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Wildfire roars out of West Texas canyons to menace homes

Gale-force winds whipped flames from a stubborn wildfire in West Texas out of deep mountain canyons and back in the direction of populated areas on Tuesday, prompting an evacuation of some nearby homes. Full story

Calmer winds give hope in Texas wildfires; another death

Calmer winds and higher humidity on Wednesday gave the army of firefighters battling several major blazes in north and west Texas hope of halting the worst wildfires in the state's history. Full story

Crews battle wildfires amid severe Texas drought

Firefighters on Monday battled to contain several large blazes that have burned hundreds of square miles of rural Texas and destroyed more than 60 homes since last week. Full story

Yellowstone buffalo to roam again

Bison from Yellowstone National Park will roam freely across 75,000 acres in Montana where for years the animals were shipped to slaughter by the hundreds, under a breakthrough agreement. Full story

New Mexico wildfire burns homes, forces evacuations

A wildfire burning out of control in southwestern New Mexico has destroyed several homes and threatened hundreds more, prompting evacuations, authorities said on Monday. Full story

Badger-Two Medicine motorized travel ban upheld

A federal judge in Great Falls has rejected a lawsuit by motorized groups to reverse a U.S. Forest Service ban on motorized travel in a section of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Full story

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