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HAMILTON — In what’s being called one of the largest illegal bear cases in state history, three Ravalli County men have been charged with illegally killing at least nine black bears with the aid of bait.
HAMILTON — Ravalli County officials have found the missing money.
HAMILTON – A section of the Bitterroot River closed in April due to safety concerns at an irrigation dam will reopen Monday, July 7, with a number of new signs warning boaters of the dangers lurking there.
LOST TRAIL PASS — Scott and Sadie Grasser will never forget the sound an airplane makes when it crashes.
Ravalli County Airport manager Page Gough listens into a discussion between National Transportation Safety Board investigator Larry Lewis and Federal Aviation Administration investigator Jeffrey Simmons at the scene of a fatal airplane crash in the Lost Trail Ski Area's parking lot. The fier…
HAMILTON — A final report from a Butte accounting firm hired to examine the books and accounts of the Ravalli County treasurer’s office was released Tuesday.
HAMILTON — Reports that a youth who allegedly threatened to shoot students at the Hamilton High School graduation was turned away from checking himself into a crisis mental health center has created a stir in the community.
HAMILTON – The Ravalli County commission will have two new members following Tuesday’s primary vote.
Ravalli County voters turned out in steady numbers for the Tuesday primary election.
HAMILTON — Ravalli County has asked the court to impose sanctions on the county’s interim treasurer, Valerie Stamey, for an alleged overreach and misuse of a subpoena.
VICTOR – A lost hiker with a hurt ankle needed a military helicopter to rescue him Sunday in Bear Creek, west of Victor.
Frank McCauley of Hamilton will serve as the parade marshal for the 94th annual Corvallis Memorial Day Parade. McCauley, 97, believes he is the only surviving WWII fighter ace.
CORVALLIS — It’s been more than 70 years since Frank McCauley first stepped into the cockpit of the P-47 Thunderbolt Fighter he named “Rat Racer.”
CORVALLIS — A man dressed only in underwear, socks and a sleeveless T-shirt was arrested on Easter evening after nearly causing a head-on collision while driving without headlights.
HAMILTON – Following the advice of the county attorney, Ravalli County commissioners made no moves Thursday to change the status of the county’s embattled interim treasurer, Valerie Stamey.
MISSOULA — A Missoula contractor may face a federal citation for failing to report in a timely manner a roofing accident that killed a Bonner man.
Louie Tuminaro Jr. goes through the moves of earning a black belt while his sister, Nicole, watches from the sidelines. The event was filmed for potential inclusion in a new reality show for the Outdoor Channel about the New York family's new life in Montana.
Louie Tuminaro and his wife, Teressa, are getting used to talking in front a camera as a Corvallis-based production company begins filming a new reality television show about the New York natives living in Montana for the Outdoor Channel.
HAMILTON – Retired District Judge Nels Swandal said there were problems in the Ravalli County treasurer’s office, but his just-released eight-page investigative report found nothing criminal.
CORVALLIS — Rescue volunteers responded to a call of two men in the water at a dangerous diversion dam on the Bitterroot River on Tuesday afternoon.
MISSOULA — While wolf numbers are expected to remain relatively stable in the Bitterroot watershed, a state biologist said densities of the predator have been on a bit of an the upswing in the valley’s northern reaches.
DARBY – Taylor Wohlers was 3 years old when she experienced her first mountain lion hunt. It was something she never forgot.
Taylor Wohlers of Darby poses with the mountain lion she shot last week while hunting with her father, Ben, near Sula. She has been mountain lion hunting with her dad since she was 3 years old.
HAMILTON — The Ravalli County Commission will take a hard look at replacing at least one of the boilers that serves the county detention center after an exhaust leak sent two officers and a prisoner to the hospital Sunday.
Albert and Lila Douglas share the irrigation pipe moving chore on their place on Bell Crossing. Now in their 80s, the couple has been working side by side to keep their homesite looking beautiful for the past 21 years. “It’s been a blessing for us,” Lila said, during a break. “”We love the m…
Elk numbers are on the rise in the Bitterroot.
MISSOULA -- Radd Icenoggle’s Sunday night search for a screech owl turned into something far more after spotting a bird species never seen before in Montana.
WEST FORK - A lightning-sparked wildfire burned actively in heavy timber and rugged country on the West Fork of the Bitterroot Saturday, and firefighters offered little hope for a quick fix.
Western Montana seems to have misplaced its ticket to the bonfire season that’s torching the eastern half of the state, but fire officials remain braced for trouble over the Fourth of July week.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request Tuesday for an emergency injunction that would have stopped wolf hunting in the Rocky Mountains.
MISSOULA - Since 2002, six of 11 Western states have set records for the amount of acreage burned in a single season.
MISSOULA - Hikers, horsemen and backcountry hunters will find plenty of quiet along the Rocky Mountain Front if a new U.S. Forest Service travel management plan passes muster.
MISSOULA - Almost any Montanan can tell you the Rocky Mountain Front is a spectacular place to visit.
The early elk hunt in the Rattlesnake Wilderness isn't for everyone.
FLATHEAD LAKE - At this rate, Charlie Davis may just live forever.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional fisheries manager Jim Vashro nets a nice lake whitefish for PJ Schmit on a recent fishing trip on Flathead Lake. The annual summer bite for whitefish is starting to taper off a bit, but Vashro said it's too early to quit.
MISSOULA - A Stevensville man charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly popping a wheelie and running his motorcycle over a hiker has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor in Idaho.
MILLTOWN - With their eyes on a 19-ton generator and thousands of pounds of other gear stashed inside the Milltown Dam powerhouse, members of the Milltown Superfund Site Redevelopment Working Group are dreaming big.
DARBY - Bill Burgund can't forget the day he was run over by an outlaw ATV rider.
MISSOULA - Eric Parmelee is an engineer who lives in a comfortable house on a quiet street in Missoula with his wife, Sonja, and a pair of busy terriers.
Eric Parmelee, of Missoula, is one of thousands who have taken the plunge into the world of microfinance. "It's really the most rewarding thing I've ever done," he said.
"Tcht, tcht, tcht, tcht, tcht, tcht," chirps Chris Roberts. "Wakey, wakey, wakey, come and get your treats."
WEST RIVERSIDE - Bears don't do birthdays. Neither do lions, bobcats, raccoons, elk or deer.
If everything goes just right, this time next year construction crews will be busily chipping away at the Milltown Dam spillway.
After nearly eight months of debate, the fate of Montana's first Healthy Forests Restoration Act timber sale rests in the hands of U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy of Missoula.
VICTOR - Just a few years back, Clay Mathews was a frustrated elk hunter looking for an answer.
HAMILTON - Rocky Mountain Log Homes forester Pat Connell can't help but feel a bit torn every time he sees a load of processed house logs roll into the main plant just south of Hamilton. He knows every load means this 30-year-old Bitterroot Valley cornerstone business will keep operating ano…
New Mexico State Forester Butch Blazer would like to turn the clock back to a time when there were sawmills scattered across his sprawling state.
MILLTOWN — Armed with a stack of contingency plans, a few new gizmos and monitoring wells scattered about the countryside, the folks charged with tracking the ground and surface water affected by the cleanup of Milltown Reservoir are ready for the long haul.
MILLTOWN — By Bill Scarbrough's count, Milltown Dam was a hydroelectric power generating plant for 98 years, two months and 29 days.