BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An online auction of oil and gas leases by the Bureau of Land Management has landed more than $538,800 in bids this week.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recently unsealed search warrant says a Utah teen secretly gave birth to a baby at her home, and then, after it died, hid the body in a drawer in her closet.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The recent killing of a Yellowstone National Park wolf outside the park has generated hundreds of emails and phone calls to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials suggesting that the hunt wasn't lawful.
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The medical condition of an 8-month-old girl who police say was shot in the face at a western New Mexico motel remains a mystery.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a state-run program that gives tax credits to people who donate to private-school scholarships, saying the program violates a constitutional ban against giving state aid to religious organizations.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota conservative group plans to push lawmakers to fulfill a law calling for tax cuts after the state's U.S. Supreme Court victory this year clearing the way for major new online sales tax revenues.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials postponed until at least January submitting an end-of-year report to the governor about state efforts to fight federal proposals to bury the nation's nuclear reactor waste north of Las Vegas.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — City council members in Utah's largest city voted Tuesday night to raise their own salaries by nearly $10,000 in a move they argue will allow more people from all economic backgrounds to consider serving in the future.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lawmakers lent their support to a potentially historic request to transfer water from the Treasure Valley to Elmore County on the final day of public testimony.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A recent report suggests regulators should consider raising required levels of bonding for oil and gas development to help assure funding is available to plug wells and reclaim pads when that responsibility falls to the state.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A former Colorado volunteer hockey coach who fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution has pleaded guilty to molesting two boys.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City officials will consider writing off more than $1.7 million worth of unpaid ambulance bills accumulated over the past dozen years.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of fatally shooting a city code enforcement officer after what he considered years of harassment over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home will stay behind bars after a judge on Tuesday refused to lift a no-bail order.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate, telling colleagues that "gridlock and partisanship does not have to rule the day."
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A state panel has voted to slightly raise the housing stipend for Idaho's governor as the state continues to be one of a handful without a governor's mansion.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife commissioners adopted a grizzly bear conservation plan Monday that would maintain the largest population of the bruins in the Lower 48 at roughly current numbers even if the species loses its federal protections.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The city of Sioux Falls says it has reached an impasse on a new labor contract with the union that represents police officers and sergeants.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah state lawmaker is leading an effort to redesign a clunky Utah state flag that critics have called an "S.O.B." — seal on a bedsheet.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Legal brothel owners in northeastern Nevada are trying to beat back the city of Elko's proposal to double their license application fees and more than triple renewal fees at the regulated houses of prostitution.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Milwaukee man who served time in federal prison for sex trafficking in North Dakota has been sentenced to more time behind bars on a drug trafficking conspiracy charge.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A $450 million drinking water project that was first conceived decades ago is paying off as New Mexico's largest metro area has slashed its reliance on groundwater by almost 70 percent despite the arid state's struggles with drought.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The trial of a Colorado man accused of killing his 13-year-old son has been pushed back, but a new date has not yet been set.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state economists on Monday affirmed forecasts for a major financial windfall to state government linked to a booming oil sector despite recent fluctuations in energy prices, as the governor's office passes from Republican to Democratic control.
FRANCIS, Utah (AP) — A Utah man is facing charges after police say he drunkenly knocked over a roommate's Christmas tree and then fired about 15 shots from a handgun at two people.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The four Native American tribes in the Dakotas that are fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are seeking to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a spill would not greatly impact tribal populations.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A program that provides funds for conservation projects in North Dakota is doling out nearly $3.4 million in grants for nine projects.
SEATTLE (AP) — Prospective home buyers in Seattle as late as last year faced the prospect of entering bidding wars or getting edged out by competitors with cash. That's not the case anymore.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.
JACKSON — An environmental group is urging federal wildlife managers to quickly develop an overdue plan to reduce the amount of supplemental feed given to wild elk on the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming.
BOISE, Idaho — Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a utility company filed by the widow of a state trooper killed after trying to alert a driver to a downed power line.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday proposed adding new sales taxes on services while cutting the overall tax rate, part of a reform effort he said will be a "heavy lift" but is essential for the state's economic future.