Florence, MT

Montana Highway Patrol on Marijuana DUIs

Montanans are used to messages from law enforcement about drinking and driving, but KGVO News reached out to the Montana Highway Patrol on Thursday specifically about driving under the influence of marijuana. Now that recreational marijuana is legal, MHP Public Information Officer Sergeant Jay Nelson specifically addressed the subject of...
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Missoula Police Search for Missing Teen

The Missoula Police Department is assisting a family looking for their child who ran away from home. She was last seen in the 1400 block of West Artemos. The teenager is 5-feet tall with blue eyes and long blonde hair. If you have any information, you are asked to contact...
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MDT serves 'Doe' defendants in lawsuit against Missoula Co.

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Montana Department of Transportation posted signs on the fence at the Reserve Street Bridge informing occupants of the department’s lawsuit against Missoula County and up to 100 Jane and John Does. According to the deputy county attorney Brian West, the court told MDT last...

How Rude! Where Does Montana Rank in Rudest States in the USA?

It is going to be a circus next weekend. Memorial Day Weekend is coming soon. People all flock to the lakes and hills from everywhere. Whether they are traveling from out of state or simply locals taking a weekend trip, the campgrounds are full and the traffic getting out of town is a nightmare. It is the anxiety of trying to get out of town on holiday weekends that makes me not even want to go. It makes me want to just go back home, close my blinds, and play video games until Tuesday morning. It is mostly because people are rude. But, how rude are people in Montana, compared to other parts of the country?

WATCH Video Shows How Wild Antler Shed Hunting Can Be in Montana

In all my years wandering the woods and prairies of Montana, I have always been delighted to find shed antlers. It doesn't happen all the time, but if you spend time looking and knowing what you're looking for, it can sometimes benefit you financially. There is a huge market for antlers that deer, elk, and moose shed every winter. Just look at your nearest pet store. People are buying antlers and turning them into high-priced dog toys. Others are making everything from knife handles and jewelry to chandeliers. Each year the price people are willing to pay for shed antlers seems to go up. This, in turn, creates somewhat of a gold rush attitude for shed hunters.

Former Griz finds new home

MISSOULA, Mont. — Former Montana men’s basketball player Derrick Carter-Hollinger has landed a new home. Carter-Hollinger entered the transfer portal a week ago and announced on Thursday via his Twitter account that he will be playing for Bethune-Cookman next season. The junior from San Diego has two years...

Sapphire Community Health recognized for efforts during Covid

Janet Woodburn, CEO at Sapphire Community Health in Hamilton, says that she is proud that her organization was able to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, without shutting its doors. “It’s a demonstration of our commitment,” she says of the award recently given to Sapphire by the Montana Public...

Republic Services offers bear-resistant trash cans

MISSOULA, Mont. — The number of bear encounters is growing in western Montana, but experts say one way to keep yourself and bears safe is using a bear-safe trash can. Republic Services just got a shipment of 500 Kodiak bear-resistant trash cans for anyone in their service area. The...

Florence, Corvallis softball teams’ wins continue

Several Bitterroot Valley softball teams participated in the Laverne Combo Softball Invitational on Friday, May 13th, and Saturday, May 14th in Butte. Florence-Carlton continued their recent dominance, going 4-0 at the tournament and outscoring their opponents 60-6. On Friday, they beat a solid Laurel squad, 13-0. Florence’s Kylie Kovatch pitched a shutout, struck out 12, and only allowed one hit in the victory. At the plate, Kovatch went 2 for 4 with a home run and 4 RBIs. Also on Friday, they defeated Libby, 15-3. Florence catcher Kasidy Yeoman went 3 for 3 with a home run and 4 RBIs in the victory. On Saturday, Florence made quick work of Browning in three innings, winning 20-0. Florence’s Ava Philbrick led the offense with 2 runs scored and 4 RBIs. They closed out the weekend with a 12-3 victory over the Butte High JV team. In that game, shortstop Kolbi Wood went 3 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBIs.