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34 percent containment reached on east Montana fires
Firefighters in eastern Montana are increasing containment of wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes and scorched about 421 square miles (1,090 kilometers) of farmland and public land

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Punishing drought takes toll on crops across Northern Plains
A punishing drought that stretches across much of the Northern Plains is expected to cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat this year
19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana
A 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in western Montana
Montana fire fund cuts loom as blazes spread across state
Montana's $60 million reserve fund to fight fires could be halved as wildfires are spreading across the state in what officials say could be an expensive season
Irrigators want investigation of fish management
Irrigators want investigation of fish management
Temperatures were high and flows were low in the Columbia-Snake river system in the spring of 2015, yet fisheries managers ignored requests by NOAA to begin barging juvenile salmon and steelhead downriver, an irrigator group argues in seeking an...
Report: wolf and livestock deaths hit record high in Wyoming
At least 377 wolves were counted in the state in 2016, according to a federal report.
Montana ranch loses 8 goats to mountain lion
The latest killings occurred despite a large trap being set up last week by a USDA trapper.
Cooler temps and lower winds help California firefighters

Firefighters on Monday made progress against wildfires burning across numerous states in the hot, dry West.

That included California, where slightly cooler temperatures and diminishing winds helped firefighters as they battled several wildfires...