Missoula Area News

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Video Forecast: Increasing winds Saturday | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

February 6, 2016

here are snow and wind concerns for western Montana.

MSU student dies in backcountry ski accident | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

February 6, 2016

A Montana State University student from Anchorage, Alaska was found dead after failing to return from a backcountry ski trip in the Hyalite Canyon south of Bozeman.

Kentucky transfer Phillips will add QB depth for Griz | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

February 6, 2016

With signing day in the books, Griz football fans are already anxious to think about the future for these 32 signees. Most of these athletes, 24 to be exact, will be true freshman in the fall with little chance to see the field on game day.  However, for the eight junior transfers that could be a different story.

Avalanche danger on the rise in the Mission Mountains - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 6, 2016

This time of year, snow and cold weather are constantly changing and because of all the snow that's been falling on Western Montana, it's important to know about avalanche dangers.

Missoula Co approves architect fee changes for courthouse projec - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 6, 2016

Missoula County commissioners are endorsing some higher costs for courthouse renovation with staffers saying the additional costs are tied to preserving historic features on the third floor.

Weather Forecast: Winter weather advisories issued - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 6, 2016

After a quiet Friday, our next system will move in overnight with another round of precipitation.

Marijuana debate heating up in Montana - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 6, 2016

The debate over marijuana is heating up in Montana.

Montana Innocence Project helps secure new trial for man convict - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 6, 2016

Nearly 19 years ago, Richard Raugust of Trout Creek was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his childhood best friend Joe Tash. 

Super Bowl 50 Extra Patrols | MakeItMissoula

February 6, 2016

The Missoula Police Department, along with the Montana Highway Patrol and the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, are urging football fans to call the play now: drinking OR driving, not both.

Hornets Rally to Defeat Griz | MakeItMissoula.com

February 5, 2016

It was a tale of two halves for the Montana men’s basketball team on Saturday. After a rock solid first half by the Grizzlies, Sacramento State erased a 20-point lead in the second, defeating UM 83-79 in California.

Lady Griz Hold Off Hornets | MakeItMissoula

February 5, 2016

Montana survived Thursday night — and that’s the right term, because no one really beats Sacramento State as much as they just hope to come out the other end with bodies intact and holding a W — and snapped a four-game losing streak in the process with a 90-83 win over the Hornets at Dahlberg Arena.

Lawmakers introduce bill to make women register for draft | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

February 5, 2016

Two Republican congressmen who are military veterans introduced a bill requiring women to register for the draft.

2 suspects in Lolo blow dart spree will not be jailed - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 5, 2016

Two of the three men accused of shooting pets in Lolo with blow darts last fall appeared in court Thursday for the very first time, both facing felony animal cruelty charges. 

Ex-Sen. Walsh lands job in Montana with federal agency - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 5, 2016

Former U.S. Sen. John Walsh has been appointed the state director of the USDA Rural Development agency in Montana.

Weather Forecast: Wintry mix this weekend - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 5, 2016

Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies for Friday with highs well into the 30s and even a few low 40s.

Victims' Rights Initiative Gathers Steam in Montana - Flathead Beacon

February 5, 2016

HELENA— Backers of a ballot measure to expand rights for crime victims and their families say they have enough signatures to put the Marsy’s Law initiative before voters in November.

Evergreen Man Accused of Murdering Toddler to Change Plea - Flathead Beacon

February 5, 2016

The Evergreen man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son is scheduled to appear at a change of plea hearing next week.

Video Forecast: Snow will impact travel today | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

February 4, 2016

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Lookout, Lolo, and Lost Trail passes. Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are possible through Thursday. Seeley Lake and Evaro will could see up to 4 inches.

UM aims to upgrade bus fleet to electric | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

February 4, 2016

The University of Montana will purchase two new electric buses this year.

Montana man gets prison for casino robbery, embezzlement | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

February 4, 2016

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing the Gray Wolf Peak Casino and embezzling money from clients of his contracting company has been sentenced 29 years in prison.

Weather Forecast - Snow on Thursday - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 4, 2016

Our next storm system will bring widespread valley and mountain snow to western Montana on Thursday.

