Missoula Area News

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Montana Fishing Film Festival coming to Roxy Theater

March 31, 2015

The inaugural Montana Fishing Film Festival in Missoula was a sold-out hit last year, and it’s making another appearance this year.

Bill O'Reilly, Missoula producers examine 'Legends and Lies' of West

March 31, 2015

A Missoula production company is partnering with well-known conservative author and Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly to produce a “docudrama” about the American West.

Water levels running higher than normal in Western MT

March 31, 2015

River and stream water levels are running higher than normal for this time of year.

Famous Missoula osprey nest will not be relocated

March 31, 2015

It has been decided that an Osprey nest that is viewed by thousands around the world will not be relocated.

Flavor popcorn store opening soon in downtown Missoula | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 31, 2015

A new, unique food store is coming to Missoula soon. It is located next to the Big Dipper, right by the Hip Strip.

Weather Forecast: Strong wind expected for Tuesday

March 31, 2015

MISSOULA – A strong cold front will move through the region today bringing light precipitation and strong gusty wind.

Economist, engineer testify for defense in Mountain Water trial | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 31, 2015

The economist who inspired the Reagan tax cuts testified Monday that he doesn't think Missoula should forcibly acquire its water supply.

House Green-Lights Charter Schools - Associated Press

March 31, 2015

HELENA — Representatives have given initial approval to a measure allowing charter schools in Montana.

Retracing Scientology Founder Hubbard’s Roots in Kalispell - Flathead Beacon

March 31, 2015

On March 29, HBO aired the two-hour documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” a film by Alex Gibney based on Lawrence Wright’s book and 2011 New Yorker article.

Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion Bill Touted as Compromise - Associated Press

March 31, 2015

HELENA — The Montana Senate has passed a Republican lawmaker’s compromise Medicaid expansion bill.

Matt Gray's First Alert Forecast | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 30, 2015

Warm on Monday, but the weather cool and showery for the rest of the week.

Support pours in for UM student recovering from stroke

March 30, 2015

Spokane teenager continues to fight for her life after suffering a stroke almost a month ago while attending college here in Missoula.

Weather Forecast - Big changes by Tuesday.

March 30, 2015

We have a beautiful start for Monday, but big changes are ahead in the forecast mid-week.

Bullock vetoes two GOP-sponsored gun rights bills : State-and-regional

March 29, 2015

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday vetoed a pair of Republican-sponsored gun rights bills, including one that would allow almost any adult to carry a concealed weapon in Montana without a permit.

Training airspace expansion likely an economic win for South Dakota, could cost other states

March 29, 2015

An enormous bomber training area over the northern Plains approved this week is likely an economic win for South Dakota, but the benefits could come with a cost for neighboring states.

MSU hopes Krakauer book on UM rapes won’t hurt Bozeman campus - Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Crime And Courts

March 29, 2015

If Missoula is hyperventilating over a best-selling author’s upcoming book about the University of Montana’s rape scandal, Montana State University is breathing deeply and hoping the public won’t confuse the Bozeman campus with its rival 200 miles away.

Senate votes overwhelmingly to close Montana Developmental Center in Boulder

March 29, 2015

The state Senate Saturday voted overwhelmingly for a bill to close the state home for the developmentally disabled at Boulder and send most or all of its 50 residents to community-based programs within two years.

Lady Griz made indelible mark as Big Sky Conference's best : Women's Basketball

March 29, 2015

So the ending was a little sour. The lingering aftertaste is decidedly sweet for the Montana women's basketball team.

Weather Forecast: Nicer for Sunday

March 29, 2015

The sky has been spitting out a few drops of rain at a time between rays of sunshine on our Saturday afternoon. 

Wildfire threatens Montana ski area, forcing evacuation | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 29, 2015

Authorities evacuated a ski lodge in southern Montana on Saturday because of a wind-driven wildfire heading toward it.

Weather Forecast: Fantastic Friday, wet start to the weekend

March 28, 2015

A cool & breezy system will quickly move through the region beginning late Friday night into Saturday morning with a few showers - even a few isolated thunderstorms around the time we wake up Saturday! The highs will dip a bit (but remain above average) into the low to mid 50s. 

