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Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
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Protests planned along megaload's route in Montana
The massive piece of refining equipment moving from the Idaho border through western and central Montana to Great Falls is prompting protests planned along the route, with some saying they'll be there to ensure that the company moving the equipment adheres to the conditions imposed by the Montana Department of Transportation.
Missoulian; Aug. 25

Wyoming community moves into quarter-finals in energy competition
Energy Conservation Works, the joint public board put together by Jackson, Teton County and Lower Valley Energy, submitted a detailed energy conservation plan for Wyoming's Jackson Hole area in Georgetown University's Energy Prize contest, and the plan has made it into the quarterfinals of the conservation contest.
Jackson Hole Daily; Aug. 26

Montana county postpones hearing on ag-related subdivision issues
Missoula County is rewriting its subdivision regulations, and a hearing on rules to protect agricultural land in subdivisions was postponed after new concerns came to light, including how such regulations would be enforced.
Missoulian; Aug. 26

Public comment sought on Montana private access, public land proposals
The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council formed at the request of Montana Gov. Steve Bullock released eight recommendations for easing tensions between private landowners, hunters and state agencies, and the group is taking public comment on eight proposals, including one that would allow hunters to cross from public land to public land at fence corners.
Helena Independent Record (Billings Gazette); Aug. 26

Guard dogs for sheep herds continue to be a problem for hikers in Colorado
Hikers are reporting more conflicts with the large, white Akbash dogs that guard sheep herds in San Juan County, and one hiker recently asked the Colorado county's commission to work with the multiple federal and state land agencies and the ranchers with grazing allotments to develop new policies to help keep the hikers and the dogs apart.
Denver Post; Aug. 25

New supervisor named for Caribou-Targhee NF in Idaho
The U.S. Forest Service announced Garth Smelser will be the next supervisor of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Idaho.
Jackson Hole Daily; Aug. 26

Montana FWP region to have 3 of 4 biologist positions open
It's unlikely that any of the three open positions for biologists in Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Region 2 will be filled by the end of the year, which will mean hunters seeking information on conditions in the Bitterroot Valley may not have their phone calls answered promptly, and staffing at game checks is also a concern statewide.
Ravalli Republic; Aug. 25

Roaming grizzly bear wanders into Glacier National Park in Montana
Ethyl, the grizzly bear that's roamed around thousands of square miles in northern Idaho and western Montana over the past two years is now in Glacier National Park.
Ravalli Republic (Coeur d'Alene Press); Aug. 24

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Robert Zubrin, the founder and president of Colorado-based Pioneer Energy, discussing the Mobile Alkane Gas Separator, which can capture and process natural gas now flared off in remote oilfields.
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