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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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Autumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows

Autumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows

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…

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Looping through mountains and prairies on a tank of gas

Looping through mountains and prairies on a tank of gas

Head west from Billings on Highway 3 and beyond and you might not notice much at first.

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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 appeals Oregon's denial of coal port

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is appealing Oregon’s recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River.

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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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Researchers track bighorn sheep in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A handful of bighorn sheep in and around Yellowstone National Park are wearing radio collars.

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Street art, not beaches, in Honolulu's Kakaako

Street art, not beaches, in Honolulu's Kakaako

HONOLULU — Honolulu is famous for golden sand beaches and big waves. But the city’s warehouse district, called Kakaako, is famous for a different sort of attraction. You won’t find kitschy Hawaiian souvenir shops or hordes of tourists here, but you will find a thriving urban arts scene, with…

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A fisherman

A fisherman

A fisherman casts his line into Prince William Sound along the breakwater in Whittier, Alaska. Halibut, salmon, shrimp and crab are all popular catches in the sound.

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

The Anchorage Museum is a glass-covered modern building in downtown Anchorage featuring anthropomorphic sculptures by Alaska artist Rachelle Dowdy near the entrance.

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Pilot Richard Olmsted

Pilot Richard Olmsted

Pilot Richard Olmsted of Talkeetna Air Taxi flies a de Havilland Otter airplane through the Alaska Range on a flightseeing tour. The planes carry 11 passengers on tours around Denali, and also carry emergency supplies in case of bad weather.

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A cormorant

A cormorant

A cormorant takes off from a rock in Resurrection Bay near Seward. Birds seen on tours of the bay include eagles, puffins and gulls.

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The shadow of a de Havilland Otter

The shadow of a de Havilland Otter

The shadow of Olmsted’s de Havilland Otter airplane appears small over the massive glaciers of the Alaska Range. The planes are often used in Alaska because of their short takeoff and landing capabilities.

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Sailboats

Sailboats

Sailboats take advantage of favorable weather conditions on Resurrection Bay. The bay is popular with cruise lines and passengers connecting with the Alaska Railroad.

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Downtown Whittier

Downtown Whittier

The Alaska town of Whittier features small, quaint buildings housing knick-knack shops, restaurants and charter services for fishing or touring Prince William Sound.

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Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland

“Little Switzerland” in the Alaska Range. The mountains in the range are popular with ice and rock climbers.

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A keyhole arch

A keyhole arch

A keyhole arch is formed in a rock on Cape Resurrection at the southern end of Resurrection Bay. The bay was named by Russian trader Alexander Baranov, who took shelter in the bay during a storm.

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Denali

Denali

Mount McKinley, aka Denali, rises above the clouds and the Tokositna Glacier in the Alaska Range. While clouds often obscure the views of the20,322-foot peak, a sunny day offers spectacular views of North America’s tallest peak.

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Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

A tourist enjoys a partly sunny day on a boat cruise of Resurrection Bay. Views from a tour of the bay off the Gulf of Alaska include glaciers, mountains and wildlife.

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