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Auction aims to support West Kootenai firefighting efforts

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Lincoln County High School Principal Joel Graves tells us when the students saw how many people were suffering from the fires they had an idea.

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Structure stabilization begins on historic Sperry Chalet Video included

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Lauren Alley with the park tells us materials are being purchased in order to stabilize and shore up the remaining structure. 

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Bigfork schools paves the way with a new classroom for students suffering from emotional disorders

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No other schools in the state besides Helena are using this program. 

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Cyber threats still have some families worried

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While schools around the Flathead Valley resumed on Tuesday, September 19th following cyber threats some parents still chose to keep their children at home.

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Some Columbia Falls parents are armed and ready if the cyber threats become a reality

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However, one Columbia Falls parent tells us he has a different idea if the cyber threats become a reality.

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Body of 65 year old man found in Lolo

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The coroner has confirmed that a 65-year-old male was pulled from the river.

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A local business has raised over $10k for firefighting efforts

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Sean Bonnet tells us his heart broke when he saw the number of fires around the state and he knew he had to do something, and fast.

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Strong fire season exhausts local fire department

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Somers/Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department has 12 volunteers when they should have twice that amount.

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Caribou fire crosses international borders

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Days after the fire destroyed these homes, the ground was still smoldering.

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  • New things at this year's Alzheimer's walk

    New things at this year's Alzheimer's walk

    Sunday, September 24 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-09-25 01:52:48 GMT

    Sunday, the annual Alzheimer's walk took place at Fort Missoula Regional Park.

    Sunday, the annual Alzheimer's walk took place at Fort Missoula Regional Park.

  • High School Football Week Five, 9/22

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:34 GMT

    Shaun Rainey and Ben Wineman have all your highlights and scores from around Class AA, including Flathead's first win over Glacier since 2008. 

    Shaun Rainey and Ben Wineman have all your highlights and scores from around Class AA, including Flathead's first win over Glacier since 2008. 

  • UM Presidential Finalist: Seth Bodnar

    UM Presidential Finalist: Seth Bodnar

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:16:46 GMT

    The four finalists for president of UM are in the middle of their on-campus interviews. We are profiling each one for you. This profile is on an unconventional candidate. These are the four finalists, Mirta Martin, an advisor to former Mexican president Vicente Fox. Charles Ambrose, president of University of Central Missouri. Andrew Feinstein, the provost at San Jose State. And Seth Bodnar, who is the subject of this profile. 

    The four finalists for president of UM are in the middle of their on-campus interviews. We are profiling each one for you. This profile is on an unconventional candidate. These are the four finalists, Mirta Martin, an advisor to former Mexican president Vicente Fox. Charles Ambrose, president of University of Central Missouri. Andrew Feinstein, the provost at San Jose State. And Seth Bodnar, who is the subject of this profile. 

  • Growing season ends for many Montana vegetable farmers

    Growing season ends for many Montana vegetable farmers

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:02:31 GMT

    The first day of fall in Montana is feeling a lot like winter with much of the state seeing colder temperatures, wind, rain and even snow. But this sudden shift in weather means an abrupt end to the growing season for many of the state's vegetable farmers.

    The first day of fall in Montana is feeling a lot like winter with much of the state seeing colder temperatures, wind, rain and even snow. But this sudden shift in weather means an abrupt end to the growing season for many of the state's vegetable farmers.

  • Tree fort under construction in Big Sky park

    Tree fort under construction in Big Sky park

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:48:31 GMT

    The town of Big Sky is getting a whimsical addition: a tree fort in Kircher Park.

    The town of Big Sky is getting a whimsical addition: a tree fort in Kircher Park.

  • Snow sticks in Big Sky, resort transitions from summer to winter

    Snow sticks in Big Sky, resort transitions from summer to winter

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:34:29 GMT

    Snow is sticking at Big Sky Mountain Resort, spreading ‘ski fever’ across the state.

    Snow is sticking at Big Sky Mountain Resort, spreading ‘ski fever’ across the state.

  • Over thirty lecturers at the University of Montana can breathe easier now

    Over thirty lecturers at the University of Montana can breathe easier now

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:18:28 GMT

    The non-tenured group was facing lay-offs at the end of this fall semester, but yesterday the University of Montana decided to keep the non-tenured lecturers on for the full school year. 

    The non-tenured group was facing lay-offs at the end of this fall semester, but yesterday the University of Montana decided to keep the non-tenured lecturers on for the full school year. 

  • New Missoula College had its grand-opening Friday afternoon

    New Missoula College had its grand-opening Friday afternoon

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:06:03 GMT

    Missoula College is a two-year unit of the University of Montana with occupational and technical education covering 35 programs.

    Missoula College is a two-year unit of the University of Montana with occupational and technical education covering 35 programs.

  • First Lady heads to WH garden for planting, harvesting

    First Lady heads to WH garden for planting, harvesting

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:17:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump is heading out to the White House garden to do some planting and harvesting.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump is heading out to the White House garden to do some planting and harvesting.

  • Jail faces class-action lawsuit for posting mug shots online

    Jail faces class-action lawsuit for posting mug shots online

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:02:24 GMT

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer for a man who sued a Pennsylvania county jail for posting his mug shot online says as many as 70,000 former inmates could have claims in a class-action lawsuit.

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer for a man who sued a Pennsylvania county jail for posting his mug shot online says as many as 70,000 former inmates could have claims in a class-action lawsuit.

  • Montana man dies of injuries suffered in weekend assault

    Montana man dies of injuries suffered in weekend assault

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:52:57 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The FBI says a 30-year-old Lame Deer man has died of injuries suffered in an assault last weekend.

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The FBI says a 30-year-old Lame Deer man has died of injuries suffered in an assault last weekend.

  • Montana first responders see cold exposure injuries year round

    Montana first responders see cold exposure injuries year round

    Friday, September 22 2017 2:23 AM EDT2017-09-22 06:23:24 GMT

     It's the last day of summer, but many areas across Montana will be seeing snow and cold temperatures. 

     It's the last day of summer, but many areas across Montana will be seeing snow and cold temperatures. 

  • City's largest sculpture welcomes visitors to brand-new Missoula College

    City's largest sculpture welcomes visitors to brand-new Missoula College

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:16:47 GMT

    In Montana's largest-ever 'Call for Art,' a Bozeman artist is selected to beautify the brand-new Missoula College building. And he did it by creating the city's largest sculpture.

    In Montana's largest-ever 'Call for Art,' a Bozeman artist is selected to beautify the brand-new Missoula College building. And he did it by creating the city's largest sculpture.

  • Montana legislators tweet for Sip 'n Dip merman job

    Montana legislators tweet for Sip 'n Dip merman job

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:04:12 GMT

    Montana's legislators are finding common ground... over mermen. 

    Montana's legislators are finding common ground... over mermen. 

  • Missoula student is a Top 30 finalist for a nationwide STEM competition

    Missoula student is a Top 30 finalist for a nationwide STEM competition

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:02:50 GMT

    Julian is a freshman at Hellgate High School and he will be traveling to Washington D.C. in late October for the final competition, where he will be competing for more than 100,000 dollars in awards.

    Julian is a freshman at Hellgate High School and he will be traveling to Washington D.C. in late October for the final competition, where he will be competing for more than 100,000 dollars in awards.

  • Highlander TapHouse raising money for Wildland Firefighters Foundation

    Highlander TapHouse raising money for Wildland Firefighters Foundation

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:16:31 GMT

    Highlander TapHouse is partnering with the Wildland Firefighters Foundation to throw a year-end party for firefighters.

    Highlander TapHouse is partnering with the Wildland Firefighters Foundation to throw a year-end party for firefighters.

  • Study: Montana's average temperature continues to increase

    Study: Montana's average temperature continues to increase

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:48:06 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana climate study found the state's average temperature continues to increase, winter snowpack is decreasing and the fire and growing seasons are lasting longer while drought conditions are expected to increase in frequency and duration.

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana climate study found the state's average temperature continues to increase, winter snowpack is decreasing and the fire and growing seasons are lasting longer while drought conditions are expected to increase in frequency and duration.

  • The Latest: Trump targets North Korea in new executive order

    The Latest: Trump targets North Korea in new executive order

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:21:01 GMT

    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea.

    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea.

  • Judge orders Browning to turn over assets to Blackfeet tribe

    Judge orders Browning to turn over assets to Blackfeet tribe

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:16:21 GMT
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    A state judge has ordered the town of Browning to turn over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe to settle lawsuits between the two governments.

    A state judge has ordered the town of Browning to turn over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe to settle lawsuits between the two governments.

  • Seeley Lake residents participating in wildfire health study

    Seeley Lake residents participating in wildfire health study

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:04:07 GMT
    Seeley Lake residents line up Wednesday for a study about the long-term health effects of this year’s horrendous fire season. Thanks to this year’s fires, Seeley Lake saw the longest period of hazardous air quality ever recorded. Now researchers are scrambling to get data on the effects this air quality had on people who live there. Seeley Lake residents have been coming Seely Lake Community Hall to test their mental and physical health. They were exposed to ...
    Seeley Lake residents line up Wednesday for a study about the long-term health effects of this year’s horrendous fire season. Thanks to this year’s fires, Seeley Lake saw the longest period of hazardous air quality ever recorded. Now researchers are scrambling to get data on the effects this air quality had on people who live there. Seeley Lake residents have been coming Seely Lake Community Hall to test their mental and physical health. They were exposed to ...
  • US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

    US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:30:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says American and Russia military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session in Syria or nearby to discuss increasing tensions around a remaining Islamic State stronghold in Syria.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says American and Russia military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session in Syria or nearby to discuss increasing tensions around a remaining Islamic State stronghold in Syria.

  • MT proposing to eliminate services for young kids with disabilities

    MT proposing to eliminate services for young kids with disabilities

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:26:54 GMT

    The Missoula Child Development Center helps improve brain development and behavioral skills in children with special needs. 

