"Slightly Vicious" dog, BB Mayhem, 3 Year Old Deer Hunter, Singing Transient and Llama "At Large"

llama in montana The police blotter for the Flathead area reports on heinous crime, misdeeds and mishaps on a typical Montana day.

Police Blotter
5:40 a.m. Someone in a white car was seen shooting a BB gun at another vehicle on Third Avenue West.

9:07 a.m. A slightly vicious brown dog was seen on Bay Harbor Drive in Bigfork.

9:09 a.m. Two holes were shot through the front window of a home on Fourth Street West. BBs were found on the floor.

9:09 a.m. Numerous people who had parked their vehicle on Third Avenue West found that their windows had been shot out.

2:45 p.m. A truck on Tamarack Lane in Columbia Falls looked as though it had been keyed.

3:57 p.m. A man called from Bayou Road to report that his three-year-old boy and his three-year-old nephew had wondered out of the yard. The boys were found a short time later “deer hunting” in a nearby field.

8:49 p.m. A woman was heard screaming on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in West Glacier. A ranger discovered a singing transient.

11:02 p.m. A Whitefish resident called 911 to report that a llama was in their backyard.

Flathead Beacon

First Snowfall--Not Really "News" in September

first Montana snowfall in septemberA fall like weather pattern has moved into Montana today with areas of rain a few thunderstorms and higher elevated snow.

I have been monitoring web cameras at Big Sky and Bridger Bowl and sure enough snow is falling over the higher peaks at both resorts.

As of 10am local mountain passes are seeing rain, however, temperatures tonight will fall below freezing and there could be some icy spots to watch out for this evening.

Montana and Wyoming DOT have close down the Beartooth Highway between Long Lake in Wyoming and Vista Point in Montana due to snow and ice on the roadway. I expect snow showers to continue through tonight down to about 8000 feet.


39 Blue Horses Set Loose on Kamp Hill

jim dolan and 39 blue horsesPassersby on Hwy. 287 see a herd of 39 horses milling about on a hillside west of the road, about halfway up Kamp Hill. Some stopped to gawk or take pictures as crews were installing the sculptures Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Others, including a semi-trailer emblazoned with a Coca-Cola logo, honked as they passed.
   The sculptures, each larger than life, were meticulously constructed over 15 months out of recycled plate steel and other parts, and painted blue. Manes and tails were fashioned out of de-braided nylon rope. Some feature moving parts that enable the animals to move in the wind, giving them a more lifelike effect. But they're not horses, Dolan quickly points out.
   "They're not horses; they're images of horses; there's a difference," he said. "If I had tried to do actual horses, it would have been a horsey project, not art.

Three Forks Herald

AWOL Chickens, Wheelchair Vandalism, Deranged Granny, Public Hookahs and Loitering Cows

Montana policeFlathead County Sheriff's and Kalispell Police Reports

  09-16-13 Tuesday 

7:10 a.m. Horses were on the loose on Farm to Market Road.

7:31 a.m. A golden retriever and a blue heeler went missing from their home on Sunset Drive.

9:45 a.m. Two chickens on McMannamy Draw have suspiciously gone missing.

11:47 a.m. A resident on Lone Pine Road reported that someone stole his gas cap and most of his gas.

11:55 p.m. An Essex woman found a dead bat on her property.

12:10 p.m. Reportedly, dogs in Marion barked for seven hours.

12:57 p.m. A Bigfork woman reported that her ex-boyfriend's grandma has been harassing her over the phone.

2:12 p.m. More complaints were made about the constant explosions on Haywire Gulch.

4:03 p.m. A Kalispell resident reported that the neighbor habitually drives his wheelchair over his lawn, damaging the grass.

4:40 p.m. An Evergreen man suspects that the odometer reading on the used vehicle he purchased is false.

6:57 p.m. Someone called in wondering if he could smoke his hookah in public.

10:37 p.m. A Hungry Horse resident reported that he knows of a man who was assaulted by another man's girlfriend. He stated that she also vandalized his pickup.

4:34 a.m. Two cows were standing on Aspen Drive.