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  • Protest in Bozeman after Trump says he trusts Putin over U.S. intelligence

    Protest in Bozeman after Trump says he trusts Putin over U.S. intelligence

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:49:48 GMT

    Bozeman resident Rae English says it was jarring seeing President Trump stand beside the leader of Russia and seemingly dismiss U.S. intelligence. So jarring, it compelled her to organize an impromptu protest in Bozeman.

    Bozeman resident Rae English says it was jarring seeing President Trump stand beside the leader of Russia and seemingly dismiss U.S. intelligence. So jarring, it compelled her to organize an impromptu protest in Bozeman.

  • Crews fighting lightning-caused fire in Northwest Montana

    Crews fighting lightning-caused fire in Northwest Montana

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:09:02 GMT

    80 firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire in the Kootenai National Forest. 

    80 firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire in the Kootenai National Forest. 

  • Police say Jermain Charlo disappearance could be kidnapping

    Police say Jermain Charlo disappearance could be kidnapping

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:02:48 GMT

    MISSOULA - Police released new information and new photos showing what Jermain Charlo was wearing before she disappeared on June 16 in Missoula. Det. Guy A. Baker said Tuesday that police are still searching for the woman, who was last seen near downtown Missoula late that Saturday night. 

    MISSOULA - Police released new information and new photos showing what Jermain Charlo was wearing before she disappeared on June 16 in Missoula. Det. Guy A. Baker said Tuesday that police are still searching for the woman, who was last seen near downtown Missoula late that Saturday night. 

  • Four heroin arrests made in Bozeman, 156 grams seized

    Four heroin arrests made in Bozeman, 156 grams seized

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-07-17 21:34:34 GMT

    Monday was a busy day for heroin busts in Bozeman, as four people in two cases were arrested for possessing the highly addictive drug.

    Monday was a busy day for heroin busts in Bozeman, as four people in two cases were arrested for possessing the highly addictive drug.

  • Many Missoula neighborhoods are missing sidewalks

    Many Missoula neighborhoods are missing sidewalks

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:28:30 GMT

    Residents in the North and West side of Missoula are missing sidewalks. At the current budget, city officials say it would take 80 to 100 years to complete. 

    Residents in the North and West side of Missoula are missing sidewalks. At the current budget, city officials say it would take 80 to 100 years to complete. 

  • Crews respond to wildland fires, urge caution in Western Montana

    Crews respond to wildland fires, urge caution in Western Montana

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:09:39 GMT
    Frenctown Rural Fire DistrictFrenctown Rural Fire District
    Frenctown Rural Fire DistrictFrenctown Rural Fire District

    Two different fire agencies were called to separate wildland fires in Western Montana, Monday. Both are now urging caution as fire danger increases in the region.

    Two different fire agencies were called to separate wildland fires in Western Montana, Monday. Both are now urging caution as fire danger increases in the region.

  • UPDATE: Vice President Pence coming to Billings, campaigning for Rosendale

    UPDATE: Vice President Pence coming to Billings, campaigning for Rosendale

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:36:36 GMT

    The Vice President will campaign for Senate candidate Matt Rosendale at 9:30 AM at the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark.

    The doors will open at 7:30 AM

    The Vice President will campaign for Senate candidate Matt Rosendale at 9:30 AM at the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark.

    The doors will open at 7:30 AM

  • 7,000 stolen dog tags

    7,000 stolen dog tags

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:17:00 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

    GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

  • Bullock appointed chairman, will lead National Governors Association

    Bullock appointed chairman, will lead National Governors Association

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:29:50 GMT
    The National Governors Association gavel will soon be passed to Governor Steve Bullock. He is set to take the lead position as chairman. The NGA is a bipartisan organization made up of many United States governors. Through the organization, the governors share best practices, speak about national policies and develop innovative solutions. Governor Bullock has served as vice-chair for the last year.  In a few days, he will will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the NGA  s...
    The National Governors Association gavel will soon be passed to Governor Steve Bullock. He is set to take the lead position as chairman. The NGA is a bipartisan organization made up of many United States governors. Through the organization, the governors share best practices, speak about national policies and develop innovative solutions. Governor Bullock has served as vice-chair for the last year.  In a few days, he will will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the NGA  s...
  • No special session, republicans fail to get enough votes

    No special session, republicans fail to get enough votes

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:25:46 GMT
    The votes are in. Despite many republican's efforts, there will not be a special session of the legislature.   Secretary of State Corey Stapleton reports that 45 lawmakers supported the session, while 71 rejected it. GOP  lawmakers were looking to counter two proposed citizen ballot initiatives. They needed 76 yes votes.   Senate President Scott Sales says he's not surprised they didn't get enough signatures, because in his words-- it was a heavy lift. However, he say...
    The votes are in. Despite many republican's efforts, there will not be a special session of the legislature.   Secretary of State Corey Stapleton reports that 45 lawmakers supported the session, while 71 rejected it. GOP  lawmakers were looking to counter two proposed citizen ballot initiatives. They needed 76 yes votes.   Senate President Scott Sales says he's not surprised they didn't get enough signatures, because in his words-- it was a heavy lift. However, he say...
  • Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

    Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:22:05 GMT

    The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

    The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

  • Man charged with poaching three bull elk, one mule deer buck, and two antelope bucks

    Man charged with poaching three bull elk, one mule deer buck, and two antelope bucks

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:11:38 GMT

    22-year-old Brandon Schuhen of Yellowstone County has been charged with 5 felony counts of unlawful possession, shipping, or transportation of trophy big game animal.  A Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) investigation showed on October 6, 2017, FWP Game Warden Conner Langel received a call of a decapitated bull elk on a property just off Sarpy Creek Road. FWP released a press release seeking information from the public. According to court documents, on October 15...

    22-year-old Brandon Schuhen of Yellowstone County has been charged with 5 felony counts of unlawful possession, shipping, or transportation of trophy big game animal.  A Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) investigation showed on October 6, 2017, FWP Game Warden Conner Langel received a call of a decapitated bull elk on a property just off Sarpy Creek Road. FWP released a press release seeking information from the public. According to court documents, on October 15...

  • Identity released of body found Saturday

    Identity released of body found Saturday

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:42:14 GMT

    According to Sergeant Tony Jensen on Saturday, at approximately 3:59 PM Billings Police and AMR responded to a report of a body that had been located in the bottom of a drainage near Bowman Drive.

    According to Sergeant Tony Jensen on Saturday, at approximately 3:59 PM Billings Police and AMR responded to a report of a body that had been located in the bottom of a drainage near Bowman Drive.

  • Republicans fail to get enough votes for special session

    Republicans fail to get enough votes for special session

    Flickr: Tracey ElizabethFlickr: Tracey Elizabeth

    Republican lawmakers failed to get enough support to call a special session to consider referenda to counter two proposed ballot initiatives.

    Republican lawmakers failed to get enough support to call a special session to consider referenda to counter two proposed ballot initiatives.

  • One runner finishes the Missoula Marathon while pregnant

    One runner finishes the Missoula Marathon while pregnant

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:46:22 GMT

    Over in Missoula, one of the largest events of the year, the Missoula Marathon, kicked off Sunday morning for the 12th straight year. A runner from Seattle was running the race for two.

