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Nesting instincts: Osprey chicks examined as part of research program

Nesting instincts: Osprey chicks examined as part of research program

Unamused, the osprey mama circled and squawked and even dove at researchers Monday morning as they carefully lifted her two chicks from their nest south of Laurel.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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4 rescued by sheriff's deputies after driving Jeep into Yellowstone

4 rescued by sheriff's deputies after driving Jeep into Yellowstone

Four people had to be rescued from a sandbar by a Yellowstone County Sheriff Department’s boat after their Jeep Rubicon floated away from the Buffalo Mirage Fishing Access Site on Sunday around 7 p.m.

July 13, 2014 8:18 pm Photos

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Feature photos: Boat float launches

Feature photos: Boat float launches

Participants in the Yellowstone River Boat Float departed from Livingston on Friday morning.

July 11, 2014 11:50 am Photos

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4 teens floating Yellowstone rescued from island

Four teens who had intended to float the Yellowstone River on pool inner tubes and an inflatable mattress Tuesday were caught off guard by the speed of the river and needed to be rescued, the Yellowstone County Sheriff's office reported.

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Man convicted of strangling ex-wife files for appeal

Man convicted of strangling ex-wife files for appeal

Walter Martin Larson Jr., or “Marty” as he likes to be called, was convicted in 2013 of choking his ex-wife to death and tossing her body in the Yellowstone River.

June 18, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Improvements to Yellowstone fishing site proposed

Fish, Wildlife and Parks has written a draft environmental assessment outlining proposed construction to improve Pelican fishing access site on the Yellowstone River, 10 miles southeast of Big Timber.

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High Yellowstone River eats up new Laurel dike

High Yellowstone River eats up new Laurel dike

LAUREL — For now, the danger seems to have passed, but Kurt Markegard is still fuming.

June 13, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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High water

High water

High water erodes the levy at Riverside Park on Memorial Day in Laurel.

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Threatened vegetation

Threatened vegetation

High water exposed mesh mats laid down to hold dirt in place so plants could take root.

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2011 erosion

2011 erosion

The flood waters of 2011 on the Yellowstone River destroyed the concrete boat ramp at Riverside Park near Laurel.

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River recedes

River recedes

Since the Yellowstone River has receded riprap that was added to reinforce the bank has been exposed.

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Now gone

Now gone

Dirt that had been held under fabric mats was washed loose by the rising Yellowstone River.

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High water on the Yellowstone

High water on the Yellowstone

Montana Whitewater Raft Co. guide Katie Potter safely guides a family of tourists from Tyler, Texas, through the rapids of Yankee Jim Canyon on the Yellowstone River north of Gardiner last Wednesday. Strong runoff has created great conditions for whitewater boating in Montana this year.

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Wave rush

Wave rush

The Smiley family gets wet as Montana Whitewater Raft Co. guide Katie Potter navigates through the rapids of Yankee Jim Canyon on the Yellowstone River north of Gardiner last Wednesday. The route is the most popular whitewater run on the upper Yellowstone, serviced by several guide companies.

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High river levels lead to wild rides down the Yellowstone River

High river levels lead to wild rides down the Yellowstone River

River rafting guides discuss the high water levels being experienced on the Yellowstone River near Gardner, Montana.

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River rescue practice

River rescue practice

Kolby Matheny prepares to practice a river rescue of David Roberts using a ‘’live bait’’ rescue technique on June 4 on the Yellowstone River. The rescuers were cautioned to always have a self-rescue option before they jumped into the water.

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Pulled to safety

Pulled to safety

Whitewater rafting guides Kasara Batzler, left, and Jack Lowery practice river rescue techniques in the Yellowstone River. All new rafting guides take the rescue course and many experienced guides take a refresher to stay sharp.

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Whitewater boating rides wave of exceptional runoff

Whitewater boating rides wave of exceptional runoff

GARDINER — For Montana’s recreational whitewater boaters, this spring’s high river flows have been a hoot — a long, primal hoot.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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6 Yellowstone fishing access sites to reopen

Six Yellowstone River fishing access sites that were closed by high water in the  last month are being reopened.

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Lack of rain in May means Fort Peck will be lower

Lack of rain in May means Fort Peck will be lower

Thanks to a drier-than-predicted May, the spring runoff forecast for the Missouri River Basin was downgraded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday by about 600,000 acre feet.

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