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8 Western states governors meeting in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Eight Western U.S. governors and several top federal officials are in Las Vegas this weekend to talk about common problems and issues including energy, species like sage grouse, and drought.

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Feds announce sage grouse deal

PINEDALE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hailed an agreement with nine Wyoming landowners as a milestone in national sage grouse conservation efforts at a ceremony Wednesday, saying the move could prevent the bird from being listed under the Endangered Species Act.

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Interior secretary to tour sage grouse efforts in Wyoming

Interior secretary to tour sage grouse efforts in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is headed to Wyoming to tour ranchlands where landowners are protecting habitat for the greater sage grouse.

October 14, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Wildlife groups sue for wolverine protections

Wildlife groups sue for wolverine protections

A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday challenged the government's denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, arguing in a lawsuit that officials disregarded evidence a warming climate will eliminate denning areas for the so-called "mountain devil."

October 13, 2014 10:44 am

Guest opinion: Don't sell off Montana's future to China

There’s trouble brewing in Montana. People who don’t live here, and who don’t really care what happens to our state, are trying to take advantage of us. If we don’t speak up now, we’ll be paying the price for decades to come.

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Guest opinion: Interior steps up for responsible development

Taking care of the land is a core value here in Montana. The beautiful open prairie in Wolf Point, where I live, embodies what it means to live in Big Sky country, and there is no place I would rather be.

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Guest opinion: Taxpayers lose, mining firms gain under flawed coal leasing

Two recent congressional investigations point to the loss of millions of dollars to the public due to flaws in the way the Bureau of Land Management manages federal coal, including large holdings in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

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Congress studies new way to pay for fighting massive wildfires

Congress studies new way to pay for fighting massive wildfires

BOISE, Idaho — A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.

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Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell talks with a Crow tribal member

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell talks with a Crow tribal member

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell talks with Crow tribal member Conrad Stewart, right, and Crow consultant Paul Gatzemeier near the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam Friday morning. Jewell and U.S. Sen. Jon tester were on the site to announce that the federal government is giving the tribe $655,000 t…

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Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, with U.S. Senator Jon Tester

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, with U.S. Senator Jon Tester

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, speaks to a crowd in Fort Smith on Friday morning. Jewell and Tester were on the site to announce that the federal government is giving the tribe $655,000 to develop hydroelectric power at the dam as part of the Crow water settlement.

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Crow tribe awarded $655K for Yellowtail hydro project

Crow tribe awarded $655K for Yellowtail hydro project

FORT SMITH — The Crow Tribe will receive $665,000 for a hydropower dam project, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced Friday.

March 14, 2014 12:34 pm Video Photos

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Interior Secretary Jewell to visit Montana with Sen. Tester

HELENA — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to join U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on a tour of Montana over the weekend to discuss the economic benefits of outdoor recreation and tourism on public lands, energy development and upholding trust responsibilities to American Indians.

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Parks to Congress: We bring jobs and money to Wyoming

Parks to Congress: We bring jobs and money to Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming’s national parks and monuments create thousands of jobs and generate more than $700 million in tourism spending in Wyoming, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.

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Interior Secretary tells board to reconsider denial Little Shell recognition

HELENA — The U.S. Interior secretary has asked an agency board to reconsider its decision denying the request for federal recognition by the Little Shell Tribes of Chippewa Indians.

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Wyoming delegation: Exempt state from fracking rules

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming’s congressional delegation sent Interior Secretary Sally Jewell a letter Monday asking her to exempt the Cowboy State from proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing because Wyoming already regulates the practice.

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Interior, Education secretaries visit Wind River

Interior, Education secretaries visit Wind River

WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION, Wyo.—Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says $5 million in private money already has been raised toward a $16 million public-private partnership to renovate the Jenny Lake trail system in Grand Teton National Park.

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Top federal officials attend Wyoming Native American Education Conference

Top federal officials attend Wyoming Native American Education Conference

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Sandra Iron Cloud spoke patiently to the panel gathered Thursday in the theater at Central Wyoming College.

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$5 million already raised for Grand Teton park project

$5 million already raised for Grand Teton park project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Thursday that $5 million in private money has already been raised for a new $16 million campaign to renovate the Jenny Lake area in Grand Teton National Park

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Obama cabinet secretaries in Riverton

CASPER, Wyo. — Two White House administration officials will meet with state educators to talk about issues in education for American Indians at Wyoming’s Native American Education Conference in Riverton this week.

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Feds, Wyoming discuss Grand Teton National Park land deal

Feds, Wyoming discuss Grand Teton National Park land deal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reiterated Wednesday her agency’s commitment to fulfill an agreement with the state of Wyoming that would protect 1,280 acres of Grand Teton National Park from possible development.

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