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  • Data breach threatens Bozeman utility customers

    Data breach threatens Bozeman utility customers

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:49:56 GMT

    A data breach could've targeted thousands of Bozeman residents who paid utility bills through the city's Click2Gov system.

    A data breach could've targeted thousands of Bozeman residents who paid utility bills through the city's Click2Gov system.

  • Accident blocks Northbound Reserve Street in Missoula

    Accident blocks Northbound Reserve Street in Missoula

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:42:00 GMT
    Both northbound lanes of Reserve Street are blocked near the Travelers Inn Motel in Missoula after an accident. We have a reporter headed to the scene and will provide updates as they are available.
    Both northbound lanes of Reserve Street are blocked near the Travelers Inn Motel in Missoula after an accident. We have a reporter headed to the scene and will provide updates as they are available.
  • L.A., San Francisco, Portland: Bozeman Airport adds daily, nonstop flights

    L.A., San Francisco, Portland: Bozeman Airport adds daily, nonstop flights

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:00:45 GMT

    BELGRADE - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport continues its growth with the announcement of flights from Bozeman to three new daily, year-round destinations. United Airlines recently announced it has added daily, non-stop flights to its California hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    BELGRADE - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport continues its growth with the announcement of flights from Bozeman to three new daily, year-round destinations. United Airlines recently announced it has added daily, non-stop flights to its California hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  • Glacier Park lifts tent camping restrictions, warns of bears

    Glacier Park lifts tent camping restrictions, warns of bears

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:48:07 GMT
    Courtesy D. HanlonCourtesy D. Hanlon

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Park officials are lifting a restriction on tent camping in the Many Glacier campground, although they warn that a overly friendly bear could still be in the area. Glacier Park initially restricted Many Glacier campground to only hard-sided campers after a June 29 incident between two campers and a small grizzly. 

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Park officials are lifting a restriction on tent camping in the Many Glacier campground, although they warn that a overly friendly bear could still be in the area. Glacier Park initially restricted Many Glacier campground to only hard-sided campers after a June 29 incident between two campers and a small grizzly. 

  • More details released in fatal rollover near Missoula on Sunday

    More details released in fatal rollover near Missoula on Sunday

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:22:11 GMT
    Photo: Missoula Rural Fire DistrictPhoto: Missoula Rural Fire District
    Photo: Missoula Rural Fire DistrictPhoto: Missoula Rural Fire District

    MISSOULA - Investigators say a driver trying to pass on a one-lane road died after rolling his car on Sunday evening.

    MISSOULA - Investigators say a driver trying to pass on a one-lane road died after rolling his car on Sunday evening.

  • Name released of motorcyclist who died near Lolo on Friday

    Name released of motorcyclist who died near Lolo on Friday

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:44:27 GMT

    MISSOULA - The county sheriff's office released the name of a 20-year-old man who died in a motorcycle wreck on July 13. 

    MISSOULA - The county sheriff's office released the name of a 20-year-old man who died in a motorcycle wreck on July 13. 

  • Bozeman says security breach stole some utility customers' credit cards

    Bozeman says security breach stole some utility customers' credit cards

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:58:57 GMT

    BOZEMAN - The city says some customers that used its Click2Gov utility payment system in 2017 may have had their credit information stolen.

    BOZEMAN - The city says some customers that used its Click2Gov utility payment system in 2017 may have had their credit information stolen.

  • Missoula Marathon helps save Army veteran

    Missoula Marathon helps save Army veteran

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:57:54 GMT

    After serving six years in the U.S. Army and spending a year deployed in a war zone in North Iraq, Michael LaForest came back to the states a different person. 

    After serving six years in the U.S. Army and spending a year deployed in a war zone in North Iraq, Michael LaForest came back to the states a different person. 

  • 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. 

  • Video goes viral about Bozeman man's flag

    Video goes viral about Bozeman man's flag

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:49:39 GMT

    A Bozeman man says he came home on Tuesday and found a note on his door asking him to take down his American flag. 

    A Bozeman man says he came home on Tuesday and found a note on his door asking him to take down his American flag. 

