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  • State-funded preschool holds first graduation

    State-funded preschool holds first graduation

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-05-25 13:18:08 GMT

    Flathead Valley Community College held a graduation ceremony for the first cohort of students...

    Flathead Valley Community College held a graduation ceremony for the first cohort of students...

  • New concert and event center coming to Bozeman

    New concert and event center coming to Bozeman

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:48:10 GMT

    A new 1,500 capacity concert venue and event center is soon coming to Bozeman. The venue will be owned and operated by Logjam Presents, which is the same company that operates concerts the Wilma and Top Hat Lounge in Missoula and the Kettlehouse Amphitheater in Bonner.

    A new 1,500 capacity concert venue and event center is soon coming to Bozeman. The venue will be owned and operated by Logjam Presents, which is the same company that operates concerts the Wilma and Top Hat Lounge in Missoula and the Kettlehouse Amphitheater in Bonner.

  • Fire completely destroys Corvallis home

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:42:56 GMT

    A fire broke on in the Bitterroot Valley on Thursday, completely destroying one Corvallis home. Authorities responded to the home on Bailey Lane just after 5 p.m.

    A fire broke on in the Bitterroot Valley on Thursday, completely destroying one Corvallis home. Authorities responded to the home on Bailey Lane just after 5 p.m.

  • EPA says Smurfit-Stone chemicals aren't leaking into Clark Fork

    EPA says Smurfit-Stone chemicals aren't leaking into Clark Fork

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:24:49 GMT

    MISSOULA - EPA officials say they don't think Smurfit-Stone settling ponds are leaking contaminants into the Clark Fork, even though visual footage of the site makes it look like that's what happening.

    MISSOULA - EPA officials say they don't think Smurfit-Stone settling ponds are leaking contaminants into the Clark Fork, even though visual footage of the site makes it look like that's what happening.

  • Bozeman drug lord sentenced to 15 years in prison

    Bozeman drug lord sentenced to 15 years in prison

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:58:52 GMT

    BOZEMAN - A 38-year-old Bozeman resident is sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to his involvement in a multi-county drug ring. From July 2016 to May 2017, Edward Paul Ellington led a drug ring that operated in Gallatin and Broadwater Counties. Police said Ellington would sell large quantities of meth to at least a dozen people, who then would sell it to dozens of others. He was considered the largest drug supplier in the Bozeman ...

    BOZEMAN - A 38-year-old Bozeman resident is sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to his involvement in a multi-county drug ring. From July 2016 to May 2017, Edward Paul Ellington led a drug ring that operated in Gallatin and Broadwater Counties. Police said Ellington would sell large quantities of meth to at least a dozen people, who then would sell it to dozens of others. He was considered the largest drug supplier in the Bozeman ...

  • Most Seeley Lake-area camping open for Memorial Day weekend

    Most Seeley Lake-area camping open for Memorial Day weekend

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:01:31 GMT

    Despite this spring's heavy floods, most campgrounds in the Seeley Lake area are open for Memorial Day weekend. However, Big Larch campground on the east side of Seeley Lake is closed, according to Lolo National Forest. The campground is full of downed trees and branches. Click here for a full list of road closures and alerts from Lolo National Forest. Montana State Parks Salmon Lake and Placid Lake are also open for day-use-only recreation. In the Flathead National Forest, Holland...

    Despite this spring's heavy floods, most campgrounds in the Seeley Lake area are open for Memorial Day weekend. However, Big Larch campground on the east side of Seeley Lake is closed, according to Lolo National Forest. The campground is full of downed trees and branches. Click here for a full list of road closures and alerts from Lolo National Forest. Montana State Parks Salmon Lake and Placid Lake are also open for day-use-only recreation. In the Flathead National Forest, Holland...

  • MSU, Bozeman Police launch Special Victims Unit

    MSU, Bozeman Police launch Special Victims Unit

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:59:54 GMT

    Reports of rape and sexual assault are increasing in Montana, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Reports of rape and sexual assault are increasing in Montana, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Free tetanus shots offered to flood victims

    Free tetanus shots offered to flood victims

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:28:26 GMT

    With flood waters carrying harmful bacteria...

    With flood waters carrying harmful bacteria...

  • Helena man convicted of killing girlfriend

    Helena man convicted of killing girlfriend

    A 22-year-old Helena man has been convicted of deliberate homicide for shooting his girlfriend in the head as she sat in a car last July.

    A 22-year-old Helena man has been convicted of deliberate homicide for shooting his girlfriend in the head as she sat in a car last July.

  • University of Montana bookstore racks up $1.8 million in losses

    University of Montana bookstore racks up $1.8 million in losses

    The University of Montana is finalizing negotiations for Barnes & Noble College to manage the campus bookstore, which has racked up $1.8 million in losses in the last few years.

    The University of Montana is finalizing negotiations for Barnes & Noble College to manage the campus bookstore, which has racked up $1.8 million in losses in the last few years.

  • Four remain missing after car crashes into Idaho river

    Four remain missing after car crashes into Idaho river

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    Officials are searching for four missing people after their vehicle was found in the upper Selway River in northern Idaho backcountry.  Two survivors have returned to their home state of Georgia.

    Officials are searching for four missing people after their vehicle was found in the upper Selway River in northern Idaho backcountry.  Two survivors have returned to their home state of Georgia.

  • 10 year old missing case in Anaconda remains a mystery

    10 year old missing case in Anaconda remains a mystery

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:32:00 GMT

    There is another missing person's case in the Anaconda area. 

    There is another missing person's case in the Anaconda area. 

  • Many Missoula flood victims say they didn't have flood insurance

    Many Missoula flood victims say they didn't have flood insurance

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:06:59 GMT

    MISSOULA - As the Clark Fork is still running at a minor flood stage, search and rescue teams are wading into evacuated neighborhoods to take a look at the damage left by the 100-year flood. Unfortunately, many homeowners shouldn't expect good news. With running water flooding some homes for weeks now, Missoula County crews are reporting permanent structural damage to many buildings in the Orchard Homes area. About 300 homes are slated to be looked at this week in hopes of learning ...

    MISSOULA - As the Clark Fork is still running at a minor flood stage, search and rescue teams are wading into evacuated neighborhoods to take a look at the damage left by the 100-year flood. Unfortunately, many homeowners shouldn't expect good news. With running water flooding some homes for weeks now, Missoula County crews are reporting permanent structural damage to many buildings in the Orchard Homes area. About 300 homes are slated to be looked at this week in hopes of learning ...

