In Washington D.C., it’s often easier to make noise than progress. That’s certainly the case with HR 1526, the so-called “Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act.” The name sounds great, but the fact is this radical bill has zero chance of becoming law and thus no chance of mak…
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.
“The clearest path into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
With the departure of Max Baucus from the Senate, Montana’s longest-serving statewide elected official is Ed Smith. Never heard of him? Well, we have elected him clerk of our Supreme Court five times. Ed served as chief clerk of the Montana House of Representatives for three legislative sess…
HELENA — Montana governors have twice previously made appointments to fill vacancies in the U.S. Senate.
HELENA — The Montana Historical Society is going a little Hollywood with its historic collection of films and still photographs that will help tell the story of Sen. Lee Metcalf and his contributions to what he helped make “The Last Best Place.”
Sen. Lee Metcalf, right, saws a tree with Helena National Forester Charles Tebbe in October 1957. Metcalf was at home in Montana’s great outdoors and left a legacy of wilderness areas to cherish and enjoy.
Since adoption of Montana’s 1972 constitution our governors have vetoed 293 bills in 21 legislative sessions. More than half the vetoes — 149 — have been cast in just the last two sessions.
HELENA — Former U.S. Rep. Orvin B. Fjare, R-Mont., died Monday in Helena. He was 93.
For Ming Cabrera, a pharmaceutical representative who lives in Billings, some of the current political talk about immigration and citizenship strikes close to home.
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality will conduct a refresher class and licensing tests in Helena for underground storage tank professionals on Feb. 24 and 25. State law requires licensing of anyone who installs, closes, repairs, modifies or inspects underground storage tank syste…
HELENA — Veterans advocate Tammy Duckworth will be the keynote speaker at the Montana Democratic Party's 2011 Mansfield-Metcalf dinner on March 12.