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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.
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.
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.
COLUMBIA FALLS — F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber on Thursday announced it will curtail production at its sawmill here by the end of September and lay off nine to 10 of its 120 employees.
KALISPELL – Larry Wurtz has been identified as the Kalispell Walmart employee who died after falling from a movable staircase in a back room of the store last week.
KALISPELL – The investigation into the death of a Kalispell Walmart employee on Friday is looking at the time it took an ambulance crew to reach the victim, the area director of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration told the Missoulian on Wednesday.
KALISPELL – Jason Curtis will have a lot on his mind this weekend.
KALISPELL — Seasonal airline service into Glacier Park International Airport is nothing new — demand increases greatly in the summer, thanks to the nearby national park the airport is named for — but when the flights come and go in winter, it is.
WEST GLACIER – A second gun has been fired in Glacier National Park this summer – this one in an effort to summon help for an injured hiker.
LIBBY – A state district court judge has told Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and 11 other state county attorneys and law enforcement officials, including three in Yellowstone County, they will be found in contempt of court if any of them contact him again outside a courtroom about Montana’…
ST. IGNATIUS – He has taught in the St. Ignatius schools, been vice chairman of a school board, and co-founded a nonprofit on the Flathead Indian Reservation – the Salish Institute – to promote healthy lifestyles through the study of Native languages and culture.
THOMPSON FALLS – The baby’s mother, grandmother and a friend of the family told police they didn’t believe Gunner Dye would ever do anything to hurt his 3-month-old son.
POLSON — Nearly 850,000 pounds of cherries from Flathead Lake Cherry Growers orchards have been harvested since last week, with the grand total expected to top 2 million pounds before the harvest draws to a close in the coming days.
WEST GLACIER – A rash of medical emergencies in the past two days – including the deaths of two visitors due to cardiac arrest – prompted Glacier National Park officials Tuesday to encourage people to “hike smart.”
WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park officials continued to search Monday for a bear they believe was shot and wounded Saturday by a tourist from Texas.
WEST GLACIER – While some residents here worry what will happen to their small town just outside the west entrance to Glacier National Park now that “an out-of-state corporation” has purchased most of the village, Cindy Ognjanov says their fears are misplaced.
WEST GLACIER — Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park wasn’t open long before what little traffic might have been on it was being delayed.
WEST GLACIER — Most of the business district in this iconic entrance to Glacier National Park — and hundreds of undeveloped acres in and around the little village of about 225 people — have been sold to an Arizona corporation.
WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road is expected to open for the season this weekend, but whether that means Friday, Saturday or Sunday isn’t yet known, a park official said Monday.
POLSON — Prosecutors here cannot use a confession to re-try a man once convicted of deliberate homicide in the death of a former tribal chairman, the Montana Supreme Court ruled this week.
WOODS BAY — When “Jungle Jack” Hanna tells you that people donate money to people, not causes, you might think he’s tooting his own horn — especially since the TV talk show regular is hosting a fundraiser at his farm between Woods Bay and Bigfork next month.
POLSON – Harry Lozeau, accused of murdering his brother Terry earlier this month south of Ronan, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of deliberate homicide in District Court Wednesday morning.
POLSON – Felony charges against a Pablo man accused of a “vicious” attack on a jailer last month were tossed out by a judge Friday afternoon.
POLSON – A Pablo man accused of a “vicious” attack on a jailer is asking a court to dismiss the charges immediately and release him from jail, on the grounds that the Lake County Attorney’s Office has been unreasonably slow in getting him arraigned.
RONAN – A three-day-plus search came to an end Tuesday night in the same place it began.
RONAN — In a case where no news is bad news, authorities said Tuesday an “exhaustive” search of an area east of here turned up no sign of homicide suspect Harry Lozeau.
WEST GLACIER – With 1 to 2 feet of new snow predicted above 6,500 feet in the next couple of days – even as snowplow crews work overtime tackling an 80-foot drift near 6,646-foot Logan Pass – Glacier National Park officials say they can’t yet say when Going-to-the-Sun Road will fully open.
POLSON – Flathead cherry growers will have $10,000 worth of grants to work with this year to fund a fruit fly pest control program, and continue to help orchards attain an important certification.
RONAN — Eleven months ago, Anthony Chaney and his brother Donald were at the Second Chance Saloon here when they say Donald, a U.S. military combat veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, began experiencing a PTSD episode.
COLUMBIA FALLS — Operations at a medium-density fiberboard plant where two or three explosions occurred Tuesday afternoon are expected to resume in about a month, Plum Creek Timber Co. representatives said Wednesday.
COLUMBIA FALLS – After initial reports that several people were missing following a Tuesday afternoon explosion at Plum Creek Timber Co., authorities say everyone who was in the affected facility has been accounted for, and no one was hospitalized.
GOING-TO-THE-SUN-ROAD – Up ahead, beneath Mount Clements on a sun-splashed Friday, Herb Ferguson is making his first run over previously untouched snow with his plow.
PABLO — A member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet will shower and dress in a Pablo gymnasium before delivering the commencement address Saturday at Salish Kootenai College.
WEST GLACIER — As mountain goat research prepares to continue this summer in Glacier National Park, preliminary data suggests goats that are habituated to humans display different herding behavior, and use habitat differently, than wild goats.
Most of us can agree: “B” really ought to be for Butte.
BOULDER — At first glance, this community could easily pass for typical small-town Montana, similar to dozens of our places with a little more, or a little less, than 1,000 residents.
BOULDER – There are lots of places you can go to learn a little something about Boulder, and one place you can go to learn practically everything.
People attending the May trial against automaker Hyundai examine the remains of the 2005 Tiburon cousins Trevor and Tanner Olson were traveling in when they died in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 93 on July 2, 2011.
Chuck Zeiler still finds it hard to believe that his stepdaughter’s Miniature Pinscher, Montana, survived after an owl plucked the 3-year-old female from his yard and flew away. Montana was found 3 1/2 miles away, next to a haystack.
PABLO — An inmate at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Detention Center here is being hailed as a hero for stopping an alleged assault on a tribal detention officer by another prisoner Thursday.
POLSON — An initial $100,000 bond for charges of sexual intercourse without consent and assault with a weapon from last August didn’t keep Dennis Hobbs in jail to await trial.
They’re the first in any list, Montana communities that start with the letter A, and while our featured town, Anaconda, is the biggest and probably most recognizable of the bunch, there are plenty of interesting places out there.
ANACONDA – We don’t think Eddie McCarthy can get in trouble telling this story, seeing as how he’s been retired for nearly 30 years.
ANACONDA — There are as many as 17,000 bodies buried in Anaconda’s five cemeteries, some of the graveyards sprawling across hillsides overlooking the one-time company town, and you might think all those headstones an apt metaphor.
POLSON – A Lake County jury ruled Tuesday that a defect in a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon caused the fatal crash that killed two Missoula cousins on Fourth of July weekend 2011 – and that the manufacturer acted with “actual malice.”