  • Is "Selfie-Itis" coming to Montana?

    Is "Selfie-Itis" coming to Montana?

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:41:10 GMT
    Photo: Ryan McKennaPhoto: Ryan McKenna
    Photo: Ryan McKennaPhoto: Ryan McKenna

    In November 2013, the word "selfie" appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary. These days, selfies are ubiquitous on social media - and Montanans are no exception. On Tuesday night on ABC FOX Montana, we're taking a look at the lengths some people will go to to take the "perfect" selfie. Even Montanans are turning to plastic surgery to keep up with our increasingly image-based world. You don't need plastic surgery to take a great photo, though. We found 12 tips ...

    In November 2013, the word "selfie" appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary. These days, selfies are ubiquitous on social media - and Montanans are no exception. On Tuesday night on ABC FOX Montana, we're taking a look at the lengths some people will go to to take the "perfect" selfie. Even Montanans are turning to plastic surgery to keep up with our increasingly image-based world. You don't need plastic surgery to take a great photo, though. We found 12 tips ...

  • Receding flood water allows survey of damage in Montana

    Receding flood water allows survey of damage in Montana

    Receding water is allowing officials to better survey flood damage that occurred to homes in the Missoula area in western Montana.

    Receding water is allowing officials to better survey flood damage that occurred to homes in the Missoula area in western Montana.

  • Emergency crews continue to repair levee in the Turah area

    Emergency crews continue to repair levee in the Turah area

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:13:43 GMT

    As we know flood waters have been causing some damage...

    As we know flood waters have been causing some damage...

  • Montana Supreme Court: FWP did not violate ethics laws

    Montana Supreme Court: FWP did not violate ethics laws

    The Montana Supreme Court says Fish, Wildlife & Parks complied with ethics laws after a state-owned educational trailer was used by a private group during a political campaign.

    The Montana Supreme Court says Fish, Wildlife & Parks complied with ethics laws after a state-owned educational trailer was used by a private group during a political campaign.

  • Missoula crews checking homes for flood damage

    Missoula crews checking homes for flood damage

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:18:29 GMT

    MISSOULA - Some evacuated homeowners will soon get a chance to find out how much damage they're facing from the last few weeks of flooding. Starting May 22, search and rescue crews are surveying flooded houses in the Orchard Homes area to check for damage. A release from Missoula County says that if you're one of the evacuated residents, you can call 406-258-4841 to ask to have your property looked at. The county says search and rescue teams are best equipped to venture out in...

    MISSOULA - Some evacuated homeowners will soon get a chance to find out how much damage they're facing from the last few weeks of flooding. Starting May 22, search and rescue crews are surveying flooded houses in the Orchard Homes area to check for damage. A release from Missoula County says that if you're one of the evacuated residents, you can call 406-258-4841 to ask to have your property looked at. The county says search and rescue teams are best equipped to venture out in...

  • East Glacier manslaughter convict to remain free until his sentencing

    East Glacier manslaughter convict to remain free until his sentencing

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:01:14 GMT

    Judge John Johnston has ruled William Arocha Jr. will remain free until his sentencing September 6.

    Judge John Johnston has ruled William Arocha Jr. will remain free until his sentencing September 6.

  • Flood evacuees can return home

    Flood evacuees can return home

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:34:08 GMT

    Missoula County officials say flooding evacuees can temporarily return home as of Monday. Residents are allowed to return to their properties without checking in and out at road blocks, but are cautioned to not reinhabit their homes until the flooding emergency is over.

    Missoula County officials say flooding evacuees can temporarily return home as of Monday. Residents are allowed to return to their properties without checking in and out at road blocks, but are cautioned to not reinhabit their homes until the flooding emergency is over.

  • Snowmelt boosts mudslide risk near Lolo, Rice Ridge burned areas

    Snowmelt boosts mudslide risk near Lolo, Rice Ridge burned areas

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    Lolo Peak fire August 2018Lolo Peak fire August 2018

    Officials say the rapidly melting snowpack in the mountains of western Montana has increased the risk of mudslides in areas scorched by last year's wildfires.

    Officials say the rapidly melting snowpack in the mountains of western Montana has increased the risk of mudslides in areas scorched by last year's wildfires.

  • Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:36:58 GMT

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

  • Staff tour the new Jeannette Rankin Elementary School

    Staff tour the new Jeannette Rankin Elementary School

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:10:17 GMT

    Jeanette Rankin Elementary School is being built because Cold Springs Elementary School is not built to accommodate its 500 students and is not suitable for modern learning.

    Jeanette Rankin Elementary School is being built because Cold Springs Elementary School is not built to accommodate its 500 students and is not suitable for modern learning.

  • Lawyer: Neo-Nazi "troll storm" protected by free speech

    Lawyer: Neo-Nazi "troll storm" protected by free speech

    An attorney says the "bona fide neo-Nazi" he represents may have written cruel and crude commentary about a Montana woman who's now suing him, but the First Amendment doesn't require kindness.

    An attorney says the "bona fide neo-Nazi" he represents may have written cruel and crude commentary about a Montana woman who's now suing him, but the First Amendment doesn't require kindness.

  • Student Athlete of the Year top 10 contenders May 16

    Student Athlete of the Year top 10 contenders May 16

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-05-18 16:40:01 GMT

    Here's your Top 10 contenders for Student Athlete of the Year, as of May 18. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship, awarded by ABC FOX Montana and Mattress Firm Montana! Voting closes at midnight on May 21, and we'll announce a winner on May 22! Keep those votes coming in by clicking here. You can vote ONCE EVERY HOUR! 1. Keri Peterson (Missoula) 2. Katie Hoppe (Belgrade) 3. Kaelyn Smith (Polson) 4. Brooke Mycke (Conrad) 5. Macy Mangold (Fergus) 6. Rachel Ryan (Gr...

    Here's your Top 10 contenders for Student Athlete of the Year, as of May 18. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship, awarded by ABC FOX Montana and Mattress Firm Montana! Voting closes at midnight on May 21, and we'll announce a winner on May 22! Keep those votes coming in by clicking here. You can vote ONCE EVERY HOUR! 1. Keri Peterson (Missoula) 2. Katie Hoppe (Belgrade) 3. Kaelyn Smith (Polson) 4. Brooke Mycke (Conrad) 5. Macy Mangold (Fergus) 6. Rachel Ryan (Gr...

