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Missoula aims to catalog 30,000 to 50,000 urban trees

Missoula aims to catalog 30,000 to 50,000 urban trees

This summer, teams of arborists and volunteers will flit from tree to tree throughout Missoula like squirrels on an arboreal marathon.

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Elk Refuge managers monitor resident wolf pack

Elk Refuge managers monitor resident wolf pack

JACKSON — Standing in the middle of the National Elk Refuge, a small band of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees watch the approaching helicopter.

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YNP biologists struggle to maintain wolf research

YNP biologists struggle to maintain wolf research

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park has lost a record number of wolves to this year's hunting season, and that's left scientists scrambling to keep years of research alive.

February 09, 2013 4:57 pmLoading…

Geocaching can be nerdy outdoor fun for everyone

Geocaching, what began a decade ago as a niche hobby is now a wildly popular high-tech treasure hunt that combines all the fun of childhood treasure hunts with outdoor adventure, hiking and geeky whimsy. It’s fun for people of any age, teens and twentysomethings, as well as families and empt…

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Elk on national refuge fitted with GPS collars

JACKSON, Wyo. - Biologists have fitted GPS collars on another dozen elk wintering on Wyoming's National Elk Refuge to learn more about how the animals use the habitat.

April 08, 2012 4:22 pmLoading…
Biggest solar storm in years races toward Earth

Biggest solar storm in years races toward Earth

WASHINGTON — Earth's magnetic field is about to be shaken like a snow globe by the largest solar storm in five years.

March 07, 2012 4:15 pm Photos

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Nutrition News: Use technology to get the activity your body needs

Created in 2000, geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunt — perfect for kids of all ages. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates, trying to find a tiny “treasure” (such as fishing lures, small candles, colorful Band-Aids, miniature compasses, etc.) hidden there …

September 06, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…
Worldwide GPS business buys Montana mapping company

Worldwide GPS business buys Montana mapping company

They were sitting in Billings making custom topographical maps and minding their own business when a global positioning system giant out of California came courting.

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Gear junkie: Electronic gadgets cater to adventurous folks

Gear junkie: Electronic gadgets cater to adventurous folks

The annual International CES trade show, held last week in Las Vegas, is the world's largest gathering of consumer technology company geeks, and technophiles of all types. But hidden in the halls of technology are outdoor brands and dozens of gadgets that cater to an adventurous crowd. I tra…

January 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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GPS devices leave some motorists snowbound in Wyoming

RAWLINS — Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson says motorists can't always rely on their GPS devices for the best route during the winter.

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IPhone app gives Jackson skiers, boarders a lift

JACKSON — "Silence your cell phone" is not something you will hear at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort this winter.

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Gear Junkie picks his top 10 favorite items from 2010

Gear Junkie picks his top 10 favorite items from 2010

Wind, waves, rushing rivers, deep snow, vast woods, towering mountain peaks — these were but a few of the obstacles encountered on my adventures around the world in 2010. Indeed, with trips and expeditions to Nepal, Iceland, Patagonia and the Alps, the past 12 months can go on record as the …

November 25, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Tech has contract for power grid software

BUTTE — Montana Tech has been awarded a nearly $1 million contract from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council to develop engineering software to more reliably operate power grids.

October 22, 2010 10:06 pmLoading…
Program helps hunters stay on public land

Program helps hunters stay on public land

As I fought my way through 7-foot-tall sagebrush, weaving left and right to find some semblance of a path, several eyes in the sky hundreds of miles overhead let me know that I was still on public land. Yet I couldn’t see more than 10 feet in any direction.

October 21, 2010 12:10 am Photos

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Gear Junkie: Small GPS gathers wealth of information

Gear Junkie: Small GPS gathers wealth of information

The Forerunner series of athletic-minded watches from Garmin Ltd. have gained a devotion with some athletes and exercisers that may only be described as cultish. But it is with good reason: Forerunner watches are top-shelf performers and they offer functions unlike anything else on the market.

October 07, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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