“Adventure Tales of Montana’s Last Frontier”
HELENA — Environmental regulators have asked a judge to approve an agreement with Fort Belknap Indian Reservation officials to fix years of “chronic violations” in how the reservation’s water supply is treated and monitored.
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer is shrugging off a judge's decision to temporarily block the use of university money in a state deal to buy a Milk River ranch for public recreation.
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 — 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.
GREAT FALLS - State agencies are proposing to buy a combined 4,500 acres of ranchland near the U.S.-Canada border.
The aspen leaves are rustling, and I’m watching a hand-sized trout dart out of the shadow of a cutbank to nail tiny tan-colored grasshoppers on the surface of the creek just below me.
The plant showed up about a month ago, carpeting low-lying borrow ditches along river-bottom roads, its viney tendrils wrapping around ragweed and cottonwood saplings, spikes of white flowers thrusting up to this summer’s abundant sun.
The front page of our local newspaper, The Glasgow Courier, carried an intriguing story the other week about an interesting Canadian.
Sylvia Smith Stugelmeyer was born in the shadow of the Fort Peck Dam while it was still under construction.
HAVRE — A fire east of Havre has burned at least an estimated 7,000 acres, but there have been no evacuations.
Spread across the southern border of Saskatchewan is a unique place preserving the prairie landscape and its wild inhabitants.
Rarely has a plant been so misnamed as the wild licorice that grows in abundance along our prairie rivers and streams. Even its Latin name, Glycyrrhiza, is misleading. It means “sweet root,” but it’s anything but that.
Water levels at Bighorn Lake and other Montana reservoirs managed by the Bureau of Reclamation are well above average for this time of year.
Now that floodwaters have receded (for now) in the Milk River country (if not elsewhere in soggy Montana), many of us are wondering what to do with hundreds of sandbags that have outlived their utility.
Forecasters said high temperatures in Montana on Thursday will trigger minor to moderate flooding over the weekend on rivers and streams scattered across the state.
I suppose I’m officially out of the running for “Husband of the Year” consideration.
The Glasgow area has survived the highest water in its recorded history and the Milk River is receding, officials said Friday, while hundreds of residents near Roundup along the Musselshell River remain stranded due to floodwaters.
Video of flooding at the Milk River just east of Glasgow.
GLASGOW — The days have blurred for Lee Nelson.