OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests they're optimistic about the economy over the next few months.


LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming trustees have chosen three finalists for the job of university president.


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Department officials are seeking to bolster their case for easing restrictions on energy development, mining and grazing in seven Western states.