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Sometimes, a giant icicle is just ... an icicle

If you’ve been living in Montana for a while, you might have noticed a curious site along Montana Highway 1 between Philipsburg and Anaconda. Along the highway, south of the Anaconda Job Corps, is the site of a 40-foot ice tower that has emerged from the surrounding wilderness every winter for over


State closes U.S. Minerals slag plant; workers found to have arsenic poisoning

With evidence of at least two workers poisoned by arsenic at the U.S. Minerals’ slag plant outside Anaconda, the state ordered the facility to cease operations Thursday. The Department of Public Health and Human Services gave U.S. Minerals slag plant off Montana Highway 1 a cease-and-desist letter T


Police blotter: Takedown at the library, damaging a police car, drugs, assault

Police say they took a man to the ground and arrested him at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library Thursday afternoon because they suspected he was carrying a gun. No one was injured during the incident, and the man turned out to be unarmed.


3.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Southwest Montana

MANHATTAN, Mont. - The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded an earthquake in Southwest Montana overnight. According to USGS a 3.8 magnitude quake occurred at 11:44 PM about 3.7 miles north of Manhattan.


APNewsBreak: Report says Montana lawmaker harassed colleague

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An outside investigation found that a Montana legislator sent a female lawmaker harassing text messages in 2017, leading the Democrat to resign his committee chairmanship before it could be stripped from him, a former House speaker said Friday.


Two former Anaconda basketball players charged with rape in incident 2 years ago

Two former Anaconda High School basketball players will appear in Ravalli County District Court this month after being charged with raping a 14-year-old girl two years ago. According to Ravalli County court documents, Matthew Stephen Ryan, 19, and Kynan James Kellegher, 19, have been charged with se


Jennifer Garner Praises Montana Coffee Shop on Instagram

Actress Jennifer Garner (of Dude, Where's My Car? fame, and probably some other stuff too) gave a shout-out to a Bozeman coffee shop after she got stuck in the airport when her flight was delayed. Here's what she wrote:

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What's Happening? Air Force music, chocolate show, Legion event and more

The U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s “Falconaires” jazz ensemble from Colorado Springs will perform at 7 p.m. at the Mother Lode Theatre. The evening will feature an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire that celebrates our national heritage. The concert, under the command of Lt.


More Snow Forecast For Western And Central Montana This Weekend

Winter refuses to loosen its grip on western Montana. The National Weather Service in Missoula reports a series of snowy weather systems will shift into the region this weekend.


Homeword unveils 6 new affordable homes on Montana Street

Six new affordable homes being built on Montana Street are now available for purchase, with construction aimed to be completed in spring 2019. The entry-level modular homes are being developed by Homeword, a local organization that provides affordable housing options, and are situated on land owned


What's Happening? Free move at library, talk at Tech, line dancing class

The Friends of the Hearst Free Library in Anaconda will show the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan romantic comedy "You’ve Got Mail" at 6 p.m. at 401 Main St., Anaconda. The movie is free, and so are the snacks. The 1998 film was directed by Nora Ephron.


Judge: Jail time thinking not enough for endangering teen girl

A judge told a Butte man Thursday that reflecting on his crimes in jail wasn’t enough punishment for his criminal endangerment conviction, which stemmed from driving around with a 16-year-old girl hanging off the roof rack.


MTP’s Chuck Todd: Don’t Sell Montana to Canada!

"We have too much debt, and Montana is useless." That's what a Change.org petition calling for the sale of Montana to Canada for $1 trilllion says. Meet The Press host Chuck Todd says we should NOT sell Montana to Canada. His reasoning? Well, of course- the Big Sky, and the Great Plains...but don't


Ice jams keep Montana rivers near flood stage

MISSOULA, Mont. — Rivers and streams across Montana see hundreds of ice jams per year that block water from flowing and potentially cause major flooding. Ice jams have kept the Jefferson River near flood stage for several days, but a flood advisory was finally lifted for the area on Friday.


Carlisle boy dies in skiing accident in Montana

BIG SKY, Mont. - A 9-year-old Carlisle boy has died in a skiing accident in Montana, according to a release from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. The fatality occurred on February 19 at Big Sky Ski Resort. The boy’s father reported the child missing at 2:51 p.m. after the victim went missing ne


Longtime Butte coroner Lee LaBreche dies at 55

Lee LaBreche, Butte-Silver Bow’s coroner since 1997, has died. He was 55. According to a news release from Sheriff Ed Lester, LaBreche had recently been battling influenza and passed away at his home Friday night.


Montana deputies rescue young bald eagle, name the bird Walt

When Deputy Jay Groskreutz spotted an eagle on the side of the road while patrolling Wednesday, he told Deputy Steven Horn to turn around. Something seemed off about the bird. The Cascade County deputies turned around to help the distressed bird. About an hour later the immature bald eagle was on it


Bill Would Extend Montana's Anti-Discrimination Policy To LGBT People

A proposal to add gender identity or expression and sexual orientation to Montana’s Human Rights Act is again up for debate in the state Legislature. House Bill 465 would extend the statewide anti-discrimination policy to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. A similar proposal was voted d


Amateur boxing back in Butte for first time in seven years

BUTTE- For the first time in seven years, amateur boxing is back. Saturday evening, Montana Golden Gloves will host the Butte Invitational, an amateur boxing tournament for kids from 8 to 18. Gym owner Leigh-Ann Whitworth says competitors from all over the Treasure State will compete in Butte.


Love's seeking liquor license for Ramsay truck stop; Missoula complex moving forward

Love’s would get a liquor license for its planned truck stop and casino next to Ramsay on Interstate 90 if state officials grant a transfer from the now-defunct 5 Mile Bar & Casino, but people can formally protest the swap.