    The Missoula Child Development Center helps improve brain development and behavioral skills in children with special needs. 

  • Montana preparing to take over after EPA asbestos cleanup

    Montana preparing to take over after EPA asbestos cleanup

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:07:07 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure.

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure.

  • Humane Society of Western Montana assisting pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey

    Humane Society of Western Montana assisting pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:58:24 GMT

    The Humane Society of Western Montana is helping animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. This week they're sending their Director of Programs and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Mariah Scheskie, to the lone star state to volunteer. 

    The Humane Society of Western Montana is helping animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. This week they're sending their Director of Programs and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Mariah Scheskie, to the lone star state to volunteer. 

  • UM Presidential Finalist: Andrew Feinstein

    UM Presidential Finalist: Andrew Feinstein

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-09-21 04:16:09 GMT

    UM's four presidential finalists are in town, this week and next, for on-campus interviews. We are taking a look at each finalist as they arrive in town. Monday, we showed you Mirta Martin, an advisor to former president of Mexico Vicente Fox.  Tonight, the second of the four finalists, Andrew Feinstein.

    UM's four presidential finalists are in town, this week and next, for on-campus interviews. We are taking a look at each finalist as they arrive in town. Monday, we showed you Mirta Martin, an advisor to former president of Mexico Vicente Fox.  Tonight, the second of the four finalists, Andrew Feinstein.

  • School to resume on Thursday after bomb threat at St. Regis Schools

    School to resume on Thursday after bomb threat at St. Regis Schools

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:47:10 GMT

    A Mineral County K-9 unit is currently scouring St. Regis Schools, after an bomb threat was found Wednesday afternoon.

    A Mineral County K-9 unit is currently scouring St. Regis Schools, after an bomb threat was found Wednesday afternoon.

  • Multi-Vehicle crash forces I-90 closure near Clinton

    Multi-Vehicle crash forces I-90 closure near Clinton

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:34 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:34:55 GMT

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office issued an alert that all east and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Clinton are closed until further notice due to a multi-vehicle car crash.

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office issued an alert that all east and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Clinton are closed until further notice due to a multi-vehicle car crash.

  • REC Silicon lays off 30 employees less than 100 days before the holiday season

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:35:14 GMT
    Copy right: GoogleCopy right: Google

    In an effort to cut costs Butte's REC Silicon facility has laid off 30 employees.  According to facility officials, the layoffs are the result of the ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and China. 

    In an effort to cut costs Butte's REC Silicon facility has laid off 30 employees.  According to facility officials, the layoffs are the result of the ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and China. 

  • 2 senators call for monument honoring black Civil War hero

    2 senators call for monument honoring black Civil War hero

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:58:58 GMT
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the 2015 epicenter of a national move to strip away Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus building in a nation divided by the issue.

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the 2015 epicenter of a national move to strip away Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus building in a nation divided by the issue.

  • Trump administration considering lower refugee limits

    Trump administration considering lower refugee limits

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:03:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

  • Florida suspends license of nursing home over Irma deaths

    Florida suspends license of nursing home over Irma deaths

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:17:35 GMT

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning.

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning.

  • Coroner releases name of man killed in Missoula crash

    Coroner releases name of man killed in Missoula crash

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:01:29 GMT

    The Missoula County sheriff and coroner on Wednesday released the name of the man, who died after crashing a car into a shed in Missoula earlier this week.

    The Missoula County sheriff and coroner on Wednesday released the name of the man, who died after crashing a car into a shed in Missoula earlier this week.

  • Fatal car crash in Missoula Monday night

    Fatal car crash in Missoula Monday night

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:57:56 GMT

    Cause of the accident is still under investigation. Stay tuned for updates. 

    Cause of the accident is still under investigation. Stay tuned for updates. 

  • MSU observes American Indian Heritage Day Sept. 22 with cultural and academic presentations

    MSU observes American Indian Heritage Day Sept. 22 with cultural and academic presentations

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:46:46 GMT
    MSU will observe American Indian Heritage Day on Friday, Sept. 22.MSU will observe American Indian Heritage Day on Friday, Sept. 22.

    Montana State University will observe 2017 American Indian Heritage Day with a variety of cultural and academic events scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22.

    Montana State University will observe 2017 American Indian Heritage Day with a variety of cultural and academic events scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22.

  • The Latest: New citizens embrace, criticize Trump video

    The Latest: New citizens embrace, criticize Trump video

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:29:10 GMT

    Some new U.S. citizens are embracing a videotaped message by President Donald Trump welcoming them to the country, while others said the words felt insincere coming from the man who has ordered a travel ban and cast Mexican immigrants in a negative light.

    Some new U.S. citizens are embracing a videotaped message by President Donald Trump welcoming them to the country, while others said the words felt insincere coming from the man who has ordered a travel ban and cast Mexican immigrants in a negative light.

  • Montana must rewrite transgender bathroom ballot language

    Montana must rewrite transgender bathroom ballot language

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:25:29 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms designated for their gender at birth.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms designated for their gender at birth.

  • North Dakota settles with Dakota Access pipeline builder

    North Dakota settles with Dakota Access pipeline builder

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:24:11 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota regulators have approved an agreement settling allegations that the Texas-based builder of the Dakota Access pipeline violated state rules during construction.

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota regulators have approved an agreement settling allegations that the Texas-based builder of the Dakota Access pipeline violated state rules during construction.

  • Ravalli County lifts fire restrictions for private lands

    Ravalli County lifts fire restrictions for private lands

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:58:48 GMT

    Ravalli County lifted the Stage II fire restrictions for private lands. Widespread rain and snow provided relief for firefighters across western Montana, suppressing current fires.

    Ravalli County lifted the Stage II fire restrictions for private lands. Widespread rain and snow provided relief for firefighters across western Montana, suppressing current fires.

  • Montana budget director recommends $229M in spending cuts

    Montana budget director recommends $229M in spending cuts

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:31:43 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in general fund spending over the next two years to balance the state's budget due to lower revenues than expected and this summer's higher firefighting costs this summer.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in general fund spending over the next two years to balance the state's budget due to lower revenues than expected and this summer's higher firefighting costs this summer.

  • Traffic Alert: Accident near the Wye

    Traffic Alert: Accident near the Wye

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-09-20 14:57:17 GMT

    A multi-vehicle accident is affecting the morning commute in Missoula.  

    A multi-vehicle accident is affecting the morning commute in Missoula.  

  • September snowfall has ski shops full of excited skiers

    September snowfall has ski shops full of excited skiers

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:22 AM EDT2017-09-20 06:22:10 GMT

     With snow building up in the mountains, many people are preparing for ski season and ski shops are preparing for anxious customers. Ski resorts don’t open up until after Thanksgiving, but that’s not stopping some extreme skiers.

     With snow building up in the mountains, many people are preparing for ski season and ski shops are preparing for anxious customers. Ski resorts don’t open up until after Thanksgiving, but that’s not stopping some extreme skiers.

  • Exclusive: One-on-one with Congressman Greg Gianforte

    Exclusive: One-on-one with Congressman Greg Gianforte

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-09-20 04:43:44 GMT

    We have an exclusive one-on-one interview with Congressman Greg Gianforte. David Winter sat down with the Congressman as he approaches his first 100 days in office. 

    We have an exclusive one-on-one interview with Congressman Greg Gianforte. David Winter sat down with the Congressman as he approaches his first 100 days in office. 

  • Montana Tech receives $2.9 million for research and development

    Montana Tech receives $2.9 million for research and development

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:42:14 GMT

    Montana Tech will be receiving a $2.9 million dollar grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.  

    Montana Tech will be receiving a $2.9 million dollar grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.  

  • Dillon teens in court after police find loaded guns in school

    Dillon teens in court after police find loaded guns in school

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:19:34 GMT

    Bail is set at $50,000 for two Dillon teens accused of bringing loaded revolvers to school Monday. 

    Bail is set at $50,000 for two Dillon teens accused of bringing loaded revolvers to school Monday. 

  • Firefighters prepare for below freezing temperatures

    Firefighters prepare for below freezing temperatures

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:40:10 GMT

    Firefighters have to adjust and gear up for this type of extreme weather.

    Firefighters have to adjust and gear up for this type of extreme weather.

  • High school in Dillon evacuated after loaded guns found

    High school in Dillon evacuated after loaded guns found

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:28:11 GMT

    Two students are in custody on Monday for bringing loaded firearms into Beaverhead County High School in Dillon and forcing the school to evacuate.

    Two students are in custody on Monday for bringing loaded firearms into Beaverhead County High School in Dillon and forcing the school to evacuate.

  • UM Presidential Candidate: Mirta Martin

    UM Presidential Candidate: Mirta Martin

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:03:43 GMT
    An exhaustive search for UM’s next president has narrowed the field to four candidates, in-town this week and next, for on-campus interviews. Andrew Feinstein, the provost at San Jose state; Seth Bodnar, a senior executive at General Electric; Charles Ambrose, president of University of Central Missouri; and Mirta Martin, who is in town today and tomorrow for her round of interviews. Dr. Martin is currently the senior education advisor for former president of Mexico, Vicente F...
    An exhaustive search for UM’s next president has narrowed the field to four candidates, in-town this week and next, for on-campus interviews. Andrew Feinstein, the provost at San Jose state; Seth Bodnar, a senior executive at General Electric; Charles Ambrose, president of University of Central Missouri; and Mirta Martin, who is in town today and tomorrow for her round of interviews. Dr. Martin is currently the senior education advisor for former president of Mexico, Vicente F...
  • Local McDonald's give back to Montana Fire Victims

    Local McDonald's give back to Montana Fire Victims

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:27:33 GMT
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    Five locally owned McDonald's of NW Montana will be donating 29-percent of the day's sales to the NW Montana Fire Relief. 

