The start of the 2015 Montana Legislature is more than nine months and two elections away, but the list of potential legislation is already 76 bills long.
Quick: Name the five parks in Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5, which includes Yellowstone and surrounding counties in south-central Montana.
HELENA — Critics said they couldn't confirm Mary Sexton to the state Board of Oil and Gas Conservation because they worried the former Department of Natural Resources and Conservation director would hinder development.
HELENA -- On a party-line vote, the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee on Thursday recommended that the Senate not confirm Mary Sexton of Choteau to the state Board of Oil and Gas Conservation.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed his predecessor's natural resources director to the state Board of Oil and Gas Conservation.
HELENA — The Montana Land Board is preparing to sell easements to a Canadian company so that the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline can run through the state as it crosses some of Montana's most important rivers.
HELENA -- Montana’s Land Board on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of the 4,505-acre Milk River Ranch for $5.7 million.
HELENA -- Montana’s Land Board unanimously approved the purchase of the 4,505-acre Milk River Ranch for $5.7 million.
The nine-acre parcel next to the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds, which is surrounded by a rusty chain-link fence and three strands of barbed wire, is an eyesore for many area residents but an opportunity for others.
Citing lingering drought, high fire danger and continued occurrences of human-caused fires across Montana, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has extended the legal wildfire season into October.
HELENA — A spokesman for power-generator PPL Montana said Thursday it’s time for the state to admit defeat in its lengthy effort to collect rent from PPL for its hydropower dams, and put an end to the eight-year-old legal case.
As the Montana State Parks system nears its 70th anniversary in 2014, lawmakers and Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks staff are wrestling with how the system should be organized and where it should be housed.
HELENA — The first major ice jam of 2012 is a reminder that damaging floods are a fact of life along many Montana rivers and streams, even in the middle of winter, and residents in flood-prone areas should take steps to safeguard their loved ones, property and possessions.
HELENA -- Companies and individuals are snatching up leases on state and private lands along the Rocky Mountain Front and in central Montana in anticipation of a new oil boom that, while bringing economic development to small communities, could also create societal headaches.
Calling Montana public school funding “complex” is an understatement.
In a Sept. 14 guest opinion, leaders of two Montana education associations questioned the accuracy of statements by Department of Natural Resources Conservation officials regarding how state trust revenues support K-12 education.
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation issued a temporary construction permit Friday to ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. to begin construction on its replacement pipeline under the Yellowstone River.
HELENA — In the wake of last month's 50,000-gallon oil spill from a pipeline in the Yellowstone River, a new council created by Gov. Brian Schweitzer will examine whether the state needs more authority to regulate pipelines in the ground, its members said Wednesday.
HELENA -- Montana officials say Exxon Mobil Corp. has applied for a temporary construction license to build a replacement for the pipeline that broke under the Yellowstone River.
For years, Gordon Stoner’s rule for keeping the rain-soaked Northeast Montana soil from swallowing his tractor was to “turn when the ducks fly,” meaning nothing short of a pond would cause him to turn the wheel.