BAKER, Montana -- The National Weather Service rated the tornado that ripped through Baker Saturday as an EF-3 in a preliminary storm survey -- matching the strongest recorded in Montana history. At about 6:55 p.m., the tornado touched down on Baker Lake and traveled northeast into a subdivision. The EF-3 force winds occurred in a one block area, the NWS survey said.
GARDINER, Mont. — This is the modern answer to the buffalo jump. On Tuesday, instead of bison being chased off a steep prairie bluff, they were herded by mounted horseman and an SUV into Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek Bison Capture Facility. Inside, workers drew the bison's blood, aged them by their teeth, weighed them and tagged them for Wednesday’s shipment in livestock trailers to a meat-processing plant for slaughter.