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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels. Jeff Murphy of Batavia, Illinois, was looking for the treasurer that antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn says he stashed somewhere in the Rocky Mountains several years ago.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming native Breezy Johnson will race Tuesday night in the Olympic downhill event in South Korea. The 22-year-old Johnson is ranked 14th in the world in the discipline and is coming off back-to-back World Cup downhill top 10 finishes. Johnson raced to a career-best result of 14th in Friday's super-G during her Olympic debut.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A passenger jet carrying 33 people slid off the runway at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport in northeast Wyoming. No one was hurt in the incident involving United Airlines flight 5117 from Denver Monday afternoon, but it caused the runway to be closed temporarily. There was no damage to the airplane.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State Treasurer Mark Gordon says he intends to run for Wyoming governor this year. Gordon says he was waiting to make a formal announcement until after the Legislature and some other budgeting projects at the treasurer's office that he hoped to keep from being politicized.

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