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Motorcyclist killed in crash on US-212 near Red Lodge

RED LODGE, Mont. - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on US-212 near Red Lodge Saturday afternoon. Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) reports a 55-year-old driver of a Harley-Davidson MC was doing a “biker wave” to another motorist. The man’s motorcycle then went off the side of the road, rotated...
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3 ideas for jumping on Sunday’s sunny forecast in Columbus

(COLUMBUS, MT) The forecast is calling for sun today in Columbus. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes. Don’t forget your picnic blanket!
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Columbus coffee shop accepting donations for families of miners killed

A Columbus coffee shop is taking donations to help pay for the funeral expenses of two men killed in an accident at Stillwater Mine. Employees at Beartooth Beanery began accepting donations after conversations with the families of Jerry Ashlock and Dale Ketola. Ketola, 65, was a resident of Columbus. Ashlock, a 55-year-old from Caldwell, Idaho, started working at the mine in April of this year.

Two men killed in Montana mine accident are identified

NYE, Mont. (AP) — The Stillwater County Coroner’s Office has identified two men who were killed last week in an underground accident at a Montana mine. Sixty-five-year-old Dale Ketola of Columbus, Montana and 55-year-old Jerry Ashlock of Caldwell, Idaho died Wednesday in a crash at the Stillwater Mine near the community of Nye, according to a coroner’s statement released by county Sheriff Charles Kem.
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Several agencies responding to 50-acre fire in Robertson Draw

RED LODGE, Mont. - Several agencies are responding to a fire in Robertson Draw by the Wyoming border. Red Lodge Fire, Belfry Fire, Bridger Fire and the Forest Service are responding to the fire according to Red Lodge Fire Rescue. The U.S. Forest Service says the fire was reported around...