Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton confirmed on Friday that a 17 year-old male from Sanders County drowned in the Clark Fork River after attempting to elude law enforcement.

Missoula County CFO Andrew Czorny was surprised by the reduction PILT payments for Montana and specifically Missoula County.

Friday is the United Way Day of Action where hundreds of volunteers will fan out across the county to participate in helping agencies and individuals.

A 70 percent chance of rain orb thunderstorms in western Montana today, with highs only in the upper 50's.