Missoula Area News

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St. Patrick Hospital shows off work on new baby center | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

January 28, 2015

Starting this August, St. Patrick Hospital will be back in the baby business. The hospital announced Tuesday that it’s in collaboration with the Western Montana Clinic.

Sentencing delay sought in Kaarma murder case | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 28, 2015

Attorneys for the Missoula man charged with murder in the shooting death of a German exchange student have requested that the sentencing date in the case be delayed until a request for a new trial has been decided on.

Weather Forecast: Cooler temperatures ahead | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 28, 2015

Generally the forecast looks pretty quiet through the first half of the upcoming weekend!

Montana AG "encouraged" by Missoula's progress with sexual assault cases | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 28, 2015

Missoula County is now compliant with prosecuting sexual assault cases, based on an agreement they made with the US Department of Justice.

St. Patrick Hospital adding Obstetrics Unit | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 28, 2015

St. Patrick Hospital is getting back in the baby business, adding another option for expectant mothers...and bringing competition to Community Medical Center.

Lawmakers Consider Bill Aiming to Nullify Federal Gun Bans - Flathead Beacon

January 28, 2015

HELENA — A bill vetoed by Gov. Steve Bullock in 2013 that sought to prevent local police from enforcing federal bans on semi-automatic weapons is getting another shot in the state Legislature.

Griz land another recruit: Bingham verbals to UM | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

January 27, 2015

Just two weeks after Butte's Dalton Daum changed his verbal commitment from Montana State to Montana, this week the Griz have scored another in-state recruiting victory.

University of Montana students head back to class | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 27, 2015

University of Montana students are heading back to class after a six week break, with high hopes for the upcoming semester.

Change in fees for Missoula pools approved | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 27, 2015

The Missoula City Council has approved a change in the "fee schedule" for Splash Montana and Currents Aquatics Center - lowering some admission prices while raising others.

Montana Oil Spill Estimate Lowered to 30,000 Gallons - Flathead Beacon

January 27, 2015

BILLINGS – Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, briefly contaminating the water supply of a city downstream.

Belgrade Man Found Dead in Yellowstone Park - Flathead Beacon

January 27, 2015

The body of a Montana man was found along a groomed ski trail in Yellowstone National Park.

Community Medical Center Inc. begins search for Legacy Foundation board members | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

January 26, 2015

The board of CMC Inc. has begun its search for community members to join the Board of Directors of the Community Hospital Legacy Foundation. The foundation is the brand new organization created to help manage a multimillion dollar endowment brought about by sale proceeds.

Mike Huckabee to speak at Kalispell fundraiser | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

January 26, 2015

Former presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will visit Kalispell on March 19.

Helena man gets 50 years for 11th drunken driving offense | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

January 26, 2015

A 49-year-old Helena man who has been convicted of 11 drunken driving offenses has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Weather Forecast - Record highs possible today | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 26, 2015

It's a rather warm start to Monday. We will keep the mild temperatures in the forecast today, with many locations reaching near record highs.

1 taken to the hospital after car hits house in Missoula | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 26, 2015

A car with two people inside wrecked into the front of an elderly man's home on the 2600 block of Arcadia just before 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Teammates remember UM hockey player killed on I-90 | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 26, 2015

University of Montana students are remembering a fellow classmate who died last week on Interstate 90 in East Missoula.

Bills Aimed at Assuring Access to Public Lands in Montana - Flathead Beacon

January 26, 2015

Legislation has been proposed to levy stiffer state fines on Montana landowners who illegally gate roads and require that they show proof of ownership before blocking access.

Breached Pipeline That Spilled Oil Lies Exposed on Riverbed - Flathead Beacon

January 26, 2015

Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed.

Grizzlies Ege Thunderbirds 58-56 in Tense Big Sky Contest | Make it Missoula

January 25, 2015

The University of Montana Grizzlies had four players score in double figures and narrowly defeated the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 58-56 in a tense Big Sky Conference game Saturday evening in UM’s Dahlberg Arena.

Montana Wins at Southern Utah, Sweeps Road Trip | Make it Missoula

January 25, 2015

The Montana women’s basketball team completed an impressive sweep of the Northern Arizona-Southern Utah road trip with a physical 59-37 victory over the Thunderbirds Saturday night at Cedar City, Utah.

Missoula Invite swim results | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

January 25, 2015

The all-class state swim meet will take place in Missoula in three weeks, but Saturday was a good preview of what to expect as the Missoula Invitational took place at the Griz Pool on the University of Montana campus.