  • 4-year-old hit by truck near Bigfork on Thursday

    4-year-old hit by truck near Bigfork on Thursday

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:25:57 GMT

    BIGFORK - The Montana Highway Patrol says a 4-year-old child is being treated for injuries after getting hit by a vehicle. 

    BIGFORK - The Montana Highway Patrol says a 4-year-old child is being treated for injuries after getting hit by a vehicle. 

  • Tester takes in $3 million, spends heavily to counter Trump

    Tester takes in $3 million, spends heavily to counter Trump

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:38:50 GMT

    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester brought in a personal record $3 million in the latest fundraising quarter, yet saw his cash reserves drop as the Montana Democrat spends heavily to counter President Donald Trump's push to...

    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester brought in a personal record $3 million in the latest fundraising quarter, yet saw his cash reserves drop as the Montana Democrat spends heavily to counter President Donald Trump's push to oust him.

  • Rafter missing in Yellowstone River north of Gardiner

    Rafter missing in Yellowstone River north of Gardiner

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:30:52 GMT

    Officials in southern Montana are searching by boat and helicopter for a man who is missing after a rafting accident on the Yellowstone River north of Yellowstone National Park.

    Officials in southern Montana are searching by boat and helicopter for a man who is missing after a rafting accident on the Yellowstone River north of Yellowstone National Park.

  • Flathead firefighter's Instagram pics prompt debate at Evergreen Fire

    Flathead firefighter's Instagram pics prompt debate at Evergreen Fire

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:41:44 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:41:44 GMT

    An Evergreen Fire Rescue firefighter is defending the pictures she posts on her personal Instagram page, pointing out that plenty of male firefighters are featured in "sexy" photos and calendars.

    An Evergreen Fire Rescue firefighter is defending the pictures she posts on her personal Instagram page, pointing out that plenty of male firefighters are featured in "sexy" photos and calendars.

  • FWP warns floaters about debris in the Clark Fork River

    FWP warns floaters about debris in the Clark Fork River

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-07-13 02:55:13 GMT

    With the weather warming up, many people are getting ready to grab an inner-tube and float Montana’s rivers.

    With the weather warming up, many people are getting ready to grab an inner-tube and float Montana’s rivers.

  • Two missing girls found safe

    Two missing girls found safe

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:48:21 GMT

    A five-year-old and a nine-year-old were reported missing on 1800 block of Phillips Street on Thursday.

    A five-year-old and a nine-year-old were reported missing on 1800 block of Phillips Street on Thursday.

  • Celebrating the end of flood season in Missoula

    Celebrating the end of flood season in Missoula

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:46:45 GMT
    MISSOULA - As the final pallets of sandbags were emptied, residents celebrated the end of a long, historic flood season. Jack Dallman, a Tower Street resident, says he and his neighbors have been through a lot in the last few months. Historic floodwaters swept through Tower Street and surrounding areas in April. Three months later, Dallman is finally clearing out the sandbags and ready for his property to dry up. He'd been storing his and his neighbor's sandbags on his property. &q...
    MISSOULA - As the final pallets of sandbags were emptied, residents celebrated the end of a long, historic flood season. Jack Dallman, a Tower Street resident, says he and his neighbors have been through a lot in the last few months. Historic floodwaters swept through Tower Street and surrounding areas in April. Three months later, Dallman is finally clearing out the sandbags and ready for his property to dry up. He'd been storing his and his neighbor's sandbags on his property. &q...
  • Butte gives hometown hero salute to Special Olympics winner

    Butte gives hometown hero salute to Special Olympics winner

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:22:25 GMT

    BUTTE - Friends and family of Special Olympian Zach Stenson gathered in front of Universal Athletics on Wednesday night to give the three-time medalist a special surprise. Stenson returned from the Special Olympics last week in Seattle where he won three medals. 

    BUTTE - Friends and family of Special Olympian Zach Stenson gathered in front of Universal Athletics on Wednesday night to give the three-time medalist a special surprise. Stenson returned from the Special Olympics last week in Seattle where he won three medals. 

