Life of Troy Mine Extended to 12 years
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Revett Minerals Inc. says it has found enough silver and copper reserves to extend the life of a northwestern Montana mine to 12 years.
Senate Committee Confirms Max Baucus as Ambassador to China
AP- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee easily approved President Barack Obama's nomination of veteran Montana Senator Max Baucus to become ambassador to China.
Monsanto Wants Wheat Testing Site Near Great Falls
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Cascade County commissioners have voted to re-zone property on the northwestern edge of Great Falls to allow seed and herbicide maker Monsanto Co. to locate a wheat breeding testing site there.
Father Charged After Girl Reports Beating
A 39-year-old Montana man who police say spanked his 11-year-old daughter with a paddle has been charged with felony assault with a weapon and felony tampering with evidence.
Nuke Commander Says Stricken Unit ‘Broken Hearted’
The commander of the nuclear missile force in Montana where 34 launch control officers are implicated in an exam cheating scandal tells The Associated Press that his unit is "broken hearted" at the setback.
Air Force: 34 Missile Officers in Cheating Scandal
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says 34 missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and three others have been implicated in a drug probe, the latest missteps by those who maintain and operate the nation's 450 nuclear missiles.
Belgrade Police Make Arrest on Kidnapping Charges
An 18-year-old Belgrade man faces felony kidnapping and criminal endangerment charges after prosecutors say he deprived an intoxicated juvenile of medical attention after a traumatic fall and forced her into the trunk of a car.
Ohio Man to Seek Clemency in Hospital Bed Killing
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for an Ohio man convicted of fatally shooting his ailing wife at a hospital says they will seek clemency from the governor.
Butte Drafting Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners has asked the county attorney to draft an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Ravalli County and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Clash Over Sacred Site
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Ravalli County opposes a plan by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to put 58 acres of tribally owned land into federal trust, saying it will lose $808 in annual property taxes.