Avalanche kills man near Glacier National Park
The man who died in an avalanche near Marias Pass Saturday has been identified by the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office as Francis Skierka, 23, of Cut Bank. Skierka and a companion were riding snow bikes in a drainage off Skyland Road when the avalanche was triggered. The companion was only partially buried and was able to dig himself out.
Bozeman architects pitches ideas to "sharks"
BOZEMAN - Jared Joyce is a creative sort of guy, so it's not surprising that the Montana State University graduate is mixing sharks and Twitter in new ways. Joyce is a Bozeman-based inventor who will be pitching an entrepreneurial idea to investors in Friday's (Feb. 24) episode of the ABC prime-time reality show, "Shark Tank." The show http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank features budding entrepreneurs who pitch their ideas for business and products to receive funding from established investors.
Nighttime story turns into children's book
When Missoula author Randy Rupert grew tired of reading the same books to his 3-year-old son Brady every night, he decided to make up one of his own.
At the time, the toddler had a penchant for wandering off, so Rupert devised a story about three dogs who get lost and have to find their way home. Every other night, Brady would ask for "the dog story" instead of his usual books.
Bozeman buffet features mealworm quesadillas, cricket stir fry
Mealworm quesadillas and Chinese stir fry made with crickets are among the entrees to be served at this year’s bug buffet at Montana State University.
The 24th annual bug buffet – set for noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 -- could also include a green salad with roasted grasshoppers available for a topping, and dream bars that use roasted crickets instead of nuts. Among the other dishes will be fritters that incorporate wax moth larvae and brownies containing mealworms.
Montana youth showcase their healthcare videos
Viewers asked to vote on health videos by Montana youth. Montana students made short videos this winter to showcase positive examples of healthy changes in their schools. Viewers are now asked to pick their favorite.
Youth present winning images of Glacier National Park
WEST GLACIER, MONT. –Glacier National Park and Glacier Association announce the winners of the recent postcard and annual park pass artwork contest. The contest was announced in the fall to promote learning about the park and the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.
Wolf hunting season draws to close
Montana's wolf-hunting season closes Wednesday after hunters were able to kill 16 wolves out of the 220-wolf quota.
Montana's Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission may extend the season in the Bitterroot Valley near the Idaho border, where elk populations have dwindled. But for most of Montana the season ends after sunset Wednesday. The 163 wolves killed through Tuesday equals almost 75 percent of the statewide quota. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission chairman Bob Ream says next year's season could be adjusted to loosen hunting restrictions in some areas.