Missoula Area News

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Wild horse injures visitor at state park | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 20, 2014

A woman was injured on Sunday by a wild horse at Wild Horse Island State Park. The island is on Flathead Lake, east of Big Arm State Park.

Weather Forecast: Showers and thunderstorms | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 20, 2014

Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected this afternoon and evening across western Montana.

Fall Camp Report #6: Johnson Starting For Third Season at Quarterback

August 20, 2014

Jordan Johnson, one of the key players to the University of Montana football program’s past and most recent successful seasons, is returning in 2014, which will be his third year as a starter.

Neighbors react to Missoula bomb scare | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 20, 2014

A Missoula neighborhood returned to normal Tuesday night after a pipe bomb was found in a garage not far from Splash Montana and Playfair Park.

Daines: New Democrat in Race Won't Change Campaign - Flathead Beacon

August 20, 2014

MONTANA CITY – Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines of Montana said Tuesday the Democrats’ recent switch in Senate candidates won’t change how he campaigns for the seat in the Nov. 4 election.

First Alert Forecast: Mostly sunny and warm | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 19, 2014

Pleasant, summer like conditions will stick around through Wednesday.

Montana Unemployment Up Slightly to 4.6 percent - Flathead Beacon

August 19, 2014

HELENA – Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.6 percent in July.

Child Falls to Death in Yellowstone Canyon - Flathead Beacon

August 19, 2014

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – A young girl has died after falling about 550 feet while hiking in Yellowstone National Park.

Amanda Curtis Won't Get Fundraising Jump-Start - Flathead Beacon

August 19, 2014

BOZEMAN – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis won’t be able to jump-start her campaign using money left in Sen. John Walsh’s bank account from his defunct campaign.

Bullock to Highlight Economic Development Plan - Flathead Beacon

August 19, 2014

HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock and Lt. Gov. Angela McLean are traveling the state this week to promote the work being done on an economic development plan the Democratic governor released this year.

Montana GOP releases video on Curtis | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 18, 2014

Just one day has passed since she was picked to take on Steve Daines for the United States Senate, but already Republicans are taking shots at new Democratic candidate Amanda Curtis.

Michael Brown death: Missouri National Guard headed to Ferguson | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 18, 2014

FERGUSON, MO - Things in Ferguson have gotten so unruly that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb.

Weather Forecast: Nice Monday | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 18, 2014

Look for a beautiful Monday with mostly clear skies and highs in the 80s.

Recent incidents have local transient population concerned | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 18, 2014

There's been a recent upsurge in violence within the transient communities near the Kim Williams Trail and underneath the Reserve Street Bridge.

Body of Georgia Man Found in Yellowstone River - Flathead Beacon

August 18, 2014

The body of a 22-year-old Georgia man who went missing a week ago while tubing in Yellowstone National Park has been recovered.

Yellowstone Region Has High Earthquake Probability - Flathead Beacon

August 18, 2014

A new U.S. Geological Survey report indicates a slightly greater earthquake hazard in the Greater Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho than previously thought, a geophysicist says.

MSU-Northern Audit Counts $3,000 in Misappropriated Funds - Flathead Beacon

August 18, 2014

An audit determined that nearly $3,000 had been misappropriated under former Montana State University-Northern head football coach Mark Samson.

Rain causes slide that close Bitterroot road | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 17, 2014

A section of a popular wilderness road in the Bitterroot National Forest has been closed by multiple washouts.

Weather Forecast : Beautiful Sunday | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 17, 2014

Low pressure will continue to bring a few showers and thunderstorms Saturday night mainly along and north of I-90.

Coal protesters bring campaign to Missoula | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 17, 2014

Activists from all over Missoula gathered in downtown Missoula to protest coal exports, with the Blue Skies Campaign organizing what they called an act of nonviolent civil disobedience.

Montana Democrats Select Walsh Senate Replacement - Flathead Beacon

August 17, 2014

Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College.

2 Democrats vie for Senate candidate nomination | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 16, 2014

At least two candidates will be throwing their hats into the ring to be Montana's next senator.

