In Idaho, state officials constructed a safer feeding station after 43 elk died there last winter, 11 of them killed by a mountain lion. And in Wyoming, 10 buffalo were released on the reservation lands of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, the first buffalo to walk those lands in more than a century.
In Alaska, a couple reached out to their community for help in finding their Moluccan cockatoo, a pink bird named Keta. I thought they should have headlined that one: Catcha Keta if you Can.
New Hampshire held a hearing on removing the Bald eagle from the endangered list, while in New York, three men were accused of poaching salmon from a creek during the annual salmon run. They had several garbage bags full of fish.
In Vermont, farmers are riled up over proposed rules to strengthen the buffers around Lake Champlain and other waterways.
In Delaware, a humpback whale was found dead, entangled in fishing gear. And a lost hunter in Wisconsin was located using cellphone pings.
Alas, the news from Maine was not very positive. In Bowdoinham, a man was charged with boating under the influence after he hit an island in the Kennebec River.
PHOTO: a mountain lion shot by Oscar Cronk of Wiscasset, now on display at LL Bean.