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Smoke fouls air as fires, heat hammer northern Rockies

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Record-breaking heat hammered the northern Rockies on Tuesday and smoke from dozens of la...

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Seifert remains Troy's sole candidate for health board

Just over a month after Troy city officials drew heat for a procedural error in their appointment of Jim Seifert to the Lincoln County Health Board and removed him from the panel, Seifert remains the only candida...

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Fight leads to arrest of man under investigation for trafficking

A man suspected of trafficking drugs in Lincoln County faces multiple felony charges after leading Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed c...

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Gun sales are surging. First-time gun buyers are a big reason why

HARTFORD, Conn. — Gun sales are spiking in Connecticut and around the nation, a buying spree driven by fears of rising crime, a political shift in Washington and the social upheaval brought on by the pandemic.

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Commissioners issue emergency declaration for Lincoln County

With two large wildfires burning in the Troy area, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved a declaration of emergency on July 26.

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Searchers hone in on potential location of missing teen

First responders have identified a stretch of the Kootenai River where the victim of a recent drowning at Kootenai Falls may be located.

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ARP putting up posters to raise awareness of asbestos exposure

Officials with the Lincoln County Asbestos Resource Program have hung posters in local government and business buildings, hoping to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure.

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Gianforte encourages vaccinations as COVID-19 case rise

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana health officials reported on Tuesday more than 250 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time in over five months.

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Montana inmate who escaped, took gun is re-captured

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — A Montana inmate who overpowered a jail guard and took the guard's gun and minivan was taken back into custody on Tuesday, ending an intensive search that spanned three days.

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New mobile app to help drug addiction recovery in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A mobile application will be used to help treat addiction in Montana under a new partnership between an addiction treatment provider in Billings and a private company, state officials announc...

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Evacuations ordered in face of South Yaak Fire

Crews battling the South Yaak Fire worked in recent days to safeguard houses and other structures near East Side and Kilbrennan Lake Roads as the blaze grew ...

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Two fires in Evergreen thought to be set intentionally

Two fires reported early Monday morning in the Evergreen area both appear to have been intentionally set, according to a press release from the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.

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Proposed RV park near Bull Lake earns preliminary approval

A planned RV park located just north of Bull Lake earned preliminary approval from the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners earlier this month.

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Utility work, possible redevelopment displaces Troy renters

Natasha Chapel was at a loss when she received her termination of tenancy notice.

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City crews to tackle debris pile near Flower Creek

Libby City Council approved plans to mitigate part of a debris pile near Flower Creek this week in hopes of protecting the municipality’s watershed.