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Lee Metcalf

Guest opinion: House bill makes empty promises about national forests

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…

October 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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…
Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge marks 50 years

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge marks 50 years

“The clearest path into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

May 18, 2014 12:15 am Photos


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Guest opinion: Why should Montana governor appoint U.S. senator?

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…

February 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Looking back: Montana governors appointed senators in 1978, 1933

HELENA — Montana governors have twice previously made appointments to fill vacancies in the U.S. Senate.

December 18, 2013 5:08 pm
Montana Historical Society gets grant to organize Metcalf collection

Montana Historical Society gets grant to organize Metcalf collection

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.”

July 19, 2013 11:30 amLoading…
Lee Metcalf

Lee Metcalf

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.

July 19, 2013 7:06 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Many Montana vetoes: Party loyalty, ideology clash

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.

June 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Former congressman Fjare dies

HELENA — Former U.S. Rep. Orvin B. Fjare, R-Mont., died Monday in Helena. He was 93.

June 29, 2011 2:42 pmLoading…

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…

Business digest

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…

February 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Veterans advocate headlines Demo event

HELENA — Veterans advocate Tammy Duckworth will be the keynote speaker at the Montana Democratic Party's 2011 Mansfield-Metcalf dinner on March 12.

February 08, 2011 4:21 pmLoading…

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