Beloved Salmon man battles brain cancer

Jerry Slagle’s love of photography propelled him into a career has taken him from Vietnam to Salmon. The Salmon man is battling brain cancer and is moving to Florida this week to seek treatment near his daughter’s home. courtesy Jerry Slagle

SALMON — Jerry Slagle has been a beloved fixture here as assistant manager of Purple Easel Gallery, as a member of the area’s emergency responders and as the founder of a photography club that welcomes those interested in capturing images.

Stark reaches Oregon, sets sights on the coast

Laura Stark gives a thumbs-up while showing off her cast after breaking her ankle while riding her reclining hand bike into a barrier on a bike trail. Stark is attempting to finish the coast-to-coast bike ride she was forced to quit two years ago after she was hit and nearly killed by a distracted driver outside Idaho Falls. courtesy Laura Stark

Laura Stark made it to Oregon last week on her Collision to Coast journey. 

MT Highway Patrol team nearly triples drug seizures

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper makes a traffic stop in this 2016 photo. The agency’s creation last year of a new drug interdiction team has led to a record amount of drugs seized on the state’s roads. Rachel Leathe / Bozeman Daily Chronicle

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Last year, the Montana Highway Patrol created a drug interdiction team with hopes of slowing the trafficking of illegal drugs in the Treasure State. And the creation of that team has led to a record amount of drugs seized on the state’s roads.

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