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 By Karen Aspevig Stevenson    Opinion    May 11, 2016

An Eastern Montana View

I attended a social gathering several years ago in the Bitterroot Valley. As the hostess stood nearby, I admired the mountains framed by the tall windows in her home. “The view out my window is the most stunning in the state!” she said....

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 23, 2016

More About Buffalo

Kudos go out to Representative Ryan Zinke for his calling out of the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management about the potential “change-of-use” permit in regards to the 3.5 million acres the APR wants for their free-ranging...

 
 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    March 23, 2016

A Rancher's Worst Nightmare

Remember the spotted owl? As I recall this bird was going extinct if we didn’t shut down the logging industry in the Pacific Northwest. It was shut down causing untold economic, social and, with the recent forest fires, ecologic damage. Did it...

 
 By Heather Swift    News    March 16, 2016

Zinke Challenges BLM, DOI on Bison

During two separate House Natural Resources Committee hearings recently, Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze admitted to Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke that they knew nothing about the...

 
 By James Walling    News    March 16, 2016

Burns Opens Up on Issues, Discusses Background

Republican Michael Burns is relatively new to Glasgow. Having grown up in Texas, the 27-year-old candidate for House District 33 migrated northward to be near his parents, who have resided here in...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 9, 2016

Knudsen Seizes Opportunity

In January, Malta's Casey James Knudsen announced he would run for Montana's 33rd House District Seat and though he has always been interested in politics, he never thought he'd be a candidate at...

 
 By Michael Burns    Opinion    February 24, 2016

Montana's Bison Burden

Montana has a rising wave of conservationists from near and far choking the interests of our state’s historical and economical foundation. Squeezing slowly, our governor, the American Prairie Reserve and Bureau of Land Management have tightened...

 
 By Sean Gerrity    Opinion    February 3, 2016

In Defense of Year-Round Grazing

I appreciate this opportunity to address some apparent confusion regarding American Prairie Reserve’s request to the Bureau of Land Management concerning a potential change-of-use on our Flat Creek BLM allotment. Specifically, we asked that bison...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    January 27, 2016

Zinke Visits Malta, Talks Bison

Over 100 Phillips County residents showed up at the Malta High School Auditorium last Wednesday in Malta to hear U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., speak, before he was asked a handful of questions, most...

 
 By Ryan Zinke    Opinion    January 27, 2016

Special Treatment for Special Interests is Not Acceptable

Montana and other Western states are blessed with some of the most expansive grasslands on earth, which are optimal for grazing cattle. East and west coast residents do not understand what it takes to care for a ranch; they do not realize the...

 
 By Rebecca Colnar    News    January 13, 2016

Farm Bureau Protests BLM Decision on Flat Creek Allotment

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has sent a letter to Vinita Shea, Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management in Malta protesting the recent decision of approval of the American Prairie Reserve’s (APR) request for change of use on the Flat C...

 
 By James Walling    News    December 30, 2015

Controversial Bison Grazing Change Approved for APR

The Bureau of Land Management issued a proposed decision on Dec. 28 approving the removal of interior fencing for the purpose of year-round bison grazing at the American Prairie Reserve's Flat Creek...

 
 By Tracy Cumber    News    December 16, 2015

Ranchers Make Sage Grouse Initiative Successful

Since 2011, Phillips and Valley County ranchers have participated in the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI). They have implemented actions both individually and together as a community to improve sage...

 
 Outdoor News    November 4, 2015

Even in Region Six, Be Bear Aware

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Bureau of Land Management would like outdoor enthusiasts to be “Bear Aware,” even in Region 6. Although bear encounters are rare in most of Region 6, there are currently some bears present in the Little Ro...

 
 By James Walling    News    October 21, 2015

A Vague Hypothesis:

It has been more than a month since the Courier first asked the American Prairie Reserve's Hilary Parker for evidence of site-specific research related to "free-roaming" bison release efforts in...

 
 Sports    October 21, 2015

New Cooperative Access Project in North Valley County

Carroll MT Properties, the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation have teamed together to improve access to over 30,000 acres of public lands and to provide new access to 9,000 acres of private lands. This...

 
 By Lih-An Yang    News    October 7, 2015

Bentonite Mine to Resume Operation After Hiatus

Mining is not a major industry in Valley County, but it has seen historical significance. Beside coal of the old days and gravel pits scattered throughout the county, bentonite is the only mineral that has brought commercial value to the county....

 
 By James Walling    News    September 2, 2015

The Last Word

The Courier contacted local rancher and Wittmayer Grazing Association president Leonard Swenson early on Sept. 1 to see how he felt about the responses provided by American Prairie Reserve representatives to questions posed in Part II of our series,...

 
 By David Pippin    Opinion    August 26, 2015

Open Letter on PRMP/FEIS

Dear Governor Bullock: I, David Pippin, a lifelong resident of Valley County (political subdivision of the State of Montanan), do here by protest the “HiLine Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS)" on...

 
 Sports    July 1, 2015

Fireworks Safety Reminders

From DNRC The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and firefighters across Montana want to help you celebrate Independence Day with wildfire safety in mind. As we draw near the Fourth of July, many of us celebrate with fami...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    News    May 6, 2015

Bison Bill Gets The Boot, APR Requests Change In Grazing

After a lot of work on a bill that passed both through the Montana Senate and House, Sen. John Brenden-R was disappointed yesterday as his bill SB 284 was vetoed. The bill would allow county...

 
 News    January 28, 2015

Road, Health Department Closings Announced

A road closure and temporary health department closure will affect area residents in the next week. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced that the Beaver Branch Road south of Glasgow will be closed starting Jan. 27, 2015. It will not...

 
 By Sierra Dawn Stoneberg-Holt    Opinion    November 12, 2014

The Depressing Bison Meeting

There have been two more state bison meetings since last I wrote. One was July 14 and 15 in Billings to propose testable alternatives for an Environmental Impact Statement, and one was Oct. 9 in Great Falls to develop those alternatives. There was a...

 
 By Stephen Larsen    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Sage Grouse Conservation In Big Sky Country

Much of rural and small town Montana depends on the economic impact of recreation and tourism. Camping, hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, guiding and other activities in 11 Western states, including Montana, brought in $623 million in direct...

 
 News    September 3, 2014

Drivers Beware Of Dangers On Secondary Roads

Bureau of Land Management offices along the Hi-Line are warning drivers to be cautious when traveling secondary roads en route to or on BLM-managed lands, due to damage caused by a recent multi-day rain event. Preliminary assessments by BLM...

 

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