    Five locally owned McDonald's of NW Montana will be donating 29-percent of the day's sales to the NW Montana Fire Relief. 

  • Cyber threat suspect not located in US

    Cyber threat suspect not located in US

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:15:07 GMT

    The Whitefish School District has reopened schools following a series of digital threats. School officials report that investigators have determined the location of the suspect is in Europe. 

    The Whitefish School District has reopened schools following a series of digital threats. School officials report that investigators have determined the location of the suspect is in Europe. 

  • Cyber terrorist group outlines ransom in letter to Flathead Valley school

    Cyber terrorist group outlines ransom in letter to Flathead Valley school

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:15:20 GMT

    More information comes to light about the suspected cyber terrorist cell threatening the Flathead Valley, after a ransom letter was sent on Monday to staff at the Columbia Falls School District.

    More information comes to light about the suspected cyber terrorist cell threatening the Flathead Valley, after a ransom letter was sent on Monday to staff at the Columbia Falls School District.

  • Grizzly Sports Report, 9-18-17

    Grizzly Sports Report, 9-18-17

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 03:53:21 GMT
    Head Coach Bob Stitt and Senior Running Back Treshawn Favors join Shaun Rainey on this weeks Grizzly Sports Report to break down the win over Savannah State and talk about the devastating injury to Quarterback Reese Phillips.
    Head Coach Bob Stitt and Senior Running Back Treshawn Favors join Shaun Rainey on this weeks Grizzly Sports Report to break down the win over Savannah State and talk about the devastating injury to Quarterback Reese Phillips.
  • Scoot's Place, Griz Team Barbershop

    Scoot's Place, Griz Team Barbershop

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:42:34 GMT
    Former Griz WR Caleb Lyons had to retire last year after suffering a head injury. He's now a student coach but he's also become the team barber. Watch him give Shaun Rainey a haircut on live TV and find out why all the players go to "Scoot's Place" to get a fresh cut. 
    Former Griz WR Caleb Lyons had to retire last year after suffering a head injury. He's now a student coach but he's also become the team barber. Watch him give Shaun Rainey a haircut on live TV and find out why all the players go to "Scoot's Place" to get a fresh cut. 
  • Seeley Lake businesses suffer financially from the relentless wildfire season

    Seeley Lake businesses suffer financially from the relentless wildfire season

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:16:05 GMT

    While the smoke and evacuations from the rice ridge fire may be lifting, the economic damage of a short tourist season is shaking the community to the core.

    While the smoke and evacuations from the rice ridge fire may be lifting, the economic damage of a short tourist season is shaking the community to the core.

  • Lake County authorities investigating homicide in Pablo

    Lake County authorities investigating homicide in Pablo

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:54:28 GMT

    Police are currently investigating the murder of a Pablo man.

    Police are currently investigating the murder of a Pablo man.

  • Classes canceled for Flathead Valley Schools on Monday, to resume on Tuesday

    Classes canceled for Flathead Valley Schools on Monday, to resume on Tuesday

    Sunday, September 17 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-09-18 01:35:26 GMT

    All classes in Flathead County will once again be closed on Monday, September 18, while local and federal law enforcement continue to investigate threatening digital messages that forced the closure of almost 30 schools.

    All classes in Flathead County will once again be closed on Monday, September 18, while local and federal law enforcement continue to investigate threatening digital messages that forced the closure of almost 30 schools.

  • Butte Community Ice Center opens up public skating

    Butte Community Ice Center opens up public skating

    Sunday, September 17 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-09-17 22:49:34 GMT

    Summer isn't over yet, but the Butte Community Ice Center has officially started offering its pubic skating on Sundays.  

    Summer isn't over yet, but the Butte Community Ice Center has officially started offering its pubic skating on Sundays.  

  • Butte's Covellite Film Festival kicks off closing day and plans for next year

    Sunday, September 17 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-09-17 22:35:50 GMT

    The Covellite International Film Festival begins its closing day at noon.  

    The Covellite International Film Festival begins its closing day at noon.  

  • Large fire at Pacific Recycling Center

    Large fire at Pacific Recycling Center

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:13:27 GMT
    Photo By: Missoula Fire DepartmentPhoto By: Missoula Fire Department

    According to Missoula Fire Department, they responded to a large fire in the salvage/recycling yard of Pacific Recycling Center.

    According to Missoula Fire Department, they responded to a large fire in the salvage/recycling yard of Pacific Recycling Center.

  • All evacuations have been lifted near the Sapphire Complex and Meyers Fire

    All evacuations have been lifted near the Sapphire Complex and Meyers Fire

    Saturday, September 16 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-09-17 02:25:33 GMT

    The change in weather conditions has allowed all evacuations to be lifted in the ares near the Sapphire Complex and Meyers Fire.  

    The change in weather conditions has allowed all evacuations to be lifted in the ares near the Sapphire Complex and Meyers Fire.  

  • Cancer survivors using their experiences to help others at Butte Relay for Life

    Cancer survivors using their experiences to help others at Butte Relay for Life

    Saturday, September 16 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-09-17 02:16:48 GMT
    Butte's Relay for Life event kicked off Saturday at 11 a.m at the Butte Plaza Mall. Hundreds of residents were in attendance to celebrate cancer survivors and victims. Two of the survivors who attended are using their experiences to help others.  A regular attendant of Relay for Life, Dr. Nathaniel Readal was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 22. Readal said "I was going to medical school at John's Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland and I was then diagnosed...
    Butte's Relay for Life event kicked off Saturday at 11 a.m at the Butte Plaza Mall. Hundreds of residents were in attendance to celebrate cancer survivors and victims. Two of the survivors who attended are using their experiences to help others.  A regular attendant of Relay for Life, Dr. Nathaniel Readal was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 22. Readal said "I was going to medical school at John's Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland and I was then diagnosed...
  • Nearly 100 Butte residents participate in Walk MS event

    Nearly 100 Butte residents participate in Walk MS event

    Saturday, September 16 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-09-17 02:14:35 GMT

    The annual Walk MS event kicked off at 9 a.m. at the Butte Civic Center. 

    The annual Walk MS event kicked off at 9 a.m. at the Butte Civic Center. 

  • Flathead County Sheriff in communications with digital threat suspect

    Flathead County Sheriff in communications with digital threat suspect

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-09-16 16:28:30 GMT

    The Flathead County Sheriff on Saturday says that law enforcement have been communicating with the suspect responsible for sending threatening digital messages to area schools.

    The Flathead County Sheriff on Saturday says that law enforcement have been communicating with the suspect responsible for sending threatening digital messages to area schools.

  • High School Football Highlights: 9/15

    High School Football Highlights: 9/15

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:40 AM EDT2017-09-16 04:40:14 GMT
    Shaun Rainey and Ben Wineman roll through your high school football highlights in Week Four action! 
    Shaun Rainey and Ben Wineman roll through your high school football highlights in Week Four action! 
  • Decision to open Flathead Co. schools to be made on Sunday

    Decision to open Flathead Co. schools to be made on Sunday

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:12:01 GMT

    All sporting events and activities are canceled for Flathead Valley students this weekend as law enforcement continue to narrow in on the source of threatening text messages recently sent to area schools.

    All sporting events and activities are canceled for Flathead Valley students this weekend as law enforcement continue to narrow in on the source of threatening text messages recently sent to area schools.

  • Sperry Chalet Will be Rebuilt!

    Sperry Chalet Will be Rebuilt!

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:56:18 GMT

    COURTESY GLACIER NATIONAL PARK U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Glacier National Park has begun urgently needed stabilization work at the Sperry Chalet dormitory building to prepare for winter.

    COURTESY GLACIER NATIONAL PARK U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Glacier National Park has begun urgently needed stabilization work at the Sperry Chalet dormitory building to prepare for winter.

  • With rain and snow making its way across Montana…wildland firefighters are asking is this the end of fire season?

    With rain and snow making its way across Montana…wildland firefighters are asking is this the end of fire season?

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:26:53 GMT

    Public Information Officer, Dan McKeague, says they are "cautiously optimistic" about the weather forecast and its effect on fire season. 

    Public Information Officer, Dan McKeague, says they are "cautiously optimistic" about the weather forecast and its effect on fire season. 

  • Flathead Valley schools closed Friday

    Flathead Valley schools closed Friday

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-09-15 15:53:36 GMT

    Thousands of students and teachers are forced to stay home for a second day in a row, as schools in the Flathead Valley will remain closed Friday due to threats made on students there.  The threats surface just one day after a school shooting in Rockford, Washington, which left one student dead, and three others injured. Emotions of shock, confusion, and even fear are resonating throughout the Flathead Valley Thursday night, "Hearing that every school in the valley was c...

    Thousands of students and teachers are forced to stay home for a second day in a row, as schools in the Flathead Valley will remain closed Friday due to threats made on students there.  The threats surface just one day after a school shooting in Rockford, Washington, which left one student dead, and three others injured. Emotions of shock, confusion, and even fear are resonating throughout the Flathead Valley Thursday night, "Hearing that every school in the valley was c...

  • Flathead Valley School Closures

    Flathead Valley School Closures

    Thursday, September 14 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-09-15 01:07:15 GMT

    Due to what thee F.B.I., and local law enforcement, are calling a credible threat, school closures will remain in effect in the Flathead Valley. According to Laurie Barron, Superintendent of the Evergreen School District, schools in the following districts will be closed Friday, September 15th: Bigfork, Cayuse Prairie, Columbia Falls, Creston, Deer Park, Evergreen, Fair-Mont-Egan, Kalispell, Helena Flats, Kila, Marion, Olney-Bissell, Pleasant Valley, Smith Valley, Somers/Lakeside, Swa...

