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Guest opinion: Western fires burning through $3 billion annually

The West’s wildfire season holds the high risk of again being long, expensive, and dangerous, with an acceleration of alarming trends that include more and bigger fires, and increased dangers and costs associated with the need to defend private homes. Unfortunately, what we have tried so far…

July 08, 2014 2:41 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Rising wildfire risks demand new prevention strategies

For many years, the sparse population of the interior West, where most wildfires occur, meant that forest fires did not receive the same level of attention as other natural disasters.

December 09, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: West's most diverse economies weather recession best

As Montana and the West slowly recover from the recent recession, lessons are emerging about why some local economies performed better than others. Examining these examples is essential for elected officials, businesses and communities seeking to promote future long-term economic prosperity.

December 27, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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