Ravalli County Commissioners declared a state of emergency due to the rapid growth of the Observation Point Fire. No evacuations required yet.

Over 3,000 empty Montana Rail Link coal and crude oil cars stored on tracks from Laurel to Sandpoint, Idaho, a testament to the condition of the energy industry.

Barry Beach accused of propositioning a 12 year-old girl following his release from Montana State Prison.

Slight chance of thunderstorms in western Montana, highs near 90.