The Missoula Independent Online
Rockies Today, Dec. 19
Top news links, courtesy of Mountain West News. Trappers group asks for no traps in popular x-country ski area in Montana The Montana Trappers Association joined with the Como Trails Club to ask trappers avoid the popular cross-country ski area in the Bitterroot National Forest.
Great Falls Tribune
Bridge crossing will help increase wildlife safety
A short bridge that's being constructed as part of a $6.8 million reconstruction of a six-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 89 southeast of Dupuyer will help wildlife safely cross underneath the road at that location, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.