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POLSON — No charges were filed Wednesday in connection with an alleged attempt to shoot an off-duty tribal law enforcement officer in St. Ignatius Tuesday afternoon, but the suspect in the case still had a busy day in court.
ST. IGNATIUS — A man with multiple outstanding felony warrants allegedly fired a shot at an off-duty tribal law enforcement officer who recognized him and tried to apprehend him Tuesday afternoon in St. Ignatius.
ST. IGNATIUS — Law enforcement authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly fired shots at a Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal officer this afternoon.
TROUT CREEK — One wolf was trapped during a Sanders County coyote and wolf hunt Sunday.
WEST GLACIER — If there were hard feelings when Glacier Park Inc. lost its concessionaire’s contract at Glacier National Park, they apparently didn’t linger.
TROUT CREEK — Registration for an organized coyote and wolf hunt in Sanders County this weekend has been moved to a still-secret location amid alleged threats to one of the original organizers and his family, while an animal rights organization says it plans to protest the hunt.
WHITEFISH — This is a great place to visit, but — for the tens of thousands who arrive and depart by train — for the past several months it’s been an inconvenient one.
MISSOULA — Montana’s businesses, nonprofits, government entities and other organizations had the fourth-highest risk in the nation for suffering major losses due to embezzlement in 2013, according to a newly released annual study.
LIBBY — The investigation into a shooting death here the day after Christmas could take two weeks, Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe said Monday.
Vince Lovato, left, awaits his turn in court in October with his wife, Michelle, and attorney Mike Meloy. Lovato was arrested while taking photographs at the scene of a two-vehicle crash.
TROUT CREEK — One of the organizers of the first Great Montana Coyote and Wolf Hunt in Sanders County says the event — scheduled for Jan. 16-18 — took shape after local hunters noted a lack of big game in the mountains this hunting season.
POLSON — A Lake County jury returned a guilty verdict Monday night in the deliberate homicide trial of a Browning man who stabbed a Polson resident during a brief, racially charged encounter.
POLSON — At the north end of Flathead Lake sits Bigfork, and its main drag — Electric Avenue — is packed with tourist-driven art galleries, gift shops, restaurants and a summer theater.
KALISPELL — There are two economic forecasts for the northwest corner of Montana — one for Flathead County, which remains one of the state’s fastest growing, and one for everywhere else.
MISSOULA — If you could get every person on earth to spend just 50 cents in Montana once a year, you would pump more than $3.5 billion into the state’s economy.
THOMPSON FALLS — The fate of a man who has spent more than 17 years in the Montana State Prison for a murder he has always denied committing is in the hands of state District Court Judge Jim Wheelis.
THOMPSON FALLS – The fate of a man who has spent more than 17 years in the Montana State Prison for a murder he has always denied committing is in the hands of state District Court Judge Jim Wheelis.
THOMPSON FALLS — On July 24, 1997, Richard Raugust was at work painting a house when Sanders County deputies arrived at about noon, placed him in handcuffs and said he was under arrest for the murder of his best friend.
Our small towns sometimes have big reputations. The one we feature today, Ekalaka, has called itself “the bucking horse capital of the world.”
EKALAKA — The rules for the coffee game, which folks here have been playing on dang near a daily basis at Ekalaka’s Wagon Wheel Café for 45 years, are fairly simple to explain and, occasionally, a tad bit harder for a novice to grasp.
CHARLO — Hours after identifying the woman whose husband said she committed suicide in Charlo early Tuesday morning, Lake County authorities charged the man with her murder.
POLSON – They love it – even some of the ones who aren’t sure whether they do.
WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park is proposing a $5 increase in its seven-day entrance fees, but a 71 percent hike for its annual season pass.
THOMPSON FALLS — If you think it’s been cold outside, you should have been inside the Sanders County courthouse in recent days.
POLSON — To a list that includes zebra mussels, lake trout, Eurasian watermilfoil, spotted knapweed and leafy spurge — invasive species all in these parts the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resources Department this week said there’s another non-native threat out there.
MISSOULA — Montana is counting on two words to lure tourists into the state starting this winter.
Enough with icons you see.
WEST GLACIER — Part of the history of Glacier National Park is written on maps, where place names aren’t the exclusive territory of men, but they dominate the landscape.
RONAN — Lake County authorities on Friday filed a negligent homicide allegation in the case of a 3-year-old boy who was shot to death Wednesday night.
RONAN — A resident of the Lake County house where a 3-year-old boy was fatally injured by a gunshot to the abdomen has been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide.
The 113-year-old Northern Pacific Railroad Depot either ends, or launches, Higgins Avenue from its Circle Square home.
MISSOULA — Local government agencies, Indian tribes and a nonprofit environmental group have filed suit against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.
RONAN — A 3-year-old boy was killed with a gun east of Ninepipes Reservoir Wednesday night, and authorities have detained a man for questioning in the incident.
WEST GLACIER — Four times this year that authorities are aware of, guns have been discharged inside Glacier National Park — where it’s been legal to carry a loaded firearm for more than four years, but where it remains illegal to fire one.
WEST GLACIER — The case against a Texas man accused of illegally discharging a firearm in Glacier National Park this summer, when he shot a grizzly bear he said was charging him, went no further than his not-guilty plea in a federal court late last month.
POLSON — In a fishing tournament where the numbers paid attention to are in the hundreds for individual anglers, and thousands for total harvest, this weekend’s Fall Mack Days provided a much smaller number of note:
POLSON — A local man wanted in connection with cases involving identity theft, burglary and check washing was arrested in Washington state over the weekend.
NINEPIPES LODGE — In May, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, heard testimony on poor health care services delivered to Native Americans in Montana and Wyoming.
MISSOULA — Migizi Pensoneau’s appearance Wednesday at the Roxy Theater, where he will show and discuss videos made by the Native American comedy troupe he is a part of, was booked long before some of the 1491s showed up on a segment of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” several nights ago.
WEST GLACIER — National parks across the country — including Glacier — will consider whether to propose entrance fee increases for next year.
KALISPELL — A man reported to be armed and suicidal was taken into custody by Kalispell Police Monday morning after nearly three hours of negotiations.
ST. IGNATIUS – It’s a favorite view for many Montanans, when they top Ravalli Hill on U.S. Highway 93 west of here and the Mission Mountains explode into view, with a magnificent waterfall tumbling down them.
People of a certain age can remember an Adams Center where Grizzly basketball fans walked to bleacher seats on plywood laid over the arena’s dirt floor. Under the cavernous roof now long-hidden by a false ceiling, you could see clouds of dust hanging in the air because too many strayed off t…
WEST GLACIER — The man who was killed over the weekend while apparently attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park had quit his job to pursue the extreme sport full-time.
Nearly a century after the University of Montana honored those who died in the war to end all wars, it became home to a memorial to the Montanans who sacrificed their lives in the latest two.
WEST GLACIER — The body of a Missoula man who may have died while attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park was recovered Sunday night.
MANY GLACIER – All it was, was a picture of a snowman. Like all of your best-dressed snowmen, he sported a black hat, red scarf and a carrot for a nose.
LIBBY – Lincoln County authorities on Thursday released the name of the inmate who committed suicide in the county’s detention center on Aug. 28.
WEST GLACIER – According to the calendar it’s still summer.
WEST GLACIER — It’s time to start letting go of summer, and that means many visitor services in Glacier National Park will be ending over the next two months.
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