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  • Early fire season may signal larger fires to come

    Early fire season may signal larger fires to come

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:50:06 GMT

    According to fire managers, since July 1st there has been a total of ninety-five wild fires in the Flathead Valley. Firefighters in the area have told us they are surprised how early and strong fires are occurring this year.  Usually, fires don’t start until later July or August. 

    According to fire managers, since July 1st there has been a total of ninety-five wild fires in the Flathead Valley. Firefighters in the area have told us they are surprised how early and strong fires are occurring this year.  Usually, fires don’t start until later July or August. 

  • Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana's Big Belt Mountains

    Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana's Big Belt Mountains

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:52:44 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn't seen grizzlies in as long as a century.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn't seen grizzlies in as long as a century.

  • FBI warrant for man charged with drug distribution and possession

    FBI warrant for man charged with drug distribution and possession

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:17:33 GMT

    A federal arrest warrant was issued for Chase Storlie on June 9 after he failed to appear in court.  

    A federal arrest warrant was issued for Chase Storlie on June 9 after he failed to appear in court.  

  • Daines' office communicating with China about UM Student held in jail

    Daines' office communicating with China about UM Student held in jail

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:10:48 GMT

    Senator Steve Daines' office is in communications with Chinese officials regarding University of Montana student Guthrie McLean. 

    Senator Steve Daines' office is in communications with Chinese officials regarding University of Montana student Guthrie McLean. 

  • GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted

    GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-07-19 20:50:28 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.

  • The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

    The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-07-19 20:46:23 GMT

    The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin is disputing the characterization of a previously undisclosed conversation between Putin and President Donald Trump as secret.

    The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin is disputing the characterization of a previously undisclosed conversation between Putin and President Donald Trump as secret.

  • Crash at Brooks and Reserve Streets

    Crash at Brooks and Reserve Streets

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:46:52 GMT

    Missoula, MT.- A crash at the intersection of Brooks and Reserve Streets in Missoula.

    Missoula, MT.- A crash at the intersection of Brooks and Reserve Streets in Missoula.

  • University of Montana may see third round of buyout offers

    University of Montana may see third round of buyout offers

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:03:51 GMT
    Students, staff protest budget cuts to Montana university system in MarchStudents, staff protest budget cuts to Montana university system in March

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A third round of buyout offers may be coming to the University of Montana. Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian announced the possible action on Tuesday.

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A third round of buyout offers may be coming to the University of Montana. Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian announced the possible action on Tuesday.

  • Escapee from Great Falls pre-release center

    Escapee from Great Falls pre-release center

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-07-19 16:31:39 GMT

    The Great Falls Police are looking for a walkway from their transition center. Darwin James Bailey escaped Tuesday, July 18 and has ties to Missoula.

    The Great Falls Police are looking for a walkway from their transition center. Darwin James Bailey escaped Tuesday, July 18 and has ties to Missoula.

  • Ninemile fire update

    Ninemile fire update

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-07-19 16:27:30 GMT

    Both the Burdette and Sunrise fires are now approximately 52 acres and producing visible smoke today as available fuels burn within the fire area. Actions today included gaining access to some areas near the fires so that heavy equipment and other resources can be staged for suppression efforts.

    Both the Burdette and Sunrise fires are now approximately 52 acres and producing visible smoke today as available fuels burn within the fire area. Actions today included gaining access to some areas near the fires so that heavy equipment and other resources can be staged for suppression efforts.

  • When life hands you limes, don't squeeze them outdoors

    When life hands you limes, don't squeeze them outdoors

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-07-19 14:08:44 GMT
    There's a common ingredient in popular summer food and drinks, like margaritas and guacamole, that when exposed to sun can lead to a dangerous chemical reaction. One Minneapolis man learned that the hard way. According to Good Housekeeping, Minneapolis musician Adam Levy was outside for his daughters graduation, preparing several dishes with lime juice. A few days later, he got a blistering second-degree burn on his hand.  Missoula dermatologist Charlotte Kutsch says what...
    There's a common ingredient in popular summer food and drinks, like margaritas and guacamole, that when exposed to sun can lead to a dangerous chemical reaction. One Minneapolis man learned that the hard way. According to Good Housekeeping, Minneapolis musician Adam Levy was outside for his daughters graduation, preparing several dishes with lime juice. A few days later, he got a blistering second-degree burn on his hand.  Missoula dermatologist Charlotte Kutsch says what...
  • Dog dies of heatstroke following hike

    Dog dies of heatstroke following hike

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:56:30 GMT

    Missoula Animal Control is alerting dog owner to be extra aware of the heat after they received news of a dog who died after hiking.  Animal Control explained that the dog suffered from heatstroke after its family took a hike July 17 on the M Trail.

    Missoula Animal Control is alerting dog owner to be extra aware of the heat after they received news of a dog who died after hiking.  Animal Control explained that the dog suffered from heatstroke after its family took a hike July 17 on the M Trail.

  • Trump asks Oman's sultan to help counter Iranian activities

    Trump asks Oman's sultan to help counter Iranian activities

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:55:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is asking Oman's sultan to help counter Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is asking Oman's sultan to help counter Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

  • Montana governor downplays presidential aspirations

    Montana governor downplays presidential aspirations

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:03:44 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is downplaying his national political ambitions even as he sets up a committee that would pay for his travel to political events across the country.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is downplaying his national political ambitions even as he sets up a committee that would pay for his travel to political events across the country.

  • Human Rights Commission sides with Sheriff McDermott in undersheriff's complaint

    Human Rights Commission sides with Sheriff McDermott in undersheriff's complaint

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:47:50 GMT

    The Montana Human Rights Commission voted unanimously to affirm the findings from a March Human Rights Bureau hearing, which stated that there was no discrimination against former Undersheriff Josh Clark following the 2015 election.  Clark's appealed to the HR Commission to review the complaint. 

    The Montana Human Rights Commission voted unanimously to affirm the findings from a March Human Rights Bureau hearing, which stated that there was no discrimination against former Undersheriff Josh Clark following the 2015 election.  Clark's appealed to the HR Commission to review the complaint. 

  • Plan for South Fork bridge closure

    Plan for South Fork bridge closure

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-07-18 19:17:05 GMT

    Sletten Construction will close the South Fork bridge in Hungry Horse on Saturday, July 22nd from 3 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.  Sletten Construction recommends people use alternative routes or plan additional travel time during this short morning period.

    Sletten Construction will close the South Fork bridge in Hungry Horse on Saturday, July 22nd from 3 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.  Sletten Construction recommends people use alternative routes or plan additional travel time during this short morning period.

  • Crews attacking Lolo Peak Fire from the air

    Crews attacking Lolo Peak Fire from the air

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-07-18 19:04:45 GMT

    Courtesy NFS: As of this morning, the fire perimeter and spot fires encompass roughly 60-70 acres with the fire burning mid-slope directly west of Lolo Peak between the Meadow Creek and Falls Creek sub-drainages of the South Fork of Lolo Creek. 

    Courtesy NFS: As of this morning, the fire perimeter and spot fires encompass roughly 60-70 acres with the fire burning mid-slope directly west of Lolo Peak between the Meadow Creek and Falls Creek sub-drainages of the South Fork of Lolo Creek. 

