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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.

  • Missoula men sentenced to prison in February meth bust

    Missoula men sentenced to prison in February meth bust

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:41:22 GMT
    Allen HarwoodAllen Harwood

    Two men convicted of selling meth out of a house on Calistoga Lane were sentenced in federal court Thursday. Allen Harwood, 41, and Dezmen Patron, 20, were arrested in February after authorities received several tips from criminal informants and neighbors that Harwood and his associate, Patron, bought and trafficked meth out of the house. 

    Two men convicted of selling meth out of a house on Calistoga Lane were sentenced in federal court Thursday. Allen Harwood, 41, and Dezmen Patron, 20, were arrested in February after authorities received several tips from criminal informants and neighbors that Harwood and his associate, Patron, bought and trafficked meth out of the house. 

  • Two firefighters treated for heat exhaustion on Zulu Fire near Libby

    Two firefighters treated for heat exhaustion on Zulu Fire near Libby

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:23:41 GMT
    Zulu Creek: Google MapsZulu Creek: Google Maps
    Zulu Creek: Google MapsZulu Creek: Google Maps

    Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion after battling the Zulu Fire in Kootenai National Forest. The firefighters were released from medical supervision on Tuesday night, according to Willie Sykes, an information officer for Kootenai Forest. 

    Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion after battling the Zulu Fire in Kootenai National Forest. The firefighters were released from medical supervision on Tuesday night, according to Willie Sykes, an information officer for Kootenai Forest. 

  • Suspect pleads not guilty in deadly Westside hit-and-run

    Suspect pleads not guilty in deadly Westside hit-and-run

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:43:29 GMT
    Daniel GradyDaniel Grady

    MISSOULA - The defendant in a deadly June hit and run appeared in a Missoula court Wednesday.

    MISSOULA - The defendant in a deadly June hit and run appeared in a Missoula court Wednesday.

  • Bitterroot Forest fighting two wildfires in difficult terrain

    Bitterroot Forest fighting two wildfires in difficult terrain

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-07-18 19:37:22 GMT
    Bitterroot National Forest map: U.S. Forest ServiceBitterroot National Forest map: U.S. Forest Service
    Bitterroot National Forest map: U.S. Forest ServiceBitterroot National Forest map: U.S. Forest Service

    Firefighters are responding to wildfires in remote, rugged terrain in the West Fork Ranger District of Bitterroot National Forest Forest Service officials say the Reynolds Lake Fire stood at about 11 acres on Wednesday morning and is spreading with gusty winds.

    Firefighters are responding to wildfires in remote, rugged terrain in the West Fork Ranger District of Bitterroot National Forest Forest Service officials say the Reynolds Lake Fire stood at about 11 acres on Wednesday morning and is spreading with gusty winds.

  • Name released of driver killed in rollover near Missoula on Sunday

    Name released of driver killed in rollover near Missoula on Sunday

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:04:18 GMT
    Photo: Missoula Rural Fire DistrictPhoto: Missoula Rural Fire District

    MISSOULA - Investigators say a driver trying to pass on a one-lane road died after rolling his car on Sunday evening.

    MISSOULA - Investigators say a driver trying to pass on a one-lane road died after rolling his car on Sunday evening.

  • Bitterroot National Forest raises fire danger to HIGH

    Bitterroot National Forest raises fire danger to HIGH

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-07-18 15:56:34 GMT

    HAMILTON - With the arrival of hot, dry summer weather, Bitterroot National Forest raised the fire danger rating to "High" on July 18. Forest officials remind campers to keep campfires small and completely douse with water. 

    HAMILTON - With the arrival of hot, dry summer weather, Bitterroot National Forest raised the fire danger rating to "High" on July 18. Forest officials remind campers to keep campfires small and completely douse with water. 

  • Repairs start on Tower Street trailhead

    Repairs start on Tower Street trailhead

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:29 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:29:00 GMT
    file photo: Tower Street flooding May 9 (courtesy Missoula County)file photo: Tower Street flooding May 9 (courtesy Missoula County)

    MISSOULA - The popular Tower Street Conservation Area on the Clark Fork river is "obliterated" after spring flooding and plagued with mosquitoes, city officials say. This week, Parks and Rec staff are doing maintenance work at the trailhead. 

