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Wagenmann Named Root Sports BSC Player of the Week on Defense | Make It Missoula

September 16, 2014

The University of Montana’s Zack Wagenmann has been named the ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Conference Football Player of the Week on defense for his play in the Grizzlies’ 28-20 win over South Dakota this past Saturday.

Man Dies after Apparent BASE Jump in Glacier Park - Flathead Beacon

September 16, 2014

The body of a 22-year-old Missoula man was recovered from the north side of Mount Siyeh in Glacier National Park on Sunday night, Sept. 14, at approximately 7 p.m., park officials announced Monday.

Griz 4th, Bobcats 14th in Sports Network poll - Flathead Beacon

September 16, 2014

The Montana and Montana State football teams take on the top two ranked teams in the Football Championship Subdivision this weekend.

Weather Forecast: Warm weather continues | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 16, 2014

A few scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon across portions of central Idaho and southwest Montana.

Latest developments in Missoula garage shooter's murder trial | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 16, 2014

A Missoula judge has granted a Missoula man who is charged with deliberate homicide a request to seal pretrial proceedings that he says presents an imminent threat to trial fairness.

MT Supreme Court: Missoula man must be re-sentenced | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 16, 2014

HELENA - The Montana Supreme court has ruled that a Missoula man can withdraw his guilty plea for felony DUI and criminal endangerment.

Murder suspect will be extradited back to Missoula | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 16, 2014

A transient man arrested in Louisiana is on track to return to Missoula andface a charge of murder for the death of a local homeless man who was foundshot to death and dumped in the Clark Fork River in July.

Probe into Missoula man's fatal Glacier NP base jump continues | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 16, 2014

A 22-year-old Missoula man was found dead in Glacier National Park over the weekend, with officials saying the man apparently tried to base jump in the East Glacier area.

Missoula Base Jumper Beau Wieher Found Dead in Glacier National Park

September 15, 2014

The body of a 22-year old Missoula man has been found in Glacier National Park. According to park officials, Beau Weiher’s body was recovered Sunday afternoon from the site of what appeared to be a failed base jump attempt.

Missing Stevensville man found dead | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 15, 2014

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman reports that True North Search Dogs, Ravalli County Search and Rescue, and Ravalli County Sheriff's Office deputies found and recovered the body of George Alex Baumann on Saturday.

Weather Forecast: Nice weather ahead | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 14, 2014

I will make this short and sweet. The next several days are going to be beautiful during the daytime and overnight hours. A strong upper level ridge will hold any chance for showers and almost all cloud cover away.

Man found not guilty in Missoula child sex sting case | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 14, 2014

A verdict was reached Thursday in Missoula for the first of seven defendants arrested in December for allegedly trying to arrange to have sex with a 12-year-old girl.

UM launching gifted education program | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 14, 2014

The University of Montana is launching a gifted education program in its College of Education and Human Sciences.

2 former BLM employees charged with defrauding the agency

September 13, 2014

BILLINGS, Montana — Two former Bureau of Land Management employees in Virginia are charged with defrauding the government, one by abandoning his federal job and returning to Montana to work for the Chippewa Cree Tribe and the other by covering up his absence.

2 Montana bison in exhibit at National Zoo in Washington, DC

September 13, 2014

For 2,000 miles, two young cow bison rode in a horse trailer from near Malta to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., earlier this summer.

Specialists help boost Native American graduation rates at MCPS | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

September 13, 2014

In October, new numbers will be released detailing graduation rates around the state. When it comes to Native American student graduation rates, Missoula County Public Schools officials hope the new numbers will continue their positive trend.

UM receives $1.5M donation to hire gifted ed faculty member | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

September 13, 2014

A private donation of $1.5 million will benefit the University of Montana’s gifted education program. The money comes from Missoula residents Suzanne and Dave Peterson and it's designated for the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences. High School Football Scores September 12, 2014 Original Festival this weekend, successful festival year... Corvallis produce farmers hustle to beat frost Specialists help boost Native American graduation rates... Fashion show to b

High School Football Scores September 12, 2014 | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

September 13, 2014

Here are the high school football scores from around the state for Sept. 12, 2014.

Weather Forecast: First freeze under our belts, now on to warmer weather! | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 13, 2014

After a very chilly morning across western Montana, we're in for some nice - and eventually warmer weather! We did break some record lows, too. Missoula sank to 25° (old record was 28°), Kalispell to 23° (old record was 24°), and West Yellowstone tied a record with 13°! Unofficially, Hot Springs may have hit a record with 23°, Alberton with 26°, Olney with 20° and Polebridge with 16°!

UM ranked in top 200 by US News & World Report | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 13, 2014

The University of Montana is ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities across the nation.

