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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's dormant campaign committee recently sold a motorhome at a steep discount to a Montana legislator.

There’s a deadline for public comments coming up on a proposal to have the state take over management of a section of National Forest land.

Many wheat farmers facing low prices have turned this year to other crops, including chickpeas and lentils, in hopes of turning a profit.

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Aug 25, 2017
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Republican congressman Greg Gianforte has been photographed and fingerprinted after pleading guilty to assaulting a reporter on the eve of the special election that put him in office.

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Montana environmental regulators have set a reclamation bond at just over $154,000 for gold exploration on private property north of Yellowstone National Park.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has received a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help clean up contamination from leaking underground petroleum storage tanks.

The University of Wyoming is estimating just over 17,000 freshmen could enroll this semester, which would break the university's record for the largest freshman class.

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Wyoming Department of Transportation spokesman Doug McGee says 536,000 more vehicles than usual crowded Wyoming's roads and highways before, during and after Monday's eclipse.

Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King announced today that Pyramid Mountain Lumber of Seeley Lake has been awarded a timber contract for the Westside Collaborative Vegetation Management Project on the Darby/Sula Ranger District.

Last week’s dry cold front stirred up many of western Montana’s fires, including the Sapphire Complex east of Missoula.


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Montana's firefighting fund will run dry by the end of the week, forcing state officials to begin drawing money from emergency reserves to keep crews and equipment on the front lines of the country's worst collection of wildland fires. As of today, Brie Ripley reports more than $168 million of mostly federal money has gone into battling about 80 large fires that have charred more than 400,000 acres statewide.

In the past week alone, firefighters in northwest Montana attacked more than 40 small wildfires, and there’s no end in sight for this summer’s active fire season. But, as Nicky Ouellet reports, they’re about to get some big help.

Native American lawmakers in Montana are calling for the removal of a memorial to Confederate soldiers in the state's capital city.

A controversial copper mine near White Sulphur Springs is one step closer to becoming a reality. As Yellowstone Public Radio’s Nate Hegyi reports, state regulators will now start working on the environmental impact statement.

Two Montana juveniles have been cited for starting a fire near Three Forks that burned two structures and about 250-acres of land.

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