Tuesday, December 07, 2021


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Updated 1 week ago

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday recommended an overhaul of the nation's oil and gas leasing...

Updated 14 hours, 45 minutes ago
Helium prospecting picking up in north-central Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Helium prospecting is picking up in north-central Montana with Canadian companies expanding south after years of development in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Updated 4 days, 14 hours ago
Whitefish pulls back on regs for marijuana retail stores

Deciding it wanted to further restrict where marijuana retail stores can operate and how they receive approval, the Whitefish City Council recently pulled an item off its agenda regarding zoning regulations for m...

Updated 1 week ago
Value of livestock killed by predators to exceed funding

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The value of livestock killed by predators such as grizzly bears and wolves is expected to exceed the budget for compensating ranchers for such losses this year, the Montana Livestock Loss ...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from America's strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs,...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Blacktail Ski Area sold to Washington resort company

Washington-based Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort on Thursday announced it has purchased Blacktail Mountain Ski Area in Lakeside.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
U.S. jobless claims drop seventh straight week to 268,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low of 268,000.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Where there's a mill, there's a way

When Josh Byers moved his family to Troy earlier this year, he didn’t expect that running a backyard sawmill would be in the cards.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Ford to require COVID vaccines for 'most' US salaried employees

Ford Motor Co. will require most U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 or be put on unpaid leave, a move likely to affect return-to-work policies at other employers.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Columbia Falls becomes 11th Montana area with a resort tax

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Columbia Falls in northwestern Montana is the 11th Montana community to enact a resort tax.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Lincoln Theatre a coming attraction in Troy

Following a roughly six-year hiatus, Lincoln Theatre is scheduled to reopen next month, bringing the old school, big-screen experience back to Troy.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Scott proposes residential development near Libby golf course

Lincoln County commissioners approved a preliminary plat agreement for a roughly 70-acre subdivision south of the Cabinet View Golf Club proposed by Libby dentist and cross-country ski enthusiast Ben Scott on Oct...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Job market disconnect raises concerns over economic recovery

The gulf between record job openings and a lack of people taking those jobs is forcing Wall Street to reassess the pace of the economic recovery.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Groups push to resume enforcement in Montana mining dispute

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed notice they plan to sue Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration after it dropped a legal claim against a mining executive over decades of pollution from several...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Zoning changed for land near golf course

Land near Cabinet View Golf Course received new zoning last week after earning Libby City Council overwhelming approval ahead of a proposed residential devel...