Missoula Area News

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Mitsui's bat stays hot despite Osprey struggles | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

July 26, 2014

The Missoula Osprey have struggled through the first half of their season this summer, but one of the birds' bats has not slowed down at all this year.

Walsh: PTSD 'had nothing to do' with alleged plagiarism | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

July 26, 2014

NBC Montana talked to Sen. John Walsh on Friday about his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which he said he suffered from while attending the Army War College.

Veterans speak out on Walsh's PTSD statements | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

July 26, 2014

Veterans around Montana have mixed reactions to Sen. John Walsh's previous statement that PTSD may have been a potential factor in a situation some call plagiarism.

Gov. Bullock tours Montana's newest state park | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 26, 2014

Gov. Steve Bullock took an early tour of Montana's newest state park on Friday.

St. Mary Visitor Center Reopens - Flathead Beacon

July 26, 2014

The St. Mary Visitor Center on the east side of Glacier National Park has reopened. The visitor center has been closed since Thursday because of a furnace malfunction that activated the sprinkler system and caused significant water damage.

Body of Missing Kayaker from Polson Found in Flathead Lake - Flathead Beacon

July 26, 2014

The body of a 43-year-old kayaker from Polson who had been missing on Flathead Lake for nearly a week has been found, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.

Authorities release name of man found in Missoula river | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 25, 2014

Authorities have released the name of the Missoula man whose body was pulled from the Clark Fork River in Missoula on Wednesday evening.

Students react to Walsh plagiarism accusations | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

July 25, 2014

The United States Army War College tells NBC Montana it will fully investigate accusations of plagiarism against Senator John Walsh. According to the New York Times, Walsh's 2007 Army War College thesis included unattributed text from other writers.

Zootown excited to host Western Regional tournament | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

July 25, 2014

On the softball diamonds this weekend, Missoula will be busy with Senior Little League action. The Western Regional tournament starts up tomorrow morning in Missoula.

Containment on Cyr Gulch fire grows to 80% | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 25, 2014

Fire crews are continuing to surround the lightning sparked Cyr Gulch fire that broke out between Frenchtown and Missoula on Tuesday afternoon.

Henderson Named to CFPA's 2014 Watch List for FCS Kickoff Returners

July 25, 2014

The University of Montana’s Ellis Henderson has been named to the 2014 CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards.

Weather Forecast - Beautiful Friday | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 25, 2014

Highs look to remain 5 to 10 degrees below normal today reaching the 70s and a few 80s.Sunshine is expected today with a west wind increasing into the afternoon.

Mineral County spill sparks environmental concerns | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 25, 2014

Crews are still working to clean up a spill that shut down an I-90 off ramp in Mineral County on Thursday afternoon.

Missoula business, law enforcement team up to break theft spree | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 25, 2014

A Washington man appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Thursday afternoon, accused in a string of thefts in Missoula County.

Walsh Campaign: Senator Won't Withdraw from Race - Flathead Beacon

July 25, 2014

Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master’s degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.

St. Mary Visitor Center Closed Temporarily - Flathead Beacon

July 25, 2014

The St. Mary Visitor Center on the east side of Glacier National Park is temporarily closed following water damage from the facility’s sprinkler system.

CodeMontana Students Are Now Able to Receive College Credit for Classes

July 24, 2014

The CodeMontana project put together by RightNow Technologies founder Greg Gianforte and Startup Bozeman founder Rob Irizarry has already enrolled nearly 1,200 students, but students that enroll before September 8 will have a new opportunity: earning college credits.

Supreme Court Upholds Firing of Tourism Director - Flathead Beacon

July 24, 2014

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 firing of a former state tourism director.

Fire Season in West Expected to Get More Intense - Flathead Beacon

July 24, 2014

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

Montana Senator Responds to Plagiarism Accusations - Flathead Beacon

July 24, 2014

U.S. Sen. John Walsh responded Wednesday evening to a withering New York Times report accusing the Montana Democrat of plagiarizing substantial portions of his 2007 master’s thesis at U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, calling the appropriated passages an unintentional oversight.

