The Montana Coal Board has voted to award $500,000 toward the completion of the new Yellowstone Science and Allied Health Building on the campus of Montana State University Billings.
The Coal Board, which happened to be meeting on the MSU Billings campus Thursday, voted to approve the full $500,000 requested by the school. It was the largest of nine requests totaling more than $1.4 million on the board’s agenda.
A national coalition of environmental, union, recreation and business groups — including Montanans — called on Congress Wednesday to reject the Trump administration’s proposed 31 percent cut to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as it works to approve the federal budget.
Congress has a Friday deadline to pass a funding plan to stave off a government shutdown this weekend.
The Eastern Wildlands Chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association will be showing a short film, “How We See It: A Story of Apsaalooke Landscape,” durings its annual meeting Monday night. Continue Reading →
The former prosecutor for the city of Red Lodge has filed suit against two sisters — one a City Council member and the other the coordinator of the Carbon County DUI Task Force — accusing them of conspiracy, libel, slander and working against his appointment as city attorney. Continue Reading →
Women’s marches are being organized across the state and around the world this Saturday, a year after huge crowds turned out last January on the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
State Sen. Jen Gross, D-Billings, a co-coordinator of the Montana Women’s March Billings, said last year’s Women’s March on Montana, which drew an estimated 10,000 people to Helena, was powerfully exciting. Continue Reading →
The Montana area manager for the federal Bureau of Reclamation has taken issue with a report critical of the bureau’s management of Yellowtail Dam on the Bighorn River.
As we reported last week, the Bighorn River Alliance released a report saying BuRec’s operation of the dam has greatly damaged the world-class fishery below the dam and has also been injurious to farmers, ranchers, landowners and taxpayers. Continue Reading →
The manager of the Walmart store in Bozeman has officially apologized to a black Montana State University professor who was subjected to an apparently racist insult by employees of the store. Continue Reading →
Many of us breathed a collective sigh of relief after the dust settled in Whitefish at the end of Dr. King Day last year. It’s been a year of intense upheaval, including the murder of a civil rights activist at a White Nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va. That scene could have been in Montana’s beautiful mountain town, but it wasn’t, and there are lessons that we must carry forward. Continue Reading →
This year’s 50th Annual Art Auction at the Yellowstone Art Museum will feature selections by 131 artists from across the country, including 100 artists from Montana.
But the work likely to draw the most attention will be a rare print created half a century ago by an artist from Spain. The piece, titled “Portrait d’Homme á la Fraise, Variation d’aprés El Greco,” was produced in 1962 by Pablo Picasso. Continue Reading →