Tribe wary of monument in MT as others reduced by Trump

This June 16, 2015 aerial photo, shows the Badger-Two Medicine area near the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park, rear, in Montana. Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is engaging with a Montana tribe over the creation of a new monument next to its reservation. The mountainous area was part of the Blackfeet reservation until the 1890s. (Tristan Scott/Flathead Beacon via AP)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is pursuing creation of a new monument on the border of a Montana reservation where tribal officials remain wary of the idea.

A soldier’s 1950s love story brings comfort, answers

In a Nov. 14, 2017 photo, Adam Robertson looks through photos of his father, Albert A. "Robbie" Robertson, when he was in the Army in 1958, in Eugene, Ore., that were given to him by Karen Wilson Rodriguez, the daughter of Lynne Marie (Culver) Wilson. In the summers of 1958 and 1959, U.S. Army private Albert A. Robertson, 19, sent Lynne Marie Culver almost 50 photos and postcards. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via AP)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In the summers of 1958 and 1959, U.S. Army private Albert A. “Bob” Robertson, 19, sent Lynne Marie Culver almost 50 photos and postcards. He was serving in Europe, far from his home in Eugene, and he wrote to the Junction City High School girl every chance he got. On the back of the photos he described the places he’d seen. He assured her he was thinking of her and not drinking too much or acting too rowdy.

Worm poop means fertilizer, cash for student entrepreneur

BYU student Joseph Walker was named the winner of the 2017 Utah Regional Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) with his company, OmniEarth, an organic fertilizer company based out of Provo, Utah. A sample is pictured here. He said "The largest impact this product is making is in the medical marijuana market. He has formulated an organic fertilizer specific for this industry to optimize the growth and potency of marijuana plants for certified growers. He was photographed in the Life Sciences Building on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An entrepreneurial student who turns worm poop into organic fertilizer targeted for marijuana growers is generating buzz and earning accolades.

The great coastal gale of 2007 brought neighbors together

In this Dec. 3, 2007 photo, water from Plympton Creek rushes under a railroad trestle near the Westport Fire Department in Westport, Ore. Two excavator's were brought in to demolish part of the rail line and clear debris that had diverted the creek waters toward homes and other areas of town. (Alex Pajunas/Daily Astorian via AP)

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Rosemary Johnson felt strange admitting it, but she was having fun.

Oregon town seeks first microbrewery, offers benefits

This photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017, shows the town of Madras, Ore. The town in Central Oregon, which is near an epicenter of America's fascination with microbreweries, is thirsting for a piece of the action and offering incentives for the first brewery to establish itself in the high-desert community. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin via AP)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon town near one of America’s microbrew meccas is thirsting for a piece of the action and offering incentives for the first brewery to establish itself in the community.

Russia’s Denis sets world record in men’s 1,500 meters

Marrit Leenstra, left, of the Netherlands, leads her team during the women's team pursuit competition at a World Cup speedskating event Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Russia’s Denis Yuskov broke the men’s 1,500-meter world record on Saturday in the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval.

Billings school uses unusual classroom management style

In a Dec. 1, 2017 photo, fourth-graders Mia Marrero, center, and Alonzo Gonzales work in Diane Brown's class at Washington Elementary in Billings, Mont. Changes at the school were sparked by the adoption of methods espoused by the Ron Clark Academy, a private school in Georgia. The methods are taking root around School District 2. (Casey Page/The Billings Gazette via AP)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — When examining changes at Washington Elementary this school year, the walls jump out first. A new mural waits inside the front door. Students’ pictures adorn hallways. Teachers’ classrooms have their own custom paint jobs.

A day on floating on Oregon’s Willamette River

In this July 23, 2008, photo, farm fields crowd the banks of the Willamette River south of Corvallis, Ore. (Andy Cripe/The Corvallis Gazette-Times via AP)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Gliding down the glassy McKenzie River in an aluminum drift boat, it’s hard to believe we just pulled off Interstate 5 to reach the boat ramp at Eugene’s Armitage Park a half-hour ago.

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