  • UPDATE: Missing Butte woman found

    UPDATE: Missing Butte woman found

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:52:21 GMT

    A missing Butte woman has been found.

    A missing Butte woman has been found.

  • Your Montana Garden: Shade Trees

    Your Montana Garden: Shade Trees

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:06:17 GMT

    Your Montana Garden: Shade Trees!

    Your Montana Garden: Shade Trees!

  • Senate candidate shuffles cash to keep excess donations

    Senate candidate shuffles cash to keep excess donations

    Thursday, July 12 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-07-12 21:37:22 GMT

    Campaign records show Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used excess donations from deep-pocketed GOP donors this spring to pay himself back for personal loans from his failed 2014 congressional run.

    Campaign records show Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used excess donations from deep-pocketed GOP donors this spring to pay himself back for personal loans from his failed 2014 congressional run.

  • Three arrested in rollover on Broadway in downtown Missoula

    Three arrested in rollover on Broadway in downtown Missoula

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:11:15 GMT

    The Missoula Police Department arrested three people in connection with the rollover crash near the intersection of North Higgins Avenue and Broadway around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

    The Missoula Police Department arrested three people in connection with the rollover crash near the intersection of North Higgins Avenue and Broadway around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

  • Billings child protection staff face crisis level caseloads

    Billings child protection staff face crisis level caseloads

    Thursday, July 12 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-07-12 21:23:25 GMT

    The head of the state health department says child protection workers in Billings are facing "crisis level caseloads" leading the Division of Child and Family Services to decide to close its Livingston office and...

    The head of the state health department says child protection workers in Billings are facing "crisis level caseloads" leading the Division of Child and Family Services to decide to close its Livingston office and move most...

  • Helena teen arrested for third DUI with baby in car

    Helena teen arrested for third DUI with baby in car

    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:52:34 GMT

    HELENA - An 18-year-old Helena man is in jail on several charges related to alleged drunken driving with a baby in the car. 

    HELENA - An 18-year-old Helena man is in jail on several charges related to alleged drunken driving with a baby in the car. 

  • Searchers find dog who went missing in Highway 200 wreck

    Searchers find dog who went missing in Highway 200 wreck

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:07:32 GMT
    Photo: FacebookPhoto: Facebook

    BONNER - A family that survived a head-on collision in the Bonner area has been reunited with their dog who went missing in the crash. 

    BONNER - A family that survived a head-on collision in the Bonner area has been reunited with their dog who went missing in the crash. 

  • Missoula County Animal Control rescues pig from hot car

    Missoula County Animal Control rescues pig from hot car

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:42:04 GMT

    Missoula animal control officers say they've responded to several reports of pets left in hot cars - including dogs and one overheated pig.

    Missoula animal control officers say they've responded to several reports of pets left in hot cars - including dogs and one overheated pig.

  • Baby found in western Montana woods released from hospital

    Baby found in western Montana woods released from hospital

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:35:17 GMT

    Authorities say the 5-month-old infant has been released from the hospital after police found the baby buried under sticks and debris for about nine hours in the woods south of Missoula.

    Authorities say the 5-month-old infant has been released from the hospital after police found the baby buried under sticks and debris for about nine hours in the woods south of Missoula.

  • Secretary of State plans to appeal Green Party ballot ruling

    Secretary of State plans to appeal Green Party ballot ruling

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:27:12 GMT

    Secretary of State Corey Stapleton says he plans to appeal to the Montana Supreme Court a state judge's order to remove Montana Green Party candidates from the November ballot.

    Secretary of State Corey Stapleton says he plans to appeal to the Montana Supreme Court a state judge's order to remove Montana Green Party candidates from the November ballot.

  • All nine people involved in a head-on collision are in stable condition

    All nine people involved in a head-on collision are in stable condition

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:46:15 GMT

    One man who was in a pickup truck did have to be extracted from his vehicle because his dashboard pinned him up against his seat and he was unable to move. 

    One man who was in a pickup truck did have to be extracted from his vehicle because his dashboard pinned him up against his seat and he was unable to move. 

