Missing dinosaurs
1:09 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Truck stop dino stolen in Montana

Re-enactment: One of the mysteries is how the thieves got the large dinosaur (not necessarily like this one) was carried off since it was too big to fit in the back of a pickup, a gas station spokesman said.
niznoz Flickr

MISSOULA, Mont. — The folks at Hi-Noon Petroleum in Montana have a new way to turn a dinosaur into gasoline.

They're offering a $250 gas card for information leading to the safe return of Dino, a 12-foot-long fiberglass Sinclair dinosaur that disappeared June 21 from the Crossroads Travel Center west of Missoula.

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NW arts
8:58 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Montana 'Last Best Place' slogan permanently protected

A roundup of bison in March near Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. — Sen. Max Baucus says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to permanently deny any trademark application for the well-known Montana slogan "Last Best Place."

The phrase was first popularized as the title of a 1988 anthology co-edited by writers William Kittredge and Annick Smith.

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Coal Terminal
6:10 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Montana governor presses state to okay coal shipments

The coal export terminal would utilize the former Reynolds Aluminum smelter property in Longview, WA
Tom Banse N3

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is trying to clear the way for coal exports through the Pacific Northwest. He’s worried Washington state will block a proposed Columbia River shipping terminal for Montana and Wyoming coal. Schweitzer is making a hastily scheduled trip to southwest Washington Wednesday.

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