Montana officials say nine counties have reached severe drought status and 11 more are under a drought alert.
State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to avoid mosquito bites as the state’s first cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) were recently reported.
Both fire and ice are hindering travel into Yellowstone National Park on the National Park Service's centennial anniversary.
Wolf advocates are outraged that the state is preparing for the second time to exterminate a wolf pack for preying on livestock in northeastern Washington.
The Montana Secretary of State's office says two more presidential candidates have qualified for November's election ballot.