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Wagenmann Named Big Sky's Defensive Player of the Year

November 27, 2014

University of Montana defensive end Zack Wagenmann has been named the Big Sky Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, and a total of 21 players from the Grizzlies’ 2014 team received recognition, the league announced today.

Montana Hosts San Diego in FCS Playoff Game Nov. 29

November 27, 2014

The #11/#12-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies (8-4) will host the University of San Diego Toreros (9-2) in a first round NCAA FCS Playoff game, Saturday, Nov. 29, with kickoff in Washington-Grizzly Stadium at 2:05 p.m. (Mtn.).

Lake County Leader Editor Wants Charges Dropped - Flathead Beacon

November 26, 2014

A northwestern Montana newspaper editor who was arrested at the scene of a highway accident says he was covering the news and is asking a court to dismiss charges that he interfered with a crash investigation and resisted arrest.

Weather Forecast - Holiday Travel Impact | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 26, 2014

Most of the precipitation that brought snow overnight will shift into northwest Montana throughout the day. Snow levels will be on the rise with most valley locations seeing large rain by this afternoon.

WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

November 26, 2014

WINTER STORM WARNING for Glacier Park south to the Seeley-Swan areas, along the divide to the Bozeman area. A storm total of of 2 to 8 inches in the valleys and 8 to 18 inches in the mountains. 

Missoula bus billboard raising questions | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 26, 2014

A billboard on a Mountain Line bus in Missoula has been an attention grabber with people wondering, what's that about?

Woman driving too fast for conditions hurt in crash near Clinton | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 26, 2014

A 19-year-old Corvallis woman is in the hospital after the car she was driving spun out on Interstate 90 east of Missoula Tuesday morning.

State responds to latest defense objections in Kaarma trial | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 26, 2014

Prosecutors aren't objecting to several restrictions defense attorneys are asking for during the trial of a Missoula man accused of shooting a teen that broke into his garage.

Frontier will return to Missoula airport next summer | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

November 25, 2014

Missoula airport officials say Frontier Airlines plans to return to Missoula for direct flights to and from Denver starting on May 14, 2015.

Weather Forecast: Heavy mountain snow | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 25, 2014

Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected Tuesday morning across mainly west central and southwest Montana.

Possible mountain lion sighting reported near Missoula school | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 25, 2014

State wildlife officials are investigating a possible mountain lion sighting near Hawthorne School.

Missoula deputy okay after flipping vehicle | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 25, 2014

A Missoula County Sheriff's Office deputy is okay after flipping his pickup truck on U.S. Highway 93 in Missoula early Monday morning.

Hosting playoff game a lucrative opportunity for UM | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 25, 2014

Securing a home playoff game not only brings fans to the stadium, it also brings money to the University.

Regents Discuss Tuition, Budgets, Faculty Pay - Flathead Beacon

November 25, 2014

The Montana Board of Regents discussed proposed in-state tuition freezes, state funding and faculty pay during a two-day meeting in Missoula.

Hermanson and Johnson Named Big Sky's Players of the Week | Make it Missoula

November 25, 2014

The University of Montana’s Jordan Johnson and Matt Hermanson have been named the Big Sky Conference’s final ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season, the league office announced today.

Johnson & Wagenmann Named UM Co-MVPs | Make it Missoula

November 25, 2014

Seniors Jordan Johnson and Zack Wagenmann were named the co-recipients of the University of Montana’s Steve Carlson Award (Most Valuable Player) Sunday afternoon at the team’s 2014 Football Awards Banquet held at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Glacier County Officers Searching for Three Missing on Mission Lake - Flathead Beacon

November 25, 2014

The Glacier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of two men and a woman who apparently went missing Nov. 22 near Mission Lake during a fishing trip.

Grand Jury Won't Indict Ferguson Cop in Shooting - Flathead Beacon

November 25, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. – A grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

Montana schools receive a D- on infrastructure report | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

November 24, 2014

Engineers gave Montana public schools a D- grade for the poor state of their school buildings.

Montana Hosts San Diego in 1st Round FCS Playoff Game Nov. 29

November 24, 2014

The University of Montana Grizzlies received an at-large berth to compete in the 2014 NCAA Division I Football Championship, and will host the University of San Diego Toreros, Saturday, Nov. 29, at 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) in UM’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The game will be aired on ESPN3.

