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Guest opinion: As fire season approaches, let’s create ‘charter forests’

With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.

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Oil train shipments in Montana raise concern

Oil train shipments in Montana raise concern

MISSOULA — With scrutiny growing about the safety of moving crude oil by rail, western Montana residents wonder how increased shipments will be kept safe along sensitive places like the border of Glacier National Park.

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Magma chamber beneath Yellowstone more than 2 times larger than previously believed

Magma chamber beneath Yellowstone more than 2 times larger than previously believed

HELENA — The quantity of hot, molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park’s supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study.

December 16, 2013 4:15 pm Photos

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Wind, luck and defensible space: 2 different fates for Casper Mountain homes

Wind, luck and defensible space: 2 different fates for Casper Mountain homes

CASPER, Wyo. -- In 1988, Gary George poured a slab of concrete onto his Casper Mountain property, in the hopes of one day building on land he had already owned for eight years.

September 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wildfire plan offered for Gallatin National Forest

BOZEMAN — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changing its wildfire plan for the Gallatin National Forest in a way that would allow some fires to run their natural course.

May 22, 2011 2:45 pmLoading…

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