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Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago

Hungry Horse a prime location for pumped storage hydropower

One of the most efficient ways to store energy is to pump water from one reservoir to another higher reservoir. Th…

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Letters to the editor July 2

Letters to the editor July 2

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Letters to the editor July 1

Letters to the editor July 1

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
There is a way for Montana residential property taxes to go down

The upcoming property tax year could be a little easier on homeowners and renters than last year.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Yes, build in my backyard

Gen Z is too young to remember the “Rent is Too Damn High Party” from 2005. However, they would likely appreciate the spirit of the movement.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Judicial activism or judicial restraint?

Some may consider it mere coincidence that over the past 40 years the Montana Supreme Court has struck down almost every conservative ballot measure (referenda and initiatives) that has come before it, while uphold…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Letters to the editor June 27

Letters to the editor June 27

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Housing the rich in one town, the workers in another

I live in Victor, Idaho — one of Jackson, Wyoming’s, bedroom communities. Every day, roughly 3,400 Idaho residents drive over Teton Pass to work in Jackson. Only about 11,000 of us live on this side of the pass—2,0…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Innovators think outside of the box

We have not met yet, but we will, as we are both candidates for Montana Senate District 3.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Letters to the editor June 25

Letters to the editor June 25

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Misleading rhetoric undermines nonprofit sector

As the executive director of the Montana Nonprofit Association, a membership association that supports more than 850 organization across the state, I’m dismayed by multiple recent incidents of political leaders and…

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Letters to the editor June 24

Letters to the editor June 24

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Canal siphon failures not a matter of if, but when

Along with the torrent of gushing water that flooded Babb due to catastrophic siphon eruptions on the St. Mary Canal last week will be serious economic consequ…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Letters to the editor June 23

Letters to the editor June 23

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Gianforte raised your property taxes and gave himself a tax cut

Gov. Greg Gianforte raised your property taxes. And he did it deliberately, in order to give the wealthy and corporations huge tax cuts. That’s a simple truth that our governor doesn’t want you to hear, but it’s im…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Montana energy isn’t ready for forced EVs

Last month, the Biden administration published their finalized tailpipe emissions rule, an electric vehicle (EV) mandate which will upend the daily lives of Mo…