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Montana rancher sentenced to probation for eagle’s death
A rancher in eastern Montana was fined and sentenced to one-year probation after pleading guilty in August to killing a bald eagle through a poisoned calf carcass

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House approves bill to expand hydropower
The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill aimed at speeding up hydropower projects. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, would define hydropower as renewable energy and streamline the way projects are licensed.
Chronic wasting disease found for first time in Montana deer
Wildlife officials say a potentially fatal disease that affects deer, elk and moose has been found in Montana for the first time
China’s largest online retailer to buy Montana beef
China's largest online retailer has signed a deal with the Montana Stockgrowers Association to buy $200 million worth of Montana beef over the next three years and to build a $100 million slaughterhouse in the state
Grizzly bear bites hunter’s hand as he deploys bear spray
A hunter in Montana was attacked by a grizzly bear while tracking an elk he shot, leaving him with injuries to his hand
Trial to start in Vegas for rancher Bundy in 2014 standoff
The standoff near Bunkerville, Nevada was an iconic moment in a decades-long turf battle about federal control of vast rangelands in the Western U.S.
Bozeman hunter shoots, kills 900-pound female grizzly bear
Montana wildlife officials say a Bozeman hunter shot and killed a female grizzly bear after it charged at him
Montana officials looking to salvage timber after wildfires
Montana officials are working on determining how much timber burned in summer wildfires at Lolo National Forest is salvageable
Federal officials ban snowmobiles in parts of Idaho forest
Forest supervisor’s plan seeks to protect wilderness character and future designation.
US rethinks protections for fly imperiled by climate change
The stonefly was proposed for protections under the Endangered Species Act last year.
Snow hits parts of Montana
A winter storm warning has been posted for portions of central, north-central, southwest and west-central Montana