    MISSOULA - The popular Tower Street Conservation Area on the Clark Fork river is "obliterated" after spring flooding and plagued with mosquitoes, city officials say. This week, Parks and Rec staff are doing maintenance work at the trailhead. 

  • Young girl hit by car on North Reserve Street; in serious condition

    Young girl hit by car on North Reserve Street; in serious condition

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:30:16 GMT

    A girl suffered serious injuries on Monday, after Missoula police said that she was hit by a car on North Reserve Street. That crash happened near Traveler's Inn Motel just before 5 p.m.

    A girl suffered serious injuries on Monday, after Missoula police said that she was hit by a car on North Reserve Street. That crash happened near Traveler's Inn Motel just before 5 p.m.

  • Accident blocks Northbound Reserve Street in Missoula

    Accident blocks Northbound Reserve Street in Missoula

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:42:00 GMT
    Both northbound lanes of Reserve Street are blocked near the Travelers Inn Motel in Missoula after an accident. We have a reporter headed to the scene and will provide updates as they are available.
    Both northbound lanes of Reserve Street are blocked near the Travelers Inn Motel in Missoula after an accident. We have a reporter headed to the scene and will provide updates as they are available.
  • Bullock appointed chairman, will lead National Governors Association

    Bullock appointed chairman, will lead National Governors Association

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:29:48 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:29:48 GMT
    The National Governors Association gavel will soon be passed to Governor Steve Bullock. He is set to take the lead position as chairman. The NGA is a bipartisan organization made up of many United States governors. Through the organization, the governors share best practices, speak about national policies and develop innovative solutions. Governor Bullock has served as vice-chair for the last year.  In a few days, he will will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the NGA  s...
    The National Governors Association gavel will soon be passed to Governor Steve Bullock. He is set to take the lead position as chairman. The NGA is a bipartisan organization made up of many United States governors. Through the organization, the governors share best practices, speak about national policies and develop innovative solutions. Governor Bullock has served as vice-chair for the last year.  In a few days, he will will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the NGA  s...
  • No special session, republicans fail to get enough votes

    No special session, republicans fail to get enough votes

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:25:44 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:25:44 GMT
    The votes are in. Despite many republican's efforts, there will not be a special session of the legislature.   Secretary of State Corey Stapleton reports that 45 lawmakers supported the session, while 71 rejected it. GOP  lawmakers were looking to counter two proposed citizen ballot initiatives. They needed 76 yes votes.   Senate President Scott Sales says he's not surprised they didn't get enough signatures, because in his words-- it was a heavy lift. However, he say...
    The votes are in. Despite many republican's efforts, there will not be a special session of the legislature.   Secretary of State Corey Stapleton reports that 45 lawmakers supported the session, while 71 rejected it. GOP  lawmakers were looking to counter two proposed citizen ballot initiatives. They needed 76 yes votes.   Senate President Scott Sales says he's not surprised they didn't get enough signatures, because in his words-- it was a heavy lift. However, he say...
  • Name released of motorcyclist who died near Lolo on Friday

    Name released of motorcyclist who died near Lolo on Friday

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:44:27 GMT

    MISSOULA - The county sheriff's office released the name of a 20-year-old man who died in a motorcycle wreck on July 13. 

    MISSOULA - The county sheriff's office released the name of a 20-year-old man who died in a motorcycle wreck on July 13. 

  • 4-year-old hit by truck near Bigfork on Thursday

    4-year-old hit by truck near Bigfork on Thursday

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:25:57 GMT

    BIGFORK - The Montana Highway Patrol says a 4-year-old child is being treated for injuries after getting hit by a vehicle. 

    BIGFORK - The Montana Highway Patrol says a 4-year-old child is being treated for injuries after getting hit by a vehicle. 

