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Evening Newscast 05-10-18

May 10, 2018

The Clark Fork River at Missoula now sits at just over 13 feet. And National Weather Service Hydrologist Ray Nickless says it’s not going to sit still.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved today a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered Species List.

A Yellowstone National Park official says the number of wild bison in the park this year will likely be manageable after years of overpopulation.

An official with the Montana public defender's office says a new state law has helped reduce his agency's total caseload by 5 percent.

Flood warnings are in effect across western Montana as waters continue to rise. A river Flood Warning means flooding is expected to impact people and property in the warned area, according to the National Weather Service.

Wyoming has cut back slightly on its proposal for hunting grizzly bears in the state, reducing the number of female grizzly bears that can be hunted from two to one but still allowing for 10 male bears to be taken.

The Clark Fork River at Missoula has, at 13 feet, reached major flood stage. This is causing new problems and exacerbating longstanding concerns.