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Past articles by Perry:

Victor woman drowned in Bitterroot River

A 66-year-old Victor woman drowned Wednesday evening in the Bitterroot River after getting trapped under a log jam. → Read More

Lightning sets six fires on Bitterroot Forest

An early morning lightning storm touched off six fires on the Bitterroot National Forest Thursday. → Read More

Gold-Butterfly: Bitterroot Forest prepares for work to begin on largest project in memory

There’s a race of sorts happening in the upper reaches of the Sapphire Mountains east of Corvallis. → Read More

Ravalli County has its first community spread

Ravalli County officially has its first case of community spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Swan cygnets spotted at Lee Metcalf Refuge for second year

For the second year in a row, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge has a brood of trumpeter swan cygnets. → Read More

Ravalli County has second COVID-19 case

Ravalli County’s second COVID-19 case was confirmed Friday. → Read More

Rescued huskies slowly finding new homes

The Bitter Root Humane Association is working to find good homes for huskies that were rescued in December. → Read More

Rescued huskies slowly finding new homes

The Bitter Root Humane Association is working to find good homes for huskies that were rescued in December. → Read More

A legacy preserved: McCrossin Cabin placed on the National Register of Historic Places

A couple restores a cabin near Hamilton that now is on the National Register of Historic Places, → Read More

Stevensville neighbors paint over anti-Trump graffiti

A Stevensville couple received help from neighbors and others after their garage was covered in anti-Trump graffiti. → Read More

Fugitive arrested in Hamilton hideout

A Hamilton man who authorities have been seeking since Dec. 5 was arrested Friday. → Read More

Judge allows enforcement of vape ban to begin today

A Ravalli County judge filed a ruling Tuesday that will allow the state to begin enforcing a ban on those products. → Read More

New ranger's roots run deep in valley

The Bitterroot National Forest’s new Stevensville District ranger is no stranger to the valley. → Read More

Icy roads cause near miss for Montana trooper

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper's quick reaction at an accident scene might have saved his life. → Read More

Miracle puppies: Pinesdale family thrilled after newborn puppies survive near miss with death

PINESDALE — It’s not every day that someone has the chance to experience a miracle. → Read More

State: Big nicotine firms behind suit to stop vape ban

A lawsuit seeking to stop the ban of flavored vaping products in Montana uses the same language as a similar suit filed in Michigan by attorneys of a Washington, D.C., → Read More

Judge halts governor’s vaping ban

A Ravalli County District Court judge signed a temporary restraining order Friday that will stop the implementation of a statewide ban on the sale of flavored vaping products. → Read More

Sheriff: No investigation planned into death of horse on family pack trip

Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings said Thursday his office will not investigate the death of a horse in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness after the same pack trip that saw a Utah → Read More

Lost Utah man found alive in Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

A man lost in the rugged Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness has been found. → Read More

Drowning victim who died trying to save dog identified

A man drowned Friday after attempting to save a dog caught in an undertow. → Read More