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 By Michael Wright    News    February 18, 2015

Talking Energy, Sage Grouse Not Easy

A chicken-sized bird has gotten energy industry advocates and conservationists, Republicans and Democrats working together to prevent it from becoming the next native Montana species listed as endangered or threatened: the sage grouse. “This...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    February 18, 2015

Knudsen's Energy Proposal

Last week Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen presented House Bill 402 to the House Appropriations Committee. Knudsen is proposing a bill that would give a little more back to the eastern Montana areas directly impacted by the gas and oil industry....

 News    February 18, 2015

Unemployment Rates Keep Falling

FOR The Courier Montana’s unemployment rate continued its decline in December, down 0.1 percentage points to 4.2 percent. The unemployment rate has decreased by over a full percentage point during 2014. The U.S. unemployment rate declined to 5.6 pe...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    January 21, 2015

All Eyes On Glendive And Pipeline Oil Spill

All eyes are on Eastern Montana as an oil spill has taken to national headlines. The Bridger Pipeline LLC running along the Yellowstone River experienced a broken pipeline that spilled oil into the river, just seven miles upstream from Glendive. The...

 By Bob Brown    Opinion    January 21, 2015

Building Montana: The Opportunity Is Here

As many as 2,000 temporary high-paying blue-collar jobs will be created in Montana if the U.S. government approves the much publicized Keystone XL pipeline. More than twice as many similar private-sector construction jobs, however, will result from...

 By Michael Wright    News    January 14, 2015

Lawmakers Get To Work In Helena

The 2015 Montana Legislature convened Jan. 5, and ceremonial and educational events welcomed the 150 lawmakers from all over the state to Helena. During the swearing-in ceremonies, the leaders of each party said they hoped the parties would work...

 Sports    December 17, 2014

Governor's Cup Catches A Big One

Gov. Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O'Leary the award of $150,000 in funding for events across – including the Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament on Fort Peck Lake....

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    November 26, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Allowed; No Takers Here Yet

It was a day for Montana's history books. While the topic is still controversial and will likely face another battle in court, U.S. District Court of Montana Judge Brian Morris ruled in favor of four same-sex couples who were suing for marriage on...

 By Steve Bullock--Montana Governor    Opinion    November 19, 2014

Gov. Bullock Outlines His Proposed Montana Budget

This was released by Gov. Bullock's office. Governor Steve Bullock released his budget proposal for the 2017 biennium. The proposal aims to build on and maintain the state’s fiscal strength, while making common sense investments that will allow...

 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    November 5, 2014

Fearbola Hits Home

It's the hot topic on every social media outlet, on the television, on radio and all over the nation's news business. Rising panic on Ebola in the United States. I learned in the last few weeks that this panic is so great, that you could lose...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    October 22, 2014

What To Do With HWY 2?

"I don't want to borrow on the highway future," Director of Montana Department of Transportation Mike Tooley said at a meeting that took place at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow on Friday. Tooley came... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Valley County Part Of Disaster Declaration

As flood waters receded in late August, Valley County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Rick Seiler started working on figuring how much damage existed. Those numbers began to rise in Valley County, along with those in nearby Musselshell,...

 News    September 24, 2014

How Low Will It Go? Jobless Rate Here 2.9%

Montana’s unemployment rate was at 4.7 percent in August, a slight increase of one-tenth of one percentage point from July. The jobless rate in Valley County, meanwhile, is now sitting just under 3 percent. At 2.9 percent, only 124 residents are...

 News    September 17, 2014

Jobless Rate Rises Slightly, Still Strong

Valley County's unemployment rate rose slightly in July and sits at 3.1 percent – with just 133 people reported as unemployed in the county. It was a similar story statewide. Montana’s unemployment rate was at 4.6 percent in July, a slight...

 News    September 10, 2014

Governor Declares State Disaster

FOR THE COURIER Gov. Steve Bullock declared a disaster for areas in central and eastern Montana after severe storms and heavy rains hit the area from August 21 through August 24. This will allow Bullock to mobilize state resources and the Montana Nat...

 News    September 10, 2014

Bullock Signs Sage Grouse Conservation Program Into Reality

FOR THE COURIER Gov. Steve Bullock was joined by representatives from natural resource industries, ranchers, wind power advocates, sportsmen, and conservationists, as he signed an executive order Tuesday establishing the Sage Grouse Habitat...

 News    July 16, 2014

McLean Visits FPCC

Lt. Gov. Angela McLean speaks Tuesday with attendees at the Main Street Montana Project meeting at Fort Peck Community College. She hosted the meeting in Poplar to discuss economic development... Full story

 News    June 25, 2014

Jobless Rate Dips Below 3% Here

Valley County’s unemployment rate in May dropped below 3 percent again, while Montana’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points over the month for a rate of 4.6 percent in May. The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent....

 By Steve Bullock--Montana Governor    Opinion    May 28, 2014

Bullock Makes Call On Bison

Gov. Bullock's office released this memo May 23 from him to Jan French of the Board of Livestock, with his directive for bison management as hazing operations begin around Yellowstone National Park, including on private property. • As provided by... Full story

 Sports    April 30, 2014

FWP To Hold Meetings To Discuss Hunting, Fishing Licenses

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a series of nine public meetings in May to review and discuss recent recommendations from an advisory council tasked with adjusting Montana’s hunting and fishing licenses and fees. The Fish & Wildlife...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    April 23, 2014

Just A Pipe Dream Now?

While the news has been heard nationwide, Glasgow heard some of it from Bud Anderson, an independent contractor with TransCanada who works for Western Energy Planning and has been working on the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Glasgow and Valley...

 News    April 23, 2014

Cornwells: Good Landowners

Gov. Steve Bullock, center, presents one of the 2014 Montana Neighbor Awards to Lee and Madylon Cornwell of Glasgow during an April 16 ceremony at the state capitol in Helena. The awards go annually... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    April 9, 2014

Battleground Montana

With the changing of voter district lines, some legislative positions have shifted and some office holders have stepped down to take other positions appointed to them. It's an active campaigning seaso...

 By Bob Brown    Opinion    March 5, 2014

Montanans Appear Not To Like Having Senators Appointed

With the departure of Senator Baucus from the Senate, Montana’s longest serving statewide elected official is Ed Smith. Never heard of him? Well, we have elected him Clerk of our Supreme Court five times. Ed served as Chief Clerk of the Montana... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    February 19, 2014

Bullock Wants FBI To Stay

Eastern Montana has seen an increase in crimes and drug activity closer to the areas that have exploded in population and jobs near the oil fields. The Federal Bureau of Investigations currently has an office located in Sidney, and there have been...


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