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Free bear spray available for hunters

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole hunters can get free bear spray from a local foundation and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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Whittenberg takes over as head of Montana March of Dimes

Whittenberg takes over as head of Montana March of Dimes

When Gayle Whittenberg learned the executive director of the Big Sky Chapter of the March of Dimes planned to step down, it didn’t take long for her to respond.

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St. Francis students volunteer to spruce up the Center for Children and Families Thursday

St. Francis students volunteer to spruce up the Center for Children and Families Thursday

A group of seventh- and eighth-graders from St. Francis Upper on Thursday got a taste for something their teachers hope will become a part of their lives forever — volunteering.

May 01, 2014 8:35 pm Photos

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Man and dog escape fire at Butte KOA

BUTTE — A 29-year-old man and his miniature beagle, Max, escaped from a quick-moving fire at the KOA on Kaw Avenue on Monday night.

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Guest opinion: A little research helps donors give wisely

This is the time of year when many of us are taking stock and making decisions about charitable giving. In fact, the average person makes almost 25 percent of annual donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to Center on Philanthropy. In December, parents are teaching children…

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Guest opinion: Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve

My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life while living with paralysis. These conve…

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International nonprofit leader offers insight on state, future of philanthropy

International nonprofit leader offers insight on state, future of philanthropy

Nonprofits need a wake-up call, says Andrew Watt, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, an international organization for philanthropy groups with more than 30,000 members around the world.

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Scammers bedevil religious leaders with fake Facebook pages

Scammers bedevil religious leaders with fake Facebook pages

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Search for the Rev. Adam Hamilton on Facebook and you’ll likely get two seemingly identical pages to choose from.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama making peace on contraception coverage

WASHINGTON — America's Big Religious War ended on Friday. Or at least it ought to.

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1981 business graduate, wife commit $1.25M to UM

1981 business graduate, wife commit $1.25M to UM

MISSOULA — A 1981 University of Montana business graduate who rubbed shoulders with William Kittredge in the Creative Writing Program committed $1.25 million to the School of Business Administration and the College of Arts and Sciences on Wednesday.

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Spreading the warmth, Friendship House holds blanket drive

Spreading the warmth, Friendship House holds blanket drive

For students at Friendship House of Christian Service, the solution to keep those in need warm throughout the winter is simple.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Celebrate Montana's spirit of giving this season

Last week’s election set the stage for some important political debates, including one about the future of giving in our country. Over the course of the next six weeks, federal lawmakers will set the terms for the tax debate in 2013. The Obama administration favors limiting the charitable de…

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Guest opinion: The donations Sandy’s victims don’t need

As the devastation wrought by super storm Sandy becomes increasingly evident, one of the greatest of human impulses is certain to kick in: generosity.

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Montana oil lease sale could mark Bakken expansion

Montana oil lease sale could mark Bakken expansion

A Texas company has bought oil and gas leases on almost 75,000 acres in northeast Montana's McCone County in a move that could portend a significant westward expansion of the Bakken oil patch, government officials and a company representative said Wednesday.

October 24, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Gillette group feeds hundreds of kids on weekends

Gillette group feeds hundreds of kids on weekends

GILLETTE — Tama Clapper started with small goals.

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Worden firefighters cook up way to give back

Worden firefighters cook up way to give back

There was a month last year when the prescription drugs for treating James VanDyke’s rare seizure disorder cost $300,000, much more than the Worden toddler’s parents could possibly afford.

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'Three Cups' probe shines light on charity regulations

HELENA — A charity watchdog says the penalties leveled against “Three Cups of Tea” author Greg Mortenson for mismanaging and financially benefiting from his Central Asia Institute underscores the need for stronger regulation of charitable organizations.

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Gates visitor center more than philanthropy museum

Gates visitor center more than philanthropy museum

SEATTLE — People are already joking it's a good thing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation isn't charging admission for its new visitor center, which showcases Bill Gates' multibillion-dollar philanthropy, not his computers.

February 12, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Donor of vast ranch to UW, CSU, expresses regret over decision

Donor of vast ranch to UW, CSU, expresses regret over decision

HORSE CREEK — A woman who donated her family’s ranch to promote hands-on agriculture education at the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University says she’s disappointed that the two schools haven’t made better use of her gift as a teaching tool.

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Heights business donates $30,000 to aquatic project

Heights business donates $30,000 to aquatic project

A Heights business has made a $30,000 donation to the "Pool Together" campaign to fund an aquatic center being built on Aronson Avenue.

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