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  • Firefighters attacking Libby Highway 37 fire with air tanker

    Firefighters attacking Libby Highway 37 fire with air tanker

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:58:30 GMT
    Libby Highway 37 fire courtesy The Western News and John BlodgettLibby Highway 37 fire courtesy The Western News and John Blodgett
    Libby Highway 37 fire courtesy The Western News and John BlodgettLibby Highway 37 fire courtesy The Western News and John Blodgett

    A fire that started close to Highway 37 north of Libby is estimated at 40-60 acres, according to The Western News. The Libby-based paper reports that firefighters don't consider the blaze to be contained at this point, and crews are keeping an eye on the flames' proximity to the former W.R. Grace Mine, which is part of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site. 

    A fire that started close to Highway 37 north of Libby is estimated at 40-60 acres, according to The Western News. The Libby-based paper reports that firefighters don't consider the blaze to be contained at this point, and crews are keeping an eye on the flames' proximity to the former W.R. Grace Mine, which is part of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site. 

  • Missing Stevensville woman found

    Missing Stevensville woman found

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:09:46 GMT

    UPDATE: Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says that the missing Stevensville woman was located on Thursday evening by Ravalli Co. Search and Rescue and the Ravalli Co. Sheriff's Office.

    UPDATE: Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says that the missing Stevensville woman was located on Thursday evening by Ravalli Co. Search and Rescue and the Ravalli Co. Sheriff's Office.

  • Golden Spike marks finish of 50-mile Bitterroot bike trail

    Golden Spike marks finish of 50-mile Bitterroot bike trail

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:33:00 GMT

    People in Western Montana are celebrating the final piece of the puzzle as the 50-mile bike trail that connects downtown Missoula to Hamilton is complete.

    People in Western Montana are celebrating the final piece of the puzzle as the 50-mile bike trail that connects downtown Missoula to Hamilton is complete.

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  • The 39th annual Art in the Park in Anaconda

    The 39th annual Art in the Park in Anaconda

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:40:33 GMT

    ANACONDA- The 39th annual Art in the Park got underway in Anaconda this weekend. The three day event took place at Washoe Park in Anaconda. The director of the Copper Village Museum and Arts Center Marylynn McKenna said the event is huge for the town and people look forward to it all year. 

    ANACONDA- The 39th annual Art in the Park got underway in Anaconda this weekend. The three day event took place at Washoe Park in Anaconda. The director of the Copper Village Museum and Arts Center Marylynn McKenna said the event is huge for the town and people look forward to it all year. 

  • Road closed in Butte leading to the M

    Road closed in Butte leading to the M

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-07-21 15:57:45 GMT

    BUTTE - The road leading to the M has been closed off due to people leaving trash, beer cans and drug paraphernalia on the trail. When Parks and Rec. Director J.P. Gallagher arrived at the gate Friday, the gate was vandalized and rammed open. 

    BUTTE - The road leading to the M has been closed off due to people leaving trash, beer cans and drug paraphernalia on the trail. When Parks and Rec. Director J.P. Gallagher arrived at the gate Friday, the gate was vandalized and rammed open. 

  • EPA finishes Norris Labs clean-up; water tests show no contamination

    EPA finishes Norris Labs clean-up; water tests show no contamination

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:04:45 GMT

    The clean-up of a dangerous chemical lab in Norris ended Friday, as the EPA and DEQ put the final touches on the Norris Labs site.

    The clean-up of a dangerous chemical lab in Norris ended Friday, as the EPA and DEQ put the final touches on the Norris Labs site.

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  • Missing person reported in Flathead County

    Missing person reported in Flathead County

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:33:44 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:33:44 GMT

    Sheriff Chuck Curry says Alex Ruth Beltran was last seen driving her 1998 Light Green Toyota Rav 4, with Montana plate 785019A.

    Sheriff Chuck Curry says Alex Ruth Beltran was last seen driving her 1998 Light Green Toyota Rav 4, with Montana plate 785019A.

