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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service is taking public comments on a proposal to replace the bridge over the Lewis River in Yellowstone National Park. The new bridge would be located directly east of the existing bridge on the park's South Entrance Road between the South Entrance and Grant Village. The Park Service says the project is needed to address the deteriorating condition of the Lewis River Bridge.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A 47-year-old Montana man is scheduled to go on trial next year on charges that he killed his estranged wife and severely injured her roommate. Joseph Paul DeWise is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of 32-year-old Lauren Walder DeWise last January in Belgrade. The trial will be before Gallatin County District Court Judge Holly Brown.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials captured and euthanized a male grizzly bear believed to have killed cattle on private property in south-central Montana. Montana wildlife biologist says the paws of the bear caught east of Red Lodge on Friday were about the same size as tracks in the areas where four yearling calves were killed.

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - The scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park in northwest Montana is now completely open to motorized vehicles. The entire 50-mile length of the road was opened Saturday morning after crews cleared the last remnants of the winter snow. The National Park Service cautioned that motorists can still encounter snow and icy conditions at Logan Pass.

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