COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ten Western governors are meeting this week in Colorado Springs to discuss issues including the drought and the environment.
As an economist who loves the West and our open spaces, I think a lot about what makes our small towns tick. To better understand how our economies work and how to strengthen them, we first have to ask where our money comes from. The answer — non-labor income — might surprise many readers.
In Billings, a young girl is lifted above the crowd to shake hands with President John F. Kennedy during the president's "Conservation Tour" of Western states on Sept. 25, 1963.
HELENA -- People interested in history or museums will have a rare opportunity this week to attend workshops and hear nationally known experts as the Montana Historical Society hosts one of the largest museum conferences ever held in the state.
A young black bear in a tree
Unlike Jay-Z’s “Unplugged” release, Kanye West’s new “Storytellers” set comes across as just a rehashing, rather than reinterpretation, of earlier material. (AP Photo)
A young black bear that wandered into a quiet Billings neighborhood was tranquillized, trapped and transported back to wilder country Sunday morning.
A young black bear weighing at least 100 pounds was found in a tree on the West End of Billings on Sunday morning.
Howdy pardner. If'n you was in downtown Billings Saturday at high noon, you saw the gunfight at the OK Corral - uh, the Skypoint Corral.
Three girls prepare themselves for loud gunshots while watching a street fight during the event.
The Gunfighters from Fort Worth, Texas, perform for a crowd under Skypoint during the Wild West Soiree on Saturday.
A young black bear hangs out in a tree in Billings West end early Saturday morning.
A young black bear that wandered into a quiet Billings neighborhood was tranquillized, trapped and transported back to wilder country this morning.
A young black bear was discovered in a tree on South Sante Fe Drive in Billings early Sunday morning.
Kyler Northrop, 4, looks down the sidewalk while playing with his toy guns while attending the Wild West Soiree in 2009.
The silver claw on the 70,000-pound excavator chomped an edge of the steel-and-wood façade at West Park Plaza, taking a nibble here, a big bite there.
An excavator begins tearing into the façade and entrance to West Park Plaza on Tuesday afternoon to create a 150-foot-wide street through the center of the mall. The demolition of the central roof will take two weeks and create about 100 truckloads of debris.
The City Council tonight will take up plans for a West End subdivision that it nearly quashed in November. The council meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 210 N. 27th St.
A number of quarterbacks in Class AA football picked up their diplomas this spring. Among them were Jase Muri and Brian Schwarzkoph of Billings West, Brock Osweiler of Kalispell Flathead, Matt Reyant of Helena Capital, Dan Olinger of Great Falls CMR and Matt Upham of Helena.