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MISSOULA — Mountain Water Co. is slated to be acquired by a Canadian utility as part of a sale agreement with Western Water Holdings of the Carlyle Group, according to a news release Friday from the potential purchaser, Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. of Ontario.
No foul play is suspected in the death of a man found late Thursday afternoon near the Van Buren Street footbridge, according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office.
The city of Missoula’s legal work in pursuit of its public drinking water system has shown that the Carlyle Group repeatedly misled the people of Missoula, according to attorneys from Boone Karlberg.
MISSOULA — Last month, Casey Allen’s lawyer asked the Ravalli County District Court to delay her felony trial because the 21-year-old was pregnant and wanted to go to drug treatment, according to a court transcript.
MISSOULA — Missoula County District Court should strike the city of Missoula’s brief in a petition to review a recent rate case because the document is full of “immaterial, impertinent, (and) scandalous” information, according to the Montana Public Service Commission.
MISSOULA — Lawyers for a man accused of deliberate homicide in the death of a German exchange student are taking another shot at moving the trial outside Missoula County.
MISSOULA — The Missoula Public Library plans to construct a new building at its current location — and it’s no longer pursuing the Missoula Mercantile.
MISSOULA — On Day 11 of her campaign for the U.S. Senate, Amanda Curtis released a six-point plan to improve education for students.
MISSOULA — The city of Missoula is alleging the Montana Public Service Commission held “unlawful ex parte communications” with Mountain Water Co. and The Carlyle Group, according to a brief it filed last week in Missoula County District Court.
MISSOULA — People who are homeless do get free bus tickets to Missoula.
MISSOULA — Opponents of a clothing-optional bike ride packed City Council Chambers on Monday to demand the city stop the Aug. 17 event – and rescind a permit for “Bare as You Dare.”
A few years ago, Emily Fisher helped some friends clear branches from ponderosa pines near Placid Lake. “They got me up in one of those trees, and I loved every second of it,” she said. She loved it so much, in fact, she moved to Seattle to learn the art and profession of tree climbing from…
MISSOULA — A young girl was pulled from the water and resuscitated Monday at Splash Montana, according to the Missoula Parks and Recreation Department.
MISSOULA — Chris Hahn sat down at the upright piano outside Higgins Plaza, and played part of a Chopin etude on the Kurtzmann manufactured in 1910.
MISSOULA — Jamee Greer started his human rights career in Missoula in 2006, and since then he’s tackled social justice initiatives around Montana.
MISSOULA — Beer unites – so said the owner of One Nation Brewing Co.
MISSOULA — They trample flower gardens.
MISSOULA — “It’s a funny little street, this part of Harrison.”
An urban art park and sculptures are coming to downtown Missoula.
Joe Knapp doesn’t care who pays Mountain Water Co.’s tax bills as long as Missoula County Public Schools gets its $365,000.
Mayor John Engen’s bid to condemn Mountain Water Co. will cost the city of Missoula an estimated $900,000 a year in property taxes while the eminent domain case is in litigation in Missoula County District Court, according to a letter from a Mountain Water lawyer and data from the company.
MISSOULA — This year, flowers and shrubs will grow along the boulevard on part of Van Buren Street, a major gateway to the Rattlesnake Valley.
MISSOULA — Missoula County Commissioner Bill Carey left his duties for five weeks in late 2012 with no explanation to the public.
MISSOULA — The Missoula Democratic Central Committee adopted a resolution this month calling on the Missoula County attorney and Board of County Commissioners to “realign their financial resources to create meaningful improvements in addressing sexual assault cases.”
MISSOULA — Jan and Harold Hoem put nearly 5,000 miles on the road in three trips to southeastern Montana and northeastern Wyoming to tell a story about coal exports to Asia.
One Nation Brewing Co. has signed a buy-sell on a West Broadway property off the Clark Fork River and across the street from the new Poverello Center.
The city of Missoula filed for condemnation of Mountain Water Co. on Wednesday in District Court, seeking to take ownership of its public water system from The Carlyle Group.
MISSOULA — A perennial political candidate’s insistence on the resignation of Missoula City Councilwoman Caitlin Copple after Copple’s reference to “those of us who don’t have penises” has gone unheeded – so Kandi Matthew-Jenkins has filed a “hate crime and bias” report at City Hall.
Mayor John Engen has made his final argument that the Carlyle Group should accept the city of Missoula’s offer to negotiate a purchase of Mountain Water Co.
The elections for Missoula County attorney and sheriff will be decided in June, most likely.
Some sparks flew in the debate.
The legal bill to defend the Carlyle Group’s ownership of Mountain Water Co. could surpass $1 million, according to an estimate from the global investment firm. Win or lose, Missoula taxpayers would pay that bill.
The city of Missoula can’t easily afford the obligated $1.2 million in upcoming salary increases, city chief administrative officer Bruce Bender said Wednesday.
The first recorded time the city of Missoula tried to buy the water company, it offered $325,000.
The gnarliest blizzard of the year isn’t shutting down Mountain Line.
Mountain Line is offering free bus rides in Missoula Friday and Saturday on all routes due to the blizzard.
The overtime budget is blown, but most Missoula streets got plowed Thursday before the storm hit.
A Missoula Fire Department type 1 fire engine hit a guardrail Tuesday morning on Orange Street and smashed its front bumper and radiator, according to Fire Chief Jason Diehl.
MISSOULA — The Missoula City Council may reconsider an ordinance intended to curb panhandling, given last week’s U.S. District Court decision in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho.
After O.D. Etter was in a head-on crash, he could no longer work, and money for groceries dwindled.
BONNER — Denise Heikkila beamed as she received the gift from strangers standing on her porch, and Cajun, her dog, peered out the window at the commotion.
MISSOULA — A Whitefish man who has maintained he is innocent of molesting a child since his conviction in 1995 is asking the Flathead County District Court to clear his name.
COLUMBIA FALLS — Hanging inside the building at 180 Trap Road are shimmering strips of top round and a map of the United States.
MISSOULA — The Lolo Creek and Gold Pan fires are likely to keep burning until a “season-ending event” dampens them, fire officials said Sunday.
MISSOULA — Rescuers continued the search Sunday for a 69-year-old man missing on Placid Lake, according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office.
MISSOULA — A Missoula City Council committee on Wednesday took one step toward approving a measure that aims to temporarily prohibit new homeless shelters and soup kitchens near residential neighborhoods.
MISSOULA — Smoke poured into the Missoula Valley on Sunday from fires burning in the region, and it could be even more thick and possibly “unhealthy” by Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service and the Missoula City-County Health Department.
MISSOULA — Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir has handed the reins of daily operations to Assistant Chief Mike Brady so Muir can focus on the city’s response to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
MISSOULA — A former Municipal Court judge who sued the city of Missoula for wrongful firing had been told to “improve her performance,” but she was not terminated from her appointment as assistant judge as she alleged, according to a court document.
MISSOULA — Missoula’s economy is poised to take advantage of opportunities in the Bakken, according to the Missoula Economic Partnership.