Better education on all the players and methods for dealing with grizzly bears may go a long way toward making Montana a better place for bears. On Thursday, the governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council wrapped up their two-day meeting in Missoula with a lot of information and a little concern that they were falling behind the timeline to come up with recommendations. “My … [Read more...] about Living with bears: Governor’s grizzly advisory council begins work on recommendations
https://youtu.be/d0MqnbO4hzY (KPAX) Rachel Luger and Brian Dalpes experienced the unthinkable on December 1, when their 17-month-old dog, Betsy, was caught in an illegal trap while they were out for their evening walk. The trap was near the family’s routine walking path for Betsy, off Hiberta Road in Orchard Homes. “We go down to this area all the time several times a … [Read more...] about Missoula family devastated by dog’s death in illegal in-town trap; urges education
(KPAX) Two men were cited for setting an illegal trap in the Orchard homes area of Missoula that killed a young dog. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional supervisor Randy Arnold says the illegal trap was set near the Clark Fork River off of Hiberta Street. A family with their dog were recreating in that area on Sunday, when their 17-month old dog was caught in the … [Read more...] about FWP cites 2 men after Missoula dog dies in illegal trap
NorthWestern Energy is proposing to buy or build 750 megawatts of new power-generation for Montana customers – twice what it has now – and says it will decide what type after getting bids in a process beginning soon. The company’s initial power-procurement plan, which has a public hearing before the state Public Service Commission Monday, said new natural gas-fired plants … [Read more...] about NorthWestern Energy wants to double power production, but how?
The owners of the Colstrip power plant have reached a new coal supply agreement with the owners of a nearby mine, which recently emerged from bankruptcy. NorthWestern Energy, one of six owners of the plant's 3 & 4 units, announced Thursday that it had reached a six-year deal with the owners of the Rosebud Mine to continue selling coal to burn at the plant just across … [Read more...] about Colstrip owners sign 6-year supply agreement with Rosebud coal mine