  • Mule train helping battling noxious weeds in Butte's Maud S Canyon Trail

    Mule train helping battling noxious weeds in Butte's Maud S Canyon Trail

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-11 22:39:49 GMT

    This week, a mule pack train is helping battle the noxious weeds on the beloved Maud S Canyon Trail on the East Ridge. 

    This week, a mule pack train is helping battle the noxious weeds on the beloved Maud S Canyon Trail on the East Ridge. 

  • Gallatin sheriff searching for armed suspect with red mohawk haircut

    Gallatin sheriff searching for armed suspect with red mohawk haircut

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-07-11 19:29:18 GMT
    Shaunesy Cole (courtesy Gallatin County Sheriff's Office)Shaunesy Cole (courtesy Gallatin County Sheriff's Office)
    Shaunesy Cole (courtesy Gallatin County Sheriff's Office)Shaunesy Cole (courtesy Gallatin County Sheriff's Office)

    BOZEMAN - Gallatin County authorities are seeking a suspect who is considered armed and dangerous. They believe he's on foot in the Quinn Creek area near Bozeman Pass. 

    BOZEMAN - Gallatin County authorities are seeking a suspect who is considered armed and dangerous. They believe he's on foot in the Quinn Creek area near Bozeman Pass. 

  • MSU starting quarterback to sit out 2018 season

    MSU starting quarterback to sit out 2018 season

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:31:08 GMT

    Montana State's starting quarterback of the past two season will miss the 2018 season to focus on academics, according to Montana State's head football coach.  Junior quarterback Chris Murray, who led the Bobcats to a 2017 Brawl of the Wild win against University of Montana, will not play in 2018, according to a press release from Montana State University Athletics.

    Montana State's starting quarterback of the past two season will miss the 2018 season to focus on academics, according to Montana State's head football coach.  Junior quarterback Chris Murray, who led the Bobcats to a 2017 Brawl of the Wild win against University of Montana, will not play in 2018, according to a press release from Montana State University Athletics.

  • Missoula man will not be charged in stabbing

    Missoula man will not be charged in stabbing

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:01:27 GMT

    The Missoula County Attorney's Office declined to charge a Missoula man with homicide and assault after his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened on the night of July 9.  Christopher Lance Newrider, a 31-year-old Missoula man, will be tried on a probation violation, but not the deliberate attempted homicide and assault with a weapon charges he was originally held on.

    The Missoula County Attorney's Office declined to charge a Missoula man with homicide and assault after his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened on the night of July 9.  Christopher Lance Newrider, a 31-year-old Missoula man, will be tried on a probation violation, but not the deliberate attempted homicide and assault with a weapon charges he was originally held on.

  • Rosendale rakes in $700K in weeks following primary win

    Rosendale rakes in $700K in weeks following primary win

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:00:40 GMT
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale says he raised $700,000 over the three weeks following his Republican primary victory on June 5. That's a big boost in the state auditor's campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. But Rosendale has a long way to go after an expensive four-way primary to catch up to the incumbent Democrat's fundraising. Rosendale said Wednesday he raised more than $1 million total between April 1 and June 30. He released the overall...
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale says he raised $700,000 over the three weeks following his Republican primary victory on June 5. That's a big boost in the state auditor's campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. But Rosendale has a long way to go after an expensive four-way primary to catch up to the incumbent Democrat's fundraising. Rosendale said Wednesday he raised more than $1 million total between April 1 and June 30. He released the overall...
  • Judge: State wasn't notified about constitutional challenge

    Judge: State wasn't notified about constitutional challenge

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-07-11 16:42:16 GMT

    Environmental groups that seek to block a Canadian company's efforts to search for gold on private land north of Yellowstone National Park face a setback after a judge found they didn't follow procedural...

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Environmental groups that seek to block a Canadian company's efforts to search for gold on private land north of Yellowstone National Park face a setback after a judge found they didn't follow procedural rules in challenging a state law. The Park County Environmental Council and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition argue a law that prevents a judge from blocking exploration work while permits are being challenged violates Montana's constitutional right to a clean a...
  • Sand de-bagging station set up for flood residents in Missoula

    Sand de-bagging station set up for flood residents in Missoula

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:29:54 GMT

    Its last call for Missoulians to get rid of any leftover sandbags filled during this spring's flood season.