    Over in Missoula, one of the largest events of the year, the Missoula Marathon, kicked off Sunday morning for the 12th straight year. A runner from Seattle was running the race for two.

  • Missoula firefighters revive cat after structure fire

    Missoula firefighters revive cat after structure fire

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:35:47 GMT

    Sunday morning, Missoula Rural Fire District responded to a structure fire on Baywood Court. 

    Sunday morning, Missoula Rural Fire District responded to a structure fire on Baywood Court. 

  • How to survive tick season in Montana

    How to survive tick season in Montana

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:25:57 GMT

    National tick bite prevention experts say a particular product can help keep ticks away. The product is called permethrin and it’s a plant-derived pesticide.

    National tick bite prevention experts say a particular product can help keep ticks away. The product is called permethrin and it’s a plant-derived pesticide.

  • How about running a marathon pregnant?

    How about running a marathon pregnant?

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:19:46 GMT

    One of the largest events of the year, the Missoula Marathon, was Sunday for the 12th year. But one runner did pregnant. 

    One of the largest events of the year, the Missoula Marathon, was Sunday for the 12th year. But one runner did pregnant. 

  • One dead after rollover crash outside Missoula

    One dead after rollover crash outside Missoula

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:02:36 GMT

    A 45-year-old man is dead after a rollover crash outside Missoula Sunday evening.

    A 45-year-old man is dead after a rollover crash outside Missoula Sunday evening.

  • Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

    Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:49:30 GMT

     Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

     Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

  • Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

    Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:34:51 GMT

    According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

    According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

  • Bands travel across country to perform in Butte

    Bands travel across country to perform in Butte

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:11:10 GMT

    In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

    In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

  • Owner of burned truck surprised by incident

    Owner of burned truck surprised by incident

    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:32:53 GMT

    Cody Jackson, the owner of a pick up truck that caught on fire on I-90 going westbound toward Laurel Friday, July 13th, says he was taken completely by surprise by the incident. 

    Cody Jackson, the owner of a pick up truck that caught on fire on I-90 going westbound toward Laurel Friday, July 13th, says he was taken completely by surprise by the incident. 

  • Missing rafter found dead near north end of Yankee Jim Canyon

    Missing rafter found dead near north end of Yankee Jim Canyon

    Saturday, July 14 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-07-14 21:53:21 GMT

    Park County Sheriff's office identifies deceased rafter pulled from the Yellowstone River Friday morning.

    Park County Sheriff's office identifies deceased rafter pulled from the Yellowstone River Friday morning.

  • Man stabbed multiple times in Helena

    Man stabbed multiple times in Helena

    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-07-14 20:47:05 GMT

    An early morning stabbing Friday sent one man to the hospital with several stab wounds. According to the Helena Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just after 1:30am.  A press release states there was a physical altercation involving several people, with one man being stabbed several times with a knife.  Everyone involved has been identified; no arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.   

    An early morning stabbing Friday sent one man to the hospital with several stab wounds. According to the Helena Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just after 1:30am.  A press release states there was a physical altercation involving several people, with one man being stabbed several times with a knife.  Everyone involved has been identified; no arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.   

  • Yellowstone construction worker knocked over by bison

    Yellowstone construction worker knocked over by bison

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:32:39 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - A bison attacked a construction worker in the park this week, according to park officials.

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - A bison attacked a construction worker in the park this week, according to park officials.

  • 12-year-old girl missing in Kalispell

    12-year-old girl missing in Kalispell

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:28:03 GMT

    KALISPELL - Police are asking for help finding a 12-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since July 6. 

    KALISPELL - Police are asking for help finding a 12-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since July 6. 

  • Missoula Marathon weekend and events

    Missoula Marathon weekend and events

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:27:21 GMT

    July 13-15 is the weekend of events surrounding the Missoula Marathon, which draws thousands of visitors to the Garden City.

    July 13-15 is the weekend of events surrounding the Missoula Marathon, which draws thousands of visitors to the Garden City.

  • Downtown businesses say Missoula Marathon is a boost

    Downtown businesses say Missoula Marathon is a boost

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:46:34 GMT

    Some downtown businesses say the Missoula Marathon does a lot for bringing in visitors - and their wallets.

    Some downtown businesses say the Missoula Marathon does a lot for bringing in visitors - and their wallets.

  • Bail set at $5 million for captured fugitive in Bozeman Pass incident

    Bail set at $5 million for captured fugitive in Bozeman Pass incident

    LIVINGSTON - The man who led more than 100 officers on a 36-hour manhunt in the woods faces a $5 million bail. Shaunesy Cole appeared in a Park County court on Friday.

    LIVINGSTON - The man who led more than 100 officers on a 36-hour manhunt in the woods faces a $5 million bail. Shaunesy Cole appeared in a Park County court on Friday.

  • More than 3,200 pounds of trash removed out of Helena National Forest

    More than 3,200 pounds of trash removed out of Helena National Forest

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:47:29 GMT
    More than a ton of trash has been dumped at the Helena National Forest just in the last couple of weeks. Our Bliss Zechman went to check out the damage and see what foresters are doing to help. Thanks to the National Forest Service’s cleanup efforts, most of this area out here is now pristine. However, just a few days ago, parts of this campground were a mess. Today several families are out camping at the national forest, enjoying the breeze and some wild boar.  But recen...
    More than a ton of trash has been dumped at the Helena National Forest just in the last couple of weeks. Our Bliss Zechman went to check out the damage and see what foresters are doing to help. Thanks to the National Forest Service’s cleanup efforts, most of this area out here is now pristine. However, just a few days ago, parts of this campground were a mess. Today several families are out camping at the national forest, enjoying the breeze and some wild boar.  But recen...
  • Bozeman Pass fugitive will be charged with attempted homicide, police say

    Bozeman Pass fugitive will be charged with attempted homicide, police say

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:04:46 GMT
    Gallatin County Sheriff's Office photoGallatin County Sheriff's Office photo
    Gallatin County Sheriff's Office photoGallatin County Sheriff's Office photo

    BOZEMAN - A man who led authorities on a 36-hour manhunt in a rural neighborhood will face attempted homicide charges for shooting at deputies. Shaunesy Cole was initially wanted on suspicion of DUI, but fled from arrest in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

    BOZEMAN - A man who led authorities on a 36-hour manhunt in a rural neighborhood will face attempted homicide charges for shooting at deputies. Shaunesy Cole was initially wanted on suspicion of DUI, but fled from arrest in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

  • Monday night shooting victim identified, had order of protection against him

    Monday night shooting victim identified, had order of protection against him

    Thursday, July 12 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-07-12 21:30:57 GMT

    Just before 11:00 Monday evening, an altercation shut down the parking lot to 2J's Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue in Great Falls.  Great Falls Police, Great Falls Fire Rescue, and Great Falls Emergency Services all responded. As of 11:30pm, the parking lot is still blocked off by crime scene tape with several officers on the scene.

    Just before 11:00 Monday evening, an altercation shut down the parking lot to 2J's Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue in Great Falls.  Great Falls Police, Great Falls Fire Rescue, and Great Falls Emergency Services all responded. As of 11:30pm, the parking lot is still blocked off by crime scene tape with several officers on the scene.

