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Mule deer
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

City officials in Montana have suspended its culling of urban deer this fall and winter seasons amid budget cuts.

A mountain trail covered in snow.
West Central Montana Avalanche Center / West Central Montana Avalanche Center

Experts say an avalanche that killed two Montana snowmobilers was triggered when two riders tried to dig out a third whose snowmobile was stuck.

Democrat Whitney Williams and Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte led the fourth quarter fundraising in Montana's gubernatorial race.

Two mountain goats on a mountain
Tim Lumley / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Grand Teton National Park officials say an operation to kill mountain goats is beginning on Sunday.

Grizzly bear hiding in tall grass.
Ania Tuzel Photography / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Scientists have concluded that an annual elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park doesn't draw in and concentrate large numbers of grizzly bears.

Man surrounded by deep snow.
GNFAC / Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

Gallatin National Forest officials are warning backcountry enthusiasts to take extra care after three snowmobilers escaped injury in a weekend avalanche near Big Sky.

Lincoln Chafee's headshot
Wikimedia Commons / Wikimedia Commons

Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for president as a Libertarian.

The superfund site is located in Anaconda, Montana.
Mark Halloway / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

The Trump administration is building up the biggest backlog in years of unfunded Superfund projects.

The Wyoming state capitol building
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Wyoming's population increased slightly in the second half of 2018 and first half of 2019 after three years of decline.

A woman in zero gravity holds a plastic bag holding a red liquid attached to tubes and plastic-lined device.
NASA Johnson / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

A U.S. astronaut has set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. NASA officials say Christina Koch of Livingston, Montana on Saturday broke the 288-day record set by former space station commander Peggy Whitson.

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