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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Saddle-sore, pack-rafting fly-fishers sample Yellowstone

Mules and pack rafts geared up with fly rods and bear spray led three adventurers recently to confirm the comeback of Yellowstone Country cutthroats. The good news is filtering out …


Efforts to raise sunken Yellowstone River barge continue

Crews are trying to remove a barge that partially sank in the Yellowstone River in Montana.


Funding $17 million short for Montana dam to save fish

A federal agency that plans to build a new Yellowstone River dam and bypass channel meant to save an endangered fish only has about half the money needed for construction.


Advocates urge judge to keep injunction on Yellowstone dam

Wildlife advocates are urging a federal judge to keep in place an injunction blocking a $57 million irrigation dam and fish passage proposed for the Yellowstone River.


Search continues, man believed missing in Yellowstone River

Stillwater County officials planned to continue a search Thursday for a man believed missing in the Yellowstone River near Columbus.


Yellowstone dam, fish bypass OK’d; court approval needed

Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana’s Yellowstone River but construction can’t proceed until a judge signs off.


Yellowstone River’s closure worries outdoors industry

Tens of thousands of dead fish have closed Montana’s Yellowstone River and stirred new worries Monday about lasting impacts to the region’s lucrative outdoors industry.


More disease testing planned for Yellowstone, tributaries

Montana wildlife officials are conducting tests on fish from additional areas to see if they are infected with a disease blamed in a massive fish kill in the Yellowstone River.


Man dies in rafting accident on Yellowstone River

Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned after a rafting accident on the Yellowstone River west of Columbus.


Deputy rescues 2-year-old child from Yellowstone River

A Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputy rescued a 2-year-old boy who fell into the Yellowstone River.


Oil left in broken pipeline removed, and more to come

BILLINGS – An official with the Environmental Protection Agency says a procedure to remove residual oil from a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline in the Yellowstone River in south-central Montana recovered …


Boaters warned off Yellowstone after oil spill

Boaters were warned to stay off an oil-fouled stretch of Montana’s popular Yellowstone River on Friday, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill pressed regulators to bolster the country’s pipeline safety rules …


Officials question oil spill estimate

BILLINGS – State environmental regulators have asked Exxon Mobil to justify its estimate for how much oil spilled into the Yellowstone River, citing the company’s changing timeline on how long …


Montana questions Exxon’s estimate of oil spilled

Montana environmental regulators have asked Exxon Mobil to justify its estimate for how much oil spilled into the Yellowstone River, citing the company’s changing timeline on how long it took …


Scope of pipeline spill holds, despite more sites

More oil-fouled locations were discovered along the Yellowstone River as floodwaters receded after an Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline failure, but officials said Monday the geographical extent of pollution along the …


Oil spill impact hard to measure in Montana

BILLINGS – It may be two or three weeks before Montana officials can safely launch boats on the Yellowstone River to determine the extent of damage to wildlife from the …


Exxon Mobil, Montana split

BILLINGS – Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has decided Exxon Mobil and the state don’t make good roommates after nearly a week of working together in close quarters to clean up …


Scope of damage unclear on Yellowstone River

LAUREL, Mont. – Authorities struggled Sunday to gauge the environmental and crop damage from tens of thousands of gallons of oil that spilled into the Yellowstone River, as Montana’s governor …