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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 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Cabinet View's front 9 opens for play

The front nine at Cabinet View Golf Club is open for the season.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
USFS looks to add 200 private acres, public Falls Creek Falls access

Kootenai National Forest officials look to tap the Land and Water Conservation Fund to acquire about 200 now-private acres adjoining Savage Lake and Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Teck appears in Libby, fights back on troubling fish data

Canada’s premier steelmaking-coal miner says fish tissue flagging dangerous doses of an otherwise trace mineral remain bloated downstream in Northwestern Mon...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Spring turkey hunting draws near, bird numbers appear strong

Montana’s spring hunt for nonnative wild turkey starts five days later this season.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Recent data spell trouble for Koocanusa fish

If recent data from peamouth chub and other fish hold valid insight — and at least, biologists in Montana believe they do — selenium levels at Lake Koocanusa...

Updated 2 months ago
City councilors turn attention back to turkeys

When City Councilor Gary Beach broached the idea of contacting state officials to discuss getting a handle on Libby’s wild turkey population on March 7, coll...

Updated 2 months ago
Montana not interested in 30 by 30 initiative, says governor

Gov. Greg Gianforte registered his opposition to President Joe Biden’s plan to conserve 30% of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030 in a March 7 letter to the Interior Department that questioned the level of det...

Updated 2 months ago
Wild pig reports on the rise in Montana

Feral swine appear to be rooting up in Montana — and invasive species officials say they will be ramping up Big Sky’s “Squeal on Pigs!” campaign in the Flath...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Cattle ranchers don't want Montana wolves moved to Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The Montana Stockgrowers Association has asked its state wildlife agency to reject any requests to capture wolves in Montana to be transplanted in Colorado, after voters there narrowly ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Permitting system proposed for morel mushrooms

Following last summer’s wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on a proposed morel mushroom permit system for 2022.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Nebraska-born mountain lion killed in Montana

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A mountain lion that was born in Nebraska has been killed in Montana, a first for both states.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Wildlife officials survey for snapping turtles, bullfrogs

State invasive species specialists will take a second official look-see this summer for nonnative snapping turtles and other herptiles in the Flathead.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Commissioners issue new letter panning selenium standards

County commissioners put the finishing touches on a letter opposing the state Department of Environmental Quality’s new selenium standards for Lake Koocanusa...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Teck opens third B.C. water treatment plant

British Columbia-based Teck Resources Ltd. announced Friday that a third water treatment plant is operational for the coal giant to treat selenium in the upp...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Nearly half of U.S. bald eagles suffer lead poisoning

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's national bird is more beleaguered than previously believed, with nearly half of bald eagles tested across the U.S. showing signs ...