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HAMILTON — A Hamilton woman who has been charged in three separate felony cases since last September is now facing a felony criminal endangerment charge for putting her unborn child at risk by taking illegal drugs.
Nathan Borg speaks with Roger Mikesell about the problems he’s had with elk and deer eating his bales of hay. Borg is the new Bitterroot Valley-based biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
MISSOULA — Every year, sportsmen from all over the country make thousands of inquiries to state wildlife biologists on topics ranging from clarifications on hunting regulations to tips on places to go.
An alleged drunken confrontation along the Bitterroot River led to felony DUI charges for a Victor man.
MELROSE — Mountain goats, three crystal-clear lakes filled with trout, and a short side trip to see historic charcoal kilns are waiting for those willing to navigate a narrow mountain road into southwest Montana’s Pioneer Mountains.
Logging operations are seen at the Bitterroot National Forest’s Bass Creek Recreation Area in June 2013.
Crescent Lake in the Pioneer Mountains is a place to find solitude and some good fishing.
STEVENSVILLE — St. Mary or St. Mary’s?
Bitterroot National Forest wildlife biologist Andrea Shortsleeve collects information from a bat acoustic monitoring site near the Painted Rocks Reservoir.
PAINTED ROCKS — There was a time when the bats in the Bitterroot were something of a mystery.
Richard Barber of Manhattan has been searching for answers from Remington ever since his son was killed when a rifle accidentally went off when his wife unloaded it in 2000.
HAMILTON — A California man is facing two felony counts of criminal endangerment after allegedly leading law officers on a chase with speeds in excess of 100 mph.
This is the scene this morning of the site of Tuesday's plane crash in the parking lot at Lost Trail Pass.
Hamilton Volunteer Fire Fighters responded to their first grass fire in June. Fire Chief Brad Mohn said if the weather continues to remain dry, there could be a lot more of these to come. “We had a nice wet spring, which allowed the grass in the low levels of the valley really grow,” he said…
STEVENSVILLE — OR-18 made history of sorts before it took a bullet on the last day of May in the Sapphire Mountains.
HAMILTON — “I think the Creator made each one of us different for a reason.”
International Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated in Yellowstone National Park and West Yellowstone on May 17.
HAMILTON – Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss says the county’s sheriff backed her into a wall and verbally intimidated her in a crowded hallway last month.
HAMILTON — About 200 veterans’ files removed by an employee of the Valley Veterans Service Center just before his arrest for allegedly making threats against the president were returned this week.
HAMILTON — A former Valley Veterans Service Center employee charged with making threats against President Barack Obama removed virtually every file from the center before his arrest last week.
HAMILTON — A Valley Veterans Service Center employee has been arrested by the U.S. Secret Service for threatening the president following an investigation that temporarily closed the Hamilton-based organization.
HAMILTON – One investigation into the troubled Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office has concluded and another one – this by the FBI – was confirmed to have started this week.
HAMILTON — Ravalli County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to direct the county attorney’s office to file a lawsuit against interim treasurer Valerie Stamey.
STEVENSVILLE — The trackers are now officially on the trail of the wapiti that call the North Sapphire Mountains home.
A blizzard warning didn't slow Bitterroot Valley ranchers in their morning feeding chores.
Chuck Preston of Stevensville didn't let a little wind and snow slow him down from getting his animals fed Friday morning.
Ten-year-old Gregory Perez was ready for a school day of show-and-tell after finding an icicle nearly as tall as he. Perez was packing his prize to Corvallis Elementary on Tuesday morning as the rest of the community dug out for another large snowfall.
Lee Metcalf Refuge.
Lee Metcalf Refuge.
Hamilton Police Officer Norm Williams looks over the spot where he found the body of 61-year-old Linda Shelley . A 24-hour convenience store was just a short walk away.
HAMILTON — Hamilton Police Officer Norm Williams remembers the cold, hard rain that fell on the day they found her.
LOLO — Waylon and Willie are a patient sort.
HAMILTON – An independent auditing firm said Friday that it is clear the office of the Ravalli County treasurer has not fulfilled its duties.
Ravalli County treasurer Valerie Stamey.
HAMILTON — An early morning head-on collision on the east side of Hamilton left one person dead and another in critical condition.
DARBY – A grandmother and her 8-year-old grandson spent a very cold night stranded in the Bitterroot Mountains after getting stuck in exactly the same spot where a man perished just three days earlier.
HAMILTON — Ravalli County is running on reserves.
DARBY - A man died Friday after falling off a 30-foot embankment while apparently attempting to free his vehicle, which had become stuck on a remote road in the West Fork of the Bitteroot.
DARBY — There was no way of knowing what kind of critters might venture through the charred trees left last year in the wake of a wildfire in Soldier Creek.
HAMILTON – A little over a year and a half after his daughter was found handing marijuana-laced candy out on a school bus, Robert W. McCoy pleaded guilty last week to three drug charges in Ravalli County District Court.
HAMILTON — Vicki Steele no longer feels like the Bitterroot Valley is on a freefall toward the bottom of the barrel.
HAMILTON – Timber framers are like farmers.
Sean McGrath of Hamilton’s Timber Builders carefully sands a beam for a project at the Yellowstone Club.
HAMILTON – Hamilton pastor Harris Himes will get to spend Christmas with his loved ones.
Serving as his own attorney, Hamilton pastor Harris Himes told a Ravalli County jury in his opening statement that he planned to attack the credibility of a Hamilton man who claims Himes bilked him out of $150,000 in 2008. Himes said he plans on calling between 15 to 20 witnesses in the tria…
MISSOULA — Fred Burnham loves the golden retriever he calls Pumpkin.
SULA — In a five-minute span on the day before Thanksgiving, the French Basin near Sula sounded like a war zone.
HAMILTON — It won’t be the score of a football game or the perfect holiday meal that the Silcher family will remember about Thanksgiving Day 2013.
HAMILTON — Cultures clashed at a Ravalli County Commission meeting this week focused on the future of a 58-acre parcel of land in the southern reaches of the Bitterroot Valley.