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You will not discover much about John N. Maclean in his new and graceful and compelling book, “Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River” (Custom House) and that was his intention. “There is some of me in there, of course,” he told me on the telephone from his home in Washington D.C. “But I do not consider this a memoir.” But it is filled with memories. Maclean and his family lived to two ...

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PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming as a dome of high pressure hovered over a large swath of the region, pushing temperatures into the triple digits this week and intensifying the risk for wildfires amid a long-running drought.

"Bitterroot Lake" by Alicia Beckman; Crooked Lane (336 pages, $27.99) ——— Alicia Beckman, who writes two charming, award-winning cozy series, takes a decidedly harder edge in the highly entertaining “Bitterroot Lake,” mixing mystery with touches of the paranormal. Grief-stricken over her husband’s recent death, Sarah McCaskill Cater agrees to return to her hometown of Deer Park, Montana, at ...

Not so long ago, probably on one of those dark-gray nights when the rain sounds like a persistent solicitor tap-tap-tapping at your door, a reader emailed me with a question: Could I recommend a good, noirish mystery novel set in the Pacific Northwest? Knowing that the reading power of a crowd is far better than that of an individual (and also being very good at dodging hard questions, like a ...

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Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana entered the race against Sen. Steve Daines five months ago, and he already had more in his campaign account than Daines — $7.6 million to the incumbent’s $7.1 million — as of June 30. Bullock remains popular and visible as he leads the Treasure State’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, though the increase in cases statewide, along with economic tumult, could factor into voters’ consideration come November.

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