Berkeley Pit then and now

Berkeley Pit then and now

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Ethan Heggem, a 15-year-old student at Butte High School, took first place in the adult division in the 2017 Christmas Stroll Button Contest. …

Whitefish Energy Holdings says it is halting work to help restore power in Puerto Rico because the U.S. territory's government has not paid crews as part of a contract that led to accusations of overcharging and incompetence and contributed to the resignation of the power company director. The Montana-based company said in a statement late Monday that invoices for work done in October are outstanding and that it can no longer keep working.

A Nebraska commission has approved an alternative Keystone XL route through the state, removing the last regulatory hurdle to the $8 billion oil pipeline project. The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted on the long-delayed project Monday, though the decision could still be challenged in court. The project from TransCanada Corp. to build a nearly 1,200-mile pipeline has faced intense opposition from environmental groups, Native American tribes and some landowners.

DILLON — Winter work has begun at the Birch Creek Center, removing hazardous trees from 130 acres near the historic Civilian Conservation Corp…

Dick Cooper’s grandfather homesteaded atop Blue Creek in 1896, and the ranch has stayed in family hands even as the largest city in Montana — Billings — slowly expanded next door.

A federal judge has dismissed a bid by the Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls, Montana, on Wednesday rejected Justice Department arguments that the court had no authority to second-guess the permit.

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