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The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park was temporarily closed Friday afternoon while crews remove an unexploded ordnance discovered on Sylvan Pass.

The road closed around 3:30 p.m. after the explosive was found near the road. The road reopened a few hours later.

Three North Fork campgrounds are restricted to hard-sided camping until further notice, the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest announced on Friday.

A new model of primary care is making family practice a more viable and attractive choice for doctors and medical students alike, and is making it easier for patients to get medical care, according to testimony Monday at a legislative committee meeting in Lovell.

NWC Trustee Jim Vogt dies

Jim Vogt of Powell, an elected member of the Northwest College Board of Trustees, died Monday in a Billings hospital, where he had remained in intensive care since undergoing heart surgery on July 2.

What began as a routine drive to work changed the course of Joel Johnson’s life.

“This ordinary day became a morning of twisted metal, broken glass, broken bones, blood and bruises,” his sister-in-law, Paula Cross, would later write in an online post.

A Cody teacher was arrested Monday on allegations that — while she was a teacher in Douglas in late 2013 and early 2014 — she had sex with a 17-year-old high school student.

CASPER (AP) — Five and a half weeks of hell.

That’s how Linda Schwope of Cowley described her husband’s battle with tularemia, a bacterial disease spread to humans by rodents and rabbits, as well as ticks and deer flies.

Park County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Skoric says he’s seeking a sentence of life in prison — and not the death penalty — for a woman charged with participating in a plot to murder her boyfriend in 2014.

Criminals hit local credit union customers

Several dozen members of Sunlight Federal Credit Union had money temporarily siphoned from their accounts by out-of-state criminals last week. The credit union — which has locations in Powell, Cody, Worland and Sheridan — took the precautionary step of reissuing all of its members’ debit cards in response.

A newly dedicated root cellar and a recently relocated barrack are among the latest features at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. They are reminders of a dark chapter in America’s past that brings former incarcerees, their families and others back to the former Japanese-American internment camp each year.

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