Montana

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.
Wintery resurrections; a coyote that cried wolf; drug bust
Wintery resurrections; a coyote that cried wolf; drug bust
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
A nation of laws cannot exist on stolen land.
Tainted Revelations: The Art of Bill Ohrmann by Joe Ashbrook Nickell
Tainted Revelations: The Art of Bill Ohrmann by Joe Ashbrook Nickell
Paintings of riotous natural beauty and horrific destruction.
Backcountry memoir
Backcountry memoir
“Yellowstone Has Teeth” by Marjane Ambler
A bear named Irene
A bear named Irene
Grizzlies make a tenuous comeback in Montana’s Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem.
Native American tourism quietly thrives
Native American tourism quietly thrives
Can tourists benefit, not just exploit, tribal communities?
Adventure travel vs. conservation
Adventure travel vs. conservation
A conversation with outdoor entrepreneur Bill Bryan.
Strange little museums and zoos enliven the region
Strange little museums and zoos enliven the region
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.
Montana escape
Montana escape
A review of 'High and Inside' by Russell Rowland
How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters
How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters
'Top-two' primary systems banish third parties from the ballot.
The great Flathead fish fiasco
The great Flathead fish fiasco
State and tribes disagree over how to tackle an exotic species' takeover of a Montana lake.
Location matters in the war on lake trout
Location matters in the war on lake trout
These fish aren’t only in low-elevation lakes.
Are Yellowstone grizzlies ready for delisting?
Are Yellowstone grizzlies ready for delisting?
A recent study of the bears’ diets has spurred a move toward ending endangered protections.
Top 10 reasons not to move to Bozeman
A bighorn sheep comes through the window, $500K left in airport change buckets, and more.
Discovery: Good ol' tallgrass was formed by good ol' bacteria
Montana tribes will be the first to own a hydroelectric dam
Montana tribes will be the first to own a hydroelectric dam
The three tribes of the Flathead Reservation may see significant economic and cultural benefits.
O pioneer: A filmmaker explores how we find home in the West
O pioneer: A filmmaker explores how we find home in the West
Los Angeles transplant Vera Brunner-Sung’s first fictional work tackles displacement, transience and belonging in Montana.
The Latest: Montana puts new limits on renewable energy contracts
The Latest: Montana puts new limits on renewable energy contracts
Small-project owners say the new restrictions will force them to compete with large-scale ones.
Kids will be kids
Kids will be kids
Photographer Rebecca Drobis looks for universal images of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
Reconciling family narrative with textbook history in Montana's Bighorn Valley
Reconciling family narrative with textbook history in Montana's Bighorn Valley
Writer Joe Wilkins searches for truth in his grandmother's stories of the past.
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Montana photographer Richard Buswell turns to abstracts and still lifes in his most recent work capturing scenes from his home state.
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