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MISSOULA — The pilot killed Monday in the crash of a small plane in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Lolo Pass was head of the staff of an engineering firm in Richland, Wash.
RIVULET — Forgotten but not gone, those airplane fuselages so unceremoniously dumped onto the side of the Clark Fork River west of Alberton on July 3 remain at Rivulet in varying states of dismemberment.
ALBERTON — Key parts of Boeing jetliners remained among the wreckage along Montana Rail Link tracks west of here Monday, at a time when demand for them has never been higher.
A Darby man was found not guilty Tuesday in United States District Court in Missoula of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and his family.
Pity Jack Culbertson. He and the wife and kids had a ranch in northeastern Montana in 1887 when Jim Hill punched his Great Northern Railway through the country. The railroad established a station nearby and called it “Culbertson.” Except not after Jack.
COLSTRIP — Forty years later, what do you expect of Colstrip? A town awash in coal money? Yes, though not so much as in the flush days.
COLSTRIP – The sky’s the thing here, or one of the big things.
SUPERIOR — A Thompson Falls man accused of bilking an elderly Superior man of his money and property and leaving him with nothing but milk and peanut butter has pleaded not guilty to a pair of felony charges in Mineral County District Court.
MISSOULA — Why Montana?
MISSOULA — John Taylor was both foreman of a Pacific Power and Light crew in 1964 and drill master of the mounted Kalispell Sheriff’s Posse.
MISSOULA — A former Mineral County deputy sheriff misrepresented his past law enforcement experience and didn’t reveal when he was hired in 2006 that he’d been terminated from police departments in California and Ronan in the 1980s.
MISSOULA — It’ll take another $10,000 for an alleged young burglar of the Grant Creek home of Janelle Pflager and Markus Kaarma to get out of jail.
MISSOULA — One accomplice in a drug “rip” on South Reserve Street that ended in the shooting of a Missoula police detective was sentenced Tuesday in Missoula County District Court.
A DeBorgia man sought in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Mineral County on Wednesday was found dead in Idaho on Friday afternoon.
MISSOULA — Law enforcement officers in Idaho and Montana are searching for a DeBorgia man who’s being sought in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Mineral County.
FRENCHTOWN — Steve Malsam didn’t bring a slideshow presentation when he bobbed into public view last week at a West Valley Community Council meeting.
MISSOULA — In the midst of chaos, humanity reigned in the lower Rattlesnake Valley last Friday.
The evidence stared Levi Vaughan in the face early Monday afternoon as he gazed up the steep slope behind his home.
SUPERIOR — As of Saturday, Mineral County had been without its only elected judge for seven months, since the day late last July when longtime Justice of the Peace Wanda James agreed to go on paid administrative leave.
MISSOULA — An avalanche that swept down Mount Jumbo shortly after 4 p.m. Friday demolished a two-story house in the lower Rattlesnake and buried three people, all of whom were pulled from the snow and wreckage alive.
An avalanche has hit two homes in the Rattlesnake Valley of Missoula, with at least one child apparently buried in the debris of what was once a two-story house at Van Buren and Holly streets.
MISSOULA — Missoula County commissioners are calling on County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg to deal with what one called “a nightmare in public trust” in his battle with the U.S. Department of Justice.
MISSOULA — A blast of Montana winter did its best to derail Jenny Greger’s quest Tuesday, but the teenager from Bozeman refused to let it.
MISSOULA — The story still has wheels.
MISSOULA — Missoula County prosecutors said “terrible things” to victims of sexual assault, told a mother whose 5-year-old daughter had been assaulted by an adolescent that “boys will be boys,” and told another woman “all you want is revenge,” in discussing a decision not to prosecute her se…
There has been a new era dawning on Montana’s Race to the Sky for a few years now.
MISSOULA — Maybe Cyrus Skinner was just misunderstood.
Mechanical problems at high elevations mean a Canadian company’s giant load of evaporator equipment will remain holed up on the Idaho side of Lost Trail Pass for a second weekend.
MISSOULA — The Missoula County attorney has given the U.S. Department of Justice two weeks to show it’s willing to reach an amicable agreement over his office's handling of sexual assault and rape cases.
MISSOULA — What, if anything, will a new megaload route wrought in Ravalli County?
The first of three Omega Morgan megaloads won’t be topping Lost Trail Pass this weekend.
MISSOULA — A Great Falls refinery is upping the big-rig ante.
“Ellen,” Jay Leno and “Sunday Night Football” are among the viewing casualties of a contract impasse between DISH Network and the media group that owns three television stations in western and southwestern Montana.
MISSOULA — Priscilla Keim is an alcoholic, a former meth addict and an arsonist.
MISSOULA — The Empire State Building will have to wait until Friday.
MISSOULA — He’s 97 and sharp as a tack, and the man who’s thought to be the oldest living fighter ace in the nation had a rapt audience Monday on the University of Montana campus.
MISSOULA — A paintball fired from a passing car in the Rattlesnake Valley late Saturday night came within a sliver of blinding a bicyclist.
MISSOULA — A 38-year-old man was stunned with a stun gun and arrested Sunday evening after he refused to let firemen and police into his flooding apartment in downtown Missoula.
Bail was set at $100,000 for a man accused of trying to strangle his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend early Sunday in her Missoula apartment.
GOLD CREEK – It was already hunting season a year ago when the Dinnerbell bakery, deli, bulk foods store and espresso opened here on Election Day.
MISSOULA — A Missoula woman is in jail after showing up for a meeting with her probation officer with meth in her pocket.
MISSOULA — A 10-year-old boy faces charges for assault with a weapon after he allegedly pushed an 8-year-old to the ground at Lolo Elementary School and held a sharp, broken ruler to his neck.
At first it seemed friendly, or maybe just curious. Probably a little friendlier and nosier than a spike bull elk should be, there in the middle of Montana Highway 200 in the Ovando Valley.
GREENOUGH — Matt’s out here somewhere.
SUPERIOR — The sheriff of Mineral County stands squarely behind his decision to retain the deputy he disciplined in July for tasing a restrained, unruly inmate in the county jail.
A Montana Army National Guard unit was back on friendly soil Monday in Texas, beginning the formal process of transitioning from soldiers in Afghanistan back to civilians.
SUPERIOR — Twenty-three freight cars lie in tangled wreckage above and in the Clark Fork River after an early morning derailment four miles east of Superior on Wednesday.
MISSOULA — Joe Easton of Missoula came of age with the Western Montana Fair.
SUPERIOR — Mineral County’s only justice of the peace is on voluntary leave, though county officials aren’t saying why yet.
MISSOULA — Unlike scores of people in western Montana, Gayle Morrison never knew Jerry Daniels. But she figured she had his story pegged long ago.