Montana

Montana’s game managers try to outsmart elk
Montana’s game managers try to outsmart elk
Could unpredictable seasons trick elk into staying on hunting grounds?
The heartache of Montana’s solitude
The heartache of Montana’s solitude
Two new fiction works from Big Sky Country crave human connectivity.
How many Westerners does the Affordable Care Act cover?
How many Westerners does the Affordable Care Act cover?
As Republicans push Obamacare repeal, Montana stands to lose the most.
Interior cancels oil and gas leases in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
Interior cancels oil and gas leases in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
The Blackfeet Tribe fought for this decision for more than 30 years.
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Who is Ryan Zinke, really?
Who is Ryan Zinke, really?
Trump’s Interior secretary pick set high standards for himself, but his lofty promises to rural voters are a problem.
Latest: Snow geese die in a toxic lake in Montana
Latest: Snow geese die in a toxic lake in Montana
Thousands of the birds died during a winter storm.
Trump’s Interior pick confounds conservationists
Trump’s Interior pick confounds conservationists
Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke evokes Roosevelt, but his record has veered away from environmental protection.
Latest: Invasive zebra mussels have reached Montana
Latest: Invasive zebra mussels have reached Montana
Their arrival could have drastic economic effects.
‘May the flock be with you’
‘May the flock be with you’
History repeats itself on the poisonous waters of the Berkeley Pit.
What Trump’s Interior Secretary pick could mean for tribes
What Trump’s Interior Secretary pick could mean for tribes
Rep. Ryan Zinke has long listened to Montana tribes, but environmentalists say he tilts in favor of extractive industry.
How to keep independent bookstores alive
How to keep independent bookstores alive
We need bookstores that answer only to their communities.
How I escaped post-election blues
How I escaped post-election blues
Elk hunting offers a necessary distraction.
The other land transfer effort
The other land transfer effort
After more than a century, some Western states receive school trust lands.
Armed and amorous, women’s pay and rogue bears
Armed and amorous, women’s pay and rogue bears
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Election roundup: What happened in the West
Election roundup: What happened in the West
A rundown of the West’s political shifts and ballot measures.
Victor and the Fish
Victor and the Fish
A new short story imagines a grim future for western Montana.
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
For the climate-interested voter, these are the Western races to watch on Tuesday.
Will a dam save the pallid sturgeon, or doom it?
Will a dam save the pallid sturgeon, or doom it?
On the Yellowstone River, farmers and conservationists clash over controversial infrastructure.
Will a twice-burned county change its ways?
Will a twice-burned county change its ways?
Don’t count on wildfires to alter how counties plan development in fire-prone zones.
Getting over the ‘taboo’ in a gun-rights conversation
Getting over the ‘taboo’ in a gun-rights conversation
In Montana, the gap between gun rights supporters and opponents begins to shrink.
From bears to berries
From bears to berries
A wildlife biologist turns her sights on climate science and the elusive huckleberry.
Geologic vandalism, the return of the Blob and Glacier’s top dog
Geologic vandalism, the return of the Blob and Glacier’s top dog
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.