  • Manhunt subject arrested near Bozeman Pass with K-9 unit

    Manhunt subject arrested near Bozeman Pass with K-9 unit

    Thursday, July 12 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-07-12 20:08:31 GMT

    After evading arrest for a day and a half, a fugitive is arrested in a rural neighborhood near Bozeman. Police say the suspect, Shaunesy Cole, fled arrest after being pulled over for suspected DUI in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They believed him to be armed and dangerous and on the loose in the Quinn Creek neighborhood near Bozeman Pass. On Thursday afternoon, a K-9 unit helped track down Cole after a woman reported that he tried to break into her house. Officers said the...

    After evading arrest for a day and a half, a fugitive is arrested in a rural neighborhood near Bozeman. Police say the suspect, Shaunesy Cole, fled arrest after being pulled over for suspected DUI in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They believed him to be armed and dangerous and on the loose in the Quinn Creek neighborhood near Bozeman Pass. On Thursday afternoon, a K-9 unit helped track down Cole after a woman reported that he tried to break into her house. Officers said the...

  • Montana man imprisoned for rape, kidnap of girl loses appeal

    Montana man imprisoned for rape, kidnap of girl loses appeal

    A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a 23-year-old man in the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

    A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a 23-year-old man in the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

  • Deputies will enter homes in search for armed man near Bozeman

    Deputies will enter homes in search for armed man near Bozeman

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:29:34 GMT

    Deputies are taking the search for an armed and dangerous man door-to-door Thursday near Bozeman.

    Deputies are taking the search for an armed and dangerous man door-to-door Thursday near Bozeman.

  • Runner looks to finish 50th marathon in all 50 states Sunday

    Runner looks to finish 50th marathon in all 50 states Sunday

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-07-12 14:02:24 GMT

    Coming up this weekend is the extremely  popular Missoula marathon. One runner is looking to accomplish a lot more by finishing the race this weekend. 

    Coming up this weekend is the extremely  popular Missoula marathon. One runner is looking to accomplish a lot more by finishing the race this weekend. 

  • Search underway for armed suspect near Bozeman Pass

    Search underway for armed suspect near Bozeman Pass

    The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is looking for an armed suspect after a shootout with police officers late overnight.

    The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is looking for an armed suspect after a shootout with police officers late overnight.

  • Missoula police arrest two people in stabbing

    Missoula police arrest two people in stabbing

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:13:05 GMT

    Two people were arrested for an stabbing Monday night in Missoula. 

    Two people were arrested for an stabbing Monday night in Missoula. 

  • Cost of President Trump's visit for Cascade County

    Cost of President Trump's visit for Cascade County

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:06:11 GMT

    Cascade county has released their estimated expense and income report from President Trump's visit to Great Falls. 

    Cascade county has released their estimated expense and income report from President Trump's visit to Great Falls. 

  • Plentywood gets smacked with 2 storms in 90 minutes; Majority of town sees damage

    Plentywood gets smacked with 2 storms in 90 minutes; Majority of town sees damage

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:00:11 GMT

    PLENTYWOOD - A massive storm in northeastern Montana has caused serious damage to the town of Plentywood.  Taylor Ordahl, a local photographer, told us the storm hit hard for about 15 minutes before rearing it's ugly head again another 45 minutes later. "We could see it building as we were driving into town. It started pouring as we pulled into our driveway.  We watched everything happen from our bay window in our kitchen.", said Ordahl After the first storm hit ...

    PLENTYWOOD - A massive storm in northeastern Montana has caused serious damage to the town of Plentywood.  Taylor Ordahl, a local photographer, told us the storm hit hard for about 15 minutes before rearing it's ugly head again another 45 minutes later. "We could see it building as we were driving into town. It started pouring as we pulled into our driveway.  We watched everything happen from our bay window in our kitchen.", said Ordahl After the first storm hit ...

  • MADE fair expanding to Bozeman

    MADE fair expanding to Bozeman

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-07-11 16:50:35 GMT

    The MADE fair, one of Montana's biggest events for local and regional craft businesses, just got a bit bigger by adding an autumn event in Bozeman. According to a press release, the 2-day Bozeman MADE fair is scheduled for October 20-21, at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on the Montana State University campus.  HandMADE Montana, the organization that is hosting the event, already has three other annual MADE fairs, including an early summer event at Caras Park in Mi...

    The MADE fair, one of Montana's biggest events for local and regional craft businesses, just got a bit bigger by adding an autumn event in Bozeman. According to a press release, the 2-day Bozeman MADE fair is scheduled for October 20-21, at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on the Montana State University campus.  HandMADE Montana, the organization that is hosting the event, already has three other annual MADE fairs, including an early summer event at Caras Park in Mi...

  • Free Cycles goes to Flathead to give bikes to kids

    Free Cycles goes to Flathead to give bikes to kids

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

    It’s pretty clear Missoula is one of the best cycling cities in Montana and Free Cycles knows that. That is why they are trying to help as many kids as they can. 

    It’s pretty clear Missoula is one of the best cycling cities in Montana and Free Cycles knows that. That is why they are trying to help as many kids as they can. 

  • Construction starts to fix destruction of Wyoming landslide

    Construction starts to fix destruction of Wyoming landslide

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-07-11 05:22:11 GMT

    Cody – Park County road workers are finally repairing a road that is buried in 30 feet of mud and debris. 

    Cody – Park County road workers are finally repairing a road that is buried in 30 feet of mud and debris. 

  • Montana Folk Festival 2018 kicks off Friday

    Montana Folk Festival 2018 kicks off Friday

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-07-10 23:19:41 GMT
    BUTTE - The city is preparing for a weekend of music, food and fun for this year's Montana Folk Festival. Six stages will encompass Uptown, with stages on Granite and Copper streets and a Dance Pavilion stage. Festival goers can expect to hear a combination of blues, bluegrass and New Orleans brass bands this year. You can also expect to see some favorites from festivals past. Festival Director George Everett said, "The bands are new every year, we try not to repeat. It's been ...
    BUTTE - The city is preparing for a weekend of music, food and fun for this year's Montana Folk Festival. Six stages will encompass Uptown, with stages on Granite and Copper streets and a Dance Pavilion stage. Festival goers can expect to hear a combination of blues, bluegrass and New Orleans brass bands this year. You can also expect to see some favorites from festivals past. Festival Director George Everett said, "The bands are new every year, we try not to repeat. It's been ...
  • Two booked on homicide charges in Missoula

    Two booked on homicide charges in Missoula

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-07-10 23:09:30 GMT

    Two people are being held in the Missoula County Jail on homicide charges after an incident Monday evening. 

    Two people are being held in the Missoula County Jail on homicide charges after an incident Monday evening. 

  • Murder investigation underway on Rocky Boy's Reservation

    Murder investigation underway on Rocky Boy's Reservation

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:49:05 GMT

    FBI Public Affairs specialist Sandra Barker has confirmed with KFBB that a murder investigation is currently underway on the Rocky Boy Reservation.   "The FBI and the Rocky Boy’s Tribal Police are investigating what appears to be the homicide of an adult female," says Barker. She says the body was found July 7th in Box Elder.  It identity of that female is unknown.  Barker goes on to say there is no threat to public safety at this time, and becau...

