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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20 years since Montana Freemen siege

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Missoula approves more expenses for Mountain Water purchase

With the ownership of Missoula's Mountain Water company still up in the air, the city's legal expenses in their bid to for a sale have now topped $5 million.

Montana's congressional delegation reacts to State of the Union address

Montana's congressional delegation was on the House floor Tuesday night as President Barack Obama addressed a joint session and the nation for his last State of the Union address.  Their reaction to the President's message was predictably partisan.

Kalispell releases annual drinking water quality report

Few answers after Liberty claims purchase of Mountain Water

In a surprise announcement, Liberty Utilities advised the Montana Public Service Commission that they had completed a purchase of Missoula's Mountain Water Company. The announcement came as a shock.

Fact checker: Sparks fly in Las Vegas GOP debate

The Republican debate stage in Las Vegas took on a more strident tone Tuesday night as candidates moved away from partisan jabs to challenge each other.  Foreign policy and terrorism filled the time.

We used and to guide us through a couple of hot-button issues.


Commission of political practices wants state senator removed from office

Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices wants State Sen. Art Wittich (R-Bozeman) removed from office for what he calls corruption. Jonathan Motl makes the charge in a revised report filed with a Helena District Court, Nov. 16.

Private pay med schools jockey for position in Montana

It's a tale of two Montana cities that often find themselves at odds in athletics and business. Through a twist of fate, Bozeman and Missoula are sparring over two private, for-profit medical schools that want to build a campus in Montana.  

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

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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.

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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.