  • Montanans donating to Carli Miller fund, 8-year-old victim of fatal crash

    Montanans donating to Carli Miller fund, 8-year-old victim of fatal crash

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-07-18 16:06:16 GMT

    A Montana family is struggling with the devastating loss of their 8-year-old daughter Carli Miller after a Sunday crash took the child's life. The Miller family has been inundated with medical bills and funeral costs, according to their gofundme page. 

    A Montana family is struggling with the devastating loss of their 8-year-old daughter Carli Miller after a Sunday crash took the child's life. The Miller family has been inundated with medical bills and funeral costs, according to their gofundme page. 

  • Think twice before posting pictures of your kids on social media

    Think twice before posting pictures of your kids on social media

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:54:00 GMT

    Many parents turn to social media to seek and share advice about parenting challenges. But just because you can do it, should you?  Generation Z is the first generation to be born in the era of smart-phones, where their whole lives can be documented on social media. Taking a picture of your child in the bath can be adorable, but that bathtub baby is now a teenager. According to Parenting magazine, here are some photos you should never post of your children online: 

    Many parents turn to social media to seek and share advice about parenting challenges. But just because you can do it, should you?  Generation Z is the first generation to be born in the era of smart-phones, where their whole lives can be documented on social media. Taking a picture of your child in the bath can be adorable, but that bathtub baby is now a teenager. According to Parenting magazine, here are some photos you should never post of your children online: 

  • Helping your teen navigate summer sobriety

    Helping your teen navigate summer sobriety

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:44:10 GMT
    Summertime often brings pool parties, barbeques and trips. For teenagers, however, it means they have an open agenda, which can often lead to trouble. Teens go from being overbooked during the school year: soccer practice, school, and homework, to not having much to do at all over summer months.  It can be an especially difficult time for "tweens." They're too old for daycare, but too young to work. Experts say that boredom could lead them to drinking. In Montana, al...
    Summertime often brings pool parties, barbeques and trips. For teenagers, however, it means they have an open agenda, which can often lead to trouble. Teens go from being overbooked during the school year: soccer practice, school, and homework, to not having much to do at all over summer months.  It can be an especially difficult time for "tweens." They're too old for daycare, but too young to work. Experts say that boredom could lead them to drinking. In Montana, al...
  • Identities released of woman and child killed in Sunday car crashes

    Identities released of woman and child killed in Sunday car crashes

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-07-18 04:24:17 GMT

    The Missoula County Sheriff and Coroner TJ McDermott is releasing the name of the victim from Sunday afternoons crash on Highway 12, near mile marker 27. 

    The Missoula County Sheriff and Coroner TJ McDermott is releasing the name of the victim from Sunday afternoons crash on Highway 12, near mile marker 27. 

  • Missoula Fire Department fights Beckwith house fire

    Missoula Fire Department fights Beckwith house fire

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:48:43 GMT

    The Missoula Fire Department saved homeowners $300,000 worth of potential damage when an E. Beckwith house caught fire. All occupants of the home were safe outside the building.

    The Missoula Fire Department saved homeowners $300,000 worth of potential damage when an E. Beckwith house caught fire. All occupants of the home were safe outside the building.

  • Trail closed due to Monahan Mountain fire

    Trail closed due to Monahan Mountain fire

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:32:21 GMT

    The fire is approximately 17 miles north of Ovando.

    The fire is approximately 17 miles north of Ovando.

  • Plume of smoke from Lolo Peak fire, visible to Missoula

    Plume of smoke from Lolo Peak fire, visible to Missoula

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:00:23 GMT
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    Montanans are looking toward Lolo as a fire burns in the Bitterroot Mountains. Winds are carrying the smoke at 50 miles per hour at the Lolo Peak fire, which was first discovered Saturday. Smoke is visible from Florence and Highway 93. 

    Montanans are looking toward Lolo as a fire burns in the Bitterroot Mountains. Winds are carrying the smoke at 50 miles per hour at the Lolo Peak fire, which was first discovered Saturday. Smoke is visible from Florence and Highway 93. 

  • Early morning earthquake shakes Lincoln

    Early morning earthquake shakes Lincoln

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:55:22 GMT
    Courtesy: USGSCourtesy: USGS

    Did you feel a little shaking this morning? If you were in the Lincoln area you might have experienced the 4.0 magnitude earthquake that hit around 1:45 am.  

    Did you feel a little shaking this morning? If you were in the Lincoln area you might have experienced the 4.0 magnitude earthquake that hit around 1:45 am.  

  • Missoula County in VERY HIGH fire danger

    Missoula County in VERY HIGH fire danger

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:48:07 GMT

    Missoula County remains in VERY HIGH fire danger according to the Missoula County Fire Protection Association.  Recent days, temperatures have hit the nineties and grasses are continue to cure. 

    Missoula County remains in VERY HIGH fire danger according to the Missoula County Fire Protection Association.  Recent days, temperatures have hit the nineties and grasses are continue to cure. 

  • Facebook founder tours Glacier park, Blackfeet reservation

    Facebook founder tours Glacier park, Blackfeet reservation

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:25:40 GMT

    BROWNING, Mont. (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg toured Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana over the weekend as part of his personal challenge to visit every state this year.

    BROWNING, Mont. (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg toured Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana over the weekend as part of his personal challenge to visit every state this year.

  • Woman gets prison for stealing from nonprofit organization

    Woman gets prison for stealing from nonprofit organization

    Monday, July 17 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-07-17 18:35:14 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - An eastern Montana woman has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to repay $246,000 for stealing from two nonprofits that received federal funding.  

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - An eastern Montana woman has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to repay $246,000 for stealing from two nonprofits that received federal funding.  

  • WIN: Triple Play ticket give-away for Raptor Reef

    WIN: Triple Play ticket give-away for Raptor Reef

    Monday, July 17 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-07-17 17:57:28 GMT
    Starting Friday, July 21 we'll be giving away 5 tickets for Raptor Rapids. Just enter in the contest above on this page or head to our Facebook page to enter. You can enter once, EVERY DAY until August 11.
    Starting Friday, July 21 we'll be giving away 5 tickets for Raptor Rapids. Just enter in the contest above on this page or head to our Facebook page to enter. You can enter once, EVERY DAY until August 11.
  • Western Montana fires update

    Western Montana fires update

    Monday, July 17 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-07-17 16:19:42 GMT

    Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team is managing the following five fires in the Highway 2 corridor:

    Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team is managing the following five fires in the Highway 2 corridor:

  • Man drowns in rafting accident

    Man drowns in rafting accident

    Monday, July 17 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-07-17 16:18:01 GMT

    The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a drowning on the north fork of the Flathead River, July 14. The victim had been rafting with friends, law enforcement said when their raft flipped on a hazardous section of the river just north of Glacier Rim known as the “shelf." 

    The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a drowning on the north fork of the Flathead River, July 14. The victim had been rafting with friends, law enforcement said when their raft flipped on a hazardous section of the river just north of Glacier Rim known as the “shelf." 

  • Two killed in separate crashes near Missoula over weekend

    Two killed in separate crashes near Missoula over weekend

    Monday, July 17 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-07-17 13:17:56 GMT

    Two people were killed in two separate crashes near Missoula on Sunday.  According to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, the first crash happened on Highway 12 near mile marker 27 just after 11:45 am. An eastbound vehicle carrying a single person crossed the center-line and hit a westbound vehicle head-on. A family of five was in the westbound car. 