    FBI Public Affairs specialist Sandra Barker has confirmed with KFBB that a murder investigation is currently underway on the Rocky Boy Reservation.   "The FBI and the Rocky Boy’s Tribal Police are investigating what appears to be the homicide of an adult female," says Barker. She says the body was found July 7th in Box Elder.  It identity of that female is unknown.  Barker goes on to say there is no threat to public safety at this time, and becau...

  • Montana actress named to "Best American Actors Under 30" list

    Montana actress named to "Best American Actors Under 30" list

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:40:21 GMT

    One of Montana's own was named to a list of "Best American Actors Under 30," along with notables like Jennifer Lawrence, Elle Fanning and Zoey Deutch. 

    One of Montana's own was named to a list of "Best American Actors Under 30," along with notables like Jennifer Lawrence, Elle Fanning and Zoey Deutch. 

  • Father dead, son in jail after stabbing in Whitefish

    Father dead, son in jail after stabbing in Whitefish

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:14:10 GMT

    A father is dead and his is son is in jail after an stabbing incident in the Whitefish area Monday.

    A father is dead and his is son is in jail after an stabbing incident in the Whitefish area Monday.

  • Baby burying suspect used bath salts and meth prior to incident, deputies say

    Baby burying suspect used bath salts and meth prior to incident, deputies say

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:12:42 GMT

    MISSOULA - Court documents reveal more about what led up to deputies' hours-long search for a baby abandoned in the woods near Lolo Hot Springs - including that the suspect admitted using bath salts and meth prior to abandoning the baby.

    MISSOULA - Court documents reveal more about what led up to deputies' hours-long search for a baby abandoned in the woods near Lolo Hot Springs - including that the suspect admitted using bath salts and meth prior to abandoning the baby.

  • Montana Treasure: Roadhouse Diner's Creative Burgers in Great Falls

    Montana Treasure: Roadhouse Diner's Creative Burgers in Great Falls

    Monday, July 9 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-07-10 02:03:11 GMT

    It’s a little place with big taste in Great Falls. Roadhouse Diner makes what people say are the freshest burgers around, and they have the awards to prove it.  Walk in and you’ll be greeted with a big hello by servers, you can hear burgers sizzling, fires frying, and people chatting. 

    It’s a little place with big taste in Great Falls. Roadhouse Diner makes what people say are the freshest burgers around, and they have the awards to prove it.  Walk in and you’ll be greeted with a big hello by servers, you can hear burgers sizzling, fires frying, and people chatting. 

  • The Latest: Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    The Latest: Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    Monday, July 9 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-07-10 01:26:45 GMT

    President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right. 

    President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right. 

  • Priests at Trump Rally

    Priests at Trump Rally

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-07-10 00:44:24 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- The four priests from the Great Falls-Billings Diocese have been trending on social media since President Trump’s visit to the Electric City. Claims were made when the men were seen smiling and laughing as President Trump made controversial remarks.  

    GREAT FALLS- The four priests from the Great Falls-Billings Diocese have been trending on social media since President Trump’s visit to the Electric City. Claims were made when the men were seen smiling and laughing as President Trump made controversial remarks.  

  • Work begins to rebuild Glacier chalet burned in fire

    Work begins to rebuild Glacier chalet burned in fire

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-07-10 00:08:03 GMT

    Glacier National Park officials say work has begun to reconstruct a backcountry dormitory that burned in a fire last year.

    Glacier National Park officials say work has begun to reconstruct a backcountry dormitory that burned in a fire last year.

  • Sasquatch warnings posted in Northwest Montana

    Sasquatch warnings posted in Northwest Montana

    Monday, July 9 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-07-09 18:07:35 GMT

    MISSOULA -  "SASQUATCH WARNING: Due to the increasing flows in the Yaak River, sasquatches are coming down from the high country to feed on fish and vegetation at the river's edge."

    MISSOULA -  "SASQUATCH WARNING: Due to the increasing flows in the Yaak River, sasquatches are coming down from the high country to feed on fish and vegetation at the river's edge."

  • Oregon fugitive charged for burying baby alive near Missoula

    Oregon fugitive charged for burying baby alive near Missoula

    Monday, July 9 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-07-09 17:43:41 GMT

    MISSOULA - A man charged with leaving a baby buried in the woods near Lolo Hot Springs also faces several charges in Oregon.

    MISSOULA - A man charged with leaving a baby buried in the woods near Lolo Hot Springs also faces several charges in Oregon.

  • Montana Hall remodeling to improve access for people with disabilities

    Montana Hall remodeling to improve access for people with disabilities

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-07-09 16:32:37 GMT

    Now, MSU is improving one of its most historic building, Montana Hall, to make it accessible for people with disabilities.

    Now, MSU is improving one of its most historic building, Montana Hall, to make it accessible for people with disabilities.

  • Vandals spray-paint a family dog in Helena

    Vandals spray-paint a family dog in Helena

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-07-09 16:01:15 GMT

    One dog in Helena was left traumatized after criminals spray-painted the pup from nose to tail. Our Bliss Zechman explains how the lab and his family are turning this horrible situation into a positive one for other pups. 

    One dog in Helena was left traumatized after criminals spray-painted the pup from nose to tail. Our Bliss Zechman explains how the lab and his family are turning this horrible situation into a positive one for other pups. 

  • President Trump's rally results in priest controversy

    President Trump's rally results in priest controversy

    Monday, July 9 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-09 15:43:20 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- The aftermath of President Trump's rally on July 5 created a stir on social media about four Catholic priests who attended the rally and sat near the front row.

    GREAT FALLS- The aftermath of President Trump's rally on July 5 created a stir on social media about four Catholic priests who attended the rally and sat near the front row.

  • Sheriff's deputies find baby buried alive near Lolo Hot Springs

    Sheriff's deputies find baby buried alive near Lolo Hot Springs

    Monday, July 9 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-07-09 15:37:28 GMT

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says one man is now facing criminal charges after a baby was rescued from being buried alive in the mountains.  Around 8 pm on Saturday, July 7th, 911 received a call that a man was acting strangely in the Lolo Hot Springs area. 

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says one man is now facing criminal charges after a baby was rescued from being buried alive in the mountains.  Around 8 pm on Saturday, July 7th, 911 received a call that a man was acting strangely in the Lolo Hot Springs area. 

  • Police: Woman thought demons were chasing her, drove into oncoming traffic

    Police: Woman thought demons were chasing her, drove into oncoming traffic

    Monday, July 9 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-07-09 15:34:44 GMT

    A press release from the Park County Sheriff's Office states on Saturday, July 7th around 11 am, a distraught woman called 911 because she believed people were following her and trying to kill her. 

    A press release from the Park County Sheriff's Office states on Saturday, July 7th around 11 am, a distraught woman called 911 because she believed people were following her and trying to kill her. 

