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Navajo Transitional Energy Company

Navajo Nation leaders say the Tribe won’t financially back bonds for a subsidiary energy company that recently acquired three mines in Montana and Wyoming. 

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The mortality rate of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana has prompted a group of bear researchers to challenge whether the grizzly should be removed from federal protection.

Tourists visit the general store at Tower Fall, Yellowstone National Park, June 2018.
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service says snowy weather last month likely cut down on visitors to Yellowstone National Park during October.

The Wyoming state capitol building
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — County officials in Wyoming have announced that a bill could allow counties to make their optional one-percent sales tax permanent.

Wyoming Department of Health

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A legislative committee has advanced a bill that allows Gov. Mark Gordon to explore expanding the Medicaid program in Wyoming.

NorthWestern Energy

The Montana Public Service Commission has approved a $6.5 million rate increase for NorthWestern Energy customers, less than 20 percent of the increase the utility initially sought.

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COLUMBUS, Mont. (AP) — Officials in south-central Montana say two hunters reported finding possible human remains in the Custer Gallatin National Forest.

Courtesy of the Governor's Office

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The governor of Montana has signed an agreement to settle about $6 million for trails and water infrastructure in East Helena.

Helena Public Schools

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The city of Helena has reached a $100,000 settlement with a teacher who suffered hearing damage during an active shooter drill at an alternative high school.

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say that despite the challenges of managing visitors eager to photograph wildlife in the park, the number of conflicts involving humans and bears was low in 2018.