    Two people were killed in two separate crashes near Missoula on Sunday.  According to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, the first crash happened on Highway 12 near mile marker 27 just after 11:45 am. An eastbound vehicle carrying a single person crossed the center-line and hit a westbound vehicle head-on. A family of five was in the westbound car. 

  • UPDATE: Personnel increases to fight Kalispell fires

    UPDATE: Personnel increases to fight Kalispell fires

    Saturday, July 15 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-07-15 22:07:53 GMT

    The number of personnel fighting the five fires on the Highway 2 corridor in Kalispell have increased.  Personnel started at 135 and the number is now at 237.  

    The number of personnel fighting the five fires on the Highway 2 corridor in Kalispell have increased.  Personnel started at 135 and the number is now at 237.  

  • Missoula Mavericks to host Legion regional tournament

    Saturday, July 15 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-07-15 04:21:49 GMT

    The AA state tournament starts at the end of July, and whether or not the Missoula Mavericks win state, they have already punched their ticket to the Northwest Regionals.  

    The AA state tournament starts at the end of July, and whether or not the Missoula Mavericks win state, they have already punched their ticket to the Northwest Regionals.  

  • White House: Budget deficit to spike to $702B

    White House: Budget deficit to spike to $702B

    Friday, July 14 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:34:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says worsening tax revenues will cause the budget deficit to jump to $702 billion this year. That's a $99 billion spike from what was predicted less than two months ago.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says worsening tax revenues will cause the budget deficit to jump to $702 billion this year. That's a $99 billion spike from what was predicted less than two months ago.

  • Owner charged in fatal dog attack

    Owner charged in fatal dog attack

    Friday, July 14 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:09:21 GMT
    The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office issued citations to Wayne Bartlett, the owner of the two pit bull dogs, that law enforcement say were responsible for the death of Melissa Barnes at her home, June 24.   Bartlett is charged with two counts of Vicious / Dangerous Dog and two counts of failure to have current Rabies Vaccinations on the dogs as required. He has until July 28th, 2017, to make his appearance in Gallatin County Justice Court to answer to these charges. The ...
    The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office issued citations to Wayne Bartlett, the owner of the two pit bull dogs, that law enforcement say were responsible for the death of Melissa Barnes at her home, June 24.   Bartlett is charged with two counts of Vicious / Dangerous Dog and two counts of failure to have current Rabies Vaccinations on the dogs as required. He has until July 28th, 2017, to make his appearance in Gallatin County Justice Court to answer to these charges. The ...
  • Regulatory panel chairman fined $3K for ethics violations

    Regulatory panel chairman fined $3K for ethics violations

    Friday, July 14 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:06:08 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The state's chief political watchdog says the chairman of the Montana Public Service Commission broke ethics laws when he used office resources to write a column that disparaged a candidate for the regulatory body in last year's election. 

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The state's chief political watchdog says the chairman of the Montana Public Service Commission broke ethics laws when he used office resources to write a column that disparaged a candidate for the regulatory body in last year's election. 

  • Stage II fire restrictions in Yellowstone County

    Stage II fire restrictions in Yellowstone County

    Friday, July 14 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-07-14 20:58:44 GMT

    The continued hot, dry weather has prompted officials to step up fire restrictions in Yellowstone County. Stage II Fire restrictions were implemented Friday morning, July 14 on private lands in Yellowstone County.

    The continued hot, dry weather has prompted officials to step up fire restrictions in Yellowstone County. Stage II Fire restrictions were implemented Friday morning, July 14 on private lands in Yellowstone County.

  • Budget cuts would alter Montana's unique Medicaid expansion

    Budget cuts would alter Montana's unique Medicaid expansion

    Friday, July 14 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-07-14 20:56:23 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana may have to run its one-of-a-kind Medicaid expansion program for a third of the cost if lower-than-expected state income triggers budget cuts next month.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana may have to run its one-of-a-kind Medicaid expansion program for a third of the cost if lower-than-expected state income triggers budget cuts next month.

  • Students facing repercussions for allegedly breaking into Victor School

    Students facing repercussions for allegedly breaking into Victor School

    Friday, July 14 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-07-14 20:50:31 GMT
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    Three students are in hot water after they allegedly broke into and stole from Victor Public School. One of the girls, a minor, told police that she and two others, including the boy being charged, broke into the school July 8.

    Three students are in hot water after they allegedly broke into and stole from Victor Public School. One of the girls, a minor, told police that she and two others, including the boy being charged, broke into the school July 8.

  • Game of Thrones loyalty by state

    Game of Thrones loyalty by state

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:44:38 GMT
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    Courtesy post Winter is coming - even though it's blazing hot out. Game of Thrones returns to our screens this Sunday, with this season promising to be one of the best yet. But where do America’s Thrones loyalties lie?

    Courtesy post Winter is coming - even though it's blazing hot out. Game of Thrones returns to our screens this Sunday, with this season promising to be one of the best yet. But where do America’s Thrones loyalties lie?

  • The Latest: California Climate bill clears Senate hurdle

    The Latest: California Climate bill clears Senate hurdle

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:47:19 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California Senate committee has advanced a bill to extend the state's signature climate change law through 2030.

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California Senate committee has advanced a bill to extend the state's signature climate change law through 2030.

  • Three acres lost in Columbia Falls fire

    Three acres lost in Columbia Falls fire

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:46:50 GMT

    Columbia Falls, MT.- A structure fire occurred at a home on Columbia Falls Stage Road, Thursday afternoon. 

    Columbia Falls, MT.- A structure fire occurred at a home on Columbia Falls Stage Road, Thursday afternoon. 

  • 15-year-old girl says she was raped by two including a 20-year-old man

    15-year-old girl says she was raped by two including a 20-year-old man

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:12:06 GMT

    A Great Falls man has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent after a 15-year-old girl reported to police that Autree Aniel Pederson and another boy held her down and raped her. Court documents state that the teen was invited to a party on Snapchat by 20-year-old Pederson on July 10th. When she arrived to the party, she lost her phone and went into a bedroom to look for it. That's when she tells police Pederson and 16-year-old boy walked in behind her and knocked her on ...

    A Great Falls man has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent after a 15-year-old girl reported to police that Autree Aniel Pederson and another boy held her down and raped her. Court documents state that the teen was invited to a party on Snapchat by 20-year-old Pederson on July 10th. When she arrived to the party, she lost her phone and went into a bedroom to look for it. That's when she tells police Pederson and 16-year-old boy walked in behind her and knocked her on ...

  • Trump might impose tariffs and quotas on foreign steel

    Trump might impose tariffs and quotas on foreign steel

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:36:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is considering putting tariffs and quotas on steel imported from foreign countries.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is considering putting tariffs and quotas on steel imported from foreign countries.

  • Schools asked to improve student proficiency

    Schools asked to improve student proficiency

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:26:06 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's chief school administrator is asking state schools to increase the number of students who are proficient in math and English and to graduate students who are prepared for college or a career.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's chief school administrator is asking state schools to increase the number of students who are proficient in math and English and to graduate students who are prepared for college or a career.

  • Critical water shortage hits Rocky Boy Indian Reservation

    Critical water shortage hits Rocky Boy Indian Reservation

    Thursday, July 13 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-07-13 16:39:05 GMT

    BOX ELDER, Mont. (AP) - The Rocky Boy Indian Reservation is going through a critical water shortage due to unrelenting heat and the failure of a major water storage tank.