  • Missoula Flooding Resources

    Missoula Flooding Resources

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:23:00 GMT

    Here's a list of resources for the flooding Missoula neighborhoods as of the week of May 14-20. Information compiled from the Missoula Flood Support Facebook group. Inciweb for the latest updates compiled by state and local emergency officials Missoula Flood Support community group on Facebook Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Missoula County 911 Facebook Missoula County Facebook Request for Disaster Assistance form: http://bit.ly/RequestForAssistance Donate sand ...

    Here's a list of resources for the flooding Missoula neighborhoods as of the week of May 14-20. Information compiled from the Missoula Flood Support Facebook group. Inciweb for the latest updates compiled by state and local emergency officials Missoula Flood Support community group on Facebook Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Missoula County 911 Facebook Missoula County Facebook Request for Disaster Assistance form: http://bit.ly/RequestForAssistance Donate sand ...

  • Forecast improves for Missoula floods this weekend

    Forecast improves for Missoula floods this weekend

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:09:14 GMT

    MISSOULA - County officials say residents preparing for the river to crest this weekend may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The National Weather Service's latest prediction says water levels won't rise as high as they did on May 12-13, when they hit 14 feet.

    MISSOULA - County officials say residents preparing for the river to crest this weekend may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The National Weather Service's latest prediction says water levels won't rise as high as they did on May 12-13, when they hit 14 feet.

  • UM student doc explores ways to alleviate overcrowding in Montana jails

    UM student doc explores ways to alleviate overcrowding in Montana jails

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-17 04:42:25 GMT

    For the past four months, nine University of Montana School of Journalism students have been taking a closer look at overcrowding in Montana's 36 jails. The culmination of their work, 'Montana jails: Slammed for Solutions,' will broadcast for a statewide audience on Thursday night.

    For the past four months, nine University of Montana School of Journalism students have been taking a closer look at overcrowding in Montana's 36 jails. The culmination of their work, 'Montana jails: Slammed for Solutions,' will broadcast for a statewide audience on Thursday night.

  • Flood season takes a toll on Missoula families

    Flood season takes a toll on Missoula families

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:29:37 GMT

    MISSOULA - On Mallard Way, off Mullan Road, many residents were having a tough time on Wednesday as they scrambled to prepare for another round of high water. "Take a look at how fast the Clark Fork River is moving right now, and it's only supposed to get higher moving into the weekend," says Bob Dischner. "That's why neighbors are working really hard together to prepare for the flood." Dischner says this flood season has been extremely draining on him and his fa...

    MISSOULA - On Mallard Way, off Mullan Road, many residents were having a tough time on Wednesday as they scrambled to prepare for another round of high water. "Take a look at how fast the Clark Fork River is moving right now, and it's only supposed to get higher moving into the weekend," says Bob Dischner. "That's why neighbors are working really hard together to prepare for the flood." Dischner says this flood season has been extremely draining on him and his fa...

  • More smoke expected from Mount Sentinel controlled burn

    More smoke expected from Mount Sentinel controlled burn

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:17:53 GMT
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    MISSOULA - Expect more smoke from a controlled burn on Mount Sentinel planned for May 17- May 22. 

    MISSOULA - Expect more smoke from a controlled burn on Mount Sentinel planned for May 17- May 22. 

  • Fire sparks as crews try to secure flooded Missoula mobile home

    Fire sparks as crews try to secure flooded Missoula mobile home

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:59:56 GMT

    A Weather Authority Alert is still in effect as of Tuesday, despite a lull in water levels on Missoula's Clark Fork River. Safety crews took this opportunity to assess damage and gain control of one of several mobile homes swept off their foundations on Schmidt Lane. And as crews were cutting through the exterior of a mobile home to secure a chain around it, a fire started.

    A Weather Authority Alert is still in effect as of Tuesday, despite a lull in water levels on Missoula's Clark Fork River. Safety crews took this opportunity to assess damage and gain control of one of several mobile homes swept off their foundations on Schmidt Lane. And as crews were cutting through the exterior of a mobile home to secure a chain around it, a fire started.

  • Montana Treasure: The inspiring Ann Bourassa

    Montana Treasure: The inspiring Ann Bourassa

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-05-15 21:58:50 GMT

    Our own Meghan Bourassa honors her mom, Ann, who's been a best friend and a source of strength - even as she deals with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our own Meghan Bourassa honors her mom, Ann, who's been a best friend and a source of strength - even as she deals with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Prescribed burn planned for Sawmill Gulch Tuesday

    Prescribed burn planned for Sawmill Gulch Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-05-15 15:51:36 GMT

    MISSOULA - Forest Service officials are burning understory acreage in the Rattlesnake Recreation Area on Tuesday, and hikers and bikers should watch out. The Missoula Ranger District is planning to burn 125 acres in the Sawmill Gulch area, just off the main Rattlesnake trailhead, to reduce fuel load and restore the health of the ecosystem.  

    MISSOULA - Forest Service officials are burning understory acreage in the Rattlesnake Recreation Area on Tuesday, and hikers and bikers should watch out. The Missoula Ranger District is planning to burn 125 acres in the Sawmill Gulch area, just off the main Rattlesnake trailhead, to reduce fuel load and restore the health of the ecosystem.  

  • Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel gets a makeover

    Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel gets a makeover

    Monday, May 14 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-15 00:21:42 GMT

    The month of May means the start of a new summer tourism season in Yellowstone National Park and a new look for the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall takes you on a tour, in the video above, as Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel gets a make-over.

    The month of May means the start of a new summer tourism season in Yellowstone National Park and a new look for the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall takes you on a tour, in the video above, as Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel gets a make-over.

  • Team Rubicon urgently needs more sandbag volunteers

    Team Rubicon urgently needs more sandbag volunteers

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-14 22:59:48 GMT

    MISSOULA - The county urgently needs more volunteers to help fill sandbags before flooding worsens by the end of the week. The number of volunteers have significantly gone down since Saturday, and they're now only producing about half as many sandbags as over the weekend.