  • Celebrating the end of flood season in Missoula

    Celebrating the end of flood season in Missoula

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:46:45 GMT
    MISSOULA - As the final pallets of sandbags were emptied, residents celebrated the end of a long, historic flood season. Jack Dallman, a Tower Street resident, says he and his neighbors have been through a lot in the last few months. Historic floodwaters swept through Tower Street and surrounding areas in April. Three months later, Dallman is finally clearing out the sandbags and ready for his property to dry up. He'd been storing his and his neighbor's sandbags on his property. &q...
    MISSOULA - As the final pallets of sandbags were emptied, residents celebrated the end of a long, historic flood season. Jack Dallman, a Tower Street resident, says he and his neighbors have been through a lot in the last few months. Historic floodwaters swept through Tower Street and surrounding areas in April. Three months later, Dallman is finally clearing out the sandbags and ready for his property to dry up. He'd been storing his and his neighbor's sandbags on his property. &q...
  • UPDATE: Missing Butte woman found

    UPDATE: Missing Butte woman found

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:52:21 GMT

    A missing Butte woman has been found.

    A missing Butte woman has been found.

  • Name released of woman killed by train near Arlee

    Name released of woman killed by train near Arlee

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:43:52 GMT
    Kevin.B / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0Kevin.B / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
    Kevin.B / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0Kevin.B / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

    MISSOULA - The sheriff's office has released the name of a woman hit and killed by a train last week.

    MISSOULA - The sheriff's office has released the name of a woman hit and killed by a train last week.

  • Reconstruction of historic Sperry Chalet begins

    Reconstruction of historic Sperry Chalet begins

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:37:24 GMT

    Reconstruction of the historic Sperry Chalet has begun in Glacier National Park. Park Superintendent Jeff Mow and his team welcomed the construction crew on Monday.

    Reconstruction of the historic Sperry Chalet has begun in Glacier National Park. Park Superintendent Jeff Mow and his team welcomed the construction crew on Monday.

  • Missoula Police looking for armed and dangerous man

    Missoula Police looking for armed and dangerous man

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-07-10 05:05:02 GMT

    Authorities in Missoula are searching for a man, who they consider to be armed and dangerous. Missoula 911 sent a text alert just before 9 p.m. on Monday, saying that Missoula Police were searching for the 31-year-old man, who was allegedly involved in an assault.

    Authorities in Missoula are searching for a man, who they consider to be armed and dangerous. Missoula 911 sent a text alert just before 9 p.m. on Monday, saying that Missoula Police were searching for the 31-year-old man, who was allegedly involved in an assault.

  • Fishing accesses open around Missoula, except Sha-Ron

    Fishing accesses open around Missoula, except Sha-Ron

    Friday, July 6 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-07-06 16:15:22 GMT
    Brennan's Wave on May 18 (file photo)Brennan's Wave on May 18 (file photo)
    Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)

    MISSOULA - After a season of high, fast water, most river accesses are open - but officials warn that the water is still dangerous. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 2 officials said Friday that the Sha-Ron Fishing Access in East Missoula is still closed while flood debris cleanup continues, and they hope that it will reopen by July 11. 

    MISSOULA - After a season of high, fast water, most river accesses are open - but officials warn that the water is still dangerous. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 2 officials said Friday that the Sha-Ron Fishing Access in East Missoula is still closed while flood debris cleanup continues, and they hope that it will reopen by July 11. 

  • Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Flathead

    Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Flathead

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-04 22:08:39 GMT

    Polson and Kalispell both threw Fourth of July festivities!

    Polson and Kalispell both threw Fourth of July festivities!

  • Missoula Rural Fire District helping residents clear homes of fire danger

    Missoula Rural Fire District helping residents clear homes of fire danger

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-07-02 23:48:05 GMT
    Fire mitigation property (Before)Fire mitigation property (Before)
    Fire mitigation property (Before)Fire mitigation property (Before)

    MISSOULA - In neighborhoods like Grant Creek, homes are surrounded by trees and shrubs. Brian Meissner lives up Grant Creek and knows that come wildfire season, the brush around his house can be dangerous. He signed up for the Missoula Rural Fire District's fuel mitigation service.

