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Frenchtown, Florence repeat as state softball champions

Repeat after me, Frenchtown and Florence are state champions in softball once again.

May 31, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…

Florence on track for third straight B-C title

GREAT FALLS -- Florence advanced to the championship round of the State B-C softball tournament with victories over Glasgow and Conrad on Friday at the Multi-Sports Complex.

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Raided Florence doctor saw painkillers as a 'money maker,' ex-worker says

Raided Florence doctor saw painkillers as a 'money maker,' ex-worker says

FLORENCE – Chris Christensen was known as the “feel good doctor,” according to one former patient who was interviewed by detectives in the months leading up to a raid of the Florence medical practice where he was allegedly doling out vast quantities of controlled substances.

May 20, 2014 7:59 am Photos

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Patients of raided Florence doctor seek help at Missoula clinic

Patients of raided Florence doctor seek help at Missoula clinic

MISSOULA — For the past month, the staff at the Partnership Health Center, a community clinic in Missoula, has been dealing with an influx of patients who suddenly found themselves without access to prescription painkillers and sedatives after a Florence doctor’s office was raided and closed.

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Raided Florence doctor's medical license suspended

Raided Florence doctor's medical license suspended

Citing the death of two patients from drug overdoses along with “substandard medical decision-making and judgment” and “irresponsible and substandard prescribing of controlled substances,” the Montana Board of Medical Examiners indefinitely suspended the medical license of Dr. Chris Christen…

April 08, 2014 7:56 am Photos

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Florence doctor previously indicted in Idaho for prescription-writing practices

Florence doctor previously indicted in Idaho for prescription-writing practices

FLORENCE — Chris A. Christensen, the Florence doctor whose medical practice was raided Tuesday as part of a two-year investigation into his prescription-writing practices, was twice pursued by Idaho law enforcement officials for the same reason, although he was never found guilty.

April 03, 2014 10:35 am Photos

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Big Creek Family Medicine and Urgent Care

Big Creek Family Medicine and Urgent Care

Law enforcement officers stand at the entrance of Big Creek Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Florence after a search warrant was served at the office of Dr. Chris Christensen earlier in the day.

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Drug task force members searching Florence clinic

Drug task force members searching Florence clinic

FLORENCE — A two-year investigation into the prescription-writing practices of Dr. Chris Christensen of Big Creek Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Florence culminated on Tuesday.

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Report on Florence firefighters dismisses most allegations

Report on Florence firefighters dismisses most allegations

FLORENCE — Volunteer firefighters in Florence will likely undergo a new level of scrutiny before being allowed to respond to wildland fires in the future.

March 19, 2014 1:52 pmLoading…

Hardin's Sharpe signs with RMC football

Erik Sharpe of Hardin will be joining the Rocky Mountain College football program in the fall.

February 26, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…

Western signs MCC center

DILLON -- Center Quinn Smith of Miles Community College has signed a letter of intent to join the men's basketball program at Montana Western in the fall.

January 15, 2014 4:54 pmLoading…
Reservoirs drain, sandbars appear as Bitterroot River level down to 30-year low

Reservoirs drain, sandbars appear as Bitterroot River level down to 30-year low

MISSOULA — Bitterroot River floaters better brace for some long drags as a tough water year heads toward the end of irrigation season.

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State B girls roundup: Unbeaten Fairfield, Townsend reach title game

BUTTE -- Unbeaten Fairfield will be going for a third consecutive State B girls basketball championship on Saturday night at the Butte Civic Center.

March 08, 2013 10:15 pmLoading…

State B boys roundup: Malta, Wolf Point to play for title

BUTTE --- Defending champion Malta and 2011 titlist Wolf Point will meet for the State Class B boys championship Saturday night at the Butte Civic Center.

March 08, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…

State B girls roundup: Fairfield off to winning start in bid for 3-peat

BUTTE -- Fairfield's quest for a three-peat at the State Class B girls basketball tournament began Thursday afternoon with a 59-46 triumph over Shepherd at the Butte Civic Center.

March 07, 2013 9:15 pmLoading…

State B boys roundup: Malta opens with big win over Forsyth

BUTTE -- Zach Handley, Kendall Denham and Tucker Schye joined forces for 60 points Thursday afternoon as defending champion Malta began play at the State B boys basketball tournament with a convincing 75-44 conquest over Forsyth at the Butte Civic Center.

March 07, 2013 7:45 pmLoading…
Rep. Edward Greef, R-Florence

Rep. Edward Greef, R-Florence

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January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Title games on hold in A, B-C softball

ANACONDA -- No championship trophies were presented Saturday at the State A and B-C girls softball tournaments going on at Charlotte Yeoman Fields.

May 26, 2012 7:30 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Better buildings, tighter budgets for 2012-2013

Gazette opinion: Better buildings, tighter budgets for 2012-2013

Yellowstone County voters turned down most school funding requests in Tuesday's elections. But Billings voters authorized $14 million in bonds to upgrade buildings, including West High, Riverside and Will James middle schools and 11 elementary schools.

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Florence finished 3rd at State B tourney

BOZEMAN -- Mike Finlay and Aaron Ward joined forces for 33 points Saturday night in helping Florence beat Whitehall 58-34 for third place at the State B boys basketball tournament at Montana State's Worthington Arena.

March 03, 2012 3:25 pmLoading…

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