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Man arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide in 3-year-old's death

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.

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Missoula, CSKT lawsuit blasts DEQ for 'absurd' Clark Fork River pollution permit

Missoula, CSKT lawsuit blasts DEQ for 'absurd' Clark Fork River pollution permit

MISSOULA — Local government agencies, Indian tribes and a nonprofit environmental group have filed suit against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

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3-year-old shot, killed in Lake County

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.

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Spokesman says Glacier gun incidents an anomaly in national parks

Spokesman says Glacier gun incidents an anomaly in national parks

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.

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Gun charge against man who shot Glacier grizzly bear dismissed

Gun charge against man who shot Glacier grizzly bear dismissed

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.

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98-year-old makes 1st catch in Fall Mack Days tournament on Flathead Lake

98-year-old makes 1st catch in Fall Mack Days tournament on Flathead Lake

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:

October 14, 2014 8:39 am Photos

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Polson man wanted for ID theft, burglary arrested in Washington

Polson man wanted for ID theft, burglary arrested in Washington

POLSON — A local man wanted in connection with cases involving identity theft, burglary and check washing was arrested in Washington state over the weekend.

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Improvement in Indian care needs to come from ground up, Tester says at summit

Improvement in Indian care needs to come from ground up, Tester says at summit

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.

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Missoula member of Native American comedy troupe calls ‘Daily Show’ segment ‘an intense situation’

Missoula member of Native American comedy troupe calls ‘Daily Show’ segment ‘an intense situation’

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.

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Glacier, other national parks consider entrance fee increases

Glacier, other national parks consider entrance fee increases

WEST GLACIER — National parks across the country — including Glacier — will consider whether to propose entrance fee increases for next year.

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Armed, suicidal man safely taken into custody by Kalispell police

KALISPELL — A man reported to be armed and suicidal was taken into custody by Kalispell Police Monday morning after nearly three hours of negotiations.

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Mission Falls, Reservoir offer stunning scenery

Mission Falls, Reservoir offer stunning scenery

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.

September 23, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Missoula man killed in Glacier quit job for life of BASE jumping

Missoula man killed in Glacier quit job for life of BASE jumping

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.

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Missoula man dies in Glacier National Park

Missoula man dies in Glacier National Park

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.

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Late-summer storm brings snowmen to Glacier National Park, social media

Late-summer storm brings snowmen to Glacier National Park, social media

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.

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Coroner ID's Lincoln County jail inmate who hanged himself

LIBBY – Lincoln County authorities on Thursday released the name of the inmate who committed suicide in the county’s detention center on Aug. 28.

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Glacier Park expands closure of Sun Road for winter conditions

Glacier Park expands closure of Sun Road for winter conditions

WEST GLACIER – According to the calendar it’s still summer.

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Glacier begins to close services, but park remains open in fall

Glacier begins to close services, but park remains open in fall

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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Columbia Falls sawmill announces layoffs, blames grizzly habitat

Columbia Falls sawmill announces layoffs, blames grizzly habitat

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.

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Sheriff releases name of Kalispell Walmart worker killed in fall

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.

August 28, 2014 1:54 pmLoading…

OSHA reviews conflicting accounts, response time in Kalispell Walmart worker's death

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.

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Kalispell pilot fulfills childhood dream of flying as an Air Force Thunderbird

Kalispell pilot fulfills childhood dream of flying as an Air Force Thunderbird

KALISPELL – Jason Curtis will have a lot on his mind this weekend.

August 27, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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United plans direct winter flight from Chicago to Kalispell

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.

August 15, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…

Alabama man falls 200 feet in Glacier; father warned for firing gun to summon help

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.

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Judge warns attorneys, law enforcement over sobriety law

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’…

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20-year-old master of Salish language a strong proponent of Native language, culture

20-year-old master of Salish language a strong proponent of Native language, culture

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.

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Plains man charged with shaking baby to death

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.

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Glacier National Park: Close encounters of a grizzly kind on Highline Trail

Glacier National Park: Close encounters of a grizzly kind on Highline Trail

WEST GLACIER – Aware of an incident just two days earlier where a Texas man shot and likely wounded a bear that he said charged him in Glacier National Park, Kalispell photographer Philip Granrud carefully chose the picture he posted on social media this week.

August 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Flathead cherry harvest to top 2M pounds, but part of crop culled

Flathead cherry harvest to top 2M pounds, but part of crop culled

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.

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2 die of cardiac arrest in Glacier Park; rangers respond to other emergencies

2 die of cardiac arrest in Glacier Park; rangers respond to other emergencies

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.”

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Glacier officials continue search for bear believed to be shot by hiker

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.

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Glacier officials continue search for bear believed to be shot by hiker

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.

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Glacier Park Inc. says traditions will continue with West Glacier, Apgar purchase

Glacier Park Inc. says traditions will continue with West Glacier, Apgar purchase

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.

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After 800-pound-boulder causes delay, Going-to-the-Sun Road opens

After 800-pound-boulder causes delay, Going-to-the-Sun Road opens

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.

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Glacier Park Inc. confirms purchase of West Glacier, Apgar Village

Glacier Park Inc. confirms purchase of West Glacier, Apgar Village

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.

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Opening of Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road expected this weekend

Opening of Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road expected this weekend

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.

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Glacier, Yellowstone in running for best national park

Glacier, Yellowstone in running for best national park

WEST GLACIER – Give people a chance, and we’ll rank anything, from best small towns to worst big cities. Hot dogs, colleges, most-wanted criminals, least-favorite fast food joints, states with the most obese people, football teams, tennis players, movies, county health departments – almost a…

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Justices: Confession in 2005 murder can't be used to re-try man

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.

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Hanna's 'Rendezvous' to raise funds for Montana grizzly research

Hanna's 'Rendezvous' to raise funds for Montana grizzly research

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.

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Ronan man pleads not guilty to brother's murder

Ronan man pleads not guilty to brother's murder

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.

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Pablo man accused of 'vicious' attack on jailer freed; prosecutors too slow in filing charges

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.

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Suspect in 'vicious' attack on jailer asks for dismissal; $150K bail remains

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.

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Lake County murder suspect arrested at his home tonight

Lake County murder suspect arrested at his home tonight

RONAN – A three-day-plus search came to an end Tuesday night in the same place it began.

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No sign of murder suspect in mountains east of Ronan

No sign of murder suspect in mountains east of Ronan

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.

June 17, 2014 4:53 pmLoading…
Snow, cold, avalanche debris continue to challenge Glacier opening

Snow, cold, avalanche debris continue to challenge Glacier opening

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.

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Snow, cold, avalanche debris continue to challenge Sun Road opening

Snow, cold, avalanche debris continue to challenge Sun Road opening

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.

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$10K in grants to help Flathead cherry growers to control fruit flies

$10K in grants to help Flathead cherry growers to control fruit flies

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.

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Class-action lawsuit filed against Ronan over ineligible police officer

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.

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