Blog Cabin
Monday
Jul252011

ConocoPhillips megaloads could finally make Billings next week

(Billings)- It's be a long time since ConocoPhillips made a spectacle in Western Montana as it shipped massive coke drums through the Bitterroot mountains. So long in fact that all of the pictures of the loads have snow in the shots.

But the scene for the their final arrival is entirely different, completing the journey in August heat. (Q2 photo)

The last pair of loads has been stuck in Eastern Montana for a couple of months, held up by until contractors could make sure bridges hadn't been damaged by flooding.

Now, KTVQ reports the loads are on the move again, and should arrive in Billings August 5th.

Monday
Jul252011

Shortage of allergy medicine nothing to sneeze at

(BOZEMAN)- Summer took forever coming to Montana this year, but when it did, allergy sufferers were hit full force.

The arrival of drier weather caused an explosion in late-arriving pollens and that's put the squeeze on the amount of allergy relief medicines in the state's pharmacies.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle says some pharmacies are seeing a two to threefold increase in patients the past couple of weeks, and that means some relief products are on special order.

Monday
Jul252011

ExxonMobil working on plans for next oil gear shipment

ExxonMobil is working out details for its next shipment of oil field gear across Idaho and Montana, the second time it will ship equipment to the Alberta Tar Sands oil fields.

The first load made it's way rapidly across the region just over a week ago, using Interstate 90, instead of the more controversial route over Lolo Pass.

These loads are also considerably smaller than the "megaloads" which have been using the Highway 12 route.

The latest on the story from KPAX.

Monday
Jul252011

Lolo woman charged with leaving her young sons home alone

(MISSOULA)- KPAX TV is reporting a Lolo woman is in trouble for leaving her 6-year old, and 3-year old boys home alone while she went out to a casino to get a drink.

Police were called after one of the boys got scared and went to a neighbor's house.

 

 

Monday
Jul252011

Homicide charges now filed in Great Falls toddler case

(Great Falls)- A Great Falls man will face homicide charges in the death of a 15-month old toddler.

Charles Cadwell was arrested by police following the Friday abuse incident. Authorities aren't buying his story that he "tripped and fell" on the little girl. Bail was set today at $750,000.

KRTV has the latest.