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BONNER - A semi tractor-trailer truck wrecked on Highway 200 about two miles east of Bonner and spilled industrial soap into the Blackfoot River early Tuesday morning.
MISSOULA — With freedom of speech on their side, organizers of Missoula’s first “Bare as You Dare” public bicycle ride have received their final permit, along with the official green light to hold the clothing-optional event.
MISSOULA — The state Board of Psychologists and a U.S. attorney representing a doctor with the VA Montana Health Care System have agreed to resolve a complaint filed by a veteran of the Iraq War.
MISSOULA — The University of Montana closed its 2014 fiscal year with a bang, shattering its old fundraising record by more than $16 million while improving its ability to recruit students with additional money for scholarships.
MISSOULA — In early 2003, Capt. Thomas Livoti joined the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a member of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. The platoon commander had earned a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from the University of Montana, though his knowledge of Mesopotamia was limited.
FORT SMITH — The problem with Bighorn Canyon is that it’s not supposed to be here, at least in visitors’ expectations.
MISSOULA — Paying back that college debt doesn’t wait for anyone, including members of the armed services, but a bill bouncing around the nation’s Capitol may soon allow veterans to defer their college loan payments before deployment.
MISSOULA — They showed up at the University of Montana’s School of Law in the mid-1960s. The two newly hired professors became fast friends, a relationship they would maintain for all of time, or as long as a man can know it.
ABSAROKEE — It’s a long way up to Froze-To-Death Plateau, like 26 switchbacks rising 3,000 feet in roughly two miles. But as the saying goes, there’s only one way up, and that’s to take it one step at a time, elevation be damned.
With his boxes packed and a picture of his golden retriever on the computer screen, David Forbes is already dreaming of life’s next chapter, one that will allow time for golf and a trip to Europe with an uncertain return date.
MISSOULA — Work on several University of Montana building projects is set to begin this summer, but not until the Paul McCartney concert wraps up in August.
MISSOULA — A squirrel’s appetite for certain pine seeds may be driving evolutionary changes in lodgepole forests across the West and altering how the trees respond to fire, a study conducted inside Yellowstone National Park has found.
MISSOULA — Facing a spring wind on a chilly Friday morning, Ed and Leslie Wetherbee stood where the old Champion International sawmill once cut logs on Missoula’s riverfront. The mill is gone and the 46-acre site is now empty, save for a sign dubbing the property the Old Sawmill District and…
MISSOULA — Missoula Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Jenks arrived at the committee meeting last week with a stack of criminal files under her arm. She didn’t name the names listed inside, but rather referred to them as the “downtown core of problems.”
MISSOULA — Panhandlers still press for money, transients still congregate in front of businesses, and the homeless with addiction issues still sleep on city sidewalks.
They hear the jokes all the time, the punch lines about giving hay rides behind their F-150 truck or calf roping out behind the squadron bay.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System scored high in areas of patient satisfaction and call responsiveness, though it ranked near the bottom in patient wait times, employee satisfaction and turnover, according to a recent report by the VA inspector general.
MISSOULA — The buildup of forest fuels across Western states combined with modern suppression tactics and a warming climate have led to an explosion of wildfires that are growing to sizes – and costs – unheard of 30 years ago.
MISSOULA — The University of Montana has emerged from a national pool as the school of choice, landing a $45 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study and solve the nation’s greatest environmental, cultural and ecological challenges.
MISSOULA — The University of Montana expects to graduate nearly 3,600 students this academic year, the majority of them accepting their diploma during commencement ceremonies planned for Saturday.
MISSOULA — A Purple Heart recipient from the Iraq War and his wife have filed a grievance against a doctor at the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison, accusing him of practicing outside the scope of his expertise when evaluating the residual effects of traumatic brain injury.
MISSOULA — It’s not sold out, but it’s pretty close.
Calling it a step toward transparency, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on Thursday released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for alleged mishandling of sexual assault and harassment reports.
MISSOULA — The Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Missoula remains on track for an expansion, though the agency said Thursday it’s still working to complete details surrounding the project.
MISSOULA — The Montana University System believes its schools are well-positioned to address new guidelines released by the White House this week as it moves to combat sexual assaults on campuses across the country.