Robin Williams' Parkinson's diagnosis sparks discussion | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 16, 2014

On Thursday, Robin Williams' widow revealed that the late comedian had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease shortly before he took his life earlier this week.

Mini rainpocalypse passes through Missoula | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 16, 2014

The skies cleared up late Friday, but around 4:30 p.m. it was raining cats and dogs as a powerful thunderstorm roared over Missoula.

Weather Forecast: Showers and thunderstorms continue | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 16, 2014

Our slow-moving system across the Pacific Northwest continues to throw moist and unstable air at us from the southwest! Friday, the severe threat has shifted to areas east of the Divide (where a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m.), but we could still very well see a few stronger thunderstorms from time to time during the late afternoon/evening hours.

War College Begins Review Into Senator's Work - Flathead Beacon

August 16, 2014

A U.S. Army War College spokeswoman says no information will be released about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh until the process is complete.

Wildfires Burn Fewer Acres in Montana This Season - Flathead Beacon

August 15, 2014

Officials say the number of wildfires in Montana this year is about average, but the number of acres burned is well below the norm.

Authorities confirm toddler's death an accident | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 15, 2014

Authorities have confirmed that a Creston toddler accidently drowned when she fell in a mop bucket in her home.

Record number of visitors to Glacier park in July | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 15, 2014

National Park Service officials say this July was the busiest that Glacier National Park has ever seen.

The Average Joe’s Guide to the 2014 Zootown Fringe Festival

August 15, 2014

This weekend you’re going to be the curator of your own performance art festival. You may not have realized it before, but up until now someone else has been, for very practical reasons, deciding what you are going to enjoy. Every festival, concert lineup, theater season, and event you’ve been to has been organized in a way to bring you what someone else assumes you’re going to like.

Missoula officials work together to address transient crime issues | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 15, 2014

Local law enforcement and fire officials are working on a plan to address some of the complex issues raised when Missoula's homeless and transient populations are involved in violent crime.

Space concerns voiced as Caras Park's popularity grows | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 15, 2014

Caras Park has been called the jewel in Missoula's crown - but some are wondering whether the crown's fit is a tad too tight.

Weather Forecast: Cooler Friday | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 15, 2014

Cool and showery weather in the forecast for Friday with the highs only reaching the mid to upper 70s and possibly a few low 80s.

MSU-Northern Football Coach Resigns - Flathead Beacon

August 15, 2014

HAVRE — Mark Samson has resigned as the Montana State University-Northern head football coach after being placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed personnel issue, university officials said.

Former Griz Making the Most of NFL Opportunity

August 15, 2014

SEATTLE — Brock Coyle isn’t likely to be a starter in the NFL anytime soon. But he’s getting every chance to earn a spot on the Seattle Seahawks roster.

Wayne Tinkle, new Oregon State basketball coach, tells what he will miss about Missoula after 18 years | OregonLive.com

August 14, 2014

Wayne Tinkle will miss Missoula after living there 18 years and serving as men's basketball coach at the University of Montana since 2006. Tinkle was hired in May as coach for the Oregon State University men's basketball team.

With Clock Ticking, Walsh Hopes to Advance Bills - Flathead Beacon

August 14, 2014

Beset by plagiarism allegations and ranking last in Senate seniority, U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Wednesday he retains hope of advancing legislation through Congress before his brief tenure in Washington ends.

Montana's U.S. House candidates outline positions on veterans issues | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 14, 2014

In a political season where all eyes are drawn to Montana's headline-grabbing Senate race, candidates for the state's only seat in the House of Representatives are maneuvering for voter recognition that will set them apart. This week Ryan Zinke and John Lewis set out to do just that.  

Veterans tell Tester where VA needs to improve | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

August 14, 2014

Veterans from the Great Falls area say Veterans' Affairs staff in Montana is overworked and more options are needed for patients living in rural areas.

MCDC gets $1 million to help rural businesses grow | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

August 14, 2014

The Montana Community Development Corporation has received a $1 million investment from the USDA through the Intermediary Relending Program.