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Forest Service turns back Holland Lake proposal, for now

In a letter to the developer, POWDR of Park City, Utah, the Forest Service stated that there were inaccuracies with its Master Development Plan. The letter has not been released to the public, but among the issues that had been pointed out by a grassroots group organized against the development, Save Holland Lake, was the…

The resignation that wasn’t

On Aug. 12, 21-year-old Billings Republican Rep. Mallerie Stromswold signed a letter withdrawing from her legislative race and forwarded it to the Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee, which, after a delay, mailed it to the Montana Secretary of State. Today she’s preparing to serve her newly elected term. What happened?

A ‘step in the right direction’ for CSCT

Over the past year, mental health professionals and public schools have expressed concern about changes to comprehensive in-school support for students in need. An item tucked into Gov. Greg Gianforte’s proposed budget could be the first step toward resolving those concerns.

Forest Service unveils Crazy Mountains land swap proposal

More than a year after the Crazy Mountain Access Project group put a land swap proposal before the Custer Gallatin National Forest, the public now has an opportunity to comment on the deal, which seeks to consolidate checkerboard land in the Crazy Mountains. If the swap is approved, the Forest Service will acquire 6,430 acres…

Blackfeet Nation challenges Montana’s ban on vaccine mandates

Montana’s vaccination discrimination law is one of the most controversial pandemic-related measures passed by Republican state lawmakers in 2021. Its rollout has created confusion within schools, health care facilities, and counties. And it has been challenged as unconstitutional by health care facilities, doctors, and nurses. A new complaint exposed a new conflict: whether the state can enforce the…


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