NorthWestern Energy electric rates higher than regional peers

Montana's utility regulation commission has come under criticism recently for an agreement that lets the state's largest power company, NorthWestern Energy, implement a 28 percent... — Updated 11/15/2023

Testing confirms wastewater system leaking near Holland Lake

The U.S. Forest Service has shut down its wastewater treatment plant near Holland Lake and begun remediation efforts after testing confirmed that there was a leak in the system.... — Updated 10/25/2023

Montana State study aims to help threatened whitebark pine

BOZEMAN – A Montana State University research team has published a study that may contribute to management and restoration strategies for whitebark pine, a species that is... — Updated 10/25/2023

Montana Followed Meandering Path Toward Statehood (Part 2 OF 2)

Arriving in Washington, D.C., Judge Sidney Edgerton consulted with President Lincoln and found him agreeable to the idea of a new territory in the Rockies. More important, Edgerton... — Updated 11/15/2023

What do Montana's independent ranchers need to survive? Customers.

This story was originally published Oct. 31, 2023 at High Country News. In a squat 1,100-square-foot building on the outskirts of Helena lies a pile of enormous tongues. They are... — Updated 11/6/2023

Montana Followed Meandering Path Toward Statehood (Part 1 OF 2)

Each of the United States of America – except the original 13, Texas and California – was first organized as a territory before achieving admittance to the Union as a state.... — Updated 11/6/2023

Avon – Heart of the Little Blackfoot Valley

Fifteen miles up the Little Blackfoot River from Garrison Jct. and straddling US Hwy 12 sits Avon. A picturesque place, the Little Blackfoot River skirts the south perimeter of... — Updated 10/18/2023

Fish and Wildlife Commission subject to new transparency measures

Newly bound by a settlement between a wolf advocacy group and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the seven-member Fish and Wildlife Commission charged with "wise management" of the... — Updated 10/25/2023

Respect Access While Utilizing Block Management Areas

RESPECT ACCESS WHILE UTILIZING BLOCK MANAGEMENT AREAS Oct 23, 2023 8:31 AM MILES CITY – Although most hunters respect the land, property and wildlife they are hunting, a minority... — Updated 10/25/2023

General season opens with mild weather, average hunter success in southwestern Montana

MISSOULA –The 2023 Montana big game general hunting season opened Saturday, Oct. 21, and hunters in the west-central part of the state found warm fall weather and a few less... — Updated 10/25/2023

Bird hunters should be aware of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds

HELENA – Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was first detected in wild birds and domestic poultry in Montana in spring 2022. While HPAI cases in wild birds did decline over... — Updated 10/18/2023


HELENA - Although most hunters respect the land, property and wildlife they are hunting, a minority do not. Yet these few bad actors lead to frustration from private landowners and... — Updated 10/18/2023

Op-Ed: Legislature cut red tape to increase housing availability

The Legislature's major zoning reforms to increase the supply of affordable housing in Montana have made a lot of news, but there was also another significant pillar of our... — Updated 10/18/2023

Community Hall board opening

The Lincoln Community Hall is now recruiting for its Board of Directors to serve the Hall during the coming year.  The seven-member Board meets every other month beginning in... — Updated 11/15/2023

Costumes and candy at Lincoln's Annual Halloween Walk

Lincoln grade school students hit the road on Halloween to make the rounds of downtown businesses in search of treats. the halloween walk gives kids a chance to trick or treat... — Updated 11/7/2023

Letter: In support of Israel

The most important global issue of the day is that of the middle east conflict. The barbaric evil of Hamas was in full display October 7th. The reports are undeniable; "The IDF... — Updated 11/15/2023

Why Does the House Speaker Matter, Anyway?

Wednesday, November 01, 2023 It would be a stretch to say that the US government came to a standstill after GOP members of the House unseated Kevin McCarthy as Speaker at the start... — Updated 11/6/2023

Op-Ed: Clarifying The Facts As I See Them On The 95 Mill Property Tax Increase

Recently opinion pieces and information sent to legislators regarding the counties decision to levy 77.9 mills instead of the State directed 95 mills has been circulating in both... — Updated 11/7/2023

Op-Ed: Make Your Voice Heard to Help Rebuild Montana's Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Systems

By Rep. Bob Keenan, DPHHS Director Charlie Brereton, Sen. John Esp   No Montana community is untouched by the mental health crisis. Suicide. Addiction. Loneliness. The struggle to... — Updated 11/7/2023

Op-Ed: A productive legislative session for hunters and landowners

Hunting season has arrived! As hunters flock to the hills in pursuit of Montana's treasured big game species, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that was done in... — Updated 10/25/2023

Op-Ed: Is a new GOP tax underfoot?

The Montana Republicans claim that they support lower taxes and they do – selectively. They support lower taxes on millionaires and big corporations. Not you. The evidence from... — Updated 10/18/2023

Obituary: Maurice "Rusty" VerHoeven

Maurice Wayne "Rusty" VerHoeven, 85, born to Pete and Anne VerHoeven on Aug. 24, 1938, passed away on Oct. 31, 2023, at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Montana. He leaves behind a... — Updated 11/7/2023

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