GAME OF THE DAY
Repeat after me, Frenchtown and Florence are state champions in softball once again.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
FLORENCE — Volunteer firefighters in Florence will likely undergo a new level of scrutiny before being allowed to respond to wildland fires in the future.
Erik Sharpe of Hardin will be joining the Rocky Mountain College football program in the fall.
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.
MISSOULA — Bitterroot River floaters better brace for some long drags as a tough water year heads toward the end of irrigation season.
BUTTE -- Unbeaten Fairfield will be going for a third consecutive State B girls basketball championship on Saturday night at the Butte Civic Center.
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.
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.
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.
ANACONDA -- No championship trophies were presented Saturday at the State A and B-C girls softball tournaments going on at Charlotte Yeoman Fields.
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.