SALMON LAKE – Just before 10 a.m. on a weekday morning, Jim Teafoe eased the boat from the docks and set his direction across the channel. With the ice off the lake, he guided the craft to a small island claiming a very large house, one that hasn’t been used since the closing days of fall.
MISSOULA — One of the West’s oldest and more robust collections of fine art may be closer to finding a fitting home thanks to a gift by a California couple with strong ties to the University of Montana.
MISSOULA — The University of Montana has hired National Public Radio correspondent Larry Abramson as the new dean of the School of Journalism.
Alexander "Zander" Blewett III discusses the $800,000 gift he and his family made to the the University of Montana's School of Law on Feb. 24. The largest gift in the school's history creates the new Blewett Scholars Fund.
MISSOULA — The fiscal year ending on the last day of June could go down in the history books as a record fundraising year for the University of Montana, with donors showing more confidence in the economy and a new school campaign rooted in student success.
MISSOULA — Melissa Farley hadn’t been in Montana for more than a day, but she’d already done her homework, dropping into a Missoula strip club to observe the “house moms,” and browsing the Internet to see what turned up on the local market.
MISSOULA — The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education has reaffirmed its refusal to release records to author Jon Krakauer detailing its actions after a disciplinary committee found a University of Montana athlete guilty of rape and ordered him expelled from school in 2012.
MISSOULA — While a group of athletic boosters pushes the University of Montana to appeal sanctions handed down last year by the NCAA, the school’s athletic program continues to comply with the penalties nine months after they were imposed.
MISSOULA — While the shovels went in the ground for a photo op back in 2008, the anticipated Gilkey Center for Executive Education has spent the last six years stalled in the fundraising and planning phase.
University of Montana President Royce Engstrom, middle, chats with Stevensville High School Principal Brian Gum on Thursday during the university’s tour of Bitterroot Valley schools.
The commitment period for incoming college freshmen may still be months away, but the University of Montana is projecting an improvement in fall enrollment, and measures are in place to balance next year’s budget.
MISSOULA — The University of Montana will develop new accessibility policies and train employees on disability issues under an agreement reached with the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.
MISSOULA — When the National Association of Schools of Music visited the University of Montana in 2010, it found that facilities housing the School of Music failed to meet the expectations of a national program.
The building that will house Missoula College and serve as a gateway to the city has been sent back to the drawing board for changes, and work to complete the project’s environmental analysis will likely extend into spring.
MISSOULA — Author Jon Krakauer is asking the Montana University System to release records detailing its actions after the University of Montana and its disciplinary committee found Grizzlies quarterback Jordan Johnson guilty of rape and expelled him from school in 2012.
A Board of Regents policy aimed at funding the state’s universities based on student enrollment has some asking regents to revisit the issue, saying it’s detrimental to the Montana University System and has created a costly recruiting war.
MISSOULA — The threat of a second avalanche on Mount Jumbo diminished Wednesday, five days after a significant slide tore through a Missoula neighborhood, burying three people and killing one.
MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Transportation said Tuesday morning that all four lanes of Interstate 90 remain closed from St. Regis to Lookout Pass due to avalanche concerns.
A convoy of vehicles ferries passengers back to the Missoula International Airport terminal after a Delta flight slid off the runway Tuesday morning. All passengers are reportedly all right.
MISSOULA — Sixteen of the University of Montana’s 41 academic departments pay top faculty salaries of more than $100,000, including eight departments in the humanities and sciences, according to figures provided by the school’s Office of Planning, Budgeting and Analysis.
He goes by the name Q Firestone and on Friday, he tended bar at the Oxford Saloon, serving hot toddies or a little Irish cream with coffee.
While the University of Montana cancelled classes and all but closed on Thursday, crews continued working to break through drifts and clear sidewalks.
Washington-Grizzly Stadium sits at the mouth of Hellgate Canyon and is buried under deep drifts.
Traffic was nearly nonexistent early Thursday as emergency officials asked motorists to keep of the roadways whenever possible.
Pedestrians step through drifting snow on Higgins Avenue in downtown Missoula on Friday as the winter storm intensified.