  • Libby fire burning 1.5 miles away from WR Grace vermiculite mine

    Libby fire burning 1.5 miles away from WR Grace vermiculite mine

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:53:59 GMT
    photo courtesy: John Blodgett, The Western Newsphoto courtesy: John Blodgett, The Western News

    Kootenai National Forest officials say multiple agencies responded Thursday when the fire started. The fire is 1.5 miles away from the former W.R. Grace vermiculite mine, and it's a high priority to keep the fire away from the old mine.

    Kootenai National Forest officials say multiple agencies responded Thursday when the fire started. The fire is 1.5 miles away from the former W.R. Grace vermiculite mine, and it's a high priority to keep the fire away from the old mine.

  • Flushing acid down the toilet: lab cleanup forces US 287 shutdown and town evacuation

    Flushing acid down the toilet: lab cleanup forces US 287 shutdown and town evacuation

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:08:06 GMT
    Missoula County Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team preparing for action. July 17, 2018. Photo credit: EPAMissoula County Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team preparing for action. July 17, 2018. Photo credit: EPA

    Some of the chemicals at the lab in Norris were so volatile that the risk of transporting them was too great, and experts decided to do a controlled detonation at the site of the lab.

    Some of the chemicals at the lab in Norris were so volatile that the risk of transporting them was too great, and experts decided to do a controlled detonation at the site of the lab.

  • Crews fighting lightning-caused fire in Northwest Montana

    Crews fighting lightning-caused fire in Northwest Montana

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-07-17 18:27:06 GMT

    80 firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire in the Kootenai National Forest. 

    80 firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire in the Kootenai National Forest. 

  • Police say Jermain Charlo disappearance could be kidnapping

    Police say Jermain Charlo disappearance could be kidnapping

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:58:15 GMT

    MISSOULA - Police released new information and new photos showing what Jermain Charlo was wearing before she disappeared on June 16 in Missoula. Det. Guy A. Baker said Tuesday that police are still searching for the woman, who was last seen near downtown Missoula late that Saturday night. 

    MISSOULA - Police released new information and new photos showing what Jermain Charlo was wearing before she disappeared on June 16 in Missoula. Det. Guy A. Baker said Tuesday that police are still searching for the woman, who was last seen near downtown Missoula late that Saturday night. 

  • Video goes viral about Bozeman man's flag

    Video goes viral about Bozeman man's flag

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:49:39 GMT

    A Bozeman man says he came home on Tuesday and found a note on his door asking him to take down his American flag. 

    A Bozeman man says he came home on Tuesday and found a note on his door asking him to take down his American flag. 

  • Finally, indisputable proof: Bigfoot spotted in northern California

    Finally, indisputable proof: Bigfoot spotted in northern California

    Friday, January 9 2015 6:52 PM EST2015-01-09 23:52:03 GMT
    Saturday, January 10 2015 4:33 PM EST2015-01-10 21:33:06 GMT
    ROSEVILLE, Cali.- There is new, indisputable proof that Bigfoot exists, and has been spending most of his time in northern California. The footage was sent to a Paranormal group by a photographer/videographer who specializes in aerial videography using a quadcopter. A quadcopter is a drone that is lifted and propelled by 4 rotors.
    ROSEVILLE, Cali.- There is new, indisputable proof that Bigfoot exists, and has been spending most of his time in northern California. The footage was sent to a Paranormal group by a photographer/videographer who specializes in aerial videography using a quadcopter. A quadcopter is a drone that is lifted and propelled by 4 rotors.
  • "Badly decomposed" body pulled from Clark Fork River

    "Badly decomposed" body pulled from Clark Fork River

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:56:28 GMT
    Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)
    Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)

    Law enforcement officials are trying to determine the identity of a body pulled from the Clark Fork river yesterday. 

    Law enforcement officials are trying to determine the identity of a body pulled from the Clark Fork river yesterday. 

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