    MISSOULA - In neighborhoods like Grant Creek, homes are surrounded by trees and shrubs. Brian Meissner lives up Grant Creek and knows that come wildfire season, the brush around his house can be dangerous. He signed up for the Missoula Rural Fire District's fuel mitigation service.

  • Montana Treasure: Smokejumpers teaming up with Opportunity Resources

    Montana Treasure: Smokejumpers teaming up with Opportunity Resources

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-06-12 22:36:33 GMT

    They are an elite group of firefighters: the smokejumpers. Risking their lives, they jump from planes hundreds of feet in the air all to battle wildfires hundreds of feet below them on the ground. But before they leap into free fall, the jumpers toss drift streamers into the wind.

    They are an elite group of firefighters: the smokejumpers. Risking their lives, they jump from planes hundreds of feet in the air all to battle wildfires hundreds of feet below them on the ground. But before they leap into free fall, the jumpers toss drift streamers into the wind.

  • Montana Treasures: Forensic Gun Examiners

    Montana Treasures: Forensic Gun Examiners

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:03:32 GMT

    Only two forensic gun examiners work for the state of Montana. They say the job isn't much like what you see on TV - but firing weapons into a 500-gallon tank of water is all in a day's work.

    Only two forensic gun examiners work for the state of Montana. They say the job isn't much like what you see on TV - but firing weapons into a 500-gallon tank of water is all in a day's work.

  • Student Athlete of the Week: Shelby's Brittany Brusven

    Student Athlete of the Week: Shelby's Brittany Brusven

    Saturday, March 31 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-04-01 02:35:19 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:59:24 GMT

    Shelby's Brittany Brusven helped rid parks in her hometown of tobacco while also raising money to help a Coyote fan fight cancer

    Shelby's Brittany Brusven helped rid parks in her hometown of tobacco while also raising money to help a Coyote fan fight cancer

  • Montana Treasure: Serving up 130+ burgers at Parker's in Drummond

    Montana Treasure: Serving up 130+ burgers at Parker's in Drummond

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:13:56 GMT

    Just off of Interstate-90 in the small ranching community of Drummond, sits Parker's, a small, family-owned and operated restaurant that is serving up an eye-popping array of burgers. 139 burgers to be exact.

    Just off of Interstate-90 in the small ranching community of Drummond, sits Parker's, a small, family-owned and operated restaurant that is serving up an eye-popping array of burgers. 139 burgers to be exact.

  • Montana Treasure: Lending a helping hand to get books in little hands

    Montana Treasure: Lending a helping hand to get books in little hands

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:13:04 GMT

    Statistics from the Department of Education show that 61-percent of low-income families in America have no books in the home for their pre-school children to read. It's a crucial time when reading development takes place. At just 12-years-old, Hattie Neesvig of Trout Creek is already fostering learning in her community. 

    Statistics from the Department of Education show that 61-percent of low-income families in America have no books in the home for their pre-school children to read. It's a crucial time when reading development takes place. At just 12-years-old, Hattie Neesvig of Trout Creek is already fostering learning in her community. 

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Capital's Justin Jenks

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Capital's Justin Jenks

    Capital Bruins senior Justin Jenks has a simple recipe for success in wrestling, football, and track.

    Capital Bruins senior Justin Jenks has a simple recipe for success in wrestling, football, and track.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Christian Bloch

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Christian Bloch

    Monday, March 12 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-03-12 22:51:31 GMT
    Thursday, March 15 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-03-15 22:08:12 GMT

    As the point guard for the Sunburst Refiners, Christian Bloch is tasked with leading his team, a role that comes naturally to him. "I've always wanted to be a leader, not just on the court," said Bloch. 

    As the point guard for the Sunburst Refiners, Christian Bloch is tasked with leading his team, a role that comes naturally to him. "I've always wanted to be a leader, not just on the court," said Bloch. 

  • Student Athlete of the Week: Foothills Basketball Player Ben Fried

    Student Athlete of the Week: Foothills Basketball Player Ben Fried

    Foothills Community Christian basketball player Ben Fried helps the Great Falls community in a number of different ways. He works as a technician at church, packs lunches at the food bank, and helps people at a transitional housing facility.

