Steve Fetveit


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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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Fact checking the GOP debate in Milwaukee

Tuesday night's GOP debate from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, started with softball questions and a well mannered field of presidential hopefuls.  By the time the clock had run out, the fires were burning and debaters were scrapping for time and attention.

Fact checking Wednesday's GOP presidential debate

Over the course of two hours of debate, Republican presidential candidiates gave viewers volumes of claims to fact check. Here are a few that caught our ear and ended up in the fact check list.

Kerr Dam in Polson

Salish Kootenai Tribal Council says 'no' to payments in lieu of taxes

For weeks, Lake County commissioners and Polson schools pressed the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribal Council for answers -- would the tribes make up for lost revenue from the sale of the former Kerr Dam?


Missoula City Council poised to tackle gun control

Expressing frustration with a state legislature that refuses to deal with gun control issues, the Health and Safety Committee of Missoula's City Council says they'll force the issue, even in the face of near certain legal action.

Health insurance breakdown: Costs for public vs. private employees

If you have health insurance, there's a good chance you'll pay more for less coverage next year.

Chief details dollars and cents of keeping law, order in Missoula

When Missoula Police Chief Mike Brady crafted a spending plan for his department, he laid groundwork for the largest department in city government.  The Missoula Police Department employs 130 men and women to keep law and order in the Garden City.

non-discrimination posters

School District 5 passes revised nondiscriminaton policy

Flathead Public Schools have expanded their nondiscrimination policy to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Prescription drugs, pills

Montana AG announces expanded prescription drug initiative

According to a national survey on drug use and health, nearly 70 percent of prescription substance abusers got the drugs they most recently used from a friend or family member.

Wild Horse Island Fire

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Wildland fire breaks out on Wild Horse Island

Quick response from interagency fire teams are credited with quick containment of a fire on Flathead Lake's Wild Horse Island.


Montana reports first human case of West Nile virus for 2015

As if extreme fire conditions weren’t enough cause for concern, people celebrating the Fourth of July holiday have something else to worry about. Montana public health officials are reporting the year’s first human case of West Nile virus.

Bike Loud Scouts

Scouts ride for the Be Loud Sophie Foundation

Two weeks ago, a group of Boy Scouts dipped the back wheels of their bicycles into the Pacific ocean at Florence Oregon, marking the start of a 66 day cross country adventure tour that will raise awareness for a teen cancer foundation.

Arson fires leave victims wanting more from prosecutors

In the early morning chill of January 3, Flathead firefighters were on the scene of a fire that threatened to take the landmark Majestic Valley Arena, north of Kalispell, to the ground.  Within hours, investigators claimed the fire was suspicious.

A look back on the first half of the legislative session

Montana lawmakers to revisit old battles

It was a cordial opening to the Montana legislature Monday, as party leaders pledged cooperation and mutual respect. In 2013 the session started the same way but it didn't take long for the fights to begin.

Gov. Bullock pitches legislative agenda

On January 5, when the gavel drops on the opening day of Montana's 64th legislative session, 100 state representatives and 50 state senators will begin the work of charting a course that will take the state through the next two years.


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.