Thursday, September 23, 2021


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Updated 2 days, 3 hours 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 t...

Updated 6 days, 3 hours 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 1 week, 2 days 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...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Economic oddity: Record job openings and many unemployed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The disconnect is jarring: Across the United States, employers who are desperate to fill jobs have posted a record-high number of job openi...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
St. Regis sawmill to close

ST. REGIS — The Idaho Forest Group plans to suspend operations indefinitely at its sawmill in St. Regis by late November, the company said Monday.

Updated 1 month ago
ARPA monies sought to bolster fiberboard plant project

Local officials have made headway towards securing money for a new wood processing facility in Libby, but stress that much work remains to be done before the...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
State explains how to comply with Montana's vaccine discrimination law

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry this week offered guidance to government agencies and private businesses on how to adhere to a new state law barring discriminating against people on the basis of vacc...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Libby gets a taste of Italy

Libby’s menu expanded when Dorio’s, an Italian restaurant with an old-school, home-style flair, made its soft opening last week.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Tribes, conservation groups sue state for ending 'bad actor' lawsuit

The Fort Belknap Indian Community and a coalition of environmental nonprofit groups said this week they plan to sue the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for failing to uphold its duties under the Metal...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Proposed RV park near Bull Lake earns preliminary approval

A planned RV park located just north of Bull Lake earned preliminary approval from the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners earlier this month.

Updated 2 months ago
Ice supply melting away as demand heats up

As extreme temperatures continue to scorch south Lincoln County, a near-unprecedented demand for ice is threatening to leave some local businesses high and dry.

Updated 2 months ago
Housing costs emerge as key to Montana's labor shortage

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's economy has largely healed from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic but is facing a labor shortage fueled partly by a lack of affordable housing, economists said Wednesday.

Updated 2 months ago
Coal production in Montana declines 23 percent in 2020, demand down

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal production in Montana fell by 23% in 2020, compared to the previous year, as demand for coal and the electricity it is used to generate declined during the pandemic.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hurdles remain in effort to bring manufacturing back to Libby

The next step in bringing a medium density fiberboard factory to Libby involves securing a line of credit for the Washington businessman local officials cour...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
As previously banned pyrotechnics prove big sellers, local vendors urge caution

Following a decades-long ban, bottle rockets, Roman candles and sky rockets are back on shelves in Montana. Given warnings that the newly legalized pyrotechn...