Judge rejects massive BLM coal mining proposal in Montana, Wyoming
A federal judge in Montana has halted two large coal mining projects in Wyoming and Montana for the second time after he ruled the Bureau of Land Management has continued to disregard environmental impacts.
State library to consider new color scheme for logo
(Daily Montanan) The Montana State Library Commission agreed on Wednesday to reconsider the color scheme of its new logo after the initially proposed design drew backlash from some members last month for too closely resembling the colors of the gay pride flag...
Montana’s nursing homes disappearing at an alarming rate
In the past six months, Montana has lost approximately 10 percent of its nursing home beds throughout the state as seven nursing homes have announced they are closing because they can’t continue to sustain a loss of more than $100 per day on each resident.
‘People have lost their minds’: Tester responds to toxic burn pit legislation failing
One of those voting against the bipartisan measure was fellow Montana Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican. Daines had previously not voted on the measure on June 16.
‘Preserve Montana’ director retiring after decades of saving Treasure State History
Chere Jiusto couldn’t have imagined back when she was a high school student that a part of history and archaeological project aimed at investigating a Dutch colony in the late 1600s would lead her across the country to help preserve Montana’s past.
More outdoors groups call for Rosendale to remove his name from RETURN Act
Montana hunters, anglers and conservationists are speaking to Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale. But it’s unclear if he’s listening to them.
Residents frustrated by Montana’s new opencut mining law
A closer reading of a recently passed law shows that it substantially changed how Montana regulates sand and gravel pits, including those nearby residential areas.
CSKT make pitch to bring Big Medicine back home to bison range
Many Indigenous cultures, including the Salish and Kootenai, regarded the birth as an omen of good fortune and renewed hope, and Big Medicine was kept alive on the range for 26 years, nearly triple the age of the average bull bison.
Judge: Public info shouldn’t include paying state lawyers for internal review
A district court judge has ruled that the Montana Public Service Commission cannot charge thousands of dollars in legal review fees before releasing information to a reporter, a decision that could remove one of the state’s most common responses to public information requests.
FDA rules stop Montana pharma company from helping formula shortage
As America continues to scramble for more baby formula following a Michigan plant shutdown that hobbled the nation’s supply, a Montana manufacturer in Billings stood by, ready to ramp up production only to be stymied by federal red tape.