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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 9:50 a.m.

After an abrupt halt, the process that would bring grizzly bears back to North Cascades National Park is back on

Grizzly bears may yet roam the Washington Cascades, after a pair of federal agencies unexpectedly announced Thursday they would reopen the process of considering how reintroduction might happen.


Montana ranchers share the landscape with grizzlies

Ranching families are sharing the southwestern Montana landscape with grizzly bears, with some help from students. The Tom Miner Basin Association works on projects to promote places where livestock and …


Idaho wildlife officials warn hunters to watch for grizzles

Idaho fish and game officials are warning people in the Panhandle to watch out for grizzles during black bear season.


Bringing the outdoors in: Virtual classrooms deliver grizzlies, eagles to schools

As video classes go, it’s hard to beat a studio with a view of the snowcapped Bitterroot Mountains and an eagle trap out the window.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Female grizzly poached in North Idaho

A female grizzly bear was shot multiple time in North Idaho, according to officials.


GOP seeks changes to species law, including stripping wolf protection, after grizzly hunts halted

Galvanized by court rulings protecting grizzly bears and gray wolves, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched a push for sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act despite strong objections from Democrats …


Grizzlies get back U.S. protections, Rockies hunts blocked

The first public grizzly bear hunts in the Northern Rockies in almost three decades have been blocked by a U.S. judge who rejected government claims that the fearsome predators had …


US won’t restore Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

U.S. officials say they will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears despite a court ruling that called into question the government’s rationale for placing the animals under state …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Idaho to hold public meetings on possible grizzly bear hunt

Idaho officials have scheduled two public meetings as part of a process to potentially open a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male.


Montana won’t allow Yellowstone grizzly bear hunts in 2018

Montana won’t hold a grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after state officials said Thursday they want to avoid complicating lawsuits over the animal’s legal status.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Biologists: Grizzly numbers hold steady around Yellowstone

Grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park are holding relatively steady, according to figures released Thursday, as state wildlife officials begin discussions on whether to hold the first …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

Grizzly bear tracks found east of Cody in Wyoming

Fresh tracks found on a dirt road in a rural, northwest Wyoming prairie are the latest example of grizzly bears roaming a type of habitat where they have not been …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

More grizzly bears roaming outside national parks in Wyoming

A growing number of grizzly bears are moving outside their established habitat in and around Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, causing more conflicts with humans, according to wildlife managers.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

More groups sue over Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Three more conservation groups are suing to restore federal protections to grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park.


Two grizzlies euthanized after livestock attack

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized two grizzly bears for preying on livestock in Montana.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled …


Glacier National Park trail closed due to grizzlies

A popular trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears frequenting the area.


Scientists predict expansion of US grizzly bear habitat

Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, …


Plan offers 4 options for restoring grizzly bears to Washington

Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades.


Injury-depleted Vandals make too many turnovers in loss to Montana

After he fouled out in the closing minute, Idaho’s Victor Sanders untucked his jersey and made his way to the second-to-last seat on the Vandals’ bench.


Josh Hawkinson’s double-double leads WSU past Montana at Paradise Jam

Josh Hawkinson scored a career-high 29 points and added 14 rebounds, as Washington State downed Montana 87-63 Saturday in a consolation-round game at the Paradise Jam tournament.


Grizzlies tab Shannon Schweyen as women’s basketball coach

Shannon Schweyen has been promoted to head coach of the Montana women’s basketball team that she played on and has helped coach for the past 24 seasons.


In Brief: Penguins win, advance to Stanley Cup

Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game …


Hecla Mining to buy Montanore silver deposit in northwest Montana

Hecla Mining Company plans to buy a major silver deposit in Northwest Montana that for decades drawn the interest of speculators and the ire of conservationists.


Big Sky roundup: Coeur d’Alene’s Chad Chalich leads Montana to win

Chad Chalich overcame a slow start to pass for 265 yards and three touchdowns, leading Montana to a 27-13 win over UC Davis on Saturday in Davis, California. Chalich (Coeur …


Big Sky roundup: Cal Poly stuns Montana with late field goal

Alex Vega nailed a 48-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to give Cal Poly a season-opening 20-19 nonconference win over Montana on Saturday in Missoula. The Grizzlies (1-1) took …


Wildlife-rich land preserved in North Idaho

Federal grants were used to buy development rights last month for two North Idaho properties to preserve habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife. The Hubbard family sold the rights …


Big Sky basketball: Idaho overcomes Montana in double overtime

Connor Hill fell short in his five previous career tries at the Montana Grizzlies. Maybe the most agonizing setback occurred at Memorial Gym last season, when Montana pulled out a …


EWU men cruise past Montana State to move into tie atop Big Sky standings

It all felt so right Thursday night for Eastern Washington. Forgotten were the aches and pains, the recent shooting slump, the self-doubt. All were swept away, along with the Montana …


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Coming up: Tonight vs. Montana, 7; Saturday vs. Montana State, 1 Outlook: Whatever good the Vandals did to their Big Sky Tournament hopes by upsetting Sacramento State on Feb. 14 …