  • 40-year-old Idaho man identified in fatal accident

    40-year-old Idaho man identified in fatal accident

    Sunday, July 8 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-07-09 02:22:40 GMT

    Montana Highway Patrol has confirmed the victim in a fatal accident early Sunday morning is a 40-year-old Idaho man. According to MHP, the man was driving a Yamaha Sport motorcycle westbound on US Highway 2. He was wearing a helmet, and speed is suspected to be a factor. Troopers tell us the accident happened right on the state line in Lincoln County just before 3:00am.  

    Montana Highway Patrol has confirmed the victim in a fatal accident early Sunday morning is a 40-year-old Idaho man. According to MHP, the man was driving a Yamaha Sport motorcycle westbound on US Highway 2. He was wearing a helmet, and speed is suspected to be a factor. Troopers tell us the accident happened right on the state line in Lincoln County just before 3:00am.  

  • Fire Department Prepares for Possible Wildfires

    Fire Department Prepares for Possible Wildfires

    Sunday, July 8 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-07-09 00:53:17 GMT

    The month of June saw a good bit of rain, but July may be a different story. Temperatures in the Billings area have gotten up in the high 90s, which can be a cause for concern when it comes to wildfire season. In 2017, the Montana DNRC reported 277 fires in Yellowstone County.

    The month of June saw a good bit of rain, but July may be a different story. Temperatures in the Billings area have gotten up in the high 90s, which can be a cause for concern when it comes to wildfire season. In 2017, the Montana DNRC reported 277 fires in Yellowstone County.

  • UPDATE: Motorcyclist in fatal crash identified

    UPDATE: Motorcyclist in fatal crash identified

    Sunday, July 8 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-07-08 04:32:46 GMT

    A 32-year-old man is dead following a motorcycle accident at the intersection of King Avenue West and Fallow Lane on the West End. 

    A 32-year-old man is dead following a motorcycle accident at the intersection of King Avenue West and Fallow Lane on the West End. 

  • Kalispell woman wins lottery twice in one day

    Kalispell woman wins lottery twice in one day

    Saturday, July 7 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-07-07 06:05:04 GMT

    HELENA – Winning the lottery once was exciting for Cheyenne Long, but winning it twice in one day was unbelievable. 

    HELENA – Winning the lottery once was exciting for Cheyenne Long, but winning it twice in one day was unbelievable. 

  • Neptune Aviation says 7 of 9 aircraft are fighting wildfires already

    Neptune Aviation says 7 of 9 aircraft are fighting wildfires already

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-07-06 23:37:11 GMT

    MISSOULA - Though summer has just arrived for most of Montana, Neptune Aviation is already sending in resources to suppress fires across the West. Seven of the company's nine aircraft are fighting fires from the sky.

    MISSOULA - Though summer has just arrived for most of Montana, Neptune Aviation is already sending in resources to suppress fires across the West. Seven of the company's nine aircraft are fighting fires from the sky.

  • Montana wildlife officials kill food-conditioned grizzly

    Montana wildlife officials kill food-conditioned grizzly

    Friday, July 6 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-06 22:59:19 GMT

    Wildlife officials have captured and killed a grizzly bear in northwestern Montana after concluding that it had become habituated to people and posed a safety risk.

    Wildlife officials have captured and killed a grizzly bear in northwestern Montana after concluding that it had become habituated to people and posed a safety risk.

  • Helena woman finds her dog spray-painted red, white and blue on the Fourth of July

    Helena woman finds her dog spray-painted red, white and blue on the Fourth of July

    Friday, July 6 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-07-06 19:29:07 GMT

    A Helena woman says she found her dog spray-painted red, white and blue on the Fourth of July. She created a GoFundMe page to raise $100 for vet bills and the cost of a new collar.

    A Helena woman says she found her dog spray-painted red, white and blue on the Fourth of July. She created a GoFundMe page to raise $100 for vet bills and the cost of a new collar.

  • One person arrested in fight with protesters at Trump speech

    One person arrested in fight with protesters at Trump speech

    Friday, July 6 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-07-06 15:49:01 GMT

    At a protest in Great Falls, men and women, young and old, and, surprisingly, liberals and conservatives stood...

    At a protest in Great Falls, men and women, young and old, and, surprisingly, liberals and conservatives stood...

  • President Trump: The Day, The Speech, The Reaction

    President Trump: The Day, The Speech, The Reaction

    Friday, July 6 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-06 15:43:22 GMT

    "Just making America safe again. You know really all those things they are doing at our borders with security and ICE, it impacted me the most I believe," says Great Falls Resident Patrick Bryan.  That's just one takeaway from Thursday's historic speech, which covered a wide range of topics. Some were expected, others not... but just about everything President Trump said brought a strong reaction from the crowd.  

    "Just making America safe again. You know really all those things they are doing at our borders with security and ICE, it impacted me the most I believe," says Great Falls Resident Patrick Bryan.  That's just one takeaway from Thursday's historic speech, which covered a wide range of topics. Some were expected, others not... but just about everything President Trump said brought a strong reaction from the crowd.  

  • Candidate Rosendale tries the Commander-in-Chief burger

    Candidate Rosendale tries the Commander-in-Chief burger

    Thursday, July 5 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-07-06 01:40:10 GMT

    Just about every Republican candidate running for a seat was in Great Falls Thursday, including Matt Rosendale. Before the big rally, Rosendale was invited to try a once-in-a-lifetime burger from the famous Roadhouse Grill.

    Just about every Republican candidate running for a seat was in Great Falls Thursday, including Matt Rosendale. Before the big rally, Rosendale was invited to try a once-in-a-lifetime burger from the famous Roadhouse Grill.

  • Billings Fire responds to house fire on Byrd St.

    Billings Fire responds to house fire on Byrd St.

    Thursday, July 5 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-05 21:39:13 GMT

    Billings fire is working to put out a fire on the 400 block of Byrd St. KULR-8 began hearing of activity just before Noon. KULR-8's Lori Buhring is there and is providing updates on the KULR-8 Facebook page. Early indications are that the family made it out safely.

    Billings fire is working to put out a fire on the 400 block of Byrd St. KULR-8 began hearing of activity just before Noon. KULR-8's Lori Buhring is there and is providing updates on the KULR-8 Facebook page. Early indications are that the family made it out safely.

  • Grizzly caught and euthanized in Montana

    Grizzly caught and euthanized in Montana

    Thursday, July 5 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-07-05 20:40:31 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    File PhotoFile Photo

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has captured and euthanized a male grizzly bear south of Condon because it was food conditioned and had a history of approaching residences.

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has captured and euthanized a male grizzly bear south of Condon because it was food conditioned and had a history of approaching residences.

  • UPDATE: 14-year-old girl rescued after falling off rims

    UPDATE: 14-year-old girl rescued after falling off rims

    Thursday, July 5 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-07-05 19:09:21 GMT

    A 14-year-old girl was pulled to safety after falling off the Rims Thursday morning.

    Lt. Brandon Wooley tells KULR-8 that police were called out to the Rims just after 11:00 AM. The caller stated there was a dispute.

    A 14-year-old girl was pulled to safety after falling off the Rims Thursday morning.

    Lt. Brandon Wooley tells KULR-8 that police were called out to the Rims just after 11:00 AM. The caller stated there was a dispute.

