Missoula Area News

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Big job fair returns to Missoula this week

April 20, 2015

The largest career fair in western Montana returns to Missoula Tuesday.

Ex-Navy Seal O'Neill among guests at GOP fundraiser

April 20, 2015

BOZEMAN - Rob O'Neill, a former Navy SEAL, best known for killing Osama bin Laden, was one of the featured guests at a fundraiser for the Republican Party near Bozeman.

Weather Forecast: More nice days ahead

April 20, 2015

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Mother Nature has certainly done her part, bringing sunshine and mild temperatures. As we head into the work week, we'll continue to get fantastic weather for outdoor activities.

Montana Ranked 7th Best State for Local Foods - Flathead Beacon

April 20, 2015

GREAT FALLS — A family farm advocacy group ranks Montana as the seventh-best state in being committed to locally produced foods.

Medicaid Expansion Passes Legislature - Flathead Beacon

April 20, 2015

HELENA — The state Legislature has passed a bill expanding Medicaid eligibility to about 70,000 low-income Montana residents.

New Montana Game Tagging Law Doesn't Solve Hunters' Anger - Associated Press

April 20, 2015

BILLINGS — A new law enacted this year by the Montana Legislature clarifies when hunters must tag animals they successfully take in the state.

Missoula responds to impending release of Krakauer book on UM rapes

April 20, 2015

Local filmmaker and writer Andy Smetanka designed and printed an agitprop-style poster that depicts a censured cover of Jon Krakauer's book, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."

WildWalk parade kicks off International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula

April 20, 2015

The International Wildlife Film Festival got its traditional kickoff Sunday as the WildWalk parade invited Missoulians to dress up as their favorite animal and stroll through downtown.

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

April 19, 2015

Mostly sunny but cooler on Sunday

Volunteers help clean Missoula's Clark Fork River

April 19, 2015

The 12th annual Clark Fork Coalition River Cleanup happened Saturday to kick off the upcoming Earth Day., and volunteers found some pretty interesting things in the water.

2 reported missing on the Clark Fork River found safe

April 19, 2015

Rescue teams scoured the Clark Fork River around Turah on Saturday afternoon looking for two missing canoeists, who in the end managed to find their way to safety.

Glacier Park Stonefly Threatened by Climate Change - Flathead Beacon

April 19, 2015

Wildlife advocates say one of Glacier National Park’s most obscure species is on the brink of extinction, and has become a veritable canary in the coal mine of a rare mountain ecosystem threatened by climate change.

Harvard Law School films documentary on milk expiration law | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

April 18, 2015

One Harvard law student along with her director, traveled all the way from Boston to Missoula to film a documentary on milk expiration. They say that Montana's law on expiration dates for milk is strict and they want to shed more light on it.

StormTracker 7-Day Forecast

April 18, 2015

7 Day Forecast: Expexted high of 65 degrees for Saturday 4/18

House endorses bill to close Montana Developmental Center in Boulder

April 18, 2015

The Montana House on Friday endorsed the bill to close the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder, the state institution for the developmentally disabled, leaving it just two steps away from final passage.

Harvard Law School film crew examines Montana's strict milk expiration laws

April 18, 2015

Montana has the strictest law in the nation governing the “sell by” date for milk, forcing grocers to dump untold thousands of gallons of perfectly good food every week.

Defending champ Mavericks squad ready for new season | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

April 18, 2015

The Missoula Mavericks 'AA' ball club has a very new look to it this year.  The Mavs only return two starters from a season ago but this year's team has already shown it can compete after starting the season 2-0.

MCPS issues alert about suspicious male | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

April 18, 2015

We're learning new information tonight about an incident at Willard School in Missoula. Police tell us a boy was standing outside the school when he was approached by a suspicious man.

Common Core Testing Problems Continue with Money at Stake - Associated Press

April 18, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Federal funding could be at stake as Common Core testing problems continued in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota, state and U.S. officials said.

Man Gets 100-Year Term in Murder of Teacher in Oil Boom Town - Flathead Beacon

April 18, 2015

SIDNEY — A mentally disabled Colorado man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday for the murder of a Montana teacher whose death highlighted the downsides of an oil boom that’s sweeping across the remote Northern Plains.

