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Overheated muffler sparks 152-acre fire near Missoula

Overheated muffler sparks 152-acre fire near Missoula

The grass fire that raced up Upper Miller Creek Road’s northside hill blackened more than 152 acres and reminded Missoulians the 2014 fire season still has some bite.

September 22, 2014 8:27 pm Photos



Guest opinion: NWE dam plan will generate benefits for Montanans

September will be an historic month when our state’s regulatory body, the Public Service Commission, determines whether Montana’s hydro generating dams will pass from Pennsylvania Power and Light to NorthWestern Energy, and be dedicated to serve Montana customers at prices based on cost.

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Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

A school bus soon will resume its afternoon route taking McKinley Elementary students to downtown motels where they are staying with their parents. Another bus will transport children from the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter to Washington Elementary. All around Billings, ch…

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Guest opinion: U.S. DOJ agreements benefit Missoula women

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, together with its U.S. Attorney’s Offices, enforces the nation’s civil rights laws to protect against unlawful discrimination. When civil rights are violated, the department has authority to act, as it did in Missoula. Had the departmen…

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McIver opens with 71 at U.S. Amateur

Billings golfer Brandon McIver shot an even-par 71 Monday during his opening round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Championship in Johns Creek, Ga.

August 11, 2014 1:35 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Billings council should assert city's right to self-government

I met the kid who would quickly become my best friend in the world about 35 years ago. We were sophomores at Hellgate High School in Missoula, both products of middle-class homes. We liked to go to basketball games and see movies with our gang of friends and hang out and do all the things hi…

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2 make initial court appearance in death

MISSOULA — Two suspects in the death of a transient whose body was found in the Clark Fork River in Missoula have made their initial court appearances.

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Stage going up as Missoula stadium gets McCartney concert makeover

Stage going up as Missoula stadium gets McCartney concert makeover

With days to go before the big show, crews were hard at work Friday giving Washington-Grizzly Stadium its Paul McCartney makeover.

August 02, 2014 10:31 am Photos



Guest opinion: AG will help counties prosecute rape cases

Sexual assault is a heinous crime. An authoritative study has concluded that one in three American women will be sexually abused in their lifetime. The physical and emotional damage can be deep and long-lasting. That’s why I took the U.S. Department of Justice’s questions about the handling …

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Mavericks blank Scarlets, 6-0

MISSOULA -- The Billings Scarlets and Missoula Mavericks combined to leave 32 runners on base on Thursday night in Missoula's 6-0 American Legion baseball win.

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State sides with Missoula on water utility taxes

MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Revenue says Mountain Water Co. is still responsible for paying its taxes while the city of Missoula seeks to take over the water and supply distribution company.

May 03, 2014 3:48 pmLoading…
Candlelight vigil honors slain Missoula exchange student

Candlelight vigil honors slain Missoula exchange student

A somber crowd gathered at the Fort Missoula soccer fields Friday night for a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Diren Dede, the 17-year-old German exchange student who was shot and killed in a neighbor's garage early last Sunday morning.

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Rocky women 2nd in Frontier golf

MISSOULA -- Rocky Mountain College's women finished second and the Battlin' Bear men fourth Tuesday at the conclusion of 54 holes of play at the Frontier Conference golf championships, which were held over two days at Larchmont Golf Course.

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UM art museum receives estate commitment

MISSOULA — A California couple with ties to the University of Montana has committed a significant portion of their estate to the university’s Montana Museum of Art and Culture.

April 26, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Do citizens need city protection from bias?

The most heated city hall debate this spring is on an issue that isn’t scheduled to come before the Billings council till June.

April 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Kent Haslam

Kent Haslam

Kent Haslam

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Kent Haslam

Kent Haslam

SPREADING THE WORD: Montana athletic director Kent Haslam addressed a number of issues while in Billings on Thursday, including the construction of a new on-campus student-athlete academic center.

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Bozeman man gets 7 years for child pornography

BOZEMAN — An investigation into reports that a Bozeman man had drilled holes in the attic to observe and record two women in the apartment next to his led to the discovery that he had hundreds of images of child pornography.

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SkyWest plane slides off runway in Missoula

SkyWest plane slides off runway in Missoula

MISSOULA — A SkyWest flight slid off the runway at Missoula International Airport Tuesday morning while making its final turn for takeoff.

March 04, 2014 9:45 am Photos



Lawmakers question Missoula megaload permits, fees

HELENA - A panel of Montana lawmakers on Tuesday questioned Missoula's requirement that companies pay $309 for a permit to move a megaload of oil-refinery equipment through the city, on top of the permit and fees already required by the state.

February 18, 2014 3:36 pmLoading…

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