HELENA — Cascade County once was a strongly Democratic county, but now it probably is better classified as “leans Democratic.”
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.
In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influe…
HELENA — His whistle-stop farewell tour of Montana concluded, Sen. Max Baucus sat down Sunday in the house where he grew up to reflect on his long U.S. Senate career and what led him into politics in the first place.
Young Belle Winestine described suffragist Jeannette Rankin as “magnetic,” with an “illuminous quality,” and quoted another observer of the charismatic Rankin as like a “young panther ready to spring.”
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Thursday he believes “we’re making a little headway” as Congress and the Obama administration try to find ways to stop the federal government shutdown and avert a fiscal default.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Friday he wasn’t really surprised with former Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s announcement a week ago that he didn’t intend to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Baucus in 2014.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Bipartisan Duo Shapes Contours of Tax Deal,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R.-Iowa, described Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the Finance Committee chairman, as a “Mansfield disciple.” In terms of Senate history, no description could be higher praise.
HELENA -- Anne Fairclough Mansfield, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Mike Mansfield and his wife, Maureen, died last week in Washington, D.C. She was 74.
MISSOULA — On May 22, 1970, a Carroll College graduate sat down with pen and paper and considered the draft, his future at Notre Dame and his reluctance to serve in the Vietnam War. He directed his letter to U.S. Sen. Mike Mansfield, asking for help, and waited for a response.
Beartooth Capital's Mike Mansfield describes the enhancements his companies make to improve the value of Montana rach land.
Mike Mansfield, ranch/recreation manager for Beartooth Capital, hikes along the Darlington Ditch on the Madison Spring Creek Ranch near Three Forks last Friday. The stream was modified to improve its habitat for trout after Beartooth bought the property.
Montana is a composite; its identity defined by the beholder. The journalist Joe Howard saw it as “high, wide, and handsome;” the historian Harry Fritz as “a land of contrast;” and K. Ross Toole described “an uncommon land.”
Mick Mattie has been playing lacrosse only a year, but he quickly got the hang of the fast-moving field game.
In the sweltering heat of August in San Diego a stocky and brawny Sen. Richard Lugar barreled past me, sweat glistening on his brow, and soaking his T-shirt. He was jogging with several young staffers during a break at the 1996 Republican National Convention. Lugar was 64 then, but his boyis…
It turns out that the James F. Battin Federal Courthouse in downtown Billings is not just a toxic eyesore.
Billings businessman Bill Simmons will receive the Jeannette Rankin Peace Award later this month.
TWIN BRIDGES — As the 10th anniversary of the al-Qaida attacks on the United States approaches, the man who crafted America’s military response in both Iraq and Afghanistan believes that the terrorism threat will continue to evolve — and the country’s defense systems must remain well funded…
For Ming Cabrera, a pharmaceutical representative who lives in Billings, some of the current political talk about immigration and citizenship strikes close to home.
HELENA — Veterans advocate Tammy Duckworth will be the keynote speaker at the Montana Democratic Party's 2011 Mansfield-Metcalf dinner on March 12.