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USFWS survey documents grizzly bears in Bitterroot headwaters

USFWS survey documents grizzly bears in Bitterroot headwaters

The first summer of the two-year Southwest Grizzly Bear DNA Project is over, and the results documented the presence of two grizzly bears near the headwaters of the East Fork of the Bitterroot River, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement. Read More

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October 14, 2021

In Missoula, jobs abound and wages rise, but employees hard to find

In Missoula, jobs abound and wages rise, but employees hard to find

While Missoula's economy weathered the pandemic better than most and has recovered faster, one issue remains a challenge for area businesses – a lack of employees. Read More

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October 14, 2021

Missoula partnership looks to build “inclusive and resilient” economy

Missoula partnership looks to build “inclusive and resilient” economy

A year ago, most business and economic leaders in Missoula hoped the economy would find its way back to pre-pandemic norms by now. But as the pandemic grinds on, there's a new realization that things may never be the same, and it's time to plan for an altered economic future. Read More

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October 14, 2021

Missoula’s ClassPass acquired by Mindbody; Missoula office to remain open

Missoula’s ClassPass acquired by Mindbody; Missoula office to remain open

The subscription-based fitness company that located an office in downtown Missoula nearly four years ago has been acquired by a rival company in an all-stock deal, ClassPass and Mindbody announced on Wednesday. Read More

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October 14, 2021

City Council: Opportunity for all and taxes divide Ward 4 candidates

City Council: Opportunity for all and taxes divide Ward 4 candidates

Alan Ault, who ran unsuccessfully four years ago, and Mike Nugent, a local businessman, touched on their goals if elected to council in November. Ault is running on taxes while Nugent looks to ensure the next generation has opportunities to thrive. Read More

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October 14, 2021

Blackfeet Tribe mourns the passing of Chief Earl Old Person

Blackfeet Tribe mourns the passing of Chief Earl Old Person

The Blackfeet Tribe announced on Wednesday evening that Earl Old Person, the longest serving elected tribal official in the U.S., has died at the age of 92. Read More

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October 14, 2021

Montana’s congressional delegation should back American Families Plan 

Montana’s congressional delegation should back American Families Plan 

Service Employees International Union Montana writes, "The plan also puts the country on an aggressive path toward cutting carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2030.  It would require utilities to cut emissions by 4% each year and incentivize the construction of clean energy projects." Read More

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October 14, 2021

Sustainable Missoula: Local climate action continues with new Carbon Offset Program

Sustainable Missoula: Local climate action continues with new Carbon Offset Program

Cornerstone Apartments provides a blueprint on how collaboration and persistence can help Missoula address both climate change and the immediate challenges of housing those most in need. Read More

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November 13, 2020

Voices: Montana PSC needs Tranel for a renewable, affordable energy future

Voices: Montana PSC needs Tranel for a renewable, affordable energy future

The current Commission has repeatedly stalled efforts to transition to renewable energy with biased and unsound regulations and continually engaged in childish behaviors, such as spying on one another’s emails. Read More

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March 5, 2020

Lindeen to step down as MT Democratic Party executive director

Lindeen to step down as MT Democratic Party executive director

State Democratic Party Chair Robyn Driscoll said Monica Lindeen would stay on as executive director as the party searches for her replacement, but the end of the year. Read More

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October 22, 2019