    MISSOULA - The county urgently needs more volunteers to help fill sandbags before flooding worsens by the end of the week. The number of volunteers have significantly gone down since Saturday, and they're now only producing about half as many sandbags as over the weekend.

  • Some Missoula flood victims allowed to return temporarily

    Some Missoula flood victims allowed to return temporarily

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-05-14 22:44:04 GMT

    MISSOULA - Evacuated residents got some welcome news on Monday afternoon as they're allowed to return temporarily to check on their homes. Flooding is expected to worsen on Thursday and Friday.

    MISSOULA - Evacuated residents got some welcome news on Monday afternoon as they're allowed to return temporarily to check on their homes. Flooding is expected to worsen on Thursday and Friday.

  • Clark Fork closed from Reserve to Kona for safety

    Clark Fork closed from Reserve to Kona for safety

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:43:37 GMT

    MISSOULA - A section of the Clark Fork is closed to all recreation access due to dangerous debris, downed power lines and high waters. A press release from Missoula County says the closure will stay in effect while emergency officials try to remove the power lines and wait for waters to recede.

    MISSOULA - A section of the Clark Fork is closed to all recreation access due to dangerous debris, downed power lines and high waters. A press release from Missoula County says the closure will stay in effect while emergency officials try to remove the power lines and wait for waters to recede.

  • Smurfit-Stone chemical ponds at risk of leaking into Clark Fork

    Smurfit-Stone chemical ponds at risk of leaking into Clark Fork

    Friday, May 11 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-05-11 22:47:44 GMT

    MISSOULA - As the Clark Fork rises, it's at risk of contamination from the industrial settling ponds at the former Smurfit-Stone site.

    MISSOULA - As the Clark Fork rises, it's at risk of contamination from the industrial settling ponds at the former Smurfit-Stone site.

  • Multiple reports of counterfeit money in Polson

    Multiple reports of counterfeit money in Polson

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-05-10 02:09:34 GMT

    Polson police are reporting counterfeit money is circulating throughout the community.  

    Polson police are reporting counterfeit money is circulating throughout the community.  

  • Name released of man killed in rollover on Highway 93

    Name released of man killed in rollover on Highway 93

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-05-09 23:39:40 GMT

    KALISPELL - Authorities released the name of a man who died Monday in a single-vehicle rollover. 

    KALISPELL - Authorities released the name of a man who died Monday in a single-vehicle rollover. 

  • Volunteers collect 80 tons of sand for flooded homes

    Volunteers collect 80 tons of sand for flooded homes

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:19:20 GMT
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    courtesy MT DNRCcourtesy MT DNRC

    MISSOULA - As flooding continues, so does help from community members who want to assist their neighbors in need. At Orchard Homes Country Life Club, volunteers from across the region are coming to help. Volunteers put together about 80 tons of sand just on Wednesday to help protect properties from the rising Clark Fork.

    MISSOULA - As flooding continues, so does help from community members who want to assist their neighbors in need. At Orchard Homes Country Life Club, volunteers from across the region are coming to help. Volunteers put together about 80 tons of sand just on Wednesday to help protect properties from the rising Clark Fork.

  • Flooding Clark Fork is sweeping away mobile homes, officials say

    Flooding Clark Fork is sweeping away mobile homes, officials say

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:35:48 GMT

    MISSOULA - In a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, county emergency officials said the rising Clark Fork poses a danger and that people should stay away. There are also reports of the floodwaters sweeping away some mobile homes. 

    MISSOULA - In a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, county emergency officials said the rising Clark Fork poses a danger and that people should stay away. There are also reports of the floodwaters sweeping away some mobile homes. 

  • Kalispell voters approve $1M school levy

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-05-09 04:54:06 GMT

    Preliminary results on Tuesday showed voters approving a $1 million general elementary levy for Kalispell Public Schools.

    Preliminary results on Tuesday showed voters approving a $1 million general elementary levy for Kalispell Public Schools.

  • Missoula residents bracing for impending floodwaters

    Missoula residents bracing for impending floodwaters

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-05-08 19:37:42 GMT

    MISSOULA - One family is seeing five-foot-deep water in their basement: and the Clark Fork is expected to rise even higher. They're using several creative methods to try to stop the river from coming further into their house.

    MISSOULA - One family is seeing five-foot-deep water in their basement: and the Clark Fork is expected to rise even higher. They're using several creative methods to try to stop the river from coming further into their house.

  • Frenchtown's Freshman Jace Klucewich Continues to Impress

    Frenchtown's Freshman Jace Klucewich Continues to Impress

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-05-08 16:17:20 GMT

    "He was the type of kid coming out of middle school that as a track coach as a football coach you are obviously pretty exited about. The caliber of athlete that he is is just something you don't see a lot of," said Frenchtown Head Track Coach Ryan Nelson.  Everyone in Frenchtown knew Freshman Jace Klucewich had the potential to be a star for the Broncs in High School. Older kids like Ethan Pyron had heard about the middle school stud and despite the hype Klucewich has ...

    "He was the type of kid coming out of middle school that as a track coach as a football coach you are obviously pretty exited about. The caliber of athlete that he is is just something you don't see a lot of," said Frenchtown Head Track Coach Ryan Nelson.  Everyone in Frenchtown knew Freshman Jace Klucewich had the potential to be a star for the Broncs in High School. Older kids like Ethan Pyron had heard about the middle school stud and despite the hype Klucewich has ...

  • Southgate Mall sold to real estate investment group for $58M

    Southgate Mall sold to real estate investment group for $58M

    Southgate Mall in Missoula has been sold to an Ohio-based real estate investment group for $58 million.

    Southgate Mall in Missoula has been sold to an Ohio-based real estate investment group for $58 million.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Montana Treasures: Forensic Gun Examiners

    Montana Treasures: Forensic Gun Examiners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • News Minute: Montana Dems seeking ethics investigation into Gianforte assault

    News Minute: Montana Dems seeking ethics investigation into Gianforte assault

    HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A Montana woman has been ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution to two casinos she had stolen from as an employee. The Havre Daily News reports that Kyra Lynne Gerber was told to pay the casinos after she pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by embezzlement in September. BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Court documents say a Montana man who fled to Mexico after authorities began investigating him for illegal gun exports has agreed to plead guilty to federal weapons charges....

    The head of the Montana Democratic Party is asking for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request comes exactly one year...

