Rocky Mountain Front
BYNUM — The Rocky Mountain Front has a few front doors, and they’re doozies.
Blackleaf Creek has to be crossed in a couple of places when exploring the basin behind Volcano Reef in the Rocky Mountain Front.
In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influe…
The 27 million acres of public lands in Montana lend lifestyle and amenity advantages to communities and small businesses, driving entrepreneurs and outdoorsmen alike. Around 64,000 jobs and countless small, community-oriented businesses thrive thanks to our federally managed public lands, c…
KALISPELL — A spring deluge that has dumped nearly 5 inches of rain and more than a foot of snow in parts of Glacier National Park has tourists seeking cover and rivers spilling over their banks from the mountain runoff.
Montana’s wilderness. That’s where my mind went to most often while I was deployed in southern Afghanistan as an explosive ordnance disposal operator in the summer of 2009. Some people missed their families, others had a sweetheart or spouse back home who they missed, and others just longed …
For over 60 years, the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association has served as an important voice for the outfitting industry and as a key partner in decisions that effect management of public land and wildlife resources. We are proud to represent over 200 member businesses across the state.…
HELENA — Montana fish and wildlife commissioners are endorsing federal legislation to expand protections along the Rocky Mountain Front.
AUGUSTA — What exactly the devil was doing in Devil’s Glen, God only knows.
“There’s a richness of natural diversity here,” Bill Cunningham says of the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana. “All the charismatic megafauna are here, including the buffalo. The wolves are coming back. And it’s the only place on the Rocky Mountain Front between Mexico and the Yukon where you …
Choteau outfitter Bill Cunningham pauses for lunch on Volcano Reef, along the Rocky Mountain Front, west of Bynum, in May 2010. He sold his outfitting business to Dropstone.
Wilderness replenishes our soul. Our eyes get a little brighter after a few days in the backcountry. Our stresses slide off like April snowmelt. Traveling to wild country can be a challenging journey, but it’s a journey that changes us for the better.
GREAT FALLS — A 4-year-old male grizzly bear was briefly caught in a steel leg-hold wolf trap near the Rocky Mountain Front west of Dupuyer.
Hunters on the Rocky Mountain Front took home more elk but fewer mule deer and white-tailed deer than average during the 2013 general big game season, which ended Dec. 1.
MISSOULA — Protection for some Montana wild country cleared a key hurdle on Thursday morning when the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved Sen. Max Baucus’ Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act.
Local law enforcement officers and search and rescue volunteers are searching in the Elkhorns and the Rocky Mountain Front for hunters that may be lost or injured.
HELENA — Blackfeet musician Jack Gladstone has invited a Louisiana oil executive to visit him on the reservation and discuss relinquishing his company’s oil leases south of Glacier National Park.
MISSOULA — An energy company with its eyes on 10,000 acres of land outside Augusta is working to drum up investors for what it’s promoting as the next big oil play, saying the Bakken formation south of Sun River holds as much potential as the Williston Basin.
As part of Craft Beer Week, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus on Friday joined Tamarack Brewing Co. in announcing a first for the Montana brewery: a design contest for a new brew celebrating Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front.
HELENA — Montana has launched a 10-year study to find out why moose populations are declining in parts of the state, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said Monday.