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Heavy rain along Rocky Mountain Front leads to flooding
Heavy rain falling along the Rocky Mountain Front over the last several days has triggered some flooding, closing some roads and trapping a horseback party in the Scapegoat Wilderness

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Send in the goats: Portugal goes low-tech to beat wildfires
Deploying goats as a way to prevent wildfires has been done for decades in the United States, especially in California and the Pacific Northwest.
Produce boxes bring the farm to your doorstep
Produce boxes bring the farm to your doorstep
CSA program now available to Hermiston residents
Wallowa County’s Hawkins sisters fine with fowl
Wallowa County’s Hawkins sisters fine with fowl
It’s successful in many ways but not necessarily financially, they contend.
Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought
The National Interagency Fire Center reported there were 1,746 people responding to fight six active wildfires in the region.
Montana fire season forecast to be big, despite snowy winter
Montana is still recovering from last year’s fire season, when 1,500 square miles burned.
Longtime Spokane truck company closes after 50 years
Longtime Spokane truck company closes after 50 years
Arlo Huber & Son Inc., in Spokane Valley, Wash., closed its doors May 31 after 50 years. Owner Mark Huber says it’s harder to find drivers, more customers are buying their own trucks or relying on grain trains.
Grizzly bear dies after eating pesticides in garage
A grizzly bear has died after eating pesticides in an open garage northeast of Great Falls
Crunch time: When combines go rogue
Crunch time: When combines go rogue
Longtime Lind, Wash., event means survival for small town.
Evacuation notices lifted in Central Washington fire
Authorities in Grant County have lifted all evacuation notices as crews work to contain a wildfire burning grass and brush north in Central Washington
New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses
The latest fires are stoking fears that a dry winter will lead to a dangerous fire season this summer in the West.

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