Showing: 1-20 of 54

Smith River

Australian company buys up shares of copper mine company

An Australian mining company now owns more than one-third of Tintina Resources, the company proposing to build a copper mine a mile from a tributary of the Smith River.

8 hours agoLoading…
State OKs aquifer testing for proposed copper mine

State OKs aquifer testing for proposed copper mine

HELENA — State environmental regulators have given Tintina Resources permission to drill four wells to assess the groundwater in the area of its proposed copper mine in central Montana.

August 08, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…
Tintina buys up claims near proposed copper mine

Tintina buys up claims near proposed copper mine

HELENA — The company proposing to mine copper near the headwaters of the Smith River recently purchased 40 mining claims close to its exploration site.

July 03, 2014 9:30 amLoading…

DEQ: Water testing for copper mine will have no impacts

Proposed water testing for a planned copper mine near the headwaters of the Smith River would have no impacts on groundwater quality and minimal short-term effects on quantity, according to an environmental assessment released by the state.

July 01, 2014 10:19 amLoading…
Rafting the Smith

Rafting the Smith

Floating the Smith River in April is full of weather risks, but it still beats waiting years for a permit during the prime months.

May 16, 2014 11:20 amLoading…
Spring float down Smith River challenges anglers

Spring float down Smith River challenges anglers

An email popped into my inbox in early March: “I drew a Smith River launch permit for April 23 and was wondering how adventurous you feel?”

May 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Smith River

Smith River

A group of floaters makes its way down the pristine Smith River in this IR file photo from 2011.

May 13, 2014 10:29 amLoading…
Montana Mining Association memo takes aim at outfitter

Montana Mining Association memo takes aim at outfitter

HELENA — In a memo to its members, the interim executive director of the Montana Mining Association blasted an article in Field and Stream written by a former employee of a Bozeman Fishing outfitter and called on MMA members to consider booking with other outfitters.

May 13, 2014 10:26 am Related Loading…
Mining company meets with Smith River outfitters on its exploration plans

Mining company meets with Smith River outfitters on its exploration plans

HELENA — The company exploring near the headwaters of the Smith River for a potential copper mine met with river outfitters in Helena on Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 11:03 amLoading…
Copper mine project backer drops plans for tunnel

Copper mine project backer drops plans for tunnel

HELENA — A mining company dropped plans to dig a mile-long tunnel for a copper development project near the Smith River after two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the proposal, state environmental regulators said Monday.

April 07, 2014 1:09 pmLoading…
Smith River State Park

Smith River State Park

Floaters prepare for a trip on the Smith River. 

March 26, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Bozemanite wins Smith River Super Permit

Bozemanite wins Smith River Super Permit

Kristy Yakawich, 29, of Bozeman, is the 2014 Smith River Super Permit winner, allowing her to float the access-regulated river at any time she wishes.

March 26, 2014 6:25 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…

Environmental groups challenging copper mine near Smith River

HELENA — Two environmental groups are challenging the Department of Environmental Quality's decision to issue an exploration license for a proposed copper mine near the Smith River in central Montana.

March 17, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…
Coveted Smith River permits awarded

Coveted Smith River permits awarded

The 2014 permit lottery drawing results to float the Smith River are available to the public starting today on the FWP online license service.

March 04, 2014 2:38 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…

Deadline for Smith River permit applications nears

The deadline to apply to float the Smith River in 2014 is Feb. 20 at 5 p.m.

February 10, 2014 4:20 pmLoading…
State OKs copper exploration at head of Smith River

State OKs copper exploration at head of Smith River

The state is allowing a Canadian company to dig deep into the ground to explore for copper near a tributary of the famed Smith River north of White Sulphur Springs.

January 16, 2014 12:18 pmLoading…
Smith River float applications available Monday

Smith River float applications available Monday

Permit applications to float Montana's Smith River State Park will be available beginning Monday and through Feb. 20.

January 02, 2014 7:45 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

Trout Unlimited protests FWP’s ‘misuse’ of Smith River money

HELENA — About $25,000 will be returned to the Smith River Corridor Enhancement Account after a protest over the use of the money by Trout Unlimited, and the nonprofit group also wants to continue discussions on another $82,000 it believes was improperly applied to projects.

December 01, 2013 9:28 amLoading…

Fishing restrictions lifted on Dearborn, Smith, Sun rivers

Fishing restrictions have been lifted on the Dearborn, Smith and Sun rivers in north-central Montana.

September 16, 2013 4:46 pmLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Activate Full Access RED

Popular Stories

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses