Governor Gianforte, Senator Steve Daines and a host of wildland firefighters and other officials provided an update on fires throughout the state at the DNRC Helipad on Wednesday.

Missoula Republicans endorse Shawn Knopp over two other mayoral candidates. Chair Vondene Kopetski appeared with Knopp on Talk Back.

Stand Up Montana and several Missoula parents have filed a lawsuit in Missoula District Court to remove the mask mandate in Missoula public schools.

Partly sunny and mild in western Montana today, with highs near 80.

RANKED: Here are the most popular national parks

To determine the most popular national parks in the United States, Stacker compiled data from the National Park Service on the number of recreational visits each site had in 2020. Keep reading to discover the 50 most popular national parks in the United States, in reverse order from #50 to #1. And be sure to check with individuals parks before you visit to find out about ongoing, pandemic-related safety precautions at www.nps.gov/coronavirus.