    Foothills Community Christian basketball player Ben Fried helps the Great Falls community in a number of different ways. He works as a technician at church, packs lunches at the food bank, and helps people at a transitional housing facility.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Belt's Hannah Schweitzer

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Belt's Hannah Schweitzer

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-01-31 17:19:27 GMT
    Wednesday, January 31 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-01-31 17:19:27 GMT

    Hannah Schweitzer is used to being in the spotlight at Belt High School. The senior cheerleader is at every sporting event supporting her classmates. 

    Hannah Schweitzer is used to being in the spotlight at Belt High School. The senior cheerleader is at every sporting event supporting her classmates. 

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Fort Benton's Andy Giles

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Fort Benton's Andy Giles

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-01-31 17:19:16 GMT
    Wednesday, January 31 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-01-31 17:19:16 GMT

    As the star guard for the Fort Benton Longhorns, Andy Giles is always looking to set teammates for success. For Giles, however, this is a skill that transcends the court. 

    As the star guard for the Fort Benton Longhorns, Andy Giles is always looking to set teammates for success. For Giles, however, this is a skill that transcends the court. 

  • Student Athlete of the Week: Great Falls Central's Rachel Ryan

    Student Athlete of the Week: Great Falls Central's Rachel Ryan

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:02:07 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:02:07 GMT

    Student Athlete of the Week: Great Falls Central's Rachel Ryan

    Student Athlete of the Week: Great Falls Central's Rachel Ryan

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Conrad's Brooke Mycke

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Conrad's Brooke Mycke

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:02:07 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:02:07 GMT

    After games in the Conrad gym, when fans file out the doors and start to drive home, one athlete sticks around. 

    After games in the Conrad gym, when fans file out the doors and start to drive home, one athlete sticks around. 

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Loyola's David Koppang

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Loyola's David Koppang

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:00:48 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:00:48 GMT

    “It’s life changing and I love it, it’s awesome,” said Loyola Senior David Koppang. That life changing experience Loyola Senior David Koppang mentioned is his time at Camp Agape Northwest in Washington. For the past three years Koppang has been a camp counselor there, which helps kids who have some form of cancer. “Honestly you learn a lot like something that big doesn’t effect a kids life. You look at us we complain about two a days and then you ...

    “It’s life changing and I love it, it’s awesome,” said Loyola Senior David Koppang. That life changing experience Loyola Senior David Koppang mentioned is his time at Camp Agape Northwest in Washington. For the past three years Koppang has been a camp counselor there, which helps kids who have some form of cancer. “Honestly you learn a lot like something that big doesn’t effect a kids life. You look at us we complain about two a days and then you ...

  • Montana assists the Chippewa Cree Tribe with snow removal

    Montana assists the Chippewa Cree Tribe with snow removal

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-10-04 19:19:27 GMT
    Wednesday, October 4 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-10-04 19:47:30 GMT
    Courtesy: KHEW 88.5 FMCourtesy: KHEW 88.5 FM

    The Chippewa Cree Tribe was met with mounds of snow, blocking road access this morning. KHEW 88.5 FM thanked the state of Montana for bringing a v-plow out to help with snow removal.  While it's slow going, they said, the work is getting done. 

    The Chippewa Cree Tribe was met with mounds of snow, blocking road access this morning. KHEW 88.5 FM thanked the state of Montana for bringing a v-plow out to help with snow removal.  While it's slow going, they said, the work is getting done. 

  • WIN!: Tickets to the NW Montana Fair

    WIN!: Tickets to the NW Montana Fair

    Monday, August 7 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-08-07 16:18:20 GMT
    Monday, August 7 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-08-07 16:18:20 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!
  • Crews battle elements in Goat Creek Fire (PHOTOS)

    Crews battle elements in Goat Creek Fire (PHOTOS)

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:24:46 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:24:46 GMT

    At over 400 acres, the Goat Creek Fire has crews battling tricky conditions to get the blaze under control Started by lightning on July 19, the fire grew exponentially on July 20.

    At over 400 acres, the Goat Creek Fire has crews battling tricky conditions to get the blaze under control Started by lightning on July 19, the fire grew exponentially on July 20.

