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A fresh start for Lady Bison basketball

With the 2019-2020 high school basketball season just weeks away, the Great Falls High girls basketball team heads into the year with a fresh mentality and a new game plan.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Study: Yellowstone bison mow, fertilize their own grass

A study of grazing in Yellowstone National Park found that bison essentially mow and fertilize their own food. This allows them to graze in one area for two to three …


Hitting All The Right Notes: Gabe Longin Senior Standout

Singing in front of others isn’t easy, and neither is being a running back. Gabe Longin excels at both.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Squirrels, bees could get US aid but not Yellowstone’s bison

U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park’s storied bison herds but pledged to consider more help for two other species – a tiny, endangered squirrel in …


Great Falls High vs. Billings West Soccer

The Great Falls Lady Bison took on Billings West in a Saturday matinee matchup.


Oh, give me a home: Friends share care of orphaned bison

When Kevin Davidson, who owns property off Glenrose Road, decided to take in orphaned bison, his neighbor Jennifer Kofmehl was there to help, proving friends – and bison – can …


When seeking bison, start with Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley

For spectacular wildlife viewing, there’s nothing quite like the annual bison breeding season in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley in late July and August.


Bison help prairie get back to nature

Springtime on the prairie is loud. Streams splish and splash. Frogs peep and sing. Prairie dogs chirp. Greater sage-grouse and other birds such as short-eared owls and northern harriers return …


More than 300 Yellowstone bison removed so far

More than 300 bison have been culled from Yellowstone National Park during the current effort to keep the park’s herd at a manageable level.


Some tourists get too close to Yellowstone’s bison, despite hearing warnings, study shows

From informational pamphlets handed out to tourists at the gates of Yellowstone National Park to roadside informational signs and displays in its visitor center, the park’s staff try to teach …


Yellowstone plans to capture more than 600 bison

Yellowstone National Park officials plan to capture 600 to 900 bison to slaughter this winter for the continuing effort to manage the herd’s population.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park

An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018

Park superintendent shuffle shouldn’t slow bison quarantine

The impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn’t disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison, officials said.


Chimacum man charged with cruelty after 7 starving bison rescued

A 72-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after seven starving bison were removed from a Chimacum Valley Field last month.


Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds

Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of establishing new, disease-free herds across the nation, park officials said Tuesday.


Yellowstone bison rams Idaho woman, tosses her off trail

A bison rammed a 72-year-old Idaho woman and tossed her off a trail as she walked in Yellowstone National Park.


Bison protesters banned from Yellowstone for 5 years

Three people who were arrested while protesting the slaughter of bison near Yellowstone National Park have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and are banned from the park for 5 years.


2 arrested at Yellowstone Park’s bison corral

Yellowstone National Park officials say rangers arrested two people who were trying to chain themselves to a corral where wild bison are held.


Yellowstone begins capturing bison to reduce population

At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease.


Judge: US must reconsider Yellowstone bison protections

A federal judge ordered U.S. wildlife officials to reconsider a 2015 decision that blocked Endangered Species Act protections for the iconic bison herds that roam Yellowstone National Park.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

Officials plan to cull at least 600 Yellowstone bison

Bison managers expect between 600 and 900 of the animals at Yellowstone National Park will be culled this winter by hunting or slaughter.


Traffic accident kills 4 bison in Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park rangers are investigating a traffic accident that left four bison dead in northwest Wyoming.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Report recommends capping Yellowstone bison removal at 1,250

A recently released Yellowstone National Park bison status report says officials are looking to cap this winter’s cull of bison at 1,250.


National Bison Range roundup postponed due to fire danger

The annual bison roundup at the National Bison Range will happen a bit later than usual this year, and will have less public access.


Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd

The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017

Skilled shooters will help thin out Grand Canyon bison herds

The National Park Service will use skilled shooters, capture and other methods to reduce the Grand Canyon’s bison population by more than half.


Yellowstone to create temporary bison quarantine facility

Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison trap into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility.


Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility for bison

Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.


Helen the blind bison becomes nanny to 4-month-old cow

The staff at an animal sanctuary in Oregon had tried all they could to find their blind bison named Helen a pasture pal.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke halts transfer of Montana Bison Range to tribes

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has reversed plans to give management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, saying that he is committed to not …