    Due to what thee F.B.I., and local law enforcement, are calling a credible threat, school closures will remain in effect in the Flathead Valley. According to Laurie Barron, Superintendent of the Evergreen School District, schools in the following districts will be closed Friday, September 15th: Bigfork, Cayuse Prairie, Columbia Falls, Creston, Deer Park, Evergreen, Fair-Mont-Egan, Kalispell, Helena Flats, Kila, Marion, Olney-Bissell, Pleasant Valley, Smith Valley, Somers/Lakeside, Swa...

  • 150 air purifiers delivered to schools affected by disruptive wildfire

    150 air purifiers delivered to schools affected by disruptive wildfire

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:24:18 GMT

    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has teamed up with the American Lung Association to provide ten different schools across Montana with air purifiers. Their main objective is to provide students with a healthy and safe learning environment. 

    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has teamed up with the American Lung Association to provide ten different schools across Montana with air purifiers. Their main objective is to provide students with a healthy and safe learning environment. 

  • In-Depth: A look at Montana's most recent school shooting

    In-Depth: A look at Montana's most recent school shooting

    Thursday, September 14 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-09-14 19:44:47 GMT

    With a Washington community still in shock following a shooting at Freeman High School near Spokane on Wednesday, ABC FOX Montana took an in-depth look at Montana's most recent school shooting.

    With a Washington community still in shock following a shooting at Freeman High School near Spokane on Wednesday, ABC FOX Montana took an in-depth look at Montana's most recent school shooting.

  • With rain and snow on its way...how will this affect fire conditions and firefighters?

    With rain and snow on its way...how will this affect fire conditions and firefighters?

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:13:07 GMT

    Firefighters are always prepared for all types of weather conditions. 

    Firefighters are always prepared for all types of weather conditions. 

  • The Latest: Ryan opens door to tax cuts adding to deficit

    The Latest: Ryan opens door to tax cuts adding to deficit

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:53:35 GMT
    Speaker of the House Paul RyanSpeaker of the House Paul Ryan

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on House Speaker Paul Ryan's interview with The Associated Press (all times local): House Speaker Paul Ryan is backing off months of promises that the Republicans' tax plan won't add to the nation's ballooning deficit.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on House Speaker Paul Ryan's interview with The Associated Press (all times local): House Speaker Paul Ryan is backing off months of promises that the Republicans' tax plan won't add to the nation's ballooning deficit.

  • US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests

    US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:31:51 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls to thin forests that have become choked with trees.

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls to thin forests that have become choked with trees.

  • Montana mine warns of layoffs after judge blocks expansion

    Montana mine warns of layoffs after judge blocks expansion

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:27:05 GMT

    A Montana coal company says more than 80 miners could be laid off in coming months after environmentalists successfully sued to halt its expansion.

    A Montana coal company says more than 80 miners could be laid off in coming months after environmentalists successfully sued to halt its expansion.

  • Glacier Park offices under evacuation WARNING

    Glacier Park offices under evacuation WARNING

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:58:40 GMT

    Glacier National Park and the Flathead County Sheriff's Department has issued an evacuation warning, according to fire officials. 

    Glacier National Park and the Flathead County Sheriff's Department has issued an evacuation warning, according to fire officials. 

  • Sean Spicer, Chelsea Manning join list of Harvard fellows

    Sean Spicer, Chelsea Manning join list of Harvard fellows

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-09-13 18:55:32 GMT

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The list of political fellows coming to Harvard University now includes former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The list of political fellows coming to Harvard University now includes former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning.

  • Federal government looks to keep $20K obtained in drug bust

    Federal government looks to keep $20K obtained in drug bust

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-09-13 18:30:07 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The federal government is looking to keep over $20,000 seized during a drug bust in Yellowstone National Park.

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The federal government is looking to keep over $20,000 seized during a drug bust in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Man arrested for alleged robberies and knife assault in Bozeman

    Man arrested for alleged robberies and knife assault in Bozeman

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:42:04 GMT

    A minor and 18-year-old man were questioned about robberies and assaults in Bozeman after two victims reported attacks.

    A minor and 18-year-old man were questioned about robberies and assaults in Bozeman after two victims reported attacks.

  • Rice Ridge Fire sees growth

    Rice Ridge Fire sees growth

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:02:35 GMT
    Courtesy: Rice Ridge Fire, InciwebCourtesy: Rice Ridge Fire, Inciweb

    Significant fire growth occurred in the interior and the northern part of the fire yesterday in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, but did not threaten fire lines. 

    Significant fire growth occurred in the interior and the northern part of the fire yesterday in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, but did not threaten fire lines. 

  • Child & Family Services take new measures for child safety

    Child & Family Services take new measures for child safety

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-09-13 05:38:57 GMT

    Montana officials said reports show in the past year, eight children involved with Child and Family Services in this state have died. 

    Montana officials said reports show in the past year, eight children involved with Child and Family Services in this state have died. 

  • Additional evacuations ordered for people living near Sheep Gap Fire

    Additional evacuations ordered for people living near Sheep Gap Fire

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-13 03:47:09 GMT

    Additional evacuations are ordered on Tuesday night for people living near the Sheep Gap Fire, burning west of Plains.

    Additional evacuations are ordered on Tuesday night for people living near the Sheep Gap Fire, burning west of Plains.

  • Trump may stop in the Treasure State to tout tax overhaul

    Trump may stop in the Treasure State to tout tax overhaul

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-09-13 02:20:27 GMT

    President Trump may be coming to the Treasure State. According to Bloomberg news, the president may visit 13 states in the next seven weeks to sell his plan to overhaul taxes.

    President Trump may be coming to the Treasure State. According to Bloomberg news, the president may visit 13 states in the next seven weeks to sell his plan to overhaul taxes.

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

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

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-09-13 00:33:35 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.

  • Social media firestorm over alleged victim blaming

    Social media firestorm over alleged victim blaming

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-09-13 00:22:11 GMT

    A social media firestorm started today over alleged comments made in a courtroom that many are seeing as "victim blaming”.

    A social media firestorm started today over alleged comments made in a courtroom that many are seeing as "victim blaming”.

  • Former Montana legislator pleads guilty to drug charge

    Former Montana legislator pleads guilty to drug charge

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:41:12 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A former Montana lawmaker, who once supported giving $4 million in state money to an anti-meth campaign, has pleaded guilty to trafficking several pounds of the drug.

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A former Montana lawmaker, who once supported giving $4 million in state money to an anti-meth campaign, has pleaded guilty to trafficking several pounds of the drug.

  • Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

    Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:34:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is directing all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is directing all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires.

  • Information wanted on gun shots fired in Bozeman

    Information wanted on gun shots fired in Bozeman

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:10:33 GMT

    The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is looking for information on reported gun shots fired at Sourdough Road and Goldstein Road, Sunday at 2:00 am. An errant bullet entered a residence after ricocheting off of a road sign.

    The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is looking for information on reported gun shots fired at Sourdough Road and Goldstein Road, Sunday at 2:00 am. An errant bullet entered a residence after ricocheting off of a road sign.

  • The Montana Tech community is giving back to its history with fund raising event

    The Montana Tech community is giving back to its history with fund raising event

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:45:35 GMT

    Montana Tech is holding Day One,  its first 24-hour digital fund raising event to bring together the community. The event will be raise funds for the growing campus by allowing donors to choose where they are donating funds. 

    Montana Tech is holding Day One,  its first 24-hour digital fund raising event to bring together the community. The event will be raise funds for the growing campus by allowing donors to choose where they are donating funds. 

  • Grizzly Sports Report, 9-11-17

    Grizzly Sports Report, 9-11-17

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:25:03 GMT
    Head Coach Bob Stitt and Safety Josh Sandry join Shaun Rainey to discuss the teams 63-7  to Washington. Riley Corcoran joins the show for the "call of the game" and Ben Wineman updates us on all the other fall sports at UM.
    Head Coach Bob Stitt and Safety Josh Sandry join Shaun Rainey to discuss the teams 63-7  to Washington. Riley Corcoran joins the show for the "call of the game" and Ben Wineman updates us on all the other fall sports at UM.
  • The Latest: Trump says UN sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

    The Latest: Trump says UN sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-09-12 17:47:32 GMT

    \WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): President Donald Trump is calling new United Nations sanctions on North Korea "just another very small step."  

    \WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): President Donald Trump is calling new United Nations sanctions on North Korea "just another very small step."  

  • Rain, cooler temps could 'put a dent' in fire season

    Rain, cooler temps could 'put a dent' in fire season

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-12 16:48:09 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for later this week may not end Montana's fire season, but a meteorologist says "it will put a dent in it." 

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for later this week may not end Montana's fire season, but a meteorologist says "it will put a dent in it." 

  • Great Falls officer shoots, kills burglary suspect

    Great Falls officer shoots, kills burglary suspect

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-09-12 16:21:43 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A police officer in Great Falls shot and killed a burglary suspect at a residence on the city's north side.  

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A police officer in Great Falls shot and killed a burglary suspect at a residence on the city's north side.  

  • More evacuation warnings were lifted for Lolo Peak and Rice Ridge fires

    More evacuation warnings were lifted for Lolo Peak and Rice Ridge fires

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:53 AM EDT2017-09-12 14:53:32 GMT
    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has lifted the remaining evacuation warnings on Highway 12 between Bear Creek and Graves Creek due to the Lolo Peak fire. MCSO says this affects approximately 13 homes and is the last of the evacuation warnings on Highway 12. Road closures still remain in place for Elk Meadows Road and Lolo Peak Road. The Lolo Peak fire is burning over 51,000 acres with 46 percent containment.  Remaining evacuation orders were also downgraded ...
    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has lifted the remaining evacuation warnings on Highway 12 between Bear Creek and Graves Creek due to the Lolo Peak fire. MCSO says this affects approximately 13 homes and is the last of the evacuation warnings on Highway 12. Road closures still remain in place for Elk Meadows Road and Lolo Peak Road. The Lolo Peak fire is burning over 51,000 acres with 46 percent containment.  Remaining evacuation orders were also downgraded ...
  • Family & friends remember victims of western Montana double homicide

    Family & friends remember victims of western Montana double homicide

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-09-12 05:10:34 GMT

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office released the names of two people...

