For years, many of the wildfires in the northwestern part of the state have occurred in more rural, unpopulated areas, and rarely destroyed homes. That’s changing.
Elected officials, community advocates and medical providers in Gallatin County have arrived at another crossroads in their efforts to overhaul local mental health services: figuring out where the first-stop destination should be for people experiencing an emergency behavioral health crisis.
Bozeman is in its second year partnering with the national e-scooter company Bird. This summer, tourists, residents and local business owners have noticed an increase in the number of riders. While new designated parking areas have helped keep idle scooters off sidewalks, some residents remain concerned about how the scooters are used.
If the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan co-authored by the state Department of Environmental Quality and the Montana Department of Transportation is green-lighted, the state is set to receive $43 million to expand the supply of direct-current fast-charging stations in Montana.
Higher interest rates may be cooling off a housing market stoked to record temperatures by pandemic-era demand the last two years — but they aren’t necessarily providing relief to would-be homebuyers who’ve seen their aspirations stymied by Montana’s great housing crunch.
Four proposals for new Montana legislative districts ignite debates over fairness and minority representation
The four partisan members of the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission have introduced initial legislative map proposals, commencing debates about competitiveness and minority representation that will in part determine the complexion of the Legislature for the next 10 years.
Over the past year and a half, Attorney General Austin Knudsen and Superintendent Elsie Arntzen have found common ground on some of education’s most heated issues, from critical race theory to federal protections for transgender people.
Montana Democratic platform reaffirms support for abortion access, state Constitution and public lands
Montana Democrats met in their historical stronghold of Butte this weekend for the party’s 2022 platform convention, reaffirming support for positions core to the party’s identity following a year of Republican control of the state that’s seen a rapid advancement of conservative policies emerging from Helena.
The Bureau of Land Management approved American Prairie Reserve’s application for grazing leases on 63,000 acres of BLM-administered land in Phillips County on July 28. The application became a lightning rod for opinions about both bison and APR, which aims to conserve prairie species by acquiring large private parcels and connecting them with tracts of…