Lt. Col. Tim Gardipee of Missoula visited the White House this month for a conference on Native American veterans issues and the meeting had a surprise visit from Vice President Mike Pence.

President Trump signed an order yesterday creating Operation Lady Justice, creating a task force to investigate the issue of missing and murdered Native Americans in the U.S.

Montana recorded its first case of chronic wasting disease in a wild elk. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is investigating.

A wind advisory remains in effect for western Montana until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with a 40 percent chance of light snow and highs only near 30.