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Case of equine herpesvirus found in Vermont horse

Apr. 19, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is recommending that the state's horse owners take certain precautions with their animals after a horse in Alburgh tested positive for equine herpesvirus. The virus, EHV-1, was found as the cause of illness...

Glacier National Park clarifies ticket entry system

Apr. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Park officials in Montana have clarified an upcoming ticketed entry system for Going-to-the-Sun Road this summer. Officials first proposed that visitors validate their seven-day tickets on the first day in an effort to manage congestion and avoid...

Art grows from nature in outdoor sculpture 'Hedgerow'

Apr. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — On a beautiful April morning, one log intended for an art installation proved to be a little too heavy to stay upright. Luckily, no people or pickup trucks were damaged as it toppled. A few deliveries by horse and cart later, Floyd County artist...

Motorized watercraft banned from lake near Glacier Park

Apr. 05, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife commissioners have banned motorized watercraft from a lake near Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana at the request of residents worried about growing pressures from people moving into the area. Montana Fish Wildlife...

Reno man accused of killing horse to prevent its seizure

Apr. 02, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 54-year-old Reno man they say killed a horse on his property to prevent animal control officers from seizing the malnourished animal. Forrest John Smith was booked into the Washoe County Jail Thursday for suspicion...

New Mexico group offers $10K reward in case of dead horses

Apr. 02, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) — An animal advocacy group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the deaths of five horses found in southern New Mexico. Animal Protection New Mexico announced Friday that the...

Proposed roundups target 3,500 wild horses in Wyoming

Apr. 01, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Management is accepting public comments through the end of April on plans to remove some 3,500 wild horses from public land in southwestern Wyoming. The federal agency seeks to allow between 1,500 and 2,165 wild horses on...

Forest Service opens public comment for horse removal plan

Mar. 28, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has entered its final stages of public comment in its plans to remove or sterilize more than 300 wild horses in eastern Arizona. The federal agency has given the community near Heber until late April to weigh in, the Arizona...

Poland plans pensions for dogs, horses in state employment

Mar. 27, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — They locate survivors in collapsed buildings, track down fugitives, foil drugs and explosives smugglers and help control rowdy crowds. All in exchange for food and lodging — and an occasional pat on the head. But when retirement time comes, state...

Louisville blacksmith has made 1,000s of works of art

Mar. 20, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Clifton neighborhood workshop is a step back in time, more 1800s gothic novel than 2021 America with its myriad of ancient tools blackened by years of use. Billowing sheets of plastic hang from the ceiling and a massive mechanized hammer...