Monday, August 29, 2016

Christopher Oak
A Park City man accused of sexually assaulting a young teenage girl is now facing new felony charges alleging that he tampered with witnesses from jail.
FWP Game Warden Paul Luepke stands near the Yellowstone River in Itch-Kep-Pe Park Monday afternoon. Luepke said he had spent the previous few days patrolling the stretch of river that falls in Stillwater County following last Friday’s closure.
Columbus river guide Chris Fleck called it “the perfect storm.” A combination of record low flows on the Yellowstone River, high temperatures, congregating fish and the emergence of a deadly microscopic parasite that has led to the death of thousands of fish during a two-week period.
A more efficient route has been found to the monumental task of collecting signatures from 25 percent of registered voters to get a petition creating an ambulance district on a mail ballot this winter.
The parents of an Absarokee man killed in 2013 when he was hit by who authorities say was an intoxicated driver have been awarded $4.6 million in a civil suit against the bar that allegedly served the underaged driver alcohol.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks this morning closed the Yellowstone River in response to the ongoing fish kill that is now affecting rainbow and cutthroat trout, in addition to thousands of Mountain Whitefish this past week.
Fire crews watch a 500-ton haystack burn Monday morning while making sure it did not spread to the surrounding grass and structures.
Spontaneous combustion is believed to have sparked a fire that destroyed 500 tons of hay west of Columbus early Monday morning.
Christopher Oak
FWP Game Warden Paul Luepke stands near the Yellowstone River in Itch-Kep-Pe Park Monday afternoon. Luepke said he had spent the previous few days patrolling the stretch of river that falls in Stillwater County following last Friday’s closure.
Fire crews watch a 500-ton haystack burn Monday morning while making sure it did not spread to the surrounding grass and structures.

Obituaries

Cebrun Arthur Gaustad departed this world to pursue his next adventure, early in the morning of Aug. 14, 2016.