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Gazette opinion: Let’s stick together to protect Montana’s last best wildlands

Gazette opinion: Let’s stick together to protect Montana’s last best wildlands

Most Montanans are too young to remember when spectacular Montana land last was protected as wilderness. That event was in 1972. A true grass roots movement succeeded in adding the Scapegoat Wilderness along the Rocky Mountain Front to the nation’s wilderness treasury.

September 02, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influe…

July 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
New federal courthouse

New federal courthouse

Workers raise steel on the new federal courthouse down the street from the asbestos-contaminated James F. Battin Courthouse, at right, located a block north of the construction site.

April 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

City Lights: Immigration debate catches the ear of an 'anchor baby'

For Ming Cabrera, a pharmaceutical representative who lives in Billings, some of the current political talk about immigration and citizenship strikes close to home.

March 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

An Entrepreneurial/Playboy life

From his perspective, business smarts led Ben Brown Sr., now 69, from a poorly paid cops-and-political reporter at The Billings Gazette to Washington, D.C., where he worked as administrative assistant to James Battin, who was elected U.S. Congressman and then appointed to a federal judgeship…

December 19, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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