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Washington reports new wolf pack found

Washington reports new wolf pack found

SPOKANE, Wash. — Wildlife officials are reporting that a new wolf pack has been discovered in northeast Washington's Ferry County near Profanity Peak.

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Pedestrian killed by car at Casper intersection

CASPER, Wyo. — Police say an elderly woman died after she was struck by a car while walking across an intersection in Casper.

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Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

A bill before Congress would rename the Billings VA Clinic the Bear Root Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.

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North Dakota man sues Cody police official for excessive force

CASPER, Wyo. — A North Dakota man arrested four years ago in Cody claims the city’s current assistant police chief used a stun gun on him while he was handcuffed, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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Route to forest being carved south of Big Timber

Route to forest being carved south of Big Timber

BIG TIMBER — The sky was a brilliant blue. The first snow of the season was scattered across the hillside, patches of white splotched atop the golden grasses. To the northwest, the Crazy Mountains, coated in fresh snow, seemed to glow from within. Then a covey of about 10 Hungarian partridge…

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$2M bond set for man charged in motel fire

GILLETTE — A judge has set a $2 million cash bond for a 58-year-old man accused of setting a Gillette motel on fire with about 60 people inside.

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6 justices defend rule banning partisan judicial endorsements

HELENA — Six of the seven Montana Supreme Court justices have filed a friends-of-the-court brief asking a federal judge to uphold a 2008 state judicial rule that prohibits judicial candidates from seeking or accepting partisan endorsements.

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Man thought to have drowned in Wyoming reservoir

HAWK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Crews are looking for a 53-year-old Torrington man who is thought to have drowned in southeastern Wyoming's Hawk Springs Reservoir.

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Falling tree kills Cody man

CODY, Wyo. — A Cody man is dead after a falling tree struck him on the head as he was cutting firewood.

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Hunter airlifted from the North Fork of the Shoshone

CASPER, Wyo. — Authorities airlifted a hunter from the North Fork of the Shoshone River on Saturday after he was injured by a bucking mule, the Park County Sheriff’s Office reported.

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Study: Montana’s tax system is fairest among states

HELENA — The personal finance website Wallet Hub has ranked Montana’s state and local tax system as the fairest in the country.

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Helena boy injured when car fell on him in serious but stable condition

HELENA — The 10-year-old Helena boy who was critically injured when a car fell on him Saturday is at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and still in serious condition, but stable, according to family members.

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Petition challenges Yellowstone bison slaughters

Petition challenges Yellowstone bison slaughters

Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during their winter migration.

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Parks workers get together to paint veteran's home

Parks workers get together to paint veteran's home

After their 9/11 service project was snowed out on Thursday, volunteers converged Monday near Crow Agency to paint the home of Edward and Clarice Denny.

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Film conference coming to Butte

BUTTE — A first-of-its-kind film conference will be held in Butte this October.

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Missoula man faces 34 felonies for alleged Facebook threats

MISSOLA — A man facing 34 felony counts for violating an order of protection is wanted by Missoula law enforcement after allegedly contacting his victim repeatedly on Facebook last week.

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Man killed by bear in Wyoming forest

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A 31-year-old Utah man doing research alone in a remote backcountry area has died in a bear attack in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwest Wyoming.

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Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that's trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market.

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Montana lawmakers aim to avoid government shutdown

Montana lawmakers aim to avoid government shutdown

With less than two weeks for Congress to pass a federal budget, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there’s no time for shenanigans like those that shut down the government last year.

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California residents sentenced after pot bust

California residents sentenced after pot bust

COLUMBUS — Two California residents who were arrested after 115 pounds of marijuana was found in their car during a Montana traffic stop have been sentenced to the supervision of the Montana Department of Corrections.

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State game warden detained for 5 ½ hours by tribal officials outside Hays

A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden was detained by Fort Belknap tribal officers Saturday for 5½ hours and threatened with a citation for criminal trespass and the impoundment of his state vehicle before the heated incident was defused.

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Missoula man dies in Glacier National Park

Missoula man dies in Glacier National Park

WEST GLACIER — The body of a Missoula man who may have died while attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park was recovered Sunday night.

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Activists shadow hunters outside Yellowstone as Montana wolf hunt begins

Activists shadow hunters outside Yellowstone as Montana wolf hunt begins

Montana’s six-month general hunting season for gray wolves began Monday as outside activists sought to highlight the killing of wolves that leave Yellowstone National Park.

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Belt football player suffers head injury, team will play Saturday

GREAT FALLS — A football player at Belt High School suffered a head injury in a weekend game and is hospitalized in intensive care in Great Falls.

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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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