Montana

Life after death in Swan Valley
Life after death in Swan Valley
The Meyers turned their 120 acres in Montana into a natural cemetery, where bodies can be buried with as few frills as possible.
I used to raise cattle for slaughter. Now I refuse to eat meat.
I used to raise cattle for slaughter. Now I refuse to eat meat.
Once a holistic rancher, Laura Jean Schneider reflects on her decision to abandon the industry.
The legacy of colonialism on public lands created the Mauna Kea conflict
The legacy of colonialism on public lands created the Mauna Kea conflict
Public lands are often the only places where Indigenous sacred landscapes still exist.
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.
A way out of Bozeman’s shadow
A way out of Bozeman’s shadow
Belgrade, Montana, is growing just enough to assert an identity separate of its adjacent city.
A new structure for the Interior Department takes shape
A new structure for the Interior Department takes shape
A massive shake-up would shed senior staffers and state boundaries. Could it work?
A town clings to its small-town identity under pressure
A town clings to its small-town identity under pressure
Manhattan, Montana, has become a bedroom community with full schools but few businesses.
Art and education fuel young public lands advocates
Art and education fuel young public lands advocates
At University of Montana, students foster a conservation vision for the future.
A Montana bill takes aim at wilderness study areas
A Montana bill takes aim at wilderness study areas
Sen. Steve Daines wants to slash protections for some of the state’s wildest land.
The power of fossil fuels is fading
The power of fossil fuels is fading
Will Western states react in time to save local economies?
Montana’s first black mayor is here to listen
Montana’s first black mayor is here to listen
How might the toxic tenor of national politics change if more of us practiced forbearance and gratitude?
When Copper Kings leave, what happens to the slag?
When Copper Kings leave, what happens to the slag?
To jolt its economy, a town explores the many uses of the byproduct of its smelting history.
Libby, Montana, tries to shake its ‘Superfund stigma’
Libby, Montana, tries to shake its ‘Superfund stigma’
Rebranding could help the town distance itself from past asbestos pollution.
Want to revitalize a depressed economy? The EPA can help.
Want to revitalize a depressed economy? The EPA can help.
A Montana town is using an obscure program to help clean up contaminated areas.
Rural areas short on workers turn to overseas professionals
Rural areas short on workers turn to overseas professionals
Montana has a shortage of nurses, teachers and other workers.
Social services give rural families a safety net
Social services give rural families a safety net
Issues of affordable housing and transportation impede rural families from getting out of poverty.
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