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Outdoors

What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Daines endorses fiberboard plant, forest management in Libby trip

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines voiced support for local forest management projects and endorsed plans to bring a wood pr...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
FWP issues reminder on proper courtesies as hunting season looms

With hunting seasons fast approaching, officials with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are reminding hunters to get permission before venturing onto private property.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
City crews clearing waste from public land once claimed by city council candidate

Libby officials are busy cleaning up piles of waste and debris on public land off City Service Road, land that resident and candidate for city council Darrel...

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Coal company seeks to weaken Montana water quality standard

Canada's largest coal company is challenging a new Montana water quality standard that aims to limit concentrations of toxic runoff from the company's mines in British Columbia as it travels across the internatio...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
New wolf hunting, trapping regs approved

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved several new wolf hunting and trapping regulations on Friday.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Biden backs end to wolf protections but hunting worries grow

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is sticking by the decision under former President Donald Trump to lift protections for gray wol...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Wolves in Idaho, Montana could get federal oversight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two conservation groups asked the Biden administration to reinstate a federal monitoring program to oversee the management of gray wolves...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Record Yellowstone tourism but timed entry plan not imminent

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park won't implement a timed-entry system at least in the next year but it's possible eventually, the park's superintendent said.

Updated 1 month ago
FWP officials clear proposed conservation easement

Officials with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are recommending the state agency secure a roughly 27,000 conservation easement on private land in Lincoln Co...

Updated 1 month ago
Officials take notice of visitors flocking to Kootenai Falls

U.S. Forest Service officials plan to open discussions with the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners over how best to handle the growing popularity of the s...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Commissioners back feds in lawsuit over wolverines

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners last week waded into civil litigation between the federal government and a coalition of conservation groups over the status of the nation’s wolverine population.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Grizzly bear in fatal Montana attack was guarding food cache

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear that fatally mauled a Montana man near Yellowstone National Park this spring was likely defending a moose carcass and may...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Drought could bring changes to Montana hunting season

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hunting this fall could be largely shaped by the widespread drought hitting the state this summer, from potential access closures to imp...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
State funding to aid local trails

Lincoln County Port Authority has received nearly $50,000 in state funding to spruce up trail sections near Libby Creek.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Major landowners close off access

Large landholders in northwest Montana, including Stimson Lumber Co., are closing off access in the wake of drought, hot temperatures and increased wildfire risk.