State And Regional
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
Dan Scilley’s grandmother, Buelah Scilley, was once postmaster of unincorporated Luther, a place about 15 miles from Red Lodge. His grandfather, Bill, worked for Carbon County for many years.
WASHINGTON — It’s one thing to be Montana’s lieutenant governor. It’s another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will determine which party controls that 100-member chamber.
BUTTE — Dewey, an adorable black cat, attempted to lift his head from a blanket but was still too groggy.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williston man accused of tying a noose around the necks of his ex-wife and son and pulling them behind an SUV has pleaded guilty to terrorizing and reckless endangerment.
A Hardin man who questioned whether he was the driver will spend five years on federal probation for a drunken driving crash on the Crow Reservation that killed a passenger and injured two other passengers.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A district judge in Albany County says security remains an issue at the county courthouse in Laramie.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are holding public meetings to discuss management of the Sheep Mountain mule deer herd.
JACKSON, Wyo. — The town of Jackson is ending its ban on people sleeping in their cars.
MISSOULA — Police and the Missoula County sheriff's office are investigating after a man's body was found in the Clark Fork River in Missoula.
HELENA — Two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash near Rocky Boy on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.
CASPER, Wyo. — A new coalition of seven Wyoming school districts says the state Legislature has shortchanged K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.
GREAT FALLS — A 59-year-old Valier man is charged with attempting to solicit child prostitution after police say he responded to an online ad for sex with girls who were "barely legal."
CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is requesting authority from Congress to levy new inspection fees on oil and gas wells drilled on federal lands, in a bid to address the large number of uninspected wells in Wyoming and throughout the country.
POWELL, Wyo. — One of Wyoming's top high school football coaches is being remembered in Powell.
CASPER, Wyo. — A state grant worth about $250,000 is aimed at helping two community colleges and four school districts improve virtual distance education programs throughout Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are asking Wyomingites to report dead sage grouse so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus.
POLSON – Expected severe thunderstorms cut short Wednesday’s search efforts on Flathead Lake for a Polson doctor missing since Saturday.
HAMILTON — In what’s being called one of the largest illegal bear cases in state history, three Ravalli County men have been charged with illegally killing at least nine black bears with the aid of bait.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when a facility storing toxic chemicals exploded.
ST. MARY — Glacier National Park’s Triple Divide area holds the centerpiece jewel in the Crown of the Continent. What it lacks in tourist attention, it makes up for in geographic significance.
CASPER, Wyo. — A state advisory board moved last week to delay recommending a proposed air quality rule for natural gas facilities in the Upper Green River Basin, saying regulators need to consider concerns raised by industry and environmentalists.
A single-vehicle rollover Wednesday killed a 22-year-old Great Falls man and sent his 22-year-old male passenger, also from Great Falls, to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
HELENA — The online plagiarism detection service iThenticate determined that U.S. Sen. John Walsh’s final paper at the U.S. Army War College had a similarity index of 79 percent.
It wasn’t entirely clear whether the wastebasket Billings teacher Shelly Stanton clutched was a receptacle or a shield as she fielded a barrage of crumpled paper hurled by fellow educators during her conference session on Wednesday.