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Teenage Montana skiers have Olympic team in sights

Teenage Montana skiers have Olympic team in sights

When the sport of slopestyle skiing makes its Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia, in February, two western Montana teenagers hope to be among the U.S. skiers vying for gold.

December 25, 2013 6:00 am Video Photos

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ACLU protests Flathead high school choirs' performance at church

ACLU protests Flathead high school choirs' performance at church

Despite protest from the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, three public high schools in the Flathead Valley will allow their choirs to perform at a Kalispell church Thursday.

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Missoula man says wolf hunter shot, killed pet malamute

Missoula man says wolf hunter shot, killed pet malamute

A Missoula man is heartbroken and angry after a day of cross-country skiing with his malamute dogs near Lolo Pass turned into his worst nightmare Sunday afternoon. Layne Spence was skiing with his three dogs on a quiet logging road in Lee Creek when, according to Spence, a rifle shot echoed …

November 18, 2013 7:30 am Photos

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Missoula homeowner shoots early morning intruder

Missoula homeowner shoots early morning intruder

MISSOULA — Defending his home from an intruder, a 77-year-old Missoula homeowner shot a man in the torso early Sunday morning.

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Police presence increased at Big Sky High after threats to student, teachers

MISSOULA — Police presence has been increased at Big Sky High School because of graffiti found Monday that included a personal threat to a specific student, a bomb threat and derogatory comments about the school’s dean of students and two female students.

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Missoula man dead after accidental shooting

MISSOULA — A 23-year-old Missoula man died early Sunday morning from a gunshot wound to the chest.

August 18, 2013 2:58 pmLoading…
Lightning ignites at least five new wildfires in Missoula area

Lightning ignites at least five new wildfires in Missoula area

MISSOULA — Firefighters in the Missoula area were busy Sunday afternoon trying to quash two new wildfires that were ignited by lightning earlier in the morning.

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Buddhist relics go on display at Missoula College

Buddhist relics go on display at Missoula College

MISSOULA — Like setting a beautiful table for the holidays, a handful of Missoula volunteers on Friday helped to arrange a world-renowned exhibit of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and other Buddhist masters.

August 17, 2013 7:30 am Photos

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Missoula students show off model turbine for harnessing Clark Fork River power

Missoula students show off model turbine for harnessing Clark Fork River power

MISSOULA — While standing knee-deep in the Clark Fork River, Kaleb Renfro and Conner Morisson celebrated the partial success of their homemade low-head turbine.

August 03, 2013 11:26 am Photos

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River requires added focus for yoga class on paddle boards

River requires added focus for yoga class on paddle boards

MISSOULA — Taking their practice to a whole new level, a handful of adventuring yoga students glided into the cool waters of the Clark Fork River on stand-up paddle boards Wednesday afternoon.

July 27, 2013 11:22 pm Video Photos

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Awesome, unique fun: Free summer camp for at-risk Missoula kids

Awesome, unique fun: Free summer camp for at-risk Missoula kids

MISSOULA — A pie in the face and a KISS spoof made a crowd of parents roar with laughter during a talent show and awards ceremony on the last day of a six-week summer arts and leadership camp for Missoula’s at-risk youth.

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11 die in weekend vehicle crashes in western Montana

MISSOULA — It was a tragic weekend across western Montana, with 11 people killed in four different vehicle accidents.

June 17, 2013 6:06 amLoading…

Trustees approve 3% pay raise for Missoula teachers

MISSOULA — A 3 percent base raise for Missoula's public school teachers got the final stamp of approval Tuesday night from school board members.

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Missoula public school to launch state's 1st Spanish immersion program

MISSOULA — When the 2013-14 school year begins, 40 students at Paxson Elementary will pioneer a Spanish immersion program that is being launched by Missoula County Public Schools.

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Optimum fire

Optimum fire

Firefighters fought a stubborn blaze in an outbuilding alongside Highway 93 South on Sunday afternoon.

May 26, 2013 5:33 pmLoading…
Optimum Cable storage shed burns near Florence, but fiber-optic service saved

Optimum Cable storage shed burns near Florence, but fiber-optic service saved

FLORENCE – When the wind kicked up Sunday afternoon it carried a spark from Boyd Lambson’s slash fire, which set off a significant threat to cable and telephone access for the Bitterroot Valley.

