- White calls land transfer unrealistic
- Transferring federal lands to Montana: Political theater or a viable option?
- Fielder: Get rid of the absentee landlord
- Expense of Montana takeover of federal lands difficult to define
- Author: Montanans value outdoor amenities first
- Ranchers cautious about state takeover of federal land
MISSOULA — A lot of hunters, hikers and horseback riders have problems with federal land managers in Montana, but few of them are ready to take over the job.
THOMPSON FALLS — To Jennifer Fielder, most problems on Montana’s landscape would be fixed by getting rid of an absentee landlord.
HELENA — A legislative panel Thursday voted to advance a report on how to encourage more state involvement in management of federal lands in Montana — but not before changing it to say transferring those lands to the state should be considered a “last resort.”
HELENA — A study of federal land management problems in Montana roiled a legislative panel Wednesday, as some members said the report has a “hidden agenda” of transferring ownership of federal lands to the state.
HELENA — Montana Republican Party Chairman Will Deschamps thinks the GOP did pretty well in the 2012 elections, holding Montana’s sole congressional seat, winning attorney general for the first time in 20 years, maintaining control of the Legislature and sweeping three Public Service Commiss…
HELENA — A bill that would allow the sale of raw milk in Montana died a second death Thursday in the state Senate — in part because some of its original supporters wanted it killed.
HELENA -- Business and conservation groups testified Monday for the confirmation of state Environmental Quality Director Tracy Stone-Manning, but Republican senators questioned her about past environmental activism.
Last year, Montana’s Child and Family Service Division completed 8,060 investigations of child abuse and neglect reports involving 11,835 children. Abuse or neglect was substantiated in 2,037 investigations, including: