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'How long will it last, and how do we plan?' California drought foreshadows crisis for rest of West

'How long will it last, and how do we plan?' California drought foreshadows crisis for rest of West

The worst drought in California’s history is a forewarning of problems for the entire West, including Montana and Wyoming.

November 29, 2014 6:00 am Photos


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MSUB softball signs 2 recruits

Justyce Connole of Butte and Jackie Preciado of Ontario, Calif., are the first two recruits to sign with Montana State Billings softball for the 2015-16 season, Yellowjacket coach Lisa Allen announced on Wednesday.

November 19, 2014 7:35 pmLoading…
The List: Denim shirt and wine

The List: Denim shirt and wine

Robert Mondavi Private Selection teamed up with Crawford Denim Vintner Shirt to create a clever nontraditional gift for wine enthusiasts. The limited-production, California-made denim shirt features wine-dyed fabric accents and a wine-dyed bandanna. It will be available by December ($135) an…

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Golden Ticket's odds at 15-1 for Breeders' Cup race

Golden Ticket's odds of winning the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park in California are sitting at 15-1.

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Receiver McCullouch creating buzz, TDs for Battlin’ Bears

Receiver McCullouch creating buzz, TDs for Battlin’ Bears

One of the most exciting plays for Rocky Mountain College this fall is when All-America wide receiver Andre McCullouch is streaking down the sideline with the football flying toward him.

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The List: Downton Abbey gift set

The List: Downton Abbey gift set

This collection will delight any "Downton Abbey" lover. The Downton Abbey gift set includes Downton Abbey Blanc, Downton Abbey Claret, a 10-ounce Downton Abbey candle in French Claret and the Downton Abbey tea (36 tea bags) in English Rose ($59.99) at

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Rocky's McCullouch honored by Frontier

Junior wide receiver Andre McCullouch of Rocky Mountain College was recognized Monday as the offensive player of the week in Frontier Conference football.

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Hungry harbor seals

Hungry harbor seals

Jeff the Nature Guy visits the California coast, where he finds some harbor seals, who are more graceful in the water than on land, and who will eat just about anything.

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Newcomer Foster finds end zone, home at Rocky

Newcomer Foster finds end zone, home at Rocky

Andre McCullouch has come up with another huge catch for Rocky Mountain College.

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Frac Daddy's racing career on hold after injury

Frac Daddy's racing career on hold after injury

Frac Daddy's racing career is on hold after the Billings-owned thoroughbred underwent a surgical procedure on Wednesday to repair a torn tendon in a front leg, which occurred during a freak stall accident last weekend in California.

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Rocky sweeps C of I in volleyball

LA MIRADA, Calif. -- Senior middle blocker Yang Yang supplied 12 kills and Ahlea Billis nine on Friday night as No. 17-ranked Rocky Mountain College swept No. 18 College of Idaho 25-12, 25-20, 25-19 in women's volleyball at the Biola/Red Lion Summer Slam tournament.

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Tough challenges ahead for No. 17 Rocky volleyball

The good news for the women’s volleyball team at Rocky Mountain College is that all 13 players return from last year's 25-win team, and the Battlin’ Bears also learned Tuesday afternoon that they’re the 17th-ranked school in the NAIA’s Top 25 preseason poll.

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George F. Will: Immigrants' son is California's new Goldwater

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 m…

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Guest opinion: Drilling IT benefits economy, environment

Credit for the continuing success of America’s shale oil and gas boom goes primarily to new technology and new applications of existing technology.

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Will California's tenure ruling mean anything in Montana?

Will California's tenure ruling mean anything in Montana?

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge’s ruling that declared California’s tough teacher-tenure laws unconstitutional has left some people in Montana concerned of possible ripple effects closer to home.

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Golden Ticket eyes Breeders' Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Montana-owned Golden Ticket will be running in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.

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Schermele sparks win by MSUB

TURLOCK, Calif. -- After suffering a pair of narrow losses at the Tournament of Champions earlier in the day, catcher Katie Schermele's three-run double helped Montana State Billings edge Cal State Stanislaus 5-3 on Friday night in women's softball.

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Wyoming wind could save California ratepayers $1B

CASPER, Wyo. — California ratepayers would save up to $1 billion annually by buying Wyoming wind power, a new study commissioned by the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority shows.

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Gazette opinion: The right message and the right-wing message

Montana has already embarked on a political season long on promises and rhetoric, short on what voters really care about.

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Knudsen, Jackets move on to semifinals

POMONA, Calif. -- There might have been many explanations for Montana State Billings' poor shooting early in Friday’s opening round game of the NCAA Division II women’s basketball tournament.

March 14, 2014 9:50 pmLoading…

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