Here are the most-read stories of 2014. 

An avalanche swept down Mount Jumbo Friday afternoon, burying an 8-year-old boy and an elderly couple as it demolished a two-story house near Van Buren Street. The child was pulled from the snow and debris after about an hour, and is alive, according to reports at the scene in Missoula's Rattlesnake Valley and the Missoula Police Department.

WYE – A big white trailer parked at a truck stop isn’t likely to turn heads, unless it’s been sitting there for days, dripping the juices of rotting chickens onto the ground. The Missoula County Sheriff’s Department discovered the 53-foot trailer at Town Pump’s Flying J truck stop on Tuesday. Owned by Dixie River Freight in Nampa, Idaho, the trailer is loaded with 35,000 pounds of raw chicken valued at $80,000.

MISSOULA – Betsy Cohen, a hard-driving journalist, gifted equestrian and friend-maker extraordinaire, embodied the candle that burns twice as …