State And Regional
MISSOULA — The Missoula economy was hit harder than other areas of the state by the recession of 2008 because the closures of both the Stimson lumber mill in Bonner in 2008 and the Smurfit-Stone Container plant in Frenchtown in 2010 exacerbated the problem.
MISSOULA — If you could get every person on earth to spend just 50 cents in Montana once a year, you would pump more than $3.5 billion into the state’s economy.
MISSOULA — If there is one business in Missoula that could be considered a bellwether of the local economy, it might be WGM Group, a firm that provides an array of engineering, planning, consulting, surveying, environmental and water resources services.
HELENA — Proposed federal rules to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants won’t take effect until 2016 — and won’t fall entirely on the back of coal-fired power plants.
HELENA — In their fight against federal rules to cut carbon emissions, the coal industry and its allies are producing studies saying the rules mean big price increases for electricity consumers in Montana and elsewhere.
BUTTE — While accounting for about only 3 percent of the Montana’s employers, agriculture, forestry and mining industries make up 12.5 percent of the state’s gross domestic product and almost 10 percent of work earnings.
BUTTE — Southwest Montana is anchored by two metropolitan centers — Butte and Bozeman — and the economic outlook for the region is a tale of two cities.
BOZEMAN — In Gallatin Valley, now the fastest-growing urban economy in the state, farmers grow wheat to make bread, while entrepreneurial engineers develop satellites about the size of a loaf.
BOZEMAN — Bozeman’s economy took a thrashing during the recession — at least compared to most of Montana. But by many measures, it’s bounding back with enthusiasm.
Phil Steinberger was one of the lucky farmers. He got his wheat in the ground early, harvested in mid-July, and was done farming when all hell broke loose across Montana in August.
A 27-year-old woman from Whitefish died after crashing her Chevy Trailblazer on Friday in Whitefish, according to Montana Highway Patrol.
HELENA — In an unusual occurrence, the top two leaders of the Montana Senate in 2013 are moving over to the state House in January, where each will play key roles as committee chairmen.
It didn’t take long for the deposits of Bakken oil and gas royalties to begin piling up at Richland Federal Credit Union.
With low unemployment, falling fuel prices, and growing consumer demand, the greater Billings area and most of Eastern Montana have been enjoying a good run, experts say.
Sometimes, if you’re not ready to catch an opportunity, it lands on you just the same.
A 48-year-old man from Great Falls was killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident on Montana Highway 200 near mile marker 144, according to Montana Highway Patrol.
CHEYENNE — A proposed constitutional amendment could help Wyoming see a bigger return on some of its investments.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming has seen a surge in the number of influenza cases over the past week.
CASPER, Wyo. — Work on a new 108-mile natural gas pipeline in the Powder River Basin will begin in January, Meritage Midstream Services announced on Thursday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Police in Cheyenne have a new tool in their crusade against drunken driving.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wild horse advocacy groups across the country are pushing to intervene in a federal lawsuit the state of Wyoming filed recently against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management accusing the federal agency of not doing enough to reduce wild-horse populations.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A judge has ruled two men will face first-degree murder charges in Laramie County District Court in connection with the death of a man earlier this month at a Cheyenne motel.
MISSOULA — Montana wilderness legislation historic both for its bipartisan support and the long-standing campaigns it completed was signed into law Friday night by President Barack Obama.
LANDER, Wyo. — A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the murder of another man who was beaten to death with a claw hammer.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Rawlins native Glen G. Larson has been selected for induction into the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame.