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Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana’s wheat crop looks great, insiders say, but the sale price as harvest approaches is another story.

July 25, 2014 12:15 amLoading…
Bozeman man offers rickshaw rides downtown

Bozeman man offers rickshaw rides downtown

BOZEMAN — Pedaling down Black Street with three passengers in tow, Tony Lebaron stopped his cycle rickshaw at the intersection and waited for the light to turn green. Pedestrians strolling through the crosswalk turned to take a second look at the bright orange rickshaw and its driver.

July 20, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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National Elk Refuge aspens show improvement

JACKSON, Wyo. — Aspen trees that have been in decline on the National Elk Refuge for decades are showing some signs of bouncing back on parts of the preserve in northwest Wyoming, according to new research.

July 13, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…
State insurance commissioner sends staff to Billings for hail claim help

State insurance commissioner sends staff to Billings for hail claim help

Anticipating home insurance problems after last May’s hail storm in Billings, Montana’s state insurance commissioner is dispatching claims experts to the city this week to meet with homeowners.

July 07, 2014 3:57 pmLoading…
Cruzado, MSU officials get whirlwind tour of Eastern Montana

Cruzado, MSU officials get whirlwind tour of Eastern Montana

HUNTLEY — A gray, drizzly Thursday morning welcomed a cadre of Montana State University officials to the Southern Agricultural Research Center, where the group began the third day of an energy and agriculture tour of south central and Eastern Montana.

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Schweitzer ignites media firestorm over comments on 'gaydar,' Sen. Feinstein

Schweitzer ignites media firestorm over comments on 'gaydar,' Sen. Feinstein

HELENA — Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer set off a media and social media firestorm Wednesday night, as a magazine reported his comments about his “gaydar” going off over recently ousted U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and equating U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein with a prostitute.

June 19, 2014 1:20 pmLoading…

MSU's Mohl finishes 11th in decathlon

EUGENE, Ore. -- Montana State's Jeff Mohl wound up 11th on Thursday at the conclusion of the two-day men's decathlon at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus.

June 12, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Research analyzes effects of grazing on sage grouse

Research analyzes effects of grazing on sage grouse

BOZEMAN — Armed with butterfly nets and red Solo cups, Hayes Goosey will soon return to central Montana to capture more insects and spiders that share the range with sage grouse.

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Dino family

Dino family

This artist’s rendition shows an Oryctodromeus family. Oryctodromeus was the most common dinosaur in Idaho 98 million years ago based on the numerous bones from the Robison Bonebed.

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Hip bones

Hip bones

This is a series of hip vertebrae from Oryctodromeus found at the Robison Bonebed.

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Size comparison

Size comparison

These are the types of animals whose fossils were found at the Robison Bonebed. All except the fish-eating theropod and fish are to scale. The silhouette of a human paleontologist (center) indicates approximate scale.

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MSU student studies huge fossil bed

MSU student studies huge fossil bed

Thanks to a road project in Idaho’s Caribou-Targhee National Forest last year, paleontologists discovered dump-truck loads of rare 98 million-year-old fossils — they just have to be chipped out piles of the harder-than-concrete rock.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Montana State still searching for ag school leader

BOZEMAN — Montana State University says it is still looking for a new vice president of agriculture after a recent search failed to fill the post.

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MSU, FWP to study bighorn sheep population

BOZEMAN — Montana State University and the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks are beginning a six-year study to try to determine why the bighorn sheep population is so low in Montana.

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Waded Cruzado

Waded Cruzado

Waded Cruzado.  

May 30, 2014 1:33 pm
Skyview grad sees next step as chance to expand her life

Skyview grad sees next step as chance to expand her life

When Raegan Bunting was a sophomore at Skyview High, the moment came when she had to decide if she was going to embrace the high school experience or coast along in the background.

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MSU, FWP collaborate on bighorn sheep project

MSU, FWP collaborate on bighorn sheep project

BOZEMAN – Carson Butler and Jesse DeVoe once sat still as stones while bighorn sheep grazed within 20 feet of them for an hour. Another time, DeVoe watched a golden eagle screaming from the sky as though it planned to scare a bighorn lamb off a cliff.

May 29, 2014 5:06 pm Photos

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At 103, Billings man is oldest living grad of Montana State

At 103, Billings man is oldest living grad of Montana State

BOZEMAN — Former Bobcat athlete Bernard “Barney” Myers, 103, who was a distance runner when he attended what was Montana State College, is the first Montana State graduate to celebrate the 80th anniversary of his graduation. He was honored at MSU’s commencement earlier this month.

May 26, 2014 12:34 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Class of 2014 shows great potential for success

Gazette opinion: Class of 2014 shows great potential for success

Nearly 1,300 high school graduates will claim their diplomas today or next Sunday.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Regents OK contract for new MSUB chancellor; salary set at $198,000

Regents OK contract for new MSUB chancellor; salary set at $198,000

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved on Friday the hiring of Mark Nook, who was named earlier in May as chancellor of Montana State University Billings.

May 23, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…

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