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Montana, MSU unite in cause against ESPN

HELENA – Montana and Montana State football fans are issuing a unanimous “C’mon Man!” to the powers-that-be at ESPN, after the network announced it does not plan to televise the …


Grizzly kills hunter near Idaho-Montana border

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – A grizzly bear wounded by a hunter later attacked and killed the hunter’s partner Friday after the two men tracked the animal in a remote area …


Montana fans welcome back Little League team

The first Montana team to advance to the Little League World Series is back home after spending nearly a month on the road. Hundreds of family, friends and fans were …


Oil found along shoreline downriver from Montana spill

Teams tallying damage from an Exxon Mobil Corp. oil spill into the Yellowstone River have found contamination on roughly 60 percent of shoreline areas inspected downstream from the pipeline break, …


Company closing oil wells at site of Montana spill

FX Energy Inc. plans to permanently shut down two oil wells in northwestern Montana where a spill went unreported for a month and spread nearly a mile before being discovered, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 18, 2011, 4:58 p.m.

Second Montana oil spill unreported for weeks

A new oil spill involving hundreds of gallons of crude has been discovered in Montana 350 miles from where cleanup crews are mopping up a larger one on the Yellowstone …


Montana spot only accessible by horseback offers amazing features

GREENOUGH, Mont. – From where I sat, on a log in front of a crackling campfire near Bull Creek, deep in the heart of Montana’s Lolo National Forest, all the …


UCLA women use defense to knock out Montana

Defense kept the University of Montana women’s basketball team in the game, and defense won it for the UCLA Bruins. The third-seeded Bruins found just enough offense the final 3 …


UCLA dispatches Montana, faces GU on Monday

Defense kept the University of Montana women’s basketball team in the game, and defense won it for the UCLA Bruins.


NCAA women’s capsules

3 UCLA Region: Spokane


Idaho trooper interviewed about fatal shooting

An Idaho State Patrol officer was interviewed last week about an officer-involved shooting that took place a month before, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, which is overseeing the …


Gonzaga women not sorry they aren’t on the road

The Gonzaga Bulldogs don’t believe they are missing the NCAA experience by playing at home. “It’s a little bit different just because we’re not in a hotel. Just being around …


Giant-killer?

The University of Montana women’s basketball team hasn’t played a team like UCLA. So count Montana coach Robin Selvig as being just as curious as anybody. His 14th-seeded Grizzlies (18-14) …


No early looks at women’s teams

Women’s basketball fans who thought a day relaxing in the comfortable chairs at McCarthey Athletic Center watching four teams go through their pre-NCAA tournament practice were turned away Friday afternoon.


Life’s hurdles don’t deter Montana’s Katie Baker

Katie Baker is a glass-full person. And she counts her blessings daily. The former Lake City High (Coeur d’Alene) basketball standout can check one goal off her list. When she …


Trooper

An Idaho State Police report confirms that Cpl. Dan Howard fired the shots that killed one person and injured another after two Montana fugitives rammed his patrol car on Feb. …


ISP corporal fired fatal shots

An Idaho State Police report confirms that Cpl. Dan Howard fired the shots that killed one person and injured another after two Montana fugitives rammed his patrol car on Feb. …


Vandals lose squeaker to Grizzlies

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho coach Don Verlin left Montana three weeks ago after a 42-point drubbing from the Grizzlies and made a simple, candid declaration. The Vandals didn’t compete, he …


Whitefish Mountain Resort gears up for record-breaking fun

“This is the earliest we’ve had this much snow,” said Donnie Clapp, public relations manager at Whitefish Mountain Resort, who was clearly stoked as of Oct. 29.


Lookout for big changes to Idaho’s first ski hill

Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area might be one of the smaller ski hills in the Northwest, but it’s a mountain of firsts.


Montanans grow wary of out-of-state hunters

Carefully scheduled to coincide with the Spokane Public Radio station’s fall pledge drive, my annual Montana hunting-fishing expedition is always full of discovery. This year, the education tended to be …


Police begin investigation into Billings Taser death

The Billings Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into whether officers acted properly when they used a stun gun four times on an apparently intoxicated man who went into …


Five grizzlies caught prowling near Montana homes

Montana wildlife officials say they have captured five grizzly bears that were searching for food too close to homes in northwestern Montana.


Seattle-bound jet lands in Billings after engine fails

The Federal Aviation Administration says a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle has made an emergency landing in Montana after one of its two engines failed.


Bow hunter injured in attack by grizzly in Montana

Wildlife officials say a grizzly bear attacked a bow hunter in the southern Gravelly Mountains near Ennis over the weekend.


Montana hard-hit by twisters

HELENA – Tornadoes in Montana this year have been more frequent and more powerful than at any point over the past decade, as evidenced by twisters that destroyed an arena …


Tornado touches down in Montana, kills 2

A rare tornado tore through a farmhouse and killed two people inside, leaving nothing but the house’s foundation and a few twisted vehicles as it swept through Montana’s remote and …


Montana plans to raise quota for wolf hunt

HELENA – State wildlife officials will recommend increasing the quota of wolves allowed to be killed by hunters this year to 186, compared to 75 in last year’s inaugural hunt. …


Game wardens kill black bear that injured camper

Montana wildlife officials say game wardens have killed a black bear that injured a man when it bit through his tent at a primitive campsite in the Lolo National Forest …


Billings residents mop up after Sunday tornado

Survivors of a tornado that tore into Montana’s largest indoor arena and leveled several commercial buildings returned to a scene of devastation Monday — awe-struck that a twister so destructive …