    Its last call for Missoulians to get rid of any leftover sandbags filled during this spring's flood season.

  • Fire crews respond to multiple illegal burns after outdoor burning permits closed for season

    Fire crews respond to multiple illegal burns after outdoor burning permits closed for season

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:14:21 GMT

    Despite a ban on outdoor burning in place since last Tuesday, emergency officials in the area have already responded to multiple illegal burns...

    Despite a ban on outdoor burning in place since last Tuesday, emergency officials in the area have already responded to multiple illegal burns...

  • MPD explains why some residents didn't get threat alert

    MPD explains why some residents didn't get threat alert

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:18:37 GMT

    MISSOULA -- The Missoula Police Department sent out a text message alert to some residents that police were looking for an armed and dangerous man at 8:30 p.m. on Monday. 

    MISSOULA -- The Missoula Police Department sent out a text message alert to some residents that police were looking for an armed and dangerous man at 8:30 p.m. on Monday. 

  • VIDEO: Deputies describe finding baby abandoned in woods

    VIDEO: Deputies describe finding baby abandoned in woods

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-10 23:29:00 GMT

    MISSOULA - "It was the happiest 15, 20 minutes of my career." Sheriff's deputies described at a Tuesday afternoon press conference what it was like when they found a missing baby out in the woods, buried under a pile of sticks. 

    MISSOULA - "It was the happiest 15, 20 minutes of my career." Sheriff's deputies described at a Tuesday afternoon press conference what it was like when they found a missing baby out in the woods, buried under a pile of sticks. 

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

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

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:55:09 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:55:09 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. 

  • Tee It Up: Montana State Womens Basketball Coach Tricia Binford

    Tee It Up: Montana State Womens Basketball Coach Tricia Binford

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:33:12 GMT
    For this weeks segment of Tee It Up the boys head over to Bozeman and hit the links with Montana State Womens Basketball Coach Tricia Binford. 
    For this weeks segment of Tee It Up the boys head over to Bozeman and hit the links with Montana State Womens Basketball Coach Tricia Binford. 
  • Name released of woman killed by train near Arlee

    Name released of woman killed by train near Arlee

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:43:52 GMT
    Kevin.B / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0Kevin.B / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
    Kevin.B / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0Kevin.B / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

    MISSOULA - The sheriff's office has released the name of a woman hit and killed by a train last week.

    MISSOULA - The sheriff's office has released the name of a woman hit and killed by a train last week.

  • Baby endangerment suspect cries in court, says "I loved that kid"

    Baby endangerment suspect cries in court, says "I loved that kid"

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-07-10 20:27:51 GMT

    Shortly after a press conference with deputies who rescued a 5-month-old baby abandoned in the woods off Highway 12, the suspect in the case appeared in court. Francis Crowley appeared in court via closed-circuit TV. 

    Shortly after a press conference with deputies who rescued a 5-month-old baby abandoned in the woods off Highway 12, the suspect in the case appeared in court. Francis Crowley appeared in court via closed-circuit TV. 

  • The Latest: Man says he left baby because infant was heavy

    The Latest: Man says he left baby because infant was heavy

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-07-10 18:42:51 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a car crash because the baby was very heavy. Officers found the baby - cold and hungry - under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday. Francis Crowley, 32, is scheduled to appear in co...

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a car crash because the baby was very heavy. Officers found the baby - cold and hungry - under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday. Francis Crowley, 32, is scheduled to appear in co...

  • Officials say cigarette in trashcan started Butte fire

    Officials say cigarette in trashcan started Butte fire

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:59:03 GMT

    Butte firefighters responded to a home fire caused by a smoldering cigarette left in a wastebasket on the morning of July 9. The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department was dispatched to the structure fire at 6:39 a.m. As firefighters arrived at the home on the 900 block of California Street, they observed a small to moderate amount of light gray smoke coming from the house, according to a release by fire officials.

