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Bozeman Students Name NASA Spacecraft
A Bozeman fourth grade class won a NASA contest naming two spacecraft that began orbiting the moon on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The winning names “Ebb” and “Flow” were chosen by NASA among nearly 900 classroom entries...
USDA To Shutter 4 Offices In Montana, Wyoming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it plans to shutter four offices in Montana and Wyoming as part of a $150 million cost cutting measure that includes 259 closures nationwide.
Food Nutrition Service offices will close in Helena and Cheyenne, Wyo...
Credit Suisse Asks For Lawsuit To Be Thrown Out
Attorneys for Credit Suisse  are asking a federal judge in Idaho to toss out a multi-billion dollar lawsuit filed against it.
Homeowners at four resorts claim Credit Suisse inflated the value of the resorts and issued loans so large to developers that they could never be repaid in hopes of forec…
WY man Shot By Officers After Vehicle Chase In SD
A 41-year-old Wyoming man is in critical condition in a South Dakota hospital after being shot by officers following a vehicle chase in the Rapid City area.
Authorities allege that James Baker Jr. of Gillette, Wyo., fled from a traffic stop about 1:30 a...
Teen Pleads Guilty In Assault On N. Idaho Woman
A Colorado teen accused of brutally attacking a 66-year-old northern Idaho woman has pleaded guilty to a felony.
17-year-old Joseph J. Martin of Denver faces up to two decades years in prison at his May sentencing.
Authorities say Martin and another teen, Marshall Dittrich of Danville, Calif...
ID To Adopt New School Grading Model
Idaho plans to adopt a new grading system for public schools while seeking a federal waiver to get around provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law.
Under the state Department of Education's new accountability system, Idaho will use a five-star scale to evaluate and recognize schools.…
Encana to EPA: Suspend Wyo. Frack Comment Period
The owner of a central Wyoming gas field where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has theorized a link between a petroleum industry technique and groundwater pollution has asked the EPA to suspend taking public comments on the draft report...
Man Gets At Least 8 Years For Bank Robbery
A 70-year-old Washington state man faces at least eight years in prison for the February 2011 robbery of a US Bank branch in Lewiston and pointing a gun at officers trying to track down the robber.
 David Payton of Clarkston, Wash., was sentenced Monday to five years to life for the robbery and …
Woman Killed In Cassia County Traffic Crash
Authorities say a northern Idaho woman is dead and her husband and two children suffered minor injuries after the car she was driving overturned and collided with a semitrailer on Interstate 84 east of Malta.
The crash happened at about 2:30 p...
You Can Find A Jackson Hole In China
There's a vacation resort named Jackson Hole, but not the one you know in Wyoming.
This Jackson Hole resort is located in central China.
A Beijing developer hired Portland, Ore., interior designer Allison Smith to create a large tract of second homes with American designs...

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