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3 Hunters Injured In 2 Montana Grizzly Attacks

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials said.

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A Leatherman (Fused To A Rocket Launcher) Can't Beat A Set Of Ant Jaws

There is an ant and she is next to my foot, dragging a fly up the same hill that I have just stopped trying to drag myself up. All worker ants are females and this particular female has a black fly in her mandibles, but she’s having a hard time keeping it there because she is negotiating her way backwards through lichen, and the uncooperative (i.e., dead) fly keeps getting hung up.

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Recipe: Gâteau Breton

About two years ago, a Saskatchewan woman found an odd rock on her farm. It was recently determined to be a fossil known as a "buffalo stone," which is sacred to the Blackfeet people. The rare find may provide further proof of the tribe’s historic range.

Health officials nationwide are investigating up to 450 possible cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to e-cigarettes. The Associated Press reports up to six people have died.
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Montana health officials on both the statewide and local level are piecing together a puzzle. State epidemiologist Laura Williamson says "a handful" of patients have recently come forward with possible cases of severe lung disease. The case reports are coming from across the state. The one thread connecting them? All the patients have a history of vaping.

Westslope cutthroat trout.
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For the first time, Glacier National Park is attempting to eradicate non-native trout species and restore native westslope cutthroat trout. The project on the west side of the park specifically aims to preserve genetically pure westslope populations.

The weeping wall on Glacier Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road.
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This upcoming weekend could be one of the last to venture to the top of Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road from the western park entrance. The western alpine section of the road will close for two weeks starting Sept. 16.

John Butler's Latest Album Sticks Close To Home

Sep 10, 2019
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Australian-American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Butler returns to "Musician’s Spotlight" to visit with host John Floridis about his most recent and most personal recording to date, “Home.” Butler also opens up about his battles with clinical anxiety, and a poignant moment with his wife musician Mama Kin that helped him break through.

 

Between 1901 and 1922, 17 libraries from Missoula to Miles City and Havre to Dillon were built in Montana. There’s a new book that takes us back to the turn of the 20th century, when the generosity of a Scottish immigrant and the vision of 17 Montana communities brought libraries to the far reaches of the state.


Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Monday he’s hired two specialists to help address the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Montana is joining attorneys general from around the country in an investigation into Google’s wide-ranging dominance in online markets and advertising.

Mark Mattioli, the chief Montana’s Office of Consumer Protection, says Google is so big and powerful the company has state officials concerned it is shutting down competition.

A slickens in Montana's upper Clark Fork basin. Slickens are areas devoid of life due to heavy metal contamination from mine waste.
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Montana wildlife officials are investigating what’s being described as a "significant" fish kill along the banks of the Upper Clark Fork River.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologist Nathan Cook fielded a report this weekend of several dead fish downstream of Warm Springs and upstream of Galen.

Those awaiting the final Superfund cleanup deal, or consent decree, for the Butte Hill and urban Silver Bow Creek corridor are going to have to wait a little longer.

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