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NEWS: Dispatch

Top Story: As Wildfire Season Looms, Firefighters Battle Low Pay and Low Snow

Wildland firefighters on their commute to the office
Wildland firefighters on their commute to the office
The Wildland Firefighter Paycheck Protection Act could permanently raise federal firefighter salaries. But even if Congress can pass it, the proposed legislation still isn’t a perfect fix. 
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NEWS: Dispatch

Premiere of the Queen

Grizzly 399, as portrayed on Mangelsen's book, "Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek"
Grizzly 399, as portrayed on Mangelsen's book, "Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek"
Grizzly 399 is the most famous bear in the world. The new film, 399: Queen of the Tetons, makes its world premiere at Missoula’s Documentary Film Festival on Feb. 16
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Yellowstone Book Mangelsen

Photo Essay

Of Wolves and Wildness

Nature and a harsh reality of an ecosystem at work captured in photographs in Yellowstone National Park
Nature and a harsh reality of an ecosystem at work captured in photographs in Yellowstone National Park
In the wilds of Yellowstone, a photographer captured a mighty standoff, an illustration in imagery of the beauty and unforgiving reality of a cyclical ecosystem.
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NEWS: In Short

Why are bighorn and domestic sheep hanging out? Here's why we should care.

The bacteria M. ovi causes mild symptoms in domestic sheep, but can be fatal to bighorns
The bacteria M. ovi causes mild symptoms in domestic sheep, but can be fatal to bighorns
A respiratory illness common in domestic sheep can devastate wild bighorn sheep herds. In a quest to minimize transmission, a pair of MSU researchers is leading a study to identify how wild and domestic sheep interact.
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Lori Ryker

NEWS: In Short

How Irrigation Harms (or Helps) Streamflows in the West

You can see all the wildlife Yellowstone offers when you visit the Yellowstone River delta
You can see all the wildlife Yellowstone offers when you visit the Yellowstone River delta
A new study used 35 years of data to qualify the impacts of irrigation on river basins across the western U.S. to better inform future management decisions. As it turns out, it’s complicated.
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Feature story

The Heartbeat of Wild Places

Mountain King: If you lock eyes with this guy, you'll want some distance between you
Mountain King: If you lock eyes with this guy, you'll want some distance between you
Deep in the wildest terrain in the Rockies, a mysterious discovery tells the story of a battle between Montana's most lethal predators. And why we need them on the landscape.
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Patagonia

NEWS: In Short

Pair of wildlife diseases detected in Montana birds

Mourning doves and Eurasian collared doves are susceptible to the disease PPMV
Mourning doves and Eurasian collared doves are susceptible to the disease PPMV
Recent avian flu and pigeon paramyxovirus detections prompted FWP to issue a statement last month informing residents to be aware and diligent if they find dead birds.
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OPINION: Essay

Forests of Immortal Stories

Old-growth forests, whether in large continuous stands or scattered pockets, have long found refuge in Greater Yellowstone
Old-growth forests, whether in large continuous stands or scattered pockets, have long found refuge in Greater Yellowstone
In her latest essay, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh writes how ancient trees draw human love in Greater Yellowstone and across the globe.
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