Fifteen states already allow concealed carry without a permit, and lawmakers in nine others have proposed allowing or expanding the practice.
Cannabis-related propositions were on the ballot in New Jersey, Arizona, Montana and South Dakota. Medical marijuana initiatives were also being decided in Mississippi and South Dakota.
The sharp change from summer to winter-like conditions was one of the most noticeable weather shifts to those who live in Colorado.
Authorities are searching Sunday for an infant they say was abducted from Montana by his father, who is bipolar and off his medications.
A Montana officer needed surgery after being hit by a car full of teenagers driven by a 14-year-old boy, police said in a news release.
Authorities evacuated an elementary school in Montana's capital city on Tuesday after officials found what they thought were the remnants of a homemade bomb, but it turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with nuts and bolts left in the schoolyard.
A hotel in Montana got a surprise unregistered guest when a young black bear was found sprawled across a bathroom sink in totally nonchalant fashion.