Custer's flag nets $2.2 million
In truth, the flag has a better chance of being seen now that it’s in private hands than it did at the DIA, which hasn’t displayed the object locally since the late 1890s. It was displayed at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana from 1952 to about 1963, and since 1980, it was loaned twice to historical institutions, including the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids.
Predator killings of livestock increase in Montana
Livestock killed by wolves, coyotes, grizzly bears, black bears and mountain lions in Montana has increased dramatically in recent years, a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's says. In 2007, predators caused an estimated $1.2 million in losses to Montana’s sheep industry (up 16 percent from 2006).
Montana conservation project makes history
The Montana Legacy Project purchase of more than 310,000 acres from Plum Creek, is a critical link to conserving the Crown of the Continent - a 10-million acre natural region that encompasses Glacier National Park and provides refuge for some of the last grizzly bears, Canada lynx and wolverines left in the lower 48 states.
Flathead Lake gill netting plan delayed
A draft environmental review for a lake trout netting project on Flathead Lake has been delayed but should be released sometime this winter, an official with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes said Thursday.