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Outdoors just for kids: Some spiders are fishy

Outdoors just for kids: Some spiders are fishy

Spiders can be kind of creepy. They can rappel down on those tiny silk threads and land on your head. In the woods, I hate walking through their webs. They are so sticky.

July 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoors just for kids: Chilean devil rays are deep

Outdoors just for kids: Chilean devil rays are deep

Chilean devil rays are deeper thinkers than scientists had believed.

July 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoors just for kids: Getting a charge out of electric eels

Outdoors just for kids: Getting a charge out of electric eels

The Amazon River is very muddy, so muddy that fish that swim in its water have developed special abilities to live there.

July 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Teen sentenced for slaying on Wyoming bike path

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A teenager has been sentenced to 12 to 18 years in prison for his role in killing a man and beating a woman on a bike trail in Riverton last September.

June 26, 2014 9:20 amLoading…
Outdoors just for kids: It's tough being a sea otter's mom

Outdoors just for kids: It's tough being a sea otter's mom

Mothers are great. When you are little, they help feed you and teach you how to take care of yourself so that when you grow up, you can be independent.

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoors just for kids: Why sagebrush suck and blow

Outdoors just for kids: Why sagebrush suck and blow

When you drink a soda with a straw, do you ever blow back through the straw and make a bunch of bubbles?

June 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoors just for kids: Why octopuses don’t get stuck on themselves

Outdoors just for kids: Why octopuses don’t get stuck on themselves

Octopuses are odd-looking creatures. They are members of a class of mollusks called cephalopods, which also includes squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses.

June 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoors just for kids: Animals' summer trips are no vacation

Outdoors just for kids: Animals' summer trips are no vacation

Are you going on a summer vacation this year? Traveling can be fun, but as your parents will remind you — maybe over and over again — it’s also a lot of work. They have to plan the route they will drive, where you will camp and figure out how many meals to pack, buy the groceries and load th…

June 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoors just for kids: The perils of spring migration

Outdoors just for kids: The perils of spring migration

One day it’s drab outside, the next day there is a colorful bit of fluff and feathers in the front yard that has just accomplished an amazing feat of migration. Some of those birds, weighing just a few ounces, fly thousands of miles from the tropics to the northern forests.

May 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Outdoors just for kids: Stop and smell the flowers

Aaah! Springtime in Billings smells wonderful. That’s thanks to a variety of blooming trees and bushes. Just step outside and take a deep sniff. Then you will see what I mean.

May 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoors just for kids: Polar bears adapt to changing food sources

Outdoors just for kids: Polar bears adapt to changing food sources

Although polar bears may not slide around on the ice catching Coca-Cola bottles like you’ve seen in television commercials, the big white bruins may be a lot more adaptable to finding different foods than scientists once thought.

May 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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