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Montana Coal Council executive director calls expedited closure of Colstrip Units 1 and 2 'unfortunate'

Earlier last month, Talen Montana announced that it will permanently shut down Units 1 and 2 of its coal-fired plant in Colstrip by the end of this year.


Art in Washoe Park is one of the best shows in southwest Montana.

By the Numbers: University of Montana ranks 131st best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

University of Montana finished in a tie for 131st in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

By the Numbers: Montana is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Montana, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

Advanced closure of Colstrip Units 1 and 2 draws concern from Montana Chamber of Commerce

The decision to advance the closure of Units 1 and 2 of the Talen Montana-owned Colstrip Power Plant three years ahead of the scheduled date has drawn the Montana Chamber of Commerce’s concern.

Conrad ranks the poorest of Montana towns, study finds

Conrad was ranked the poorest town in Montana in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

Montana ranks 37th highest for state tax collections per capita

Montana finished 37th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

MONTANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Tips on winning Government Business

Hey Miles City! Check out this workshop Big Sky Economic Development is holding July 23 at Miles Community College for tips on how to win government business.

Schools in the U.S. with the most wrestlers

Here are the most popular states for college wrestling in 2016

Montana ranks 10th highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Montana finished 10th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.


Calling kids of all ages! Join us and the Mayor for Crazy Day Bike Parade! Dress you and your bike or wagon up with some fun and crazy decorations

BIGFORK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Flathead Lakers 5th Annual Poker Paddle in Bigfork

Paddle for clean water where Flathead Lake begins… in beautiful Bigfork on August 11!

Montana City ranks the richest of Montana towns, study finds

Montana City was ranked the richest town in Montana in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Analysis: Which college wrestling program grossed the most in Montana

Montana State University-Northern tops the list of highest grossing college wrestling programs in Montana in 2016

Sticker shock: Which 4-year U.S. schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?

U.S. residents enrolled at Montana face among the lowest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Montana ranks 33rd best for police officers, study finds

Montana was ranked 33rd in a study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

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