Recreation And Leisure
GREAT FALLS — For 2,000 miles, two young cow bison rode in a horse trailer from near Malta to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., earlier this summer.
ON THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER, Conn. — The first swallows appear at sunset, inky flecks in a dusky pink sky. A cloud of birds forms, then another and another. Soon the entire sky is teeming with tree swallows — hundreds of thousands of them — swooping and swirling and shimmying in a dazzlin…
WEST GLACIER — For the second month in a row, Glacier National Park has seen a record number of visitors.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – It’s been nearly a century since one of Montana’s most colorful political figures came to Glacier National Park and established a summer residence on Lake McDonald.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A handful of bighorn sheep in and around Yellowstone National Park are wearing radio collars.
HELENA — A wide diversity of plants and animals inhabit the nearly 1 million-acre Helena National Forest, and with such a massive area to cover, a new citizen science campaign asks the public to help document the many species calling it home.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Middle school and high school students are learning in a totally different type of classroom this summer.
JACKSON, Wyo. — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.
BOZEMAN — When people ask why I love living in Bozeman, the first thing that comes to mind is the community. A close second is access to the outdoors. And I don’t think that’s a coincidence.
WEST GLACIER — Two months ago, Rhonda Hendricks was undergoing treatment at Kalispell Regional Medical Center's infusion room when she let the nurses in on a little secret. Rhonda, 49, said that while she had been to Logan Pass on Going-to-the-Sun Road's opening day, she had always wanted to…
An Oregon congressman is asking the Interior Department to work with states to curb gray wolf hunting around Yellowstone National Park.
NEW CASTLE, Colo. — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review …
GREAT FALLS — Healthy snowpack and cooler summers over the past four years have slowed melting of remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park in Montana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
JACKSON, Wyo. — The oldest and the largest ski resorts in the state enjoyed a strong winter 2013-14, both of them boasting historic numbers.
JACKSON, Wyo. — A Wyoming woman found dead on a church service trip to Nicaragua was an EMT and skiing instructor who had always been committed to helping other people, her father said.
NAPA, Calif. – Come to California wine country taste the ... olive oil?
SUNRIVER, Ore. — Say you are a large group of vacation-seekers. Your ages span from toddler to senior. Your interests range from walking to golfing to biking to reading to sitting on a patio fringed with pine trees and enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir.
CASPER, Wyo. — The thought that would change Bob Baden’s life came to him while he was in the U.S. Army Air Corps, shortly after he was transferred to New Guinea in 1943 to help defend against the Japanese invasion.
DENVER — A trip to Aspen during peak ski season is going to set you back some cash. But even those who can afford the posh Colorado mountain town will enjoy checking out what’s free, from high-altitude adventures to creature comforts.