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Plan Would Keep About 1,000 Bears in Northwest Montana
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife commissioners adopted a grizzly bear conservation plan Monday that would maintain the largest population of the bruins in the Lower 48 at roughly current numbers even if the species loses its federal protections...
MSU Research: Space Radiation as Cyber Tool?
Like turning lemons into lemonade, a Montana State University research team hopes to turn the radiation of outer space into a cybersecurity tool that could protect sensitive data transmitted by satellites.
More Deer Test Positive for Wasting Disease in Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Nine more deer killed by hunters in Montana have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
 
The latest findings bring to 22 the number of deer that have tested positive this season for the deadly brain wasting disease. Als...
Environmentalists: Plan to Reduce Elk Feeding Is Overdue
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An environmental group is urging federal wildlife managers to quickly develop an overdue plan to reduce the amount of supplemental feed given to wild elk on the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming.
In a Dec. 4 letter to refuge officials, attorneys for Earthjustice said the p…
Handful of Mumps Cases Reported at Bozeman Elementary School
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A handful of mumps cases at a Bozeman elementary school led Gallatin County health officials to keep unvaccinated students out of classes until they're sure no more students are contagious.
 
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports health officials contacted the parents of Morning St…