Sooner or later, any journalist who has ever wielded a pen and notepad gets an assignment that involves close interaction with an animal that can be cute, scary, cuddly, smelly and occasionally dangerous.
In a rare demonstration of bipartisanship, Democrat and Republican legislators recently joined President Obama for the signing of Jump Start Our Business Start-Ups, known as the JOBS Act.
People complaining about the recent increase in gas prices have pinned the blame on Iranian ayatollahs, President Obama, environmentalists, Big Oil, people who drive gas-guzzling SUVs, or the theory that “peak oil” has arrived and world production is about to tumble.
It’s probably fair to say that Tom Richmond, administrator of the Montana Board of Oil and Gas, generally supports oil and gas development in Montana.
Halliburton, the international oilfield services company, is
denying that it’s planning to expand into Billings.
OK, skeptics, step right up. You were the ones who crossed your
arms and sent your tongues clicking when Scheels announced that
it’s building a 220,000-square-foot megastore at Shiloh
Stay in school, kids. You'll be glad you did.
Have your heard the joke about the traveling salesman and the
CNNMoney.com reports that companies are fleeing California in
droves, looking for friendlier business climates outside of the
A recent panel discussion on climate change only reinforces the
notion that the United States lacks the political will to do much
about a growing environmental threat, despite mounting evidence
that the planet is warming because of human activity.
If you're a business owner trying to incorporate Facebook,
Twitter and other social media into your marketing scheme, there's
a pretty good chance you may have some interaction with RightNow
Technologies of Bozeman.
Some fans of renewable energy worry that their industry could
soon be on the ropes because of a Republican-dominated Legislature
that has turned its back on wind and solar power.
You've probably seen the ads on cable TV touting gold, which is
hovering at about $1,300 an ounce, as today's smart
Maybe you're kicking yourself for not jumping into the housing
market before the tax credit for first-time homebuyers expired last
With help from the giant membership warehouse chain Costco, Sam
Hoffmann is selling more of his Bent Nail India Pale Ale than ever
No doubt you've heard politicians describe Montana as the Saudi
Arabia of wind power because of our vast potential for clean, green
Could a small Montana company play a role in cleaning up the
worst environmental disaster in the nation's history? Sen. Jon
Tester believes it could happen.
The legislative process that led up to the passage of the
national health care reform bill was as ugly as week-old
When I heard about Montana's new tourism promotion, "Get Lost in
Montana," the first thing that came to mind is that sinking feeling
one gets wandering through the parking lot at Costo, looking for a
subcompact car hidden some-where in a sea of pickup trucks and
When PBS announced in January that its most popular prime-time
program, "Antiques Roadshow," was making a whistle stop in Billings
this June, it marked the culmination of an eight-year courtship by
Sandra Hawke, marketing director for MetraPark, which will host the
During a recent gathering, County Commissioner Bill Kennedy
argued that the Big Sky Economic Development Authority, Yellowstone
County's economic development agency, deserves at least part of the
credit for the fact that Yellowstone County's economy has avoided
the worst effects of the recession.
Last September, after months of hard work by a lot of dedicated
and talented people, we introduced the redesigned Billings