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    NBC Montana, operating as KECI in Missoula, KCFW in Kalispell, and KTVM in Butte and simulcasting through KDBZ in Bozeman offer local and national news stories, sports, weather forecasts as well as entertainment programming. Our coverage area includes much of western Montana, including Thompson Falls, Whitefish, Clinton, Drummond, Philipsburg, Anaconda, Belgrade and Hamilton.

    MISSOULA, Mont. - LATEST UPDATE: Three victims were recovered alive and breathing from the avalanche that occurred just after 4pm in a Rattlesnake neighborhood. Officials said the slide destroyed one house. The fire department is bringing in a special avalanche team to assess the potential for secondary slides.

  • #2
    Thanks for the story tip Montucky. Looks like this is a common place to poach turns? Can't tell from the "official" news stories whether this land is open to the public or not. Existing trails on Google maps suggest it is. Comments from locals suggest it is not. What's the word?

    Round up of avalanche info on EYT here.

    ain't no turn like tele!


    • #3
      I think most years there's not that much snow there. Much of the area is closed to winter use to prevent disturbance to wintering elk and mule deer.


      • #4
        Link here to story and pictures on TGR


        • #5
          I heard the snowboarder was sideslipping the slope when he set off the avy.


          • #6
            Three months behind in their rent. I told them that something bad would happen if they didn't pay up!