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The future of the Sperry Chalet: restoration and renewal

HELENA – The Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park became a symbol of the Sprague Fire that ripped through the Park in 2017. After the interior of the hiker’s retreat was destroyed, the Glacier...

Storms spark small wildfires in Glacier

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - A passing storm on Thursday has sparked several wildfires in Glacier National Park. While most of the blazes are small, the Inside North Fork Road is closed between Polebridge Ranger Station...

Great Falls dog park to close for several weeks

GREAT FALLS - The City of Great Falls says that "high use" at the Pacific Steel & Recycling Trailside Dog Park has caused considerable turf damage to the park. Starting Monday, May 7, the dog...

Montana delegation asks Congress to help Montana with fires

WASHINGTON - All three members of Montana's Congressional delegation discussed Wednesday helping victims of Hurricane Harvey and also say Montana needs help with wildfires. Republican Senator Steve Daines said preventing wildfires is impossible, but he also said...

Proposed bill would terminate parental rights for rapist who impregnates victim

(BILLINGS) A proposed Montana law would cut off all parent-child rights to a man who rapes and impregnates his victim. Senate Bill 22, sponsored by Sen. Sue Malek (D-Missoula), would terminate all custodial rights of the...

Remembering Jason Azure as search continues

The search continues for Jason Azure, a Wolf Point man who is presumed to have drowned after he jumped into the Missouri River several days ago to save someone who fell in. Several agencies and...

Flood Watch along portions of the Sun River

GREAT FALLS - The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for portions of the Sun River near Simms and Vaughn. The Sun River in these areas is expected to crest its banks over...

Some city parks could see fee changes

HELENA - Helena has scheduled a hearing on proposed fee changes for the Last Chance Splash Waterpark and other city parks. Most park fees will stay the same or see minimal increases, but the city...

MSU paleontologist Jack Horner announces retirement

  Jack Horner, Montana University System Regents Professor of Paleontology and Curator of Paleontology at Museum of the Rockies, announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2016. Horner has brought distinction to MSU and the Museum of...

Sister of murdered Kalispell woman fights to keep killer behind bars

KALISPELL - Jerry Forsyth, convicted of killing his wife Karen at a Kalispell bowling alley in 1979, is up for parole. Although Karen was murdered almost 40 years ago, her family has to relive her...

Judge clears title and registration office relocation

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (AP) A judge has ruled the attorney general has the authority to move the state title and registration bureau from Deer Lodge to Helena. The city of Deer Lodge...

With purchase set, Emerson Center seeks to own lawn debt-free

BOZEMAN - On June 1, the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture will close its purchase of the Emerson Lawn from the Bozeman School District, to the tune of $1,275,100. But the Center...

New transportation system for seniors and those with disabilities

  (HELENA) Helena will now have weekend and night transportation for seniors and people with disabilities. This is the first time a service like this is being offered in the Helena Transportation is limited to seniors and...

Avalanche forecasters see risk of slide increasing with new snow

BOZEMAN-The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is keeping an eye on avalanche conditions and expect that conditions will begin to change very soon. The relatively quiet weather pattern has made avalanche conditions pretty stable over...

Eagleman facing attempted homicide charge for alleged stabbing in Havre

GREAT FALLS - Jamie C. Eagleman of Havre is facing several charges, including attempted homicide, after she allegedly stabbed a woman at a casino in Havre. The incident happened on Wednesday night at the Magic...

Montana officials explore suicide hotline for state’s vets

HELENA, Mont. (AP)  Montana officials are exploring the possibility of establishing a state-based suicide prevention hotline to respond to the state's alarming number of military veterans who take their own lives. Montana has one of...

Bridges takes chilled approach in heated political rhetoric

Jeff Bridges played a president in "The Contender," a political flick released nearly two decades ago in the wake of President Bill Clinton's White House scandals. But when it comes to critiquing the role of...

Missoula Co. Elections Office responds to voter fraud investigation

HELENA (MTN) - The Montana Secretary of State reports his office is investigating a case of voter fraud in Missoula County. Corey Stapleton said Friday that mail ballot voter fraud occurred during the congressional special...

Ground broken on new Glacier Rail Park in Kalispell

KALISPELL - The next step in revitalizing the Kalispell downtown is underway as the first phase of the new Glacier Rail Park has broken ground as part of the larger Kalispell Core Area Project. Tuesday’s work is just the...

Housing adult offenders at youth prisons could be made permanent

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (AP) The head of the Montana Department of Corrections says housing adult offenders at two youth prisons is a temporary arrangement that could be made permanent, and agency...

The Juice will be loose: O.J. Simpson granted parole

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing...

Relief efforts organize for Baker residents, NWS releases report on tornado

(MTN News-BAKER)  Relief agencies and personnel are headed to Baker after a tornado tore through the town in southeastern Montana on Saturday evening. The tornado hit at about 7 p.m. in the small town of...

One stabbed, no arrests in MontanaFair altercation

BILLINGS - One person was stabbed at the MontanaFair late Tuesday night, according to Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder. Deputies responded to a disturbance near the Heritage Center around 11:30 p.m. where they found one...

Group considering artists to create replacement for Helena’s Confederate Memorial Fountain

HELENA - A concrete foundation in Helena’s Hill Park still sits empty, almost eight months after city leaders removed the 100-year-old Confederate Memorial Fountain. Now, some community members see potential in that open space. “It...

Olympian Maggie Voisin welcomed home in Whitefish

 WHITEFISH - It was a proud moment for the community of Whitefish Wednesday as they welcomed back one of their own. Amid horns, cheering crowds and some help from the Whitefish Fire Department, 19-year-old two-time...