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  • Hands-off forest management goes up in smoke

    10/14/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Twotone · 34 replies
    Register Guard ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nick Smith
    Sam Krop’s characterization of catastrophic wildfire on public and privately owned forest lands (guest viewpoint, Oct. 4) doesn’t match the reality of what Oregon experienced this summer. But I can see why Cascadia Wildlands and other special interest groups oppose solutions such as the Resilient Federal Forests Act. These bills untie the hands of our federal land managers, and provide them with more tools and resources to restore the health of our public forests, before and after a fire. Has “hands-off” forest management reduced the size and severity of forest fires? Are we choking on less wildfire smoke every summer?...
  • Yellowstone Supervolcano May Rumble to Life Faster Than Thought

    10/12/2017 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | By Victoria Jaggard
    A new study of ancient ash suggests that the dormant giant could develop the conditions needed to blow in a span of mere decades. ===================================================================================== Steam rises off the Grand Prismatic Spring, one of the most stunning hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Photograph by Tom Murphy, National Geographic Creative ========================================================================================= If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought. After analyzing minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption, researchers at Arizona State University think the supervolcano last woke up after two influxes of fresh magma flowed into the...
  • Trump administration: Court can't suspend pipeline decision [Keystone XL]

    10/10/2017 9:06:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2017 6:50 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    Attorneys for the Trump administration said a federal judge has no authority to second-guess a presidential permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline as they seek to stop a lawsuit that would block the project. Justice Department attorneys are due in U.S. District Court in Montana on Wednesday to defend the administration’s March approval of the 1,179-mile pipeline — a lightning rod in the debate over what to do about climate change. The TransCanada proposal would transport Canadian crude oil through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with an existing system of lines to carry oil...
  • Feds admit harassing small Butte meat plant, but take no action

    10/01/2017 9:27:03 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 17, 2017 | DAVID McCUMBER
    As a boy growing up in Butte, Bart Riley loved spending time at the family business, Riley Meats, on West Park Street. Young Bart and his siblings would help out cleaning the shop after his father was done cutting meat for the day.
  • Colorado’s electricity rates continue to rise

    09/18/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amy Cooke, Grant Mandigora
    In 2001, Colorado electricity consumers enjoyed some of the lowest electric rates in the country. The 15 years since haven’t been so kind to ratepayers. For more than a decade, elected officials, PUC commissioners, industry and advocates have told Colorado ratepayers that they could transform the state’s electricity generation away from coal and toward industrial wind, solar and natural gas with little cost to ratepayers. However, the actual numbers tell a much different story. Colorado electricity rates have risen sharply – 62.1 percent – across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, despite a slight decrease in recent years. Colorado electricity rates...
  • Another Bear Spray Failure: Bow Hunter Mauled – WARNING Graphic Images

    09/14/2017 4:22:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Another case of bear spray failure occurred in Montana on September 4th at about 8 a.m.  A grizzly bear charged through bear spray to get at Tom Sommers.Sommers and his partner Dan were bow hunting for elk when they saw the bear about 30 feet away.  Dan put out a cloud of spray, but the bear charged through it.Sommers was unable to get the safety off his spray can and dropped it as the bear closed with him. He then accessed a pistol, but was unable to shoot before the bear swatted his hand down. As the bear attacked...
  • Heavy snow, significant rain on the way to Montana

    09/14/2017 2:54:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KRTV ^ | 8/13/17 | Mike Rawlins
    The STORMTracker Weather Team says a major storm system is on track to deliver heavy snow and significant rain to Montana. Cooler air is already spilling south out of Canada and temperatures will get even colder on Thursday and Friday. This storm is expected to be the beginning of the end of fire season across the state.
  • Woman who is set to become the first transgender contestant at the Miss Montana USA pageant says

    09/10/2017 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 8 2017 | Clemence Michallon
    Complete Headline: Woman who is set to become the first transgender contestant at the Miss Montana USA pageant says President Trump's motivated her to 'step up' and 'instill hope' in the trans community Anita Green, 26, will compete as part of the Miss Montana USA pageant on Sunday in Missoula University Of Montana grad made history last year by becoming the first openly transgender person elected as national delegate to a nominating convention She has thought about entering the pageant in the past but decided it was time after Donald Trump was elected president last year 'I wanted to be...
  • Joe Robertson Released from Prison (Elderly Vietnam Convicted for "EPA crimes)(Lost 60 lbs)

    09/07/2017 5:37:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 45 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | 9/7/2017 | Marjorie Haun
    (Free Range Report)-The elderly Vietnam veteran, Joe Robertson, convicted by the Obama Administration for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, has been furloughed from the federal prison facility where has been locked up since September of last year. Following his appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court on Wednesday September 6, Robertson was released into his own custody to enter a halfway house in Butte, Montana, with plans to later be admitted to the Veterans Administation Medical Center in Fort Harrison, Montana...... Mr. Robertson has lost 60lbs while in prison, and is suffering from poor health due to a lack...
  • WESTERN US FIRES - Live Thread

    09/05/2017 10:11:15 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 224 replies
    Various ^ | 9/5/17 | me
    The Western US is facing cataclysmic forest fires, at least one started by idiot boys throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek area, near Multnomah Lodge, in the COLUMBIA GORGE - a greenie paradise. I-84 is closed near Multnomah Files to Exit 62, just west of Hood River. MONTANA www.ktvq.comNW Fires www.arcgis.comOREGON List of fires www.inciweb.nwcg.gov> IDAHO List of fires www.inciweb.nwcg.gov> CALIFORNIA List of fires www.inciweb.nwcg.gov> WASHINGTON List of fires www.inciweb.nwcg.gov>
  • Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018

