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Montana names new state parks administrator
Montana has named a state parks administrator nearly a year after the previous one was fired

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Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas
The trial sets up as a test of public land policies in Western U.S. states where the federal government controls about 85 percent of the land.
BLM hosts sage grouse meetings in Utah Tues, Wed, Thurs
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is hosting three public meetings in Utah this week to gather input on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's plans to reassess sage grouse management policies adopted under the Obama administration
House approves bill to expand hydropower
The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill aimed at speeding up hydropower projects. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, would define hydropower as renewable energy and streamline the way projects are licensed.
Chronic wasting disease found for first time in Montana deer
Wildlife officials say a potentially fatal disease that affects deer, elk and moose has been found in Montana for the first time
China’s largest online retailer to buy Montana beef
China's largest online retailer has signed a deal with the Montana Stockgrowers Association to buy $200 million worth of Montana beef over the next three years and to build a $100 million slaughterhouse in the state
Grizzly bear bites hunter’s hand as he deploys bear spray
A hunter in Montana was attacked by a grizzly bear while tracking an elk he shot, leaving him with injuries to his hand
Trial to start in Vegas for rancher Bundy in 2014 standoff
The standoff near Bunkerville, Nevada was an iconic moment in a decades-long turf battle about federal control of vast rangelands in the Western U.S.
Bozeman hunter shoots, kills 900-pound female grizzly bear
Montana wildlife officials say a Bozeman hunter shot and killed a female grizzly bear after it charged at him
Montana officials looking to salvage timber after wildfires
Montana officials are working on determining how much timber burned in summer wildfires at Lolo National Forest is salvageable