Steve Charter holds photos of his wife, Jeanne, on Thursday on his ranch north of Billings. Jeanne was killed recently in an automobile accident. Steve's cow dog Bella looks out over the prairie waiting to go back to work. While the emotional toll of fatal accidents can't be measured, the Ce…
Jeanne Charter a 61-year-old Shepherd-area woman spent years actively seeking to make a difference.
Jeanne Charter cared deeply about issues such as land preservation, agriculture and the environment.
The Yellowstone County Coroner's Office identified on Saturday 61-year-old Jeanne Charter as the woman who died in a three-vehicle crash on Friday north of Billings.
The bill that offers the most support of all for local jobs and local revenues in this legislative session is Kendal Van Dyk's Renewable Energy Standard SB 332. Nicknamed "25 by 25," it requires 25 percent of Montana's electricity be supplied from cost competitive renewable sources by 2025.
Many Montana ranchers' land taxes rose 25 percent or more last year. This appears to be due to complex revisions in rangeland taxation procedures and formulas instituted by the state Department of Revenue.
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