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Stories tagged: montana

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 …

Tornado wreaks havoc in Billings

BILLINGS – A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena in Billings on Sunday evening also tore through businesses, damaging a bar and a casino and leaving just …

Tornado rips businesses, arena in Billings

A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena Sunday evening also tore through businesses, damaging a bar and a casino and leaving just the walls of an auto …

Man mauled after smoking pot can get workers comp

A worker who was mauled feeding the bears at a tourist attraction near Glacier National Park is eligible for workers’ compensation even though he smoked marijuana that morning, a judge …

Montana wolf kills authorized after miniature horse deaths

MISSOULA — State wildlife officials have authorized killing a pack of wolves that killed four miniature horses near St. Regis.

Mont. court: State law doesn’t prevent assisted suicide

The Montana Supreme Court said Thursday that nothing in state law prevents patients from seeking physician-assisted suicide, making Montana the third state that will allow the procedure.

Rumsfeld buys Montana ranch south of Butte

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his wife have purchased a 940-acre ranch on the Big Hole River in Montana’s Madison County, his spokesman confirmed Thursday.

Montana’s hot spot

As the Western Montana air gets colder, steam clouds grow larger above the outdoor pools at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Because even when the temperature drops below freezing, the pools …

Libby official alleges EPA fraud

BILLINGS – A city councilman in Libby said Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency owes the asbestos-plagued Superfund community $2 million for the demolition of several contaminated buildings. The city-owned …

Griz find winner

MISSOULA – Beau Baldwin was hoping the flattering comments he made about the University of Montana football program earlier in the week would not prove prophetic on Saturday. That wasn’t …

Nichols’ ache won’t go away

MISSOULA – Say, about that NCAA appeal … Uh, never mind.

Montana AG launches probe of jail deal

Montana’s attorney general launched an investigation Thursday into a California company that wants to take over an empty jail in the rural city of Hardin, following revelations that the company’s …

GoGo Finder helps you find what you are searching for

Here’s the skinny on upcoming activities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and more.

Get excited about Western Montana fall activities

Even though summer seems to have passed quickly, there’s still a lot of time to travel, especially if you’re looking for affordable getaways in Western Montana.

Idaho’s new hunt

More than 15,000 hunters have purchased tags for the first authorized wolf hunts in some 80 years in Idaho and Montana. Experts say few of these hunters are likely to …

First wolf kill of Montana season reported

HELENA, Mont. — State wildlife officials have received the first report of a wolf killed in the hunting season that began Tuesday.

Grayling quest is arctic event

Finally, after years of trying, I have completed my Quest for the Holy Grayling. Catching the elusive arctic grayling has long been near the top of my life list of …