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Milk River

The last 'frontier' of Montana history

The last 'frontier' of Montana history

“Adventure Tales of Montana’s Last Frontier”

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Feds, tribes reach deal on Fort Belknap water

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.

November 22, 2013 5:37 pmLoading…

Schweitzer shrugs off Milk River ranch tie-up

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.

December 21, 2012 12:17 pmLoading…
Hill County landowners protest Milk River ranch purchase

Hill County landowners protest Milk River ranch purchase

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.

December 20, 2012 9:32 amLoading…
Montana reviews oil pipeline easement request

Montana reviews oil pipeline easement request

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.

December 14, 2012 2:39 pmLoading…

Montana agencies propose 4,500-acre land acquisition

GREAT FALLS - State agencies are proposing to buy a combined 4,500 acres of ranchland near the U.S.-Canada border.

November 13, 2012 8:30 amLoading…

Out there: Tracing the origins of the Milk River

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.

August 26, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Native cucumber looks like a ground-covering alien

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.

August 19, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Out There: Floating the Milk takes time, bug dope

The front page of our local newspaper, The Glasgow Courier, carried an intriguing story the other week about an interesting Canadian.

July 22, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Family swept up in Fort Peck Dam history

Family swept up in Fort Peck Dam history

Sylvia Smith Stugelmeyer was born in the shadow of the Fort Peck Dam while it was still under construction.

June 26, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Wildfires burn in northern Montana

HAVRE — A fire east of Havre has burned at least an estimated 7,000 acres, but there have been no evacuations.

March 13, 2012 10:26 pmLoading…
Exploring Canada’s Grasslands: Talk to introduce treasure just north of Montana border

Exploring Canada’s Grasslands: Talk to introduce treasure just north of Montana border

Spread across the southern border of Saskatchewan is a unique place preserving the prairie landscape and its wild inhabitants.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Out there: Wild plant doesn’t live up to sweet licorice moniker

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.

September 04, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Boaters, floaters will find plenty of water over Labor Day weekend

Water levels at Bighorn Lake and other Montana reservoirs managed by the Bureau of Reclamation are well above average for this time of year.

September 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Out There: Surplus sandbags turn up in unusual places

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.

July 17, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Flooding returns to Montana; Schweitzer signs disaster deal

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.

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Out there: Floodwaters leave shocking scars across Montana

I suppose I’m officially out of the running for “Husband of the Year” consideration.

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Milk River receding in Glasgow; Roundup roads reopen

Milk River receding in Glasgow; Roundup roads reopen

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.

June 10, 2011 5:45 pm Photos

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Milk River flooding

Milk River flooding

Video of flooding at the Milk River just east of Glasgow.

June 09, 2011 5:36 pmLoading…
Water, weather wearing down flood-threatened Glasgow residents

Water, weather wearing down flood-threatened Glasgow residents

GLASGOW — The days have blurred for Lee Nelson.

June 09, 2011 5:30 pm Photos

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