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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.

November 13, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
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.

November 06, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

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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Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state

Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state

HELENA, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials decided Thursday against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the nation, choosing to send them to an American Indian reservation within the state.

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Officials tour sage grouse protection areas

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is set to be in Wyoming on Wednesday to inspect ranchlands where landowners have taken steps to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse.

October 15, 2014 9:40 am
Montana considers out-of-state bighorn sheep moves

Montana considers out-of-state bighorn sheep moves

Montana wildlife officials want to be able to move bighorn sheep out of the state after running into trouble finding suitable places for the animals in the Treasure State.

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Montana bison committee wraps up discussions

GREAT FALLS — A state advisory committee has agreed that bison should be managed as wildlife in Montana but not allowed to roam freely.

October 12, 2014 10:30 pmLoading…

Game and Fish proposes land swap near Arlington

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing a land swap that could improve access to thousands of acres of state and federal land in southern Wyoming near Arlington.

October 09, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Kokanee eggs to be collected in Flaming Gorge

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are planning to collect kokanee eggs in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in southwestern Wyoming in an effort to bolster the fish's population and to establish additional spawning runs in other waterways across the state.

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Citizens get to name wolf packs they discover

SPOKANE, Wash. — While they view predators from widely different viewpoints, Steve Gilbertson, a hiker, Ross Hurd, a rancher, and Bob Jensen, a hunter, are among Washington’s most distinguished wolf watchers.

October 05, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

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