Those of us who make a living in Montana’s outdoors keep track of a few important events on the calendar: the start of ski season, the end of hunting season, road closures in Glacier and Yellowstone and, yes, even Election Day.
HELENA -- Congressman Steve Daines and Attorney General Tim Fox again have placed a friendly wager over the upcoming Montana–Montana State football game.
A day after 39 Democratic U.S. senators and two independent senators voted against constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s worth noting why the proposal for transporting Canadian crude has bipartisan support in Montana.
It’s no secret that Election Day brought some change to Congress. For the first time since you elected me to the U.S. Senate, I will be a member of the minority party.
About 75 people — most of them veterans — gathered at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark for a Veterans Day celebration Tuesday on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember and honor those who have served or are serving in the nation’s armed forces.
HELENA — U.S. Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., is headed to Washington Tuesday for an orientation for new members of Congress, to get a look at his personal congressional budget and to lobby to get on the committees he’s requested.
HELENA — Just a few days after Amanda Curtis’ whirlwind campaign for U.S. Senate, she’s back to doing what she loves best.
Both the U.S. Senate and House will be in the hands of Republicans starting in 2015. This could mean that there will be two early votes when Congress convenes in January. One to repeal Obamacare and one to do away with clean, healthy reproductive care for women. The president will veto both.
HELENA — Steve Daines and Ryan Zinke captured seats in the U.S. Senate and House on Tuesday by each winning 50 of the state’s 56 counties.
BOZEMAN — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines defeated Democrat Amanda Curtis on Tuesday night in Montana’s U.S. Senate race, becoming the first Republican in 100 years to win the seat — and also helping his party win back control of the Senate.
Senate candidates Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., right, and Democrat Amanda Curtis.
HELENA — On the eve of Election Day, candidates for federal office have found their way back to their Montana hometowns after extensive statewide tours to drive home their messages and get out the vote.
HELENA — Republican Steve Daines is looking to capitalize on the Democrats having to switch candidates late in the campaign to win a seat long coveted by the GOP and help push the party closer to control of the U.S. Senate.
Montanans must finish voting Tuesday, four weeks after General Election balloting opened. If you are among the 167,000 Montanans who already returned ballots to your county elections office, thanks for keeping democracy alive and well in our state.
There may be no candidate who knows better than Jon Tester the importance of high voter turnout in a nonpresidential election.
Health issues were big news in The Billings Gazette recently, even before the Ebola and enterovirus D68 outbreaks. In October a front page headline announced: “Poverty hinders Montana’s access to health care.” The lead article on Sept. 30 stated: “Feds give $14.9M to Montana for health care …
HELENA — Campaign ads paid for by outside interest groups usually reach their peak the week before a U.S. Senate election, but they’ve all but dried up in Montana’s top race this year between Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis.
Crow tribal leaders and mining officials made their case for the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit on Wednesday in a meeting with U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
SIDNEY – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, debating Democratic rival Amanda Curtis Tuesday night in the heart of eastern Montana’s oil patch, accused her of helping to kill a $35-million bill to fund public works in Montana communities overwhelmed by oil development.
SIDNEY — Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis head to the Bakken oil patch for the second of back-to-back debates ahead of the U.S. Senate election on Nov. 4.