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Associated PressAssociated PressDecember 22, 201711min1270

CHEYENNE – Cheyenne and Laramie County were among the biggest winners in Wyoming from tourism activity associated with the Great American Eclipse in August. And while the overall number of out-of-state visitors fell short of higher-end estimates, the Wyoming Office of Tourism is touting the eclipse’s path of totality through the state as the largest single tourism event in the state’s history.


Associated PressAssociated PressNovember 24, 201711min3000

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ski officials kick off the new season energized by the growing possibility of another Winter Olympics bid and buoyed by two straight seasons of record visitation. But there's also some concern that publicity surrounding the state's strict new DUI law that goes into effect next year may keep skiers and snowboarders away by adding to the stigma that visitors can't have fun in Utah.


Jared WrightJared WrightSeptember 30, 20164min143

Montana will test 1,400 rape kits dating back to 1995 that weren't submitted to the state's crime lab by local law enforcement authorities, Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday. The state also will add personnel to track the kits, counsel victims and investigate when DNA from the kits result in rape suspects being identified. "We look forward to ensuring that unsubmitted sexual assault kits in Montana are tested, to helping bring closure to a horrific event in the lives of survivors, to serving justice to perpetrators and to protecting our citizens," Fox said.


Matthew BrownSeptember 12, 20166min118

A government-commissioned study concludes there's substantial risk that a $57 million dam and fish bypass proposed on the Yellowstone River won't meet its goal of helping an ancient, endangered fish species. An independent panel of scientists and engineers conducted the peer-review study for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They said the agency provided no evidence the proposed bypass near the Montana-North Dakota border would help pallid sturgeon reach upstream spawning grounds.