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Appeals court won't block Yellowstone bison hazing

Appeals court won't block Yellowstone bison hazing

HELENA — A federal appeals court denied a request to block the use of a helicopter to haze wild bison as officials in southwestern Montana wrapped up the annual drive of the animals back into Yellowstone National Park.

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Hearing officer calls for ending milk sell-by rule

Hearing officer calls for ending milk sell-by rule

HELENA — The state Board of Livestock should scrap its rule requiring 12-day sell-by-dates marked on milk containers and let milk processors set dates based on their own testing, a hearing examiner has recommended.

November 04, 2011 6:15 pm Photos

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EPA gives initial OK for Exxon's Montana spill plan

EPA gives initial OK for Exxon's Montana spill plan

Exxon Mobil has received preliminary approval for its plan to clean up tens of thousands of gallons of oil that spilled from a broken pipeline that runs beneath Montana's scenic Yellowstone River.

July 29, 2011 4:52 pm Related Loading…
Oil spill work continues while frustration mounts on slow sample testing

Oil spill work continues while frustration mounts on slow sample testing

The number of workers on the oil spill site along the Yellowstone River has now ballooned to 890.

July 27, 2011 5:44 pm Photos

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Wildlife deaths increase and more crude found in debris piles in Yellowstone oil spill

Cleanup crews over the weekend found an oiled bald eagle and pockets of black crude trapped by debris piles along the Yellowstone River.

July 18, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…

Animal disease outbreak reaches Yellowstone County

A livestock disease with consequences for humans has affected Yellowstone County and two others, according to state livestock and health officials.

June 29, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

350 bison pushed into Yellowstone from Montana

A state official says livestock agents on horseback and in a helicopter have hazed about 350 wild bison into Yellowstone National Park as part of the annual drive to get the animals out of Montana to make way for cattle.

June 01, 2011 5:02 pmLoading…
Montana sued for letting Yellowstone bison roam

Montana sued for letting Yellowstone bison roam

A Park County livestock owners group filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to stop Yellowstone National Park bison from roaming freely into parts of Montana.

May 06, 2011 5:49 pmLoading…

Last bison from Yellowstone habitat program shot

Federal officials say the last bison from a botched experiment to create new habitat for the species outside Yellowstone National park has been shot by state livestock agents.

February 10, 2011 10:27 pmLoading…

Montana livestock agents shoot Yellowstone bison

Montana livestock agents have shot one of 25 bison allowed to roam north of Yellowstone National Park, a setback to efforts to allow bison on grazing grounds where they had been barred for decades.

January 24, 2011 6:38 pmLoading…

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