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Judge upholds Montana's free-roaming-bison plan

Montana's decision to let migrating bison roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park was upheld by a court ruling Monday that dismissed a pair of lawsuits challenging the policy.

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Several small fires spark Tuesday in southern Montana

Fire crews are spread out in southern parts of Montana as they work to contain several new small wildfires that sparked Tuesday.

August 14, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Injured hikers rescued, taken to Billings

Hikers injured in a rockslide on Granite Peak were taken to a Billings hospital after an air search and rescue.

August 05, 2012 5:47 pmLoading…
Film about floating the Yellowstone River screened next month at the Babcock

Film about floating the Yellowstone River screened next month at the Babcock

A feature documentary film from award-winning filmmaker Hunter Weeks will host its premier in Billings next month. The adventure feature, "Where the Yellowstone Goes," filmed on the Yellowstone River last summer, will screen at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 at The Babcock Theatre.

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Park County to launch suicide prevention website

LIVINGSTON — Park County will launch a suicide prevention website during a 6 p.m. gathering Thursday at the Best Western Yellowstone Inn.

April 17, 2012 2:42 pmLoading…

FWP to allow hunters to enforce bison control line

HELENA — Montana's wildlife commission voted Thursday to authorize hunters to shoot bison that stray beyond extended "tolerance areas" north of Yellowstone National Park, an attempt by officials to ease resistance to bison roaming in more parts of the state.

February 16, 2012 12:44 pmLoading…

Wyoming Senate panel advances wolf bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill to change Wyoming’s wolf management law to end federal protection for the animals in the state cleared its first committee hearing Thursday, even as several lawmakers expressed their frustration that the process of gaining state control has been dragging on for years.

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Stockgrowers advocate slaughter, other means to control bison

Stockgrowers advocate slaughter, other means to control bison

Members of an influential Montana livestock group said Friday they are not ready to allow wild bison to roam freely outside Yellowstone National Park and instead want more done to control a disease carried by the animals.

December 16, 2011 1:59 pmLoading…
Kids' Time: Fun and inexpensive things for kids to do in Billings this week

Kids' Time: Fun and inexpensive things for kids to do in Billings this week

Keeping kids occupied can be a big challenge. Here are some ideas for activities to keep young ones engaged -- body and mind -- in Billings this week:

November 06, 2011 1:00 pmLoading…
Montana, Park County discussing bison settlement

Montana, Park County discussing bison settlement

The state of Montana is negotiating a potential settlement with Park County officials who sued to block the migration of wild bison out of Yellowstone National Park, attorneys for the two sides said Wednesday.

October 26, 2011 12:46 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Bison belong on public, tribal lands

When Dr. Frankenstein’s monster encountered villagers they ran, frightened by his size and fearful he would harm them. The modern-day equivalent is the reintroduction of bison to Montana. Residents near the proposed reintroduction sites might as well be carrying torches and nooses as they ci…

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Future of Montana bison migrations headed to trial

Future of Montana bison migrations headed to trial

Montana's newfound tolerance toward wild bison is heading to trial as cattle ranchers and county officials seek to prevent a repeat of last year's mass migration of hundreds of the animals out of Yellowstone National Park.

October 25, 2011 1:26 pmLoading…
Environmental Quality Council puts FWP in hot seat over bison

Environmental Quality Council puts FWP in hot seat over bison

HELENA -- .Members of the state Environmental Quality Council unanimously agreed Monday to submit a strongly worded letter to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks requesting a delay in deciding whether to relocate bison until a statewide conservation strategy is adopted.

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Former Yellowstone Park public-affairs officer Joan Anzelmo lauded for conservation work

JACKSON, Wyo. -- The National Parks Conservation Association has recognized Jackson Hole resident Joan Anzelmo for her conservation work while superintendent of Colorado National Monument.

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Snow closes Beartooth Pass

Snow closes Beartooth PassThe Beartooth Pass has been closed at Vista Point due to falling snow at higher elevations.

October 06, 2011 2:07 pmLoading…

Testimony starts in Montana hearings on bison relocation

HELENA -- Ranchers, landowners and conservationists were gathering on Wednesday to voice their opinions in Deer Lodge, just a few miles from what has become ground zero in the debate over whether there is still a place for wild bison on Montana's landscape.

October 05, 2011 4:31 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Nothing lost in taking longer look at winter plan

Gazette opinion: Nothing lost in taking longer look at winter plan

Usually, when the federal government pushes back a decision deadline, it’s cause for dismay. But in the case of decades-long Yellowstone winter use planning, a delay announced last week drew positive comments from people with conflicting views about what the final winter plan should be.

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Fire in Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness grows; trail section closed

After the Bull fire grew to about 900 acres over the weekend, another section of trail was closed in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness about 13 miles east of Gardiner.

September 12, 2011 2:45 pmLoading…
High cinema: DVD provides aerial view of Yellowstone National Park

High cinema: DVD provides aerial view of Yellowstone National Park

It’s surprising no one thought of it before — a film showing the wonders of Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas mainly from above. The fact that no one did, however, provided an opportunity for Sam Tyler.

September 08, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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2 more grizzlies captured after Yellowstone attack

Two more grizzly bears have been captured as part of an investigation into last month's mauling death of a Michigan man, says a Yellowstone National Park spokesman.

September 07, 2011 11:37 amLoading…

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