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SCOTT SHINDLEDECKER

The Western News

Scott Shindledecker is the editor of The Western News. He covers public safety, city, county, sports and outdoors news. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in journalism. He has been the sports and outdoors editor for the Courier-Express newspaper in DuBois, Pa., and worked for Hagadone Montana newspapers in Northwest Montana. He can be reached at 406-293-4124 or sshindledecker@thewesternnews.com.

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US, Canada reach deal to renew Columbia River Treaty
July 12, 2024 11:52 a.m.

US, Canada reach deal to renew Columbia River Treaty

After years of negotiations, the United States and Canada have reached a tentative agreement renewing the Columbia River Treaty.

Lincoln County jury finds Montana Highway Patrol trooper's assailant guilty on all counts
April 19, 2024 3:20 p.m.

Lincoln County jury finds Montana Highway Patrol trooper's assailant guilty on all counts

A Lincoln County jury found the Eureka man accused of trying to kill Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Lewis Johnson in 2023 guilty on all counts Friday afternoon.

Large animal vet in Heron now serving region
December 27, 2023 8 a.m.

Large animal vet in Heron now serving region

Dr. George White has been a veterinarian for nearly half a century and he will now be operating out of his clinic in Heron on a full-time basis.

Kootenai campground killer sentenced to state prison
October 5, 2023 2:07 p.m.

Kootenai campground killer sentenced to state prison

Garry Douglas Seaman, 64, appeared in Lincoln County District Court on Thursday and received two 60-year concurrent sentences.

Man accused of starting Gravel Pit Fire charged with arson
August 4, 2023 1:32 p.m.

Man accused of starting Gravel Pit Fire charged with arson

A homeless man living out of a van is accused of starting the Gravel Pit Fire in the Fisher River Valley east of Libby on Aug. 1.

CARD Clinic ordered to pay $6 million in fraud case
July 25, 2023 7 a.m.

CARD Clinic ordered to pay $6 million in fraud case

BNSF Railway, upon behalf of the United States government, brought the suit in 2019 under the False Claims Act. The act allows private parties to sue on behalf of the federal government.

Missing Koocanusa cliff jumper found dead
July 20, 2023 12:35 p.m.

Missing Koocanusa cliff jumper found dead

A missing Lincoln County man was found dead in Lake Koocanusa on Wednesday evening.

Michigan homicide suspect escapes custody in Sanders County
July 9, 2023 midnight

Michigan homicide suspect escapes custody in Sanders County

A Michigan man wanted for a 2011 homicide escaped from custody Sunday morning in the Plains area.

Asbestos clinic leaders say verdict won’t halt efforts
July 4, 2023 midnight

Asbestos clinic leaders say verdict won’t halt efforts

A federal jury’s decision that the Center for Asbestos Related Disease in Libby committed fraud has left clinic leadership undeterred.

State wants to begin rule-making process on grizzly management
April 26, 2023 midnight

State wants to begin rule-making process on grizzly management

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for approval from the Fish and Wildlife Commission to move forward with a rule making process on administrative rules that address state management of grizzly bears.

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