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Yaak murder trial continued to today

August 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

The trial in Montana 19th Judicial District Court of Sara Carpenter, who is charged with homicide and tampering with evidence in the January 2017 death of Travis Gillett, was continued from Friday to...

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New fires near Tenmile prompt pre-evacuations

August 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News A series of lightning strikes Saturday started five new fires northeast of the Tenmile fire, three of which have been named the Sterling Complex and are being managed together with the Tenmile fire. ...

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Troy Schools propose drop off lane for WF Morrison

August 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News At the Troy City Council’s monthly, non-voting work meeting Aug. 8, Troy Public Schools Superintendent Jacob Francom presented the council with the latest engineering report for proposed changes to F...

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Davis fire grows 14 times larger since Friday

August 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News The Davis fire grew by almost four times Friday to Saturday and then by almost three times Saturday to Sunday, before growing more slowly into Monday, when fire officials estimated its size at 5,479 ...

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‘I have no regrets’: Injured researcher recounts May 17 grizzly encounter in Cabinet Mountains

August 13, 2018 at 6:43 pm | Western News Keep going. Don’t stop. Get back into the field when you can. These and many alike sentiments, and more than $45,000 in donations to offset medical costs, have “absolutely shocked” the bear research...

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Husband testifies against accused in Yaak murder trial

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News Ezra Skinner took the stand Tuesday and Wednesday in the ongoing trial of Sara Carpenter, who is charged with homicide and tampering with evidence in the January 2017 death of Travis Gillett. Skinne...

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Medical emergency might have caused fatal Libby crash

August 10, 2018 at 12:11 pm | Western News Montana Highway Patrol is investigating whether a medical emergency contributed to a high-speed crash that killed a Missoula man in downtown Libby Thursday evening. Drugs or alcohol were not conside...

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Davis fire acreage, Porcupine fire containment increase

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News The Davis fire grew in acreage and the Porcupine in percent contained since Tuesday, as the the Type II Incident Management Team overseeing both fires began moving resources from the latter to the fo...

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Libby passes ordinance allowing keeping of chickens

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News Having chickens within Libby city limits will soon be allowed, with the Libby City Council’s unanimous approval of Ordinance 1922 on Aug. 6. Ordinances go into effect 30 days after passing. The or...

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