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TARKIO, Mont. - The West Fork Fish Creek Fire is being held under 12,000 acres for now. Hundreds of homes in the area have been evacuated.
The Montana Grizzly Athletic Department is apologizing for a scuffle between a Griz fan and a North Dakota State football player after the game on Saturday.
Cool Weather Gives Firefighters a ‘Window of Opportunity,’ But Season Far From Over - Flathead BeaconSeptember 1, 2015
Cool weather has helped firefighters gain ground on the more than one-dozen major fires burning in Northwest Montana, but officials say this year’s historic wildfire season is still far from over.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a six-foot-tall statue known as Big Mountain Jesus can remain on the section of Flathead National Forest at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
HELENA — The state Land Board on Monday approved a proposed lawsuit settlement between Montana and three conservation groups that would protect grizzly bears while still allowing logging in two state forests west of Glacier National Park.
HELENA — State officials say Montana’s low unemployment rate is driving up wages but a serious worker shortage is appearing on the horizon as baby boomers begin to retire.
The Flathead County Attorney’s Office has filed charges against the man who allegedly started a 6.5-acre fire that destroyed at least three homes in Evergreen in early August.
“This has been the driest summer (June-July-August) on record for Kalispell coming in with only 1.09" of rainfall. The 2nd lowest was 1.40" set back in 1929. Kalispell also saw its 5th warmest summer. Missoula saw its 8th warmest summer while Butte was 25th warmest. Missoula also saw its 18th driest summer with 2.23" – NWS Missoula.
GREAT FALLS - Left-hander Cameron Smith stymied the Great Falls bats, allowing just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts over 6.0 shutout frames to improve to 7-1 as the Missoula Osprey (39-27) defeated the Great Falls Voyagers (31-35) by a count of 7-1 from Centene Stadium.
A public meeting to discuss four possible locations for a new Missoula elementary school was held Monday evening in an attempt to keep the public informed about the future of Cold Springs School.
The altercations between the Griz and Bison apparently extended beyond the end of Saturday's highly anticipated college football game in Missoula.
The smoke isn't going away, but air quality should be better than last week.
The West Fork Fish Creek Fire is burning about 15 miles southwest of Tarkio. Stage three evacuations are in place along all of Fish Creek Road from I-90 to the county line.
MISSOULA - Summer's coming to an end under the Big Sky, and classes at the University of Montana are scheduled to begin on Monday morning.
ALBERTON - A popular rafting spot is now off-limits due to fire burning in Mineral County.
MISSOULA - We are finally seeing clear blue skies. Air Quality as of early Monday morning was sitting at GOOD in the green across all of western Montana. Although some smoke may redevelop this afternoon, it won’t be nearly as thick or dense at what we saw last week.
ALBERTON - The West Fork Fish Creek fire has scorched around 12,000 acres as it burns 15 miles south west of Tarkio and evacuation orders remain in place.
Air quality took a turn for the worst Saturday across most of western Montana.
Ask the question, “Is Montana currently experiencing a drought?” and the answer depends almost entirely upon what part of the state you’re talking about.
With wildfires this summer having covered more than 144,000 acres in Northwest Montana — including more than a dozen separate fires of more than a thousand acres each — top fire officials battling the rapidly growing blazes are unanimously predicting this year will be one for the history books.
It takes a lot to leave Joey Counts speechless. The climactic touchdown in one of the biggest events in Missoula sporting history sure did the trick though.
The hazardous air quality in Missoula Saturday night did not keep music fans from crowding the stage downtown.
Cool temperatures and a better chance for rain in the week ahead
Greg Gianforte toured parts of Montana during the summer to promote telecommuting in what looked to some like a political campaign. Now a Butte resident has filed a complaint about those activities w
University of Montana students are moving in this weekend, prompting one insurance company to encourage students to consider renter's insurance.
Homeowners in Libby are holding their breath with evacuation orders under way in response to an aggressive wildfire. The Klatawa fire has grown rapidly, forcing evacuations from six neighborhoods.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run off left tackle on fourth down with two seconds remaining to rally Montana to a 38-35 victory over four-time defending national champion North Dakota State Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula.
HELENA — A judge ruled Thursday that a constitutional challenge to Montana’s execution methods will go to trial.
HELENA — A Billings man, his wife and his common-law wife filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that seeks to strike down Montana’s bigamy laws and argues the state is unconstitutionally preventing them from legitimizing their polygamous relationship.
Playing at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 2014, Brazilian guitarist Leandro Pellegrino made his guitar sing with sweet runs and easy rhythm.
A political practices complaint has been filed against a Bozeman Republican exploring a gubernatorial run in 2016.
Eleven games separate them in the overall standings, but there hasn't been much difference between the first-place Missoula Osprey and last-place Helena Brewers in head-to-head competition this season.
A group called Advocates for Missoula's Future will request Friday to intervene in the city of Missoula's eminent domain case – and force the disclosure of financial information.
A Florence doctor has been charged with 400 felony counts for allegedly over-prescribing controlled substances after being arrested on Thursday morning.
Air quality remains a huge concern here in western Montana as fires continue to produce smoke across the region.
According to the Forest Service, the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness Areas on the Spotted Bear Ranger District will be closing due to fire activity.
ESSEX - Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry has called a mandatory evacuation order for the town of Essex. Highway 2 is now closed until further notice.
The federal government says it will strip Montana of a child abuse prevention grant if the state doesn’t start releasing information about children who die of abuse and neglect, but Montana officials say a state confidentiality law prevents them from releasing the information.
An independent reviewer who examined autopsies by a former associate state medical examiner said she would classify one infant's death as a homicide – and others as deficient.
STEVENSVILLE – The only survivor of a four-person engine crew that was caught in a fast-moving wildfire last week in Washington state is fighting for his life in a Seattle hospital with burns over 60 percent of his body.