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New Areas Of Basin Creek Reservoir Now Open To The Public

After decades of off-limits status, parts of Basin Creek Reservoir south of Butte will soon be open to the public for fishing hiking biking and picnicking. The reservoir is Butte’s most valuable source of drinking water and the county invested $30 million in a state-of-the-art plant to treat its water and that paved the way for public access s...

Study Outlines Montana Visitation And Spending Drop In 2020

A new study from the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research reveals just how much Montana visitor spending suffered in 2020. Interim Director Jeremy Sage notes the pandemic threw off what was an upward trend in the Treasure State.

Montana Tribes Receive Part Of Major Settlement Concerning Lands

In the settlement reached Thursday, the Little Shell Tribe and the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Montana along with the Turtle Mountain Tribe of North Dakota and the White Earth Tribe of Minnesota will share a $59 million settlement with the U.S. government. It is the result of a lawsuit over a series of claims dating back to land deals from the late...