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Wyoming road project up for national awards

A reconstruction of U.S. Highway 26/287 between Dubois and Moran Junction in northwest Wyoming is one of 10 projects in the running for two national awards.

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Bonner elected president of state bar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Bradley D. Bonner, of Cody, has been elected president of the Wyoming State Bar.

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Mead wants to avoid 'overreaction' on drilling setbacks

Mead wants to avoid 'overreaction' on drilling setbacks

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday he hopes a proposal to increase the buffer between dwellings and oil rigs will prevent an increase in opposition to energy development.

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Wind River Indian Reservation Settlement Checks

Wind River Indian Reservation Settlement Checks

Six vehicles sit for sale outside O’Reilly Auto Parts on April 23 in Riverton, Wyo. Store manager Bobbi Higgs said she normally sees one car for sale in the parking lot every few weeks.

September 09, 2014 4:54 pm
Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Teachers' unions have protested it. Republicans have condemned it. U.S. businesses helped initiate it and President Obama endorsed it.

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Guest opinion: Bipartisan land-exchange bill awaits action in Congress

Grand Teton National Park is an extraordinary place. Its mountains are breathtaking, its lakes and rivers pristine. Wildlife is abundant and the majesty of nature reigns supreme. It is one of the crown jewels of the national park system.

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Highway Patrol Capt. Len DeClercq retiring after 30 years

CASPER, Wyo. — A 30-year veteran of the Wyoming Highway Patrol retired this week to head the state’s law enforcement training commission.

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Governor hosts Wyoming broadband summit

Governor hosts Wyoming broadband summit

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is hosting the third annual Wyoming Broadband Summit next month to bring industry leaders and local officials together with the aim of improving broadband access in the state.

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From the Editor: Fun with numbers

One of the best parts of being a journalist is trivia.

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Ups and Downs:

Weekend vandals. Billings police received 28 reports of windows broken out of cars, homes and businesses Aug. 22-24. Vandals threw rocks, and shot BB guns and marbles, damaging Heights property between Wicks Lane and River Oaks Drive and also in an area west of 24th Street West and north of…

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McKenzie Morgan, 17, took these photos of her wrecked Cessna 172

McKenzie Morgan, 17, took these photos of her wrecked Cessna 172

A collection of photos taken by McKenzie Morgan of her wrecked Cessna 172 was the most-viewed thing on The Billings Gazette this past week.Morgan crashed the plane near Francs Peak outside Meeteetse, Wyo., in August 2013 during her first solo flight attempt. Morgan's story was featured Sunda…

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Wyoming Range

Wyoming Range

A wellhead is seen just above South Cottonwood Creek on Aug. 4 in the Wyoming Range. Area surrounding South Cottonwood Creek, which is home to a conservation population of native Colorado cutthroat trout, is just one wildlife habitat in roughly 41,000 acres of contested area that the U.S. Fo…

August 29, 2014 5:33 pm
Wyoming Range

Wyoming Range

South Cottonwood Creek is seen meandering through the Wyoming Range just below Lander Peak on Aug. 4 in Sublette County, Wyo. The creek is home to both a conservation population of native-range Colorado cutthroat trout and nearby oil and gas leases.

August 29, 2014 5:32 pm
Morning jaunt

Morning jaunt

Riders on the Chief Joseph Trail Ride travel from their camp in Wyoming’s Sunlight Basin on their way to camp along Dead Indian Creek in 2013 along the historic Nez Perce Historical Trail.

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No intent found in Wyoming police dog case, DA says

No intent found in Wyoming police dog case, DA says

CASPER, Wyo. — Mills police officer Zachary Miller did not intend to kill police dog Nyx, an eight-year veteran of the department, when he left the animal in a hot car for several hours last month, Natrona County’s top prosecutor said Monday.

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Accountability report urges fewer tests, more peer review

CASPER, Wyo. — States should focus less on tests and more on improving teachers when crafting school rating systems, a new report out this week from a national education think tank states.

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Guest opinion: Montanans must again say 'no' to hatred

These last two weeks Americans have watched Ferguson, Mo., with sadness and dismay. Can’t we do any better than this? Haven’t we moved beyond racial profiling and violent response?

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Conservative wing of GOP can count losses, gains

CASPER, Wyo. — Former U.S. Sen. Al Simspon, having thrived in the opulence of the U.S. Capitol and the ivory towers of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was elected Tuesday to a new position – one that sometimes meets in the basement of Big Horn Federal Savings Bank.

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Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Scores from Montana’s first year of ACT testing for all public high school graduates show plenty of room for improvement. Yet Montana’s overall scores are about average for states that test all their grads.

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Have You Heard: 'Vaping' shop opens in Heights

The billowing e-cigarette industry has expanded into Billings Heights.

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