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'Mountain man' Nichols pleads not guilty to federal drug charges

'Mountain man' Nichols pleads not guilty to federal drug charges

MISSOULA — A self-described mountain man who with his father kidnapped an elite athlete in 1984 so he could have a “wife” pleaded not guilty to drug charges Thursday in federal court in Missoula.

May 24, 2012 10:58 amLoading…
Infamous Montana 'mountain man' denied parole

Infamous Montana 'mountain man' denied parole

DEER LODGE — Montana officials on Friday rejected parole for a notorious "mountain man" who abducted a world-class athlete in 1984 to keep as a wife for his son, who shot her during a rescue attempt and then left her to die.

April 27, 2012 7:30 am Photos

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Swenson says 'mountain man' still a threat

HELENA — A woman abducted in the 1980s by self-styled mountain men says in a letter that Don Nichols and his son are "crazy misfits" and argues the 81-year-old Nichols should not be paroled at a Friday hearing.

April 25, 2012 12:36 pmLoading…
1980s mountain man abductor seeks parole

1980s mountain man abductor seeks parole

HELENA — A notorious "mountain man," who abducted a world-class athlete in 1984 to keep as a wife for his son, once wrote that blame for the "incident" lies with her and a would-be rescuer whom he shot and killed. Don Nichols undoubtedly will need to be more contrite later this month in fron…

April 14, 2012 1:32 pmLoading…

Arrest warrant issued after 'mountain man' Nichols fails to show for drug trial

BOZEMAN — Jefferson County officials have an arrest warrant for one of the self-described "mountain men" who abducted a world-class biathlete in Big Sky in 1984.

March 23, 2012 7:40 amLoading…

Man who abducted biathlete in '84 posts bail on drug charges

BOULDER — One of the self-described "mountain men" convicted of abducting former world-class biathlete Kari Swenson in Montana in 1984 has been released from jail on unrelated drug charges.

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'Mountain Man' denies several drug charges

BOZEMAN - One of the self-described "mountain men" who abducted former world-class biathlete Kari Swenson in Montana in 1984 has pleaded not guilty to several drug charges.

August 24, 2011 11:06 pmLoading…

Longtime District Court Judge Frank Davis dies at 89 in Dillon

BUTTE — Frank Davis, a Dillon judge who presided over several of the state's most prominent cases of the last three decades, has died. He was 89.

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