Man Accused of Kicking Missoula Police Officer in Head - Associated Press

April 18, 2015

A Frenchtown man has been jailed on $100,000 bond after he was accused of kicking a police officer in the face during a struggle on Wednesday.

FWP gets authorization for Bitterroot safety closure, if needed

April 17, 2015

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission is giving FWP staff the authorization to impose a safety closure on a stretch of the Bitterroot River.

Weather Forecast: What a day!

April 17, 2015

We'll continue to see our trend of warming temperatures today, and while the weekend will bring slightly cooler highs, sunshine will still be prominent.

Ex-Griz Johnson hopes to stick with CFL

April 17, 2015

A few former Montana Grizzlies are hoping to hear their name called in the NFL Draft. But one has already landed in pro football. Jordan Johnson signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL and gets his first taste of a new career later this month.

Fatal crash south of Lolo, child involved | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

April 17, 2015

A school district prepares to talk with students Friday morning, after a deadly crash south of Missoula claimed the life of a 13-year-old, a student from Florence Carlton Middle School.   

Woman involved in Hamilton 'stomping' murder gets prison time | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

April 17, 2015

The 29-year-old woman involved in the murder of an autistic Hamilton man  has been sentenced to prison.

Senate Endorses Bill to Help Halt Human Trafficking - Flathead Beacon

April 17, 2015

HELENA — A bill aiming to halt human trafficking in Montana is one vote away from passing through the Legislature.

House OKs Increase to Highway Speed Limits - Flathead Beacon

April 17, 2015

Montana representatives have endorsed a proposal to increase interstate highway speed limits from 75 to 80 mph.

Glacier National Park Campgrounds Opening - Flathead Beacon

April 17, 2015

The road to Two Medicine and a loop of the Two Medicine Campground are anticipated to open by mid-day on Saturday, April 18. Services will be limited. Two Medicine is located on the east side of the park, approximately 13 miles from the community of East Glacier.

Paxson Elementary move forward with Spanish Immersion program | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

April 16, 2015

We're following up on a story about the Paxson Elementary Spanish Immersion Program. Earlier in the year, the school was hoping to expand the program. After much debate, the school has come to a decision for the language program next year.

Worker shortage affects Missoula businesses | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

April 16, 2015

Businesses in Missoula are looking for workers but they're having a hard time finding people to do the job.

Krakauer will host Missoula public forum to address new book

April 16, 2015

The author of a book coming out about the handling of sex assaults at the University of Montana will address his critics in Missoula.

Wear Orange Wednesday is bringing awareness to childhood hunger

April 16, 2015

HELENA - Orange is the color of the day for folks showing their support of the fight to end childhood hunger. It's “Wear Orange Wednesday” as part of Fight Childhood Hunger week in Montana.

International Choir Festival brings multicultural songs to Miss

April 16, 2015

The International Choral Festival is like no other event in the region. With choirs flying in from across the globe, Missoula gets a glimpse into the life of other cultures and ethnicities.

Weather Forecast: Looking nice today!

April 16, 2015

Our weather is trending toward warmer and drier conditions to close out the workweek, and the weekend is looking pretty nice, too.

House Endorses Flathead Water Compact - Flathead Beacon

April 16, 2015

Montana representatives have endorsed a negotiation decades in the making to settle the use of water on and around the Flathead Reservation.

House Rejects Senate Amendments to Main Budget Bill - Flathead Beacon

April 16, 2015

HELENA — The House has voted to reject amendments added by the Senate to the two-year state budget bill.

Hanson Hired as Next Montana Assistant AD for Communications

April 15, 2015

University of Montana Athletic Director Kent Haslam announced that Mike Hanson has been hired as the school’s new Assistant Athletic Director of Communications to replace the venerable Dave Guffey, who will retire after 37 years with the department.

Bullock raises nearly $540K for re-election campaign | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

April 15, 2015

Gov. Steve Bullock is ramping up fundraising for his 2016 campaign.

Bill Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors Headed to Governor - Associated Press

April 15, 2015

HELENA — A bill that would ban minors in Montana from purchasing electronic cigarettes and nicotine liquid containers is on its way to the governor’s desk after the House passed the measure Tuesday.