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Room to roam. With the bison population inside Yellowstone Park topping 4,600, the U.S. Department of Interior released a report identifying 20 possible bison relocation sites on federal lands in 10 states. However, it will be at least five years before any Yellowstone bison can be relocate…

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Montana tribes reach land buyback agreements

Leaders of two Montana Indian reservations finalized agreements with the federal government Thursday under a program to buy and consolidate Native American property now split between numerous owners, so tribes can put it to more productive use.

January 30, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Yellowstone grizzlies need more room to recover

Guest opinion: Yellowstone grizzlies need more room to recover

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a new method to estimate grizzly bear population size which they believe will produce higher numbers which in turn will make it easier to justify removing the grizzly from the Endangered Species Act listing.

September 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gillette energy firm fined $372K for late reports

GILLETTE — A Wyoming energy company is being fined for not filing reports on oil-and-gas operations on time.

August 13, 2013 10:11 amLoading…
Gov. Mead: Wyoming can't challenge mineral cuts

Gov. Mead: Wyoming can't challenge mineral cuts

CHEYENNE — Wyoming's Attorney General's Office has determined that the state has no legal basis to challenge recent federal action cutting more than $50 million in mineral payments to the state, Gov. Matt Mead said Friday.

April 05, 2013 1:54 pmLoading…

Montana to lose $2.5M in federal mineral payments

HELENA — The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting $2.5 million in federal mineral payments to Montana over the next five months.

March 27, 2013 5:45 pmLoading…
Senators ask if coal exporters are skirting royalties

Senators ask if coal exporters are skirting royalties

Lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of dollars in royalties on coal exported to foreign markets.

January 04, 2013 4:38 pmLoading…
State of Wyoming, BLM launch pipeline corridor plan

State of Wyoming, BLM launch pipeline corridor plan

CASPER, Wyo. — The past few decades may well have been a geologic eon for pipeline evolution.

May 15, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Crow leader signs water compact with U.S., Montana

Crow leader signs water compact with U.S., Montana

Crow tribal leaders, the state of Montana and the U.S. Department of Interior signed an agreement Friday that aims to resolve longstanding grievances over shortages of water for drinking and crops on the tribe's arid reservation.

April 27, 2012 12:22 pmLoading…
Go North: 2 new building projects aid rebirth of North Side

Go North: 2 new building projects aid rebirth of North Side

Architects in Utah have designed a five-story brick building for the new $30 million federal office building to be built under the Rimrocks north of downtown Billings.

February 19, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Let trout eggs travel, governor

Gov. Brian Schweitzer is holding trout eggs hostage in disputes with the U.S. Department of Interior.

December 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Feds investigate alleged Fort Peck lease scam

HELENA -- The federal government is investigating an alleged fraud scheme in which people handed over their savings to invest in what they believed was an oil and gas development project on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

December 22, 2011 8:58 amLoading…

Guest opinion: State gets too much power with latest Wyo. wolf plan

Once again we face the prospect of removing Wyoming's wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act and turning wolf management over to the state of Wyoming. Our governor recently made a "deal" with the U.S. Department of Interior's U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service that paves the w…

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FWP approves bison relocation to 2 reservations

FWP approves bison relocation to 2 reservations

HELENA — Montana officials on Friday approved the relocation of 68 quarantined bison from Yellowstone National Park to two Indian reservations amid intense debate over whether the animal that once populated the American West has a place on today's landscape.

December 09, 2011 12:55 pmLoading…
Groups ask court to halt Montana, Idaho wolf hunts

Groups ask court to halt Montana, Idaho wolf hunts

BOISE, Idaho — Environmentalists have asked a federal appeals court for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunts scheduled to start in a few weeks in Idaho and Montana.

August 13, 2011 6:30 pm Related Loading…
Wyoming, feds announce plan for delisting wolves

Wyoming, feds announce plan for delisting wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming ranchers and hunters fed up with wolves attacking livestock and other wildlife would be able to shoot the predators on sight in most of the state under a tentative agreement state and federal officials announced Wednesday.

August 03, 2011 12:21 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Wild bison threaten Montana agriculture industry

Passions run high when the topic is the potential for establishing a huntable population of free-ranging plains bison in Montana. There is much at stake in this issue being proposed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Department of Interior and others.

April 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Wyoming officials skeptical of new wolf agreement

Wyoming officials skeptical of new wolf agreement

Wyoming officials expressed skepticism Friday that a new agreement to lift federal protection for wolves in Montana and Idaho would also lead to delisting of the animals in the Cowboy State.

March 18, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Freudenthal contenders support grouse strategy

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The contenders in the Wyoming gubernatorial primary election say they support the state's strategy to protect key sage grouse habitat and would continue the effort, possibly with revisions, if elected.

July 02, 2010 5:07 pmLoading…

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