Weather Forecast: Wet week ahead | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 24, 2014

With most of the snow coming to an end, the main concern Monday morning will be icy road conditions. Look for partly cloudy skies by this afternoon with highs in the 30s and 40s.

Documents Show Lapses at Hamilton Federal Bio Lab - Flathead Beacon

November 24, 2014

BOZEMAN — Several security violations — including workers failing to swipe their own key cards to access secure areas — occurred at a federal laboratory in Hamilton where employees are working on a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus, documents show.

Autopsy in Charlo Shooting Shows Victim was Shot in Head - Flathead Beacon

November 24, 2014

The Lake County coroner released the results of an autopsy performed on a fatal shooting victim from Charlo, and the results showed the woman died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Griz get clutch win in 114th Brawl of the Wild : Griz Football

November 23, 2014

In 50 years of coaching, Mick Delaney never felt anything quite like this.

Tester tours UM's Blackstone Launchpad program | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 23, 2014

While in Missoula for the Griz-Cat game, Senator John Tester stopped by campus a day early to get an update on the Blackstone Launchpad.

Weather Forecast: Higher elevation snow | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 23, 2014

It was a wet start across Western Montana as a cold front swept through the area early this morning. We've seen a mixed bag of weather behind the cold front. We've seen periods of very strong winds, with a mostly cloudy sky and snow showers. Snow showers will continue into the overnight hours and early Sunday.

Griz Maul the Cats 34-7 in 114th Brawl of the Wild (PHOTO GALLERY)| Make it Missoula

November 23, 2014

The defense took advantage of seven turnovers and Jordan Canada and Jordan Johnson paced the offense, as the 13-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies defeated the 12th-ranked Montana State Bobcats in a must-win Big Sky Conference game for UM Saturday afternoon.

Bitterroot Cat-Griz fans prepare for game, tailgate parties | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

November 22, 2014

Caravans of fans will be traveling north from the Bitterroot to the game this weekend.

Weather Forecast: Heavy mountain snow on tap this weekend | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 22, 2014

Looks like we're in for some significant mountain snow this weekend! Valleys look to see a rain/snow mix Friday night through Saturday, but we could see snow levels dropping to all valley floors as early as Saturday evening.

Fans happy to see retro Griz gear | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 22, 2014

Old school fashionistas were all grins on Friday as the University of Montana released its one-year comeback of the school's traditional classic copper, gold and silver colors.

Montana’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.5 Percent - Flathead Beacon

November 22, 2014

While Montana’s unemployment rate in October dropped down to 4.5 percent, Flathead County’s moved up 0.3 percentage point, reaffirming that the busy summer season has come to a close.

State's Arguments in Gay Marriage Case Due Feb. 27 - Flathead Beacon

November 22, 2014

Opening arguments from Montana’s attorney general are due Feb. 27 in his appeal of a federal court order that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.

Warning issued after fake money found in Lolo | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 22, 2014

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for counterfeit money circulating around Lolo after getting a report of phony money being found at the McDonald's restaurant on U.S. Highway 93 South.

Extra security planned for Griz-Cat football game | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 22, 2014

A standing room only crowd is expected for Saturday's big game between the Grizzlies and the Bobcats, which has the University of Montana Police Department preparing for the cross state matchup.

Dual enrollment cited as key factor for increased numbers | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

November 21, 2014

The University of Montana saw a 3.9-percent decrease in enrollment this year, compared to the previous year, but officials are pleased to see an increase of about 7 percent in the freshman class.

Same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses in Missoula | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 21, 2014

Some same sex couples wasted no time applying for marriage licenses in Missoula on Thursday morning - hours after a federal judge struck down Montana's ban on same sex marriages.

Judge again denies Markus Kaarma Change of Venue request | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 21, 2014

A Missoula District judge has denied for a third time Markus Kaarma's request to move his upcoming murder trial out of Missoula County.

Missoula police investigating alleged rape | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 21, 2014

Missoula Police detectives say they are investigating a report of an alleged rape of woman that happened early Saturday morning.

Bullock discusses higher education priorities at UM | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 21, 2014

Governor Steve Bullock continued the push for his top education priorities early Thursday morning at the University of Montana.

Mountain Line rolls out new buses | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

November 21, 2014

For over a decade, the teal, yellow and dazzling hot-pink of Mountain Line buses have kept Missoulains riding in 90s nostalgia.