A Missoula man charged with aggravated assault appeared in justice court yesterday after allegedly beating and strangling his girlfriend. Bail was set at $50,000.

Copper King fire being fought with new technology using ping pong like devices filled with fuels to force the fire into more manageable areas.

Nine counties statewide have officially gone into drought status, including Missoula and Ravalli.

Mostly sunny and mild today, highs near 80.