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EWU men cruise past Montana State to move into tie atop Big Sky standings

It all felt so right Thursday night for Eastern Washington. Forgotten were the aches and pains, the recent shooting slump, the self-doubt. All were swept away, along with the Montana …


UI  Vandals

Coming up: Tonight vs. Montana, 7; Saturday vs. Montana State, 1 Outlook: Whatever good the Vandals did to their Big Sky Tournament hopes by upsetting Sacramento State on Feb. 14 …


Four corners: Eastern Washington Eagles

Coming up: Tonight vs. Montana State, 6; Saturday vs. Montana, 2 Outlook: The bar keeps rising for the Eagles, who’ve won 20 games for the first time as a Division …


Montana coal-fired power plant closing

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings will shut down in August, its owner said Tuesday, making it the latest casualty in a wave of …


Eastern men end long losing streak in Missoula

MISSOULA – The streak is over. On Thursday night, 11 years of futility for Eastern Washington were thrown out of Dahlberg Arena like yesterday’s news. For Venky Jois, the reality …


Montana man convicted for shooting German exchange student

A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday in a case that attracted attention as a …


Montana wary of Toreros

Don’t try to tell Montana football coach Mick Delaney his team is in for an easy ride today. “San Diego has nothing to lose coming in here, as was the …


It’s not all about Vernon Adams

With everyone’s attention focused on the Montana defense and the will-he-play-or-won’t- he questions surrounding Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., it’s easy to overlook the other key matchup in Saturday’s …


Montana GOP takes Senate seat held by Democrats for more than a century

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Steve Daines won a U.S. Senate seat that Montana Republicans have not held in more than a century on Tuesday by defeating Amanda Curtis, a late …


Former WSU coach Bone hired by Montana

MISSOULA – New Montana men’s basketball coach Travis DeCuire has selected his assistant coaches and named former Washington State head coach Ken Bone as his associate head coach. DeCuire said …


Oregon State hires Wayne Tinkle

Wayne Tinkle, who coached the past eight seasons at Montana, has been hired as Oregon State’s men’s basketball coach.


SWAT sniper identified in Tuesday’s deputy-involved shooting

A 13-year veteran of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and longtime marksman with the agency’s SWAT team was identified as the shooter who struck Bonnie Ulrick, 37, following an hours-long …


Police: Woman shot by SWAT officers wanted ‘suicide by cop’

Bonnie Ulrick, 37, told deputies over the phone she was armed and would not surrender before being struck by a sniper bullet during a SWAT standoff early Tuesday, according to …


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 …