BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Top federal and state fire managers say the National Fire Preparedness Level will be raised to its highest point Friday afternoon.
The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group made the announcement Thursday, saying the jump to Preparedness Level 5 reflects a high degree of wildfire activity and that further assistance from the military and international resources may be conside
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials say the way they count wolves is too expensive and falls far short of an actual population estimate, so they plan to switch to a model that uses information gathered from hunters.
Wildlife advocates say wolf numbers are declining and that switching exclusively to the patch occupancy model within three years could threaten the species' survival...
BOISE (AP) — A federal lawsuit by an environmental group seeking to force federal agencies to analyze whether about two dozen dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout has been dismissed.
U.S. District Court Judge Marco Hernandez in a ruling last week said federal agencies took action after the lawsuit was filed in July that met demands sought by the Alliance f
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Wyoming and Montana are weighing how to respond to last week's ruling by an Oregon judge that rejected the states' claims that federal interstate commerce protections should ensure them access to a proposed terminal on the Columbia River to export coal to Asia...
SEATTLE (AP) — A Montana woman is suing Costco and its California vegetable supplier because of the E. coli illness she contracted after eating chicken salad she bought at the company's Bozeman store.
The lawsuit filed was Monday in the Butte division of U...