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Nesting instincts: Osprey chicks examined as part of research program

Nesting instincts: Osprey chicks examined as part of research program

Unamused, the osprey mama circled and squawked and even dove at researchers Monday morning as they carefully lifted her two chicks from their nest south of Laurel.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Achievements noted for RMC faculty

The following Rocky Mountain College faculty received a promotion or tenure in the past year. Toby Anderson, physics, received a promotion to professor. Jen Bratz, music, received a promotion to associate professor and was granted tenure. Mark Damico, assistant professor of elementary educat…

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River cleanup effort generates all kinds of refuse

River cleanup effort generates all kinds of refuse

It’s amazing what people find in the Yellowstone River.

September 14, 2013 9:53 am Photos

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Osprey chicks banded to advance river study

Osprey chicks banded to advance river study

Volunteers will be on a first-name basis with young osprey born along the Yellowstone River as leg bands are attached as part of a larger monitoring project.

July 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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High winds topple 20-year-old osprey nest south of Laurel

High winds topple 20-year-old osprey nest south of Laurel

After withstanding the elements for as long as 20 years, high winds blew an osprey nest off a power pole on Highway 310 about eight miles south Laurel on Monday.

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Ostovar to discuss Pryor BioBlitz at Wilderness Association meeting

Rocky Mountain College professor Kayhan Ostovar will discuss the Pryor Mountains BioBlitz completed last summer during the annual meeting of the Eastern Wildlands Chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association annual meeting, at Pictograph Caves State Park at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Injured osprey heals and flies free

Injured osprey heals and flies free

An injured osprey that spent the last few weeks in rehab flew out of captivity Sunday along the Yellowstone River at Coulson Park.

September 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Cleaning up the Yellowstone River

Cleaning up the Yellowstone River

The 6th annual Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society River Cleanup had volunteers picking up trash as they boated and walked parts of the Yellowstone River in Billings.

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Town and Gown tonight focuses on Arctic animals

Rocky Mountain College professor Kayhan Ostovar is the speaker for Town and Gown at Rocky's Prescott Hall tonight.

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Osprey chicks studied for mercury

Osprey chicks studied for mercury

Two osprey chicks, panting heavily in the heat, nestled in a cardboard box waiting to contribute to science and the future of their species.

July 25, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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BioBlitz finds 710 species in Pryors

BioBlitz finds 710 species in Pryors

The Pryor Mountains may look like a desert, unwelcome to all but a few hearty forms of life.

July 14, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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BioBlitz will hit Pryors this week

Researchers and citizen scientists will see how many species can be identified during a BioBlitz in the Pryor Mountains July 6-8.

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Public invited to join in trip to Tanzania in 2013; deadline is Aug. 1

The public is invited to join a Rocky Mountain College trip to Tanzania, Africa, on July 30, 2013.

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Fish study inaugurates new scientific collaboration

Fish study inaugurates new scientific collaboration

Sinking deeper and deeper into the Pryor Creek mud, Mike Schilz and Zach Farrand hauled in a long fish trap from the murky water.

May 19, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Arctic adventure: Rocky students trek to Manitoba for firsthand view of climate change

Arctic adventure: Rocky students trek to Manitoba for firsthand view of climate change

Although the temperature hovered around freezing with gusts up to 65 mph, there was no snow, no sea ice and the boggy tundra remained unfrozen, an instructional introduction for a contingent of Rocky Mountain College students who had trekked north to see the effects of a warming climate on …

November 24, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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River a little cleaner after volunteers finish their work

River a little cleaner after volunteers finish their work

Fourteen volunteers hopped into seven boats Saturday to do some cleaning along the Yellowstone River.

September 17, 2011 7:11 pm Photos

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Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society River Cleanup

Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society River Cleanup

Kayhan Ostovar, environmental science teacher at Rocky Mountain College, explains the annual Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society River Cleanup.

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Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society river cleanup

Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society river cleanup

Volunteers launch their watercraft from the Duck Creek fishing access to begin the annual cleanup of the Yellowstone River.

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Yellowstone River clean-up

Yellowstone River clean-up

Kayhan Ostovar, left, and Luke Ward, both environmental science professors at Rocky Mountain College, haul garbage they collected along the banks of the Yellowstone River Saturday morning. The two were part of a seven-boat group participating in the annual Yellowstone River cleanup, sponsore…

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Volunteers sought for annual Yellowstone River cleanup

Volunteers and boats are needed to help with this year's cleanup of the Yellowstone River on Sept. 17.

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