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High water on the Yellowstone

High water on the Yellowstone

Montana Whitewater Raft Co. guide Katie Potter safely guides a family of tourists from Tyler, Texas, through the rapids of Yankee Jim Canyon on the Yellowstone River north of Gardiner last Wednesday. Strong runoff has created great conditions for whitewater boating in Montana this year.

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Wave rush

Wave rush

The Smiley family gets wet as Montana Whitewater Raft Co. guide Katie Potter navigates through the rapids of Yankee Jim Canyon on the Yellowstone River north of Gardiner last Wednesday. The route is the most popular whitewater run on the upper Yellowstone, serviced by several guide companies.

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River rescue practice

River rescue practice

Kolby Matheny prepares to practice a river rescue of David Roberts using a ‘’live bait’’ rescue technique on June 4 on the Yellowstone River. The rescuers were cautioned to always have a self-rescue option before they jumped into the water.

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Pulled to safety

Pulled to safety

Whitewater rafting guides Kasara Batzler, left, and Jack Lowery practice river rescue techniques in the Yellowstone River. All new rafting guides take the rescue course and many experienced guides take a refresher to stay sharp.

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Paradise Valley elk

Paradise Valley elk

Elk gather in the southern end of Paradise Valley. Two sporting groups have filed a complaint against the state’s wildlife agency to halt measures to kill and fence out elk in the region.

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Gazette opinion: Beauty and carnage in Paradise Valley

Gazette opinion: Beauty and carnage in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley is where buffalo roam and the deer and antelope play. As the only year-round route into Yellowstone National Park, Highway 89 is used by more than a million park visitors annually. Anglers and boaters are drawn to fishing access sites along the Yellowstone River that Highway …

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Fish, Wildlife Commission OKs brucellosis elk plan despite sportsman concerns

Fish, Wildlife Commission OKs brucellosis elk plan despite sportsman concerns

A controversial proposal that could allow some Paradise Valley ranchers to fence out and kill elk in the spring in an attempt to fight disease transmission from elk to cattle was approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission in a 3-2 vote Thursday, despite opposition from sportsmen.

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Proposal to fence out, kill elk on FW Commission's agenda

A controversial plan that would allow landowners to build elk-proof fences in the Paradise Valley and issue elk kill permits until May 15 in an attempt to block the transmission of disease from elk to livestock will be presented to the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission at its April 10 mee…

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Guest opinion: Working group hammers out viable plan to separate cattle, elk

Guest opinion: Working group hammers out viable plan to separate cattle, elk

Months after the end of Montana’s 2012 hunting season, nine licensed hunters on a public late-hunt roster were offered the opportunity to harvest elk from private lands in southwestern Montana. Over the course of about three weeks in March, the hunters took eight antlerless elk from the Para…

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Miner Paradise Complex 75 percent contained

Miner Paradise Complex 75 percent contained

The 11,900-acre Miner Paradise Complex in the Paradise Valley south of Bozeman is 75 percent contained, fire officials said Friday in a news release.

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Firefighters reach 50 percent containment of Miner Paradise Complex

Firefighters reach 50 percent containment of Miner Paradise Complex

Firefighters have the four fires making up the 11,900-acre Miner Paradise Complex 52 percent contained, fire officials reported Saturday afternoon.

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Rock Creek fire remains 25 percent contained Monday

Rock Creek fire remains 25 percent contained Monday

The Rock Creek fire, five miles south of Red Lodge on U.S. Highway 212, remains 25 percent contained.

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11,300-acre Miner Paradise Complex grows slightly

11,300-acre Miner Paradise Complex grows slightly

The Miner Paradise Complex fires burning in the Gallatin National Forest south of Bozeman grew slightly to about 11,300 acres Friday evening as thunderstorms and gusty winds developed in the area, fire officials said.

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Cloudy weather slows Emigrant fire

Cloudy weather slows Emigrant fire

Cloudy weather calmed the intensity of the 600-acre uncontrolled Emigrant fire in Paradise Valley south of Livingston on Saturday, and smoke is settling on the area around the fire, according to the U.S. Forrest Service.

July 27, 2013 7:58 pm Photos

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Strong winds, warm weather spur on Emigrant fire

Strong winds, warm weather spur on Emigrant fire

Warmer weather and increased winds upped the intensity of the 500-plus acre Emigrant fire Friday, a U.S. Forest Service spokesperson said.

July 26, 2013 6:35 pm Photos

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Emigrant fire remains uncontrolled, continues to grow

Emigrant fire remains uncontrolled, continues to grow

The Emigrant fire in the Paradise Valley south of Livingston remains uncontrolled and continued to grow Thursday to about 520 acres, according to the U.S. Forrest Service.

July 25, 2013 10:43 pm Photos

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Former lawmaker leads Livingston courtroom fracas

Former lawmaker leads Livingston courtroom fracas

LIVINGSTON — A Livingston justice of the peace walked out of a hearing after being heckled by a rowdy crowd, leaving the former state legislator who instigated it all to declare he was in charge of the courtroom and proclaim the case against him dismissed.

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Planned power outage leaves some Casper-area businesses, residents in the dark

CASPER, Wyo. — Many Paradise Valley and Mills residents and business owners are wondering whether they will have power Saturday night. The only way they will find out is when Rocky Mountain Power flips the switch for its scheduled nine-hour outage starting at 10 p.m.

September 13, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Casper low-income housing proposal shut down in beginning stages

CASPER, Wyo. — Before the Casper City Council saw the required traffic or storm water drainage studies for a proposed Paradise Valley housing addition, opponents convinced members of its incompatibility.

September 05, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

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