Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado's bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown...

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Blanton back behind bars

A Eureka man arrested for shooting a dog will spend a year behind bars after admitting last month that he broke the terms of his suspended sentence.

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Increasing number of deaths stretches coroner's office thin

An uptick in deaths in recent years spurred commissioners to bring on a fourth deputy coroner in the county.

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Eureka Airport fuel upgrade stalls

County commissioners shelved a proposed fuel system upgrade at the Eureka Airport after the project missed out on possible state funding earlier this month.

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‘No place to go’: hotel sale displaces at least 100 guests

Edward Lauman has lived with his son Carl Lamar at The FairBridge Inn, Suites & Outlaw Convention Center for eight years.

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Officials identify Colorado skier who died of hypothermia

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Officials in western Montana have released the name of a Colorado skier who died last week while skiing outside the boundary of the Lost Trail Ski Area on the Montana-Idaho border.

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Tractor trailer driver dies after rig goes off Interstate 90

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A semitractor-trailer went off Interstate 90 just east of Bozeman and into the median before going down an embankment and across a county road that runs under the interstate, killing the dri...

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Montana seeks to overturn court ruling on abortion access

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a 1999 opinion that found the state constitution's right to pri...

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Yellowstone rampage brings prison time for California man

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a California man to nine months in prison for a drunken rampage in Yellowstone National Park in which he did thousands of dollars in damage to a hotel and struggled wit...

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Arizona man accused in Oath Keepers plot jailed until trial

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man accused of coordinating teams that were on standby to deliver guns to members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot will remain jai...

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Accused dealer pleads not guilty

A Kalispell man arrested after allegedly offering to sell drugs in Lincoln County via text message has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.

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Taxpayers face overloaded IRS as filing season opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Count 30-year-old Ethan Miller among that subset of Americans who were actually eager to file their taxes once income tax filing season ope...

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Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show

NEW YORK (AP) — Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who ...

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Oath Keepers militia members, led by Yale lawyer, plead not guilty to Jan. 6 sedition

WASHINGTON — Elmer Stewart Rhodes, the Yale Law School graduate who founded the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group, pleaded not guilty to seditious conspiracy for his role in the assault on the U.S. Capitol by...

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Engineering firm sought for landfill expansion

Health department officials say they are reviewing the qualifications of engineering firms interested in working on the county’s planned landfill expansion.