  • Cascade County Sheriff says President visit will be expensive

    Cascade County Sheriff says President visit will be expensive

    Thursday, July 5 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-07-05 17:46:24 GMT

    Sheriff's departments from around the state are sending staff to help provide security at Donald Trump's visit. The Cascade County sheriff says it might be a big expense for the county.

    Sheriff's departments from around the state are sending staff to help provide security at Donald Trump's visit. The Cascade County sheriff says it might be a big expense for the county.

  • Police reach Statue of Liberty base climber

    Police reach Statue of Liberty base climber

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-07-04 22:55:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A person has climbed the Statue of Liberty's base on the Fourth of July shortly after the arrests of several people who hung a banner calling for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement from the statue's pedestal.  

    NEW YORK (AP) - A person has climbed the Statue of Liberty's base on the Fourth of July shortly after the arrests of several people who hung a banner calling for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement from the statue's pedestal.  

  • President Trump's visit impacting Great Falls

    President Trump's visit impacting Great Falls

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-07-03 21:43:04 GMT

    With President Donald Trump's visit slated for July 5, Great Falls is filling up with visitors. Local hotels say they're fully booked.

    With President Donald Trump's visit slated for July 5, Great Falls is filling up with visitors. Local hotels say they're fully booked.

  • Report says Montana has a positive outlook on renewable energy

    Report says Montana has a positive outlook on renewable energy

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-07-03 21:31:02 GMT

    A new report says with a few infrastructure changes, Montana could increase its power output by nearly 360 megawatts in a few years, making Montana wind more enticing to outside states looking for renewable energy.

    A new report says with a few infrastructure changes, Montana could increase its power output by nearly 360 megawatts in a few years, making Montana wind more enticing to outside states looking for renewable energy.

  • Caught on Camera: Driver hits bear in Swan Valley

    Caught on Camera: Driver hits bear in Swan Valley

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-07-03 19:38:43 GMT
    Duncan AdamsDuncan Adams

    A Helena man says a black bear came out of nowhere when it jumped in front of his car on Highway 83 in the Swan Valley, Sunday.

    A Helena man says a black bear came out of nowhere when it jumped in front of his car on Highway 83 in the Swan Valley, Sunday.

  • Reminder that all fireworks are banned from National Forest lands

    Reminder that all fireworks are banned from National Forest lands

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-07-03 16:00:23 GMT

    Fireworks are banned on national forest land - and we used a sparkler firework to show how small sparks can quickly ignite a grass fire.

    Fireworks are banned on national forest land - and we used a sparkler firework to show how small sparks can quickly ignite a grass fire.

  • 10 immigrants arrested in Lolo National Forest

    10 immigrants arrested in Lolo National Forest

    Monday, July 2 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-07-02 22:36:08 GMT
    Tomas Andres-GregorioTomas Andres-Gregorio

    U.S. District Court documents say 10 immigrants who were picking mushrooms in the Lolo National Forest were arrested in May of 2018.

    U.S. District Court documents say 10 immigrants who were picking mushrooms in the Lolo National Forest were arrested in May of 2018.

  • Flathead County officials remove vehicle from water

    Flathead County officials remove vehicle from water

    Monday, July 2 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-07-02 22:21:10 GMT
    Flathead County Sheriff's OfficeFlathead County Sheriff's Office

    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office and several other agencies responded to a call for a vehicle in the river between Columbia Falls and Hungry Horse, Monday.

    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office and several other agencies responded to a call for a vehicle in the river between Columbia Falls and Hungry Horse, Monday.

  • Trump to visit Montana after promising Tester would 'pay'

    Trump to visit Montana after promising Tester would 'pay'

    President Donald Trump is visiting Montana to campaign on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosedale.

    President Donald Trump is visiting Montana next week after promising that Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester would "have a big price to pay" for his role in sinking Trump's Veterans' Affairs nominee.

  • Two men shot, 1 killed on Blackfeet Reservation

    Two men shot, 1 killed on Blackfeet Reservation

    Monday, July 2 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-07-02 17:58:32 GMT

    BLACKFEET RESERVATION -  A late night dispute between two males has resulted in one of them dying.  The press release from the Blackfeet Law Enforcement isn't detailing out much information, including what the dispute was about or who these men were.   As of right now, we know that one male was transported to a local hospital, and the other died of his injuries. The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Browning.

    BLACKFEET RESERVATION -  A late night dispute between two males has resulted in one of them dying.  The press release from the Blackfeet Law Enforcement isn't detailing out much information, including what the dispute was about or who these men were.   As of right now, we know that one male was transported to a local hospital, and the other died of his injuries. The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Browning.

  • Judge overturns Missoula man's conviction in baby's death

    Judge overturns Missoula man's conviction in baby's death

    Monday, July 2 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-07-02 17:48:53 GMT

    MISSOULA - A judge has overturned the 2009 conviction of Robert "Dave" Wilkes in the death of his son. The Montana Innocence Project made the announcement Monday. 

    MISSOULA - A judge has overturned the 2009 conviction of Robert "Dave" Wilkes in the death of his son. The Montana Innocence Project made the announcement Monday. 

  • Watch out for bears in Hyalite Canyon

    Watch out for bears in Hyalite Canyon

    Monday, July 2 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-07-02 16:56:10 GMT

    In Bozeman, the Forest Service is warning visitors of increased black bear activity in the Hyalite Canyon.  They're using it as a reminder to take necessary safety precautions, including carrying bear spray and to properly store food.  And if you come across a bear trap, leave it alone and move out of the area. For more information, you're asked to contact the Bozeman Ranger District or Region Three of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. 

    In Bozeman, the Forest Service is warning visitors of increased black bear activity in the Hyalite Canyon.  They're using it as a reminder to take necessary safety precautions, including carrying bear spray and to properly store food.  And if you come across a bear trap, leave it alone and move out of the area. For more information, you're asked to contact the Bozeman Ranger District or Region Three of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. 

  • The New Frontier: Last Line of Defense

    The New Frontier: Last Line of Defense

    Sunday, July 1 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-07-01 23:52:55 GMT

    Tucked away off a side street in Great Falls is the Montana State Grain Lab. Very few people who drive past it every day know what it is… and for a time, that included the people who relied on it the most. “When we first started, or at least when I first started, it was surprising that producers really did not know what actually happened when it came into the lab,” says Bureau Chief Greg Stordahl. “They just knew they dropped it off in the front door and the...

    Tucked away off a side street in Great Falls is the Montana State Grain Lab. Very few people who drive past it every day know what it is… and for a time, that included the people who relied on it the most. “When we first started, or at least when I first started, it was surprising that producers really did not know what actually happened when it came into the lab,” says Bureau Chief Greg Stordahl. “They just knew they dropped it off in the front door and the...

  • Grizzly bear activity prompts camping restrictions in Glacier

    Grizzly bear activity prompts camping restrictions in Glacier

    Grizzly bear activity has forced Glacier National Park to issue restrictions for a popular campground. The Many Glacier Campground is limited to hard-sided camping only. Tents and soft-sided campers will not be permitted at the campground until further notice. 

