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Judge rules for environmentalists in Swan Valley

A judge has ruled the U.S. government must better analyze how protected species would be affected before any more logging is done on about 111,000 acres The Nature Conservancy handed over to The U.S. Forest Service.

September 27, 2014 10:41 amLoading…
Bearing failure caused fiberboard plant fire

Bearing failure caused fiberboard plant fire

KALISPELL — Plum Creek Timber Co. officials say a bearing failure led to the explosions and fire at the company's fiberboard plant in Columbia Falls.

June 14, 2014 2:46 pmLoading…
Explosion reported at Columbia Falls plant

Explosion reported at Columbia Falls plant

COLUMBIA FALLS – After initial reports that several people were missing following a Tuesday afternoon explosion at Plum Creek Timber Co., authorities say everyone who was in the affected facility has been accounted for, and no one was hospitalized.

June 10, 2014 4:06 pmLoading…
Plum Creek to salvage 7,000 acres burned by Lolo Complex fire

Plum Creek to salvage 7,000 acres burned by Lolo Complex fire

MISSOULA — Most of the forest burned in the Lolo Creek Complex fire belonged to Plum Creek Timber Co., which hopes to recover what it can of the blackened trees this fall.

September 02, 2013 12:00 pm Related Loading…
U.S. Rep. Daines touts jobs on tour of Plum Creek mill in Columbia Falls

U.S. Rep. Daines touts jobs on tour of Plum Creek mill in Columbia Falls

COLUMBIA FALLS — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines is traveling across Western Montana to promote the state’s trove of natural resources this week, and on Thursday the Republican lawmaker met with plant managers at Plum Creek Timber Co.’s medium-density fiberboard mill in Columbia Falls, the largest of…

March 29, 2013 6:54 amLoading…

Plum Creek to reopen Evergreen sawmill as lumber prices double

MISSOULA — Rising lumber prices have convinced Plum Creek Timber Co. to reopen its Evergreen stud mill, starting April 1.

February 28, 2013 7:00 amLoading…
Top landowners tied to history, or making it

Top landowners tied to history, or making it

Wellington Rankin was one of the most powerful men in Montana when he died in 1966. The Missoula-born attorney had wound his way through a string of top jobs, including state attorney general, U.S. district attorney, associate justice of the Montana Supreme Court and Republican national comm…

February 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos



Timber company looks to swap Upper Lochsa land with U.S. Forest Service

MISSOULA -- .A new proposal to protect timberlands west of Lolo Pass could save jobs for Idaho towns, if its supporters can find a legal way to push it through.

November 25, 2011 1:30 pmLoading…

Columbia Falls: Plum Creek plywood plant shut down after 2 workers injured

MISSOULA — Plum Creek Timber Co. shut down operations at its plywood plant in Columbia Falls on Monday following two on-site injuries that occurred last week within 24 hours of each other.

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Swiss billionaire puts $35M into Montana conservation

Philanthropist Hansjorg Wyss grew up in Switzerland and now spends the bulk of his time outside Philadelphia, but it is the wild landscapes of the Rocky Mountains where he could leave his most lasting mark.

December 12, 2010 10:00 pmLoading…

Montana FWP details plans for public lands near Milltown Dam site

MISSOULA — Plans for four new public areas around the former Milltown Dam river confluence are up for public input this month.

November 06, 2010 7:43 pmLoading…

Job training money for Plum Creek, Smurfit workers

HELENA — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a $1.8 million grant to offering job training and other assistance to about 450 workers laid off by wood products companies in western Montana.

May 24, 2010 2:18 pmLoading…

Montana Legacy Project nets public 112,000 acres

MISSOULA - The public took ownership of 112,000 acres of Plum Creek Timber Co. land earlier this week when the second phase of the Montana Legacy Project took effect.

March 18, 2010 6:31 amLoading…

FWP takes comment on Fish Creek park plan

SUPERIOR — A plan to buy 41,000 acres at Fish Creek to create Montana's second-largest state park is leaving some with mixed feelings.

February 03, 2010 11:30 amLoading…

Former Plum Creek workers can get aid

COLUMBIA FALLS - Former employees of the Plum Creek Timber Co. sawmill in Columbia Falls are eligible to receive training and other assistance from a federal government program.

August 26, 2009 1:55 pmLoading…

County to end request for forest documents

MISSOULA - Missoula County is ready to drop its request for documents relating to private negotiations between the U.S. Forest Service and Plum Creek Timber Co. over forest road easements, a deputy county attorney said.

February 09, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

Plum Creek thanks Rey for his efforts

HELENA - Plum Creek Timber Co. wrote to Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey on Thursday, thanking him for work on a national forest road deal that the company advocated amid protests in Montana, then abandoned.

January 08, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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