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After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early
Stockyards have moved 6,000 animals more than they did during the same weeks in 2016.

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Feds remove protections for 10M acres of sage grouse habitat
Feds remove protections for 10M acres of sage grouse habitat
Trump administration moves to reconsider an Obama-era plan to protect the sage grouse, important habitat.
Crews restoring power to 9,000 customers after snowstorm
NorthWestern Energy crews are hard at work to restore power to 9,000 northern Montana customers who were put in the dark by a large snowstorm
House Republicans seek travel records for 3 Interior chiefs
Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are asking the Interior Department to provide documents on use of private charter flights for government business by the past three Interior secretaries
Grizzly bears seeking food in Montana town
Montana wildlife managers have captured a grizzly bear south of Choteau that had been eating fruit near homes and are looking for a second bear that has been looking for food in the town
Up to 30 inches of snow, power outages in northern Montana
A winter storm dropped heavy, wet snow in north-central Montana, closing roads and schools and downing power lines
Auditors say Montana tribe can’t account for $3.5 million
Government auditors say a northcentral Montana Indian tribe can't adequately account for $3.5 million in primarily federal funds, including money for a corruption-plagued water project that's led to numerous criminal convictions
Up to 15 inches of snow in northern Montana
A winter storm dropped up to 15 inches of snow in north-central Montana and left more than 7,000 customers without power
Interior watchdog investigating Zinke over charter flights
Two Democratic members of Congress requested the investigation.
Wildlife officials euthanizes bear after livestock killings
Wildlife officials say they euthanized a grizzly bear after more than 10 large calves and a 1,400-pound (635-kilogram) cow were found dead with signs of grizzly depredation
Cool, damp weather brings relief to US wildfire outlook
Wildfires have burned more than 13,200 square miles nationwide this year.