    Grizzly bear activity has forced Glacier National Park to issue restrictions for a popular campground. The Many Glacier Campground is limited to hard-sided camping only. Tents and soft-sided campers will not be permitted at the campground until further notice. 

  • Butte woman finds father's last resting place trashed

    Butte woman finds father's last resting place trashed

    Friday, June 29 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-06-30 00:46:06 GMT
    Courtesy: Helaine RupertCourtesy: Helaine Rupert

    BUTTE, MT- Helaine Rupert's father Bill camped in the woods of the Highland Mountains for decades. When Rupert's father passed away she fulfilled his wish of spreading his ashes at his favorite camp site. However, when she came to visit his ashes on Father's Day she found this special area trashed.  

    BUTTE, MT- Helaine Rupert's father Bill camped in the woods of the Highland Mountains for decades. When Rupert's father passed away she fulfilled his wish of spreading his ashes at his favorite camp site. However, when she came to visit his ashes on Father's Day she found this special area trashed.  

  • Man sentencing for sexually exploiting 12-year old girl

    Man sentencing for sexually exploiting 12-year old girl

    Friday, June 29 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-06-29 18:28:26 GMT
    GREAT FALLS - Jaycob Kutzera was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison after he requested sexually explicit images of a 12-year-old girl in Great Falls. The case started back in 2016 when the girl's mother found the images on her cell phone.  Upon further investigation, it was found that Kutzera knew the girl was 12, yet continued to engage in sexually explicit communications with her.   The sentencing comes of a plea agreement that removed the majorit...
    GREAT FALLS - Jaycob Kutzera was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison after he requested sexually explicit images of a 12-year-old girl in Great Falls. The case started back in 2016 when the girl's mother found the images on her cell phone.  Upon further investigation, it was found that Kutzera knew the girl was 12, yet continued to engage in sexually explicit communications with her.   The sentencing comes of a plea agreement that removed the majorit...
  • CONFIRMED: Trump to visit Montana July 5

    CONFIRMED: Trump to visit Montana

    Friday, June 29 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-06-29 15:39:22 GMT

    GREAT FALLS - White House officials confirmed that President Donald Trump has plans to visit Montana soon.

    GREAT FALLS - White House officials confirmed that President Donald Trump has plans to visit Montana soon.

  • Jimmy John's busts cheating boyfriend, agrees to host breakup party

    Jimmy John's busts cheating boyfriend, agrees to host breakup party

    Thursday, June 28 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-06-28 19:22:45 GMT

    It started out innocently enough with her wanting to surprise her boyfriend of 3 months with a Jimmy John's sandwich while he was studying for finals.

    It started out innocently enough with her wanting to surprise her boyfriend of 3 months with a Jimmy John's sandwich while he was studying for finals.

  • New indoor sports facility coming to the Gallatin County

    New indoor sports facility coming to the Gallatin County

    Thursday, June 28 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-06-28 16:21:53 GMT

    Opening this winter out in Four Corners, Montana Indoor Sports will offer league play, field/court and space rental, batting cages and much more.

    Opening this winter out in Four Corners, Montana Indoor Sports will offer league play, field/court and space rental, batting cages and much more.

  • Funding our parks: How will America fix $11.6 billion of national park repairs?

    Funding our parks: How will America fix $11.6 billion of national park repairs?

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-06-27 16:52:46 GMT

    America's national parks are more popular than ever and millions of people will visit a park this summer to capture a piece of the natural world.

    America's national parks are more popular than ever and millions of people will visit a park this summer to capture a piece of the natural world.

  • Trump to visit Great Falls?

    Trump to visit Great Falls?

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-06-27 15:52:45 GMT

    GREAT FALLS - Tuesday nights Great Falls Rising meeting has caused quite the stir, and it's not about the US trade policies.  In the middle of the meeting, Robert Funk with Montana AFL-CIO, claimed President Trump would be making a trip to Cascade County. "Also Great Falls is one of our home bases and there's a reason Trumps coming here in a couple weeks," said Funk. While nothing has been confirmed through the White House, KFBB has received numerous messages sin...

    GREAT FALLS - Tuesday nights Great Falls Rising meeting has caused quite the stir, and it's not about the US trade policies.  In the middle of the meeting, Robert Funk with Montana AFL-CIO, claimed President Trump would be making a trip to Cascade County. "Also Great Falls is one of our home bases and there's a reason Trumps coming here in a couple weeks," said Funk. While nothing has been confirmed through the White House, KFBB has received numerous messages sin...

  • Billings teacher terminated following misconduct investigation

    Billings teacher terminated following misconduct investigation

    Monday, June 25 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-06-26 00:02:18 GMT

    UPDATE: According to Superintendent Terry Bouck, during a school board meeting Monday, June 25th, the school board voted in favor of terminating Mr. Kanvick's employment with the district.

    UPDATE: According to Superintendent Terry Bouck, during a school board meeting Monday, June 25th, the school board voted in favor of terminating Mr. Kanvick's employment with the district.

  • State Officials tour flood damage

    State Officials tour flood damage

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:07:58 GMT
    Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy OpheimLt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy Opheim
    Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy OpheimLt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy Opheim
    Lt. Governor Mike Cooney toured the flooded Sun River community today, June 22nd. Flooding began in the town earlier in the week, washing away roads, flooding homes, and trapping some people inside their town. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke to several families, including the Opheim's. Right now, it's difficult to say how much money it will cost to repair roads and homes, but officials are working to find an answer.
    Lt. Governor Mike Cooney toured the flooded Sun River community today, June 22nd. Flooding began in the town earlier in the week, washing away roads, flooding homes, and trapping some people inside their town. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke to several families, including the Opheim's. Right now, it's difficult to say how much money it will cost to repair roads and homes, but officials are working to find an answer.
  • Fishing access sites closed due to high water

    Fishing access sites closed due to high water

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:17:39 GMT
    CASCADE COUNTY - Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has implemented closure of 2 fishing access sites due to flooding on the Sun River The Medicine River FAS and the Fort Shaw FAS are closed until further notice. FWP says they'll stay that way until the area can be cleaned up and deemed safe.
    CASCADE COUNTY - Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has implemented closure of 2 fishing access sites due to flooding on the Sun River The Medicine River FAS and the Fort Shaw FAS are closed until further notice. FWP says they'll stay that way until the area can be cleaned up and deemed safe.
  • Governor requests aid from FEMA

    Governor requests aid from FEMA

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:51:14 GMT
    HELENA - Monday afternoon Governor Steve Bullock put in an official request to FEMA to provide additional resources back to Montana to help clean up and recover from the widespread spring flooding. If approved the money would be used to repair damaged roads, culverts, and bridges. Since April more than 20 counties, 8 cities, and 3 tribes have all declared emergencies. Then in May the Governor declared a statewide flooding emergency, however, state law requires that it expire in 20 ...
    HELENA - Monday afternoon Governor Steve Bullock put in an official request to FEMA to provide additional resources back to Montana to help clean up and recover from the widespread spring flooding. If approved the money would be used to repair damaged roads, culverts, and bridges. Since April more than 20 counties, 8 cities, and 3 tribes have all declared emergencies. Then in May the Governor declared a statewide flooding emergency, however, state law requires that it expire in 20 ...
  • Result are in! It's a wolf!

