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Guest opinion: Untapped treasure in Montana's state parks

Guest opinion: Untapped treasure in Montana's state parks

Not counting hunting and fishing, at least 71 percent of Montanans participate in outdoor recreation each year. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, this produces $5.8 billion and supports 64,000 direct Montana jobs.

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Guest opinion: Montanans, economy benefit from Land & Water Fund

Have you ever used a state fishing-access site to get onto Montana’s world-class trout streams? Have you ever taken to the field pursuing big game, or just enjoyed spotting wildlife while traveling our state?

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Have you heard? The bountiful buffet of local restaurants claims a franchise owner

The proliferation of restaurants in Billings, a need for health insurance for his family and dwindling profit margins convinced Rick Newkirk to close his Quizno’s Subs business at 2564 King Ave. W.

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Study: Wyoming outdoors spending nets $4.5B, jobs, tax revenues

Study: Wyoming outdoors spending nets $4.5B, jobs, tax revenues

CASPER, Wyo. — Outdoor recreation is a big business and job creator in Wyoming, an industry report shows.

February 17, 2013 10:06 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana entrepreneurs value public lands

The Outdoor Industry Association recently released a report on the economic impact of outdoor recreation and its connection to the economy in the West. The research showed that nearly $646 billion annually is funneled through the outdoor recreation sector, and that helped fuel traditional se…

July 21, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Ups and Downs:

Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.

June 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoor activities boom in slow economy

Outdoor activities boom in slow economy

Two national outdoor studies released this month suggest that Americans may be turning to nature for solace as well as cheaper vacations on public lands during recent troubled times.

June 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
A deadly water year

A deadly water year

In a year that has made headlines for raging floodwaters and the damage caused, it may be no surprise that more than 20 people have died of drowning in Montana.

September 11, 2011 12:10 am Photos



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