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Unabomber land has a new owner

(LINCOLN)- $60,000 to $70,000 an acre is pretty typical for an acre of land in the Northwest. What isn't typical is the former owner.

KPAX TV's Breanna Roy is reporting that the man who now owns the former home of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's land near Lincoln has sold the 1.4 acres to a new owner.

The "cozy" cabin where Kaczynski once holed up from the outside work wasn't include. That was carted off by federal agents not long after his arrest.


Bike rider hit by rock in Glacier

(WEST GLACIER)- Glacier National Park rangers say a passenger on a motorcycle was hit by a falling rock while riding over the Going-to-the-Sun road Tuesday afternoon.

Rangers say the bike was traveling east near Triple Arches, west of Logan Pass, was hit by a 10-to-15-pound rock at approximately 2:30 p.m.  

The passenger was knocked unconscious for a short time and was transported by Three Rivers Ambulance to the Red Rock Point area where A.L.E.R.T. Air Ambulance transported the injured passenger to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.   

Park Rangers responding to the incident reported the passenger was wearing a helmet.   

No other injuries were reported.   

The National Park Service is conducting an investigation.  


Small fire burning near Helena

(Helena)- Fire crews are working on a three-acre, lightning-caused wildland fire that is burning at the top of the Avalanche Gulch area, near Swede Gulch, on the Townsend Ranger District of the Helena National Forest.

The Avalanche-Butte Fire was last reported at three acres, actively burning in grass and open timber with some spotting and torching.

Several firefighters, three fire engines and two helicopters are currently assigned to the fire. The helicopters are providing air support and water-bucket drops on the fire. Additional Forest Service firefighters and fire engines are en route for suppression assistance.

Smoke may be visible to residents in Townsend, Helena and surrounding areas.


Fire has now burned 1300-acres on ID-MT border

(Sula)- KPAX TV is reporting a lightning-caused fire has now burned over 1300 acres in the rugged mountain country southeast of Sula.

The Indian Fire ignited from a storm that moved over the Bitterroot Divide on July 17th and is burning on lands controlled by the Salmon-Challis National Forest across the border in Idaho.

It's the largest fire in Western Montana this summer, in a year that's seen the fire danger suppressed by a long, wet start to summer.


New "one pot" meth cooking technique shows up in Montana

(HELENA)- Although "cooking" methamphetamine has been common throughout the Northwest for at least 20-years now, authorities continue to run across new techniques.

And now it looks like a new "one pot" method popular in the Southeast may have found it's way to Montana. At least that's what Forest Service officers think after making a discovery near Helena the other day. (KXLH photo)

KXLH's Melissa Anderson has been following the story.