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11

Jan


 Miss America makes history with first autistic contestant 



The remarkable Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, is not only the pageant’s youngest this year, she is also the first-ever contestant who lives with autism.
The remarkable Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, is not only the pageant’s youngest this year, she is also the first-ever contestant who lives with autism.

28

Aug

Man dies trying to pull off Bigfoot hoax in MontanaThe hoaxer was wearing a military-style ghillie suit in an effort to stir up Bigfoot reports.

Man dies trying to pull off Bigfoot hoax in Montana
The hoaxer was wearing a military-style ghillie suit in an effort to stir up Bigfoot reports.

10

Jul

Hobbit House of MontanaWhat began as a quest to build a creative family getaway in Montana morphed into the Hobbit House of Montana, a structure that boasts a green roof with Middle Earth flair.8 lush green rooftops from around the globe

Hobbit House of Montana
What began as a quest to build a creative family getaway in Montana morphed into the Hobbit House of Montana, a structure that boasts a green roof with Middle Earth flair.
8 lush green rooftops from around the globe

28

Jan

Vacations don’t get much greener than a trip to Montana’s Lodge at Sun Ranch, which was constructed from pre-existing structures and recycled building materials. The 26,000-acre property is the ideal location for hiking, horseback riding and paddling, and it’s also a great place to catch a glimpse of local wildlife. In fact, Sun Ranch donated a 10-year lease to Trout Unlimited to make sure its tributaries were free of irrigation, and the ranch removed barbwire so elk can freely roam the grounds. Even the gourmet cuisine is green — produce is organic, meat is free-range, and the food comes from ranch property or is purchased from local farmers.10 eco-luxury resorts

Vacations don’t get much greener than a trip to Montana’s Lodge at Sun Ranch, which was constructed from pre-existing structures and recycled building materials. The 26,000-acre property is the ideal location for hiking, horseback riding and paddling, and it’s also a great place to catch a glimpse of local wildlife. In fact, Sun Ranch donated a 10-year lease to Trout Unlimited to make sure its tributaries were free of irrigation, and the ranch removed barbwire so elk can freely roam the grounds. Even the gourmet cuisine is green — produce is organic, meat is free-range, and the food comes from ranch property or is purchased from local farmers.
10 eco-luxury resorts

06

Jan

Dog survives 4-day burial by killer avalanche in MontanaA Welsh corgi buried by an avalanche that killed its owner was hungry but unscathed when it was found outside a motel room the man had rented.

Dog survives 4-day burial by killer avalanche in Montana
A Welsh corgi buried by an avalanche that killed its owner was hungry but unscathed when it was found outside a motel room the man had rented.

10

Oct

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Climate Change in Action: Montana’s Famous Glaciers are Melting

From Al Jazeera:

In the US state of Montana, the Glacier National Park - an area sometimes called the “Crown of the Continent” - is famous for its snow-capped mountains.

But it could soon lose its glaciers due to global warming.

Scientists warn if the ice keeps melting at this rate, the park’s 25 remaining glaciers could all melt away by the year 2030.

The US Geological Survey covers the science of Montana’s melting glaciers here. CNN has previously called them, “The poster child for climate change.”

19

Aug

Montana dog becomes local celebrity for his math skillsBeau, a black lab, has achieved a degree of celebrity for his counting skills, becoming a star at the Flathead Lake resort in Montana. Owner David Madsen, a retired AT&T executive, adopted the puppy a dozen years ago and began teaching him math basics when he showed signs of being intelligent.

Montana dog becomes local celebrity for his math skills
Beau, a black lab, has achieved a degree of celebrity for his counting skills, becoming a star at the Flathead Lake resort in Montana. Owner David Madsen, a retired AT&T executive, adopted the puppy a dozen years ago and began teaching him math basics when he showed signs of being intelligent.

22

Jul

Second Montana oil spill went unreported for a monthWhile much smaller than the Yellowstone River oil spill, a newly discovered spill is raising eyebrows because it went unreported for a month.

Second Montana oil spill went unreported for a month
While much smaller than the Yellowstone River oil spill, a newly discovered spill is raising eyebrows because it went unreported for a month.

03

Jul

Exxon Mobil says oil leaked into Yellowstone River
A pipeline leaked as many as 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana and has been shut down, the company said.

Exxon Mobil says oil leaked into Yellowstone River

A pipeline leaked as many as 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana and has been shut down, the company said.