Matt Volz

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Democrat Steve Bullock Ends Struggling Presidential Campaign

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he’s ending his Democratic presidential campaign, saying it’s become clear that he won’t have a shot at being his party’s nominee. The two-term governor and former state attorney general tried to make the case that he was the best bet to beat President Donald Trump because he was the only Democratic candidate to...

  • attorney Jul 16, 2019

    Judge Recommends $14M Award to Neo-Nazi Trolling Victim

    The publisher of a neo-Nazi website should have to pay the victim of an internet trolling campaign over $14 million and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact the Montana real estate agent, a magistrate judge recommended on Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch called The Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin’s behavior reprehensible and atrocious in telling his...

  • Donald Trump Jun 5, 2019

    5 Facts: Steve Bullock

    Here are five things to know about 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Steve Bullock.

  • Governor Jun 13, 2019

    1st Dem Debate Lineups Are Out, Setting Up Biden Vs. Sanders

    The Democratic National Committee on Thursday named the 20 presidential candidates who qualified to appear on stage later this month in the first primary debate of the 2020 campaign. The DNC, which is sanctioning the debate, set two ways for candidates to qualify — fundraising and polling. To make the stage, candidates needed to have either at least 1 percent...

  • driver Mar 14, 2019

    Late-Winter Storm Hits Midwest After Paralyzing Colorado

    A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east. Emergency crews responded after a vehicle was swept off a road in Norfolk, Nebraska, and rising water along the Elkhorn River prompted evacuations in the city of 24,000...

  • Trump administration Dec 31, 2018

    Garbage, Feces Take Toll on National Parks Amid Shutdown

    Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. “It’s a free-for-all,” Dakota Snider, 24, who lives and works in Yosemite Valley, said by telephone Monday,...

  • Congress Nov 30, 2018

    Zinke Blasts Arizona Congressman Who Calls on Him to Resign

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unleashed a scathing personal attack Friday against a congressman who had called on him to resign, accusing the Arizona Democrat of drunkenness and using taxpayer money to cover up inappropriate behavior. Zinke sent his tweet after Rep. Raul Grijalva wrote an opinion column, published in USA Today on Friday, saying that Zinke must resign because...

  • The Associated Press Jul 27, 2018

    Mont. Secretary of State: Russian Hackers Targeted State’s 2016 Election

    Montana’s secretary of state said Friday that Russian hackers unsuccessfully probed the state’s election systems for weaknesses in 2016. The acknowledgement by Secretary Corey Stapleton in his occasional newsletter appears to contradict a previous statement by state elections officials that Montana was not among states targeted. Stapleton said Russian agents tried to interfere with the 2016 elections and that “almost...

  • Arizona Jun 28, 2018

    Interior Dept. Reviewing Zinke Ties to Halliburton Head

    The U.S. Interior Department’s inspector general is looking into a complaint about a land deal that links Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the head of energy services giant Halliburton in Zinke’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation amid reports that a charitable foundation created by Zinke and run by his wife, Lola,...

  • director May 21, 2018

    ‘Jurassic Park’ Dinosaur Expert’s Next Big Thing: Holograms

    Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster’s comb. Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the “Jurassic Park” films, is developing a three-dimensional hologram...

  • Donald Trump Apr 27, 2018

    It’s Trump vs. Tester in Big Sky Country

    With a flat-top haircut, three missing fingers and an impressive girth, Sen. Jon Tester has somehow kept a low profile in Congress. That’s until he caught the attention of Americans — and President Donald Trump — by airing startling allegations that toppled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson. It’s not necessarily the kind of high-stakes debut political strategists would dream up...

  • director Mar 23, 2018

    Raw: Life-Size T-Rex Goes Up in Flames

    The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex to burst into flames.

  • United States Aug 23, 2017

    Bears Near US-Canada Border Merit Endangered Status: Judge

    A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen’s order Tuesday reversed the 2014 re-classification by U.S. wildlife officials for the 40-50 bears of the Cabinet-Yaak bear population under the federal Endangered...

  • Reporter Jul 31, 2017

    Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Removed From Threatened Species List

    The U.S. government lifted protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region on Monday, though it will be up to the courts to decide whether the revered and fearsome icon of the West stays off the threatened species list. More than a month after announcing grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park are no longer threatened, the U.S. Fish and...

  • Donald Trump Jul 21, 2017

    Glacier Chief Pulled From Facebook Founder’s Tour of Park

    President Donald Trump’s Interior Department prevented Glacier National Park’s superintendent from accompanying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on a recent park tour to save money, not to mute criticism over climate change, a spokeswoman for the agency said Thursday....
    Park superintendent Jeff Mow and U.S. Geological Survey ecologist Daniel Fagre had planned to accompany Zuckerberg last weekend, but Interior Department officials in...

  • attorney Jul 6, 2017

    Native Americans Say Grizzly Bear Decision Violates Religion

    Native American tribes, clans and leaders from seven states and Canada say the U.S. government’s recent decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area violates their religious freedom. They are suing to block the government from removing Yellowstone grizzlies from the endangered and threatened species list, which would allow Montana, Wyoming and Idaho to hold...

  • attorney Jun 22, 2017

    US Officials to Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections

    Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened. Grizzlies in all continental U.S. states except Alaska have been protected under the Endangered Species Act since 1975, when just 136 bears...

  • spokesman Jan 23, 2017

    Brimming Toxic Pit in Montana Nears Critical Level After Bird Deaths

    It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place. The throngs of white birds splashed down in a 50 billion-gallon toxic stew that is part of the nation’s largest Superfund site....

  • Reporter Jan 19, 2017

    Wyoming School Says No Guns for Grizzly Bears

    Grizzly bears near Wyoming schools got national attention after Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee mentioned them in a Senate hearing this week. Betsy DeVos suggested teachers in Wapiti, Wyoming, may need guns to fend off bears, but the school says that’s not the case.

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