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Wyoming outdoors: High water has trout gorging on invertebrates

Wyoming outdoors: High water has trout gorging on invertebrates

Recently, flows in the rivers below reservoirs have increased markedly. As of Monday evening the Bighorn River at Thermopolis was flowing at 2,000 cubic feet per second; the Shoshone River at Cody was flowing at 2,400 cfs; the flow in the Tongue River below Tongue River Dam was 800 cfs; and…

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Wyoming outdoors: Streamers perk up fishing trip

Wyoming outdoors: Streamers perk up fishing trip

Have you ever been fishing when you realize that you are not going to succeed if you keep doing what you are doing? Well, my buddy Paul Dubas and I came to that conclusion on Saturday, so we switched methods.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Montana-Wyoming water trial wraps up after 25 days

An initial decision is expected by mid-2014 in Montana’s bid to prove Wyoming took too much water from the Yellowstone River basin.

December 05, 2013 1:35 pmLoading…
Tongue River rancher Mark Fix

Tongue River rancher Mark Fix

Tongue River rancher Mark Fix demonstrates with the Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council against coal exports Saturday morning.

November 16, 2013 9:09 amLoading…
Water fight between Montana, Wyoming going to trial

Water fight between Montana, Wyoming going to trial

A legal clash over water rights on the arid Northern Plains is bound for trial as attorneys for Montana press their case that Wyoming farmers and oil-and-gas companies are sucking too much water from tributaries of the Yellowstone River.

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Tongue River fishing access site closed

Tongue River fishing access site closed

May 31, 2013 9:32 amLoading…
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Tongue River

Aerial view of the Tongue River near Decker, Montana.

May 28, 2013 1:42 pmLoading…
Wyoming outdoors: Trip hooks Korean student on fly fishing

Wyoming outdoors: Trip hooks Korean student on fly fishing

Have you ever shared in a person’s joy of a momentous event? Have you been lifted up by that person’s unfettered happiness and elation? If you have, you can identify with the experience I had last Friday.

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Coal decline hits fuel's Western stronghold

Coal decline hits fuel's Western stronghold

SHERIDAN — Hundreds of millions of tons of coal, packed into seams up to 60 feet thick, are still to be had beneath the rock-strewn hillsides speckled with snow that rise up along the remote Montana-Wyoming border.

January 25, 2013 11:15 am Photos

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Officials gather concerns, comments on Tongue River Railroad

Officials gather concerns, comments on Tongue River Railroad

FORSYTH — The third of 10 public hearings to be held in Eastern Montana on a proposed coal railroad that would run from the Ashland area to Miles City brought in a handful of differing opinions about the impact it would have on the area.

November 13, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Federal approval sought for Tongue River Railroad

Owners of a proposed railroad serving southeastern Montana's coal fields have applied to the federal government to build an 83-mile line carrying up to 20 million tons of fuel annually.

October 17, 2012 6:53 pmLoading…

Montana, coal railroad reach $2M easement deal

A long-stalled coal railroad in southeastern Montana could get an easement through the state's Miles City fish hatchery in exchange for a $2 million payment into a conservation fund and a $25 million insurance policy, under the terms of a tentative deal disclosed Wednesday.

October 10, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…
Arch Coal submits permit application for Otter Creek

Arch Coal submits permit application for Otter Creek

HELENA — Arch Coal Inc. has applied for a strip mining permit to develop the Otter Creek Coal Mine.

August 14, 2012 6:30 pmLoading…
Ash Creek Fire prompts federal disaster request

Ash Creek Fire prompts federal disaster request

HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has asked President Barack Obama to declare a disaster area for the two counties and an Indian reservation with damage from the Ash Creek Fire.

July 26, 2012 7:09 pm Photos

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Wyoming outdoors: Granddaughter has caught Krumm family fishing bug

Wyoming outdoors: Granddaughter has caught Krumm family fishing bug

My granddaughter, Lily, has always enjoyed being outdoors. She plays soccer in the spring and fall and loves to ski in the winter. She has been fishing since she was 3 years old. She is but two weeks away from turning 7, and her fishing skills keep improving.

June 21, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Otter Creek coal potential untapped

Oil may have been king at this Montana Energy 2012 conference, but Patrick Barkey, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana in Missoula, focused on the state's coal future.

April 03, 2012 6:10 pmLoading…

Southern trustee hires legal expert to track 'what happened to the money'

The bankruptcy trustee for the Southern Montana Electric power cooperative has hired an investigative attorney to look into what happened to the co-op’s money.

March 09, 2012 2:21 pmLoading…

Co-ops replace 2 of Southern's trustees for annual meeting

The bankrupt Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative will have two new board trustees when it gathers for its annual meeting next Monday in Billings.

March 05, 2012 5:43 pmLoading…

Court hands setback to SE Montana coal railroad

HELENA — A federal appeals court has handed a new setback to developers of a proposed $550 million railroad that would link southeastern Montana's untapped coal reserves to Midwestern and overseas markets.

December 30, 2011 1:39 pmLoading…
Former MSU football player hopes to benefit Eastern Montana with coalbed methane research

Former MSU football player hopes to benefit Eastern Montana with coalbed methane research

BOZEMAN -- Talk to the people of Broadus, and you'll hear lots of fond stories about Elliott Barnhart, the native son who played football for Montana State University from 2004 to 2007.

November 02, 2011 1:45 pmLoading…

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