Washington-Grizzly Stadium Undergoing Upgrades | Make It Missoula

July 24, 2014

People who attend a Montana Grizzly football game this fall will notice three major upgrades to the stadium, all added to enhance the fan experience at a venue already known for sending first-timers away wondering how soon it will be before they can make it back.

Cherry farmers monitor weather as season approaches | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

July 24, 2014

When we visited Buena Vista Orchards earlier this month, the cherries were dealing with 90-degree temperatures. Now, growers are worried about the chance of rain, and some damage has already been done.

Capital standout McKenzie Johnston commits to Lady Griz | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

July 24, 2014

Last week, Helena Capital standout McKenzie Johnston received one of the biggest phone calls of her life. The caller was Montana Lady Griz head coach Robin Selvig.

Weather Forecast - 60s and 70s today | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 24, 2014

After the passage of a strong cold front, northwest Montana will hang onto a few showers with cloud cover for Thursday.

Details emerging in I-90 shooting near Turah | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 24, 2014

The two suspects captured in Seattle Monday in connection to an attempted murder of a man last week on Interstate 90 have been interviewed, but will not appear in a Missoula courtroom until they are extradited

Weather cuts short search for missing Polson kayaker | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 24, 2014

The ongoing search for a missing kayaker had to be cut a little short on Wednesday because of the weather conditions on Flathead Lake.

Second wildfire spotted south of Cyr Gulch Fire | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 24, 2014

Firefighters are now fighting two wildfires, not far from the old Smurfit-Stone mill.

Man denies charge he tried to kidnap 10-year-old | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

July 23, 2014

A man accused of grabbing a 10-year-old girl as she played with her brother in a Missoula park has pleaded not guilty to attempted kidnapping.

Lightning strike sparks fire near Missoula home | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

July 23, 2014

Breaking overnight, a direct lightning strike in a Missoula neighborhood, ignites a tree threatening a nearby home.

Weather Forecast: Strong thunderstorms today | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 23, 2014

After a very active early morning, skies should clear today allowing temperatures to warm well into the 90s for most valley locations.

Rivers reopened after chemical spill near Bonner | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 23, 2014

The Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers near Missoula have been reopened after Missoula County health officials determined that the chemicals that spilled from a semi truck wreck that went into the Blackfoot River east of Bonner on Tuesday morning are highly diluted and not hazardous.

Semi crash near Bonner forces river closures | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 23, 2014

State wildlife officials have closed down part of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers because of a Tuesday morning semi truck crash on Montana Highway 200.

Western Montana Fair marking its centennial in August | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

July 23, 2014

While the Western Montana Fairgrounds doesn't open its gates until Aug. 5, the two weeks leading up to it are the busiest for event organizers.

Black Bear Euthanized after Charging Picnickers in Glacier Park - Flathead Beacon

July 23, 2014

Glacier National Park rangers euthanized a black bear from the Two Medicine area  July 18 after receiving several reports that the bear exhibited apparent food-conditioned behavior, including an incident in which the bear charged a picnicking family.

Torry Hill ready to start coaching career | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

July 23, 2014

It has been a busy off-season for former Lady Griz star Torry Hill. She recovered after tearing another ACL, graduated from the University of Montana and this week she officially accepted her first job as a basketball coach.

All 12 Griz Football Games in 2014 to be Televised | Make it Missoula

July 22, 2014

All 12 of The University of Montana’s football games in 2014 will once again be televised this season, by either Cowles Montana Media or ROOT Sports, announced UM Athletic Director Kent Haslam today (Tuesday, July 22).

Hail and Flash Floods Could be Headed to Western Montana This Wednesday

July 22, 2014

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service are warning about the possibility of severe thunderstorms this Wednesday, July 23.

Suspects Wanted for Attempted Homicide and Robbery Arrested in Seattle Without Incident [AUDIO]

July 22, 2014

The two individuals wanted by Missoula County authorities for the robbery and attempted homicide of a man who was shot and left to die on I-90 have been arrested in Seattle, Washington. 

Wildfire Prep Week: Recipe for big blaze | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

July 22, 2014

Every fire is different, but the root causes of wildfire can be broken down into three ingredients -- fuel, oxygen and an ignition source.

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

July 22, 2014

Showers have already begun across western Montana Tuesday morning moving from south to north through the region.