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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

December 25, 2018

Montana at 6 p.m.

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BISTATE GROUSE-OFF ROADERS

RENO, Nev.— Off-road vehicle enthusiasts are suing the U.S. Forest Service over the bistate sage grouse in Nevada and California, arguing that a protection plan enacted this year could increase fire danger across rangeland habitat of the bird already proposed for threatened status. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 645 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-ADA RESEARCH _ University of Montana researchers are working to find answers to questions from the region about the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

SHUTDOWN IMPACT-MONTANA _ Glacier National Park planned to remain open during the federal government shutdown with limited services but officials warned conditions are subject to change.

IDAHO-WHITE CHRISTMAS _ East Idaho is forecast to be hit by a snowstorm starting early Tuesday, meaning a white Christmas for the region,

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