Thursday, May 23, 2024


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

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Heritage Museum seeks copies of old photos; readies for May 18 opening

The museum opens for the season at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, with the annual “Opening Day Celebration.”

Updated 2 years, 2 months 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 a…

Updated 2 years, 2 months 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 upper…

Updated 2 years, 2 months 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 of…

Updated 2 years, 3 months ago
Williams confirmed to lead US Fish and Wildlife Service

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Martha Williams, the former director of Montana's wildlife agency, has been confirmed to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Updated 2 years, 3 months ago
Farm roots, life outdoors helped groom Amy Pearson For Yaak Valley leadership

A youth spent on a grain farm north of Conrad had rooted Amy Pearson to life attuned with the seasonal shifts of the environment and landscape.

Updated 2 years, 3 months ago
Senators want more staff at National Parks as visits grow

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator and a colleague from Montana want more staffing at America's National Parks to keep up with increased attendance.

Updated 2 years, 3 months ago
Few but weighty new elk regs affect Region 1

Elk hunters sighting the northwestern reaches of Montana already tagged a brute ahead of the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Updated 2 years, 3 months ago
Change rides slowly into Turner Mountain

Cloudy skies made for low visitation at Turner Mountain Ski area when 66 skiers rode the lone chairlift on Friday, Jan. 14.

Updated 2 years, 3 months ago
Comments taken on easement for 114,000 acres of timberland

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials want feedback on a proposed conservation easement to protect nearly 114,000 acres of timberland near the Thompson Ch…

Updated 2 years, 3 months ago
Shooting range grant deadline draws near

The deadline to apply for state shooting range improvement grants is fast approaching.

Updated 2 years, 3 months ago
Groups challenge Montana wolf hunting, trapping regulations

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two wildlife advocacy groups are challenging changes to Montana's wolf hunting and trapping regulations, arguing they were made without public comment.

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
More chronic wasting disease confirmed in Idaho, this time in elk and white-tailed doe

BOISE, Idaho — Chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological condition that affects members of the deer family, has been confirmed in two more Idaho animals, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials confirmed la…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Hunters kill 20 Yellowstone wolves that roamed out of park

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Twenty of Yellowstone National Park's renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most kil…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Glacier’s 2021 visitation 2nd highest ever

As of Dec. 1, the park had seen 3,063,727 visitors in 2021, overtaking 2019’s 3,049,839 and trailing only 2017’s all-time record of 3,305,512.

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Montana to ‘keep up the good fight’ against aquatic invaders, wasting disease

Local fish and game officials can consider 2021 a success in the effort to combat the threat of aquatic invaders and chronic wasting disease, and will look to …