    Butte firefighters responded to a home fire caused by a smoldering cigarette left in a wastebasket on the morning of July 9. The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department was dispatched to the structure fire at 6:39 a.m. As firefighters arrived at the home on the 900 block of California Street, they observed a small to moderate amount of light gray smoke coming from the house, according to a release by fire officials.

  • Storms cause heavy damage in northeastern Montana

    Storms cause heavy damage in northeastern Montana

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:22:05 GMT

    A National Weather Service team was visiting northeastern Montana Tuesday to assess the damage after back-to-back thunderstorms uprooted trees, downed power lines, damaged buildings and flipped small airplanes at...

    A National Weather Service team was visiting northeastern Montana Tuesday to assess the damage after back-to-back thunderstorms uprooted trees, downed power lines, damaged buildings and flipped small airplanes at the...

  • Seeley Lake city council votes to keep lower speed limits

    Seeley Lake city council votes to keep lower speed limits

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:41:33 GMT

    Seeley Lake council members decided Monday that a two-year project to lower speed limits in the Seeley lake area will remain in effect.

    Seeley Lake council members decided Monday that a two-year project to lower speed limits in the Seeley lake area will remain in effect.

  • Reconstruction of historic Sperry Chalet begins

    Reconstruction of historic Sperry Chalet begins

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:37:24 GMT

    Reconstruction of the historic Sperry Chalet has begun in Glacier National Park. Park Superintendent Jeff Mow and his team welcomed the construction crew on Monday.

    Reconstruction of the historic Sperry Chalet has begun in Glacier National Park. Park Superintendent Jeff Mow and his team welcomed the construction crew on Monday.

  • Daines says congressional visit to Russia "sent a strong message"

    Daines says congressional visit to Russia "sent a strong message"

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:34:39 GMT

    In a press call on July 9th, Senator Steve Daines opened up about his role in a congressional delegation that had visited Russia the week before. Daines was part of an eight-person commission of seven Republican Senators and one GOP House Representative to visit Moscow with stops in Finland and Norway. The trip drew some news coverage and marked the first time a United States congressional delegation has visited Russia since the country’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in...

    In a press call on July 9th, Senator Steve Daines opened up about his role in a congressional delegation that had visited Russia the week before. Daines was part of an eight-person commission of seven Republican Senators and one GOP House Representative to visit Moscow with stops in Finland and Norway. The trip drew some news coverage and marked the first time a United States congressional delegation has visited Russia since the country’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in...

  • Man accused of leaving baby in woods to appear in court

    Man accused of leaving baby in woods to appear in court

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:32:19 GMT

    A man accused of abandoning a 5-month-old baby in the Montana woods is due in court on a child endangerment charge.

    A man accused of abandoning a 5-month-old baby in the Montana woods is due in court on a child endangerment charge.

  • Mount Washburn trail in Yellowstone closes Thursday

    Mount Washburn trail in Yellowstone closes Thursday

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:13:29 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The Mount Washburn trails and trailhead parking areas in Yellowstone National Park will be closed for the summer, beginning Thursday. The popular hiking trail located north of Canyon Junction is being closed by the National Park Service because of construction work at the historic Mount Washburn Fire Lookout and along the Dunraven Pass trail switchbacks.

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The Mount Washburn trails and trailhead parking areas in Yellowstone National Park will be closed for the summer, beginning Thursday. The popular hiking trail located north of Canyon Junction is being closed by the National Park Service because of construction work at the historic Mount Washburn Fire Lookout and along the Dunraven Pass trail switchbacks.

  • Missoula Police looking for armed and dangerous man

    Missoula Police looking for armed and dangerous man

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-07-10 05:05:02 GMT

    Authorities in Missoula are searching for a man, who they consider to be armed and dangerous. Missoula 911 sent a text alert just before 9 p.m. on Monday, saying that Missoula Police were searching for the 31-year-old man, who was allegedly involved in an assault.

    Authorities in Missoula are searching for a man, who they consider to be armed and dangerous. Missoula 911 sent a text alert just before 9 p.m. on Monday, saying that Missoula Police were searching for the 31-year-old man, who was allegedly involved in an assault.

