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MONTANA
Flathead Valley has new Internet Crimes Against Children detective
Det. Jeanne Parker is based in the Kalispell offices for the Department of Homeland Security.
(Source: Flathead Beacon)

MONTANA
Highway deaths in Montana fall 18 percent
Director of the Montana Department of Transportation, Mike Tooley, reported that 132 people have died so far on Montana's highways, against last year's total of 159 fatalities.
(Source: Montana Public Radio)

ALTERNATIVE NEWS
The Senate just voted to keep Big Money in politics. Here's 3 reasons to celebrate anyway.

(Source: Yes! Magazine)

ENERGY
Oil and gas exploration in the Rocky Mountain West spurs national GDP growth
(Remember when they shrieked that the re-election of Obama would arrest the energy sector and kill the U.S. economy?)
(Source: Denver Post)

NATURE
New MSU study shows tornadoes occurring two weeks earlier in 'tornado alley'
The study’s authors are John Long and Paul Stoy, both of whom are in MSU’s Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences,
(Source: MSU News Service )

OP-ED
Steve Daines and the environmental boogeyman
Cowgirl wrote, "The cold fact is that the timber industry–in fact the entire wood products industry–in Montana has been devastated in recent years by one thing, and one thing only: the bursting of the housing bubble."
(Source: Montana Cowgirl (blog))

LIFESTYLE
Rescued mountain lion kittens find new home
Rescued last month from a wildfire near Florence, Mont., the two male kittens are now headed for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio.
(Source: Helena Independent Record )

LIFESTYLE
Moments of regret: How NOT to drop a tree
Two short videos provide polar examples of tree-felling for those in Montana who are heading out to gather firewood this time of year.
(Source: adventure journal )

Previous Headlines
MONTANA
Route to forest being carved south of Big Timber
“I think one of the neat things about this area is that a lot of our forest is rock and ice,” Alex Sienkiewicz, a Gallatin National Forest ranger, said. “Some of this is your best habitat for game species like elk and deer — more of a rare component on our national forest — that will be accessible to the public once again.”
(Source: Billings Gazette)

REGIONAL
Washington reports new wolf pack near Profanity Peak
(That lede is so soggy with irony—I love it.)
(Source: Missoulian/AP)

MONTANA
Deer-vehicle crashes decline in the state
Matt Hoffman wrote, "A new report from State Farm shows Montana drivers are more than 15 percent less likely to hit a deer over the next 12 months than the past 12 months."
(Source: Montana Standard )

MONTANA
Fort Belknap tribal officers detain state game warden for 5-1/2 hours
(Sounds like both parties may be testing the limits of sovereignty in north central Montana.)
(Source: Missoulian/AP)

MONTANA
New report details Montana landowners locking down county roads

(Source: Helena Independent Record )

NATURE
Montana wolf hunt begins; Activists shadowing hunters
The general hunting season for gray wolves in Montana will last for six months—and there is no limit—this year.
(Source: The Missoulian/AP )

NATURE
The Great Avian Die-off: Two reports point to grim future for US birds
"The State of the Birds 2014 report and the Audubon Society's Climate Report enumerate the ongoing problems contributing to a precipitous decline in bird populations across the United States."
(Source: Truth-out )

ALTERNATIVE NEWS
Hurdles mounting for Northwest coal exports
Insightful, unbiased coverage by HCN contributing editor Cally Carswell.
(Source: High Country News)

MONTANA
Man dies after apparent BASE jump in Glacier National Park
Beau Wieher, 22, was a resident of Missoula, Mont.
(Source: Flathead Beacon/AP )

LIFESTYLE
Report evaluates snowmobilers' contribution to Montana's winter tourism
The report was recently completed by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana, and it determined that snowmobile tourism contributed over $14M to the state's economy.
(Source: Missoulian)

POLITICS
Butte: The bluest of the blue
Butte, Mont., is, was, and may well always be a labor community, and the population there believes strongly that organizing and government are effective tools for meeting their needs.
(Source: Montana Standard )

SUSTAINABILITY
Bozeman's Emerson Center in the solar spotlight
The center for the arts is now reported to have the largest photovoltaic (solar-electric) array within city limits.
(Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle )

BUSINESS
Glacier Nat'l Park on target for record number of visitors
The record of just over 2.2 million was set in—get this—1983.
(Source: Great Falls Tribune )

BUSINESS
Record-breaking freeze on Friday impacts farmers' crops
Severe damage to delicate crops was widespread across western Montana following Friday temperatures in the low 20s.
(Source: NBC Montana )

LIFESTYLE
Popular pet turtles in Montana now illegal
Red-eared turtles are popular pets in Montana, where they are also an invasive species, and now ownership of the turtles here requires a special permit.
(Source: NBC Montana )

POLITICS
Daines seeks to woo skeptical Indian Country voters
By Matt Volz
(Source: Flathead Beacon/AP )

OP-ED
Great Falls Tribune discovers readers would like to read about issues in campaigns
(This, from the mainstream media sector that has spent the last 10 years crying in their beers over dwindling profits.)
(Source: Intelligent Discontent (blog) )

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