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office released the names of two people...

  • State Fire Wrap-Up

    State Fire Wrap-Up

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-09-12 04:47:16 GMT
    Snow is in the forecast for the end of the week, while it's expected Thursday and Friday in high elevations and down to 6500 feet on Saturday, we’re not out of the woods yet. While federal fire officials are still listing 47 fires across Montana, there are eight that are still a major concern for our viewing area. Here they are in order of when firefighters expect to have full containment. Starting with the Rice Ridge Fire near Seeley Lake, where there is no expected date of ...
    Snow is in the forecast for the end of the week, while it's expected Thursday and Friday in high elevations and down to 6500 feet on Saturday, we’re not out of the woods yet. While federal fire officials are still listing 47 fires across Montana, there are eight that are still a major concern for our viewing area. Here they are in order of when firefighters expect to have full containment. Starting with the Rice Ridge Fire near Seeley Lake, where there is no expected date of ...
  • Pets killed in early evening Missoula house fire

    Pets killed in early evening Missoula house fire

    Monday, September 11 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-09-12 03:53:13 GMT

    No one was injured, but several pets died in a house fire on Monday evening in Missoula.

    No one was injured, but several pets died in a house fire on Monday evening in Missoula.

  • Two women named in fatal crash in Flathead County

    Two women named in fatal crash in Flathead County

    Monday, September 11 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-09-12 03:43:12 GMT

    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office on Monday released the names of two women, who were killed in a two-car head-on crash on Highway 2 over the weekend.

    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office on Monday released the names of two women, who were killed in a two-car head-on crash on Highway 2 over the weekend.

  • 3 Search & Rescue calls in Gallatin County, 3 leg injuries

    3 Search & Rescue calls in Gallatin County, 3 leg injuries

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:42:17 GMT

    Gallatin County Search and Rescue on Monday responded to three separate injury reports, in which all three people were sent to the hospital with leg injuries.  

    Gallatin County Search and Rescue on Monday responded to three separate injury reports, in which all three people were sent to the hospital with leg injuries.  

  • Firefighting costs top $324 million, FEMA grants fund five fires

    Firefighting costs top $324 million, FEMA grants fund five fires

    Monday, September 11 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-09-12 01:20:37 GMT

    The bill keeps growing for Montana's extreme fire season, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency will now help cover more costs.

    The bill keeps growing for Montana's extreme fire season, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency will now help cover more costs.

  • Boyfriend of slain Fargo woman says they are parents of baby

    Boyfriend of slain Fargo woman says they are parents of baby

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:00:39 GMT

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The boyfriend of slain Fargo woman Savanna Greywind says DNA tests have confirmed that he and Greywind are the parents of a newborn girl found in the apartment of two people charged in the case.

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The boyfriend of slain Fargo woman Savanna Greywind says DNA tests have confirmed that he and Greywind are the parents of a newborn girl found in the apartment of two people charged in the case.

  • A 16-year-old used Facebook to raise 2,000 dollars for firefighters

    A 16-year-old used Facebook to raise 2,000 dollars for firefighters

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:12:10 GMT

    Walsh traveled to Missoula today to give the money and gifts in person. 

    Walsh traveled to Missoula today to give the money and gifts in person. 

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Willard Alternative High School Program

    Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Willard Alternative High School Program

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-09-11 22:52:25 GMT

    Staff members gather to celebrate the reconstruction of Willard High School. 

    Staff members gather to celebrate the reconstruction of Willard High School. 

  • Bozeman school asks for public's input on new high school's design

    Bozeman school asks for public's input on new high school's design

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-09-11 22:37:17 GMT

    School officials have been pretty busy this summer working on the design and schematics of the new second high school that was voted through back in May. Bozeman school officials say the district projected the need for a second high school 10 years ago.

    School officials have been pretty busy this summer working on the design and schematics of the new second high school that was voted through back in May. Bozeman school officials say the district projected the need for a second high school 10 years ago.

  • Legislative committee hears concerns over Medicaid cuts

    Legislative committee hears concerns over Medicaid cuts

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-09-11 21:50:46 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana legislative committee heard concerns over a state health department proposal to reduce the rate at which it reimburses Medicaid providers and end some case management services.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana legislative committee heard concerns over a state health department proposal to reduce the rate at which it reimburses Medicaid providers and end some case management services.

  • Sapphire Complex Fires update

    Sapphire Complex Fires update

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-09-11 19:33:54 GMT
    Goat Creek Fire - Courtesy: NWSGoat Creek Fire - Courtesy: NWS

    Three fires comprise the Sapphire Complex: Little Hogback, Goat Creek, and Sliderock. The fires are burning in steep, rocky terrain between Rock Creek and Upper Willow Creek drainages. 

    Three fires comprise the Sapphire Complex: Little Hogback, Goat Creek, and Sliderock. The fires are burning in steep, rocky terrain between Rock Creek and Upper Willow Creek drainages. 

  • Grizzly bear mauls woman near Gardiner

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-09-11 19:27:53 GMT
    Grizzly BearGrizzly Bear

    A Montana woman is alive and being treated for injuries, after she mauled by a grizzly bear Saturday on a private ranch in the Tom Miner Basin north of Gardiner.

    A Montana woman is alive and being treated for injuries, after she mauled by a grizzly bear Saturday on a private ranch in the Tom Miner Basin north of Gardiner.

  • Scam email targeting business owners

    Scam email targeting business owners

    Monday, September 11 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-09-11 18:07:45 GMT

    They are designed to get the recipient to click on a link, which may be used to download malware that can infect the recipient’s computer, steal passwords, or hack a company’s records.

    They are designed to get the recipient to click on a link, which may be used to download malware that can infect the recipient’s computer, steal passwords, or hack a company’s records.

  • Officials ID victims of western Montana double homicide

    Officials ID victims of western Montana double homicide

    Monday, September 11 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-09-11 17:23:08 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Officials in western Montana have released the names of two people whose bodies were found in plastic tubs of chemicals in the basement of a Missoula residence.

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Officials in western Montana have released the names of two people whose bodies were found in plastic tubs of chemicals in the basement of a Missoula residence.

  • Lolo Peak Fire update

    Lolo Peak Fire update

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-09-11 16:34:09 GMT

    Fire was active on the west side. Crews continued to hold the fire line and monitor for spot fires. Helicopters assisted firefighters by dropping water on the western perimeter.

    Fire was active on the west side. Crews continued to hold the fire line and monitor for spot fires. Helicopters assisted firefighters by dropping water on the western perimeter.

  • FEMA sends resources to Highway 200 Complex, Moose Peak Fires

    FEMA sends resources to Highway 200 Complex, Moose Peak Fires

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-09-11 16:22:06 GMT

    FEMA is granting disaster assistance for the Highway 200 Complex and Moose Peak Fires in Sanders and Lincoln Counties.  Resources will be provided as a Fire Management Assistance Grant and make FEMA funding available for 75-percent of Montana's eligible firefighting costs. 

    FEMA is granting disaster assistance for the Highway 200 Complex and Moose Peak Fires in Sanders and Lincoln Counties.  Resources will be provided as a Fire Management Assistance Grant and make FEMA funding available for 75-percent of Montana's eligible firefighting costs. 

  • Lolo Peak Fire continues to burn

    Lolo Peak Fire continues to burn

    Sunday, September 10 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-09-11 00:35:22 GMT

    The Lolo Peak Fire continues to burn 50,476 acres. 

    The Lolo Peak Fire continues to burn 50,476 acres. 

  • Update: Rice Ridge Fire

    Update: Rice Ridge Fire

    Sunday, September 10 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-09-11 00:34:40 GMT

    The Rice Ridge Fire has grown to 132,732 acres and is currently only at 8% containment.

    The Rice Ridge Fire has grown to 132,732 acres and is currently only at 8% containment.

  • Rollover on Brooks and Roosevelt

    Rollover on Brooks and Roosevelt

    Sunday, September 10 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-09-11 00:24:52 GMT

    Sunday, late afternoon, Two vehicles crashed on Brooks and Roosevelt causing one car to rollover.

    Sunday, late afternoon, Two vehicles crashed on Brooks and Roosevelt causing one car to rollover.

  • Alice Creek Fire forces evacuations, highway closure

    Alice Creek Fire forces evacuations, highway closure

    Friday, September 8 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-09-09 02:15:31 GMT

    The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office on Friday evening issued mandatory evacuation orders for some people living near the Alice Creek Fire near Lincoln. 

    The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office on Friday evening issued mandatory evacuation orders for some people living near the Alice Creek Fire near Lincoln. 

  • Rice Ridge Fire still gaining ground

    Rice Ridge Fire still gaining ground

    Friday, September 8 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-09-09 01:23:09 GMT
    The Rice Ridge Fire shows no signs of slowing, charging down 122,843 acres and only five percent contained. ABCFOX Montana toured the fire line Friday to see what challenges this fire presents. With uneasy wind conditions and thunderstorms, removing fuels is key. Especially, when the fire this past Saturday was pushed north putting structures at risk in the Ovando area. However, fire crews have been through some hardships on fire lines with removing trees. "We are just sh...
    The Rice Ridge Fire shows no signs of slowing, charging down 122,843 acres and only five percent contained. ABCFOX Montana toured the fire line Friday to see what challenges this fire presents. With uneasy wind conditions and thunderstorms, removing fuels is key. Especially, when the fire this past Saturday was pushed north putting structures at risk in the Ovando area. However, fire crews have been through some hardships on fire lines with removing trees. "We are just sh...
  • Additional suspects identified in alleged baseball bat assault

    Additional suspects identified in alleged baseball bat assault

    Friday, September 8 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-09-08 23:08:43 GMT

    A 17-year-old male is in custody with the assault. 

