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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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Number of female hunters in Wyoming increases between 2008 and 2013

Number of female hunters in Wyoming increases between 2008 and 2013

CASPER, Wyo. — Betsy Peterson shot her first mule deer outside of Casper with her husband and 5-month old daughter. It didn’t seem strange, bringing the infant into the field. Peterson had a mule deer tag and mouths to feed.

October 26, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Halloween attractions up the scare factor

NEW YORK — Halloween seems to be getting scarier, with attractions going ever-more interactive and in-your-face.

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6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunting

6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunting

JACKSON, Wyo. — Federal wildlife managers expect six more grizzly bears will be killed during the next nine years as an unintended consequence of elk hunting in Grand Teton National Park and the adjacent National Elk Refuge.

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Free bear spray available for hunters

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole hunters can get free bear spray from a local foundation and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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Glacier National Park breaks attendance record

WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park has broken its record for most visitors in a single year. 

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Ghost towns of the Southwest

Ghost towns of the Southwest

DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION, Calif. — The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style buildings filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax company.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

JACKSON, Wyo. — The National Park Service is considering raising entrance fees to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by $5.

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Photographers: Rut, obstacles caused moose death

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife photographers say they aren't to blame for the death of a moose at a campground in Grand Teton National Park last week.

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Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

AUSTIN, Texas — Visitors to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz with butterflies, relax while swinging under towering oaks, let their children play in a new family garden, get ideas for using native plants in their …

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rescued mountain lion kittens find new home

Rescued mountain lion kittens find new home

MISSOULA — Two mountain lion cubs rescued by firefighters in Western Montana in August have a new home in Ohio.

September 21, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Blueberry-fueled biking on Quebec's Route Verte

Blueberry-fueled biking on Quebec's Route Verte

ALMA, Quebec — I had wondered whether Lac-Saint-Jean, a two-day drive from home in Virginia to the edge of the Quebec wilderness, might prove to be a trip too far as a bicycling destination. A sublime moment on the lake’s Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, put that question to rest.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NPS approves Lamar Ranch improvement plan

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service has approved a plan to make infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park.

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Jackson resort No. 8 in ski magazine survey

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort lost its No. 1 ranking in Ski Magazine's annual reader survey of West Coast ski resorts but remains among the top 10.

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Snow King work on schedule for November snowmaking

JACKSON, Wyo. — Snow King Resort in Jackson is on schedule to have its new snowmaking infrastructure ready to go as soon as Halloween.

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Hunters can now file license information online

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife officials in Wyoming say hunters can now fill out their harvest reports online.

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2 Montana bison in exhibit at National Zoo

2 Montana bison in exhibit at National Zoo

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.

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Glacier sees record visitors in July, August

Glacier sees record visitors in July, August

WEST GLACIER — For the second month in a row, Glacier National Park has seen a record number of visitors.

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Wyoming considers restricting police use of drones

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.

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Senator's family bids farewell to cabin in Glacier

Senator's family bids farewell to cabin in Glacier

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.

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