This column is hard to write because it deals with unspeakable tragedy. Last week, a young Cheyenne woman was struck and killed while walking on Highway 212, near Busby. It was a wintry, snow blown night. The vehicle that hit her did not stop.
Montana U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said Friday that lawsuits from environmentalists and other barriers are dampening development of the state's natural resources and need to be curtailed.
Some members of Congress in Washington, D.C., have begun suggesting that coal companies are not paying the full amount of taxes they owe to the federal government; all in the name of helping shore up revenues for the struggling federal budget, of course. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and former Gov…
This interior photo shows the barracks and its double-deck bunks with straw-filled mattresses and a lone wood stove.
This 1935 photo looks south across the site for the new Ashland Ranger District office. A barn, garage and the tents of the CCC camp are also visible.
This hand-tinted photo shows the CCC Camp at Otter Creek after the barracks have been built and the grounds landscaped.
This construction cadre tent camp was set up while the CCC crews built the barracks, mess hall and other buildings at Camp Otter Creek.
The Whitetail CCC Camp is shown in this 1940 photo.
A Forest Service official, left, talks to an Army officer at one of the CCC camps in the Ashland District in this undated photo. The Army ran the camps while the Forest Service directed most of the work.
This 1936 photo shows the stone armoring done by the CCC on the slope below the ranger’s dwelling in Ashland.
Looking northeast, this photo taken in 1936 shows the hand-laid, sandstone block retaining wall along the loop road and the CCC tent camp in the background.
GREAT FALLS — After greeting some old friends, Democrat Steve Bullock gets right to the point with union groups about the importance of the 2012 governor’s race. Bullock, Montana’s attorney general, spoke to some members of the Great Falls Education Association earlier this month. He quickly…
HELENA — The weeklong coal protest that wraps up Monday at the Capitol doesn’t seem to be having much impact on the state officials in charge of leasing the state’s resources for development.
This week Montana is hosting a group of guests that many of us would rather not entertain. Environmentalists from California and Oregon have descended on Helena for a protest against coal development in Montana.
HELENA — Arch Coal Inc. has applied for a strip mining permit to develop the Otter Creek Coal Mine.
I am the only candidate running for governor who served on active duty in our military. Veterans are the backbone of our free society, and our time in uniform is the epitome of public service. As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, my life and leadership have been used towards public inter…
Ronald Reagan once said: "While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future." Thatʼs what this campaign for governor is about.
Oil may have been king at this Montana Energy 2012 conference, but Patrick Barkey, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana in Missoula, focused on the state's coal future.
GLENDIVE — In a conference room in the Yellowstone River Inn here on the edge of the Bakken oil boom, community leaders from around the region gathered Wednesday to talk about how to deal with that boom.
A judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging the state Land Board's lease of 587 million tons of publicly owned coal in southeastern Montana, removing a hurdle to a proposed mine with that could drastically expand the state's coal production.