  • Fishing accesses open around Missoula, except Sha-Ron

    Fishing accesses open around Missoula, except Sha-Ron

    Friday, July 6 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-07-06 16:15:22 GMT
    Brennan's Wave on May 18 (file photo)Brennan's Wave on May 18 (file photo)
    Brennan's Wave on May 18 (file photo)Brennan's Wave on May 18 (file photo)

    MISSOULA - After a season of high, fast water, most river accesses are open - but officials warn that the water is still dangerous. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 2 officials said Friday that the Sha-Ron Fishing Access in East Missoula is still closed while flood debris cleanup continues, and they hope that it will reopen by July 11. 

    MISSOULA - After a season of high, fast water, most river accesses are open - but officials warn that the water is still dangerous. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 2 officials said Friday that the Sha-Ron Fishing Access in East Missoula is still closed while flood debris cleanup continues, and they hope that it will reopen by July 11. 

  • Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Flathead

    Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Flathead

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-04 22:08:39 GMT

    Polson and Kalispell both threw Fourth of July festivities!

    Polson and Kalispell both threw Fourth of July festivities!

  • Ketchup Vs. Mustard: Poll ranks America's favorite hot dog toppings

    Ketchup Vs. Mustard: Poll ranks America's favorite hot dog toppings

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-07-04 18:29:06 GMT

    Mustard, ketchup and relish faced off for the title of America's favorite hot dog topping in the new JJ's Red Hots poll. But one of the biggest contenders may surprise you.

    Mustard, ketchup and relish faced off for the title of America's favorite hot dog topping in the new JJ's Red Hots poll. But one of the biggest contenders may surprise you.

  • Missoula Rural Fire District helping residents clear homes of fire danger

    Missoula Rural Fire District helping residents clear homes of fire danger

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-07-02 23:48:05 GMT
    Fire mitigation property (Before)Fire mitigation property (Before)
    Fire mitigation property (Before)Fire mitigation property (Before)

    MISSOULA - In neighborhoods like Grant Creek, homes are surrounded by trees and shrubs. Brian Meissner lives up Grant Creek and knows that come wildfire season, the brush around his house can be dangerous. He signed up for the Missoula Rural Fire District's fuel mitigation service.

    MISSOULA - In neighborhoods like Grant Creek, homes are surrounded by trees and shrubs. Brian Meissner lives up Grant Creek and knows that come wildfire season, the brush around his house can be dangerous. He signed up for the Missoula Rural Fire District's fuel mitigation service.

  • Rice Ridge fire damage slated for extensive forest restoration

    Rice Ridge fire damage slated for extensive forest restoration

    Thursday, June 28 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-06-28 15:51:05 GMT

    Seeley Lake residents learned on Tuesday night how Forest Service officials plan to repair and recover from the impacts of the Rice Ridge Fire, which burned over 160,000 acres.

    Seeley Lake residents learned on Tuesday night how Forest Service officials plan to repair and recover from the impacts of the Rice Ridge Fire, which burned over 160,000 acres.

  • Blackfeet Tribe bans convicted drug dealer from reservation

    Blackfeet Tribe bans convicted drug dealer from reservation

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-27 22:48:50 GMT

    The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has banned a convicted drug dealer from coming onto the reservation in northern Montana.

    The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has banned a convicted drug dealer from coming onto the reservation in northern Montana.

  • Missoula Food Bank launches musical food truck

    Missoula Food Bank launches musical food truck

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-06-26 23:40:53 GMT

    MISSOULA - One organization is providing free food for kids, with a musical twist. 

    MISSOULA - One organization is providing free food for kids, with a musical twist. 

  • Montana Treasure: Great Falls author encouraging creativity with 'Sugarbeet Falls'

    Montana Treasure: Great Falls author encouraging creativity with 'Sugarbeet Falls'

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:52:05 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:57:27 GMT

    A Great Falls children's author is excited to encourage kids to grow their creativity and celebrate their ideas. Ryan Acra, author of the series Sugarbeet Falls, is this week's Montana Treasure.

