Showing: 1-20 of 57

Government Shutdown

Tester: Another government shutdown can be avoided

Tester: Another government shutdown can be avoided

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.

September 15, 2014 1:33 pmLoading…
Walsh bill would exempt public land from shutdowns

Walsh bill would exempt public land from shutdowns

KALISPELL — U.S. Sen. John Walsh is proposing a bill that would keep public lands open when the federal government shuts down.

May 13, 2014 10:15 amLoading…
Government shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

Government shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

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.

March 03, 2014 3:58 pmLoading…
Federal budget battles leave lingering scars on parks, gateway towns

Federal budget battles leave lingering scars on parks, gateway towns

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.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
Government shutdown hurts Glacier park visitation

Government shutdown hurts Glacier park visitation

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.

November 19, 2013 8:34 amLoading…

Chippewa Cree Tribe furloughs most workers

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

October 18, 2013 10:55 am Related Loading…

For tribes, shutdown's effects could linger

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.

October 17, 2013 2:02 pmLoading…

Wyoming delegate split on budget deal

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…

October 17, 2013 10:54 amLoading…

Yellowstone, Grand Teton reopen briefly before winter

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.

October 17, 2013 10:53 amLoading…

Furloughed Wyoming state employees return to work

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.

October 17, 2013 10:51 amLoading…
A deal: Voting to avoid default, open government

A deal: Voting to avoid default, open government

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.

October 16, 2013 10:41 am Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Shutdown could halt payments to 560 veterans at UM, Missoula College

Shutdown could halt payments to 560 veterans at UM, Missoula College

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.

October 15, 2013 10:30 amLoading…
Kathy Masis holds a sign

Kathy Masis holds a sign

Kathy Masis holds a sign at a protest of the government shutdown Monday, October 14, 2013.

October 14, 2013 6:41 pmLoading…
Protesters march down North 32nd Street

Protesters march down North 32nd Street

Protesters march down North 32nd Street to protest the government shutdown on Monday.

October 14, 2013 6:41 pmLoading…
Protesters arrive

Protesters arrive

Protesters arrive at Congressman Steve Daines’ office in Granite Tower to protest the government shutdown.

October 14, 2013 6:41 pmLoading…
Protesters fill Congressman Steve Daines' office

Protesters fill Congressman Steve Daines' office

Protesters fill Congressman Steve Daines' office in Granite Tower to protest the government shutdown Monday, October 14, 2013.

October 14, 2013 6:37 pmLoading…

Federal shutdown hits permitting for Wyoming coal, oil and natural gas

Wyoming’s energy industry fears a prolonged government shutdown could hurt business in the Cowboy State.

October 12, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Utah’s national parks begin to reopen after state strikes deal

It didn’t take long for the National Park Service to begin opening closed gates and taking down barricades in Utah Friday morning.

October 11, 2013 4:17 pmLoading…
Wyoming tourism office points visitors to open state parks

Wyoming tourism office points visitors to open state parks

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.

October 11, 2013 9:22 amLoading…

Shutdown crushes outdoor adventure plans

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.

October 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Activate Full Access RED

Popular Stories

Featured Businesses