Search
Our archives

Major Funders:
Foundation for Community Vitality
Greater Montana Foundation
Encouraging communications on issues, trends and values of importance to Montanans.
On Top Of The Big Snowies Great House Peak
Photo courtesy of Rick and Susie Graetz
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
produced daily by Shellie Nelson
Page 2
More news from the Rockies
Community
Colorado joins 9 other states in banning ET-Plus guardrails
Problems have surfaced with Trinity Industries' ET-Plus guardrails as the rail head, a flat plate of steel that's supposed to slide along the rail on impact isn't working as intended and has sliced through vehicles, and on Thursday, Colorado joined two other states on putting moratoriums on the use of the guardrail systems, joining seven other states that include Oregon and Nevada.
New York Times; Oct. 24

Tribes
Blackfeet chiefs from Montana, Alberta meet today on energy fight
Today in Browning, Blackfoot Confederacy chiefs from Montana and Alberta will meet to discuss what to do about litigation filed by a Louisiana-based company against the federal government seeking to remove a decades' long hold put oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine region of the Lewis and Clark National Forest that holds considerable cultural and historical significance for the tribes.
Missoula Independent; Oct. 24

Economy
Out-of-work coal miners make the move from W.Va. to Wyoming
The closure of coal mines in West Virginia have put coal miners on the move, heading to Wyoming, where companies are hiring and where some miners have seen their wages increase by $10 an hour.
Chicago Tribune (Bloomberg); Oct. 24

Idaho-based Boise Cascade reports 104% increase in profits
For the quarter that ended Sept. 30, Boise Cascade Co. reported $983.3 million in sales and $32.3 million in profits, both of which are increases from the previous quarter and for the same quarter in 2013, with wood product sales seeing the highest increase.
Idaho Statesman; Oct. 24





Mountain West News is a program of the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West
at The University of Montana.
"N ational parks exist to preserve and protect our nation's natural, cultural and historic heritage for both current and future generations. Vandalism is a violation of the law, and it also damages and sometimes destroys often irreplaceable treasures that belong to all Americans."


On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux provides a preview of titles from HumanitiesMontana 15th Festival of the Book

10/1/2014

Mountain West Perspectives
Montana releases draft statewide water management plan


10/16/2014

Mountain West Voices
Hear weekly stories from the Rocky Mountain West as gathered by Clay Scott

Mountain West News is a program of the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West



at the

The University of Montana