Weather Forecast: This is winter? | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 25, 2015

With temperatures above normal - and more importantly, above freezing at the surface and aloft, we've seen light, scattered rain showers on Saturday. These scattered showers will continue into the early night hours. The best chance of seeing showers will come in northwest Montana.

Racers return to Missoula's Frost Fever Run | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 25, 2015

Runners eager to get back on the running trail after some cold weather were in luck Saturday for the Frost Fever Run.

Large Hotel with Convention Space Planned for Polson - Flathead Beacon

January 25, 2015

Boosted by growing tourism and a federal tax credit investment program, Polson is gaining a new large hotel and restaurant.

Griz Host Southern Utah Saturday, Jan 24 | Make it Missoula

January 24, 2015

The University of Montana Grizzlies (9-8/5-1 BSC) host the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (5-12/2-4) in a Big Sky Conference game on Saturday, Jan. 24, in UM’s Dahlberg Arena, with tip-off at 7:05 p.m.

Fishing, hunting permits available next week | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

January 24, 2015

It's that time of year again -- fishing licenses and applications for resident and nonresident and deer and elk hunting permits are available starting Monday.

Proposed bill would increase gas tax by 5 cents | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

January 24, 2015

A Montana lawmaker wants to increase the state's gasoline tax. Rep. Nancy Wilson (D-Missoula) is sponsoring House Bill 275, which would raise the gas tax by a nickel.

Weather Forecast: Warm Pacific system moves in tonight | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 24, 2015

A relatively warm Pacific system will impact the northern Rockies overnight tonight into early Sunday with light snow at first, transitioning to a rain/snow mix and then becoming all rain for the valleys.

Missoula YouTube sensation gets sit down with Obama | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 24, 2015

In a unique twist, one local entrepreneur has parlayed his Internet fame into a once in a lifetime opportunity - as YouTube sensation Hank Green got to interview President Obama on Thursday.

New principal tapped for Washington Middle School | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 24, 2015

Craig Henkel has been tapped as the new principal of Washington Middle School while Kacie Laslovich as assistant principal at Washington. Henkel and Laslovich were hired as Interim Principal and Interim Assistant Principal in the summer 2014.

Montana economic outlook detailed at UM | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 24, 2015

Some of the best economic minds in Montana gathered at the University of Montana on Friday to talk about the economic outlook for Missoula and the state.

Supporters Rally in Helena as Lawmakers Weigh Preschool Plan - Flathead Beacon

January 24, 2015

HELENA — About 50 supporters told a legislative panel on Friday that Gov. Steve Bullock’s $37 million plan for public preschool is a worthy investment.

Supreme Court Justices Will Review Use of Execution Drug - Flathead Beacon

January 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

Regulators Order Pipeline Upgrades after Oil Spill - Flathead Beacon

January 24, 2015

BILLINGS — Federal safety regulators have ordered a pipeline company to make major upgrades to a line that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply.

Lady Griz Dismantle the Lumberjacks 69-42 | Make it Missoula

January 23, 2015

Montana opened its road trip to Northern Arizona and Southern Utah with a 69-42 victory over the Lumberjacks Thursday night at Flagstaff, Ariz. The Lady Griz built a 19-point halftime lead and shot 48.1 percent while limiting NAU to 25.4 percent shooting.

Gregory Scores 31 Points to Lead Griz to a 64-57 Victory Over NAU

January 23, 2015

Senior guard Jordan Gregory scored a career-high 31 points to lead the University of Montana Grizzlies to a hard-fought 64-57 Big Sky Conference victory over the visiting Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Thursday evening on “Retro Night” in UM’s Dahlberg Arena.

A Perfect Opportunity to ‘Build Montana’ - Flathead Beacon

January 23, 2015

As many as 2,000 temporary high-paying blue collar jobs will be created in Montana if the U.S. government approves the much publicized Keystone XL pipeline. More than twice as many similar private sector construction jobs, however, will result from state government approval of the “Build Montana” program proposed by Democratic Governor Steve Bullock and sponsored in the Legislature by Republican Rep. Jeff Welborn of Dillon.

Glendive Gets OK to Drink Water after Oil Spill in River - Flathead Beacon

January 23, 2015

Thousands of people in a Montana city can resume drinking from their taps after a federal official said there are no further signs of contamination from a weekend crude oil spill into a nearby river.

Weather Forecast: Valley rain for Saturday | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

January 23, 2015

Look for a fairly quiet Friday ahead of our storm. This weather disturbance will begin to move through the region tonight and continue through Saturday morning bringing light to moderate valley rain with mountain snow.