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Hunting having little impact on wolf population

Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
Apr 4 2014 - 11:34am

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies are showing resilience as states adopt increasingly aggressive tactics to drive down their numbers through hunting, trapping and government-sponsored pack removals.

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Senator wants to combat growing suicide rate among military veterans

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Mar 28 2014 - 9:15am

WASHINGTON -- The first soldier to return from the Iraq war and become a U.S. senator proposed a bill Thursday to combat veteran suicides and joined an emerging veterans group in recognizing those who have taken their own lives this year.

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Floods ravage Montana, Wyoming

Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
Mar 11 2014 - 5:44pm

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Water levels began to drop on flooded rivers in Montana and Wyoming on Tuesday, and authorities scrambled to restore road access for hundreds of people left isolated by high waters.Recent floodwaters have damaged numerous homes and business in both states, and some Montana residents living close to the Musselshell River remained...

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Boy buried by avalanche tried to bite his way out

The Associated Press
Mar 7 2014 - 7:09pm

NEW YORK  -- An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to "lick and bite" his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep.

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SkyWest plane slides off runway in Montana

The Associated Press
Mar 4 2014 - 5:06pm

MISSOULA, Mont. -- A SkyWest Airlines flight has reached its destination in Salt Lake City after sliding off the main runway at Montana's Missoula International Airport, as freezing rain was reported in the area.

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Bishop, other GOP lawmakers seek Endangered Species overhaul

Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
Feb 5 2014 - 1:29pm

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Republicans in Congress, including Utah Rep. Rob Bishop, are calling for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in...

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ZooMontana bear predicts Denver Broncos victory

Chris Cioffi, The Billings Gazette
Jan 31 2014 - 9:47am

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The 2014 Super Bowl victor has been chosen.The Denver Broncos will hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the score won't be pretty.

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Jail cells overflowing in oil boom country

The Billings Gazette, Tom Lutey
Jan 2 2014 - 8:52am

GLENDIVE, Mont. -- Sheriff Craig Anderson scans the inmate roster for the Dawson County Detention Center in Glendive and sees real problems. There's an inmate charged with murder and another for petty crime. He can't put them together, but he's four inmates over capacity, so he can't easily keep them apart.

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Hunting having little impact on wolf population

Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
Apr 4 2014 - 11:34am

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies are showing resilience as states adopt increasingly aggressive tactics to drive down their numbers through hunting, trapping and government-sponsored pack removals.

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Senator wants to combat growing suicide rate among military veterans

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Mar 28 2014 - 9:15am

WASHINGTON -- The first soldier to return from the Iraq war and become a U.S. senator proposed a bill Thursday to combat veteran suicides and joined an emerging veterans group in recognizing those who have taken their own lives this year.

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GALLERY: Wildfires rage across the West

In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 photo, a firefighter with the Idaho City Hotshots looks for spot fires during a back burn along the Pine-Featherville Road while battling the more than 90,000-acre Elk Fire Complex near Pine, Idaho. Fire crews in central Idaho capitalized on favorable winds Tuesday to continue burnout operations around a small mountain community, seeking to push a wildfire toward an area torched by a massive blaze last year. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith)

The Associated Press
Aug 26 2013 - 5:05pm

Fires across the western United States are threatening communities, burning up the federal fire fighting reserves.

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GALLERY: Weber State loses to Montana in the Big Sky Conference Championship game in Missoula, Montana on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Weber State University guard Scott Bamforth (4) tries to call timeout while struggling to contain the basketball against Montana guard Will Cherry (5) during the Big Sky Conference final in Missoula, Montana on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner

Nicholas Draney, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 7 2012 - 11:49pm

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GALLERY: Weber State defeats Portland State during the semifinal round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Missoula, Montana on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

Weber State University guard Damian Lillard (1) competes for a loose ball against Portland State center Nate Lozeau (42) during the Big Sky Conference tournament semifinal in Missoula, Montana on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner

Nicholas Draney, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 6 2012 - 10:09pm

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