Montana

Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics
Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics
Though racist policies persist, the West has a distinctive heritage of expanding voting rights for women.
The land and a myth of mountain masculinity
The land and a myth of mountain masculinity
Joe Wilkins’ debut novel looks at male relationships, public lands, rural class and political divisions.
Trump’s trade war is draining profits for Montana wheat farmers
Trump’s trade war is draining profits for Montana wheat farmers
Today’s agricultural producers battle both environmental threats and geopolitical conflict.
Life after death in Swan Valley
Life after death in Swan Valley
The Meyers turned their 120 acres in Montana into a natural cemetery, where bodies can be buried with as few frills as possible.
I used to raise cattle for slaughter. Now I refuse to eat meat.
I used to raise cattle for slaughter. Now I refuse to eat meat.
Once a holistic rancher, Laura Jean Schneider reflects on her decision to abandon the industry.
The legacy of colonialism on public lands created the Mauna Kea conflict
The legacy of colonialism on public lands created the Mauna Kea conflict
Public lands are often the only places where Indigenous sacred landscapes still exist.
Outdoor underachievers; mission massage; photo nots
Outdoor underachievers; mission massage; photo nots
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The fallout of uncertainty in nuclear test communities
The fallout of uncertainty in nuclear test communities
For downwinders of bomb testing, plans for compensation to redress past harms makes for tricky politics.
Bankrupt bigly; coal’s demise; shoplifting job applicant
Bankrupt bigly; coal’s demise; shoplifting job applicant
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The regime of glaciers is headed to its end
The regime of glaciers is headed to its end
For 35 years, a team of scientists has studied the decline of glaciers. What does their loss mean?
Memorial Rock; osprey survivor; fooling fish
Memorial Rock; osprey survivor; fooling fish
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Potato living; safe landings; swarms at the bend
Potato living; safe landings; swarms at the bend
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Gun-safety debate reaches Montana’s Supreme Court
Gun-safety debate reaches Montana’s Supreme Court
The politically charged case could give cities the power to curb high rates of gun violence.
Interior Department’s coal reboot ignores tribes and curtails public input
Interior Department’s coal reboot ignores tribes and curtails public input
The Obama administration wanted to rethink coal leasing; now, Trump is rushing forward.
Montana’s vigilante obsession obscures the truth
Montana’s vigilante obsession obscures the truth
It’s time to face the facts about the hangmen who helped ‘settle’ Montana.
Osprey love triangle; an urban avalanche; Arizona’s ‘crisis’
Osprey love triangle; an urban avalanche; Arizona’s ‘crisis’
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Wildfire escape routes? There’s (almost) an app for that.
Wildfire escape routes? There’s (almost) an app for that.
Scientists are using crowdsourced data to help firefighters flee dangerous flames.
Designing for access in outdoor spaces doesn’t mean paving pathways
Designing for access in outdoor spaces doesn’t mean paving pathways
A reckoning with assumptions about who wants to spend time in nature.
How recreation boosts the economy
How recreation boosts the economy
From travelers to new residents, outdoor enthusiasts make an impact on the West’s bottom lines.
As grizzly bears proliferate in Montana, tourists follow
As grizzly bears proliferate in Montana, tourists follow
A small community navigates the challenges posed by enthusiastic bear-watchers.
The Blackfeet Nation is opening its own national park
The Blackfeet Nation is opening its own national park
Members of the Blackfeet Nation want tourists to understand how the story of Glacier National Park is really the story of their nation.
Country-life shooters; moose acceptance; Phil Lyman’s unpaid debt
Country-life shooters; moose acceptance; Phil Lyman’s unpaid debt
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Bigotry, ignorance and high school basketball in Montana
Bigotry, ignorance and high school basketball in Montana
Oppression of tribal nations denies our shared potential to harness the power of sport.
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