Wednesday May 8
Yellowstone County gives tax break to coal mine
Yellowstone County commissioners have approved tax breaks lasting up to nine years for Signal Peak Energy and its Bull Mountain coal mine south of Roundup.
Wyoming inmate appears in federal court in Montana
The Billings Gazette reports 34-year-old Duaine Weston Bowden pleaded not guilty Monday to an indictment charging him with being an unlawful drug user in possession of firearms.
PN Bakken: MT flirts with records
While Montana oil and gas lease auction prices softened in 2012, the Minerals Management division of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, or DNRC, saw an upswing in its March oil and gas lease auction.