Missoula Area News

When it comes to headline news, you can get your Missoula Fix right here. Our staff hand-selects the top recent headlines from worthwhile local media outlets and publishes them via RSS.

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

October 25, 2014

We're seeing a few showers across west central Montana as of early Friday afternoon in somewhat of a thin band. That band will lift northward into the evening taking the showers with it. From the south, drier and clearer air is building in.

Monte makes good with young Griz fan | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 25, 2014

You may recall our story about a few weeks ago when during the University of Montana homecoming parade, two-year-old Berkley Smith missed out on a high five from Monte leading to tears.

Western Montanans gear up for hunting season start | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 25, 2014

Hunters across Montana are gearing up for rifle season with a positive outlook on the horizon for those looking to harvest a deer or elk.

Girlfriend of Missoula murder suspect charged | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 25, 2014

The girlfriend of a man charged with the murder of transient appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Friday to face obstruction charges.

Attorneys File New Petition in Barry Beach Case - Flathead Beacon

October 25, 2014

Attorneys for Barry Beach, who is serving 100 years without the possibility of parole for the 1979 beating death of a high school classmate, are asking the Montana Supreme Court to order him resentenced with consideration for the fact that he was 17 at the time of the offense.

Student Organizes Haunted House to Benefit Missoula Food Bank

October 24, 2014

This October, a local student will transform his home and invite the community to enjoy a haunted hallway in hopes of raising awareness about local hunger, and food for Missoula Food Bank.

Lady Griz Picked Second in Preseason Coaches' Poll

October 24, 2014

The Montana women’s basketball team was picked second in the 2014-15 Big Sky Conference preseason coaches’ poll that was released Wednesday. North Dakota topped a poll that featured four teams receiving first-place votes.

City Accepts $15,000 donation from Little Grizzly Football for youth scholarships

October 24, 2014

On Saturday, October 25, Ward 4 City Council Representative Caitlin Copple and a group of young football players will accept a $15,000 donation from Little Grizzly Sports to fund scholarships to Parks and Recreation’s youth flag football program.

Griz picked 5th & 8th in 2014-15 BSC Preseason Polls

October 24, 2014

The 2014-15 University of Montana men’s basketball team has been ranked fifth and eighth, by the media and the coaches in the Big Sky Conference’s preseason poll which was released today (Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014).

Weather Forecast: Lingering rain showers | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 24, 2014

Look for mostly cloudy skies on Friday with light lingering rain showers. Highs will reach the low to mid 50s, about average for this time of year.

Missoula business hit by utility scam | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 24, 2014

A new scam making the rounds has cost a Missoula business $3,000.

Missoula rape suspect appears in court | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 24, 2014

A rape suspect in Missoula pleaded not guilty Thursday to counts of aggravated assault and intercourse without consent.

Suspect in Missoula transient killing appears in court | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 24, 2014

The suspect accused of shooting and killing a transient man in Missoula made his first court appearance, nearly three months after the alleged crime occurred.

"World's tallest DJ" sits in every Griz stadium seat for a cause | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 24, 2014

The bleachers at Washington Grizzly Stadium were filled Thursday morning, all by the same person.

Kalispell Men Sentenced in Deer Poaching Case - Flathead Beacon

October 24, 2014

Two Kalispell men were fined and lost their hunting privileges for 10 years after being sentenced for poaching 10 white-tailed deer in Kalispell in 2013.

Jordan Graham Appeals Murder Conviction - Flathead Beacon

October 24, 2014

Lawyers for the Kalispell woman who murdered her husband of eight days in Glacier National Park have filed an appeal in federal court.

Crimestoppers tip leads to West Riverside arson suspect | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 23, 2014

An anonymous tip has helped authorities solve a West Riverside arson case.

Missoula's Elbow Room shutting down | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 23, 2014

Wednesday is officially the last day the Elbow Room will be open for business. It was announced this week the restaurant will be closing its doors indefinitely.

Foresters Ball moving back to UM's Schreiber Gym | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 23, 2014

Organizers of the Foresters Ball at the University of Montana needed a change. Next year's event, which will be held in February, is moving from the Adam's Center back to Schreiber Gym, where the ball was held until just a few years ago.

