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Bear Charge

Bear Charge

August 29, 2014

by Kevin McClane A few weeks ago, on a day like many other days, I decided to use some of my spare time to drive up into the Beartooths. This particular drive lead me past Greenough Lake and up towards the Glacier Lake trailhead. I’ve been out there many times and always see something different…. Read More ›

The Killing of Wolf Number Ten

The Killing of Wolf Number Ten

The wolf that would later be named “Wolf Number Ten” was captured in Alberta, Canada in January of 1995. He was a huge 122-pound alpha male, destined to be one of the pack leaders for the wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park. He was placed in the Rose Creek acclimation pen, where he met Wolf… Read More ›

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Fracking – Science and History

  As with any hot-button issue, it is generally easy to find opinions on hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” It’s harder to find unbiased information, and most of us don’t really want to seek out opinions we disagree with. This leads to reinforcing our own view, just as the people we disagree with are… Read More ›

Fracking – The Argument Against

As with any hot-button issue, it is generally easy to find opinions on hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” It’s harder to find unbiased information, and most of us don’t really want to seek out opinions we disagree with. This leads to reinforcing our own view, just as the people we disagree with are having… Read More ›

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Fracking – The Argument in Favor

As with any hot-button issue, it is generally easy to find opinions on hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” It’s harder to find unbiased information, and most of us don’t really want to seek out opinions we disagree with. This leads to reinforcing our own view, just as the people we disagree with are having… Read More ›

Science Corner Yellowstone Supervolcano

Living by a Supervolcano – the Yellowstone Caldera

by Gerald Davidson, PhD The geological history of Montana has been marked by many unusual events, and amazing changes in the climate and environment. The wonders of Montana have been a favorite of geologists for many years. Perhaps this series of short articles may illuminate some of the amazing environmental aspects that are special to… Read More ›

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Science Corner: Temperature Inversions

There has been a lot of talk on the news about temperature inversions, but very little effort to explain what they are. Normally, the higher you rise, the cooler the air gets. Red Lodge may be south of Billings, but it’s over 2,000 feet higher in elevation, so it’s generally cooler. The ski mountain is… Read More ›

Rodman-Smooth Water

He’s so fast! I wish I could stop him

The world is always moving, and much too fast for me, thank you. I became interested in photography because it captured a moment, a special one, any one I decided. Just one moment that can easily be missed. I don’t need to be entertained anymore. I enjoy silence, simplicity and these individual precious moments. Making… Read More ›

Dogs, Trails and Traps

Dogs, Trails, and Traps

Written by Grant Barnard for the BRTA newsletter. Used with permission. A touchy subject, dogs on trails. Some areas are heavily used by dogs, (like the West Fork Road) and it can become messy… or not. There is a volunteer bag station and trash can at the parking area there; lots of folks are using… Read More ›

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The Double Ditch Dog Park

In 2012, a handful of incidents around Red Lodge prompted an enforcement of the city’s leash law. Two dozen interested parties showed up at a meeting that spring at city hall to look at several potential sites for a dog park within city limits, and to discuss appropriate rules and regulations for using such a… Read More ›

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