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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) â€” Those army cutworm moths are a nuisance to people, but they are an important nutritious snack for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Researchers say more grizzly bears are congregating each summer on steep rocky slopes in the southeastern portion of the 9,210-square-mile ecosystem in search of the moths.
PINGREE â€” A dozen or so members of St. John's Catholic Church have spent the last three Sundays preparing for their annual Christmas noodles bazaar.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) â€” The grand opening of an L.L. Bean store in Vermont has ruffled some feathers, with an owl attacking a hawk in a shopping mall display.
Officials say a European eagle owl attacked a Harris's hawk Friday in Burlington's Town Center Mall.
The Burlington Free Press reports witnesses said the owl squeezed the hawk in its claws for several minutes, causing the hawk to shriek.
Workers at the mall display for the Freeport, Maine-based outdoors outfitter separated the birds.
Great things come in little packages.Â Take 11-year old Hailey Transtrum from Blackfoot.Â This tiny-framed huntress harvested her first deer in October.Â Though she herself is pint-sized, her story -- and the exuberance she uses to tell it -- is larger than life.
When recounting that exciting day on Oct. 17, Hailey doesnâ€™t immediately jump to the blood-pumping moment the deer came into view or that breathless moment when she settled in and took her shot.Â She starts at the beginning.
â€śWe had to get up "really" early,â€ť Hailey starts.Â â€śBut, my dad had bought doughnuts for breakfast!â€ť
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) â€” Police in Southern California have arrested a suspected calf rustler after the animal was found in the back seat of his car.
Riverside Animal Services spokesman John Welsh says an officer approached Cesar Zamora Santana early Wednesday when the man was spotted loitering outside an auto shop.
When the officer looked inside Santana's vehicle, he saw the calf lying in the back seat. Santana told police that he bought the animal for $200 at a gas station.
Animal control officers found that the bovine's ear identification tag had been forcibly removed.
BLACKFOOT â€” Members of the Bingham County Sheriff's Department and Blackfoot City Police cooked, served and bussed tables at Rupe's Burgers on Thursday in hopes of earning some generous tips for the Santa's Helpers program.
Sponsored by the Bingham County Sheriff's Department, Santa's Helpers is a program that helps assist families in need with Christmas gift giving. Up to 100 families are selected to receive help with the program each year.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) â€” Oregon police agree it was a bad first date.
They say a 23-year-old man met a woman for the first time in person Monday night after they talked online. She hopped into his vehicle at a drive-through restaurant in Wilsonville, south of Portland, and suggested he buy her a milkshake.
Sgt. Dan Kraus says the man got two $1 bills in change and put them into his wallet, which he left on the center console. Kraus says the woman grabbed the wallet, got out of the car and ran off.
On Saturday open enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges begins again.
To help people understand what's available, a free Health Insurance Exchange Forum is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. this evening at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
Today and Friday, Idaho residents may anonymously shop www.YourHealthIdaho.org or call 1-855-YHIdaho (1-855-944-3246) to examine plans and rates before the enrollment period opens.
The enrollment period opens Saturday and will close on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) â€” A federal judge sentenced a West Virginia woman to five years in prison for trafficking nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in a recreational vehicle through Yellowstone National Park on the last of several trips she said she made between California and West Virginia.
Daphne Watkins, 53, pleaded guilty to one felony count. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl on Friday recommended imprisonment at a minimum-security facility in West Virginia.
He ordered Watkins to forfeit the RV, a 2003 Monarch Monaco, and $3,500 in cash found inside.