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Jefferson River

Man, teen in trouble after canoe lodges with dead deer aboard

BUTTE — A man and teenager attempting to canoe - with a poached deer on board - in the partly frozen waters of the Jefferson River got stuck in an ice jam Sunday afternoon.

November 26, 2013 7:38 amLoading…

Fishing restrictions lifted on Jefferson River

The Jefferson River will reopen to fishing beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday thanks to improving stream flows and cooling temperatures.

September 03, 2013 2:39 pmLoading…

Jefferson River to close to all fishing

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will impose a full closure to fishing on the entire Jefferson River beginning Saturday because of declining flows and continuing hot and dry conditions.

August 22, 2013 11:32 amLoading…

Whitehall man dies in crash following chase

A 25-year-old Whitehall man died in a crash after being involved in a car chase with deputies in Jefferson and Madison counties Sunday evening.

August 08, 2013 9:10 amLoading…
Woman rescued after being pinned against Jefferson River bridge for hours

Woman rescued after being pinned against Jefferson River bridge for hours

Rescuers in Madison County on Tuesday evening saved a woman who was pinned for nearly four and a half hours against the pillar of a bridge on the Jefferson River.

June 25, 2013 7:11 pm Photos



Montana FWP will take over federal river gauges

MISSOULA — River lovers relax: A planned shutdown of several federal streamflow gauges in Montana didn’t happen – despite warnings to the contrary.

May 05, 2013 2:08 pmLoading…
Southern Montana sees record heat, low precipitation

Southern Montana sees record heat, low precipitation

The grass really is greener on the other side, if you’re from Billings or Miles City.

July 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos


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Boaters, floaters will find plenty of water over Labor Day weekend

Water levels at Bighorn Lake and other Montana reservoirs managed by the Bureau of Reclamation are well above average for this time of year.

September 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Traffic stop near Cardwell turns up 8 lbs of pot

BOZEMAN - Authorities say a 29-year-old Nebraska man has been arrested after a traffic stop near Cardwell turned up more than eight pounds of marijuana.

August 31, 2011 10:02 pmLoading…

Flooding returns to Montana; Schweitzer signs disaster deal

Forecasters said high temperatures in Montana on Thursday will trigger minor to moderate flooding over the weekend on rivers and streams scattered across the state.

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High water closes some fishing access sites in SW Montana

Several fishing access sites in southwestern Montana are closed due to flooding.

June 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Vermont man convicted of sex assault arrested in Montana

BUTTE - A 38-year-old Vermont man who fled during a trial in which he was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor has been arrested in southwestern Montana.

May 06, 2011 8:23 amLoading…

Jefferson River ice jam grows to 10 miles

The Jefferson River ice jam north of Twin Bridges grew considerably between Thursday and Saturday.

February 27, 2011 6:45 amLoading…
Richard Meehan

Richard Meehan

Jefferson Acres resident Richard Meehan built a dirt berm around in his house (in the background) when he built his home near the Jefferson River. The berm has warded off the water and ice from flooding his house.

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Water floods a yard in Jefferson Acres south of Silver Star Tuesday.

February 23, 2011 9:42 amLoading…
Resident watches Jefferson River flood subdivision

Resident watches Jefferson River flood subdivision

As Richard Meehan watched the Jefferson River from his front porch Sunday, he couldn’t shake the feeling that something wasn’t right.

February 23, 2011 9:37 am Photos


Guest opinion: Bill would kick Montanans off our rivers and streams

Guest opinion: Bill would kick Montanans off our rivers and streams

The Montana House on Friday approved legislation that would make outlaws out of everyday Montanans who fish, boat and swim.

February 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

New rules on Big Hole, Beaverhead outlined

New river recreation rules for the Beaverhead and Big Hole rivers were adopted by the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission at its July 8 meeting. The change includes:

July 29, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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