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.
Other voices: the debate on wolf hunting from both sides
Other voices: the debate on wolf hunting from both sides
Perspectives on wolf hunting from conservationists and hunt proponents.
Seeking Ben Kennedy: a quest to find a mysterious Montana philanthropist
Seeking Ben Kennedy: a quest to find a mysterious Montana philanthropist
The writer goes in search of a mysterious Montana philanthropist
Trappers catch a lot more than wolves
Trappers catch a lot more than wolves
Mountain lions, eagles, bobcats, geese and domestic pets have all been accidentally caught -- and killed -- by wolf trappers.
Reviving Custer: Re-enactment and revision at the Little Bighorn
Reviving Custer: Re-enactment and revision at the Little Bighorn
A Custer impersonator confronts old and new racial tensions as he performs in a Battle of the Little Bighorn re-enactment in Montana.
Who is Denny Rehberg, really?
Who is Denny Rehberg, really?
Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg has exploited his family's long Montana history to get where he is today, but his current campaign for Democrat Jon Tester's Senate seat is raising questions about his record and that history.
West to East, and a world away
West to East, and a world away
After 20 years in the West he loves, a writer is forced to move back East.
Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river
Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river
The town of Opportunity, Mont., is weighed down by pollution from old copper mining and a modern-day river restoration project.
Stories like a bale unrolling: a review of Conjugations of the Verb To Be
Stories like a bale unrolling: a review of Conjugations of the Verb To Be
Glen Chamberlain's short stories bring to life the people of a fictional Montana town.
Where has Montana’s water gone?
Where has Montana’s water gone?
The Yellowstone River Compact may not protect Montanans who rely on the Tongue River’s water.
‘Clean and healthful environment’
‘Clean and healthful environment’
Can the Montana Constitution derail a gigantic coal mine?
Wolves: The debate is seldom rational
Wolves: The debate is seldom rational
The great Western wolf debate is as emotional as ever.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk about tough times for coal.
No backup on the Northern border
No backup on the Northern border
Sheriff Donna Matoon and her 11 overworked deputies patrol Montana's Toole County and keep an eye on the Canadian border.
Clean coal is an oxymoron
Clean coal is an oxymoron
Greg Gordon says Montana's governor, Brian Schweitzer, may sound like a populist, but he's beholden to King Coal.
Nailing down the heart of Montana
Nailing down the heart of Montana
Cathy Moser searches for the heart of Montana, once rumored to be located directly underneath Mrs. Dockery’s Lewistown kitchen sink.
Bears saved from the 'burbs
Finding room for grizzly bears through the Montana Legacy Project.
Regulating the river
Montana counties set streamside setbacks
A Montana rancher stands his ground against subdivision
An 86-year-old lifelong rancher named Vernon Gliko is donating his entire 1,800-acre Montana ranch as a conservation easement.
Heard around the West
Jim Stiles asks about perfect moments; rent-a-pet; Douglas Bruce behaves like a jerk; Forest Service meeting gets nasty in Montana.
In Montana, a festival of light
In the depths of a dark Montana winter, Rebecca Stanfel lights the Hanukah candles and rejoices in being Jewish.
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