    BOX ELDER, Mont. (AP) - The Rocky Boy Indian Reservation is going through a critical water shortage due to unrelenting heat and the failure of a major water storage tank.

  • Missoula County suing Smurfit Stone site owner

    Missoula County suing Smurfit Stone site owner

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-07-13 13:31:51 GMT

    Missoula, MT- Missoula County filed a civil complaint against M2GREEN Redevelopment, LLC.

    Missoula, MT- Missoula County filed a civil complaint against M2GREEN Redevelopment, LLC.

  • Montana Rail Link decreases grinding following wildland fire

    Montana Rail Link decreases grinding following wildland fire

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:22 AM EDT2017-07-13 05:22:15 GMT

    Following the wildland fire sparked by a train, the Montana Rail Link is addressing its safety procedures. Each year Montana Rail Link contracts with a third party to provide rail grinding maintenance across their network. The grinder profiles the rail and removes any hardened material on the rail. 

    Following the wildland fire sparked by a train, the Montana Rail Link is addressing its safety procedures. Each year Montana Rail Link contracts with a third party to provide rail grinding maintenance across their network. The grinder profiles the rail and removes any hardened material on the rail. 

  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits North Dakota

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits North Dakota

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:54:26 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has stopped in North Dakota on his personal challenge to visit every state in the U.S. this year. Zuckerberg visited the Bakken on Tuesday and toured an oil rig near Williston. 

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has stopped in North Dakota on his personal challenge to visit every state in the U.S. this year. Zuckerberg visited the Bakken on Tuesday and toured an oil rig near Williston. 

  • Montana's most Googled health condition correlates with CDC data

    Montana's most Googled health condition correlates with CDC data

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:25:44 GMT

    When symptoms seem more serious than a simple cough, it's not unlikely to turn to "Dr. Google." Across the US people give themselves a scare by googling their symptoms in an attempt to self-diagnose.  

    When symptoms seem more serious than a simple cough, it's not unlikely to turn to "Dr. Google." Across the US people give themselves a scare by googling their symptoms in an attempt to self-diagnose.  

  • Missoula Police looking for missing teenage girl

    Missoula Police looking for missing teenage girl

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:11:49 GMT

    Missoula Police issued a search for 14-year-old Cora Lynn Freshour on their Facebook page Wednesday. 

    Missoula Police issued a search for 14-year-old Cora Lynn Freshour on their Facebook page Wednesday. 

  • Evergreen resident left with nothing after house fire

    Evergreen resident left with nothing after house fire

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:53:54 GMT

    An Evergreen resident is left with nothing after a fire severely burned his home on the afternoon of July 11.

    An Evergreen resident is left with nothing after a fire severely burned his home on the afternoon of July 11.

  • National grassland wildfire now 40 percent contained

    National grassland wildfire now 40 percent contained

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:01:33 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A large wildfire burning in the Little Missouri National Grassland of western North Dakota is now 40 percent contained.

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A large wildfire burning in the Little Missouri National Grassland of western North Dakota is now 40 percent contained.

  • The Latest: FDA panel endorses potential 1st US gene therapy

    The Latest: FDA panel endorses potential 1st US gene therapy

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-07-12 19:59:43 GMT

    A panel of cancer experts has voted in favor of a leukemia treatment which could be the first gene therapy available in the U.S.

    A panel of cancer experts has voted in favor of a leukemia treatment which could be the first gene therapy available in the U.S.

  • California Democrat launches longshot bid to impeach Trump

    California Democrat launches longshot bid to impeach Trump

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-07-12 19:15:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A California Democrat has filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump in a longshot bid to remove the president from office.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A California Democrat has filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump in a longshot bid to remove the president from office.

  • Tester rakes in cash as he awaits GOP challenger

    Tester rakes in cash as he awaits GOP challenger

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-07-12 19:09:02 GMT
    U.S. Senator Jon TesterU.S. Senator Jon Tester

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has added another $2 million to his campaign war chest as he prepares to face his eventual Republican opponent.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has added another $2 million to his campaign war chest as he prepares to face his eventual Republican opponent.

  • Gallatin National Forest asking for public comment on revisions

    Gallatin National Forest asking for public comment on revisions

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-07-12 19:05:58 GMT

    The Custer Gallatin National Forest invites public review and feedback on two Plan Revision products; the Wilderness Inventory and the draft Eligible Wild and Scenic Rivers.  Feedback is most useful by August 12, 2017.

    The Custer Gallatin National Forest invites public review and feedback on two Plan Revision products; the Wilderness Inventory and the draft Eligible Wild and Scenic Rivers.  Feedback is most useful by August 12, 2017.

  • More than 803,000 visits to Yellowstone Park in June

    More than 803,000 visits to Yellowstone Park in June

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-07-12 18:59:32 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Visitation to Yellowstone National Park during June is down 4.8 percent from a year ago but is still the second busiest June on record in the nation's first national park.

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Visitation to Yellowstone National Park during June is down 4.8 percent from a year ago but is still the second busiest June on record in the nation's first national park.

  • New bill raises production limit for breweries

    New bill raises production limit for breweries

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-07-12 17:22:11 GMT

    Governor Steve Bullock signed a new law Monday giving Montana breweries the ability to make more beer. 

    Governor Steve Bullock signed a new law Monday giving Montana breweries the ability to make more beer. 

  • Fire updates in Western, Northwestern Montana

    Fire updates in Western, Northwestern Montana

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-07-12 16:27:09 GMT

    The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team has provided an update on current fires in the area.

    The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team has provided an update on current fires in the area.

  • FBI identifies suspects in Fort Peck Reservation death

    FBI identifies suspects in Fort Peck Reservation death

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-07-12 16:23:45 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The FBI has released the names of four people who face charges in tribal court after the death of a man in Poplar earlier this month.

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The FBI has released the names of four people who face charges in tribal court after the death of a man in Poplar earlier this month.

  • Montana Meth dealer caught in Oregon

    Montana Meth dealer caught in Oregon

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-07-12 16:13:37 GMT

    Portland, OR. - Eric Fletcher of Montana surrendered to authorities at the federal courthouse in Portland, OR on Monday.  

    Portland, OR. - Eric Fletcher of Montana surrendered to authorities at the federal courthouse in Portland, OR on Monday.  

  • Emergency responders contain Kalispell structure fire

    Emergency responders contain Kalispell structure fire

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-07-12 00:40:11 GMT

    Multiple agencies responded to a structure fire on Pioneer Dr., off of Highway 2 in Kalispell. 

    Multiple agencies responded to a structure fire on Pioneer Dr., off of Highway 2 in Kalispell. 

  • Glacier National Park retracts boat quarantine on Lake McDonald

    Glacier National Park retracts boat quarantine on Lake McDonald

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-07-11 22:55:43 GMT

    Glacier National Park is retracting an announcement made July 10 regarding the third phase of its aquatic invasive species emergency response. 

    Glacier National Park is retracting an announcement made July 10 regarding the third phase of its aquatic invasive species emergency response. 

  • Florida boy, 3, in body cast for jumping on trampoline

    Florida boy, 3, in body cast for jumping on trampoline

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-07-11 22:37:10 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) - A 3-year-old Florida boy is in a cast from the waist down for an injury suffered while jumping at a trampoline park. The case has circulated nationally on social media and raised questions about age restrictions for trampolines.   

