Be bear aware this huckleberry season

A grizzly bear walks through a huckleberry patch. Courtesy Idaho Fish and Game

It’s that time of year again — the huckleberries are arriving. If you’re anything like me you can’t wait to get outdoors in search of those delicious berries. But before you head out the door, here are a few reminders to make your berry picking experience a little safer.

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, shakes hands with European Council President Donald Tusk next to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, before a meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying the worries about trade tensions set off by U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. (Martin Bureau/Pool Photo via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade.

MT Innocence Project has changed 7 lives in 10 years

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 14-15 - In this Feb. 26, 2016 photo, Larry Mansch, the legal director of the Montana Innocence Project, sits in his office in Missoula, Mont. The Montana Innocence Project works to exonerate individuals convicted of crimes who the group believe to be innocent through extensive research and investigation. (Tom Bauer/The Missoulian via AP)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Larry Mansch was back and forth from the Missoula County jail, having meetings with a man who had just learned that a judge overturned his homicide conviction.

County prepares for effects of lizard conservation

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 14-15 - This May 1, 2015 photo shows a dunes sagebrush lizard. The little lizard is the center of controversy again, with a Chaves County, N.M., administrator vowing to work if need be to keep lands in the county available for business use. The dune sagebrush lizard is again a matter of concern after two national conservation groups petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on May 8 to reclassify the lizard as either endangered or threatened and to protect its habitat in southeast New Mexico and West Texas. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A little lizard is the center of controversy again, with a Chaves County administrator vowing to work if need be to keep lands in the county available for business use.

WY machine shop turns out components for NASCAR clients

In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Tony Woodward shows a pair of power steering components manufactured by his shop during an anniversary celebration open house at Woodward Machine Corporation in Casper, Wyo. "I'm the guy who draws visionary pictures on a computer screen of parts that the skilled people make and put together," he said. Woodward moved the business to Casper in 1993. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — When Tony Woodward came to Casper in 1993, the town had suffered nearly a decade of an oil bust. Empty yards of scrap metal rusted in the dusty sunlight and two of the town’s three oil refineries had closed.

Trump backs off siding with Russia over U.S. intelligence

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn't see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

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