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Bitterroot College moves to new location in downtown Hamilton | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.comAugust 1, 2015
Friday was a landmark day for Bitterroot College-University of Montana in Hamilton. The college moved from its old location on Old Corvallis Road to a roomier spot downtown.
The United States Department of Agriculture says extreme drought is now affecting parts of western Montana.
With fire danger remaining "very high", managers of the Western Montana Fair are deciding to ban all smoking on the fairgrounds during the event in a couple of weeks.
We're saying goodbye to what meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Missoula say was a strange month for weather when compared to years past.
When the Ogren family started their Toyota dealership in 1973, some Montana customers were reluctant to buy "foreign" cars. But now more than 40 years later, it's hard to tell where your new car is made in today's global marketplace.
In something of a poker game, the city of Missoula and Mountain Water Co. waited until the close of business Friday to reveal their respective appointees to the commission that will establish the value of Missoula's public drinking water system.
An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a family that stopped to help him on a Montana roadside was released from a Wyoming jail two weeks earlier while facing unrelated burglary and drug charges, a court official said Friday.
A record number of visitors combined with a wildfire that has shut down the east side of Going-to-the-Sun Road have created unprecedented congestion in Glacier National Park, according to the National Park Service.
HELENA — The Helena National Forest is trying to figure out who vandalized pictographs dating back from hundreds to thousands of years ago in Hellgate Canyon.
A Missoula man who told police last November he was a member of the 18th Street Crips after a botched burglary received a three-year deferred sentence Thursday morning.
The Scolatti family has filed an objection to the release of an investigative report on the May 6 shooting that left three Missoula residents dead in a double murder-suicide.
GOING-TO-THE-SUN-ROAD – As firefighter-plumbed sprinklers spit water around the Rising Sun Motor Inn on Thursday, trees underneath a cliff, maybe 50 yards behind the general store, torched into balls of flame.
Friends and family of a Stevensville motel manager missing for nine days are anxious, worried and puzzled over his disappearance. Billy David Fox was last seen at St. Mary's Lookout Inn near the Stevensville Y, just off Highway 93, on Tuesday, July 21.
A new tourism report says visitor spending went up about 7 percent in 2014. We're told people are spending the money on retail items and museums.
PRYOR - The name of the suspect in Wednesday's double homicide in Pryor has been confirmed and identified as Jesus Deniz Mendoza, 18, of Worland, Wyo.
Expect dry conditions & mainly sunny skies into the weekend as we sit under a strong, upper level ridge of high pressure. Let me tell you, it’s going to get hot… but just think of the immediate Pacific Northwest coast where folks from Seattle, Wa. all the way down to Eugene, Or. are under either Heat Advisories or Excessive Heat Warnings where temps will approach 105°+!
Friday marks the end of an era for a Missoula auto dealership, which is switching from local ownership to a regional chain after decades of serving Western Montana.
Community Medical Center has been the baby hospital in Missoula for over 40 years, but now the crib has company. St. Patrick Hospital is now also in the baby business and will open its new facility next week.
ST. MARY – Investigators believe the 3,170-acre Reynolds Creek fire in Glacier National Park was human-caused. National Park Service law enforcement officers are seeking the public’s help with clues about how the fire was ignited.
The sentencing of a 55-year-old Missoula man accused of attempting to have sex with a police officer posing as a 12-year-old girl in 2013 has been continued.
A new maternity unit is nearly ready to open in Missoula. NBC Montana got a tour of the Family Maternity Center on the third floor of St. Patrick Hospital's Broadway building on Wednesday.
The Lake County man who shot and killed a 3-year-old boy last year will spend the next 10 years in the Montana State Prison.
BILLINGS — A man who was stopped along a road on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation gunned down a family who tried to help him Wednesday, killing the couple and wounding their daughter, a relative said.
When the first large wildfire of the season erupts, there are various opinions about the underlying cause and how news organizations should cover the event. There are those who prefer that attention shift to the costs of fires and litigation’s role in preventing proper forest management.
Western Montana fair-goers will find a few hours less to enjoy the carnival this year. But fair managers say the changes should help iron out operational problems that have plagued that part of the fair in recent years.
The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing 41-year-old Stevensville man.
Logan Pass on the Going to the Sun Road is once again open, but on Wednesday was anything but business as usual.
The heat returns today! A ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the next days bringing dry conditions and near record highs temperatures.
Macey Newbary set the tone on offense and defense for Missoula on Tuesday night as the Zoo-Town all stars cruised past Hawaii 9-0 in the Senior League Western Regional championship game. With the victory Missoula finished with a perfect 9-0 record at the tournament and will be heading back to the Senior League World Series in Delaware, where they finished as runner-up to Indiana a season ago.
Man found dead in St. Patrick Hospital's parking lot identified | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.comJuly 29, 2015
Missoula officials have identified a man found dead in an SUV in the St. Patrick Hospital parking lot.
Very patchy frost will be possible Wednesday morning across some of western Montana’s valleys due to the cooler airmass left in place from this system (that combined with clearing skies).
The man who was sentenced to five years in prison for breaking into and destroying a Kalispell health clinic has filed a notice of appeal with the Montana Supreme Court.
A Spokane resident has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Jake Colvin, a 25-year-old man from Valley, Washington, who was found dead in a sport utility vehicle parked outside of St. Patrick Hospital on Sunday afternoon.
Visitors are again roaming the St. Mary Visitor Center just days after a massive wildfire shut down a section of Glacier National Park.
Missoula council sets date for hearing on exotic animal ordinance | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.comJuly 28, 2015
On Monday night Missoula's city council set a date for a public hearing, on August 10, about a potential ban on exotic animal performances.
A potent system continues to track through the region bringing some incredibly beneficial moisture, but also, an unusual dose of cooler air! I mean, snow levels are down to around 8,000’ (sometimes a touch lower with heavier showers)! NWS Great Falls reported accumulating snow on the summit of Lone Peak (11,166’) in the central Madison Range, too!
A Missoula business owner is in police custody after allegedly firing a handgun inches from his partner's face during a dispute about infidelity on Friday night.
Missoula police are investigating a possible homicide after responding to a report of a dead man in a vehicle parked at St. Patrick Hospital.
In Mick Delaney's three seasons at Montana, the Grizzlies won 24 games. Delaney is one of the organizers of a special fundraising golf event for UM football this Thursday and Friday in Missoula. The event will draw a number of former Griz football dignitaries.
Chuck and Mary Erickson were given the 2015 Land Stewardship Award by the Missoula County Commission for their work to restore the health of their property along the Clark Fork River east of Missoula. From getting rid of weeds to planting native species to cleaning up decades of scrap metal and debris, the couple’s work has often gone hand in hand with the cleanup of pollutants at the old Milltown Reservoir site.