A Wyoming man who admitted stealing 688 pounds of explosives from a U.S. Forest Service bunker near Red Lodge in 2013 apologized at sentencing Thursday, saying he never intended to panic area residents or scare anyone.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort worked with the Bridger-Teton National Forest to add more lift service out of the base area, more restaurant seats on the mountain, and infrastructure for summer activities.
It was 17 below zero when I stepped out of the cabin at about 6 a.m. The weekend’s heavy snowfall seemed to envelop the surrounding forest in cotton batting, insulating the mountain valley from all sound except for the squeak of snow underfoot.
BUTTE — The Forest Service’s Jefferson Ranger District office in Whitehall is closing Jan. 30 because of budget cuts.
BUFFALO, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on a proposed timber sale in the Billy Creek area of the Powder River Ranger District, west of Buffalo.
The length of time visitors can occupy a single Forest Service campsite is being revised in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
MISSOULA — Neptune Aviation’s big firefighting jets are all back in Missoula for the winter, while their owners watch the mailbox for news of their flying future.
HELENA — While many people may decry litigious environmental groups and point fingers at judges that rule in the groups’ favor, it’s hard to deny that they have often prevailed in court, and the federal government has been found in violation of environmental laws.
MISSOULA — Climate change trends in the Pacific Northwest already point to where snowpack levels, fish survival and wildfire frequency are headed.
In Washington D.C., it’s often easier to make noise than progress. That’s certainly the case with HR 1526, the so-called “Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act.” The name sounds great, but the fact is this radical bill has zero chance of becoming law and thus no chance of mak…
More than two years after seeking public feedback on a new route into the Pryor Mountains, the Beartooth Ranger District is resuscitating its Powerline Road construction project.
When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging -- so the old saying goes.
HELENA — An old mine may look to many people like a scar on the landscape, but for the U.S. Forest Service, the shafts, adits and equipment are considered archaeological sites telling part of the history of the West.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction is set to begin on temporary housing for federal workers in western North Dakota.
A Wyoming man admitted Thursday to stealing more than 500 pounds of explosives that belonged to the U.S. Forest Service after finding a bunker near Red Lodge while looking for a place to camp.
RIVERTON, Wyo. — Someone flicked a cigarette butt into a tree line last weekend at Grannier Meadows, nearly sparking a major fire in Shoshone National Forest. Flames grew and started to lick at a tree before alert Forest Service workers put it out.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
JACKSON, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service has banned recreational shooting on land near trails and homes south of Jackson.
The West’s wildfire season holds the high risk of again being long, expensive, and dangerous, with an acceleration of alarming trends that include more and bigger fires, and increased dangers and costs associated with the need to defend private homes. Unfortunately, what we have tried so far…
KALISPELL — State wildlife officials have been unable to find the bear that attacked a Montana woman while she ran with her dogs last week on U.S. Forest Service land north of Columbia Falls.