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Who'll pay, and how much, for Montana's coming budget cuts 

*red indicates projected budget levels currently proposed under House Bill 2

Source: Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and Montana Legislative Fiscal Division

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  • Lou’s Pies at Black Cat Bake Shop
  • Pie in the Big Sky
  • Lou’s Pies at Black Cat Bake Shop
  • photo by Alex Sakariassen
  • Nov 19, 2015
  • Nancy Martin at Windmill Village Bakery
  • Pie in the Big Sky
  • Nancy Martin at Windmill Village Bakery
  • photo by Cathrine L. Walters
  • Nov 19, 2015
  • Manager Trisha Turner serves beer to patrons inside Bandit Brewing’s taproom in Darby. At 400 square feet, the tasting area is one of the smallest in Montana, though it’s become a popular spot for residents and travelers since opening in November 2014.
  • Brew coup
  • Manager Trisha Turner serves beer to patrons inside...
  • photo by Derek Brouwer
  • Nov 12, 2015
  • Manager Trisha Turner serves beer to patrons inside Bandit Brewing’s taproom in Darby. At 400 square feet, the tasting area is one of the smallest in Montana, though it’s become a popular spot for residents and travelers since opening in November 2014.
  • Brew coup
  • Manager Trisha Turner serves beer to patrons inside...
  • Photo by Derek Brouwer
  • Nov 12, 2015
  • Darby artist Michael Miller watches as the 20-foot tall wooden bull sculpture he created burns on Nov. 6 to dedicate another sculpture he created for the Darby rodeo ground. The event drew a couple hundred local residents.
  • Brew coup
  • Darby artist Michael Miller watches as the 20-foot...
  • Photo by Derek Brouwer
  • Nov 12, 2015
  • Montanans for Healthy Rivers is developing a citizens’ initiative that would protect parts of Rock Creek, as well as sections of the Blackfoot River, above.
  • Testing the waters
  • Montanans for Healthy Rivers is developing a citizens’...
  • photo by Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 28, 2015
  • A citizens’ initiative currently proposes protecting 8 miles of the Upper Swan River, above, and nearly 50 other streams. Federal land agencies have already listed many of the sections as eligible for wild and scenic designation, but nothing has happened because of lack of political pressure.
  • Testing the waters
  • A citizens’ initiative currently proposes protecting 8 miles...
  • photo courtesy of Kjell Olsen
  • May 28, 2015
  • Anglers are among the biggest proponents of wild and scenic designations, but they admit it takes some convincing. “Like everyone else, I thought it was like protecting a wilderness area,” says John Sullivan of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. “People didn’t flinch at the number of river miles—it was more about how it might affect them. But it doesn’t keep landowners from using the water.”
  • Testing the waters
  • Anglers are among the biggest proponents of wild...
  • photo by Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 28, 2015
  • Steve Speckart, treasurer of the Rock Creek Preservation Association, says some land owners may be initially skeptical of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, but should eventually come around. “People can see the risks and they love the river,” he says.
  • Testing the waters
  • Steve Speckart, treasurer of the Rock Creek Preservation...
  • photo by Laura Lundquist
  • May 28, 2015
  • Sam Wustner of Wustner Brothers Honey says bee health is tied to several factors, including pesticide use and weed control.
  • Buzz kill
  • Sam Wustner of Wustner Brothers Honey says bee...
  • photo by Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 27, 2015
  • Sagebrush grassland is fragmented by barbed wire fencing in the foreground and sod busting in the background. Habitat fragmentation is a singular threat to the greater sage grouse.
  • Bird in a bind
  • Sagebrush grassland is fragmented by barbed wire fencing...
  • Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 21, 2015
  • The greater sage grouse is an indicator of the health of the sagebrush grassland ecosystem. The bird needs sagebrush and forbs for both food and shelter.
  • Bird in a bind
  • The greater sage grouse is an indicator of...
  • Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 21, 2015
  • Bird in a bind
  • Photo courtesy Jeremy R. Roberts, Conservation Media
  • May 21, 2015
  • Multiple reports of rattlesnakes on Mount Jumbo prompted officials recently search the area for confirmation.
  • Snakes in the grass
  • Multiple reports of rattlesnakes on Mount Jumbo prompted...
  • photo courtesy of JN Stuart
  • May 21, 2015

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