Montana

How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
In an unlikely twist, a gun law arms opponents of Trump’s immigration policy.
The battle over Montana’s vacant House seat
The battle over Montana’s vacant House seat
A banjo-playing Democrat and a tech-industry Republican are fighting to fill Ryan Zinke’s spot.
The battle over Montana’s vacant House seat
The battle over Montana’s vacant House seat
A banjo-playing Democrat and a tech-industry Republican are fighting to fill Ryan Zinke’s spot.
Montana wilderness bill reflects compromise and care
Montana wilderness bill reflects compromise and care
The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act grew out of successful collaboration in a complicated landscape.
Montana legislature grapples with sexual violence
Montana legislature grapples with sexual violence
After a university scandal, Senate Bill 29 could change how rapes are prosecuted.
There and back again
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Abstract photos offer an unsentimental beauty.
The Yaak Valley’s ‘Dirty Shame’
The Yaak Valley’s ‘Dirty Shame’
In the infamous Montana saloon, a lesson about home in harsh places.
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Readers respond with unique encounters and uneasy revelations in the region.
Life lessons from sheep
Life lessons from sheep
It’s not all ‘follow the leader.’
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.