    A Great Falls children's author is excited to encourage kids to grow their creativity and celebrate their ideas. Ryan Acra, author of the series Sugarbeet Falls, is this week's Montana Treasure.

  • Montana Treasure: Smokejumpers teaming up with Opportunity Resources

    Montana Treasure: Smokejumpers teaming up with Opportunity Resources

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-06-12 22:36:33 GMT

    They are an elite group of firefighters: the smokejumpers. Risking their lives, they jump from planes hundreds of feet in the air all to battle wildfires hundreds of feet below them on the ground. But before they leap into free fall, the jumpers toss drift streamers into the wind.

    They are an elite group of firefighters: the smokejumpers. Risking their lives, they jump from planes hundreds of feet in the air all to battle wildfires hundreds of feet below them on the ground. But before they leap into free fall, the jumpers toss drift streamers into the wind.

  • 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.

  • 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.’” 

  • Republicans fail to get enough votes for special session

    Republicans fail to get enough votes for special session

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:58:01 GMT
    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

    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:38:06 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.

  • 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 10:59 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:59:59 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.

  • Yellowstone construction worker knocked over by bison

    Yellowstone construction worker knocked over by bison

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:16:08 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.

  • 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.

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

    Manhunt subject arrested near Bozeman Pass with K-9 unit

    Thursday, July 12 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-07-12 19:58:59 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

    Thursday, July 12 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-07-12 19:07:38 GMT

    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

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-07-10 23:57:57 GMT
    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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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

    Monday, July 9 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-07-10 03:09:36 GMT
    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

    Saturday, July 7 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-07-07 23:45:29 GMT
    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Candidate Rosendale tries the Commander-in-Chief burger

    Candidate Rosendale tries the Commander-in-Chief burger

    Thursday, July 5 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-07-06 01:15:23 GMT
    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.

  • Cascade County Sheriff says President visit will be expensive

    Cascade County Sheriff says President visit will be expensive

    Thursday, July 5 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-07-05 17:43:35 GMT
    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

    Monday, July 2 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-07-03 00:48:25 GMT
    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

    Monday, July 2 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-07-03 02:53:28 GMT
    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.

  • 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'

    Monday, July 2 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-07-02 18:29:32 GMT

    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • Litter of puppies rescued from landfill near Hardin

    Litter of puppies rescued from landfill near Hardin

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-06-27 17:48:27 GMT

    An animal rescue group reports that someone left 11 puppies in a wheelbarrow at a landfill in eastern Montana.

    An animal rescue group reports that someone left 11 puppies in a wheelbarrow at a landfill in eastern Montana.

  • 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.

  • Montana Treasure: Rodeo Clown Flint Rasmussen

    Montana Treasure: Rodeo Clown Flint Rasmussen

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-06-26 21:27:25 GMT

    Before the makeup, Flint was just another student athlete in Choteau. We visited his alma mater to find out how a small town shaped famous rodeo clown Flint Rasmussen into a Montana Treasure. 

    Before the makeup, Flint was just another student athlete in Choteau. We visited his alma mater to find out how a small town shaped famous rodeo clown Flint Rasmussen into a Montana Treasure. 

  • Name released of 24-year-old Ronan woman killed in McDonald Lake incident

    Name released of 24-year-old Ronan woman killed in McDonald Lake incident

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 2:53 PM EDT2018-06-26 18:53:03 GMT

    The Lake County sheriff says a 24-year-old woman found severely injured near McDonald Lake on June 23 has died.

    The Lake County sheriff says a 24-year-old woman found severely injured near McDonald Lake on June 23 has died.

  • Bozeman's second high school adding back budget items after bid came in low

    Bozeman's second high school adding back budget items after bid came in low

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-26 15:55:27 GMT

    After approving $37 million in bids for the project's interior, the final cost of construction for the new high school will be $78.7 million, which is under the original budget.

    After approving $37 million in bids for the project's interior, the final cost of construction for the new high school will be $78.7 million, which is under the original budget.

  • 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 17:52:31 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.

  • 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.

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