Hummingbirds are stunning creatures: not only for their jewel-like beauty and gravity-defying aerial acrobatics but also for their sheer fortitude. Every fall, they migrate thousands of miles to Mexico or Central America. Their wings thrum at up to 80 beats per second. When they sleep, their…

When Joan Van Duynhoven read the Boulder Monitor’s story about her termination as public health officer for Jefferson County, the county’s explanation — Van Duynhoven’s failure to approve the Northern Rodeo Association rodeo and a “misleading” statement about canceling non-conference high sc…

The creation of a general sales tax for Montana will be discussed next week when the Montana Revenue Interim Committee and the HJ 35 Tax Study Committee review a draft of that and two other tax-related bills they may recommend for consideration by the 2021 Legislature.

On Aug. 5, Virginia became the latest testing ground for the tech sector’s global push to combat the coronavirus pandemic when Gov. Ralph Northam announced the launch of Covidwise, a new smartphone app designed to notify users of potential exposure to COVID-19. In his official statement, Nor…

When the Corps of Discovery passed through Montana in 1805 Capt. Meriwether Lewis described a “new kind of white or silvery trout,”—the Arctic grayling, a member of the salmon family that depends on clean, cold-water streams. Montana is now the only place in the lower 48 states with native p…

Though Belgrade’s first representative on the board of the Central Valley Fire District says she is “still green” and has much to learn, her passion for the department’s work and welfare is rooted in her wish to be of service to the firefighters who she describes as her “heroes.”