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Group seeks to reintroduce grizzlies to Selway-Bitterroots

An environmental group has petitioned the federal government to reintroduce grizzly bears to the Selway-Bitterroot mountains of Idaho and Montana, saying the region is critical to the bears’ recovery in …


Group petitions for grizzly reintroduction in Selway-Bitterroot

An advocacy group has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce grizzly bears into the Selway-Bitterroot area of Idaho and Montana.


Park Service to study grizzly reintroduction

SEATTLE — The National Park Service says it has launched a three-year process to determine whether to reintroduce grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state.


Former WSU coach Bone hired by Montana

MISSOULA – New Montana men’s basketball coach Travis DeCuire has selected his assistant coaches and named former Washington State head coach Ken Bone as his associate head coach. DeCuire said …


Feds: Mine, grizzlies can coexist in Cabinet Mountain wilderness area

Building a silver-copper mine underneath the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness Area won’t jeopardize the local grizzly bear population, federal officials say. In an opinion issued this week, the U.S. Fish and …


Tender leads St. George’s

Sometimes familiarity breeds respect. Such is the case for St. George’s and Liberty, two Northeast 2B teams that met in the state semifinals Friday night at the Arena.


2B boys: West Side teams interrrupt 2B dominance by East Side

The numbers were impressive. Half of the teams in this year’s State 2B boys basketball field were from the Northeast 2B league.


Jamar, Cherry lead Montana to Big Sky title, NCAA tournament berth

MISSOULA – Kareem Jamar scored 20 points, Will Cherry had 18 and Montana held off Weber State 67-64 Saturday night to win the Big Sky tournament title for the second …


Griz handle Eagles late

MISSOULA – Jordan Gregory hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points Thursday night, helping Montana stay unbeaten in Big Sky Conference play with an 81-66 victory over Eastern Washington. Gregory …


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Eagles come back to top Montana 32-26

Vernon Adams threw two touchdown passes in the last 2:19 as Eastern Washington came back for a 32-26 victory against Montana on Saturday night.


Salazar: end protection of Yellowstone grizzlies

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is telling Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead that he shares the governor’s desire to end federal protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.


Montana loses in FCS semifinals

Tim Flanders rushed for 287 yards on 26 carries and Sam Houston State advanced to its first national championship game with a 31-28 win over Montana in the Football Championship …


Montana’s Selvig becomes third women’s basketball coach with 1,000 games at same school

MISSOULA – Montana women’s basketball coach Robin Selvig coached his 1,000th Lady Griz game Thursday night. Selvig joins Tennessee coach Pat Summit and Georgia coach Andy Landers as the only …


Forest road plan aims at bear safety

Keeping people away from grizzly bears is the goal of forest plan amendments for the Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai and Lolo national forests, which will restrict motor vehicle travel into prime …


Rock Creek decision upheld

Building a mine beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountain Wilderness won’t imperil the region’s threatened grizzly bears, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The San Francisco-based court said that the …


Bolster, Tonk looking for new normal

A few weeks ago, she was just a wrangler who led dudes on trail rides near Glacier National Park. This week, Erin Bolster is trying to deal with a thousand …


Heroes in grizzly chase featured on Letterman show

Fans of heroes, horses, wranglers and grizzly bears got it all in one package Tuesday night on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Trail riding guide Erin Bolster and her …


Fatal grizzly attacks trigger policy review

Yellowstone National Park officials say they’ll review park policies following two fatal grizzly attacks this summer. One incident involved a solo hiker, John Wallace, 59, of Michigan, who died Aug. …


Hunter killed by gunshot wound, not by grizzly bear attack

A hunter who died during a grizzly bear attack was died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, the Montana State Crime Lab medical examiner announced today.


Gutsy wrangler, huge horse save boy from charging grizzly

Grizzlies are high profile this year. A lingering winter and late berry crop kept bears in proximity to humans longer than normal, perhaps contributing to a stream of headlines about …


Hunters mistook grizzly for black bear

Two hunters who had a deadly encounter with a young male grizzly bear Friday were certain it was a black bear when they shot it, said a third member of …


Landers: Grizzly shooting case must hinge on facts

A North Idaho man deserves our respect for calling wildlife authorities after he shot a grizzly bear in his yard on May. 8.


Whitebark pines’ decline ‘rapid’

Ravaged by an introduced pest and facing threats from climate change, stands of whitebark pines are disappearing rapidly from the West’s high-elevation forests. The gnarly looking pines, whose fat-laden seeds …


Grizzly bear attacks on rise

HELENA – There have been a half-dozen encounters between grizzly bears and humans reported in Montana this month alone, a number experts attribute to a growing bear population stuck in …


Vandals lose squeaker to Grizzlies

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho coach Don Verlin left Montana three weeks ago after a 42-point drubbing from the Grizzlies and made a simple, candid declaration. The Vandals didn’t compete, he …


Injury ends career of Montana’s QB

Montana quarterback Andrew Selle suffered a career-ending injury in the Grizzlies’ 28-25 win over Sacramento State, coach Robin Pflugrad said.


Bow hunter injured in attack by grizzly in Montana

Wildlife officials say a grizzly bear attacked a bow hunter in the southern Gravelly Mountains near Ennis over the weekend.


Man mauled after smoking pot can get workers comp

A worker who was mauled feeding the bears at a tourist attraction near Glacier National Park is eligible for workers’ compensation even though he smoked marijuana that morning, a judge …


Federal judge rules grizzlies still threatened

BILLINGS — Facing the combined pressures of habitat loss, hunters and climate change, 600 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park are going back on the threatened species list …


Reluctant rangers shoot, kill grizzly

WEST GLACIER, Mont. – A disturbingly friendly grizzly bear that had boldly wandered through campgrounds and sniffed food and around the edges of tents has been killed after Glacier National …