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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.”
People attending the trial against automaker Hyundai on Wednesday 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.
POLSON – Did two Missoula teenagers die because Hyundai Motors ignored problems with the steering knuckles installed in its vehicles in order to save itself the $2 billion it would have cost to recall and replace them?
POLSON — Perhaps the world’s most famous B-average math student died in Georgia on Wednesday morning.
POLSON – The subject of steering knuckles rarely came up Tuesday as testimony began in a trial in which a Missoula family accuses Hyundai of being at fault for a 2011 crash on U.S. Highway 93 that killed three people, including cousins Trevor and Tanner Olson.
POLSON – The mangled remains of a Hyundai and a Pontiac that hit head-on three years ago north of Arlee, killing three people, will be brought to a parking lot across the street from the Lake County Courthouse.
WEST GLACIER – A “first-of-its-kind” study released last week discovered mercury in fish in some of the most remote and pristine lakes and streams in national parks across the western United States and Alaska – but it wasn’t a surprise to Glacier National Park fisheries biologist Chris Downs.
WEST GLACIER – That the wind blew Wednesday morning at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park wouldn’t normally be newsworthy, except for one thing.
KALISPELL – For NARAL Pro-Choice Montana, a group that advocates for abortion rights, the connections between what has happened this year to the Kalispell family medical clinic that provided the only abortion services in the Flathead Valley, and the anti-abortion Hope Pregnancy Ministries of…
POLSON – A Lake County detention officer was placed on paid administrative leave by the sheriff’s office Monday, after the officer was arrested in Sanders County on Sunday evening.
WHITEFISH — What goes up must come down, but at Whitefish Mountain Resort, they want those who go up the hard way to come down the right way.
MISSOULA — Tom Cotter traveled the world on a container ship, worked as a deckhand on a freighter, found employment with Boeing, and served as a U.S. Army special agent.
WEST GLACIER – In the lodging business, as with so many things, it’s location, location, location.
POLSON – With the victim of a hammer assault earlier this month now dead, District Court Judge Kim Christopher on Thursday signed off on a motion to amend an attempted deliberate homicide charge against Desmond Alan Mackay of Polson to deliberate homicide.
MISSOULA — Peter Maxwell of Missoula was doing what avalanche experts advise backcountry recreationists to do – gather as much information as possible about the snowpack before committing to an activity – when he triggered the avalanche northeast of Philipsburg that killed him last week.
POLSON — When Desmond Alan Mackay is arraigned here Thursday morning, it will be for deliberate homicide.
POLSON – As Lake County prosecutors filed multiple felony charges late this week in a bloody hammer attack in a Polson neighborhood, charging documents revealed the offenses alleged against Desmond Alan Mackay could mount.
PABLO — A price has been set for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to acquire Kerr Dam next year — and the number is tens of millions of dollars closer to what the tribes said it was worth than what PPL Montana had sought.
WEST GLACIER — National parks drew almost 4.5 million people to Montana in 2012, and they spent more than $400 million in the state, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.
BIG ARM — The first of up to 60 bighorn sheep on Wild Horse Island received their eviction notices Wednesday morning.
POLSON — Reintroduction of the trumpeter swan to the Flathead Indian Reservation has been a “highly successful” undertaking, according to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal authorities.