Missoula Area News

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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!

Montana Ranked 7/6, MSU 10/11 in Football Polls - Flathead Beacon

October 21, 2014

The three teams that are unbeaten in Big Sky Conference play remain ranked in the top 11 of the Football Championship Subdivision polls.

Minnesota Man Arrested with Marijuana on Amtrak - Flathead Beacon

October 21, 2014

A Minneapolis man faces felony drug charges in Montana after a search of the luggage he checked on an Amtrak train turned up more than 31 pounds of marijuana and pot products, officials said.

Folks flock to Garden City Harvest Festival | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 20, 2014

There were a lot of fun activities to keep families busy at the Garden City Harvest Festival over the weekend, and one of the main attractions was the enormous selection of pumpkins for sale.

Mount Jumbo avalanche victim remembered through her art | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 20, 2014

Friends and family of a Missoula artist who died in the Mount Jumbo avalanche last winter celebrated her life and legacy today.

Weather Forecast: Highs in the 70s for Monday | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 20, 2014

Expect one more day of mild weather before we see some big changes on Tuesday. Look for partly cloudy skies today as highs soar well into the 60s and 70s.

Griz Rally to Defeat UC Davis 42-28 (PHOTO GALLERY)

October 20, 2014

Senior halfback Jordan Canada broke loose for three long touchdown runs and senior quarterback Jordan Johnson had two scoring passes and also rushed for a TD, to lead the University of Montana Grizzlies to a 42-28 Big Sky Conference victory over the upset-minded and visiting UC Davis Aggies Saturday afternoon in front of appreciative crowd of 25,7666 fans in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

New recall issued after fatal Montana crash | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 19, 2014

The company that manufactures drivetrains for International fire engines has issued a recall after a fatal crash that killed six people outside Helena.

Last chance to drive to Logan Pass this year | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 19, 2014

This weekend is the last chance to drive to Glacier National Park's Logan Pass this year.

Families celebrate the season with games, pressed cider | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 19, 2014

Missoula families celebrated autumn on Saturday with pressed cider, potato sack races and a hay ride.

Up to 500 people celebrate Harvest Festival at PEAS Farm | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 19, 2014

Missoula families rang in autumn on Saturday at the PEAS Farm in the Rattlesnake Valley with the farm's 9th annual Harvest Festival.

Weather Forecast: More nice weather | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 19, 2014

As we move into the back half of October, we have yet to see a weather system bring a blast of really chilly air. As we look ahead, it looks like it will be awhile before that happens.

Montana ranked third in nation for deer collisions

October 18, 2014

It’s no secret that deer are among the most dangerous creatures on Montana’s roadways, and that animal-vehicle collisions claim lives and cause thousands of dollars in damage every year.

JP candidate Andersen violated campaign laws, commissioner rules

October 18, 2014

Missoula County Justice of the Peace candidate Marie Andersen violated several campaign finance laws by failing to report more than $8,000 in expenditures, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl ruled Thursday.

Sen. Walsh files final fundraising report | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 18, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. John Walsh has filed a final fundraising report after ending his campaign in August.

High School Football Scores for October 17, 2014 | Missoula Sports - NBCMontana.com

October 18, 2014

High School Football Scores for October 17, 2014

Grizzly bear moved from Blackfoot Valley after killing cow | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 18, 2014

State wildlife officials have found a new home for a grizzly bear that recently killed a cow in the Blackfoot Valley.

Missoula Co. officials prepping as if Ebola was here | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 18, 2014

Specialized health facilities in Missoula mean that at some point it's possible an Ebola patient could be sent here - and local emergency response experts say being prepared could save lives.

Weather Forecast: Isolated showers Saturday, fantastic Sunday | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 18, 2014

After a beautiful but pretty chilly start to Friday, we're seeing clouds on the increase from the west-southwest.

UM monitoring student and faculty travel to Ebola affected areas | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 18, 2014

The University of Montana community is a close knit community filled with hundreds of international students and instructors from all over, so could their future travel plans raise Ebola concerns?

Game #7: Griz Host UC Davis Aggies

October 18, 2014

The 6th/7th-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies (4-2/2-0 BSC) start the second half of their season at home, hosting the UC Davis Aggies  (1-5/0-3 BSC) in a Big Sky Conference game in Missoula, on Saturday, Oct. 18.  Kickoff in Washington-Grizzly Stadium (25,217) is at 12:07 p.m.

Kalispell-Born Actress Misty Upham Found Dead in Washington - Flathead Beacon

October 18, 2014

The body of Kalispell-born actress Misty Upham, who was missing for nearly two weeks, was found near Seattle on Thursday.

Old Works Golf Course Faced with Financial Troubles - Flathead Beacon

October 18, 2014

The board that oversees the Old Works Golf Course near Anaconda has voted to close the facility at the end of the month if it doesn’t receive a cash infusion from Atlantic Richfield Co. to continue operating the course that was built on a Superfund site to cap decades of copper smelting waste

Missoula Parks & Rec Hosts Old-Fashioned Fall Family Fest Oct 18 | Make it Missoula

October 17, 2014

Fall is here… it’s time for hayrides, apple cider and old-fashioned harvest festivals. The folks at Missoula Parks and Recreation have cooked up some traditional fall fun and are inviting kids and their families to the 14th Annual Fall Family Fest and Kaboom! Play Day on October 18 at McCormick Park, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Candidates push to define differences in race for House seat | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 17, 2014

For several months, Montana's candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives have been carefully crafting a media image for voters and spending big money to get it.

Attorney jailed for alleged sobriety program violation | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 17, 2014

Missoula attorney David Avery allegedly violated the sobriety and accountability program. Justice Court clerks say he was arrested Wednesday.

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

October 17, 2014

Pleasant weather with above average temperatures is expected to carry us through the upcoming weekend.

Office of Higher Education appeals Jordan Johnson records | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 17, 2014

An agency is fighting the decision to release student records to author Jon Krakauer concerning the disciplinary hearing of University of Montana student Jordan Johnson.

Jason Washington to be released from prison early | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 17, 2014

A U.S. District Judge ruled that former University of Montana quarterback Jason Washington will not spend any more time in prison for operating a medical marijuana business.

Community leaders go over Ebola patient preparedness | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

October 17, 2014

Health officials say they've been receiving emails and calls from community members who are wondering if Missoula could be the next location for an ebola patient.

Charge Dropped in Glacier Park Bear Shooting - Flathead Beacon

October 16, 2014

Federal prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge filed against a 57-year-old Texas man who shot at a grizzly bear that was charging him on a trail in Glacier National Park.

Montana Judge Asked to Decide on Gay Marriage - Flathead Beacon

October 16, 2014

Four couples challenging Montana’s ban on gay marriages have asked a federal judge to decide the issue without going to trial.

Polson Newspaper Editor Denies Obstructing Officer - Flathead Beacon

October 16, 2014

POLSON — A weekly newspaper editor in northwestern Montana has denied charges that he interfered with a Montana Highway Patrol investigation while taking photographs of a two-vehicle crash south of Polson.

Kellie Cole Rubel Named First-Team Preseason All-Big Sky Conference

October 16, 2014

Montana redshirt senior guard Kellie Cole Rubel was named first-team preseason All-Big Sky Conference Wednesday by College Sports Madness.

Mountain Water employees voice concern to city council | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com

October 16, 2014

On Wednesday, the Missoula City Council set a public hearing on whether to authorize the mayor to contract with attorneys and other professionals to acquire Mountain Water.