Steve Fetveit

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POSTED: 8:08 AM Jun 10 2012   UPDATED: 3:59 PM May 14 2014
Steve Fetveit

Familiar to thousands of Montana television viewers, Steve Fetveit has enjoyed a long and varied career in Montana broadcasting.

In 2006, Steve was honored by the "Greater Montana Foundation" and the "Montana Broadcasters Association" as Montana's "Television On-Air Broadcasters of the Year". In 2009, the Bonten Media Group awarded Steve a Bonnie Award as the company’s “News Talent of the Year” for 2009.

A graduate of Montana State University, Steve began his career 1972 at what was then Western Broadcasting's KCFW-TV in Kalispell. Through the years, Steve’s career path that took him to KULR-TV in Billings, KECI-TV in Missoula and KOBI-TV in Medford, Oregon. Steve returned to KCFW-TV, Kalispell in 1987 as Station Manager and later became the Local/Regional Sales Manager for the Eagle Communications stations in Missoula, Kalispell, Butte and Bozeman.

Steve has never ventured far from "the buzz" of the newsroom. In September, 2005, he rejoined the NBC Montana team to help provide Montana television viewers with nothing less than the finest television news product available in Montana.

Steve served on the Board of Directors for the Montana Broadcaster's Association including a year as the Board's President. His commitment to the MBA is a source of pride as the organization strives to maintain a strong professional broadcast community for the benefit of Montana viewers and listeners.

Steve and his wife Samantha have six adult children and six grandchildren.

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The road to the Beartooth Rally

Harley Davidson love affair on Montana's high road

Come along for part of our motorcycle ride up Chief Joseph Pass.  It was part of the 20th anniversary of the Beartooth Rally in Red Lodge, Montana.  We'll start at a checkpoint on "Bone Daddy's Poker Run" and proceed to the serpentine road to the top.

Oil fields sending millions of gallons a week through Montana

North Dakota oil fields are booming and millions of barrels of crude oil are headed to market, but refineries are hundreds of miles away, and railroads carrying the oil admit their volatile cargo has become "a threat" to the communities they pass through.

Plum Creek Explosion

Officials identify cause of Plum Creek explosion

Plum Creek officials say their investigation of Tuesday's explosion and fire in their Columbia Falls MDF plant was caused by a "catastophic bearing failure."

KAARMA OUTSIDE COURTHOUSE

Witness list gives insight into Markus Kaarma's defense

Marcus Kaarma of Missoula admits he shot 17-year-old Diren Dede in the morning hours of April 27, but he says he pulled the trigger out of fear. New court filings give insight into the case Kaarma's defense team is building.

Stamey 4.2.14

Ravalli Co. releases accounting report on troubled treasurer's office

An accounting firm hired to do a forensic examination of Ravalli County government finances, reports "no evidence of fraud or embezzlement." The investigation came after embattled Treasurer Valerie Stamey accused county officials of widespread corruption.

Political Science professor thinks unlimited campaign donation deciscion will be overturned

Fact Checker: How much is a Montana vote worth?

A post-primary election fact check on the cost of running a political campaign in Montana shows why politicians spend a lot of time chasing campaign donors. We compared finance reports with election results and found spending that equaled up to $31 a vote for winning candidates.  For losers, the price can be shocking.

VALERIE STAMEY AT COMMISSIONER MEETING

Anderson Zurmuehlen petitions to dismiss libel suit

The accounting firm looking into the dealings of Ravalli County's treasurer's office is asking a district court to dismiss a libel suit by suspended Treasurer Valarie Stamey.

Missoula woman dies in Mother's Day fire

A mixture of medical oxygen and cigarettes turned Mother’s Day into a day of tragedy for a Missoula-area family. Big Sky High School senior Colter Miller was working in a family field along the 6400-block of Mullan Road Sunday evening, when he spotted smoke coming from the family home.

Kaarma still

Accused Missoula shooter has background of achievement

As investigators piece together critical evidence at Markus Kaarma's home in Grant Creek’s Prospect neighborhood, we pieced together background information on the suspect.

GUN LAWS

Montana's laws on justifiable lethal force face challenge

When Montana lawmakers clarified the rules surrounding the justifiable use of lethal force in 2009, they outlined scenarios where a person is justified if he or she reasonably believes the use of force is necessary to prevent death or serious bodily harm to himself or another, or to prevent a forcible felony.

Political Science professor thinks unlimited campaign donation deciscion will be overturned

Finances broken down in race for Montana's U.S. House seat

In an effort to retain control of Montana's only Congressional representative, Republicans are looking over a field of five candidates in the June primary election.  Democrats have their hopes on John Lewis, a former staff member for retired U.S. Senator Max Baucus.

Darby man arrested for threatening president

Earlier this year, NBC Montana reported that an internal investigation was under way at the Valley Veterans Center in Hamilton.  Today, the story became much larger.

medicine money

Finances point to cross-town merger for Missoula hospitals

While no one has identified the organizations jockeying for a shot at Missoula Community Medical Center, the dollars and cents point to a cross-town merger.

Dunrovin  in legal battle over status as guest ranch

Judge McLean rules in favor of Dunrovin Ranch

Lolo’s Dunrovin Guest Ranch will remain open for business, after a district court judge ruled against Missoula County.

The county wanted to put Dunrovin out of business, claiming the business was too small to qualify as a small guest ranch, exempt from licensing and regulation.

FRED VANVALKENBURG

Missoula Co. attorney responds to DOJ letter

“Frustration, disbelief and outrage,” that's the reaction from Missoula County Attorney Fred VanValkenburg, in the wake of a published letter from federal prosecutors. The letter, released last Friday, outlined Department of Justice Arguments against county prosecutors, and how they handle sexual assault and rape cases. Friday, Van Valkenburg fired back.