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Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

BOZEMAN — Gardiner resident Bonnie Lynn is bracing herself for another gut-wrenching bison hunt north of Yellowstone National Park.

December 14, 2014 12:55 pm Photos

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18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

MISSOULA — Northern Continental Divide grizzly bears made it through 2014 without one dying at the hands of a game warden.

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Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the federal government to reduce the number of wild horses that roam the state.

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BLM's wild horse advisory board seeks 3 members

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management is holding a second call for nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

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Scoping out growth in wastewater market

Scoping out growth in wastewater market

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — At least once every five years, metropolitan Milwaukee’s water authorities snake high-definition video cameras through every inch of the entire 300-plus mile network of dank and dirty underground sewers.

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Helena looks to Forest Service land swap for water

Helena looks to Forest Service land swap for water

HELENA — City officials in Helena are asking the U.S. Forest Service to consider trading land in mountain drainages which supply drinking water to the city.

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Game and Fish: 4 ticketed for poaching mule deer

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has ticketed four people from Wisconsin for allegedly poaching a mule deer buck near Wright.

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5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. — The history of Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, stretches back to 1638, when a Swedish ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, landed with two dozen settlers. Today the area offers not only history but also contemporary art and nature walks along the riverfront. Many of these attract…

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Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

November 21, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Montana gets low grades for its infrastructure

Montana gets low grades for its infrastructure

A group of professional engineers say in a report slated for release Tuesday that Montana schools, wastewater treatment facilities and other infrastructure have slid into disrepair and are in need of investment.

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Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

DENVER — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year’s highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.

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2 mountain lions killed at home southeast of Missoula

2 mountain lions killed at home southeast of Missoula

MISSOULA — Two mountain lions were killed and wildlife officials are looking for a third suspected in the deaths of three goats and two sheep at a residence in a wooded area southeast of Missoula.

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Wyoming program helps kids raise pheasants

Wyoming program helps kids raise pheasants

ACME, Wyo. — Pheasant hunters trekking into the fields can tip their hats to students at nearly 20 Acme area schools for their help in hatching hundreds of the 28,000 birds to be released this season around the state.

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BLM plans controlled burns this month

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct two prescribed fires in southeastern Wyoming this month.

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Grizzly acclimated to humans put down north of Cody

Grizzly acclimated to humans put down north of Cody

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife managers in Wyoming have euthanized a young male grizzly bear that became habituated to humans.

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Forest Service waives fees to honor Veterans Day

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites from Nov. 8 through Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

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Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area

Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area

Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.

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Forest Service churns up old logging roads

GREAT FALLS — Hard-packed roads that were identified for removal in 2007 are now being churned up and restored to a natural state across Lewis and Clark National Forest, with the aim being improved vegetation growth and water flow.

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Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.

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Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

CODY, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials had to lend a helping hand to a mule deer that got a tomato cage stuck on its antlers this week.

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