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Latest Mill Closure Threatens Northwest Montana’s Timber Traditions and its Forest Health

As wildfire risk intensifies and forest treatment and restoration becomes an apex priority for land managers and environmental stewards alike, the closure of another Montana mill doesn’t just spell trouble for the timber industry, it threatens the region’s ecological health. But the decision to close Pyramid Mountain Lumber — a staple of northwest Montana’s forest products trade for 75 years — is rooted in a complex set of problems, including the steep costs of living and a depressed demand for lumber.


Educators, Students Challenge Sex Education Law 

In an April 9 complaint, a coalition of school officials and students argued that a 2021 law requiring parental notification for lessons on sex and gender targets LGBTQ+ communities and complicates curriculum development for teachers and administrators