  • Reports say Tester snubbed as Trump signs banking reform bill

    Reports say Tester snubbed as Trump signs banking reform bill

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:54:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, President Trump signed a bill aimed at cutting regulations on smaller banks. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act is described as cutting "red tape" on community banks and credit unions. It was developed by a bipartisan group of senators including Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho.) Tester, who sits on the Senate's Banking Committee, issued a statement saying the Economic Growth Act will benefit sma...

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, President Trump signed a bill aimed at cutting regulations on smaller banks. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act is described as cutting "red tape" on community banks and credit unions. It was developed by a bipartisan group of senators including Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho.) Tester, who sits on the Senate's Banking Committee, issued a statement saying the Economic Growth Act will benefit sma...

  • Montana woman turning love of dandelions into a business

    Montana woman turning love of dandelions into a business

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:00:22 GMT

    MISSOULA - Tired of all those dandelions on your lawn? A Missoula woman wants to know - she likes to go to friends' houses to pick their dandelions.

    MISSOULA - Tired of all those dandelions on your lawn? A Missoula woman wants to know - she likes to go to friends' houses to pick their dandelions.

  • Logjam Presents planning new concert venue for Bozeman

    Logjam Presents planning new concert venue for Bozeman

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:59:20 GMT

    BOZEMAN - A major venue owner and event promoter in Missoula is now setting his sights on Bozeman. On Wednesday, the Bozeman Chronicle reported that the owner of the Top Hat and Wilma is now planning a new venue for Bozeman. Nick Checota told the Chronicle that he envisions a 1,500-seat venue the corner of Seventh and Short Street. It's near Whittier Elementary School and the new RSVP Motel.  Checota is best known for buying the Top Hat and later the Wilma in downtown Missoula...

    BOZEMAN - A major venue owner and event promoter in Missoula is now setting his sights on Bozeman. On Wednesday, the Bozeman Chronicle reported that the owner of the Top Hat and Wilma is now planning a new venue for Bozeman. Nick Checota told the Chronicle that he envisions a 1,500-seat venue the corner of Seventh and Short Street. It's near Whittier Elementary School and the new RSVP Motel.  Checota is best known for buying the Top Hat and later the Wilma in downtown Missoula...

  • VIDEO: Search continues for four people in Idaho river

    VIDEO: Search continues for four people in Idaho river

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:57:04 GMT

    GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO - The search continues for four people who remain missing after their car wrecked and landed upside-down in the Selway River in a remote part of Idaho. Newly released video shows the car submerged in a fast-moving river.

    GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO - The search continues for four people who remain missing after their car wrecked and landed upside-down in the Selway River in a remote part of Idaho. Newly released video shows the car submerged in a fast-moving river.

  • Congratulations to Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year 2018!

    Congratulations to Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year 2018!

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-05-23 16:59:37 GMT

    The people have spoken, and the winner of our Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year for 2018 is Kaelyn Smith. The Polson Pirate was surprised with her $2,000 scholarship check at practice on Tuesday afternoon.

    The people have spoken, and the winner of our Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year for 2018 is Kaelyn Smith. The Polson Pirate was surprised with her $2,000 scholarship check at practice on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Is social media pressuring Montanans to change their faces?

    Is social media pressuring Montanans to change their faces?

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-05-23 16:02:12 GMT

    In a time when there's pressure to always look perfect for your next selfie, we found out even Montanans are showing a growing interest in procedures to enhance their face.

    In a time when there's pressure to always look perfect for your next selfie, we found out even Montanans are showing a growing interest in procedures to enhance their face.

  • MSU creates new device to battle invasive fish in Yellowstone Lake

    MSU creates new device to battle invasive fish in Yellowstone Lake

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:19:36 GMT

    MSU has created a new device that could help in Yellowstone’s fight against an invasive fish. 

    MSU has created a new device that could help in Yellowstone’s fight against an invasive fish. 

  • Plane crash blocks eastbound lanes on I-90 at Lookout Pass

    Plane crash blocks eastbound lanes on I-90 at Lookout Pass

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:06:22 GMT

    An accident is blocking the eastbound lanes on I-90 at Lookout Pass, just half a mile east of the border with Idaho. Authorities reported the accident at 3:16 PM Tuesday. Drivers are warned to expect delays and reduced speeds.

    An accident is blocking the eastbound lanes on I-90 at Lookout Pass, just half a mile east of the border with Idaho. Authorities reported the accident at 3:16 PM Tuesday. Drivers are warned to expect delays and reduced speeds.

  • 19-year-old Missoula man sentenced for raping 5-year-old

    19-year-old Missoula man sentenced for raping 5-year-old

    A 19-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for raping a 5-year-old girl in Helena.

    A 19-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for raping a 5-year-old girl in Helena.

  • Four people missing after vehicle overturns in the Selway

    Four people missing after vehicle overturns in the Selway

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:32:03 GMT

    Crews in Montana and Idaho are looking for four people who have not been seen since their vehicle turned over into the Selway River Monday morning.  

    Crews in Montana and Idaho are looking for four people who have not been seen since their vehicle turned over into the Selway River Monday morning.  

  • Judge to decide on anti-transgender bathroom proposal case

    Judge to decide on anti-transgender bathroom proposal case

    A Montana judge soon will decide on issues in a case against a proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative.

    A Montana judge soon will decide on issues in a case against a proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative.

  • Some apps allow kids to "play" plastic surgeon

    Some apps allow kids to "play" plastic surgeon

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:02:52 GMT

    Some apps depicting plastic surgery are now targeting kids as young as eight. 

    Some apps depicting plastic surgery are now targeting kids as young as eight. 

  • Convicted Montana pain doctor back in custody

    Convicted Montana pain doctor back in custody

    A 69-year-old former Montana pain doctor convicted of overprescribing opioids leading to the deaths of two patients is back in custody after missing an appeal filing deadline with the state Supreme Court.

    A 69-year-old former Montana pain doctor convicted of overprescribing opioids leading to the deaths of two patients is back in custody after missing an appeal filing deadline with the state Supreme Court.

  • 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.

  • Bozeman hires new spokeswoman for city commission

    Bozeman hires new spokeswoman for city commission

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:54:31 GMT

    The City of Bozeman has hired the cities first ever communications coordinator. 

    The City of Bozeman has hired the cities first ever communications coordinator. 

