KALISPELL — U.S. Sen. John Walsh is proposing a bill that would keep public lands open when the federal government shuts down.
WASHINGTON — The government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending, the Interior Department said Monday.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Congress is not an institution that most Americans would characterize as particularly productive. But the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is typically even less productive than usual — if that's possible.
WEST GLACIER - The two-week partial government shutdown cut Glacier National Park's October visitor numbers in half compared to last year, but overall visits so far this year are still ahead of last year's numbers.
Montana’s Chippewa Cree Tribe has furloughed or laid off roughly 300 non-essential workers in anticipation that it could take one to two weeks for federal funding to
American Indian leaders say disruptions to some services for the elderly and other needy reservation residents could linger despite the end of the government shutdown.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming’s Republican congressional delegation unanimously decried the agreement ending the federal budget impasse for failing to address the growing national debt, but it was divided on voting for the deal that ended the partial federal government shutdown and guaranteed tha…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Employees of Yellowstone and Grand Teton got to work Thursday reopening the national parks after the 16-day federal government shutdown — just in time to have to close them up again for winter season in a couple weeks.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — With the partial federal government shutdown ended, Gov. Matt Mead has directed Wyoming state agencies to bring back furloughed employees as soon as possible.
Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.
MISSOULA — More than 560 veterans attending the University of Montana and Missoula College may see an interruption in their benefits around the end of the month if Congress fails to settle its differences in Washington, D.C.
Kathy Masis holds a sign at a protest of the government shutdown Monday, October 14, 2013.
Protesters march down North 32nd Street to protest the government shutdown on Monday.
Protesters arrive at Congressman Steve Daines’ office in Granite Tower to protest the government shutdown.
Protesters fill Congressman Steve Daines' office in Granite Tower to protest the government shutdown Monday, October 14, 2013.
Wyoming’s energy industry fears a prolonged government shutdown could hurt business in the Cowboy State.
It didn’t take long for the National Park Service to begin opening closed gates and taking down barricades in Utah Friday morning.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The partial government shutdown has provided an opportunity for state and local tourism groups to showcase Wyoming's lesser-known parks and attractions and convince travelers that the state has more to offer than Yellowstone and Devils Tower.
Because of politics, the gates are locked at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and a Washington hunter has lost what may be his last chance in a lifetime to hunt elk with a special permit.
CODY, Wyo. — As the government shutdown drags through its second week, the closure of national parks around the country has proven to be a uniformly unpopular move — something even a 4-year-old probably could have predicted to anyone in Washington, D.C.