A semi driver serving a prison term for causing a crash in the North Dakota oil patch that killed two people, lost his appeal to the state Supreme Court. Sixty-five-year-old Douglas Landis, of Dagmar, Montana, is serving 1 1/2 years following his conviction last August on two counts of negligent homicide. His semi veered over the center line on a snow-covered Highway 23 bypass in New Town and collided head-on with a pickup truck in October 2018. The collision killed pickup driver David Wilcox, 28, of Tempe, Arizona, and passenger Taylor Denny, 22, of Phoenix.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks will continue to offer online bowhunter education courses for the 2021 hunting season. More than seventeen thousand Montanans have completed the online courses since last spring – nearly doubling previous years’ numbers. Communication and Education Program Manager Bob Gibson has an idea why.