GREAT FALLS - Judge John Parker is headed back to work this week just over week after he landed himself in the hospital with severe frostbite.
Parker, who went missing after looking for his dog, will work half days at the Cascade County Courthouse doing research and legal work while he continues to recover.
As for his dog Duchess, Parker tells KFBB she is acclimating very well to the family and hasn't left Parker's side. The family decided Duchess needed a new name after her winter week long adventure and now they're calling her Elsa.
UPDATE: Cascade County District Judge John Parker's dog has been found safe and is home.
According to Sheriff Jesse Slaughter a neighbor found the dog in the vicinity of where she went missing and is in good condition.
Believe it or not she was found exactly a week after Judge Parker himself was found, almost to the hour.
Slaughter says Judge Parker would like to thank the community for all of their support during this time.
UPDATE: Cascade County District Judge John Parker has been discharged from Benefis and is resting at home comfortably.
Sadly, his dog is still missing.
If you have any information regarding its whereabouts, you're asked to call the Cascade County Sheriff's Office at (406) 454-6820.
UPDATE: Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter says Judge John Parker is awake and alert. He couldn't go into too much detail on Parker's condition, but did say he was stable condition. Slaughter also said Parker wasn't walking his dog when he went missing as originally reported. He says Parker had lost his new dog that he had brought home from the pound and was out looking for it when he ran into problems with the weather. We're told Parker's dog is still missing. If you spot it, please call the Cascade County Sheriff's Office at (406) 454-6820.
UPDATE - A helicopter from Malmstrom Air Force Base found Parker. They picked him up and immediately flew him to Benefis Hospital. Sheriff Slaughter is on his way to the hospital and we'll get more information as it becomes available.
UPDATE - Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter confirms with KFBB Cascade County District Court Judge John Parker has been found alive.
There has been no information on any injuries he may have sustained. We do know Mercy Flight was sent out to the area and an ambulance was waiting near the incident command post on Missouri Bend Rd.
UPDATE - Sheriff Jesse Slaughter has asked for help from Malmstrom AFB 40th Helicopter Squadron in the search for District Court Judge John Parker. Crews have been looking for Parker since 3:30 this afternoon.
Slaughter said, "We've already hit the main roads and everything to start and now we're widening out our search and we're getting more resources. We're getting snowmobiles and ATVs in here at this time."
We are told Parker was wearing a grey suit and boots while walking his dog.
UPDATE - Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter has confirmed with KFBB the missing man is Cascade County District Court Judge John Parker.
UPDATE - Officers on the scene tell KFBB a man was looking for his dog outside around 2 pm and hasn't been seen since. It was reported that he was not dressed for the weather.
Cascade County Sheriff's Office is leading the search and is using snowmobiles to help locate the man.
We have a reporter on scene and will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
GREAT FALLS- Scanner traffic indicates Search and Rescue are searching for a snowmobiler that disappeared in the snow right off of Fox Farm Road on Missouri Bend Road. A reporter is on the way. We will update you as this story develops.