Montana

12:13pm

Wed March 5, 2014
Health

Hey Colorado, You’re Looking A Little Heavy

Colorado is now the second least obese state in the nation.
Credit Gallup

Since 2010 Colorado has consistently topped lists as having the slimmest population in the country. Not anymore.

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5:29am

Thu February 13, 2014
Science

Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 6:01 pm

Until recently, finding characteristic stone and bone tools was the only way to trace the fate of the Clovis people, whose culture appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago.
Sarah L. Anzick Nature

The mysterious Clovis culture, which appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago, appears to be the forerunner of Native Americans throughout the Americas, according to a study in Nature. Scientists have read the genetic sequence of a baby from a Clovis burial site in Montana to help fill out the story of the earliest Americans.

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2:48pm

Thu January 16, 2014
Environment

This Winter’s Snowpack A Story Of 'Haves And Have-Nots'

2014 hasn't brought much snow for the western half of the U.S. so far. Only small pockets are showing above average snow pack currently. Northern Colorado is one of them.
Credit PRISM Climate Group / Oregon State University

In the West, some states are enjoying their best snowpack in years. And early too. In others, the new year has only brought more dry weather. That’ll mean significant water problems later in the year.

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8:33am

Thu September 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Montana Rapist Freed After Serving 30-Day Sentence

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:03 am

Stacey Dean Rambold.
Montana Department of Corrections

Update at 11:55 a.m. ET. Released:

The Montana Department of Corrections' website just changed the status of Stacey Dean Rambold to "sentence expired," which means the convicted rapist whose 14-year-old victim later committed suicide has now served the 30-day prison sentence that sparked national outrage.

Our original post picks up the story:

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2:41pm

Wed September 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Montana Prosecutors Will Appeal 30-Day Rape Sentence

Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 5:01 pm

Protesters gathered outside the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings, Mont., on Thursday, call for the resignation of a state judge over comments he made about the teenage victim in a rape case.
Matt Brown AP

Montana prosecutors on Wednesday decided to appeal a 30-day jail sentence given to a former teacher who admitted to raping a 14-year-old student.

District Judge G. Todd Baugh unleashed a firestorm of criticism when he issued the lenient sentence saying that the victim, who later committed suicide, "seemed older than her chronological age."

The former teacher, Stacey Dean Rambold, 54, has already begun serving his sentence.

The AP reports:

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