  • Helena man convicted in girlfriend's shooting death

    Helena man convicted in girlfriend's shooting death

    A jury has found a 22-year-old Helena man guilty of deliberate homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend last year.

    A jury has found a 22-year-old Helena man guilty of deliberate homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend last year.

  • Accident kills 1 north of Great Falls

    Accident kills 1 north of Great Falls

    Montana Highway Patrol says one person has died in a two-vehicle accident.

    Montana Highway Patrol says one person has died in a two-vehicle accident.

  • Yellowstone bison experiment stopped, disease rules changed

    Yellowstone bison experiment stopped, disease rules changed

    Federal officials shut down an experiment on diseased wildlife from Yellowstone National Park after inspectors questioned government protocols for handling infected bison.

    Federal officials shut down an experiment on diseased wildlife from Yellowstone National Park after inspectors questioned government protocols for handling infected bison.

  • Yellowstone counts fewer visits so far compared to last year

    Yellowstone counts fewer visits so far compared to last year

    Fewer people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year compared to the same time frame last year.

    Fewer people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year compared to the same time frame last year.

  • Stroke awareness month: How one victim overcame the odds

    Stroke awareness month: How one victim overcame the odds

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:51:33 GMT

    Stroke is a leading cause of death and long term disability worldwide and can happen to anyone at any time at any age, something that Kathryn Dunning knows too well.Dunning said, “I felt really good about everything, then went to bed and didn’t wake up. I woke up 2 days later and went to the ER because I had a serious stroke.”

    Stroke is a leading cause of death and long term disability worldwide and can happen to anyone at any time at any age, something that Kathryn Dunning knows too well.Dunning said, “I felt really good about everything, then went to bed and didn’t wake up. I woke up 2 days later and went to the ER because I had a serious stroke.”

  • Temporary relief for Missoula flooding victims

    Temporary relief for Missoula flooding victims

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:59:24 GMT

    According to incident Public Information Officer Mel Holtz, the water levels have dropped in the Missoula area after the expected spike in water levels didn't occur. 

    According to incident Public Information Officer Mel Holtz, the water levels have dropped in the Missoula area after the expected spike in water levels didn't occur. 

  • FWP says bear attack victim was field assistant

    FWP says bear attack victim was field assistant

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:49:24 GMT

    KALISPELL - A Fish and Wildlife Service field assistant was seriously injured in a bear attack reported in the Cabinet Mountains on May 17. An update from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the woman is a field assistant on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grizzly bear study. On the morning of May 17, she was attacked in a "surprise defense encounter" involving a bear in the Poorman Creek area.  Officials do not know for sure what kind of bear was involved. The wo...

    KALISPELL - A Fish and Wildlife Service field assistant was seriously injured in a bear attack reported in the Cabinet Mountains on May 17. An update from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the woman is a field assistant on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grizzly bear study. On the morning of May 17, she was attacked in a "surprise defense encounter" involving a bear in the Poorman Creek area.  Officials do not know for sure what kind of bear was involved. The wo...

  • Expect large crowds at the Bozeman Airport this summer

    Expect large crowds at the Bozeman Airport this summer

    Friday, May 18 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-05-18 20:44:20 GMT

    As summer rolls in, Montana’s busiest airport is expecting to break more records as people start to roll in and out of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. 

    As summer rolls in, Montana’s busiest airport is expecting to break more records as people start to roll in and out of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. 

  • Law enforcement honor fallen Deputy Mason Moore, 1 year after his death

    Law enforcement honor fallen Deputy Mason Moore, 1 year after his death

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:31:59 GMT

    TOWNSEND - Just one year ago, Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore lost his life in the line of duty, on a high-speed chase in southwestern Montana. The loss of Deputy Moore weighs on the hearts of his department and community. 

    TOWNSEND - Just one year ago, Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore lost his life in the line of duty, on a high-speed chase in southwestern Montana. The loss of Deputy Moore weighs on the hearts of his department and community. 

  • Man rescued from Clark Fork after jumping from bridge

    Man rescued from Clark Fork after jumping from bridge

    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-05-17 18:21:02 GMT

    Missoula Police are staging at several bridges in town after receiving numerous reports from people saying a man jumped off the Orange Street bridge in to the Clark Fork River.  

    Missoula Police are staging at several bridges in town after receiving numerous reports from people saying a man jumped off the Orange Street bridge in to the Clark Fork River.  

  • Tester and Bullock support Senate's net neutrality vote, Daines votes against

    Tester and Bullock support Senate's net neutrality vote, Daines votes against

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-05-16 20:57:44 GMT
    Gov. Bullock spoke to students about net neutrality in Jan. 2018Gov. Bullock spoke to students about net neutrality in Jan. 2018
    Gov. Bullock spoke to students about net neutrality in Jan. 2018Gov. Bullock spoke to students about net neutrality in Jan. 2018

    Gov. Steve Bullock issued a statement in support of the U.S. Senate's vote this week to reinstate net neutrality. After the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality rules in January, Bullock became the first state governor to issue an executive order requiring internet providers that contract with the state of Montana to follow net neutrality. This week, a Senate majority voted in favor of restoring net neutrality. Supporters of net neutrality sa...

    Gov. Steve Bullock issued a statement in support of the U.S. Senate's vote this week to reinstate net neutrality. After the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality rules in January, Bullock became the first state governor to issue an executive order requiring internet providers that contract with the state of Montana to follow net neutrality. This week, a Senate majority voted in favor of restoring net neutrality. Supporters of net neutrality sa...

  • Man arrested on suspicion of killing Anaconda cancer patient

    Man arrested on suspicion of killing Anaconda cancer patient

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-05-16 15:36:33 GMT

    Butte police took a murder suspect into custody early Wednesday morning. 

    Butte police took a murder suspect into custody early Wednesday morning. 