    MIAMI (AP) - A 3-year-old Florida boy is in a cast from the waist down for an injury suffered while jumping at a trampoline park. The case has circulated nationally on social media and raised questions about age restrictions for trampolines.   

  • Largest Montana health insurer plans another big rate hike

    Largest Montana health insurer plans another big rate hike

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-07-11 21:23:22 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Next year's rate hikes proposed by the three health insurance companies in Montana that offer individual plans through the Affordable Care Act show just how uncertain they are about the federal law's future.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Next year's rate hikes proposed by the three health insurance companies in Montana that offer individual plans through the Affordable Care Act show just how uncertain they are about the federal law's future.

  • Alaska hiker recovering after bison attack in North Dakota

    Alaska hiker recovering after bison attack in North Dakota

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-07-11 19:29:35 GMT

    WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - An Alaska man is recovering after being attacked by a bison while hiking in western North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

    WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - An Alaska man is recovering after being attacked by a bison while hiking in western North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

  • WIN!: Tickets to the NW Montana Fair

    WIN!: Tickets to the NW Montana Fair

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-07-11 18:28:05 GMT
    13 Lucky winners will receive a couple of tickets to one of these featured events: The PRCA Rodeo! (Included entrance to fair), Dustin Lynch! (includes entrance to fair), and general admission tickets to the Fairgrounds during Fair week!
    13 Lucky winners will receive a couple of tickets to one of these featured events: The PRCA Rodeo! (Included entrance to fair), Dustin Lynch! (includes entrance to fair), and general admission tickets to the Fairgrounds during Fair week!
  • UM Researcher: creature moves oxygen with pumping guts, not heart

    UM Researcher: creature moves oxygen with pumping guts, not heart

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-07-11 17:57:43 GMT

    To keep blood and oxygen flowing throughout their bodies, most animals depend on a beating heart. But University of Montana researchers report in the July 10 issue of Current Biology that sea spiders use a strange alternative: They move blood and oxygen throughout most of their bodies by pumping their guts.

    To keep blood and oxygen flowing throughout their bodies, most animals depend on a beating heart. But University of Montana researchers report in the July 10 issue of Current Biology that sea spiders use a strange alternative: They move blood and oxygen throughout most of their bodies by pumping their guts.

  • Montana students receiving scholarships for summer semesters

    Montana students receiving scholarships for summer semesters

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-07-11 17:17:03 GMT

    Eight Flathead Valley Community College students recently received Community Pride scholarships sponsored by the Whitefish Credit Union to support their summer studies. The students will receive scholarships totaling $3,000 for the summer 2017 semester at FVCC.

    Eight Flathead Valley Community College students recently received Community Pride scholarships sponsored by the Whitefish Credit Union to support their summer studies. The students will receive scholarships totaling $3,000 for the summer 2017 semester at FVCC.

  • Drones temporarily shutdown 14 firefighting efforts

    Drones temporarily shutdown 14 firefighting efforts

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-07-11 17:12:51 GMT

    The growing popularity of drones is causing serious risks to firefighters. Federal, state, and local wildland fire management agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration urge members of the public not to fly “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” or drones over or near wildfires. So far this year, there have been 17 documented instances of unauthorized drone flights over or near wildfires.

    The growing popularity of drones is causing serious risks to firefighters. Federal, state, and local wildland fire management agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration urge members of the public not to fly “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” or drones over or near wildfires. So far this year, there have been 17 documented instances of unauthorized drone flights over or near wildfires.

  • Ready to Rock: new and anticipated Kettlehouse amphitheater unveiled

    Ready to Rock: new and anticipated Kettlehouse amphitheater unveiled

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-07-11 17:08:36 GMT

    Concert lovers toured around Montana's newest concert venue in Bonner Monday afternoon. 

    Concert lovers toured around Montana's newest concert venue in Bonner Monday afternoon. 

  • Possible Collusion between Trump Jr. and Russia

    Possible Collusion between Trump Jr. and Russia

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:58:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the ongoing investigations into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia. 

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the ongoing investigations into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia. 

  • Tee It Up: Canyon River

    Tee It Up: Canyon River

    Monday, July 10 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-07-11 03:42:24 GMT
    In the fifth installment of Tee It Up, the boys head to Canyon River to play the par 3 14th hole. Shaun Rainey, Ben Wineman and David Winter get some tips from Griz Head Golf Coach Matt Higgins on how to play with confidence and reading the greens and putting with tempo. Go to our community tab and hit contests to enter to win two free rounds of golf at Canyon River!
    In the fifth installment of Tee It Up, the boys head to Canyon River to play the par 3 14th hole. Shaun Rainey, Ben Wineman and David Winter get some tips from Griz Head Golf Coach Matt Higgins on how to play with confidence and reading the greens and putting with tempo. Go to our community tab and hit contests to enter to win two free rounds of golf at Canyon River!
  • Montana jump rope team takes first in international competition

    Montana jump rope team takes first in international competition

    Friday, July 7 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-07-07 22:14:10 GMT

    Missoula's own Montana Super Skippers jump rope team had an impressive showing at the national and international competitions in Orlando, Florida. 

    Missoula's own Montana Super Skippers jump rope team had an impressive showing at the national and international competitions in Orlando, Florida. 

  • Missoula Police receive fewer calls on July Fourth

    Missoula Police receive fewer calls on July Fourth

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-07-05 23:07:16 GMT

    This past Fourth of July was quieter than usual for the Missoula Police Department. 

    This past Fourth of July was quieter than usual for the Missoula Police Department. 

  • Tee It Up: Old Works

    Tee It Up: Old Works

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-07-04 22:19:05 GMT

    In the fourth installment of Tee It Up, the boys head to Old Works to play the par 5 6th hole. Shaun Rainey, Ben Wineman and David Winter get some tips from Griz Head Golf Coach Matt Higgins on how to fix your swing tempo, club selection in the rough, and choking up on wedges. Go to our community tab and hit contests to enter to win two free rounds of golf at Old Works!

    In the fourth installment of Tee It Up, the boys head to Old Works to play the par 5 6th hole. Shaun Rainey, Ben Wineman and David Winter get some tips from Griz Head Golf Coach Matt Higgins on how to fix your swing tempo, club selection in the rough, and choking up on wedges. Go to our community tab and hit contests to enter to win two free rounds of golf at Old Works!

  • Montana employee guilty in motorcycle workers' comp scam

    Montana employee guilty in motorcycle workers' comp scam

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-07-04 18:20:55 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana state employee who said he got hurt at work and claimed disability from the state's workers' compensation insurer but was actually injured riding a motorcycle has admitted to a felony.    

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana state employee who said he got hurt at work and claimed disability from the state's workers' compensation insurer but was actually injured riding a motorcycle has admitted to a felony.    

  • Coroner identifies victim of fatal shooting in Helena

    Coroner identifies victim of fatal shooting in Helena

    Monday, July 3 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-07-03 23:04:41 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Lewis and Clark County officials have identified the victim of a fatal weekend shooting in Helena as 23-year-old Katherine Spencer.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Lewis and Clark County officials have identified the victim of a fatal weekend shooting in Helena as 23-year-old Katherine Spencer.

  • River conditions improving for floating

    River conditions improving for floating

    Monday, July 3 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-07-03 22:43:56 GMT

    Increasing temperatures are a big reason people are taking a dip in rivers like the Clark Fork.

