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Conservancy plans record $2.5M for Glacier

A nonprofit group plans to provide $2.5 million to Glacier National Park to fund preservation, education and scientific research efforts. The Glacier National Park Conservancy is the private fundraising branch for the park, and Executive Director Doug Mitchell said the $2.5 million is a record amount for the nonprofit. They’ve already raised $1.7 million, and he expects they’ll reach their goal, Read More…

Body of deputy killed in icy accident escorted to medical examiner in Billings

Law enforcement and first responders from 15 agencies escorted the body of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jake Allmendinger to the state medical examiner’s office in Billings Monday morning.  Allmendinger, 31, was fatally injured over the weekend after he went under his vehicle while trying to reach a stranded driver in the Bridger Mountains. Allmendinger Read More…

US public land workers getting assaulted, threatened on job

Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups, according a Congressional watchdog agency. The Government Accountability Office in a new report highlights anti-government tensions that at times have boiled over. That includes the six-week armed occupation of a Read More…

Modern backpackers in Yellowstone want pit toilets and solitude, survey shows

Yellowstone National Park backpackers want a few more amenities compared to their counterparts surveyed 17 years ago, but in other respects they remain much the same. The information comes from a recently published survey in the journal “Yellowstone Science.” Lead author Ray Darville, a professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, published the results to Read More…

Gallatin County Sheriff's Office deputy fatally injured during response to stranded motorist

A Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office deputy was fatally injured after becoming trapped under his pickup truck while on his way to check on a stranded motorist in the Bridger Mountains Saturday night.  In a press release Sunday the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputy as 31-year-old Jake Allmendinger. Allmendinger is survived by his parents Ron Read More…