  • Missoula named one of America's drunkest cities

    Missoula named one of America's drunkest cities

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-05-16 14:17:03 GMT
    New buzz about Missoula: it's been named one of America's drunkest cities. According to 24/7 Wall Street, Zootown comes in at 7. Green Bay, Wisconsin is in first place. Dothan, Alabama is the driest.  24/7 Wall Street reviewed the adult excessive drinking rate in 381 U.S. metro areas to identify the 20 drunkest and driest cities. The cities with the highest excessive drinking rates are concentrated in the Midwest, while those with the lowest rates are mostly in southern s...
    New buzz about Missoula: it's been named one of America's drunkest cities. According to 24/7 Wall Street, Zootown comes in at 7. Green Bay, Wisconsin is in first place. Dothan, Alabama is the driest.  24/7 Wall Street reviewed the adult excessive drinking rate in 381 U.S. metro areas to identify the 20 drunkest and driest cities. The cities with the highest excessive drinking rates are concentrated in the Midwest, while those with the lowest rates are mostly in southern s...
  • Don't be a statistic, one in four consumers are scammed by travel fraud

    Don't be a statistic, one in four consumers are scammed by travel fraud

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:40 AM EDT2018-05-16 10:40:28 GMT

    While you might be getting excited for summer, you need to be careful while booking your family vacation. 

    While you might be getting excited for summer, you need to be careful while booking your family vacation. 

  • Friend says Margot Kidder had unusual wish for her remains

    Friend says Margot Kidder had unusual wish for her remains

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:49:17 GMT

    Friends are recalling the life of Margot Kidder, who died Sunday at age 69 in her home in Livingston. They say she had an unusual request for her remains.

    Friends are recalling the life of Margot Kidder, who died Sunday at age 69 in her home in Livingston. They say she had an unusual request for her remains.

  • Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the 'Superman' franchise, found dead

    Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the 'Superman' franchise, found dead

    Monday, May 14 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-05-14 17:57:53 GMT

    LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in the "Superman" film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died.    Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana, posted a notice on its website saying Kidder died Sunday at her home there. 

    LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in the "Superman" film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died.    Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana, posted a notice on its website saying Kidder died Sunday at her home there. 

  • Power lines tipped over in the Clark Fork, Missoula officials warn

    Power lines tipped over in the Clark Fork, Missoula officials warn

    Sunday, May 13 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-05-14 00:31:35 GMT

    MISSOULA - Floods in the Tower Street area knocked over power lines, causing a serious hazard in the water. An alert issued by Missoula County on Sunday night warns that power lines are in the water from the end of Tower Street spanning to Schmidt Lane.  NorthWestern Energy has shut off the power to the lines, but they remain a significant danger to anyone recreating on the Clark Fork.  While emergency officials try to resolve the situation, the public is urged to stay aw...

    MISSOULA - Floods in the Tower Street area knocked over power lines, causing a serious hazard in the water. An alert issued by Missoula County on Sunday night warns that power lines are in the water from the end of Tower Street spanning to Schmidt Lane.  NorthWestern Energy has shut off the power to the lines, but they remain a significant danger to anyone recreating on the Clark Fork.  While emergency officials try to resolve the situation, the public is urged to stay aw...

  • Clark Fork reaches 2nd highest level on record

    Clark Fork reaches 2nd highest level on record

    Saturday, May 12 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-05-12 15:08:30 GMT

    The Clark Fork River reached the 2nd highest level on record Friday night.

    The Clark Fork River reached the 2nd highest level on record Friday night.

  • Parks, fishing access sites closed along Clark Fork

    Parks, fishing access sites closed along Clark Fork

    Saturday, May 12 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-05-12 15:03:02 GMT

    Fish Wildlife and Parks officials have closed several parks and fishing access points along the flooded Clark Fork River. 

    Fish Wildlife and Parks officials have closed several parks and fishing access points along the flooded Clark Fork River. 

  • Volunteers bag 300 tons of sand, move locations

    Volunteers bag 300 tons of sand, move locations

    Saturday, May 12 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-05-12 14:49:22 GMT

    As the Clark Fork River broke a historic record, cresting just under 14 feet Friday night, volunteers scrambling to fill sandbags broke a record of their own. 

    As the Clark Fork River broke a historic record, cresting just under 14 feet Friday night, volunteers scrambling to fill sandbags broke a record of their own. 

  • Forest Service warns of heavily washed-out roads

    Forest Service warns of heavily washed-out roads

    Friday, May 11 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-05-11 17:41:02 GMT
    Fish Creek on Lolo National ForestFish Creek on Lolo National Forest

    Forest Service roads around the state have been hit by overflowing creeks. Lolo National Forest posted photos of a washed-out Fish Creek Road in the Ninemile district, and said traffic will be rerouted to Petty Creek Road for now. 

    Forest Service roads around the state have been hit by overflowing creeks. Lolo National Forest posted photos of a washed-out Fish Creek Road in the Ninemile district, and said traffic will be rerouted to Petty Creek Road for now. 

  • Crews rescue man from flooded Clark Fork River

    Crews rescue man from flooded Clark Fork River

    Friday, May 11 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-05-11 16:26:30 GMT

    Multiple agencies responded to the Reserve Street bridge in Missoula Thursday evening after reports of man in a raft on the Clark Fork River. Public Information Officer Mel Holtz said the man was brought to safety just before 9:00 p.m.

    Multiple agencies responded to the Reserve Street bridge in Missoula Thursday evening after reports of man in a raft on the Clark Fork River. Public Information Officer Mel Holtz said the man was brought to safety just before 9:00 p.m.

  • Flooding forces evacuations in Frenchtown

    Flooding forces evacuations in Frenchtown

    Friday, May 11 2018 12:58 AM EDT2018-05-11 04:58:27 GMT

    Flooding has forced residents in Frenchtown to evacuate.

    Flooding has forced residents in Frenchtown to evacuate.

  • Additional homes under evacuation ORDER in Missoula

    Additional homes under evacuation ORDER in Missoula

    Thursday, May 10 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-05-11 01:28:55 GMT

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office put additional homes under evacuation ORDER Thursday.

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office put additional homes under evacuation ORDER Thursday.

  • River conditions too dangerous to retrieve flooded mobile homes, Missoula officials say

    River conditions too dangerous to retrieve flooded mobile homes, Missoula officials say

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-05-10 16:18:04 GMT
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    MISSOULA - The flooding Clark Fork is too full of debris to safely retrieve mobile homes that have been washed off their foundations, according to county officials.

    MISSOULA - The flooding Clark Fork is too full of debris to safely retrieve mobile homes that have been washed off their foundations, according to county officials.

  • Lt. Governor Cooney will tour flood areas in Missoula

    Lt. Governor Cooney will tour flood areas in Missoula

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:21:53 GMT

    Montana's Lt. Governor Mike Cooney will participate in a flood briefing and tour flooded areas in Missoula Thursday.

