MONTANA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MONTANA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812175-68/drug-meth-oil-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812175-68/drug-meth-oil-says.html.csp">Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SHARON COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:40:01.688-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Williston, N.D. • The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town. What they uncovered was a large-scale methamphetamine ring that had found a home in a state long known for its slow pace and small-town solitude. The members of this violent gang were all ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578121752014-04-12T19:40:01.688-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T19:40:01.688-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812175@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:40:01 MDT State attorney: Montana rapist can’t blame victim http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741024-68/rambold-victim-court-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741024-68/rambold-victim-court-state.html.csp">State attorney: Montana rapist can’t blame victim</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BROWN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T19:12:01.826-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 07:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • A former Montana teacher convicted of rape wrongly blamed his 14-year-old victim when he argued that she bore responsibility in the case, an attorney for the state said Thursday in a court filing. The office of Attorney General Tim Fox is appealing Stacey Dean Rambold’s one-month prison sentence to the Montana Supreme Court. The state says he should have served a mandatory minimum of four years after pleading guilty to sexual assault without consent. Rambold is fighting the app...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741024@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:12:01 MDT Yellowstone: Bison slaughters done for the season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57653384-223/bison-park-slaughter-yellowstone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57653384-223/bison-park-slaughter-yellowstone.html.csp">Yellowstone: Bison slaughters done for the season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BROWN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T19:13:53.862-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 07:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • Yellowstone National Park ended shipments of wild bison to slaughter for the winter on Friday after almost 600 were removed in an effort to shrink the number of animals that cross into Montana during their annual winter migration. Park officials said 258 bison were shipped out for slaughter by contract haulers and American Indian tribes that agreed to take the animals for their meat. Hunters killed at least 264 bison through Friday, and 60 more were captured and placed in a U.S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57653384@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:13:53 MDT College basketball: Weber State plays Northern Colordao in Big Sky Tournament semifinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57679373-77/state-northern-semifinals-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57679373-77/state-northern-semifinals-tournament.html.csp">College basketball: Weber State plays Northern Colordao in Big Sky Tournament semifinals</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T22:20:25.927-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 10:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • If Weber State wants to go dancing, the journey starts Friday against Northern Colorado. The Wildcats and Bears meet in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference tournament at the Dee Events Center at 7 p.m.. North Dakota and (Montana/Portland State) play in the other semifinal, starting at 4:30 p.m. The winner of Saturday’s championship game qualifies for the NCAA tournament. Top-seeded Weber State drew a bye into the Big Sky semis. Sixth-seeded Northern Colorado advanced with a 62-60 up...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57679373@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:20:25 MDT Snowmobiler dies in Montana avalanche, fifth victim since Jan. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57670294-68/avalanche-snowmobiler-buried-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57670294-68/avalanche-snowmobiler-buried-center.html.csp">Snowmobiler dies in Montana avalanche, fifth victim since Jan. 1</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T09:39:10.448-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 09:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cooke City, Mont. • An 18-year-old Minnesota man has died after he was buried in an avalanche in southwestern Montana that apparently was triggered by another snowmobiler. The victim was stuck on a slope and trying to start his snowmobile Tuesday afternoon when another snowmobiler high-marked above him, triggering the slide, the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center said. High marking involves riding a snowmobile straight up a mountain as far as the rider can and turning around before becomi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576702942014-03-12T09:39:10.448-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-12T09:39:10.448-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670294@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:39:10 MDT Avalanche in Montana claims skier’s life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57664727-68/avalanche-montana-skiing-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57664727-68/avalanche-montana-skiing-area.html.csp">Avalanche in Montana claims skier’s life</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T08:16:02.249-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Butte, Mont. • A man who was back-country skiing in southwestern Montana has died in an avalanche. Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson says a group of people were skiing northeast of Philipsburg in the Altoona Lakes area Monday when the slide occurred. Dispatchers received the call at about 3 p.m. Dunkerson was withholding the man’s name until family members were notified. He declined to say how many people were skiing in the area. The man is the fourth person to die in western Montana avalan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576647272014-03-11T08:16:02.249-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T08:16:02.249-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57664727@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:16:02 MDT Montana boy tried to bite, lick his way out of avalanche http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57647689-200/avalanche-bite-buried-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57647689-200/avalanche-bite-buried-phoenix.html.csp">Montana boy tried to bite, lick his way out of avalanche</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T15:35:32.506-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 03:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to “lick and bite” his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep. Phoenix Scoles-Coburn, of Missoula, told “Today” show host Matt Lauer on Friday that he doesn’t remember the moment the Feb. 28 snow slide hit him. He says he looked back and saw a tree wobbling, so he ran. The next thing he knew, he was in the snow. Phoenix’s mother, Erin S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576476892014-03-07T15:35:32.506-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-07T15:35:32.506-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57647689@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:35:32 MDT Utah-bound SkyWest plane slides off runway in Montana http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57630776-68/runway-skywest-airport-montana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57630776-68/runway-skywest-airport-montana.html.csp">Utah-bound SkyWest plane slides off runway in Montana</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T10:13:02.06-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Missoula, Mont. • A SkyWest Airlines airplane headed for Salt Lake City slid off the main runway at Missoula International Airport in Montana on Tuesday morning, as freezing rain and icy roads were reported in the area. SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow says the nose gear of the Canadair regional jet went off the side of the runway as it was taxiing out just after 8:30 a.m. No one on Delta Connection Flight 4600 was injured. Snow says the 44 passengers and three crew members were bused back to th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576307762014-03-04T10:13:02.06-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-04T10:13:02.06-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630776@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:13:02 MDT State colleges: Weber State to host Big Sky men’s basketball tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57621191-77/state-weber-sky-dakota.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57621191-77/state-weber-sky-dakota.html.csp">State colleges: Weber State to host Big Sky men’s basketball tournament</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Combined news services</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T22:08:48.102-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Weber State will play host to the Big Sky men’s basketball tournament March 13-15, the league announced. After a 73-71 overtime loss to Northern Arizona on Saturday night, the Wildcats could still end up sharing the regular-season title with North Dakota or Montana. Weber State is 16-10 overall and 13-5 in the Big Sky, with games remaining at Portland State and Eastern Washington, Even if the Wildcats lose twice, however, neither North Dakota (11-7) nor Montana (10-7) leapfrog them in the standi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57621191@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:08:48 MDT College basketball: Weber State beats Sacramento State to clinch share of Big Sky title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57611056-77/state-0-0-weber-sacramento.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57611056-77/state-0-0-weber-sacramento.html.csp">College basketball: Weber State beats Sacramento State to clinch share of Big Sky title</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">STaff And Wire Reports</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T17:10:25.074-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Davion Berry scored 20 points to lead Weber State to a 79-67 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night to give the Wildcats at least a share of the Big Sky Conference title. With a win Saturday over Northern Arizona, Weber State will clinch the conference championship and will host the Big Sky Tournament March 13-15. “I was really pleased with our effort tonight,” said Wildcats coach Randy Rahe. “We got off to a good start offensively which was important to us. It was a big win for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57611056@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:10:25 MDT State colleges: Utah Valley loses to Kansas City, falls into tie atop WAC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57585187-77/points-scored-utah-conference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57585187-77/points-scored-utah-conference.html.csp">State colleges: Utah Valley loses to Kansas City, falls into tie atop WAC</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Combined news services</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T22:20:18.739-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 10:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • Martez Harrison scored 24 points and UMKC stunned Utah Valley 74-56 on Saturday night, dropping the Wolverines out of sole possession of first place in the Western Athletic Conference. Nelson Kirksey added 16 points for the Kangaroos (8-18, 5-8), who snapped a six-game losing streak. UMKC shot 50 percent from the field and made 9 of 20 3-point tries (45 percent). Utah Valley (16-10, 10-3) had a two-game win streak broken and is now tied atop the WAC with New Mexico State, the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57585187@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:20:18 MDT State colleges: Weber State road struggles continue at Montana http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57576214-77/state-game-points-montana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57576214-77/state-game-points-montana.html.csp">State colleges: Weber State road struggles continue at Montana</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T23:16:07.669-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the seventh straight time while playing at Montana, the Weber State men’s basketball team lost Thursday night in Missoula, Mont., 68-57. Despite the loss, the Wildcats remained atop the Big Sky standings at 11-4, with a one-game lead over Northern Colorado with five games to go. Kyle Tresnak led the Wildcats with 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field, and 5-of-5 shooting at the free-throw line. Davion Berry added 12 for Weber State, and Jeremy Senglin chipped in 10. Portland State 8...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575762142014-02-20T23:16:07.669-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-20T23:16:07.669-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57576214@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:16:07 MDT