In the long term, Helena’s stable economy was not as heavily impacted by the recession as other areas of Montana, said Director of the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research Patrick Barkey.
There's that old saying, borrowed from a cartoon, "We have seen the enemy — and he is us."
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming, with some 30 lawsuits involving the federal government, is decidedly on a path of litigating for control of the state’s natural resources.
I recently got to hike with some fellow Montanans 2,000 feet up to Headquarters Pass on the Rocky Mountain Front.
With less than two weeks for Congress to pass a federal budget, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there’s no time for shenanigans like those that shut down the government last year.
HELENA — The U.S. government has offered to buy parcels of land from nearly 2,100 landowners on the Flathead Reservation as part of an effort to consolidate land that has been split into fractional interests over the years.
Grand Teton National Park is an extraordinary place. Its mountains are breathtaking, its lakes and rivers pristine. Wildlife is abundant and the majesty of nature reigns supreme. It is one of the crown jewels of the national park system.
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.