Oil prices regained more ground on Wednesday, pushed higher after equity markets rebounded from an initial selloff at the start of 2019 trading.

From left to right, Ross Oveson and Brad Bauman, with Sun River Electric Cooperative present a check to Ben Rhodes and Nick Dale with the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department. The $2,400 check will be used to offer advanced training to our firefighters. The Education Fund donation comes from …

BIG HORN COUNTY, MONTANA - Clearmont, Wyo.–based Alta Vista Oil (Alta Vista), who appears to be representing Apache Oil, has a new field discovery at a remote site located in the northwestern portion of the Powder River Basin in Montana. Spotting some 2 miles north of the Wyoming border and …

AUGUSTA – As the Sun  began to set south of Augusta last week, a group began to gather in a stubble field on the Milford Colony, just north of Bowman’s Corner.

The drama of life in the American West is featured in the 2018 Real Buckaroo Calendar produced by RANGE magazine. RANGE is an award-winning national, issues-oriented publication devoted to people who live and work on the land.

The Teton Antique Steam & Gas Threshing Association (TASGA) will be hosting their annual Threshing Bee this weekend at the TASGA grounds in Choteau.

Fire behavior was once again active on the Alice Creek Fire this afternoon, September 12th. The most significant activity took place approximately ¾ mile northeast of the Elk Meadows subdivision, creating impacts to Highway 200. The highway remains open, but motorists are advised to check wi…

Warm, dry and windy conditions last night kept firefighters busy, especially in the Elk Meadows/Evergreen and Silver King Lake areas, as well as in the Telephone Gulch and Green Mountain areas where the fire continues to move downhill towards structures. Firefighters worked hotspots in these…

Last night, due to active fire behavior, the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office issued a mandatory evacuation for 11 residents located along Highway 200. While the evacuation temporarily closed Highway 200, at midnight, the Highway was re-opened. Due to active fire behavior expected t…

The fire became active around 9 a.m. today in Tom’s gulch, Alice Creek and Telephone Gulch producing a visible smoke column in the Green Mountain area. Short and long crown runs took place throughout the day, gradually pushing the fire east above the Elk Meadows/Evergreen subdivision. This m…

GATLINBURG, TN – Recently, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued an independent review of the Chimney Tops 2 Fire that burned 11,410 acres in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in November 2016 and merged with other area fires, which caused 14 deaths and millions of dollars in da…

Last week, heading out of town to a meeting about the Alice Creek Fire, I spotted these tables at the monthly Redneck Recyclin’’ shop across the street from Treasure State Seed on Highway 89 in Fairfield. I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of the unique furniture.

HELENA, MT – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced the expansion of the Montana Hay Lottery. MDA is partnering with Miles Community College to house the donated hay and help with logistics and the Montana Stockgrowers Foundation to help coordinate cash donations to be use…

The Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee (RAC), which serves Judith Basin, Meagher, Fergus and Wheatland counties, will meet on Thursday, September 14th at 6:30 p.m. in Stanford at the Judith Ranger District office (109 Central Avenue) to review proposals and recommend funding for pro…

CHEYENNE, WY - In keeping with the Administration’s goal of strengthening America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management will offer 45 parcels totaling 72,843.75 acres in the High Desert District at its December quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The BLM will hold the lease sale…

As part of President Trump’s goal to reduce the burden of Federal regulations that hinder economic growth and energy development, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced in the Federal Register a proposal to rescind the 2015 final rule on hydraulic fracturing—a rule that was neve…

The rise of electric vehicles and the quest to find solutions to energy storage for the renewables industry have created a breeding ground for tech experts to develop battery technologies.

As vote-by-mail, absentee ballots and other options that boost voter participation grow in popularity; the Postal Service’s role in our nation’s election process becomes ever more important.

GREAT FALLS – The Great Falls College MSU Weaver Library is accepting proposals for public commissioned artwork that will be on permanent display in the college’s library.

HELENA—The Montana Chamber Foundation (MCF) wrapped up its summer 2017 Economic Update series last week in Kalispell. Starting July 25, MCF traveled to seven cities, focusing on infrastructure and updating the state's economic projections.

HELENA – Producers in Montana affected by drought and fire are now eligible to participate in the first ever hay lottery. Ag Community Relief, is organizing a large-scale hay donation convoy to North Dakota to aid producers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. The first convoy of hay w…