‘Successful’ Fire Season Quietly Concludes in Montana - Flathead Beacon

September 13, 2014

While nearby states remain entrenched in summer’s firestorm, Montana is concluding a relatively calm wildfire season.

Spartans and Eagles anxious for crosstown rivalry | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

September 12, 2014

It's been a heart-breaking start to the new football season for Missoula Sentinel.  The Spartans are coming off back-to-back losses against quality teams Great Falls CMR and Bozeman High.  In both games Sentinel held a fourth quarter lead but couldn't hold on for the victory.

Final Sex Sting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty - Flathead Beacon

September 12, 2014

The last of six men who were netted in a sex sting operation last month has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge in district court.

Missoula Man Sentenced to Prison for Soliciting Photos of Children - Flathead Beacon

September 12, 2014

A 24-year-old Missoula man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for trying to solicit nude photographs of young girls.

Montana Hunting Guide 2014

September 12, 2014

The weekend after he was elected Montana’s governor, Steve Bullock went hunting.Nearly two years later, among the busy schedule and gubernatorial demands, Bullock still sets aside a few days on his calendar each fall to venture outdoors in search of deer and elk.

Special Memories With Former Griz Coach Joe Glenn

September 12, 2014

With the University of South Dakota Coyotes not scheduled to play another football game against the Montana Grizzlies in the immediate future, Saturday’s match-up in Missoula could well be the last for Joe Glenn in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Palmer Trucking and Grizzly Athletics Rolling Together

September 12, 2014

Grizzly football will soon be coming to a highway near you thanks to a new partnership with Jim Palmer Trucking of Missoula.

Rattlesnake winery working to protect crops | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 12, 2014

The helicopter that's been seen flying over the Rattlesnake on Thursday morning is there for a purpose - to help protect the grape harvest at Ten Spoon Winery and Vineyard.

Legal costs mounting in fight to acquire Mountain Water | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 12, 2014

Missoula Mayor John Engen says he's asked the city's legal team to put together a budget for upcoming expenses as the city continues its fight to acquire Mountain Water.

Missoula garage shooter's 2nd change of venue request denied | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 12, 2014

A Missoula judge has denied a second request to move a murder trial out of the Garden City. Judge Ed McLean's order came down Thursday afternoon, denying Markus Kaarma's request to move his murder trial to Mineral County.

Weather Forecast: Beautiful weekend ahead | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 12, 2014

Many of us woke up to a hard freeze this chilly Friday morning as cold and dry air settled over the Northern Rockies last night allowing skies to clear.

Montana Man Sentenced for Feeding Black Bears - Flathead Beacon

September 11, 2014

HELENA — A southwestern Montana man who has been feeding black bears for more than a decade, leading wardens to kill at least a dozen bears, has been given a two-year suspended sentence for feeding them dog food, peanut butter, sugar, alfalfa cubes and frosting.

Montana Confirms 1 Case of Rare Children's Virus - Flathead Beacon

September 11, 2014

BILLINGS — State health officials have confirmed that a rare virus suspected in the hospitalization of hundreds of children in at least 10 states has reached Montana.

Montana Coal Railroad Told to Turn Over Documents - Flathead Beacon

September 11, 2014

BILLINGS — Sponsors of a proposed railroad that would open Montana’s huge coal reserves to new mining must turn over documents about the project’s economics to a conservation group that’s opposed to the line, according to a Wednesday decision by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board.

A family affair: Jacey Delaney commits to the University of Montana | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

September 11, 2014

If you live in Bozeman, you don't typically care too much about the team in Missoula wearing the maroon and silver. If you live in Missoula, you don't tend to like the blue and gold. The Great Divide serves as a barrier for sports fans, but high school athletes are willing to trade in those biases for a chance to play their sport at the collegiate level.

Montana veterans express concerns with VA | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

September 11, 2014

Veterans poured into the VA Montana Medical Center for the first of two meetings at Fort Harrison Wednesday night as veterans faced a Department of Public Affairs panel about various topics.

Board of trustees to review school district's ethics policy | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

September 11, 2014

After a heated comment about the ethics policy at the school board meeting on Tuesday night in Missoula the board of trustees will review the ethics policy.

9/11 ceremonies planned for Missoula | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 11, 2014

Missoula will pause once again on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, with a special services planned.

Weather Forecast - Damaging hard freeze possible tonight | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

September 11, 2014

Snow levels Thursday morning have dropped to around 5,500' with snow in Butte and over Lookout Pass.

Montana Hosts South Dakota Saturday, Sept. 13 | Make it Missoula

September 10, 2014

The 4th-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies (1-1) play their second home game in a row, Saturday, Sept. 13 hosting the University of South Dakota Coyotes (1-1) in  Washington-Grizzly Stadium (25,217).  Kickoff is at 7:07 p.m.