Saturday, July 31, 2021

Breaking News

For the latest breaking news, see below. We'll share breaking news stories as we have them so you're kept up to date at all times.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago

Evacuation warning issued near Polebridge; new fire at Ashley Lake

The Flathead National Forest saw its first significant wildfire of the season Wednesday evening in the North Fork.

Updated 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
New fire forces evacuations along Montana 35

Residents were ordered to evacuate Saturday morning as a new fire burned an estimated 150 acres in the Mission Mountains east of Polson, fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes said.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Flathead, Glacier move into Stage II fire restrictions

More hot, dry and windy conditions, along with the Flathead National Forest's first large wildfire of the season, have prompted fire managers to impose Stage...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Man arrested after standoff in Whitefish near schools

A man is in custody after a brief standoff in Whitefish Friday morning.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
County allows outdoor park zoning process to proceed

The Lake County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday afternoon to allow planning for a proposed outdoor recreation park near Rollins to advance, against ...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Election results: Flathead County school boards

Following are unofficial results for Flathead County school board elections. The results are being updated as vote counts become available.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Montana ends unemployment pay boost amid worker shortage

HELENA (AP) — Montana is ending its participation in the federal unemployment program that gives people extra weekly unemployment benefit payments as the sta...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Two Columbia Falls women die in crash on I-15

Two young women from Columbia Falls died Monday afternoon in a four-vehicle, chain-reaction traffic crash.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury reached a verdict Tuesday at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Trego man accused in shooting death of son

A Trego man faces a deliberate homicide charge after allegedly killing his son in the early morning hours of April 5.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Gov. Gianforte tests positive for COVID-19

BOZEMAN (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has continued to show mild systems after testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Former Montana Gov. Stan Stephens dies at 91

HELENA (AP) — Former Montana Gov. Stan Stephens has died. He was 91.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Montana sues Biden in bid to revive Keystone XL

BILLINGS (AP) — Attorneys general from 21 states on Wednesday sued to to overturn President Joe Biden's cancellation of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipel...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Blackfeet leaders vote to open Glacier's east entrance

Blackfeet leaders vote unanimously to open east entrance of park

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
All Montanans will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine April 1

HELENA (AP) — All Montana residents will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 1, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Tuesday.