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Columbia Falls sawmill announces layoffs, blames grizzly habitat

Columbia Falls sawmill announces layoffs, blames grizzly habitat

New COLUMBIA FALLS – F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber on Thursday announced it will curtail production at its sawmill here by the end of September, an…

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Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

Updated MISSOULA — On Day 11 of her campaign for the U.S. Senate, Amanda Curtis released a six-point plan to improve education for students.

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Sentencing in Bakken drug case is today

Sentencing in Bakken drug case is today

New A Washington state man faces sentencing Friday in federal court on charges he led an interstate meth-trafficking ring that exploited workers i…

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Researchers predict ash fall if Yellowstone supervolcano erupted

Researchers predict ash fall if Yellowstone supervolcano erupted

If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt — and there’s no indication that will happen any time soon — Billings residents could be up to t…

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State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

Updated So far, the 2014 wildfire season in Montana has been defined more by what hasn’t happened than by what has.

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Idaho sheriff: UM student died in crash near Stanley Lake

Idaho sheriff: UM student died in crash near Stanley Lake

MISSOULA — A missing University of Montana student died on impact when his Subaru went off a 60-foot embankment on Highway 21 near the turnoff…

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Officials: Spike in crime, human trafficking related to Bakken drilling

Officials: Spike in crime, human trafficking related to Bakken drilling

Updated POPLAR — Tribal officials said Thursday that Eastern Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation is feeling the adverse effects of the nearby oil boom — w…

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Government makes buy-back offers on Indian lands

HELENA — The U.S. government has offered to buy land parcels in Arizona and Montana from 4,300 American Indians who have fractional ownership …

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Pregnant Hamilton woman charged with endangering baby

HAMILTON — A Hamilton woman who has been charged in three separate felony cases since last September is now facing a felony criminal endangerm…

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DOJ grantees to aid victims of violence in Bakken Region

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services created a three-part plan for their newly awarded grant from the Departme…

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More charges in chase that included deputy's death

More charges in chase that included deputy's death

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls man who is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of a Cascade County sheriff's deputy faces charges that h…

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MSU Northern chancellor resigns, saying controversy has become "significant distraction"

MSU Northern chancellor resigns, saying controversy has become "significant distraction"

HAVRE — The chancellor of Montana State University-Northern is resigning, effective Friday.

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Sheriff releases name of Kalispell Walmart worker killed in fall

KALISPELL – Larry Wurtz has been identified as the Kalispell Walmart employee who died after falling from a movable staircase in a back room o…

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Judge to consider key part of sex-abuse settlement

Judge to consider key part of sex-abuse settlement

HELENA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is asking a judge to approve an agreement with its insurers that would provide the bulk of the f…

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Judge asked to toss statements in Sherry Arnold murder

Judge asked to toss statements in Sherry Arnold murder

A Montana judge will decide whether a suspect's alleged confession to his involvement in the slaying of a woman jogging through her town in th…

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Columbus man gets probation for DUI crash that killed motorcycle passenger

COLUMBUS — A 44-year-old Columbus man has been given a 10-year probationary sentence for a drunken driving crash that killed the passenger on …

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22-year-old Clancy man denies charges in fatal crash

22-year-old Clancy man denies charges in fatal crash

BUTTE — A 22-year-old man accused of killing a man who was celebrating his 20th high school reunion has denied the allegations.

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Whitefish woman pleads guilty to stabbing husband

KALISPELL — A Whitefish woman who stabbed her husband in the chest during an argument, causing fatal injuries, has pleaded guilty to negligent…

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Running event set to boost depression awareness

The Big Bear Stampede, a running event to boost awareness of depression, is set for Sept. 20 in Gardiner.

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Feature Video: The beauty of Flathead Lake from above

Feature Video: The beauty of Flathead Lake from above

YouTube user Henry TrikeLife demonstrates the beauty of the Flathead Lake region from overhead in an ultralight.

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