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9 Of the world's best private ski resorts

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:03:03 GMT

You could splash out on remote heli-ski adventure, but that's not for everyone. Alternatively, you could become a member at an exclusive private ski resort, much like joining a golf club.




The swamp after the storm

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:29:20 GMT

Facing unanswerable criticism from members of Congress and the Federal Emergency Relief Agency back in November, the governor of Puerto Rico canceled the $300 million contract awarded to a small Montana company to rebuild part of the island's battered power grid. Just how small is the company? A profile on a site that tracks federal contracts lists the firm, named Whitefish Energy Holdings, as having just two employees and $1 million in annual revenue.




Escaped inmate back in custody

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:52:37 GMT

A woman who walked away from her Coffee Creek Correctional Facility work crew on November 4 was found and is now back in custody. The Oregon Department of Corrections said 42-year-old inmate Lorrie Marie Hocker was riding in a van on the way back from a work assignment.




Is Ryan Zinke pretending to be Christian Grey?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:35:35 GMT

Here's video evidence of Christian Grey, the protagonist of the fictional book and film series 50 Shades of Grey , also A new report by Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation found economic and health disparities among those affected by Harvey. Sixty-six percent of black residents surveyed said they are not getting the help they need to recover, compared to half of all hurricane survivors.




The Capitol Christmas Tree is installed on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:51:14 GMT

The Capitol Christmas Tree is installed on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The 2017 tree, a 79-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce from Kootenai National Forest near Yaak, Montana, is decorated with approximately 3,500 handmade decorations from communities across Montana.




Man killed by car identified as former Butte school coach

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:04:13 GMT

Family members say the man who died after being struck by a vehicle in Montana was a former basketball and football coach at Butte High School. The Montana Standard reports 76-year-old Dan Lean died from his injuries at a hospital in Missoula on Wednesday after he was hit earlier that morning in Butte.




'Neighbor helping neighbor': Firefighters from several states arrive to help California crews

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:13:37 GMT

With Santa Ana winds predicted to continuing gusting through the weekend, firefighters are arriving from across much of the western U.S. to provided much-needed relief to Southern California agencies. Strike teams have arrived from Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Utah and Idaho, according to Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.




America's Alp

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:01:50 GMT

Montana's adventure playground comes of age, and the next decade only promises to transform Big Sky into a bigger, radder, gnarlier version of its already badass self. We can't wait.




Montana crews to help with California wildfires

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:46:50 GMT

Firefighting teams from Montana have been called to help battle wildfires that are forcing evacuations, closing freeways and burning homes in southern California. Flathead County Fire Warden Lincoln Chute says California requested 50 strike teams from six different states.




Montana's rough, fiery summer

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:46:49 GMT

On the first day of the school year, children in Lolo, Montana, woke to a smoke-filled sky. Ash fell on their parents' cars, and choking air, muted by the late-August sun, cast the world in sepia tones.




Protest over proposed tax bill in Missoula

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:28:14 GMT

Senate Republicans barely passed their tax reform legislation this past weekend in a 51-49 vote, with no support from the Democrats. Now that the Senate has passed its version of a tax bill, Montanans are asking how the tax overhaul could affect them, and many are asking their state leaders for answers.




Medicare Advantage plan market uncertain in rural Montana

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:09:36 GMT

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana reports that 7,500 Medicare Advantage plan patients in Montana will lose their insurance coverage by the end of the year. The decision places these patients in a situation where they could become out-of-network at their local hospitals with the options they are now being presented with.




Girl Scouts Earn Montana Badge

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:19:59 GMT

R: Troop leaders Melissa Anderson and Catherine Fisher pose with Emersyn Tofte, Jensina Tweten, Sarah Holt, Haleigh Huntsman, Dylon Fisher-Murch, Aubrey Farrar, Karsyn Page, and volunteer Jenni Sillerud. Local Girl Scout Brownies from Troop 2244 sought to broaden their understanding of their home state by earning the State of Montana Badge over the past few weeks.




Final Preparations on Capitol Christmas Tree

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:19:45 GMT

It's a tradition nearly 60 years in the making. Once a year, a state is picked to provide our nation's capitol with a Christmas tree.




Stewardship a passion for Stiles

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:53:52 GMT

Todd Stiles is the Blackrock district ranger for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, a post he's held for just over two years. He moved from the Gallatin National Forest's Hebgen Lake Ranger District in West Yellowstone, Montana.




Chronic wasting disease found in northern Montana mule deer

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:12:49 GMT

A mule deer shot north of Chester near the Canadian border has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The deer was harvested Nov. 12 in Liberty County.




Montana has its day at Chinese embassy

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:11:27 GMT

Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai , US Senator Steve Daines and US Congressman Greg Gianforte of Montana applaud while watching a show by the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre at the Chinese embassy in Washington on Monday afternoon. Chen Weihua / China Daily The Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre from Montana has a deep China connection, having made three trips there.




Montana company sues over payments for Puerto Rico grid work

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:13:19 GMT

A small Montana company that landed and lost a $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered power grid has sued a subcontractor for allegedly interfering with tens of millions of dollars in payments. Whitefish Energy Holdings claims the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority withheld the money at the request of Indiana-based Arc American Inc. The northwest Montana company asked U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in a lawsuit filed this week to force Arc to withdraw the request so Whitefish can be paid.




Hunt is on for violent female inmate, 42, on the run after jumping from Oregon prison van

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 20:48:57 GMT

Lorrie Marie Hocker, 42, fled from an inmate van on the way to a work assignment, according to the Oregon Department of Correction. Oregon cops are hunting for a female inmate who fled from her work crew in a brazen escape early Monday, officials said.




Jon Tester Sneers At The Republican's Tax Bill Farce

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 14:36:14 GMT

One of the more conservative Democratic senators, Jon Tester of Montana, was livid tonight, tweeting out his disgust at the process that has the Senate voting on the Republican tax bill with absolutely no one knowing exactly what's in it. I was just handed a 479-page tax bill a few hours before the vote.