GREAT FALLS — More than a dozen Hill County landowners say they are closing about 50,000 acres of private land to public recreation to protest the state's purchase of a ranch along the Milk River in north-central Montana.
HELENA — Montana on Monday approved easements to let the Keystone XL pipeline cross state-owned land, including the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers.
HELENA -- Montana’s Land Board on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of the 4,505-acre Milk River Ranch for $5.7 million.
As a native Montanan and father of three young children, I believe our state is at a crossroads. The next governor will not only help set our course for the next four years, but also determine the opportunities our state holds for the next generation.
HELENA — Three of the four Republicans running for secretary of state want to repeal the law that allows people to register to vote on Election Day and cast their votes then.
HELENA — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch filed Thursday for re-election and vowed to keep fighting for fair, honest, open and accurate elections for all eligible Montana voters.
The state is considering the sale of 7,280 acres of land in northeastern Montana’s Daniels County.
BOISE, Idaho - A Montana natural resources official was selected Tuesday to take over the Idaho Department of Lands, which is grappling with increased interest in natural gas drilling and pressure to boost investment returns.
HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Monday blasted legislation that reshapes the way the state leases cabin sites, saying it is sending the state toward a certain lawsuit.
HELENA — Scott Aspenlieder, an engineer from Helena, announced Monday he will be a Republican candidate for secretary of state, saying it’s time that “a businessman, not a bureaucrat” held that office.
MISSOULA — Plans for four new public areas around the former Milltown Dam river confluence are up for public input this month.
HELENA — The state Land Board has given its approval to a company's plan to salvage submerged logs from Flathead Lake.
HELENA – Attorneys for the Legislature say the state Land Board is overstepping its authority by deciding how to spend some $40 million in damages owed the state by PPL Montana – DASH – but lawmakers Monday took no steps to halt the board’s action.
HELENA - The Montana Land Board is accepting a resolution that is part of a bigger plan to protect the North Fork of the Flathead River from oil and gas development.
HELENA — Fourteen state legislators from Eastern Montana, all Republicans, sent a letter Tuesday to the state Land Board, urging it to vote next week to lease 570 million tons of state-owned coal in the Otter Creek Valley, for possible development.
HELENA — The state Land Board on Monday will have the chance to offer up for lease a vast tract of coal in the southeastern corner of the state. Opponents of development are expected to call for a delay so they can further review the proposal. The state controls more than a half-billion ton…
HELENA — Arch Coal Inc., one the nation’s largest coal firms, announced Thursday that it has agreed to lease tracts with 730 million tons of Otter Creek coal from Great Northern Properties.
HELENA - The state's top officials will be talking Monday about developing vast tracts of state-owned coal in southeastern Montana - but any decisions on the long-discussed issue are unlikely to come soon.