09/30/2016 - 3:22pm
Montana’s history — part wonderful, part fascinating, and part problematic. This was the way of many mineral-rich states that helped build our nation.   PEGGY TRENK With no serious environmental regulation governing mining until the 1970s, early...


09/30/2016 - 3:51pm
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 • Ranger football vs. Havre, 7 p.m. • Ranger golf at State (Hamilton) • Rebel football vs. Hobson, 7 p.m. • Bruin volleyball vs. Manhattan Christian, 5 p.m.   SATURDAY, Oct. 1 • Ranger girls soccer vs. Billings Central, 3 p.m. • ...


Pictured is a black-footed ferret at the Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. (Photo by Ryan Hagerty/courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
09/30/2016 - 4:25pm
PRYOR, Mont. — The 5,000-square-mile Crow Indian Reservation south of Billings welcomed its newest residents with a cattail to represent the Platte River. The 18 black-footed ferrets were transported to the Crow Reservation on Wednesday, where...


Carlos Zamora shows a voter registration card from a pile placed on the counter of the Tierra Caliente taco truck on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Houston. (AP photo0
09/30/2016 - 4:00pm
HOUSTON — At Tacos Tierra Caliente — a food truck parked in a section of Houston where Spanish is spoken as often as English — $1.50 can buy such street taco staples as pollo (chicken), barbacoa (shredded beef) and lengua (tongue).   But next...


In this photo taken Sept. 27, 2016 in the flooded Hranicka Propast, or Hranice Abyss, in the Czech Republic Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski, left, and Bartlomiej Grynda, right, are reading images from a remotely-operated underwater robot, or ROV, that went to the record depth of 404 meters ,1,325 feet, revealing the limestone abyss to be the world's deepest flooded cave, during the 'Hranicka Propast - step beyond 400m' expedition led by Starnawski and partly funded by the National Geographic. (AP Photo/ Marcin Jamkowski)
09/30/2016 - 4:13pm
WARSAW, Poland — A team of explorers say they've discovered that a cave in the eastern Czech Republic is the world's deepest flooded fissure, going at least 404 meters (1,325 feet) deep.   Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski, who led the team...