In a surprise hearing at the Missoula County Courthouse on Friday morning, 26 year-old Augustus Standingrock chose to plead guilty to deliberate homicide and accountability to deliberate homicide in the deaths of two people in August of 2017.
After further investigation in the double homicide that occurred at a Missoula Motel in October, the Missoula County Attorney’s Office has revised the charges against the two defendants, Jonathan Whitmore and Preston Rossbach.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on missing and murdered Native and Indigenous women on Wednesday demanded answers from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the epidemic of missing and murdered persons in Indian country.
The $16.5 million Zero to Five Initiative from the Headwaters Foundation was launched on Thursday at the SpectrUM Center on Toole Avenue amid a happy throng of supporters from the University of Montana, many community agencies.
Securities and Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale announced on Wednesday that a recent fraud case has resulted in over $2 million in fines and restitution fro the New York brokerage firm of Alexander Capital and two of its employees.
Some of the best elk hunting in Montana is in the Elkhorn Mountains, so when a prescribed burn project to remove invasive plants in the area was opposed in court, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fought back, and won.
After the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday rolling back what has been called federal overreach by former President Obama’s Waters of the U.S. rule, Environment Montana issued a press release condemning the decision.