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Montana's Elk Hunting Traditions Worth Preserving

Dear Editor, For decades Montana has been the envy of hunters who pursue elk. Our state has healthy elk herds because of our incredible habitat on public and private lands. We enjoy the longest...


Free Roaming Bison

Dear Editor, There has recently been a lot of press about bison being designated a free roaming animal in Montana. As a retired cattle rancher, I would like to raise a few thoughts that have not been...


Re-creation or Wreckreation?

Dear Editor, Many wilderness advocates, scientists, and public land managers have long recognized the threat that excessive recreational use poses for Wilderness. Howard Zahniser, the Wilderness...


Keystone XL Pipeline Construction to Begin

TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) is putting the past year’s legal battles behind them and is moving ahead with plans to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. On Jan. 21, Terry Cunha, a spokesman for TC Energy, told the Williston Herald that the...


BLM Planning to Revamp Grazing Rules

The Bureau of Land Management filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) on Jan. 21 to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) with the intent of overhauling grazing regulations on public lands. The NOI filed with the federal registry established the...


A Jubilant Convocation

A convocation (also called a jubilee or a tower) of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) has settled in at Fort Peck Dam over the past few weeks. The birds, which number in the tens to hundreds, are...


Federal Land Grazers Are Losing Their Vested Water Rights

Dear Editor, Ranchers running livestock on federally managed lands are facing a major taking of which few appear to be aware. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed thousands of water rights...


Individuals Make Voices Heard During Only Public Meeting on Keystone's SEIS

As court cases continue to be heard and moved through the judicial system regarding the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a public meeting, hosted by the U.S. Department of State, was held at the Billings Convention Center on Oct. 29. The...

 By Mark Good    Calendar    May 15, 2019

Wilderness Walks to Stop in V.C.

The Montana Wilderness Association Island Range Chapter is excited to announce the 2019 season of Wilderness Walks. This year, participants will be able to choose from 123 walks spanning the state... Full story


Ann Patterson Bishop:

The Wheatgrass Arts & Gallery (WAG) is expanding its horizons, its artist horizons, that is. A longtime friend of WAG owner Mary Fahlgren, Ann Patterson Bishop has agreed to show her extensively...


Legislature Gears Up After Transmittal Break

This week marked the first full week of committee hearings after the transmittal break. For the remainder of the legislative session the brunt of our work will focus on making sure bills we support continue to make it through the process. The excepti...


Does DNRC Co-Own Your Water Right?

Saturday, March 2, marked the official transmittal deadline and halfway point of the 66th Montana Legislature. While most farmers and ranchers across the state are busy digging out of the recent snow accumulation, legislators in Helena have been...


Clarence Tieszen

Clarence Tieszen passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the age of 96, in the home of his nephew, Eldon Toews, where he had lived since 2010 after moving from his orchard farm in eastern Washington... Full story


Shutdown Impacted Local Agencies

After 35 days of being furloughed workers, members of the community who serve the public in government-funded agencies such as the National Weather Service, FBI, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Farm...


Partial Government Shutdown Makes History

The partial government shutdown is now officially the longest government shutdown in history, currently on day 24 as of press time, breaking the previous shutdown record of 21 days, which occurred at the end of 1995 through the beginning of 1996...


Upcoming Events in the Area

The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be open Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. They will be closed for the month of January. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. THURSDAY – DEC. 6 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Hinsdale First... Full story


Rosendale Out of Touch with Eastern Montana

Dear Editor, Matt Rosendale has lived in eastern Montana for nearly two decades but over that time he still remains out of touch with eastern Montanans. During Rosendale’s 2014 campaign for the House of Representatives, he called for the transfer...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 23, 2018

Zinke Talks DOI Restructure and Infrastructure with Locals

In an exclusive meeting with local farmers, ranchers and community leaders Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke talked about issues ranging from the restructuring of the Department of the Interior,...

 By Dennis Linghor    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Supporting APR

Dear Editor, I was a range management specialist for the Malta Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office for over thirty years. After retiring in 2007, I was hired by the American Prairie Reserve (APR). As such, I’ve had considerable...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 16, 2018

Strong Show of Support for Law Enforcement Torch Run, Special Olympics Athletes

Local law enforcement officials, fire department crews and emergency medical technicians, along with area Special Olympic athletes, proudly carried the State Special Olympics Torch through Glasgow... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 9, 2018

Oil Well Rupture Spills 600 Barrels of Crude, 90K Barrels of Brine

On the morning of April 27, a farmer surveying cattle from the air discovered an oil spill approximately five miles west of the Frazer/Richland Road and East Grains Road Junction. The farmer reported... Full story

 By Chris Merker    Opinion    May 9, 2018

BLM Should Analyze Public Benefits of APR Proposal

Dear Editor, The Bureau of Land Management is currently looking to analyze a proposal from the American Prairie Reserve (APR). The agency has asked for a list of substantive issues to consider as part of their analysis of impacts of the Reserve’s...

 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    May 9, 2018

The BLM's Bias is Showing

I was very disturbed by the interview editor Etherington had with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) District Manager Mark Albers as reported in the April 25, 2018 Glasgow Courier. Mr. Albers, “clarified that nothing in the scoping period would...

 News    May 2, 2018

90,600 Barrels of Contaminant Spilled From Oil Well

A "substantial" oil spill occurred approximately 5 miles west of the Frazer/Richland Road, Lustre Grain East Road Junction. According to tribal sources, the spill was reported to the Tribes' Office... Full story


BLM District Manager Answers Questions on APR Request

The Bureau of Land Management North Central Montana District Manager Mark Albers, spoke to the Courier about American Prairie’s grazing. As has been reported in previous editions, the American Prairie Foundation Inc. is attempting to remove... Full story


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