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  • Weyerhaeuser load dropping into MT Thursday night

    September 29, 2011 6:50 PM

    LOLO PASS- The first "megaload" to travel U.S. Highway 12 since last spring will start the descent from Lolo Pass overnight, beginning what is expected to be a 6-day trip through the Treasure State. This time the load is a massive piece of equipment for a Weyerhaeuser mill in... more »
  • Environmentalists react to ExxonMobil discussing new route

    August 9, 2011 5:27 PM

    HIGHWAY 12 - Environmental groups working to stop "megaload" shipments on Highway 12 say they'll continue the fight even if ExxonMobil starts shipping on alternate routes. We spoke with the citizens group Rural People of Highway 12 who have been fighting the megaloads for over a year. They say... more »
  • Victim in Highway 12 fatal rollover identified

    July 23, 2011 10:22 PM

    The name of a Lavina woman killed in a car crash early Thursday morning has been released. Musselshell County Coroner Aaron Edwards says Lorraine Axelson, 67, died from injuries sustained during the accident. Axelson was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck on U.S. Highway 12 at about 12:30... more »
  • Hamilton man killed in Idaho crash

    July 15, 2011 12:36 AM

    A 58-year old Ravalli County man is dead after driving off U.S. Highway 12 near Kooskia, Idaho and ending up in the Lochsa River early Thursday morning. Idaho State Police report that Jerry L Whinery of Hamilton was headed west on Highway 12 near mile marker 127 when the... more »
  • Woman charged after toddler found wandering the highway

    July 1, 2011 9:37 PM

    HELENA- Laura Bobo of Helena has been charged with criminal endangerment for leaving her toddler at home while she went to drink and gamble. Bobo, 26, was charged in Helena Justice Court on Friday afternoon after her four year old daughter was found wandering near Highway 12 West on... more »
  • Last ConocoPhillips megaload shipment going smoothly

    May 13, 2011 4:46 PM

    By the middle of next week, crews working for months to move four giant shipments of refinery equipment across Idaho and Western Montana will finally say their farewells to the Bitterroot Mountains, wrapping up efforts to move tons of equipment on Highway 12. It's been a long stretch for contractors,... more »
  • Name, details released in fatal Highway 12 crash

    May 5, 2011 3:11 PM

    LOLO HOT SPRINGS - The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the woman who was killed in an accident on U.S. Highway 12 near the Idaho border on Wednesday night. Whitney Golie, 23, of Hamilton died in the wreck which happened at around 8 p.m. about... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 seriously hurt after wreck near Lolo Hot Springs

    May 5, 2011 12:35 AM

    LOLO HOT SPRINGS- One woman is dead and a person. believed to be her twin sister, was seriously injured after a car accident near mile marker 5 on U.S. Highway 12 near the Idaho border. Authorities say that the car the women were in missed a turn and then... more »
  • One killed in crash near Lolo Hot Springs

    May 4, 2011 11:51 PM

    One person died after a crashed along U.S. Highway 12 near Lolo Hot Springs on Wednesday night. Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Burt said the car went off the road and crashed into trees. One of the two women in the car then crawled to the road and flagged... more »
  • Glitch delays ExxonMobil 'test module' trip

    April 12, 2011 2:45 PM

    BOISE- The Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil over-sized test load left the Port of Lewiston Monday night and made it as far as a turnout at milepost 61 west of Kooskia on U.S. Highway 12 according to the Idaho Transportation Department reported. However, the initial trip was marred by a couple of... more »
  • Second megaload expected in MT Monday night

    March 7, 2011 8:58 AM

    Idaho Department of Transportation officials expect the second oversized ConocoPhillips megaloads to travel to Montana on Monday night. The second load inched its way to the Treasure State late last week, only to be stalled by bad weather. Meanwhile, the first megaload remains parked along U.S. Highway 12 just... more »
  • Lolo Creek ice jam breaks, some flooding reported

    February 27, 2011 4:03 PM

    LOLO - The National Weather Service is warning of some minor flooding and higher then normal stream flows on Lolo Creek after an ice jam broke up. The ice jam formed near mile marker 14 along U.S. Highway 12, about 20 miles west of the center of Lolo and... more »
  • Weather keeping megaload grounded

    February 6, 2011 9:16 PM

    KOOSKIA, ID - Stormy weather, with blowing and drifting snow on Lolo Pass, means the first shipment of tons of oil refinery equipment will stay put in Idaho until the weather clears. ConocoPhillips is shipping four massive coke drums from the Port of Lewiston to its refineries in Billings.... more »
  • Semi truck rolls over in Lolo

    December 10, 2010 8:18 AM

    LOLO - U.S. Highway 12 is open to one lane of traffic after a semi-truck rolled over early Friday morning. Information about the incident is still scarce, but the Montana Highway Patrol received the accident report just after 2 a.m. The rollover crash happened on U.S. Highway 12... more »
  • ConocoPhillips comments on big rig issue

    December 9, 2010 9:34 AM

    BOISE - An attorney for ConocoPhillips says that Idaho state officials did everything right when they issued permits allowing the company to ship four oversized loads along U.S. Highway 12. ConocoPhillips also says a campaign of misinformation demonized it's plan to haul the equipment to Billings. The oil... more »
  • More megaloads await shipment in Idaho

    December 2, 2010 9:44 AM

    LEWISTON, ID - Another dozen giant modules are sitting in the Port of Lewiston awaiting shipment along U.S. Highway 12. The 34 units sitting in Idaho belong to ExxonMobil, which wants to haul 200 of those megaloads through Idaho and Montana to Alberta. Four of the megaloads belong... more »
  • Megaload opponents win right to contest Idaho permits

    November 30, 2010 9:48 AM

    A group of residents living along U.S. Highway 12 are being given the right to have a say in the dispute over plans to ship tons of refinery equipment through Idaho to Billings. The group calling itself "The Rural People of Highway 12" have been arguing they have "standing"... more »
  • Big loads may soon roll through Montana

    November 11, 2010 9:36 PM

    HELENA - Over 100 enormous loads of oil refinery equipment could soon be rolling through Montana. The state of Idaho initially approved permits for the rigs to travel through their state on Highway 12 on Wednesday. Final approval is contingent upon hearing comments from people who are opposed... more »
  • Malta woman dies in crash near Deer Lodge

    June 5, 2010 12:36 PM

    DEER LODGE, Mont. - A 71-year old Malta woman died in a crash on US Highway 12 near Mile Marker 7.5. The Montana Highway Patrol responded this evening, but the crash may have happened on May 27th. Troopers say a a car was heading west on Highway 12.... more »
  • Missoula area woman killed in crash

    April 16, 2010 7:17 PM

    LOLO- A Missoula-area woman died Friday afternoon after she lost control of her motorcycle on U.S. Highway 12 outside of Lolo. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Garret VanHuse says the woman took a corner to fast, lost control of her bike, hit some gravel and then a pole. MHP says... more »
  • Semi crash blocks highway near Lolo

    December 22, 2009 8:26 AM

    A semi truck which rolled on U.S. Highway 12 just west of Lolo had authorities are scrambling to clear the roadway Tuesday morning. The Montana Department of Transportation reported that the accident happened near mile marker 16 and that the semi is laying off the road, but due to... more »

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