Montana

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.
Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay.
Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay.
Nearly 2 billion pounds of toxic waste were dumped into western waterways in 2017, and taxpayers are left to clean up the mess.
Latest: Investigation proves wild horses were sent to slaughter
Latest: Investigation proves wild horses were sent to slaughter
Management of the West’s wild horses have proved controversial for decades and spawned rumors of maltreatment.
Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
An axed journalist accuses a billionaire of playing fowl with sportsmen's rights.
Drilling proposed in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
Drilling proposed in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
Tribes and former federal officials fight to cancel energy leases on sacred land.
Fish and Wildlife and integrity, a rental crisis, California homelessness and more.
Public-land transfer proponents may have violated lobbying laws
Public-land transfer proponents may have violated lobbying laws
Colorado puts the American Lands Council on "notice" for ethical missteps.
Can studying morality help Yellowstone's wolves and bison?
Can studying morality help Yellowstone's wolves and bison?
Sociologist Justin Farrell plumbs the spiritual depths of environmental struggle.
Sheep wars rage on in southwest Montana
Sheep wars rage on in southwest Montana
Was this the final grazing season in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest?
Where agriculture and aesthetics go hand-in-glove
Where agriculture and aesthetics go hand-in-glove
Former Seattleite and author Bryce Andrews writes and ranches in Montana.
Montana farmers start talking climate change
Montana farmers start talking climate change
The Montana Farmers Union is fighting political polarization with pragmatic discussions about how to adapt and what to expect.
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Colorado’s Animas River has gotten the most attention — but it’s hardly alone.
Dispatch from White Hope Mine dispute in Montana
Dispatch from White Hope Mine dispute in Montana
The constitutionalist group Oath Keepers is defending a mine that the Forest Service says is out of compliance.
Finding the quiet West inside
Finding the quiet West inside
A writer remembers a week spent on a cattle ranch, and an unexpected discovery.
Old mines still plague Montana's Clark Fork
Old mines still plague Montana's Clark Fork
Why one of the nation's largest Superfund river sites can't address pollution from abandoned mines.
The scrappy effort to revive a former mining town
The scrappy effort to revive a former mining town
In Butte, Montana, optimism is booming.
Grave dangers and satisfying ends
Grave dangers and satisfying ends
Review of ‘Crow Fair’ by Thomas McGuane.
Heart cracked wide open
Heart cracked wide open
Review of ‘Tom Connor’s Gift’ by David Allan Cates.
Why is Montana giving its bison specialist the boot?
Why is Montana giving its bison specialist the boot?
The state blames budget cuts as it demotes a longtime wildlife biologist.
American Indian students in Utah face harsh discipline
American Indian students in Utah face harsh discipline
Research finds they are referred to law enforcement and arrested more than any other group.
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
Photos of the communities for and against the proposed Washington port.
State bills to study federal-to-state land transfers
State bills to study federal-to-state land transfers
A rundown of the legislation in each state and a look into the motives behind them.
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