Tuesday, August 04, 2020


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Updated 2 hours, 39 minutes ago

Managers say Magpie blaze 62% contained

It was mostly good news for the approximately 20 local residents who attended the Magpie Rock Fire manager’s mee...

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago
Big Horn County reports confirmed coronavirus cases in jail

Health officials in southern Montana have reported about 30 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, including several inmates at the Big Horn County jail

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago
COVID-19 leads to changes in fire camps, community briefings

COVID-19 is leading to several changes for wildland firefighters and the communities where they're working

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago
Retired physics teacher harnesses old-time energy source

Faced with hours of newfound free time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakeside retired physics teacher Don Bumgarner decided to take a step back in time. Want...

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago
Grizzly Council report nearly complete

After nearly 10 months and more than a dozen public meetings, Montana’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council is on the cusp of solidifying recommendations about how to handle the state’s swelling grizzly bear population.

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago
Woman with ‘boiling blood’ asks for shaman

A woman described as being “higher than a kite” was reportedly told to check out of a motel and leave, but hadn’t. The flighty woman allegedly called Kalispell Police Department and told them her “blood was boili...

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago
State says Montana rental assistance program largely unused

Montana set aside $50 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to help people make their rent or mortgage payments during the economic upheaval caused b...

Updated 2 days, 16 hours ago
Firefighters on Magpie blaze challenged by scorching heat

Fire officials on Saturday said efforts to contain a wildfire on the Flathead Reservation near Dixon have been challenging due to near-record heat and dry conditions.

Updated 3 days, 2 hours ago
Minnesota man pleads guilty to 2019 DUI homicide

A Minnesota man accused of driving drunk and killing two Flathead Valley women last summer will plead guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide.

Updated 3 days, 2 hours ago
FREEFLOW club leader earns Excellence in Education Award

As a field scientist, Eric Sawtelle appreciates the lessons that come from getting your hands dirty.

Updated 3 days, 2 hours ago
Man pleads not guilty to vehicular assault

A Flathead Valley man pleaded not guilty to negligent vehicular assault and criminal child endangerment Thursday in Flathead County District Court.

Updated 3 days, 2 hours ago
Assisted-living center planned at defunct Libby school

The Lincoln County commissioners provided a letter of support for the Asa Wood Elementary School redevelopment proposal during their July 22 meeting.

Updated 3 days, 2 hours ago
Intruder stops short of panty raid

The Kalispell Police Department received a call that someone tripped an alarm at a lingerie store. The intruder apparently left a note that said they walked in, saw the business was empty and left.

Updated 3 days, 11 hours ago
Man dies in crash near Olney

A 30-year-old Eureka man died early Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash near Olney.

Updated 3 days, 11 hours ago
Magpie Rock Fire grows, Horseshoe 60% contained

It was a mixed bag of news for two wildfires burning on tribal land in Northwest Montana.

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
US officials seek limits on "habitat" for imperiled species

The Trump administration is proposing to define what land and water can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals _ potentially excluding are...