Governor Bullock touts the stable state budget, saying in a press conference that Montana could get by with no more federal COVID 19 funds.

Missoula police arrested a man who alleged beat his three year-old son with a belt. 34 year-old Leo Dillon was released on $5,000 bond.

Thousands of new University of Montana students descended on the campus this week as fall orientation is underway in this most unusual COVID 19 school year.

Very hot in western Montana today, with a 30 percent chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90's.