Friday, January 28, 2022

Local News

Need more information regarding today's local news? Here, we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in Montana today.

Updated 2 days, 18 hours ago

Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado's bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Group seeking speed limit reduction pushes for update

Representatives of a group of state Highway 37 residents hoping to see speed limits on the busy roadway lowered returned before the board of commissioners on...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Troy man accused of attacking police chief

A Troy man who allegedly attacked and injured Chief Katie Davis while attempting to escape law enforcement earlier this month now faces multiple charges.

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
State superintendent pitches revisions to teacher licensing

On Thursday, the Montana Board of Public Education conducted its first review of state Superintendent Elsie Arntzen’s proposed changes to regulations governing teacher licensing.

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Thompson Contracting Inc. awarded Angel Island Bridge project

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners signed off on Thompson Contracting Inc.’s bid for the Angel Island Bridge rebuilding project Jan. 12.

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Accused drug smuggler pleads not guilty to new charges

Prosecutors have brought new charges up against a man long under investigation for smuggling drugs into Lincoln County.

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Montana magician nixes plans for Las Vegas tiger sanctuary

A Montana man has withdrawn a proposal to open a tiger sanctuary in Las Vegas for his magic show.

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Guns or marijuana, but not both

While marijuana became legal for adults to purchase in Montana on New Year’s Day, a key federal agency has confirmed a fact underreported in coverage of the state’s new marijuana program: It remains illegal under...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
More chronic wasting disease confirmed in Idaho, this time in elk and white-tailed doe

BOISE, Idaho — Chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological condition that affects members of the deer family, has been confirmed in two more Idaho animals, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials confirmed ...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Lawmaker wants flags at half-staff once yearly for abortions

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers has introduced a resolution that would have flags flown at half staff one day a year in recognition of abortions that have been performed since the medical procedure becam...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Weed department seeks air conditioning after last summer's heat took a toll

The county’s noxious weed department may soon get air conditioning.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Supporters seek help in securing funding for Yaak Community Hall

Yaak Community Hall supporters are petitioning the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners for help in repairing the building’s aging foundation.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Graves pleads guilty to drunk driving charge

A local man who once boasted to deputies that they would never catch him driving under the influence pleaded guilty to operating with an alcohol concentratio...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Montana psych hospital failed to properly investigate death

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Employees at Montana's state psychiatric hospital failed to properly investigate the death of a patient who was reportedly told to go back to her room "and stop being dramatic," after she tol...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Commissioners open up recreational marijuana discussion

County commissioners indicated last week they will honor voters’ wishes for legalized recreational marijuana sales locally, but seek to keep the industry on ...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Letcher named chair of county health board

County Commissioner Josh Letcher (D-3) took the reins as the chair of the county health board last week as members elected new officers to mark the start the...