A northwest Montana avalanche apparently triggered by a snowmobiler left him dead while a companion was able to escape, authorities said Tuesday.
Skiing has a reputation as a pricey, perhaps even snobby sport. But even if some skiers seem to have their noses raised in the air, there's no reason to pay through the nose to ski.
Authorities in North Dakota reached out Monday for the public's help in finding the body of a missing Montana teacher they believe is dead and buried in their area, offering a plea on the same day two men were in court in connection with the woman's disappearance.
Police have one person in custody and are questioning another in the death of a Montana teacher.
Two people have been detained in the death of a 43-year-old Montana schoolteacher last seen six days ago while out on a morning jog, law enforcement agencies said Friday.
Two people were killed and more than 30 others injured early Sunday when a charter bus crashed in icy conditions near Clinton, Montana, officials said.
A grizzly bear attacked and killed a hunter Friday in a remote part of northwestern Montana before being gunned down itself, authorities said.
A lone hiker, attacked by a grizzly bear in Montana's Glacier National Park, kept hiking the trail until he found help, the National Park Service said.
Federal authorities have ordered ExxonMobil to make safety improvements to a ruptured pipeline in Montana that caused 750 to 1,000 barrels of crude oil to gush into the Yellowstone River last week.
Montana's governor pushed for answers Monday as to why additional resources have not been devoted to clean up the Yellowstone River, days after hundreds of barrels of oil seeped into the rushing waters after a pipeline ruptured.
High water and a swift current has helped break up an oil spill that dumped hundreds of barrels of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River over the weekend, local officials said Sunday.
A rider in the budget bill to keep the federal government in operation has triggered fury among some wildlife groups because it would remove certain wolves from the endangered species list.
In a move that drew fire from medical marijuana advocates, federal authorities raided 26 medical marijuana dispensaries in 13 Montana cities, saying they have probable cause to believe that the businesses are involved in large-scale trafficking.
Whenever a gas price story is published on this site, astute readers write in to say that gas is in their area is much more expensive than the nationwide average.
Courtney Lowery Cowgill runs Prairie Heritage Farm, a small organic farm near Conrad, Montana, where she and her husband grow vegetables, turkeys and ancient heritage grains. She also writes a monthly column about farming for New West and the Daily Yonder.
Holiday shoppers will need to bump up their budget for one purchase this year, and they can't even put it under the tree: gasoline.
An $8.5 million stimulus spending project to rebuild a little-used Montana border station is on hold because the station could become an outpost on a one-way street.
Two people are killed and one seriously injured when a rare tornado strikes a family ranch in northeastern Montana.
Two people were killed and one was seriously injured when a rare tornado struck a family ranch in northeastern Montana, the Sheridan County coroner said Tuesday.
Apparent wreckage from what could be a small plane that disappeared in western Montana three days ago with four passengers was spotted Wednesday from the air, authorities said.
A private plane carrying four passengers that took off Sunday in western Montana is missing, said Mike Fergus of the Federal Aviation Administration.
A tornado rips through Billings, Montana, ripping the roof off a massive entertainment complex.
Before you take a road trip this summer, check out which routes could make your journey a smooth one and which ones have the potential for trouble.
Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Kevin Toohill yearned to experience the wide-open vistas of the western U.S. Today, the avid outdoorsman lives with his family in Billings, Mont., where he runs Beartooth Mapping, a firm that sells customized topographic maps and other geographic products. Its Web site, MyTopo.com, allows consumers to customize maps by choosing the location, center, area, size, print finish and numerous other specifications. The company grosses between $2 million and $3 million annually.
Millions in stimulus dollars are going to two little-used borders crossings. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
We were driving through some of the most remote country in the United States, chasing a story that seemed hard to believe.
For the first time in decades, the hunting of the gray wolf is legal again in the United States. And that's a good thing for ranchers like Cindy Siddoway of Terreton, Idaho, whose sheep are threatened every day by wolves.
Former truck driver Robert Baxter died in December, a victim of leukemia. But the legal battle over his death -- and whether he had the right, along with his doctors, to hasten it -- continues.
