Stands of dead trees in federal forests have created tinderbox conditions for wildfires and need thinning, Gov. Greg Gianforte told President Joe Biden during a Friday morning fire briefing.
Though the bill is much smaller than what lawmakers had originally agreed to, money still remains for rural clean water projects, tribal sanitation programs and the crumbling Milk River Irrigation Project.
The White House confirmed the meeting will take place as part of the president’s discussion with the Western Governors Association about wildfire response and prevention.
Federal investigators have issued a scathing audit of a Montana nonprofit organized to end violence against Native American women and children.
All told, more than $300 million was approved Wednesday for Montana water projects by members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
More than 100,000 Montana families with children could begin receiving monthly child tax credit payments as early as Thursday under a broad plan to support all but America’s richest families.
A Wyoming rancher who was pinned by an all-terrain vehicle survived on beer and bottled water for two days.
A Bridger man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging he caused a wildland fire north of Yellowstone National Park that burned seven homes and 46 square miles of land.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared Tuesday a drought disaster in 10 additional Montana counties, bringing the number of counties in a declared disaster to 26 of Montana's 56 counties.
Huckleberry pickers found human remains near an Interstate 90 rest area in western Montana near the Idaho border that may be those of a couple missing since late 2017, Mineral County officials said Thursday.
A Montana man was reunited with his 14-week-old border collie two days after the dog disappeared following a bear attack on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.
The price of power is going up for NorthWestern Energy customers following decisions this week by the Montana Public Service Commission.
President Joe Biden announced the moves during a virtual meeting with governors from Western states and as a huge swath of the Pacific Northwest endures one of the worst heat waves in recent memory.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday that it won't allow Wyoming and Montana to sue Washington state for denying a key permit to build a coal export dock that would have sent coal to Asia.
One of Wyoming's famous bears is being hazed to keep her away from spectators along a busy highway. But that effort won't work forever, and a long-term fix has yet to be found.
With a historic drought in the U.S. West and fears of another devastating wildfire season, officials are canceling displays, passing bans on setting off fireworks or begging for caution.
Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula have all set goals to get off fossil fuel power by 2035, while NorthWestern Energy appears to be dragging its feet on its promised green energy initiatives.
The compromise announced Thursday was a topline spending amount with the details of projects still to be hammered out, but Tester was confident in some Montana priorities being covered.