business – Montana Daily Gazette

    04/16/2020 12:21:00 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 50 replies
    Montana Gazette ^ | 4/16/20 | Writer
    We all know we are going thru a pandemic, State and Local Governments everywhere are coming up with new and crazy ideas to deal with the situation, many of the ideas shred the Constitution.....Valley County, MONTANA of all places is trying to force people to wear PINK armbands before a person could enter a store to purchase items. What's next, are they going to force Jews to wear Stars of David, oh wait that was tried once before with catastrophic results...
  • Grizzly bear euthanized after encounter with hiker

    04/12/2020 5:06:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 91 replies
    MontanaRightNow ^ | 9 April, 2020 | Meridith Depping
    The incident happened late in the evening when the hiker encountered a sow with a cub at close range according to Fish Wildlife and Parks. The hiker shot the grizzly with a pistol after it attacked and bit him in the thigh. After the injured bear moved off, the hiker walked back to his house in Dupuyer. FWP says the grizzly’s behavior indicated it attacked to protect her cub from a perceived threat posed by the hiker. The injured grizzly was found the next morning and euthanized by FWP personnel.
  • Planned Parenthood of Montana launches new telehealth service

    04/09/2020 7:43:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | April 8, 2020 | STAFF
    BILLINGS — Planned Parenthood of Montana announced the launch of a new telehealth program in Montana, which allows patients to access health care services through a private and secure video conferencing platform that connects them with Planned Parenthood of Montana’s providers. “Planned Parenthood of Montana is here with you — wherever you are. We are proud to use technology and innovation to reach people with the health care and information they need, when they need it. In these uncertain times, we’re committed to connecting patients to care — no matter what,” said Martha Stahl, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood...
  • Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US border oil pipeline (Keystone XL)

    04/07/2020 11:05:45 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 13 replies
    Border Report ^ | 7 April 2020 | MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
    A Canadian company said Monday that it’s started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, despite calls from tribal leaders and environmentalists to delay the $8 billion project amid the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman for TC Energy said work began over the weekend at the border crossing in northern Montana, a remote area with sprawling cattle ranches and wheat fields. About 100 workers will be involved in the pipeline’s early stages, but that number is expected to swell into the thousands in coming months as work proceeds, according to the company. The 1,200 mile...