  • Trenton Johnson: beloved friend, son and team (SLIDESHOW)

    Trenton Johnson: beloved friend, son and team (SLIDESHOW)

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:05:56 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:11:08 GMT

    Trenton Johnson, 19, was a new firefighter living in Bozeman and attending Montana State. He grew up in Missoula where he excelled at lacrosse.  

    Trenton Johnson, 19, was a new firefighter living in Bozeman and attending Montana State. He grew up in Missoula where he excelled at lacrosse.  

  • Greyback Forestry comments on death of firefighter Trenton Johnson

    Greyback Forestry comments on death of firefighter Trenton Johnson

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:26:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:29:06 GMT

    Grayback Forestry, Inc is commenting on the death of Trenton Johnson, a Grayback employee who was killed while fighting a forest fire on the Seely Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest. 

    Grayback Forestry, Inc is commenting on the death of Trenton Johnson, a Grayback employee who was killed while fighting a forest fire on the Seely Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest. 

  • 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
    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. 

  • Jodi Moore speak about her husband's memory

    Jodi Moore speak about her husband's memory

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:01:55 GMT
    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 10:28 PM EDT2017-03-27 02:28:07 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-03-27 02:28:07 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
    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

    Saturday, January 14 2017 11:46 PM EST2017-01-15 04:46:33 GMT
    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
    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. 

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Bozeman's Camila Noe

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Bozeman's Camila Noe

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-04-25 15:32:43 GMT

    Six months removed from winning her first state cross country title, Bozeman's Camila Noe is off to a strong start on the track as well, which Hawks Head Coach Eric Fisher attributes to Noe's unstoppable drive and determination.

    Six months removed from winning her first state cross country title, Bozeman's Camila Noe is off to a strong start on the track as well, which Hawks Head Coach Eric Fisher attributes to Noe's unstoppable drive and determination.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Belgrade's Katie Hoppe

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Belgrade's Katie Hoppe

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:07:56 GMT

    A key contributor on last season's Class A title team, Belgrade's Katie Hoppe is a leader on and off the field.

    A key contributor on last season's Class A title team, Belgrade's Katie Hoppe is a leader on and off the field.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Polson's Kaelyn Smith

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:05:53 GMT

    Since she began playing little league, Kaelyn Smith has wanted to play softball for the University of Montana. And last Wednesday, the Polson Pirate infielder made that dream, a reality. 

    Since she began playing little league, Kaelyn Smith has wanted to play softball for the University of Montana. And last Wednesday, the Polson Pirate infielder made that dream, a reality. 

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Big Sky's Paisley Ivanovitch

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-03-21 15:51:40 GMT

    Paisley Ivanovitch is used to representing her school on the course. The Missoula native runs cross country and track for Big Sky, and loves to push herself to get that next Personal Time Record. “During it, you're like ‘I’m dying, this is going to kill me, I’m done.’ And then afterwords, you are like ‘this is the best, I want to do that again.’” 

    Paisley Ivanovitch is used to representing her school on the course. The Missoula native runs cross country and track for Big Sky, and loves to push herself to get that next Personal Time Record. “During it, you're like ‘I’m dying, this is going to kill me, I’m done.’ And then afterwords, you are like ‘this is the best, I want to do that again.’” 

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Bozeman's Alex Carey

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Bozeman's Alex Carey

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 11:40 AM EST2018-02-28 16:40:27 GMT

    As a senior for the Bozeman Lady Hawks basketball team, Alex Carey has had to take on a bigger role on this season.

    As a senior for the Bozeman Lady Hawks basketball team, Alex Carey has had to take on a bigger role on this season.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Flathead's Clayton Jaques

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Flathead's Clayton Jaques

    Monday, February 26 2018 3:58 PM EST2018-02-26 20:58:24 GMT

    Sometimes, it’s the big life altering events that help show us what we are meant to do. For Flathead Brave basketball player Clayton Jaques, it was his brother’s medical need that led him to pursing a career as a nurse. 

