Inside One Native Tribe's Decades-Long Fight for Recognition
Thanks to federal neglect and one Republican senator, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been denied land and essential government services.
Field Notes: Racing Horses on Montana's Crow Reservation
Crow Reservation, Montana: In Big Horn County, people watch a horse race during the 99th annual Crow Fair, one of the longest-running Native American gatherings in the United States.
Amid the Federal Government's Climate Change Skepticism, States and Counties Are Doing Their Own Climate Assessments
They're not trying to resist the Trump administration—they just need a plan for the future.
The Mysterious Long-Term Effects of Inhaling Smoke From Forest Fires
As wildfires burn longer and fiercer, doctors are trying to work out how today's smoke will affect tomorrow's health.
Kelly McCarthy’s Radical Pragmatism
State legislator Kelly McCarthy is seeking his party’s nomination to run in Montana’s upcoming special congressional election. He’s comfortable with his label as a moderate Democrat — but in a state that voted for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary, will that label cost him a promotion?
A New Breed of Ranchers Is Restoring the Landscape and Learning to Live With Predators
This Montana cattle ranch is trying to ensure its operations benefit wildlife—and yes, that means wolves, too.
An Accident Waiting to Happen: The Peril of Transporting Crude by Rail
As oil trains derail across the United States, a windswept—and vulnerable—stretch of Montana’s Glacier National Park underscores the folly of transporting crude by rail.
Is Butte the Davos of the Rockies? A Visit to the Montana Jobs Summit
Sitting squarely on the Continental Divide, the mining town of Butte routinely hosts a fair piece of the world's movers and shakers as it works to shift its gaze from one boom to another.