A northwest Montana town where asbestos contamination has killed more than 200 people will get more than $130 million in cleanup and medical assistance from the Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.
Call it the battle for Big Sky country.
Candidates blanket the battleground states while voters wait hours to cast early ballots. Brendan Gage reports.
The majestic grizzly bear, once king of the Western wilderness but threatened with extinction for a third of a century, has roared back in Montana
The summer before his red-shirt freshman season at Texas Tech in 2004, prized quarterback recruit Graham Harrell took a week-long working vacation. Already ensconced in workouts on the Tech campus, Harrell left to prepare for and play in the Oil Bowl -- the annual all-star football grudge match between Oklahoma and Texas high school seniors. "When Texas plays Oklahoma in college, half the Sooners roster is from Texas and vice versa," says Harrell. "With the summer all-star games, it's purely a state rivalry."
Some drivers would say that the United States is a crazy quilt of speed limits, with an emphasis on the "crazy."
As his Gulfstream IV roared off the Bozeman, Mont., tarmac one Sunday this past December, billionaire Tim Blixseth glanced out the window and looked down at the Yellowstone Club. The homeowners in this 13,600-acre enclave include Bill Gates, News Corp.'s Peter Chernin, and Barry Sternlicht, the founder of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The club is the world's only totally private ski and golf resort, and it is Blixseth's vision of nirvana. It is also as self-made as its founder, who grew up poor in rural Oregon and "ate Spam five days a week" when he wasn't using his father's shotgun to kill wild game for dinner. Despite this starting point, Blixseth went on to become a timber baron and smooth operator who twice persuaded President Bill Clinton and the U.S. Congress to allow him to create the club out of the Montana wilderness.
Mary Blilie had been at Big Sky Resort in Montana for just one day but had already snapped more photos of her kids than she had in a long time.
While the Bush Administration continues to drags its feet on climate change, Montana has figured out 54 economy-boosting ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
A huge avalanche at Whitefish Mountain Resort killed two backcountry skiers and searchers combed the slide area for other possible victims
With help from the NRA, nearly 50 Senators are pushing to end a two-decade-old rule forbidding people from openly carrying firearms in most national parks
In the euphoric aftermath following Carroll (Mont.) College's 17-9 win over the University of Sioux Falls last Saturday in the NAIA football championship, AP photographer John Russell snapped a photo of Carroll junior linebacker Brandon Day celebrating on mud-caked Jim Carroll Stadium in Savannah, Tenn. That image appears on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated as part of our PICTURES OF THE YEAR issue. Day, 21, tells SI.com's Richard Deitsch what it means to be a Carroll football player and what he was feeling when Russell took his photograph. Russell also gives us the story behind the picture from his perspective.
Forget gifts for under the tree, this holiday season give something that goes under the sea.
One summer, maybe 20 years ago, I was vacationing with my family, and on one particular lazy afternoon I was sitting around outside the cottage we were renting, watching some ants. They were engaged in the project of dragging the body of a beetle back to their nest or wherever they lived.
This story originally appeared in the Aug. 17, 1998 issue of Sports Illustrated.
A 35-year-old Canadian woman has given birth to rare identical quadruplets, hospital officials said.
When filmmaker Peter Rosten's midlife crisis hit, he didn't buy a Porsche or start dating a 25-year-old. Instead he moved to a small town in Montana and began teaching high school kids how to make movies.
On a Friday a few months ago 23-year-old Ashley Kroon wrote a letter to the editor of the Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle . She had been writing letters to the newspaper since high school -- over the closing of a youth center, or urging people to vote -- and she knows how to make her point. She banged this one out in 30 minutes on her lunch break.
Montana wildfire spreads
The dog days of summer bring arid conditions and heat, creating conditions ripe for wildfires in some areas. With many fires cropping up in the West, I-Reporters have been photographing the flames in their area.
