27 year-old Jake Ryan of Plains was taken into federal custody on Monday after being captured in a shed in Yacolt, Washington. Ryan was wanted for the 41 day armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Accused rapist Jordan Scott Bahr appeared in Missoula Justice Court this week after being extradited from Minnesota. He is free on $30,000 bond.

Questions have arisen overthe Historic Preservation Commission's ability to fairly consider a demolition permit for the Missoula Mercantile, according to Martin KIdston with Missoula Current.

Sunny and mild in western Montana, highs in the low 70's.