BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison before relocating disease-free animals to create new herds. Today's announcement comes after the Department of Interior last month identified public lands in 10 states that could be suitable for relocated Yellowstone bison.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around the state. They are proposing that the state of Montana and other agencies to identify places with the terms and remove them from maps and signs when age or vandalism calls for an update. It would also create an advisory group to determine replacement names.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A 48-year-old Bozeman woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $111,000 in restitution for selling fake diamonds online. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Georgia Cold pleaded no contest to felony theft in May in a plea agreement that recommended a three-year deferred sentence, but Brown said Tuesday that Cold wasn't taking responsibility for her actions.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Former University of Great Falls basketball player Anthony Owens has been named the team's head coach. UGF President Eugene McAllister introduced Owens today. Owens has spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach at Portland State of the Big Sky Conference.
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