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Yellowstone water council's draft report topic of meetings

Yellowstone water council's draft report topic of meetings

Meetings have been scheduled next week to inform the public and take comments about the Yellowstone Basin Advisory Council's draft report of recommendations for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

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DNRC, state parks seek comment on land deal

Comments are being sought on a draft environmental assessment for the purchase of permanent easements at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in Jefferson County and Thompson Falls State Park in Sanders County.

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Group gets grant for mine cleanup project

BOZEMAN — The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has given a $50,000 grant to a nonprofit group working to clean up mine sites by extracting precious metals from waste rock.

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Pine beetles likely survived recent cold snap

GREAT FALLS — Montana’s recent record-breaking cold snap probably didn’t cause widespread mortality in the state’s tree-eating mountain pine beetle population, but it may have killed beetles in localized areas, according to forest health experts.

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Billings looks to island lease to expand trail system

Billings looks to island lease to expand trail system

The city of Billings is considering leasing a 71-acre parcel of land along the Yellowstone River from the state of Montana.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Scientists develop system rating houses' ability to survive wildfire

Scientists develop system rating houses' ability to survive wildfire

MISSOULA — As winter’s snowflakes start falling on the scorched hillsides above Lolo Creek, researchers around the nation are pondering how they might prevent the kind of disaster that burned five homes there last August.

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Cooney Dam weir to be repaired

Cooney Dam weir to be repaired

Work could begin next fall to replace the weir on Cooney Dam north of Red Lodge and to install instruments to allow remote monitoring of the lake level and flows out of the reservoir.

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Gazette opinion: Policy changes needed to reduce damage from bigger wildfires

Gazette opinion: Policy changes needed to reduce damage from bigger wildfires

A wetter than normal May gave rise to hopes that the 2013 fire season will be shorter and quieter than 2012.

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Environmentalists seek more Otter Creek hearings

HELENA — Environmental groups on Monday urged the state to hold hearings on the proposed Otter Creek mine in cities where the coal would pass through and residents would be affected by increased train traffic.

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Otter Creek Mine Project meeting in Lame Deer moved to new site

A public meeting in Lame Deer on Jan. 17 to gather comments on the proposed Otter Creek Mine has been moved to a new site.

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Warmest year on record goes out with cold snap

Warmest year on record goes out with cold snap

New Year's Eve marked the 10th day in a row of below normal temperatures for Billings — an end-of-the-year freeze that bucked a trend that made 2012 its warmest, driest year in 78 years of recordkeeping.

January 01, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Citing dangerous conditions, Montana extends wildfire season indefinitely

Citing dangerous conditions, Montana extends wildfire season indefinitely

Citing lingering drought, high fire danger and continued occurrences of human-caused fires across Montana, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has extended the legal wildfire season into October.

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Crews work to get upper hand on 3,000-acre Wilson fire near Roundup

Crews work to get upper hand on 3,000-acre Wilson fire near Roundup

Jeff Gates, coordinator of Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services, said Sunday morning that state and local firefighters from around the region are working to contain the Wilson fire.

September 23, 2012 7:30 am Photos

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300-acre wildfire threatens 100 homes near Roundup

300-acre wildfire threatens 100 homes near Roundup

About 50 homes received mandatory evacuation orders Saturday afternoon after a wildfire sparked near Johnney’s Coal Road about eight miles southeast of Roundup.

September 22, 2012 3:09 pm Photos

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Firefighters halt progress of fire near Roundup

Firefighters halt progress of fire near Roundup

Update, 11:15 a.m.: Containment of the Allen fire was estimated at 20 percent Tuesday morning, and firefighters report that lines held through the night.

September 10, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Fire north of Pompeys Pillar burns more than 300 acres

Fire north of Pompeys Pillar burns more than 300 acres

Local, state and federal crews spent Sunday fighting a fire that sparked north of Pompeys Pillar.

September 02, 2012 12:57 pm Photos

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Fire crews gain on Rosebud, Delphia fires

Fire crews gain on Rosebud, Delphia fires

3:10 p.m.: Cooler weather and lighter winds helped fire crews keep the Rosebud and Delphia fires from gaining any ground Thursday.

August 30, 2012 7:04 am Photos

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Evacuations ordered south of Livingston and Roscoe

Evacuations ordered south of Livingston and Roscoe

7 A.M.: American Red Cross of Montana has opened a shelter for Pine Creek fire evacuees at the Livingston Civic Center, 229 River Drive, in Livingston. A shelter in Whitehall for evacuees from the 19-Mile fire has been set up at St. Teresa of Avila Parish, 107 E. 2nd St.

August 29, 2012 3:19 pm Photos

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Type 1 management team to command Rosebud fire effort

Type 1 management team to command Rosebud fire effort

With a Type 1 incident management team scheduled to take over command of the 800-to-1,000-acre Rosebud fire burning in the East Rosebud area later Wednesday, crews are bracing for an expected cold front that will bring quick wind shifts and gusts of up to 35 mph.

August 29, 2012 7:30 am Photos

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Type 1 management team to command Rosebud fire effort

Type 1 management team to command Rosebud fire effort

7:30 A.M.:  With a Type 1 incident management team scheduled to take over command of the 800-to-1,000-acre Rosebud fire burning in the East Rosebud area later Wednesday, crews are bracing for an expected cold front that will bring quick wind shifts and gusts of up to 35 mph.

August 28, 2012 9:50 pm Photos

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