    Sometimes, it’s the big life altering events that help show us what we are meant to do. For Flathead Brave basketball player Clayton Jaques, it was his brother’s medical need that led him to pursing a career as a nurse. 

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Hamilton's Caitlyn Lucas

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Hamilton's Caitlyn Lucas

    Monday, February 5 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-02-05 22:25:04 GMT

    To be a cheerleader, practice and repetition are key to help bring passion and energy to your team’s fans. And today at Hamilton Middle School, the cheerleaders are going through different chants with a coach that has held the very same pom poms as they do.

    To be a cheerleader, practice and repetition are key to help bring passion and energy to your team’s fans. And today at Hamilton Middle School, the cheerleaders are going through different chants with a coach that has held the very same pom poms as they do.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Bozeman's Keegan Mulhill

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Bozeman's Keegan Mulhill

    Monday, February 5 2018 5:24 PM EST2018-02-05 22:24:34 GMT

    One of the top wrestlers in the state, Bozeman's Keegan Mulhill says there was just something about the sport that hooked him from a young age.

    One of the top wrestlers in the state, Bozeman's Keegan Mulhill says there was just something about the sport that hooked him from a young age.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Manhattan Christian's Matthew Amunrud

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Manhattan Christian's Matthew Amunrud

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 1:44 PM EST2018-01-03 18:44:30 GMT
    Tuesday, January 30 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-01-30 22:54:07 GMT

    Matthew Amunrud is on a mission to lead his Manhattan Christian team back to the Class C title game, but when he's not suiting up for the Eagles, Matthew enjoys working with kids at his church, helping lead the Awana club and by following in his dad's footsteps and helping coach the church's mini league.

    Matthew Amunrud is on a mission to lead his Manhattan Christian team back to the Class C title game, but when he's not suiting up for the Eagles, Matthew enjoys working with kids at his church, helping lead the Awana club and by following in his dad's footsteps and helping coach the church's mini league.

  • The Latest: After NYC attack, Trump rails against IS group

    The Latest: After NYC attack, Trump rails against IS group

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-10-31 20:45:21 GMT
    Tuesday, October 31 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-10-31 23:49:32 GMT
    Photo courtesy: CNNPhoto courtesy: CNN

    NEW YORK (AP) - Police and witnesses say a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and firing something that appeared to be a gun.    

    NEW YORK (AP) - Police and witnesses say a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and firing something that appeared to be a gun.    

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Manhattan's Cal Holgate

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Manhattan's Cal Holgate

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:00:48 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:00:48 GMT

    An all-state athlete with speed to burn, Cal Holgate has made himself right at home since moving to Manhattan a little more than a year ago. And he is this week's Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week.

    An all-state athlete with speed to burn, Cal Holgate has made himself right at home since moving to Manhattan a little more than a year ago. And he is this week's Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week.

  • Wildfire starts near Livingston from lightening strike

    Wildfire starts near Livingston from lightening strike

    Saturday, September 9 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-09-09 21:45:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 9 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-09-10 00:48:38 GMT

    Three wildfires have sparked near Livingston, and one fire in the Fleshman Creek and O'Rea Creek area has forced residents to evacuate. 

    Three wildfires have sparked near Livingston, and one fire in the Fleshman Creek and O'Rea Creek area has forced residents to evacuate. 

  • EVACUATION ORDER: Moose Lake

    EVACUATION ORDER: Moose Lake

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-08-01 22:05:55 GMT
    Tuesday, August 1 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-08-01 22:09:43 GMT

    The Granite County Sheriff has issued an immediate EVACUATION ORDER for the Moose Lake Area.  Law enforcement and emergency responders are in the area to assist.  Moose Lake is south west of Philipsburg. 

    The Granite County Sheriff has issued an immediate EVACUATION ORDER for the Moose Lake Area.  Law enforcement and emergency responders are in the area to assist.  Moose Lake is south west of Philipsburg. 

  • Police investigate gunshot fired near apartment complex

    Police investigate gunshot fired near apartment complex

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-04-12 16:13:38 GMT
    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 1:01 PM EDT2017-03-28 17:01:25 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-03-28 17:01:25 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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