    Increasing temperatures are a big reason people are taking a dip in rivers like the Clark Fork.

  • Missoula firefighters preparing for Fourth of July with extra patrols

    Missoula firefighters preparing for Fourth of July with extra patrols

    Monday, July 3 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-07-03 22:27:39 GMT

    Missoula firefighters are bringing in extra help in preparations for the Fourth of July. 

    Missoula firefighters are bringing in extra help in preparations for the Fourth of July. 

  • Missoula Police increasing patrols on July Fourth

    Missoula Police increasing patrols on July Fourth

    Monday, July 3 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-07-03 22:14:55 GMT

    The Missoula Police Department will be out in full force Tuesday to prevent DUIs and other alcohol-related offenses. 

    The Missoula Police Department will be out in full force Tuesday to prevent DUIs and other alcohol-related offenses. 

  • June climbing up despite voluntary ban at Devils Tower

    June climbing up despite voluntary ban at Devils Tower

    Monday, July 3 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-07-03 21:51:37 GMT
    *Devils Tower National Monument *Date: July 27, 2005 *Source: self made *Author: Colin Faulkingham *from en.wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Devils_Tower.jpg] ''12:25, 9 August 2005 . . Colin.faulkingham (Talk)*Devils Tower National Monument *Date: July 27, 2005 *Source: self made *Author: Colin Faulkingham *from en.wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Devils_Tower.jpg] ''12:25, 9 August 2005 . . Colin.faulkingham (Talk)

    DEVILS TOWER, Wyo. (AP) - The number of people who climb an unusual rock formation in northeast Wyoming during June is on the rise despite the concerns of American Indian tribes.

    DEVILS TOWER, Wyo. (AP) - The number of people who climb an unusual rock formation in northeast Wyoming during June is on the rise despite the concerns of American Indian tribes.

  • Montana medical students asked to commit to stay in state

    Montana medical students asked to commit to stay in state

    Monday, July 3 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-07-03 20:46:50 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana medical students who participate in the regional WWAMI program are being asked to commit to work in Montana for three years or pay additional fees.

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana medical students who participate in the regional WWAMI program are being asked to commit to work in Montana for three years or pay additional fees.

  • State audit: Benefits of state-run health clinics unclear

    State audit: Benefits of state-run health clinics unclear

    Monday, July 3 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-07-03 20:07:46 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana opened its first government-run health clinics for state workers five years ago. It was touted as a bold experiment in providing low-cost health care to government workers.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana opened its first government-run health clinics for state workers five years ago. It was touted as a bold experiment in providing low-cost health care to government workers.

  • Sizzling pavement? Think of your dog's feet

    Sizzling pavement? Think of your dog's feet

    Monday, July 3 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-07-03 19:03:37 GMT

    Courtesy PETA  When outdoor temperatures reach the 80s, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to well over 100 degrees in just minutes—and asphalt temperatures can reach 140 degrees, causing pain, burns, permanent damage, and scarring on dogs' paws after just a few minutes of contact.

    Courtesy PETA  When outdoor temperatures reach the 80s, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to well over 100 degrees in just minutes—and asphalt temperatures can reach 140 degrees, causing pain, burns, permanent damage, and scarring on dogs' paws after just a few minutes of contact.

  • Fire danger moved to HIGH in Missoula

    Fire danger moved to HIGH in Missoula

    Monday, July 3 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-07-03 18:52:12 GMT

    Fire danger is moving to HIGH today despite mid-June moisture. Fine fuels (grasses and small shrubs) are quickly drying out the Missoula County Fire Protection Associate said and the next 10-day weather forecast calls for increased hot conditions.  

    Fire danger is moving to HIGH today despite mid-June moisture. Fine fuels (grasses and small shrubs) are quickly drying out the Missoula County Fire Protection Associate said and the next 10-day weather forecast calls for increased hot conditions.  

  • Bad wiring causes major Missoula house fire

    Bad wiring causes major Missoula house fire

    Monday, July 3 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-07-03 18:46:19 GMT

    Missoula Rural Fire District battled an early morning fire Monday. The call came in just before 5 am of reports of a house on fire on S 7th Street W and Como Drive.  MRFD Battalion Chief Dan Merritt says arriving units noticed very visible smoke and flames on three quarters of the house, a single family home with a wood frame. There was also a live power line down in the front yard. Two people were home at the time. One of the residents, Cody Stocker, says he got...

    Missoula Rural Fire District battled an early morning fire Monday. The call came in just before 5 am of reports of a house on fire on S 7th Street W and Como Drive.  MRFD Battalion Chief Dan Merritt says arriving units noticed very visible smoke and flames on three quarters of the house, a single family home with a wood frame. There was also a live power line down in the front yard. Two people were home at the time. One of the residents, Cody Stocker, says he got...

  • Fourth of July festive facts!

    Fourth of July festive facts!

    Monday, July 3 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-07-03 15:53:53 GMT
    Nextdoor gathered some festive Fourth of July facts from their 145,000 members to reveal America's Fourth favorites.  Will this finally settle the great hamburgers vs hotdogs debate? Find out! 
    Nextdoor gathered some festive Fourth of July facts from their 145,000 members to reveal America's Fourth favorites.  Will this finally settle the great hamburgers vs hotdogs debate? Find out! 
  • Montana man killed in weekend crash

    Montana man killed in weekend crash

    Monday, July 3 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-07-03 15:47:13 GMT

    Sheriff Don Bell has released the name of the man who died in a crash July 1 at the Polson dam and Grenier Lane. 

    Sheriff Don Bell has released the name of the man who died in a crash July 1 at the Polson dam and Grenier Lane. 

  • Keep your fireworks out of city limits

    Keep your fireworks out of city limits

    Monday, July 3 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-07-03 15:42:33 GMT

    The Fourth is a day away and Missoula City Council and Mayor John Engen are receiving their fair share of complaints from residents about fireworks within city limits. Point blank: the use of most fireworks in the city is illegal.

    The Fourth is a day away and Missoula City Council and Mayor John Engen are receiving their fair share of complaints from residents about fireworks within city limits. Point blank: the use of most fireworks in the city is illegal.

  • Boats and anglers: Echo Lake waters "very high"

    Boats and anglers: Echo Lake waters "very high"

    Monday, July 3 2017 11:34 AM EDT2017-07-03 15:34:26 GMT

    Water levels at Echo Lake are very high according to Fish Wildlife and Parks. As of June 30 the water is six inches from reaching the lowest point of the Causeway road.  

    Water levels at Echo Lake are very high according to Fish Wildlife and Parks. As of June 30 the water is six inches from reaching the lowest point of the Causeway road.  

  • Montana Elite All Stars travel to Arizona to represent state

    Montana Elite All Stars travel to Arizona to represent state

    Friday, June 30 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-07-01 03:58:38 GMT

    It’s a beautiful 85 degree summer day in Missoula. But for the Montana Elite Baseball All-Stars, they are ready to leave.

    It’s a beautiful 85 degree summer day in Missoula. But for the Montana Elite Baseball All-Stars, they are ready to leave.

  • MWD Aslan to be Honored at Malmstrom

    MWD Aslan to be Honored at Malmstrom

    Friday, June 30 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-07-01 00:50:24 GMT

    Great Falls - On Friday morning, airmen at Malmstrom will say a final goodbye to one of their own. Aslan wasn't just a dog. He was an integral part of the mission. 

