This Week’s Missoula News Highlights-Week of Oct 7


Alleged robbery in John Toole Park was part of a drug deal gone bad

Two suspects, who allegedly robbed a man in a Missoula park, are being sought in connection with an earlier robbery in Greenough Park. The two suspects are accused of holding another man at gunpoint a robbing him. The victim originally told investigators that the two men had stolen money from him, but later confessed to authorities drugs had been take. The suspects are believed to be the same men involved in the robbery of an 18-year-old boy earlier this week in Greenough Park. The earlier robbery also involved a broken drug deal. (read more) other links: Greenough assault

A Ronan couple has five horses stolen

Victoria Templer and her husband Kevin reported the possible theft of five of their horses they had grazing in a area the pair had leased. The horses are believed to have been taken in the last month. The 120 acre property, leased by the Templers, showed little to no sign of what happened to the equines. There was no visible sign of damage to any of the fences surrounding the acreage. The horses were brought to the land because the Templers were not going to use them for hunting season. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Department at (406) 883.7279. (read more) other links: Stolen

Roadkill becomes legal to eat in Montana

What’s for dinner? Well, if you are in Montana it might just be roadkill. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved permits for wildlife hit by vehicles. Any driver who accidentally hits an animal on Montana’s roadways may legally print off a permit for the carcass and harvest the animal for food. Wildlife on the roadkill menu is limited to deer, elk, moose, and antelope. Along with the ability to simply print a tag for the animal, a future smartphone application is in the works. So the next time your neighbors offer you some venison, you might want to ask how their Subaru’s front end was caved in. It could be Montana’s official speed bump you are rubbing marinade on. (read more)

Canadian man clocked at 154 mph on I-90

The days of prudent and reasonable speed limits on Montana’s roadways are over, unfortunately someone forgot to mention to Samual Curlett, an Aidrie, Alberta man. The Canadian driver was caught in his black BMW traveling at 150 miles per hour. The driver posted a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to enter a plea in District Court on October 17th. Curlett was charged with felony criminal endangerment for the incident. (read more)



Tom Diddel has lived in Missoula on and off for nearly thirty-eight years. He enjoys skiing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Montana and is currently working as a Freelance Writer and a Para-Educator.




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