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Guest opinion: Highway of death for Cheyenne hitchhikers

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.

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Daines signals support for Otter mine, logging

Daines signals support for Otter mine, logging

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.

April 05, 2013 4:13 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: New ports will increase U.S., state coal revenues

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…

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Barracks living

Barracks living

This interior photo shows the barracks and its double-deck bunks with straw-filled mattresses and a lone wood stove.

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Ranger district office

Ranger district office

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.

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Hand tinted

Hand tinted

This hand-tinted photo shows the CCC Camp at Otter Creek after the barracks have been built and the grounds landscaped.

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Tent camp

Tent camp

This construction cadre tent camp was set up while the CCC crews built the barracks, mess hall and other buildings at Camp Otter Creek.

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Whitetail CCC Camp

Whitetail CCC Camp

The Whitetail CCC Camp is shown in this 1940 photo.

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Collaboration

Collaboration

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.

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Lots of rock

Lots of rock

This 1936 photo shows the stone armoring done by the CCC on the slope below the ranger’s dwelling in Ashland.

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Retaining wall

Retaining wall

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.

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Bullock seeks governor’s office vowing to create jobs, protect union rights

Bullock seeks governor’s office vowing to create jobs, protect union rights

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…

September 23, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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State Land Board shrugs off coal protesters' request

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.

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Guest opinion: Coal protesters ignore economic benefits of coal exports

Guest opinion: Coal protesters ignore economic benefits of coal exports

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.

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Arch Coal submits permit application for Otter Creek

Arch Coal submits permit application for Otter Creek

HELENA — Arch Coal Inc. has applied for a strip mining permit to develop the Otter Creek Coal Mine.

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Guest opinion: Navy, Senate service demonstrate leadership

Guest opinion: Navy, Senate service demonstrate leadership

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…

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Guest opinion: Years serving in U.S. House have paid off for Montana

Guest opinion: Years serving in U.S. House have paid off for Montana

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.

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Otter Creek coal potential untapped

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.

April 03, 2012 6:10 pmLoading…
Leaders talk through effects of Bakken boom

Leaders talk through effects of Bakken boom

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.

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Judge rejects challenge to Otter Creek coal lease

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.

February 08, 2012 1:40 pmLoading…

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