    A 17-year-old male is in custody with the assault. 

  • Ravalli County fire updates

    Ravalli County fire updates

    Friday, September 8 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-09-08 22:54:50 GMT

    The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office reminded all residents affected by fires that red flag warnings are in place and critical fire weather is predicted for the weekend.  People in warning areas should be prepared to evacuate. 

    The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office reminded all residents affected by fires that red flag warnings are in place and critical fire weather is predicted for the weekend.  People in warning areas should be prepared to evacuate. 

  • AP Exclusive: Miami homeless removed against their will

    AP Exclusive: Miami homeless removed against their will

    Friday, September 8 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-09-08 21:01:18 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) - Of the 660,000 people facing mandatory evacuation orders in Miami, the city's homeless population is particularly difficult to move into shelters.

    MIAMI (AP) - Of the 660,000 people facing mandatory evacuation orders in Miami, the city's homeless population is particularly difficult to move into shelters.

  • Grant awarded to Bozeman firefighters

    Grant awarded to Bozeman firefighters

    Friday, September 8 2017 2:58 PM EDT2017-09-08 18:58:23 GMT
    Examples of different gear based on type of fireExamples of different gear based on type of fire

    FEMA is awarding Bozeman a grant of $58,680 to assist in purchasing protective clothing to wear while fighting wildland fires. The clothing and gear used by firefighters while handling structure fires aren't suited for wildland use.  

    FEMA is awarding Bozeman a grant of $58,680 to assist in purchasing protective clothing to wear while fighting wildland fires. The clothing and gear used by firefighters while handling structure fires aren't suited for wildland use.  

  • Seeley students continuing classes at Paws Up

    Seeley students continuing classes at Paws Up

    Friday, September 8 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-09-08 18:29:26 GMT
    Rice Ridge FireRice Ridge Fire

    Seeley Swan High School students will be continuing their stay at The Resort at Paws Up for the week of Sept. 11 - 14.

    Seeley Swan High School students will be continuing their stay at The Resort at Paws Up for the week of Sept. 11 - 14.

  • As fires continue to burn across Montana, so does the money that goes into fighting them

    As fires continue to burn across Montana, so does the money that goes into fighting them

    Friday, September 8 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-09-08 15:37:08 GMT

     The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation reports today that Montana fire costs for both Federal and Statewide budgets have exceeded more than $300 million. 

     The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation reports today that Montana fire costs for both Federal and Statewide budgets have exceeded more than $300 million. 

  • Rice Ridge evacuees 'grateful' to have a place to stay at Camp Paxson

    Rice Ridge evacuees 'grateful' to have a place to stay at Camp Paxson

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-09-08 03:58:02 GMT
    The Rice Ridge Fire burning east of Seeley Lake as of Thursday morning grows to 120,759 acres. It is only 5-percent contained, while and air quality conditions continue to remain "hazardous." It's news that residents living in the small tourist town are reluctant to hear, especially those who are still evacuated from their homes after more than a week. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall spoke with evacuees staying at Camp Paxson, who tell her they are hoping to sleep in the...
    The Rice Ridge Fire burning east of Seeley Lake as of Thursday morning grows to 120,759 acres. It is only 5-percent contained, while and air quality conditions continue to remain "hazardous." It's news that residents living in the small tourist town are reluctant to hear, especially those who are still evacuated from their homes after more than a week. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall spoke with evacuees staying at Camp Paxson, who tell her they are hoping to sleep in the...
  • Big Hole River closed due to drought

    Big Hole River closed due to drought

    Thursday, September 7 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-09-07 22:59:10 GMT

    The Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the mouth of the North Fork of the Big Hole River (Section I) will close entirely to fishing effective Friday, Sept.8. .

    The Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the mouth of the North Fork of the Big Hole River (Section I) will close entirely to fishing effective Friday, Sept.8. .

  • Nez Perce Road evacuations revoked, Meyes Fire evacuation remains

    Nez Perce Road evacuations revoked, Meyes Fire evacuation remains

    Thursday, September 7 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-09-07 22:28:15 GMT

    Sheriff Steve Holton was happy to say that the Evacuation Warnings due to the Nelson Creek Fire for residents on Nez Perce Road have been rescinded. 

    Sheriff Steve Holton was happy to say that the Evacuation Warnings due to the Nelson Creek Fire for residents on Nez Perce Road have been rescinded. 

  • Montana asks FEMA head to ease wildfire assistance requests

    Montana asks FEMA head to ease wildfire assistance requests

    Thursday, September 7 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-09-07 21:51:31 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is asking the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make it easier for the state to request wildfire assistance.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is asking the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make it easier for the state to request wildfire assistance.

  • Hay donated to fire victims may contain noxious weeds

    Hay donated to fire victims may contain noxious weeds

    Thursday, September 7 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-09-07 19:50:17 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Department of Agriculture is asking ranchers who received donated hay after a large fire or ongoing drought to keep an eye out for noxious weeds.

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Department of Agriculture is asking ranchers who received donated hay after a large fire or ongoing drought to keep an eye out for noxious weeds.

  • Smoke chokes Montana, but dampens Glacier National Park fire

    Smoke chokes Montana, but dampens Glacier National Park fire

    Thursday, September 7 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-09-07 19:47:46 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Thick wildfire smoke may be choking residents across western Montana, but it's also helping to keep one fire burning in Glacier National Park in check.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Thick wildfire smoke may be choking residents across western Montana, but it's also helping to keep one fire burning in Glacier National Park in check.

  • Montana's current wildfire season to rank among the worst for air quality

    Montana's current wildfire season to rank among the worst for air quality

    Thursday, September 7 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-09-07 04:17:24 GMT

    This wildfire season is far from over, but already we've seen more than 61 days of unhealthy air quality and more than 30 days of very unhealthy and hazardous air quality. 

    This wildfire season is far from over, but already we've seen more than 61 days of unhealthy air quality and more than 30 days of very unhealthy and hazardous air quality. 

  • Air gauges struggle with extreme wildfire smoke

    Air gauges struggle with extreme wildfire smoke

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-09-07 01:47:40 GMT

    Air quality gauges in Missoula are beginning to have some malfunction problems...

    Air quality gauges in Missoula are beginning to have some malfunction problems...

  • Air filters installed in MT schools amid wildfire smoke concerns

    Air filters installed in MT schools amid wildfire smoke concerns

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-09-07 01:32:09 GMT
    Smokey air continues to be an issue in Montana. In fact, schools around the Lolo Peak Fire are taking precautions to help keep kids safe from the wildfire smoke. The Florence-Carlton School District is doing everything they can to keep kids away from unhealthy air. The school district so far has installed about 15 filters into classrooms, libraries and music rooms inside the elementary school.  Some filters were donated and others were purchased by the school and nearby loca...
    Smokey air continues to be an issue in Montana. In fact, schools around the Lolo Peak Fire are taking precautions to help keep kids safe from the wildfire smoke. The Florence-Carlton School District is doing everything they can to keep kids away from unhealthy air. The school district so far has installed about 15 filters into classrooms, libraries and music rooms inside the elementary school.  Some filters were donated and others were purchased by the school and nearby loca...
  • Is an extreme fire season the 'new normal' in Montana?

    Is an extreme fire season the 'new normal' in Montana?

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-09-07 01:12:17 GMT

    More than 1,000,000 acres have burned this summer, in what is proving to be one of the most ferocious seasons in Montana’s history.

    More than 1,000,000 acres have burned this summer, in what is proving to be one of the most ferocious seasons in Montana’s history.

  • Preventative measures taken to protect Lake McDonald Lodge from the Sprague Fire

    Preventative measures taken to protect Lake McDonald Lodge from the Sprague Fire

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-09-06 23:16:11 GMT

    With the fire being so close to the lodge structural protection specialists have been hired to take preventative measures for the building.

    With the fire being so close to the lodge structural protection specialists have been hired to take preventative measures for the building.

  • The Latest: Trump calls estate tax a 'tremendous burden'

    The Latest: Trump calls estate tax a 'tremendous burden'

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-09-06 21:43:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and Congress (all times EDT): President Donald Trump is calling for the end of what he's dubbed the "death tax," calling it a "tremendous burden" for family farmers and other businesses.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and Congress (all times EDT): President Donald Trump is calling for the end of what he's dubbed the "death tax," calling it a "tremendous burden" for family farmers and other businesses.

  • University of Montana names 4 finalists for president

    University of Montana names 4 finalists for president

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-09-06 21:42:35 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Four finalists for the position of president of the University of Montana have been invited to Missoula for on-campus interviews later this month.

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Four finalists for the position of president of the University of Montana have been invited to Missoula for on-campus interviews later this month.

  • 15 states sue Trump on rollback of immigrant protections

    15 states sue Trump on rollback of immigrant protections

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-09-06 18:59:08 GMT

    Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit in New York challenging President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

    Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit in New York challenging President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

  • Ravalli County fire updates

    Ravalli County fire updates

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-09-06 18:44:59 GMT

    Lolo Peak Fire: Sheriff Steve Holton said that due to the continued good work by Doug Turman's Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team, the Evacuation Warnings from the north side of Tie Chute Lane north to West County Line Road have been rescinded and all residents can repopulate the area with no warnings or orders in effect.  

    Lolo Peak Fire: Sheriff Steve Holton said that due to the continued good work by Doug Turman's Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team, the Evacuation Warnings from the north side of Tie Chute Lane north to West County Line Road have been rescinded and all residents can repopulate the area with no warnings or orders in effect.  

  • Evacuation orders lifted on some Montana fires

    Evacuation orders lifted on some Montana fires

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-09-06 15:50:14 GMT

    SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires burning in Montana (all times local): Evacuation orders have been lifted on some Montana fires, but some residents who returned home are being warned to prepare to leave again, if needed.

    SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires burning in Montana (all times local): Evacuation orders have been lifted on some Montana fires, but some residents who returned home are being warned to prepare to leave again, if needed.

  • Health officials concerned about long term exposure to fire smoke

    Health officials concerned about long term exposure to fire smoke

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-09-06 01:20:21 GMT

    With more than a month of unhealthy air health officials at Missoula City-County Health Department said they are becoming concerned about the consequences of long-term exposure to fire smoke.  

    With more than a month of unhealthy air health officials at Missoula City-County Health Department said they are becoming concerned about the consequences of long-term exposure to fire smoke.  

  • Missoula County fire evacuation updates

    Missoula County fire evacuation updates

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-09-06 01:19:28 GMT

    Rice Ridge Fire: Missoula County Sheriff McDermott announced on Tuesday that evacuation ORDERS are being downgraded to evacuation WARNINGS in Zone 1, which affects approximately 429 homes.

    Rice Ridge Fire: Missoula County Sheriff McDermott announced on Tuesday that evacuation ORDERS are being downgraded to evacuation WARNINGS in Zone 1, which affects approximately 429 homes.

  • Grizzly bear mauls bow hunter in southwestern Montana

    Grizzly bear mauls bow hunter in southwestern Montana

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:50:25 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A grizzly bear mauled a bow hunter in southwestern Montana, slashing a 16-inch cut in his head that required 90 stitches to close. Tom Sommer said he and a hunting partner startled a bear feeding on an elk carcass Monday morning.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A grizzly bear mauled a bow hunter in southwestern Montana, slashing a 16-inch cut in his head that required 90 stitches to close. Tom Sommer said he and a hunting partner startled a bear feeding on an elk carcass Monday morning.

  • Tech firms slam Trump for ending immigrant protections

    Tech firms slam Trump for ending immigrant protections

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:22:01 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Technology companies are criticizing the Trump administration for its plan to undo protections for young immigrants.

    NEW YORK (AP) - Technology companies are criticizing the Trump administration for its plan to undo protections for young immigrants.

  • Long a 'Dreamer' critic, Sessions announces program's demise

    Long a 'Dreamer' critic, Sessions announces program's demise

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-09-05 21:23:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump scrapped a program benefiting young people who entered the U.S. illegally as children but left the announcement to a member of his Cabinet who had long railed against it.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump scrapped a program benefiting young people who entered the U.S. illegally as children but left the announcement to a member of his Cabinet who had long railed against it.

  • Montana governor touts low unemployment in economic report

    Montana governor touts low unemployment in economic report

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-05 21:16:17 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is touting the state's low unemployment rate as his administration releases its annual Labor Day report on the economy.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is touting the state's low unemployment rate as his administration releases its annual Labor Day report on the economy.

  • Governor settles campaign reporting violations

    Governor settles campaign reporting violations

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-09-05 21:10:50 GMT
    Montana Gov. BullockMontana Gov. Bullock

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and his re-election campaign have agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to settle a complaint that he did not timely file expense reports stemming from his use of a state airplane for campaign purposes.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and his re-election campaign have agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to settle a complaint that he did not timely file expense reports stemming from his use of a state airplane for campaign purposes.

  • Salish Kootenai College students tour MSU labs to explore graduate education

    Salish Kootenai College students tour MSU labs to explore graduate education

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-09-05 20:58:48 GMT
    Students at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo toured MSU science labsStudents at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo toured MSU science labs

    More than a dozen students from Salish Kootenai College in Pablo recently visited Montana State University to learn more about graduate school education and opportunities through lab and research tours provided by two of the university’s leading scientists. 

    More than a dozen students from Salish Kootenai College in Pablo recently visited Montana State University to learn more about graduate school education and opportunities through lab and research tours provided by two of the university’s leading scientists. 

  • The Latest: Wind-driven wildfires destroy homes in Montana

    The Latest: Wind-driven wildfires destroy homes in Montana

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-09-05 18:44:44 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on Montana's (all times local): Wind-driven wildfires have destroyed more homes in northwestern and central Montana. The Missoulian reports that at least 10 homes and 30 other buildings in an Amish community near the Canadian border were burned on Saturday.

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on Montana's (all times local): Wind-driven wildfires have destroyed more homes in northwestern and central Montana. The Missoulian reports that at least 10 homes and 30 other buildings in an Amish community near the Canadian border were burned on Saturday.

  • Ravalli County fire evacuation updates

    Ravalli County fire evacuation updates

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-09-05 18:33:36 GMT

    Lolo Peak Fire: Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said that residents of the Evacuation Order area between Bass Creek Road and Hannaford Ave are able to re-populate those neighborhoods under an evacuation warning status. 

    Lolo Peak Fire: Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said that residents of the Evacuation Order area between Bass Creek Road and Hannaford Ave are able to re-populate those neighborhoods under an evacuation warning status. 

  • Caribou Fire hits Amish community

    Caribou Fire hits Amish community

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-09-05 18:09:11 GMT
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    The Caribou Fire, burning near Eureka in Lincoln County, has now grown to more than 17,000 acres. Over the weekend the fire forced evacuation orders for more than 100 residents in the West Kootenai area. According to the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office, the fire destroyed 40 buildings in a local Amish community. Among those buildings, ten private homes, and at least thirty other structures. In light of the evacuations and destruction, the Red Cross Shelter in Eureka is now re-opened.

    The Caribou Fire, burning near Eureka in Lincoln County, has now grown to more than 17,000 acres. Over the weekend the fire forced evacuation orders for more than 100 residents in the West Kootenai area. According to the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office, the fire destroyed 40 buildings in a local Amish community. Among those buildings, ten private homes, and at least thirty other structures. In light of the evacuations and destruction, the Red Cross Shelter in Eureka is now re-opened.

  • Grizzly Sports Report, 9-4-17

    Grizzly Sports Report, 9-4-17

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-09-05 04:14:50 GMT
    The Montana Grizzlies get the 45-23 win over Valpo. Coach Stitt, WR Jerry Louie-McGhee join Shaun Rainey to break down the victory. Riley Corcoran also joins the show for the "call of the game" and Ben Wineman updates us on the other fall sports at UM.
    The Montana Grizzlies get the 45-23 win over Valpo. Coach Stitt, WR Jerry Louie-McGhee join Shaun Rainey to break down the victory. Riley Corcoran also joins the show for the "call of the game" and Ben Wineman updates us on the other fall sports at UM.
  • Bobcat Sports Report: Washington State

    Bobcat Sports Report: Washington State

    Monday, September 4 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-09-05 00:00:43 GMT
    Breaking down the Bobcats 31-0 loss at Washington State. Jay Sanderson talks with head coach Jeff Choate. Kyle Sherman sits down with sophomore quarterback Chris Murray. The premiere of Big Cats, Little Trucks with Matt Brownlow. Plus, the Bobcat Breakdown featuring sophomore wide receiver Kevin Kassis.
    Breaking down the Bobcats 31-0 loss at Washington State. Jay Sanderson talks with head coach Jeff Choate. Kyle Sherman sits down with sophomore quarterback Chris Murray. The premiere of Big Cats, Little Trucks with Matt Brownlow. Plus, the Bobcat Breakdown featuring sophomore wide receiver Kevin Kassis.
  • Young immigrants prepare for worst if Trump ends protections

    Young immigrants prepare for worst if Trump ends protections

    Monday, September 4 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-09-04 20:58:54 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) - Young immigrants shielded from deportation by a program that President Donald Trump is expected to end are battling to keep those protections while preparing for the worst.

    PHOENIX (AP) - Young immigrants shielded from deportation by a program that President Donald Trump is expected to end are battling to keep those protections while preparing for the worst.

  • Ravalli County evacuations, warnings remain unchanged

    Ravalli County evacuations, warnings remain unchanged

    Monday, September 4 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-04 20:49:52 GMT

    Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton stated the evacuation orders and warnings remain unchanged for all fires in Ravalli County. 

    Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton stated the evacuation orders and warnings remain unchanged for all fires in Ravalli County. 

  • The Latest: Trump supports more powerful missiles for SKorea

    The Latest: Trump supports more powerful missiles for SKorea

    Monday, September 4 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-09-04 20:44:09 GMT

    The White House says President Donald Trump has told South Korean President Moon Jae-In that he supports the country's push to lift restrictions on its missile payload capabilities.

    The White House says President Donald Trump has told South Korean President Moon Jae-In that he supports the country's push to lift restrictions on its missile payload capabilities.

  • The Latest: Fires threaten national park's icons

    The Latest: Fires threaten national park's icons

    Monday, September 4 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-09-04 20:07:33 GMT

    Winds are pushing wildfires burning around two crown jewels of the National Park Service toward the doorstep of a century-old lodge and into an ancient grove of sequoias.

    Winds are pushing wildfires burning around two crown jewels of the National Park Service toward the doorstep of a century-old lodge and into an ancient grove of sequoias.

  • Trump tax tour heads to friendly turf in North Dakota

    Trump tax tour heads to friendly turf in North Dakota

    Monday, September 4 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-09-04 17:15:50 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Donald Trump will be on friendly turf when he brings his tax reform tour to North Dakota this week. It's a deep-red state he carried by 36 points last year.

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Donald Trump will be on friendly turf when he brings his tax reform tour to North Dakota this week. It's a deep-red state he carried by 36 points last year.

  • More evacuations ordered in central Montana fire

    More evacuations ordered in central Montana fire

    Monday, September 4 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-09-04 15:51:40 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A cold front packing high wind gusts has caused fires burning across Montana to spread and forced more evacuations of homes.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A cold front packing high wind gusts has caused fires burning across Montana to spread and forced more evacuations of homes.

  • Teens need to be getting at least 8-10 hours of sleep a night

    Teens need to be getting at least 8-10 hours of sleep a night

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:28 AM EDT2017-09-25 10:28:07 GMT

    Sleep is an important part of life, but are teenagers getting enough of it? 