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'Bike moms' halfway to $100K needed for Missoula BMX park

'Bike moms' halfway to $100K needed for Missoula BMX park

MISSOULA — When 14-year-old Tanner Olson was killed in a car accident in 2011, his friends and their parents gathered to grieve the loss of his bright spirit.

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Missoula's Celtic Festival celebrates beer's anniversary

Missoula's Celtic Festival celebrates beer's anniversary

MISSOULA — When you want to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a beer named Highlander, what do you do?

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Festivals celebrate delectable Montana huckleberries

From highway truck stops to small-town restaurants, huckleberries can be found seemingly everywhere during the Montana summertime, mixed into just about everything: ice cream and skin cream, syrup and soap.

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Alberton High's sextet of seniors making community a better place

Alberton High's sextet of seniors making community a better place

ALBERTON – They aren’t the smallest graduating class to have ever matriculated from this railroad town’s high school, but the six seniors may be the closest-knit class ever.

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'He saved my life,' girlfriend says of teenager killed on Missoula road

'He saved my life,' girlfriend says of teenager killed on Missoula road

MISSOULA — On the first day of spring break, Chance Geery and his girlfriend walked downtown to browse in secondhand stores, then hit McDonald’s for lunch before strolling back home along the sidewalk on Mullan Road.

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Easter rings in opening day for Missoula's carousel

Easter rings in opening day for Missoula's carousel

MISSOULA — Easter is many things, and for A Carousel for Missoula the holiday is truly the start of the riding season.

March 31, 2013 8:26 pmLoading…
Cat making journey from Missoula to Oregon to reunite with family

Cat making journey from Missoula to Oregon to reunite with family

MISSOULA — There was nothing particularly remarkable about the medium-hair orange cat that a man brought to the Humane Society of Western Montana last week.

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Names of victim, suspect released in fatal Polson stabbing

MISSOULA — Lake County authorities have released the names of the two men involved in a deadly stabbing in Polson early Saturday morning.

March 17, 2013 5:41 pmLoading…
New Montana DEQ director eager for 'daunting mission'

New Montana DEQ director eager for 'daunting mission'

MISSOULA — If you are Tracy Stone-Manning, a person who is passionate about public service and who has spent the past 20 years helping to solve some of the state’s most daunting environmental problems, there is no hesitation about what to do when Montana’s CEO calls and asks for help.

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Global warming activists rally in Missoula to raise awareness

Global warming activists rally in Missoula to raise awareness

MISSOULA — Just as 40,000-some people rallied on the National Mall in the Washington, D.C. to demand action against climate change, a multi-generational crowd in Missoula gathered at the Xs on Sunday with the same mission.

February 17, 2013 6:33 pm Photos

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Whitefish man dead of gunshot wound; girlfriend in custody

MISSOULA — A Whitefish man was killed in a suspected homicide in Whitefish on Saturday night and police have arrested the suspect involved in the death.

February 03, 2013 6:29 pmLoading…
Downtown Missoula kayaking wave in need of repairs

Downtown Missoula kayaking wave in need of repairs

MISSOULA — One of downtown Missoula’s favorite spots is in desperate need of emergency care.

January 20, 2013 10:31 pmLoading…

$1.6M from Washington Foundation funds UM, MCPS partnership

MISSOULA — A groundbreaking partnership between the University of Montana and Missoula’s public schools was sealed Wednesday with a $1.6 million commitment from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.

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Plains woman, 21, killed in three-car collision on Evaro Hill

MISSOULA — A 21-year-old Plains woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a multivehicle crash on Evaro Hill.

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State's 1st school health clinic to open at Missoula elementary school

MISSOULA — Montana’s first-ever school-based health clinic has cleared all the hurdles and is finally moving forward.

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Some Missoula parents say school's holiday program not secular enough

MISSOULA — A group of parents at Chief Charlo Elementary School are so upset over the selection of songs for the school’s holiday music program they are considering legal counsel.

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Missoula woman stabbed 5 times; estranged husband in custody

MISSOULA -- A Missoula woman who was stabbed five times in the chest and neck on Monday afternoon is in stable condition at St. Patrick Hospital, and her husband, the alleged attacker, is in jail.