    Great Falls - On Friday morning, airmen at Malmstrom will say a final goodbye to one of their own. Aslan wasn't just a dog. He was an integral part of the mission. 

  • Liam LeCoure signs with Jamestown University for baseball

    Friday, June 30 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-07-01 00:10:11 GMT
    The flow on his head might be gone, but hairdo’s don’t matter for Liam LeCoure. He is having himself a great season. and next year will be even better, as the Bitterroot Bucs pitcher has committed to play college baseball for Jamestown University in North Dakota. “They are a powerhouse,” LeCoure says. “The coach has been there for 18 years, so I’m excited to join the program.” LeCoure, who just graduated from Florence High School this past M...
    The flow on his head might be gone, but hairdo’s don’t matter for Liam LeCoure. He is having himself a great season. and next year will be even better, as the Bitterroot Bucs pitcher has committed to play college baseball for Jamestown University in North Dakota. “They are a powerhouse,” LeCoure says. “The coach has been there for 18 years, so I’m excited to join the program.” LeCoure, who just graduated from Florence High School this past M...
  • Missoula homelessness plan already seeing success

    Missoula homelessness plan already seeing success

    Friday, June 30 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-06-30 22:39:00 GMT

    The 10-year plan to end homelessness in Missoula is working well according to organizers. 

    The 10-year plan to end homelessness in Missoula is working well according to organizers. 

  • Montana set to tax medical marijuana

    Montana set to tax medical marijuana

    Friday, June 30 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-06-30 22:18:06 GMT

    Montana will begin taxing medical marijuana July 1. 

    Montana will begin taxing medical marijuana July 1. 

  • Groups challenge US plan to lift grizzly bear protections

    Groups challenge US plan to lift grizzly bear protections

    Friday, June 30 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-06-30 21:24:55 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - At least three different legal challenges launched Friday against the U.S. government's decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area that have been in place for more than 40 years.

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - At least three different legal challenges launched Friday against the U.S. government's decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area that have been in place for more than 40 years.

  • 70-year-old man sentenced to 100 years for incest

    70-year-old man sentenced to 100 years for incest

    Friday, June 30 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-06-30 20:15:37 GMT

    HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A 70-year-old Montana man received a 100-year sentence for multiple instances of sexual contact with a 10-year-old relative.

    HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A 70-year-old Montana man received a 100-year sentence for multiple instances of sexual contact with a 10-year-old relative.

  • Black bear killed after tearing through unoccupied tent

    Black bear killed after tearing through unoccupied tent

    Friday, June 30 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-06-30 20:13:25 GMT

    TROY, Mont. (AP) - A black bear shot and killed after tearing down a tent is likely the same bear a woman found standing on her kitchen table a week earlier.

    TROY, Mont. (AP) - A black bear shot and killed after tearing down a tent is likely the same bear a woman found standing on her kitchen table a week earlier.

  • State Supreme Court delays Marsy's Law

    State Supreme Court delays Marsy's Law

    Friday, June 30 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-06-30 19:17:52 GMT

    The Montana Supreme Court has delayed a voter-approved victim's rights law from going into effect. The state's high court said there was good cause to stay the law, dubbed Marsy's Law, from being implemented as scheduled on Saturday.

    The Montana Supreme Court has delayed a voter-approved victim's rights law from going into effect. The state's high court said there was good cause to stay the law, dubbed Marsy's Law, from being implemented as scheduled on Saturday.

  • Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest spraying for bark beetles

    Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest spraying for bark beetles

    Friday, June 30 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-06-30 17:10:46 GMT

    The Forest Service will be applying insecticides in recreation sites throughout the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest over the next several weeks.

    The Forest Service will be applying insecticides in recreation sites throughout the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest over the next several weeks.

  • Groups challenge US plan to lift grizzly bear protections

    Groups challenge US plan to lift grizzly bear protections

    Friday, June 30 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-06-30 17:07:08 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A coalition of tribal and environmental groups are challenging the U.S. government's decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area that have been in place for more than 40 years.

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A coalition of tribal and environmental groups are challenging the U.S. government's decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area that have been in place for more than 40 years.

  • EPA takes heat over lead cleanup in Anaconda

    EPA takes heat over lead cleanup in Anaconda

    Friday, June 30 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-06-30 17:04:27 GMT

    ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) - Concerns are being raised over how the Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the heavy metals cleanup in the Montana town of Anaconda.

    ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) - Concerns are being raised over how the Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the heavy metals cleanup in the Montana town of Anaconda.

  • Apps to download if you are expecting a baby

    Apps to download if you are expecting a baby

    Friday, June 30 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-06-30 14:17:57 GMT

    There's an app for mostly everything these days, even pregnancy! An Iowa mom credits one particular app for saving the life of her unborn child. She's now warning expectant mothers to listen to their bodies. The app store has hundreds of apps for pregnancy that can be used for everything from tracking fertility and a babies growth to helping with baby names and documenting your baby bump

    There's an app for mostly everything these days, even pregnancy! An Iowa mom credits one particular app for saving the life of her unborn child. She's now warning expectant mothers to listen to their bodies. The app store has hundreds of apps for pregnancy that can be used for everything from tracking fertility and a babies growth to helping with baby names and documenting your baby bump

  • The Latest: House passes bills targeting illegal immigration

    The Latest: House passes bills targeting illegal immigration

    Thursday, June 29 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-06-29 22:29:41 GMT

    The House has approved two bills that seek to crack down on illegal immigration, a key priority for President Donald Trump.
        

    The House has approved two bills that seek to crack down on illegal immigration, a key priority for President Donald Trump.
        

  • Two-car collision slows Kalispell traffic

    Two-car collision slows Kalispell traffic

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:38:38 GMT

    A two-car collision occurred on East Idaho Street in Kalispell, Thursday afternoon.

    A two-car collision occurred on East Idaho Street in Kalispell, Thursday afternoon.

  • Extra patrols for Fourth of July

    Extra patrols for Fourth of July

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:18:34 GMT

    Extra patrols will be out in Missoula County and the city during the 4th of July to reduce drunk driving.  In Montana, impaired drivers are involved in almost half of all fatal crashes and in three out of every 10 serious crashes resulting in injuries, law enforcement says. 

    Extra patrols will be out in Missoula County and the city during the 4th of July to reduce drunk driving.  In Montana, impaired drivers are involved in almost half of all fatal crashes and in three out of every 10 serious crashes resulting in injuries, law enforcement says. 

  • 10-year power purchase agreement approved

    10-year power purchase agreement approved

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:10:49 GMT

    Courtesy PSC The Montana Public Service Commission voted today to authorize a 10-year power purchase agreement for a proposed 80-megawatt solar farm near Billings at a rate of roughly $20 per megawatt hour. NorthWestern Energy would buy the power under the terms of the contract. 

    Courtesy PSC The Montana Public Service Commission voted today to authorize a 10-year power purchase agreement for a proposed 80-megawatt solar farm near Billings at a rate of roughly $20 per megawatt hour. NorthWestern Energy would buy the power under the terms of the contract. 

