Maps are a curious--and sometimes colorful--piece of school-inspired décor.
ASPEN, Colo. — At the public kickoff of a discussion here about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “petting a dog and saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”
WASHINGTON — As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the U.S. or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn’t, as the limited…
Is it any wonder that a kid like Justin Ramey, 14 years old, from Eureka, would make it to the final round of the Montana Geographic Bee?
WASHINGTON — The continuing Ukrainian crisis has cast a specter over Europe: a natural gas cutoff. Russia supplies 30 percent of Europe’s natural gas. In any tit-for-tat exchange of sanctions, this seems the ultimate weapon, dwarfing almost anything Europe and the United States could deploy.…
Here in the Caucasus Republic of Georgia, my friends and neighbors were not surprised by Russia’s invasion of Crimea. After all, Georgia has suffered at the hands of similar Russian practices since 1992.
Billings horsewoman Carol Fraser traveled to Europe in the 1940s to learn classical dressage and jumping, bringing those skills back to Montana to train hundreds of students.
Devin Uskoski, who led Rocky Mountain College to the NAIA championship in 2009, has signed a one-year contact with one of the top professional basketball teams in Japan.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming researcher is warning domestic livestock producers to be on the lookout for a new virus that has been decimating cattle, goats and sheep in Europe.
With each of these columns, my aim is to give practical, actionable travel tips for the corporate traveler. Recently, I was asked what to expect for 2013 when it came to the “economical nuts and bolts” of business travel in general this year. As a lot of companies are trying their best to fo…
Michelle Berger embraces vitality.
AMSTERDAM — I've been a land-based traveler for most of my life. Motor coaches and cars have helped me explore everything from Italy's Tuscany region to Ireland's Rings of Kerry. But recently I discovered a love for river cruising.
WASHINGTON -- We live in a world of broken models. To understand why world leaders can't easily fix the global economy, you have to realize that the economic models on which the United States, Europe and China relied are collapsing. The models differ, but the breakdowns are occurring simulta…
LARAMIE, Wyo. -- University of Wyoming students will be teaching horsemanship to riders in Europe this summer.
Avitus Group, a Billings company that helps clients deal with a wide range of business functions, has launched a new service to assist American companies interested in doing business in Europe.
HAMILTON — Buried at the bottom of an inside page of a May 1946 edition of a Ravalli County newspaper is a small story about a remarkable coincidence at the farm of Homer Bailey.
Sluggish consumer spending and higher inflation sapped the economic recovery last year, and economists are predicting only modest growth in Yellowstone County for 2012, despite a bright outlook for energy development and agriculture.
WASHINGTON — This is what progress looks like for a president named Barack Hussein Obama.
WASHINGTON -- By now, it's obvious that adopting the euro was a colossal blunder. It may rank as Europe's worst policy mistake since World War II. The virtues of the common currency -- it reduced transaction costs and the uncertainty of fluctuating exchange rates among national monies -- wer…