SIDNEY — Out in the epicenter of the oil and gas boom, communities are growing so quickly they can’t keep up with their basic infrastructure needs such as water and sewage treatment facilities, housing and roads and bridges.
At Trailhead Spirits in downtown Billings, owner Casey McGowan is selling the Montana brand as much as his own products. So it’s worth jacking up his prices if the money comes back to his community.
Discount retailer Alco Stores announced Friday it is closing 200 stores nationwide and liquidating merchandise, including stores in two Eastern Montana towns.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock proposed Monday that the state invest more than $300 million in infrastructure across Montana in a single bill, with about two-thirds of the money coming from money raised by issuing debt and one-third from cash.
A late August rain storm that clobbered Eastern Montana caused nearly $1.8 million damage to roads and bridges, disaster officials said Wednesday.
Fall will abruptly end Monday morning, as a frigid blast of Canadian Arctic air invaded the skies over eastern Montana on Sunday night.
One of the first emails I received Wednesday morning, after just a five-hour hiatus from the office for what was more a nap than sleep, said, "How about this newspaper support Republicans instead of always supporting Democrats every single year?"
Colter DeVries, a business relationship manager with Wells Fargo Bank in Billings, has been getting a firsthand view of the energy boom in North Dakota and Eastern Montana. When bank managers said they were looking for somebody to help grow business in Eastern Montana, DeVries, a native of R…
Montana has much to celebrate on Labor Day 2014. The state's jobless rate is 4.6 percent, enviably low as many other states struggle to regain their pre-recession employment levels. Billings and Eastern Montana regions are basically at full employment.
August cash prices for winter wheat are nearing an eight-year low in Eastern Montana, which could make the 2014 crop unprofitable for some, observers say.
A violent Eastern Montana storm front launched a tornado in Wibaux and delivered large hail and 80 mph winds to a more-than-100-mile area Thursday evening.
A third-generation oil man, Mykel Stockton has seen business gush, and he’s seen it run dry. His Soco Express service stations have hit a trough now, but the Billings man sees boom times ahead.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock, some Democratic legislators and others have been discussing whether to call a special legislative session next month, to consider Medicaid expansion and other issues, such as funding Bullock’s $45 million plan for infrastructure in eastern Montana.
CULBERTSON — No vacancy. Road closed. Help wanted. It’s hard to find a street in this tiny northeast Montana farm town without at least one, if not all three, signs on display.
MILES CITY -- Nine horse races are set for Sunday afternoon at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds, as the state's limited live racing season gets underway.
SIDNEY — In this frontier farm town of sugar beets and oil wells, spring arrives with the turn of an iron wheel.
As mayors of communities directly impacted by oil and gas development in the Bakken, we know firsthand of the infrastructure needs our communities face. And we know of the incredible opportunity that the state of Montana has to use our stellar bond ratings to make significant investments in …
Taking care of the land is a core value here in Montana. The beautiful open prairie in Wolf Point, where I live, embodies what it means to live in Big Sky country, and there is no place I would rather be.
Gov. Steve Bullock’s latest aid package for Eastern Montana elicited as much disappointment as relief last week.
Eastern Montana is seeing unprecedented growth as a result of the Bakken development. This impact comes not only from drilling and related activities in Montana, but also from “spillover” into Montana from North Dakota. These impacts are real, they are in many cases severe, and they need addressing.