Should Montana Republican lawmakers saddle up to take control of federal lands, they might be without one important, generally conservative group: cowboys.
Determining the cost to the state of Montana to take over management of roughly 25 million acres of federal land within its borders is no easy task, but a back-of-the-envelope calculation puts such a deal at close to half a billion dollars.
THOMPSON FALLS — To Jennifer Fielder, most problems on Montana’s landscape would be fixed by getting rid of an absentee landlord.
WASHINGTON — In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. Its political corollary is the Cupcake Postulate, which explains everything, from Missouri to Iraq, concerning Americans' comprehensive withdrawal of confidence f…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne doctor and rancher running as a Republican for Wyoming's governor has staked out positions further right than any other major candidate this year by claiming federal agencies have no authority in the state and federal judges have no power to say otherwise.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in Wyoming weren't inspected over a recent three-year period, according to an Associated Press review of federal data.
Most of the time, newspapers tell you the story from beginning to end.
PABLO – Two Montana Indian tribes – including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai – are among the first in the nation to finalize agreements with the federal government to facilitate a Native American land buyback program.
When county leaders in Wyoming look at the bipartisan federal budget proposal, there’s something they don’t see: millions of dollars owed them by the federal government.
With food stamp cuts starting Friday, local food pantries expected demand for their services to increase as poor families begin running out of the money for food earlier than usual.
We’ve heard a lot of news about government spending over the past couple of months. Politics aside, the federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s sound fiscal management has allowed Montana to avoid problems faced by other states during the federal government shutdown, top administration officials said Tuesday.
Attempting to force an end to the federal government shutdown, House Democrats are dusting off a March bill proposed by Montana Rep. Steve Daines and other Republicans that doesn’t defund Obamacare.
Federal employee Scott Martin saw last week’s furloughs coming days ahead.
HELENA - It took five months, but Wayne Klinkel was reimbursed $500 Monday by the federal government for his dog’s expensive taste.
The first woman through the front doors of the downtown post office in Billings on Tuesday breezed through the lobby so quickly she hardly noticed the giant sheet cake and ruby-red punch bowl framed by black balloons.
CANYON FERRY WMA — Fred Jakubowski stands in the middle of a former farmer’s crop field that’s now filled with tall native grasses, some nearly towering over his head. On this waning summer day, halfway between weekends, he and Debbie Hohler pretty much have the place to themselves.
It’s been quite a party. But the hangover might be a doozy. After four straight years of trillion-dollar annual budget deficits, the news is dawning on all political parties that the federal budget is long due for serious repair, and that less spending is part of the process. As a state that…
Two months ago, U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans concerned with maintaining a free press started promoting long-delayed action to prevent the federal government from discouraging the free flow of information.