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Fires stoked by heat, wind force evacuations in Montana

Jun. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in Montana have exploded in size, triggering evacuations and destroying an unknown number of homes as furious winds stoked the blazes and caused a firefighting helicopter to crash-land, officials said Wednesday. The sudden ramping up of...

Sheriff: Fatal Wyoming cliff fall apparently accidental

Jun. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A fatal fall from a cliff in northern Wyoming appears to have been an accident, sheriff's officials said Wednesday. Sheridan County sheriff's officials identified the victim as Calli Aust, 28, of Sheridan. She fell from Steamboat Point about 20...

Wyoming lawmakers pursue 2 hate crimes bills for 2022

Jun. 16, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are pursuing two possible hate crimes bills for next year's legislative session. One bill to be drafted would require law enforcement to report hate crimes. The other would extend protections to more groups. ...

Wind whips up fires as heat grips parts of Montana, Wyoming

Jun. 15, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A sweltering heat wave smashed daily temperature records in Montana and Wyoming and complicated the fight to corral several large wildfires, as gusts fanned the blazes and triggered evacuations of some rural areas. A temperature of 109 degrees (43...

US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires

Jun. 15, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming as a dome of high pressure hovered over a large swath of the region, pushing temperatures into the triple digits this week and intensifying the risk for...

Wyoming advocates hopeful about pot initiatives despite odds

Jun. 15, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Supporters of two new marijuana ballot petitions in Wyoming say they’re optimistic about getting pot questions before voters next year, especially with growing support from conservatives in the deep-red state. Even so, they face daunting odds because of the...

Woman dead in cliff fall in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains

Jun. 15, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A woman fell off a cliff and died in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. How the woman in her late 20s fell off Steamboat Point early Tuesday was unknown, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Sheriff's...

Record-breaking heat in store for Montana, northern Wyoming

Jun. 14, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Blistering heat is in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday for much of Montana and portions of northern Wyoming with temperatures as high as 109 degrees (43 degrees Celsius). Temperatures were expected to shatter daily records set decades ago and...

Fallen smokejumper honored by fellow wildland firefighters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Fellow wildland firefighters, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon paid tribute during a weekend memorial for Tim Hart, a 36-year-old smokejumper from Cody, Wyoming, who died following a hard fall while fighting a New Mexico wildfire on...

Wyoming store a witness to national collector card craze

Jun. 13, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — In a year when sports and trading card collecting has set records and sold out of stores, four athletes known by a single name top the list of most popular cards, joined by an unlikely addition. Kobe. LeBron. Michael. Zion. ...