November 13, 2012 9:22 amLoading…

Missoula man jailed after chase

Missoula police fired a warning shot when a 20-year-old man they believed to be carrying a gun refused to stop for questioning.

November 12, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…
Man taken into custody after Missoula police fire warning shot

Man taken into custody after Missoula police fire warning shot

MISSOULA - A Missoula police officer fired a warning shot late Sunday afternoon when a 20-year-old man suspected of being mentally unstable and carrying a gun refused to stop for questioning.

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Pair of Sentinel High School students makes blankets for kids, homeless

Pair of Sentinel High School students makes blankets for kids, homeless

MISSOULA — A mountain of fleece tie blankets fills the living room of the Gornick family’s home in Missoula’s South Hills.

October 21, 2012 10:15 pmLoading…

Whooping cough outbreak lingers in Western Montana

MISSOULA — It may be forgotten, but the whooping cough outbreak of last spring is not gone.

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2 killed in alleged DUI crash on Interstate 90 near Clinton

MISSOULA - An alleged drunken driver killed himself and an 8-year-old boy in another car when he crashed head-on into a family of four on Interstate 90 early Sunday.

August 05, 2012 2:37 pmLoading…
Search continues for missing hiker in Glacier National Park

Search continues for missing hiker in Glacier National Park

Search and rescue teams are still on the trail of a missing 19-year-old hiker in Glacier National Park.

July 31, 2012 9:16 pmLoading…

Missoula motorcyclist killed in crash with bighorn sheep, SUV

MISSOULA - A Missoula motorcyclist was killed Saturday near Plains when he slammed into a bighorn sheep and was thrown into oncoming traffic.

July 15, 2012 2:19 pmLoading…
Anaconda woman dies in rafting accident on Blackfoot River

Anaconda woman dies in rafting accident on Blackfoot River

BONNER -- An Anaconda woman has died after a floating accident on Wednesday on the Blackfoot River near Bonner.

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Mystery cow mutilation reported near Polson

MISSOULIAN — A strangely mutilated cow found dead southwest of Polson has launched an investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

July 01, 2012 1:20 pmLoading…
References to Griz players, coach removed from sex assault report, emails show

References to Griz players, coach removed from sex assault report, emails show

All references to Grizzlies football players and their coach were removed from a report by an “independent investigator” on allegations of sexual assault at the University of Montana when campus officials released an altered version of the document to the public.

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Emails show UM boosters, alumni demanded answers after coach, AD firings

Emails show UM boosters, alumni demanded answers after coach, AD firings

The triad of investigations into rape and athletics at the University of Montana isn’t the school’s only public relations headache.

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Regional outbreak of whooping cough 'serious'

MISSOULA -- It's official: Western Montana has a regional outbreak of whooping cough, and the illness has been confirmed in Billings, too.

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Missoula considers culling urban deer herd

Missoula considers culling urban deer herd

Urban deer in Missoula, consider yourselves on notice.

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Man seriously injured in Highway 200 crash after stopping to offer motorists help

MISSOULA -- An intended noble act became the scene of a three-vehicle accident that closed Highway 200 near Johnsrud Park on Sunday afternoon for nearly three hours.

February 12, 2012 9:21 pmLoading…
Victim describes surviving 'really freaky' bus wreck

Victim describes surviving 'really freaky' bus wreck

MISSOULA — Doug Taylor remembers somebody saying a heartfelt "Oh Jesus" just as the Rimrock Stages bus careened into the median on Interstate 90 early Sunday morning.

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Investigation into bus crash continues; officials identify 2 killed

Investigation into bus crash continues; officials identify 2 killed

MISSOULA — Missoula County authorities on Monday released the names of two passengers who died in a Rimrock Stages bus crash on icy Interstate 90 near Clinton on Sunday.

January 09, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…
Rimrock Stages bus from Billings crashes near Missoula; 2 dead, 33 injured

Rimrock Stages bus from Billings crashes near Missoula; 2 dead, 33 injured

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: The Missoula Sheriff's Office has identified the two people who died in a bus crash in western Montana as a 56-year-old truck driver and a 60-year-old Chicago woman.

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