    Montana's Lt. Governor Mike Cooney will participate in a flood briefing and tour flooded areas in Missoula Thursday.

  • New Bozeman Public Safety Facility seeking November ballot

    New Bozeman Public Safety Facility seeking November ballot

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-05-09 17:53:24 GMT

    The Bozeman City Commission has decided to place the new public safety building on the November ballot. 

    The Bozeman City Commission has decided to place the new public safety building on the November ballot. 

  • Voters approve new high schools in Lockwood, East Helena

    Voters approve new high schools in Lockwood, East Helena

    Voters in Lockwood and East Helena have approved bonds to build new high schools.

    Voters in Lockwood and East Helena have approved bonds to build new high schools.

  • Dangerous flooding prompts evacuation ORDER in Missoula

    Dangerous flooding prompts evacuation ORDER in Missoula

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-05-09 14:27:37 GMT

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has issued a mandatory evacuation ORDER for dozens of homes in the Orchard Homes area as flood levels become dangerous.

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has issued a mandatory evacuation ORDER for dozens of homes in the Orchard Homes area as flood levels become dangerous.

  • Fund created to help Missoula flood victims

    Fund created to help Missoula flood victims

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-09 01:05:27 GMT

    The Missoula County Office of Emergency Management and United Way of Missoula County have established a fund to help residents impacted by flooding. 

    The Missoula County Office of Emergency Management and United Way of Missoula County have established a fund to help residents impacted by flooding. 

  • Army Corps of Engineers checks levies in Western Montana

    Army Corps of Engineers checks levies in Western Montana

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-08 23:01:45 GMT

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent the day Tuesday checking on levies and dams around Missoula to make sure they'll hold as rivers and streams continue to rise around Western Montana.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent the day Tuesday checking on levies and dams around Missoula to make sure they'll hold as rivers and streams continue to rise around Western Montana.

  • Man arrested for homemade bomb in Darby

    Man arrested for homemade bomb in Darby

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-05-08 17:51:32 GMT
    Explosive device as it was found (courtesy Ravalli County)Explosive device as it was found (courtesy Ravalli County)
    Explosive device as it was found (courtesy Ravalli County)Explosive device as it was found (courtesy Ravalli County)

    DARBY - The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office evacuated a motel in Darby after discovering a homemade explosive device in one of the rooms. 

    DARBY - The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office evacuated a motel in Darby after discovering a homemade explosive device in one of the rooms. 

  • Missoula County debuts flood information line

    Missoula County debuts flood information line

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-05-08 16:34:49 GMT

    In order to keep residents informed, Missoula County has established a flood information hotline. 

    In order to keep residents informed, Missoula County has established a flood information hotline. 

  • Montana Treasure: Bozeman family mining for Yogo sapphires

    Montana Treasure: Bozeman family mining for Yogo sapphires

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-05-08 15:47:48 GMT

    Perhaps no one has such a love or knowledge of the stone as the father and son duo behind the Gem Gallery in downtown Bozeman and the new owners of the Vortex Mine in Yogo Gulch. Yogo sapphires are exclusively found in the Yogo Gulch of the Little Belt Mountains in Judith Basin County.

    Perhaps no one has such a love or knowledge of the stone as the father and son duo behind the Gem Gallery in downtown Bozeman and the new owners of the Vortex Mine in Yogo Gulch. Yogo sapphires are exclusively found in the Yogo Gulch of the Little Belt Mountains in Judith Basin County.

  • Amtrak to close Shelby, Havre ticket counters to save money

    Amtrak to close Shelby, Havre ticket counters to save money

    Amtrak has announced it will close its ticket counters in Shelby and Havre in an effort to save money.

    Amtrak has announced it will close its ticket counters in Shelby and Havre in an effort to save money.

  • What's next for Bolt D'Oro after Kentucky Derby loss

    What's next for Bolt D'Oro after Kentucky Derby loss

    Monday, May 7 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-05-07 16:24:03 GMT
    Bolt D'Oro FacebookBolt D'Oro Facebook
    Bolt D'Oro FacebookBolt D'Oro Facebook

    Despite holding an initial lead during the Kentucky Derby, Bolt D'Oro lost steam halfway through the race and finished 12th. His owners say he was checked for any heart or lung issues.

    Despite holding an initial lead during the Kentucky Derby, Bolt D'Oro lost steam halfway through the race and finished 12th. His owners say he was checked for any heart or lung issues.

  • Storm knocks out power to thousands in Missoula area

    Storm knocks out power to thousands in Missoula area

    Sunday, May 6 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-05-07 02:08:25 GMT

    A spring thunderstorm knocked out power to thousands Sunday night.  As of 8 p.m. Northwestern Energy was reporting at least eleven separate power outages in and around Missoula. Two of those were affecting at least 400 customers each.  The storm rolled through quickly packing strong winds and heavy rain. It knocked down trees and caused drivers to pull over because they couldn't see the road.  The rain added insult to injury, making already flooded rivers swell ...

    A spring thunderstorm knocked out power to thousands Sunday night.  As of 8 p.m. Northwestern Energy was reporting at least eleven separate power outages in and around Missoula. Two of those were affecting at least 400 customers each.  The storm rolled through quickly packing strong winds and heavy rain. It knocked down trees and caused drivers to pull over because they couldn't see the road.  The rain added insult to injury, making already flooded rivers swell ...

  • Michael Flynn cancels Montana campaign appearance

    Michael Flynn cancels Montana campaign appearance

    President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has cancelled a campaign appearance in Montana for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Troy Downing.

    President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has canceled a campaign appearance in Montana for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Troy Downing.

  • Win your own Montana restaurant in an essay contest

    Win your own Montana restaurant in an essay contest

    Friday, May 4 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-05-04 21:02:06 GMT

    BIGFORK - The Woods Bay Grill is being given away for a song - or an essay contest, rather. The Flathead Lake establishment is up for sale, and will be given to anyone who enters an essay contest and pays the entry fee $150. 

    BIGFORK - The Woods Bay Grill is being given away for a song - or an essay contest, rather. The Flathead Lake establishment is up for sale, and will be given to anyone who enters an essay contest and pays the entry fee $150. 

  • 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

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

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

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