Weather Forecast: Rainy Thursday | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 23, 2014

Widespread showers are expected throughout Thursday with highs in the low to mid 50s.

Missoula Man Gets Deferred Sentence for Beating Girlfriend Unconscious - Flathead Beacon

October 23, 2014

A Missoula man who tried to make his girlfriend cut a tattoo of his name off her chest and then beat her unconscious has been given a deferred sentence, even though the judge said he doesn’t think the defendant can remain law abiding for three years.

Supreme Court Race Takes on Partisan Edge - Flathead Beacon

October 23, 2014

A nonpartisan race for Montana Supreme Court has taken a distinctly partisan edge, with challenger Lawrence VanDyke trying to cast Justice Mike Wheat as a liberal activist judge as his Republican backers pour tens of thousands of dollars into ads to support that message.

Accused Killer Kevin Lino Returned to Missoula to Face Murder Charges

October 23, 2014

Accused killer Kevin Lino has been returned to Missoula to face charges of deliberate homicide in the death of a transient whose body was recovered from the Clark Fork River.

Officials consider building new high school for Hellgate Elementary | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 23, 2014

The idea of building a new high school for the flourishing Hellgate Elementary School has been met with mixed emotions.

Missoula fight to take over Mountain Water tops $740K | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 23, 2014

Depositions are now underway in the City of Missoula's case to take over Mountain Water Company - and as the battle moves forward, the expenses are adding up.

Woman arrested after Missoula crash | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 23, 2014

A Wednesday evening crash in Missoula sent one pole to the ground and one woman to jail.

Game #8: Griz at Cal Poly | Make it Missoula

October 22, 2014

The 6th/7th-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies (5-2/3-0 BSC) are on the road this Saturday, Oct. 25, playing the Cal Poly Mustangs (4-3/3-1 BSC) in a Big Sky Conference game in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Kickoff in Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075) is at 7:07 p.m. (Mountain time).

Insurance Commissioner’s Office Encourages Montanans to Consider Earthquake Insurance

October 22, 2014

Thousands are preparing for a statewide earthquake drill tomorrow and Jennifer McKee with the Commissioner’s Office reminds Montanans not to assume their homeowner’s insurance policy will cover damage caused by an earthquake because—chances are, it probably doesn’t.

Phone scammer poses as police department | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 22, 2014

Missoula police started receiving complaints from people who say they've received phone calls from a man who claims to be with the police department. The caller ID can be tracked to the police department.

First Alert Forecast: Morning fog and a break from rain | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 22, 2014

Wednesday will much drier than Tuesday was, but showers are again on the horizon.

Weather Forecast - Active weather week | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 22, 2014

Fog has developed across much of western Montana Wednesday morning. Visibility will be reduced for early commuters.

Bond set at $50K in Missoula home invasion case | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 22, 2014

A man who is accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and her dog with a butcher knife appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Monday

Missoula crash sends one to the hospital | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 22, 2014

Traffic was backed up on Reserve Street after a two vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon.

$30K in tobacco products reported stolen from Missoula company | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 22, 2014

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of nearly $30,000 worth of tobacco products from North Park Transportation near the Wye.

Man to Plead Guilty in Oil Patch Killing of Teacher Sherry Arnold - Flathead Beacon

October 22, 2014

A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a small-town Montana high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker side of the Northern Plains’ oil boom.

How St. Patrick Hospital is Preparing Protocols for Possible Ebola Case

October 21, 2014

Missoula’s St. Patrick Hospital issued a press release on Friday, outlining protocols for the possibility of receiving a patient with Ebola, or another serious infectious disease.

Winter Weather Awareness Week being marked in Missoula | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 21, 2014

This week has been designated Montana Winter Weather Awareness Week by the National Weather Service.

Missoula man arrested after pogo stick attack | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 21, 2014

Missoula Police arrested a man for allegedly chasing a group of teenage girls while attempting to hit them with a pogo stick.

Council sets another meeting on Mountain Water purchase | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 21, 2014

Questions about the transparency of Mayor John Engen's bid to take over Mountain Water Company will bring the issue before the public once again

Weather Forecast: Highs struggle to reach the 50s today | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 21, 2014

What a HUGE difference just 24 hours can make!