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A morel mushroom emerges from the Yosemite National Park forest floor the spring following a forest fire. (Photo credit: C. Alina Cansler/UM)
A morel mushroom emerges from the Yosemite National Park forest floor the spring following a forest fire. (Photo credit: C. Alina Cansler/UM)
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New UM Study Quantifies Morel Mushroom Abundance After Wildfire

MISSOULA – University of Montana forest ecology Professor Andrew Larson recently published research estimating the abundance of morel mushrooms after a wildfire in California’s Sierra Nevada.
“So many people love to harvest and eat morel mushrooms,” Larson said, “but there is very little research that measures the abundance of morels after a forest has burned. We wanted to give forest managers concrete data on morel abundance.”

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Casey Massena, a University of Montana doctoral candidate, holds a model of his new molecule. (UM photo by Todd Goodrich)
Casey Massena, a University of Montana doctoral candidate, holds a model of his new molecule. (UM photo by Todd Goodrich)
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UM Grad Student Builds New Type of Molecule

            MISSOULA – A chemistry doctoral student at the University of Montana recently helped develop a new type of molecule, and his work was the cover story for a top scientific journal.
            Casey Massena of Santa Cruz, California, works in the UM lab of Assistant Professor Orion Berryman. Massena’s work was published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, which has a global readership.

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Public comment sought for ice fishing contests proposed for winter 2016-2017
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on ice fishing contests proposed for the 2016-2017 winter season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits.

Applications for ice fishing contests may be approved, approved with conditions, or denied by the FWP Fisheries Division in Helena. Conditions placed on contests may help to minimize fish mortality, regulate harvest, reduce user conflicts and/or require additional access site maintenance when needed.

Information on the proposed fishing contests can be found on the FWP Fishing Contest webpage, http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/whereToFish/contests/, or by calling 406-444-2449. All comments must be received on or before Aug. 26.

Comments may be mailed to FWP Fisheries Division, Attn: Fishing Contests, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701, or emailed to fwpfsh@mt.gov.

See the Proposed Contests after the jump

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UM Restaurant Iron Griz Wins Grand Prize in National Dining Awards

 MISSOULA – The National Association of College and University Food Services awarded the University of Montana’s Iron Griz – An American Bistro the grand prize in its 2016 Loyal E...

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Andy Warhol’s “Two Multicolor Marilyns” (Reversal Series), 1979-1986, Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas. Courtesy: Private Collection.
Andy Warhol’s “Two Multicolor Marilyns” (Reversal Series), 1979-1986, Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas. Courtesy: Private Collection.
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Contemporary Art by Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama on Display at UM

 MISSOULA “Two Multicolored Marilyns,” a late painting by renowned pop-artist Andy Warhol, is on public display at the University of Montana from July 22 to Dec...

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L-R: Elle King, Charlie Chase, Dierks Bentley (Photo: Premiere Networks)
L-R: Elle King, Charlie Chase, Dierks Bentley (Photo: Premiere Networks)
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This Week on the Crook & Chase Countdown:

Hot, hot newcomer Chris Lane joins country's top 5 on the chart for the first time in his career and he's pumped !!
 

Dierks Bentley introduces us to his NEW singing buddy, Elle King, whose hair matches Charlie's shirt ...

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Wolf lichen (Letharia vulpine), a lichen species studied by a team of University of Montana researchers, show that some of the world’s most common lichen species actually are composed of three partners, not the widely recognized two. (Photo by Tim Wheeler, timwheelerphotography.com.)
Wolf lichen (Letharia vulpine), a lichen species studied by a team of University of Montana researchers, show that some of the world’s most common lichen species actually are composed of three partners, not the widely recognized two. (Photo by Tim Wheeler, timwheelerphotography.com.)
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University of Montana Research Unveils New Player in Lichen Symbiosis

            MISSOULA – Dating back nearly 150 years, a classic example of symbiosis has been the lichen: a mutually helpful relationship between an alga and a fungus...

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Scariest Tour Bus Accidents Involving Country Artists [Pictures]

Country singers spend a lot of time on their home away from home: the tour bus. With that much time on the road, they're bound to encounter a few accidents, but some have been pretty scary.

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OIL FIELDS FRAUD-INDICTMENT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors allege a Minnesota man stole more than $2 million from investors hoping to make money off North Dakota's oil boom...

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Cut Bank Family has a Harrowing Trip to NHSFR

The Guardipee family of Cut Bank packed up the truck and headed for Gillette, Wyoming, so Caleb could compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo. This trip would turn out to be like no other.

Their nearly-new Chevy truck was showing signs of some problem about forty miles north of Sheridan. Having trouble climbing the hill caught the attention of Donny Guardipee and when they started down the other side, he realized they had no brakes. Thankfully, he was able to get the vehicle stopped using the trailer brakes.

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Bullock proposes tax waivers, credits for businesses

 

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock says he will propose tax waivers and credits for businesses during the 2017 legislative session if he is re-elected.

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Possible Civil Rights Violation

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Records say tribal officials in Montana detained dozens of people because they didn't want street people or transients to be the face of a rodeo event in Fort Peck...

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