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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — This year’s ski season will mark the 30th anniversary of snowboarding at Grand Targhee Resort as well as the resort’s 50th anniversary. While snowboarders abound on the slopes today, it wasn’t always that way, the Post Register reports. In the 1970s and early ’80s — the early days of the sport — snowboarders were banned from using ski lifts, both at Grand Targhee Resort and many other resorts in the region. By Ryan Suppe, Post Register. An AP member exchange. SENT: 1,127 words.
TAX COLLECTIONS-MINING — Sales tax collections are up in Gillette, a change attributed largely to increased mining activity.
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING DEAN SEARCH — A second search by the University of Wyoming for a new dean of the College of Health Sciences has failed. The Laramie Boomerang reported Friday that the most recent candidates under consideration withdrew.
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WASHINGTON — For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally. West Virginia’s Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. She’ll join what may be the chamber’s smallest group of female GOP lawmakers since the early 1990s — as few as 13 of at least 199 Republicans. Democrats will have at least 89. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will be No. 3 House GOP leader next year, that chamber’s highest-ranking Republican woman ever. By Alan Fram. SENT: 915 words, photo.
DENVER — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers seek their seventh straight victory Sunday when they visit the Denver Broncos, who snapped the Chargers’ six-game winning streak last week. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. Developing from 2 p.m. game.
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