  • Elderly man on motorized scooter hit by car

    Elderly man on motorized scooter hit by car

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:06:40 GMT
    A vehicle struck an elderly man on a motorized scooter on the 2600 block of N. Reserve St.  The older man complained of bruising and a contusion to one arm but declined medical attention. The driver was cited for a right of way violation. 
    A vehicle struck an elderly man on a motorized scooter on the 2600 block of N. Reserve St.  The older man complained of bruising and a contusion to one arm but declined medical attention. The driver was cited for a right of way violation. 
  • WANTED: alleged meth supplier in Montana

    WANTED: alleged meth supplier in Montana

    Thursday, June 29 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-06-29 18:30:16 GMT

    Eric David Fletcher is wanted for his alleged actions as a methamphetamine supplier in Montana. 

    Eric David Fletcher is wanted for his alleged actions as a methamphetamine supplier in Montana. 

  • Major Montana insurer reaches contract with air ambulance

    Major Montana insurer reaches contract with air ambulance

    Thursday, June 29 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-06-29 18:18:26 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana and Life Flight Network have reached an agreement to provide in-network coverage of air ambulance service in southwestern Montana.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana and Life Flight Network have reached an agreement to provide in-network coverage of air ambulance service in southwestern Montana.

  • Bullock dinged for failing to timely report plane expenses

    Bullock dinged for failing to timely report plane expenses

    Thursday, June 29 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-06-29 18:04:40 GMT
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    Montana's chief political watchdog has ruled that Gov. Steve Bullock's re-election campaign violated state law by failing to timely report expenses stemming from his use of a state aircraft.

    Montana's chief political watchdog has ruled that Gov. Steve Bullock's re-election campaign violated state law by failing to timely report expenses stemming from his use of a state aircraft.

  • Death declared in late-June ATV crash

    Dead declared in late-June ATV crash

    Thursday, June 29 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-06-29 17:13:24 GMT

    One person has been declared dead following a crash June 22 at Point of Rock Road and Parrot Drive.  The single-vehicle accident involved an ATV that was northbound and failed to make a right curve before heading off the road and into an embankment.

    One person has been declared dead following a crash June 22 at Point of Rock Road and Parrot Drive.  The single-vehicle accident involved an ATV that was northbound and failed to make a right curve before heading off the road and into an embankment.

  • New app lets neighbors find lost pets

    New app lets neighbors find lost pets

    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-06-29 16:45:32 GMT

    The 4th of July is known as the number one day that pets go missing, but Nextdoor provides a free app where to help neighbors find missing animals.

    The 4th of July is known as the number one day that pets go missing, but Nextdoor provides a free app where to help neighbors find missing animals.

  • Jodi Moore speak about her husband's memory

    Jodi Moore speak about her husband's memory

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:06:35 GMT

    Just a week after Broadwater Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore was killed in the line of duty, his wife Jodi Moore speaks about her husband's memory and impact. 

    Just a week after Broadwater Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore was killed in the line of duty, his wife Jodi Moore speaks about her husband's memory and impact. 

  • Friends & Family Honor Jack Riekena through Rugby

    Friends & Family Honor Jack Riekena through Rugby

    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-03-27 02:29:19 GMT

    It started as a new challenge. Jack Riekena was the first in his family to dive headfirst into the sport of rugby, and he eventually shared his new passion with the rest of his siblings.

    It started as a new challenge. Jack Riekena was the first in his family to dive headfirst into the sport of rugby, and he eventually shared his new passion with the rest of his siblings.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: CMR's Max Sechena

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: CMR's Max Sechena

    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:07 PM EST2017-01-20 04:07:58 GMT

    From the football field and the wrestling mat, to his school and community, and soon to his country, you will always see Max Sechena getting involved.

    From the football field and the wrestling mat, to his school and community, and soon to his country, you will always see Max Sechena getting involved.

  • Montana State Clinches Second Big Sky Conference Win

    Montana State Clinches Second Big Sky Conference Win

    Sunday, January 15 2017 3:08 AM EST2017-01-15 08:08:33 GMT

    It had been a while coming.   "That was my first field goal in conference play," Montana State's sophomore center Sam Neumann said after helping lead his team to a 68-53 win over Northern Colorado in Worthington Arena on Saturday afternoon.

    It had been a while coming.   "That was my first field goal in conference play," Montana State's sophomore center Sam Neumann said after helping lead his team to a 68-53 win over Northern Colorado in Worthington Arena on Saturday afternoon.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Capital's Jaley Priddy

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Capital's Jaley Priddy

    Friday, January 13 2017 4:07 PM EST2017-01-13 21:07:45 GMT

    For two weeks, Jaley Priddy put her words to use.  She hand wrote 1400 notes over two weeks to lift the spirits of students at Capital High School. 

    For two weeks, Jaley Priddy put her words to use.  She hand wrote 1400 notes over two weeks to lift the spirits of students at Capital High School. 

  • Firefighter dies on the fire line in Lolo National Forest

    Firefighter dies on the fire line in Lolo National Forest

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-07-20 10:08:37 GMT

    A firefighter has died while fighting a fire in the Lolo National Forest.  According to a press release sent from Grayback Forestry, a 19-year-old and a Missoula resident was killed in the line while fighting a fire on the Seely Lake Ranger District.  The Grayback Forestry employee was part of a 20-person attack crew. He was struck by a falling tree. His name is being withheld until his family has been notified. More information will be available following a me...

    A firefighter has died while fighting a fire in the Lolo National Forest.  According to a press release sent from Grayback Forestry, a 19-year-old and a Missoula resident was killed in the line while fighting a fire on the Seely Lake Ranger District.  The Grayback Forestry employee was part of a 20-person attack crew. He was struck by a falling tree. His name is being withheld until his family has been notified. More information will be available following a me...

  • UPDATE: Woman badly injured in dog attack

    UPDATE: Woman badly injured in dog attack

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:20:17 GMT

    A Bozeman woman remains in a Billings hospital after she was seriously injured by two dogs on Saturday morning. Gallatin Co. Sheriff Brian Gootkin says the woman was not a stranger to the two dogs that attacked her. 

    A Bozeman woman remains in a Billings hospital after she was seriously injured by two pit bulls on Saturday morning. Gallatin Co. Sheriff Brian Gootkin says the woman was not a stranger to the two dogs that attacked her. 

  • Police investigate gunshot fired near apartment complex

    Police investigate gunshot fired near apartment complex

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-04-12 20:42:35 GMT

    Missoula Police responded to 1665 Milwaukee Way after reports of a gunshot came in around 9:40. Sergeant Travis Welsh said three cars were in the parking lot, when one man produced a handgun. All vehicles left the scene and police are unaware if any of the cars' occupants need medical attention.

    Missoula Police responded to 1665 Milwaukee Way after reports of a gunshot came in around 9:40. Sergeant Travis Welsh said three cars were in the parking lot, when one man produced a handgun. All vehicles left the scene and police are unaware if any of the cars' occupants need medical attention.

  • Human Rights Bureau dismisses claims against Missoula Sheriff

    Human Rights Bureau dismisses claims against Missoula Sheriff

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-03-28 17:02:13 GMT

    The Montana Human Rights Bureau denied all claims made by former candidate Josh Clark against Sheriff TJ McDermott. The case has been dismissed following a full hearing by an HRB Hearing Officer.

    The Montana Human Rights Bureau denied all claims made by former candidate Josh Clark against Sheriff TJ McDermott. The case has been dismissed following a full hearing by an HRB Hearing Officer.

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