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Park County Search and Rescue’s first call of 2021 took the team to Cooke City to save a resilient and determined snowmobiler. The call came in at 1:10 p.m. on Friday. Jan. 8 – a snowmobile crash had occurred on Lulu Pass, north of Cooke City, MT. The victim was a 40-year-old Forest Service Law…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that canceled state regulator approval of mining on private land north of Yellowstone National Park. The unanimous ruling found that state lawmakers violated the state Constitution with a 2011 law that prevented district court judges from blocking projects approved by regulators, even…

The Montana Supreme Court sent a message to Lucky Minerals about their proposed Yellowstone gold mine: not now, not ever. The case before the Supreme Court of Montana -– Park County Environmental Council and Greater Yellowstone Coalition versus the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the State of Montana, and Lucky Minerals Inc – has ended…

Now here’s a sight that’s unique to the west… A driver near Deer Lodge Montana recently captured a video of a large herd of elk attempting to cross a road. The driver had stopped in order to let them cross. Midway through the crossing, the fence the elk were jumping snapped, causing them to get…

The Trump Administration has officially removed protections for the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act, ending nearly half a century of federal protection. The Administration announced the decision Thursday, in conjunction with several conservation partners who agree the wolf populations have recovered and are stable in all states where they exist. “Today’s action reflects…

A camper was the casualty of a small wildfire in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. On the evening of Saturday, Oct. 10, campers were cooking dinner over a park-designated fire pit at the Trail Creek campground at Barry’s Landing, on the Montana side of the recreation area. After they retired into their camper to…

The Yellowstone River Bridge is undergoing a 3-year replacement, beginning in 2022. After considerable planning and public input, the Park has settled on its plan for what will be one of the most intense infrastructure projects in the park’s recent history. National Park Service Regional Director for Regions 6, 7, 8, Mike Reynolds, signed a…

A 1 mile, 27-million-dollar road project is moving forward on the Beartooth Highway. WYDOT is ready to begin the rather intensive task of completing the 420-foot, 3-span Beartooth Ravine steel girder bridge, 20-foot-high mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls, and roadwork and landscaping to tie into that portion of U.S. Highway 212. This particular project required intense…


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