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Woman buried by avalanche in Montana has died

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A woman who was rescued about three hours after her house was destroyed by an avalanche in Missoula, Mont., has died at a hospital.


Scores of neighbors aided in Missoula avalanche search

Rescue officials said about 100 neighbors converged to help find three people buried Friday when an avalanche swept down a mountain in a residential area of Missoula in Western Montana …


Missoula avalanche levels residential home

MISSOULA – Three people have been found alive after an avalanche roared into the western Montana city of Missoula and destroyed a house. Police say an elderly husband and wife …


FBI still seeking fugitive who may be in Spokane

Kevin Anthony Briggs, 28, has been on the run from federal authorities since Feb. 1. He is thought to have bought a one-way bus ticket to Spokane. Authorities are seeking …


Montana diocese will file for bankruptcy after scandals

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena planned to file for bankruptcy protection Friday in advance of proposed settlements for two lawsuits that claim clergy members sexually abused 362 people over …


Field reports: Field reports: High court upholds stream access law

FISHING – A landowner’s claims that he can keep the public out of a portion of the Ruby River don’t hold water, the Montana Supreme Court said Thursday in a …


Real-life Walter White sentenced to 12 years for dealing meth

A U.S. District Court Judge in Montana sentenced Walter Jack White on Monday to nine years for possession of meth for distribution, followed by three-and-a-half years on weapons charges, The …


Blanchette: Golf put out to pasture

Here is the thing about golf: It takes itself very seriously. Dress codes. Arcane rules. Violations of arcane rules spotted by anal-retentive snitches watching on TV and phoned in to …


Megaload encounters few protesters in Montana

A 322-ton shipment of water purification equipment for an oil refinery operation in Alberta, Canada, passed through Missoula, Mont., early Tuesday. About 25 protesters briefly blocked the truck, but the …


Fire near Superior grows to 7 square miles

SUPERIOR, Mont. — Crews battling the West Mullan Fire have made good progress in keeping it from burning into Superior, but some structures still remain threatened on the northwestern part …


From art to nature, Helena offers plenty of free fun for tourists

HELENA – Montana’s capital is perfectly positioned as a halfway point between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, but visitors often decide to extend their stopovers once they get a feel …


Tribal council could oust member

Spokane Tribe leaders are deciding whether to oust their vice chairman for lying to a game officer investigating bison poaching in Montana. Rodney W. Abrahamson was convicted of five misdemeanors …


EPA blamed for delays in Libby asbestos studies

BILLINGS – Internal investigators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency last week for years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where …


Field Reports: Montana curbs increase of wolves

PREDATORS – Montana wildlife officials say hunting and other measures have turned the tide on the growth of gray wolf populations increasing since the 1900s. At least 625 wolves inhabited …


Jamar, Cherry lead Montana to Big Sky title, NCAA tournament berth

MISSOULA – Kareem Jamar scored 20 points, Will Cherry had 18 and Montana held off Weber State 67-64 Saturday night to win the Big Sky tournament title for the second …


Griz survive at S. Utah in OT

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Kareem Jamar scored 26 points and Montana maintained first place in Big Sky Conference men’s basketball by defeating Southern Utah 86-74 in overtime Monday night. Spencer …


Three Montana rivers serve up tasty mix: fly-fishing, beer drinking

Fly-fishing and beer go together like apple pie and ice cream or peanut butter and jelly. Western Montana offers outstanding fly-fishing streams as well as a surprising number of microbrewing …


Griz handle Eagles late

MISSOULA – Jordan Gregory hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points Thursday night, helping Montana stay unbeaten in Big Sky Conference play with an 81-66 victory over Eastern Washington. Gregory …


Group gathering paper hearts to send to Connecticut town

BILLINGS – It started as a way for one Montana family to talk about the tragic school shooting of 26 children and adults. Now it’s blossoming into an international movement …


Montana returns Tester to U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester prevailed Wednesday in a tight re-election battle, beating back nearly two years of attacks for his support of some Obama administration policies to hand Republican U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2012, 10:06 p.m.

Eagles come back to top Montana 32-26

Vernon Adams threw two touchdown passes in the last 2:19 as Eastern Washington came back for a 32-26 victory against Montana on Saturday night.


Eastern, Montana both know game’s importance

Today’s Eastern Washington-Montana football game has been so thoroughly hyped, the only danger may be hyperventilation.


Idaho, Montana have surplus of tags for nonresidents

Idaho and Montana still have an unusually good supply of nonresident big-game tags available for the 2012 seasons. Sales of nonresident deer and elk tags have steadily declined in each …


Montana turns to familiar face to right ship

Mick Delaney isn’t the first football coach at the University of Montana whose roots reach back to the mines of Butte, the city that lends the state its rugged and …


Blanchette: Delaney serves up normalcy at UM

Mick Delaney isn’t the first football coach at the University of Montana whose roots reach back to the mines of Butte, the city that lends the state its rugged and …


EWU prepares for talented Montana QB

Even as Eastern Washington tries to settle on a starter at quarterback, Trent McKinney is settling in just fine at Montana.


Montana company to mothball coal-fired plant in 2015

PPL Montana plans to mothball its 154-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Billings when new federal emission standards take effect in 2015.


Amtrak offers grand views of Montana, the Rockies

NEAR WAGNER, Mont. – The train rolls past distant hills – mountains, an easterner would call them. But it’s just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire …


Kootenai River’s fishery ailing in Montana

Trout in Montana’s stretch of the Kootenai River have fared much better than fish farther downstream in Idaho since Libby Dam went online in 1972. Trout populations in the river …


Event brings creative enthusiasm to Montana ranchland

HELENA – You don’t have to know much about art to enjoy watching it happen on a swath of Montana ranchland where painters set up easels for a day each …