Montana

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.
Montanans sightsee at a political circus
Montanans sightsee at a political circus
President Donald Trump’s spectacle draws a crowd, for now.
Suicide and loss: A mother reflects on her son’s death
Suicide and loss: A mother reflects on her son’s death
In 2016, when Jack Pierre ended his life, Montana’s suicide rate led the nation.
Neighbors on call to help care for one another
Neighbors on call to help care for one another
Community health programs are thriving in Haiti, Montana and the Navajo Nation.
We are not Pocahontas
We are not Pocahontas
When Indians — especially Indian women — are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.
Montana lacks money to treat its most vulnerable residents
Montana lacks money to treat its most vulnerable residents
Patients with developmental disabilities and mental illness fall through the state’s health care gaps.
A curriculum to help students build healthy relationships
A curriculum to help students build healthy relationships
In Montana, middle-schoolers are learning the importance of resiliency and support.
Montana teens organize to prevent suicides
Montana teens organize to prevent suicides
‘Students have decided that to make change, we need to be the change.’
You know CPR — what about mental health first aid?
You know CPR — what about mental health first aid?
Training peers to recognize risks and warning signs can help prevent suicide.
‘Recovery is possible — and we’re examples of it’
‘Recovery is possible — and we’re examples of it’
Peer support from the recently recovered helps those in active addiction.
Montana is losing essential mental health services
Montana is losing essential mental health services
As the state’s mental health system faces an uncertain future, experts encourage crisis prevention.
Signs of climate change surround Montana fishermen
Signs of climate change surround Montana fishermen
On the Big Hole River, livelihoods depend on healthy fish, but climate doubts abound.
Latest: Wolverines found in unexpected corners
Latest: Wolverines found in unexpected corners
Scientists recently discovered the species in Wyoming’s Wind Rivers and Washington’s South Cascades.
Why we tell stories of the missing and murdered
Why we tell stories of the missing and murdered
A crisis continues across Indian Country, highlighted by a forthcoming documentary.
Can Montana Sen. Jon Tester survive Trump’s attacks?
Can Montana Sen. Jon Tester survive Trump’s attacks?
Dust-ups with the president test an increasingly red state’s middle-ground politician.
Montana’s only congressman sells public lands short
Montana’s only congressman sells public lands short
Recreation-based businesses like canoe guiding rely on continued protection for national monuments.
Did Fort Collins grow too big too fast?
Did Fort Collins grow too big too fast?
The Colorado city’s unwieldy expansion offers a cautionary tale for similar Western locales.
Beware the privatization of your town’s water
Beware the privatization of your town’s water
People often assume private providers will be cheaper and more efficient; often the opposite is true.
Judge: Agency cherrypicked science for bison management
Judge: Agency cherrypicked science for bison management
Amid protests, Fish & Wildlife has been ordered to reexamine protections for the iconic Yellowstone beast.
Latest: Wyoming to pay up over water dispute
Latest: Wyoming to pay up over water dispute
A decade-old case on the Tongue River is resolved.
Latest: Berkeley Pit cleanup ahead of schedule
Latest: Berkeley Pit cleanup ahead of schedule
The EPA will begin treating the pit’s toxic water five years earlier than planned.
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