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The West Badly Needs a Restoration Economy

Farmington, a city of 45,000 in the northwestern corner of New Mexico, has run on a fossil fuel economy for a century. It is one of the only places on the planet where a 26-kiloton nuclear device was detonated underground to free up natural gas from...

 By Jo    Opinion    February 10, 2021

Dear Jo: 2/10/2021

Dear Jo, So, have you ever looked up into the night sky at the stars and heavens and wondered if “we’re alone”? I’m here to tell you- WE ARE NOT! I’ve met someone and she or maybe he is just the person or thing for me. Do you think we can...


Montana to enter phase two of reopening

Montana will lift its 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers as the state transitions to phase two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan on June 1, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday. Lifting the...


With beef backlogged and the market in flux, Montana cattle ranchers face tough choices

The beef supply chain in the United States typically starts on a ranch like Marty Malone's, in Paradise Valley, with the birth of calves. After a summer of grazing, a cow reaches about 500 to 700 poun...


Frank Joseph Heilig

Frank Joseph Heilig 1/2/1952 – 8/13/20 I would often introduce Frank Heilig as my homeless neighbor. He was that, but he described himself with a far more colorful montage; mountain man, logger, survivalist, mechanic, ham radio operator, provider...


Sullivan: Legislature does schools, taxpayers no favors

If any of you followed the state legislature this past Spring you would have read about proposals to cut state spending and funding for our schools. They did restore millions of dollars in funding for Montana schools that were originally on the chopp... Full story


Festival entertains the crowds

On Labor Day, the small historic mining town of Mammoth rolled out its own brand of a "Rocky Mountain High" Music Festival. Nestled in the Tobacco Root Mountains, this year's festival was conceived and hosted by local residents, Dave and Marjorie Kle... Full story


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