    Sleep is an important part of life, but are teenagers getting enough of it? 

  • How to tackle your debt before it consumes you

    How to tackle your debt before it consumes you

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-09-25 10:23:34 GMT

    Being in debt is something that can loom over you. 

    Being in debt is something that can loom over you. 

  • Griz can't hold second half lead, lose to EWU 48-41

    Griz can't hold second half lead, lose to EWU 48-41

    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:05 AM EDT2017-09-24 05:05:05 GMT

    Things were looking great going into halftime for the Montana Grizzlies. Up 24-6 on the number 11th ranked Eastern Washington Eagles, the Griz were feeling good. 

    Things were looking great going into halftime for the Montana Grizzlies. Up 24-6 on the number 11th ranked Eastern Washington Eagles, the Griz were feeling good. 

  • The 8th annual Fix Up Festival kicks off this weekend

    The 8th annual Fix Up Festival kicks off this weekend

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-09-22 10:30:46 GMT

    This weekend is the eighth annual Fix Up Festival. This annual Festival is put on by Bozeman Sunrise Rotary. The Fix Up Festival brings together hundreds of volunteers to help improve the lives of our less fortunate neighbors.                                            ...

    This weekend is the eighth annual Fix Up Festival. This annual Festival is put on by Bozeman Sunrise Rotary. The Fix Up Festival brings together hundreds of volunteers to help improve the lives of our less fortunate neighbors.                                            ...

  • Preparing your car for winter driving

    Preparing your car for winter driving

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:16 AM EDT2017-09-22 10:16:51 GMT

    It may only be September, but winter is already well on its way. 

    It may only be September, but winter is already well on its way. 

  • Flathead school threat involved shooting

    Flathead school threat involved shooting

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:08:22 GMT

    The Whitefish School District is finally releasing details about the specific nature of these threats and the reason they're confident students will be safe in school Tuesday.

    The Whitefish School District is finally releasing details about the specific nature of these threats and the reason they're confident students will be safe in school Tuesday.

  • A costly win for Montana, beat Savannah State 56-3

    A costly win for Montana, beat Savannah State 56-3

    Saturday, September 16 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-09-16 23:44:25 GMT

    A win is a win, but the Montana Grizzlies (2-1) suffered a loss alongside of their 56-3 drubbing of Savannah State (0-3) Saturday in Missoula.  Early in the second quarter, with Montana up 14-0 already, senior quarterback Reese Phillips was taken to the ground on a scramble play inside the pocket. He could not get up, laying on his stomach as his leg was turned almost 90 degrees the other way. Phillips was on the ground for minutes, trainers and head coach Bob Stitt attendi...

    A win is a win, but the Montana Grizzlies (2-1) suffered a loss alongside of their 56-3 drubbing of Savannah State (0-3) Saturday in Missoula.  Early in the second quarter, with Montana up 14-0 already, senior quarterback Reese Phillips was taken to the ground on a scramble play inside the pocket. He could not get up, laying on his stomach as his leg was turned almost 90 degrees the other way. Phillips was on the ground for minutes, trainers and head coach Bob Stitt attendi...

  • Judge enters not guilty plea in deputy's death

    Judge enters not guilty plea in deputy's death

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:04:10 GMT

    Lloyd Barrus appeared in court to enter a plea in the shooting death of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore. 

    Lloyd Barrus appeared in court to enter a plea in the shooting death of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore. 

  • Flathead County schools cancel extracurricular activities

    Flathead County schools cancel extracurricular activities

    Friday, September 15 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-09-15 17:45:33 GMT

    Flathead County Schools has informed students and parents that they're canceling all activities Friday and over the weekend due to digital threats targeting Montana schools. 

    Flathead County Schools has informed students and parents that they're canceling all activities Friday and over the weekend due to digital threats targeting Montana schools. 

  • Law enforcement conducting interviews regarding school threats

    Law enforcement conducting interviews regarding school threats

    Thursday, September 14 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-09-14 17:56:46 GMT

    Flathead Valley law enforcement and the FBI are investigating several threats made against Montana schools. Texts and emails came in Wednesday, first to Columbia Falls schools before spreading to other schools throughout the night and into Thursday morning.  T

    Flathead Valley law enforcement and the FBI are investigating several threats made against Montana schools. Texts and emails came in Wednesday, first to Columbia Falls schools before spreading to other schools throughout the night and into Thursday morning.  T

  • Renovations are underway on the Rainbow Motel in Bozeman

    Renovations are underway on the Rainbow Motel in Bozeman

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:22 AM EDT2017-09-13 13:22:02 GMT

    The longstanding Rainbow Motel in Bozeman is undergoing a massive renovation. 

    The longstanding Rainbow Motel in Bozeman is undergoing a massive renovation. 

  • Bozeman police send out warning for uptick in Opioid use, specifically Fentanyl

    Bozeman police send out warning for uptick in Opioid use, specifically Fentanyl

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:13 AM EDT2017-09-12 10:13:00 GMT

    Right now concerns are mounting when it comes to opioid deaths in the United States, jumping 533-percent since 2002. The Bozeman Police Deparment says their biggest concern in this epidemic is fentanyl. 

    Right now concerns are mounting when it comes to opioid deaths in the United States, jumping 533-percent since 2002. The Bozeman Police Deparment says their biggest concern in this epidemic is fentanyl. 

  • Alternative communication, how to get in contact with people affected by Irma

    Alternative communication, how to get in contact with people affected by Irma

    Monday, September 11 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-09-11 18:23:32 GMT

    Hurricane Irma touched down Sunday and showed its muscle. The Hurricane has been downgraded to a hurricane one, but the aftermath still looms.  So, what if you have loved ones in the area and can’t reach them? 

    Hurricane Irma touched down Sunday and showed its muscle. The Hurricane has been downgraded to a hurricane one, but the aftermath still looms.  So, what if you have loved ones in the area and can’t reach them? 

  • Washington outclasses Montana 63-7

    Saturday, September 9 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-09-10 03:21:24 GMT
    The Montana Grizzlies (1-1) dropped their first game of the season 63-7 against the Washington Huskies (2-0) on Saturday night in Seattle.  The number 8th ranked Huskies started fast, and never looked back as they cruised to their second win of the season. UW quarterback Jake Browning only threw four incompletions, going 22-26 with 259 yards and two scores, both thrown to Bozeman native and former Montana Gatorade Player of the Year Will Dissly. Browning also ran for one sc...
    The Montana Grizzlies (1-1) dropped their first game of the season 63-7 against the Washington Huskies (2-0) on Saturday night in Seattle.  The number 8th ranked Huskies started fast, and never looked back as they cruised to their second win of the season. UW quarterback Jake Browning only threw four incompletions, going 22-26 with 259 yards and two scores, both thrown to Bozeman native and former Montana Gatorade Player of the Year Will Dissly. Browning also ran for one sc...
  • Thousands raised in #MontanaStrong donation drive

    Thousands raised in #MontanaStrong donation drive

    Friday, September 8 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-09-08 22:19:59 GMT

    On Thursday, the organizations we were supporting collected more than $9,000.

    On Thursday, the organizations we were supporting collected more than $9,000.

  • Bobcat football is back! Tailgating rules and where to park

    Bobcat football is back! Tailgating rules and where to park

    Friday, September 8 2017 8:39 AM EDT2017-09-08 12:39:48 GMT

    Montana state football is back! 

    Montana state football is back! 

  • #MontanaStrong Donation Drive

    #MontanaStrong Donation Drive

    Thursday, September 7 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-09-07 16:39:28 GMT

    ABC FOX Montana, KFBB News and KULR-8 News have joined forces to help fire victims and the firefighters who are on the front lines. 

    ABC FOX Montana, KFBB News and KULR-8 News have joined forces to help fire victims and the firefighters who are on the front lines. 

  • Difference between Predatory and Defensive, how to protect yourself from a bear attack

    Difference between Predatory and Defensive, how to protect yourself from a bear attack

    Thursday, September 7 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-09-07 12:05:12 GMT

    The question people are always asking living in a state like Montana, how do you protect yourself from a bear attack? 

    The question people are always asking living in a state like Montana, how do you protect yourself from a bear attack? 

  • Farmers are suffering from one of the worst droughts in years

    Farmers are suffering from one of the worst droughts in years

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-09-06 13:23:24 GMT

    The state of Montana is currently in a terrible drought. 

    The state of Montana is currently in a terrible drought. 

  • Frequent breathing is one way to avoid burnout at work

    Frequent breathing is one way to avoid burnout at work

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 8:49 AM EDT2017-09-06 12:49:54 GMT

    With summer officially over, it can be extremely easy to tire yourself out when at work. According to the New York Times, in a nationwide survey, 50 percent of respondents are consistently exhausted because of work. 

    With summer officially over, it can be extremely easy to tire yourself out when at work. According to the New York Times, in a nationwide survey, 50 percent of respondents are consistently exhausted because of work. 

  • Classes for Seeley-Swan students start at Paws Up Resort today

    Classes for Seeley-Swan students start at Paws Up Resort today

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-09-05 14:13:14 GMT

    The temporary location change is due to the Rice Ridge Fire burning near Seeley Lake. Seeley-Swan High School sits in the evacuation order zone of the fire. 

    The temporary location change is due to the Rice Ridge Fire burning near Seeley Lake. Seeley-Swan High School sits in the evacuation order zone of the fire. 

  • Hacked on Social Media? This is how you know and what to do

    Hacked on Social Media? This is how you know and what to do

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:12 AM EDT2017-09-05 10:12:24 GMT

    The popular social media platform Instagram has more than 700 million active users, but recently six million of those users have been hacked.

    The popular social media platform Instagram has more than 700 million active users, but recently six million of those users have been hacked.

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