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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Officials say the impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn't disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports a Yellowstone bison program manager says the transfer of bull bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation later this year should still be on track. Park superintendent Dan Wenk had hoped to see the project through but told The Associated Press that he was being forced out of his job.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities in a northern Nevada county are asking people to evacuate due to a growing wildfire. A statement from Lyon County Manager Jeffery Page says 50 homes are in the area and numerous structures are under threat, though none have been lost. No injuries have been reported. The fire grew to 1,500 acres Sunday afternoon. It is burning in the area of Pinon and Upper Colony.
REED POINT, Mont. (AP) - Searchers are combing the Yellowstone River in southern Montana after someone was seen falling from a bridge. Stillwater County Search and Rescue says the person, identified only as a male, reportedly fell outside of Reed Point early Saturday morning. The search has been hampered by rain and high water, and investigators are asking people to stay out of the area between Reed Point and the Holmgren Fishing Access. No foul play is suspected, and no other information was released.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of a man who went missing in a northern Colorado lake. Steamboat Today reports 64-year-old David Bass, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was with another man on the shore of Steamboat Lake trying to fix a problem with their boat's trolling motor Friday afternoon. The boat drifted away, and Bass swam after it before disappearing under the surface. His body was recovered just after midnight early Saturday morning.
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