UM president's mid-year report learns from the past, focuses on - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 4, 2016

Under the shadow of budget cuts and layoffs, University of Montana President Royce Engstrom delivered his mid-year report Wednesday evening.  

Kalispell Man Arrested After Using Bear Spray on Officers - Flathead Beacon

February 4, 2016

A Kalispell man is facing charges of assault on a peace officer after allegedly attacking two sheriff’s deputes with bear spray earlier this week.

Former Butte Band Teacher Enters Sex Assault Plea - Flathead Beacon

February 4, 2016

A 27-year-old former Butte high school band teacher has entered a plea on charges that he sexually assaulted a student and provided alcohol to other students.

Montana U.S. House Candidate Acknowledges She is Gay - Flathead Beacon

February 4, 2016

By some accounts, the sexual orientation of Montana’s superintendent of schools, Denise Juneau, was an open secret.

Grizzlies Announce Incoming Class of 2016 | MakeItMissoula

February 4, 2016

Montana head coach Bob Stitt unveiled his second recruiting class Wednesday, welcoming 31 players to the University of Montana on national signing day.

Mom Seeks Medical Expenses for Child with Cystic Fibrosis - Flathead Beacon

February 3, 2016

BOZEMAN — A Montana mother is suing her health care providers because they failed to diagnose her unborn daughter’s cystic fibrosis, denying her a chance to have an abortion.

Montana voters look forward to primary election | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

February 3, 2016

The last presidential primary was in 2012, and Montanans are already planning their votes for 2016.

Missoula authorities develop new protocol for processing rape kits | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

February 3, 2016

Montana's attorney general asked every local law enforcement agency in the state to count how many unprocessed rape kits are still sitting in evidence rooms.  Tim Fox wants to find the best way to get rape kits sent to the crime lab and tested.

Loyola speech and debate wins with practice and passion - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 3, 2016

It's not a bad problem to have. Loyola Sacred Heart High school is out of room for all it's state champion speech and debate trophies. And now there's another one to add to the pile - this past weekend, the Loyola Speech and Debate team won its 33rd State B Championship.

Grizzlies in 1st thanks to the tough road - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 3, 2016

Winning on the road in conference play usually is one of the hardest things to do, but the Big Sky leading Grizzlies have made it a habit.

Snowmobiler rescued near Idaho border after hitting tree - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 3, 2016

A man who was injured after his snowmobile struck a tree had to be rescued on Tuesday.

UM becomes first college to offer transportation via electric bu - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 3, 2016

UM students will become the first in the country to be shuttled around on all electric buses later this year, with the Associated Students of the University of Montana buying a pair of the battery-electric buses.

Weather Forecast: Beautiful day for Wednesday - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana

February 3, 2016

Dense freezing fog will impact travelers this Wednesday. Expect visibility at times as low as ¼ mile especially across portions of northwest Montana.

Flathead Student Who Allegedly Brought Gun to School Held on $35,000 Bond - Flathead Beacon

February 3, 2016

The 16-year-old Flathead High School student who allegedly brought a loaded revolver to school last week could face five misdemeanor charges stemming from the incident.

Montana State Isn't Renewing Contract of Athletic Director - Flathead Beacon

February 3, 2016

BOZEMAN — Montana State University announced it isn’t renewing the contract of athletic director Peter Fields.

Safety Board Calls For Tougher DUI Laws - Flathead Beacon

February 3, 2016

In an effort to reduce drunken driving across the country, the National Transportation Safety Board is calling on states to reduce the legal limit from a 0.08 blood-alcohol content to 0.05 or lower.

This Week's Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 1

February 2, 2016

Missoula exhibits, Missoula concerts, and Missoula arts and culture...all brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.

Browning Closes City Offices Amid Financial Crisis - Flathead Beacon

February 2, 2016

The city of Browning was closed on Feb. 1, nearly a week after the mayor told its seven employees the city couldn’t afford to keep paying them.

Montana ranks high in suicide rates, summit looks to raise awareness | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

February 2, 2016

t is a sobering statistic, but Montana ranks in the top five for overall suicide rates in the nation and has for the last 40 years. On Monday, Montana State University hosted its first statewide Summit on Suicide Prevention, with the hope of changing that statistic.