MSCO Look for Suspicious Man at Target Range School - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

March 28, 2015

Missoula County Sheriff's Officials search for a suspicious man who was trying to strike up conversations with students walking to Target Range Elementary School.

"Boomtown" springs up on Hamilton outskirts

March 28, 2015

HAMILTON - Hamilton is turning into a "boomtown" this weekend as the Bitterroot's backcountry heritage comes front and center during a statewide convention.

Witness warns Missoula water could be bottled | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 28, 2015

The City of Missoula rested its case Friday in the trial over ownership of the city's water system, but not before the calling one final witness, who warned that a private buyer might bottle and sell Missoula's water if the city loses its condemnation suit.

No decision yet on bill that would allow high school expansion | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 28, 2015

Friday afternoon, Senate Bill 107 went in front of the House Education Committee. If the bill passes, it would let voters have the opportunity to decide on whether or not they would like a new high school.

Montana House narrowly defeats 'religious freedom' bill | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 28, 2015

The Montana Legislature has turned away a proposal that if enacted by voters would have given people grounds to disobey any state laws that violate their religion.

Glacier Park Employee Cited for Failing to Control Dog - Flathead Beacon

March 28, 2015

WEST GLACIER — A Glacier National Park employee has been cited for failing to control her dog, which ended up tangling with a mountain lion near an employee housing area.

House Endorses Proposed Personhood Constitutional Amendment - Flathead Beacon

March 28, 2015

The Montana House has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment bill that would define human life as beginning at conception.

Montana House Endorses Bill to Require Dark Money Disclosure - Flathead Beacon

March 28, 2015

Following two hours of debate, a barrage of failed amendments and yet another example of the intraparty rift among GOP lawmakers, the Montana House endorsed a bill to require so-called “dark money” groups to disclose donor sources and campaign spending.

Deadline for 2015 Griz FB Season Ticket Discount is April 1ST

March 27, 2015

The University of Montana’s Grizzly football season ticket holders are reminded that the deadline for the discounted season ticket renewal opportunity is just a few days away.

UM students camp out on campus to raise awareness of Missoula's

March 27, 2015

University of Montana students are doing their part to solve one of Missoula's biggest problems: Homelessness. 

Missoula man becomes unwitting middleman in Craigslist scam

March 27, 2015

The Missoula Police Department has discovered a complex scam.

1 killed, 1 hurt in Meagher County small plane crash

March 27, 2015

HELENA - One person is dead and another is in the hospital after the plane they were flying in crashed in the Big Belt Mountains on Thursday.

Former Butte Central band director facing rape charge

March 27, 2015

The former Butte Central band director has been arrested Thursday on a warrant out of Ravalli County alleging several charges including rape. 

Weather Forecast: Beautiful Friday with changes for your weekend

March 27, 2015

Patchy fog will dissipate by mid Friday morning with an absolutely gorgeous afternoon ahead of us. Look for highs today reaching the 60s and low 70s, near record territory!

Fisherman's death on Bitterroot River prompts safety reminder | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 27, 2015

The tragic death of a fisherman on the Bitterroot River Wednesday is prompting reminders that it's a dangerous time on our waterways.

Stable 2015 report for Missoula housing market | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 27, 2015

Missoula’s 2015 housing report shows the city’s housing market is stable. 

Former Butte Central band director arrested for alleged sexual assault | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 27, 2015

Butte-Silver Bow officers told NBC Montana the former director of the Butte Central band has been arrested on five felonies and 12 misdemeanors.

Pollster: Residents more satisfied with Mountain Water than with city | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 27, 2015

A pollster hired by the city of Missoula admitted in court Thursday that residents were more satisfied with the operation of their privately-owned water utility than with the city government.

Hellgate Elementary, MCPS head to Helena for high school expansion hearing | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

March 27, 2015

Both Hellgate Elementary and Missoula County Public Schools are heading to Helena today to make their cases in front of the House of Representatives. The Representatives will decide to either pass or deny the bill allowing Hellgate Elementary to expand their school to a high school.