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Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

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Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission extends longer setbacks from drill rigs

Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission extends longer setbacks from drill rigs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to recommend an increase to the minimum allowable distance between oil and gas drilling rigs and dwellings.

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Bullock touts spending plan as opposition emerges

Bullock touts spending plan as opposition emerges

Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday sought to enlist the business community to help him promote to skeptical lawmakers a $300 million plan to upgrade state buildings, sewers, roads and other infrastructure across Montana.

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Montana gets low grades for its infrastructure

Montana gets low grades for its infrastructure

A group of professional engineers say in a report slated for release Tuesday that Montana schools, wastewater treatment facilities and other infrastructure have slid into disrepair and are in need of investment.

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$5,000 fine for uranium spills at new Wyoming mine

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An energy company has agreed to pay a $5,000 state penalty for two spills of uranium solution from pipelines at a new Wyoming mine.

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Bumper beet crop for Bighorn Basin growers

WORLAND, Wyo. — Sugar beet growers have reaped a near-record crop this year in the Bighorn Basin.

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Solvang, Calif.: Danish sweets and fine wine

Solvang, Calif.: Danish sweets and fine wine

SOLVANG, Calif. — As a Southern California native with a Danish dad and the tongue-twisting Danish name “Solvej,” I’ve always been asked, somewhat cheekily, “Hey! Do you know the town Solvang?”

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George F. Will: 6 things Republicans must do now

WASHINGTON — Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures concerning practical governan…

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Guest opinion: American energy story entirely good news

Seemingly overnight, gasoline prices have plunged. Regular unleaded is approaching $3 per gallon at my local Wawa. That’s the lowest price since just after the recession ended.

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Housing market up across Montana

Housing market up across Montana

KALISPELL — The Montana housing market, which got off to a slow start this year, has jumped in many areas of the state since July, according to statistics.

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Arch revises Montana coal mine application

State regulators say Arch Coal Inc. has submitted a revised application for a major coal mine near the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

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MDT considering new Blackfoot River I-90 bridge

BONNER — Montana highway officials are working on plans for a new interstate highway bridge over the Blackfoot River — even though there's no money for a new bridge yet.

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Contractor who died at Wyoming coal mine identified

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A contractor who died in a weekend accident at Peabody Energy's North Antelope Rochelle Mine in northeastern Wyoming has been identified.

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WTO rejects U.S. country-of-origin labels for meat

WASHINGTON — Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder.

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Wyoming hired firms to market tourism

Wyoming hired firms to market tourism

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Office of Tourism has hired an Ohio public relations agency to help promote the state's tourism industry.

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High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

SEATTLE — Visitors to Seattle’s Space Needle are treated to a gorgeous view of this waterfront city when skies are clear and the sun is shining.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Robert J. Samuelson: Women workers join America's top 1%

WASHINGTON — Everyone knows that economic inequality has increased dramatically since the 1970s, and this has created a new cottage industry: dissecting "the top 1 percent." We now have a study from three economists that broadens what we know about these top earners. The study's biggest news…

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Wyoming man detained on federal charge in train theft

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Wyoming man remains detained on federal charges that he took a locomotive from a coal mine where he worked and intentionally crashed it into another train at a nearby mine.

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USDA programs provide $28M to Wyoming agriculture

CASPER, Wyo. — Britt Wilson, owner of the Wilson Ranch near Glendo, knows the effect of drought well.

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State Farm eyes drones to process some claims

CHICAGO — State Farm, the nation’s biggest home and auto insurer, said it’s considering using drones.

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