(Editor's Note: This is a reprint of a story first published by SI.com in March 2007)
Because of global warming, whitebark pine trees are dying. And that is threatening the food supply of grizzly bears
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The green economy is booming, but you don't have to build a solar power station to get a piece of the action. There's literally a land rush on as renewable-energy companies look to secure locations for wind farms and solar arrays. If you move fast, you may be able to buy and flip the rights to the downtown rooftops and rural ridges that renewable-energy developers regard as prime real estate. There are two plays in this game, wind and solar, and each has its own rules.
Issue date: November 29, 1999
Montana's Republican Sen. Conrad Burns on Thursday conceded the race to Democratic state Sen. Jon Tester, a spokesman for Burns said.
More than 140 years ago, Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, uttered a famous piece of advice to an advice-seeker: "Go West, young man." Democrats seem to be heeding that advice as they look to expand their electoral base.
Four more years in the classroom should be looking pretty good to high school graduates if future salary is important to them, according to new Census data released Thursday.
"I don't want to own every ranch," Ted Turner once said. "I just want to own the ranch next door."
From the time he was a kid digging holes in his backyard, paleontologist John "Jack" Horner knew what he wanted to be when he grew up.
With the mid-term congressional elections less than four months away, U.S. Senate hopefuls in key races nationwide are keeping pace with -- and sometimes outraising -- their incumbent opponents in the all-important contest for campaign cash, according to fundraising records filed recently with the Federal Election Commission.
These are the rankings and average scores for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the GMAC Insurance driving test.
More than 1,000 inmates were added to the nation's prisons and jails each week from June 2004 to June 2005, according to a report issued Sunday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Yellowstone got the hot springs, geysers, bison, more central location and crowds. That left Glacier -- tucked into Montana's temperate, remote northwest corner and spilling into Canada -- with majestic mountains, sapphire rivers and long, valley-filling lakes. In early summer, the vivid green bases of the mountains erupt in flowers every color of the rainbow.
If you go skiing in Vail this winter, you'll find more than 100 trails of deep white powder and cozy mountainside lodges. If you go skiing in Big Sky, Mont., you'll also find more than 100 trails o...
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rumbled through southwest Montana late Monday, according to the National Earthquake Information Center Web site.
A man who worked as a painter on late-night talk show host David Letterman's Montana ranch has been charged with plotting to kidnap the entertainer's 16-month-old son and the baby's nanny, and seek a $5 million ransom.
Montana's Democratic governor thinks it "makes no sense" that the United States can import "cattle, hogs and logs" from Canada -- but not cheaper prescription drugs.
Start by skiing on Andesite. The back side is usually groomed into a perfect pack that naturally pulls long, sweeping turns out of your legs. Most runs there are blue and more than a mile long -- perfect for warming up or hiding from sour conditions on the upper mountain.
Democrat Brian Schweitzer will defeat Republican Bob Brown for the open governor's seat in Montana, becoming the first Democratic governor in that state in 20 years, CNN projects.
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Fifty-two people were injured when a deck collapsed at a Montana casino, authorities said Saturday, including four people with "life-threatening" injuries.
Big Beef was doing fine until disease felled a heifer. Will consumer anxiety cripple the industry?
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Some say you're more likely to see mountain goats than cars on the roads around Whitefish, Mont. This gateway town to magnificent Glacier National Park also abuts the longest designated wild river system in the U.S.
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BY THE SHORES of Flathead Lake, Lester Thurow -- economist, MIT professor, and ^ Montana native -- sat down and explained, in a video made a while back for the Missoula Economic Development Corp., ...
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With errors turning up in as many as one out of two credit reports, you might think it would be worth paying $19.50 or more to see what the three major credit bureaus have on you in their files. An...
LIVINGSTON, MONTANA -- It has not been an easy year for the Church Universal and Triumphant. The world didn't end last spring, as followers of the sect's charismatic leader had expected, and everyt...
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With 43 states and more than 700 cities and counties imposing income taxes on top of the federal government's take, it's more important than ever to know your total combined tax bracket. Then you c...
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Taxpayers in 35 states may get more than they expected from the revised U.S. tax code. The unbidden surprise: higher state income taxes. The biggest losers, says the National Association of State B...