    Result are in! It's a wolf!

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:02:09 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLOImage Courtesy KXLO
    Image Courtesy KXLOImage Courtesy KXLO
    The mysterious creature that captivated the nation after it was shot and killed near Denton in May has been identified. Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks says the animal is, in fact, a wolf. The carcass was sent to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service forensic laboratory in Oregon. After comparing the DNA to thousands of samples from wolves, coyotes, and dogs and concluded it was a gray wolf from the northern Rocky Mountains.  FWP says the original pictures of ...
    The mysterious creature that captivated the nation after it was shot and killed near Denton in May has been identified. Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks says the animal is, in fact, a wolf. The carcass was sent to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service forensic laboratory in Oregon. After comparing the DNA to thousands of samples from wolves, coyotes, and dogs and concluded it was a gray wolf from the northern Rocky Mountains.  FWP says the original pictures of ...
  • Woman found dead on Phillips Street, man arrested

    Woman found dead on Phillips Street, man arrested

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    Missoula City Police say they were called to the area of Lowell School on Phillips Street around 2:26 Sunday morning for a report of an injured woman lying in the roadway. 

    Missoula City Police say they were called to the area of Lowell School on Phillips Street around 2:26 Sunday morning for a report of an injured woman lying in the roadway. 

  • Lewistown under water

    Lewistown under water

    Thursday, June 7 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-06-07 16:47:46 GMT

    LEWISTOWN - National Weather Service is reporting flooding in Lewistown for the second time in as many weeks.  

    LEWISTOWN - National Weather Service is reporting flooding in Lewistown for the second time in as many weeks.  

  • Representative Gianforte releases election night statement

    Representative Gianforte releases election night statement

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-06-06 03:18:08 GMT

    No matter who you are voting for, Senator Tester and Representative Greg Gianforte will automatically make it through to the general election ballot. 

    No matter who you are voting for, Senator Tester and Representative Greg Gianforte will automatically make it through to the general election ballot. 

  • Montana Treasure: Bozeman's Julius Lehrkind Brewing celebrates its roots

    Montana Treasure: Bozeman's Julius Lehrkind Brewing celebrates its roots

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:52:30 GMT

    BOZEMAN - The Gallatin Valley's newest brewery can boast roots going back more than a century. The great-great-grandson of German settler Julius Lehrkind is re-launching the brewery brand started by his family.

    BOZEMAN - The Gallatin Valley's newest brewery can boast roots going back more than a century. The great-great-grandson of German settler Julius Lehrkind is re-launching the brewery brand started by his family.

  • Woman attacked by bear

    Woman attacked by bear

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:53:18 GMT

    According to a press release from Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, a bear attack has been reported in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. 

    According to a press release from Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, a bear attack has been reported in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. 

  • Public meeting to discuss Missoula Co flooding set for Monday

    Public meeting to discuss Missoula Co flooding set for Monday

    Sunday, May 13 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-05-13 18:16:49 GMT

    According to a Facebook post from Missoula County 9-1-1, there is a public meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm on Monday at Hawthorne Elementary in Orchard Homes to discuss flooding. Hawthorne Elementary is located at 2835 S 3rd Street W in Missoula.

    According to a Facebook post from Missoula County 9-1-1, there is a public meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm on Monday at Hawthorne Elementary in Orchard Homes to discuss flooding. Hawthorne Elementary is located at 2835 S 3rd Street W in Missoula.

  • Montana Treasure: The men who love quilting at St. Paul's Lutheran

    Montana Treasure: The men who love quilting at St. Paul's Lutheran

    Thursday, May 3 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-05-03 21:40:45 GMT

    For years, seven men have met at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Monday nights to make quilts. The group started on a dare, but in the years since, it's become an important way for friends to spend time together while doing good deeds for their community.

    For years, seven men have met at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Monday nights to make quilts. The group started on a dare, but in the years since, it's become an important way for friends to spend time together while doing good deeds for their community.

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

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

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

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

  • Herberger's to close in Great Falls

    Herberger's to close in Great Falls

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:09:28 GMT

    GREAT FALLS - Another store is shutting its doors in the Electric City.  This time it's due to the liquidation of its parent company.  All Herberger stores across the nation will be closing.  A U.S. bankruptcy judge is expected to decide today on the acquisition of the Bon-Ton stores chain. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. was operating 260 stores in 24 states, largely in the Northeast and Midwest, when it filed for bankruptcy in January. Stores in Havre, Kalispell, Billings,...

    GREAT FALLS - Another store is shutting its doors in the Electric City.  This time it's due to the liquidation of its parent company.  All Herberger stores across the nation will be closing.  A U.S. bankruptcy judge is expected to decide today on the acquisition of the Bon-Ton stores chain. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. was operating 260 stores in 24 states, largely in the Northeast and Midwest, when it filed for bankruptcy in January. Stores in Havre, Kalispell, Billings,...

  • UPDATE: Escaped bear located

    UPDATE: Escaped bear located

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-04-18 19:51:05 GMT

    A 3 to 4-year-old female black bear has escaped from Montana Wildlife Center overnight.  

    A 3 to 4-year-old female black bear has escaped from Montana Wildlife Center overnight.  

  • Youth Transition Center to close in Great Falls

    Youth Transition Center to close in Great Falls

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:27:21 GMT
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    GREAT FALLS - Budget cuts are forcing the closure of Great Falls Youth Transition Center.  The center is a 7-bed facility houses boys between the ages of 15 - 17, all of whom are on juvenile parole. “It’s unfortunate that, as a result of cuts mandated by the legislature, we had to make this difficult decision. We have taken a hard look at programs and found that this is the most cost-effective solution,” Department of Corrections Director Reginald Michael ...
  • Flooding on the Hi-Line

    Flooding on the Hi-Line

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:32:27 GMT

    Flooding is taking over the Hi-Line for the second straight day. 

    Flooding is taking over the Hi-Line for the second straight day. 

  • SCAM ALERT: HPD says old scam making new rounds

    SCAM ALERT: HPD says old scam making new rounds

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    HELENA: Helena Police Department says they've seen another influx of calls to victims across the Capital city where the caller claims to be a part of law enforcement. 

    HELENA: Helena Police Department says they've seen another influx of calls to victims across the Capital city where the caller claims to be a part of law enforcement. 

  • The Wop Chop, a true Montana Treasure

    The Wop Chop, a true Montana Treasure

    Friday, April 6 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-04-06 15:49:06 GMT

    For nearly 60 years, the Freeway Tavern has been serving the people of Butte lunch and dinner. 

    For nearly 60 years, the Freeway Tavern has been serving the people of Butte lunch and dinner. 

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    22-year-old Brandon Schuhen of Yellowstone County has been charged with 5 felony counts of unlawful possession, shipping, or transportation of trophy big game animal.  A Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) investigation showed on October 6, 2017, FWP Game Warden Conner Langel received a call of a decapitated bull elk on a property just off Sarpy Creek Road. FWP released a press release seeking information from the public. According to court documents, on October 15...

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    Kellie Travers-Stafford / FacebookKellie Travers-Stafford / Facebook

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.