    09/03/2017 3:59:57 PM PDT · by 100American · 118 replies
    Travel + Leisure ^ | December 17, 2016 | Cailey Rizzo
    Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver’s licenses. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel.
  • Satellite photo wildfires in the northwest

    09/03/2017 11:14:08 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 6 replies
    Wild Fire Today, and others ^ | 9/3/2017 | Various
    http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Wildfires-are-threatening-thousands-of-homes-and-hindering-travel-in-the-Pacific-Northwest/id-0325ce4125ed474c82cd12e045308e20 http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=ed0a7dad32fe4848b20c6f91c74c79ea#! http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/08/28/wildfire-smoke-map-august-28-2017/ http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/02/irritating-smoke-from-wildfires-choking-us-west-turning-lives-upside-down.html MONTANA http://www.kare11.com/news/lightning-sparks-40-more-montana-wildfires/470081743
  • Yellowstone Volcano-Related Earthquake Swarm?

    09/03/2017 12:30:37 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 71 replies
    USGS ^ | unpublished | Self
    37 quakes -one was 5.3 on the Richter scale- NE of Soda Springs, Idaho (southwest of Yellowstone) in the past 7 hours. Close enough to be of possible concern?) Suspicious action from a fairly quiet area.
  • Irishman arrested by horseback mountain patrol in Montana seeking to enter US illegally

    08/12/2017 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 11, 2017 05:04 AM | Irish Central Staff
    A 47-year-old Irishman has been arrested by Border Patrol agents in Northwest Montana for attempting to enter the United States illegally. Agents encountered the Irishman, carrying a large backpack, along the international border near the northeast section of Glacier National Park. He had previously overstayed his US visa and was prohibited from re-entering the United States for an extended period, according to Michael Rappold, public affairs officer for the Havre Sector Border Patrol Station. According to the authorities, the Irishman entered the United States from Canada by walking southbound, through the woods, to avoid detection. Rappold told the press he...
  • GOP Lands Top Candidate In Montana Senate Race

    08/01/2017 6:42:45 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/31/17
    Montana state Auditor Matt Rosendale said Monday he would challenge Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), giving Republicans a top recruit in their effort to win a red-state Senate seat. Rosendale will enter a crowded GOP primary field but will be the only Republican in the race to hold a statewide office. Tester, who holds one of the 25 seats the Senate Democratic Caucus is defending next year, is seen as vulnerable. He won his 2012 reelection by about 4 percentage points. Rosendale announced his bid on Monday with a short video blasting Washington Democrats and touting his conservative chops. The video...
  • Earthquake, aftershocks rattle western Montana [5.8 magnitude]

    07/06/2017 5:06:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/6/2017 | Staff
    MISSOULA, Mont. - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck western Montana around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service in Great Falls said on Twitter that the shaking was felt as far away as 500 miles (805 kilometers). The U.S. Geological Survey says the the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit just after midnight about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) southeast of Lincoln.
  • Montana Politician Raised $116,000 AFTER He Choke-Slammed A Reporter

    06/28/2017 9:36:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/27/2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte pulled in $116,000 in campaign donations on the day of his election, hours after he assaulted a Guardian reporter during an interview the night before. Many expected Gianforte, who was running to fill Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s vacant house seat in a May 25 special election, to lose after he grabbed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by the neck and threw him to the ground. Instead, Gianforte won the election by a six percent margin and raised more than $100,000 on election day, according to campaign disclosures first reported by The Guardian. The election day donations totaled...
  • Trump administration removes protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

    06/22/2017 4:23:53 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/17 03:43 PM EDT | TIMOTHY CAMA
    The Trump administration is removing Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears, after they spent more than four decades on the threatened list. The Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service announced the delisting decision Thursday, which immediately drew rebukes from conservationists and Democrats. Officials said that conservation efforts for the bear, a more than fourfold increase in its population and state policies designed to protect the bears show that the delisting is warranted. The Yellowstone grizzly bear lives in and around Yellowstone National Park in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. “This achievement stands as one of America’s great conservation successes;...
  • 4.5 Mag Earthquake West Yellowstone, MT

    06/19/2017 9:36:09 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 78 replies
    USGS YELLOWSTONE Volcano website ^ | June 14, 2017 | USGS YELLOWSTONE
    Alert Level: Normal Volcano Notification Service YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION STATEMENT U.S. Geological Survey Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:03 PM MDT (Friday, June 16, 2017, 03:03 UTC) YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (VNUM #325010) 44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN The University of Utah, a YVO member agency, sent out the following press release about a magnitude 4.5 earthquake near West Yellowstone, MT that occurred at 6:48 PM MDT. PRESS RELEASE University of Utah Seismograph Stations Released: June 15, 2017 07:55 PM MDT The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that...
  • RTDNA: ‘Everyone Had a Responsibility to Cover This Story [FAKENEWS re: Montana Rep Incident]

    05/30/2017 11:42:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    tvspy.com/adweek.com ^ | 5/26/17 | Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel
    ....KECI, the Sinclair-owned NBC affiliate in Montana, refused to cover initial reports that newly elected congressman, Greg Gianforte assaulted The Guardian Reporter, Ben Jacobs, according to a report in New York Magazine....