HELENA — As campaign season moves into full gear this year, the TV airwaves already are getting clogged with political advertisements. Once again, the Gazette State Bureau will be fact-checking and interpreting some of these ads in its “Ad Watch” series.
MISSOULA — A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says the Democrat plans to reintroduce his forest bill that would create new wilderness areas in parts of the Montana, increase logging requirements and establish permanent recreation areas.
BUTTE — County commissioners with federal land slated to be designated wilderness in Sen. Jon Tester's controversial forest bill blasted his move to insert the measure into a massive spending bill this week.
There are a number of undervalued and overlooked provisions of Sen. Jon Tester’s forest bill. One of the provisions that merits much more attention is the requirement that the U.S. Forest Service design timber and restoration projects through collaborative processes.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has dismissed a proposed rewrite of his forest bill as "dead on arrival," and promised to publicly post his counteroffer that is expected next week.
DEER LODGE – Rep. Denny Rehberg said he’s not trying to “fix” Sen. Jon Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation bill, but he’s certainly looking at what’s under the hood.
In Montana, we have a strong commitment to preserving the natural beauty of our state and integrating our connection to the land in our livelihoods. We all believe in the campsite rule — keeping a place they way we found it. Sen. Jon Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act will help us keep …