Montana's timber counties recently lost lots of federal revenue. Local officials say public services are going to suffer as a result.
"It's very scary. We're pretty bare bones out here the way it is," said Mineral County Commissioner Duane Simons.
"What do we do? We've got a four-man road crew. Do you lay four guys off? Do you lay three guys off? We've got some real difficult choices ahead of us here."
He's talking about the loss of federal "Secure Rural Schools" funds. The program expired this fall and wasn't reauthorized by Congress.