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Bills aimed at assuring access to public lands in Montana

Bills aimed at assuring access to public lands in Montana

GREAT FALLS — Legislation has been proposed to levy stiffer state fines on Montana landowners who illegally gate roads and require that they show proof of ownership before blocking access.

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Bison hunt in Jackson Hole sets record

Bison hunt in Jackson Hole sets record

JACKSON, Wyo. — Hunters have killed about 300 bison in the Jackson Hole region, eclipsing the all-time high and helping reduce the number of wild bison to levels closer to where wildlife managers prefer.

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State senator leads debate on federal lands in Montana

State senator leads debate on federal lands in Montana

BOZEMAN — The forester surveyed his handiwork from a timbered rise, a can of paint still clutched in his hand. The lodgepole pines had been his canvas and, like a minimalist painter, he had left flashes of orange on only those trees that met his discerning eye.

January 18, 2015 11:50 am Photos

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Tribes join effort to keep Yellowstone grizzlies protected

Tribes join effort to keep Yellowstone grizzlies protected

Leaders of American Indian tribes in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains have joined an effort to retain federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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Entries being collected for conservation stamp art contest

CASPER, Wyo. — Artists can begin sending submissions to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the conservation stamp art contest.

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Jackson Hole Land Trust preserves over 500 acres

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Hole Land Trust protected more than 500 acres from development in 2014.

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Special master rules against Montana water claims

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A special master presiding over an interstate water rights lawsuit pending before the U.S. Supreme Court recommends denying most of Montana’s remaining claims that Wyoming failed to deliver enough water on the Tongue River.

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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.

December 12, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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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.

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…

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