Search / Found (350)
“We are still well and in excellent spirits. Are wintering about four miles above the mouth of Cherry Creek,” prospector Joseph Baker wrote home to Kansas from his first Montana in the West. Gold had been found near today’s Denver, Colorado, and a townsite named Montana City was platted. The…
Louis Riel died without a struggle on a scaffold near Regina, Saskatchewan. A Metis and champion of French Canada, Riel led two rebellions against the Canadian government and was executed for treason against the queen of England. He had traded in the Fort Benton area and in later years taugh…
MRL crews are working to clear wreckage from Thursday night’s train crash east of Missoula.
DEER LODGE -- A write-in candidate for sheriff of Powell County lost by 90 votes Tuesday after election judges rejected 238 write-in votes.
MISSOULA — Nobody really knows how and when Missoula was “born.”
You can’t see forever from the top of Montana Snowbowl ski area, but it’s sure worth looking.
It’s maybe Missoula’s most obscure icon, but the faded 101-year-old stamp on the sidewalk in front of the former home of A.J. Gibson stands for something grander.
University of Montana teams have played football on five home fields over the years. Two were named after Paul Logan Dornblaser, a former three-sport star, student body president and World War I hero who died on a battlefield in France in 1918, weeks before Armistice Day.
Missoula’s first city park was a gift with a provision.
MISSOULA — Montana Rail Link has ruled out human error as the cause of a July 3 train derailment that destroyed six Seattle area-bound Boeing 737 fuselages along the Clark Fork River in Mineral County.
MISSOULA — A Cold Springs Elementary School student who was taken by air ambulance to a Spokane hospital Friday after suffering a head injury on the playground was at home Monday, but not back in school.
"I will go – I and my children." His people impoverished and near starvation, Chief Charlo told government agent Henry C. Carrington he would move 32 families from their traditional Salish homeland in the Bitterroot Valley to the Jocko reservation. Bureaucratic red tape delayed the move until 1891.
Pamela Hill pulled her boss’s electric Tesla sedan up to a futuristic-looking "pump" in the parking lot of the Grant Creek Inn at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Less than 50 minutes later, she “unplugged” the car from Missoula's first Tesla Motors Supercharger and was back on the road to Bozeman.
MISSOULA — That sneezer in the seat next to you as you fly into Missoula?
MISSOULA — Making sense of a gyroscope’s gyrations. Training your robot. Understanding workplace bullying. Using iPads to teach a third-grade reading class.
It can be argued that Grant Creek is Missoula’s most historic stream.
POTOMAC — This valley doesn’t have cellphone service any more. The tower that stands against the pines on the southern fringe was switched off last Thursday, Oct. 1, one of the victims of the long-planned Sprint takeover of Cellular One.
MISSOULA — A Missoula man targeted since April in a string of thefts that may have numbered in the hundreds is in jail.
MISSOULIA — A daylong trial for a retired Big Sky High School biology teacher charged with using bear spray on a woman and her dog in Pattee Canyon last fall ended abruptly Thursday in a mistrial.
MISSOULA — A 35-year-old Missoula man died Thursday night after he plunged from the roof of the five-story Palace Apartments in downtown Missoula.
The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroad – a.k.a, the Milwaukee Road – was the second transcontinental rail line through Missoula and the first to go. Plenty of longtime Missoulians recall the route that trains like the Hiawatha and locomotives such as the Little Joe followed th…
It’s hard to imagine a more energized time in Missoula’s 150 years than the electric streetcar era.
It’s our “M” mountain – and a lot more.
The dome’s the thing.
From outer space or from up the Bitterroot, Missoula is all but hidden by its trees.
Fort Missoula is the largest intact World War II internment site in the United States.
Her eyes have seen the tragedy of Montana’s worst firefighting disaster.
Another cool thing about Missoula: Within minutes, you can get lost in the mountains.
MISSOULA — Five mobile homes with longstanding tax debts were sold by Missoula County at auction Wednesday morning for $3,075.
MISSOULA — Most of the mobile homes due to go on the Missoula County auction block Wednesday morning for delinquent taxes were bailed out Tuesday.
John Wayne slept here.
So much history echoes through the empty halls of the former Missoula Mercantile Co. building that one book couldn’t capture it all.
Those aren’t ghosts but 21st century cars that go bump in the night (and day) on Railroad Street for two blocks between Ryman and Orange streets.
It’s not just the “M” on Mount Sentinel, of course. Missoula’s eastern flank also features that giant “L” high on the “left” mountain – bare-sloped Mount Jumbo. Locals know it stands for Loyola Sacred Heart, the local Catholic high school. Visitors might have to Google it.
It may be Missoula’s loneliest icon.
MISSOULA — The lofty, two-story Commercial Building at the Missoula County Fairgrounds provides a respite from the August sun, smoke or rain. Generations of fairgoers instantly recognize the smell and feel when they step inside.
MISSOULA — Imagine what the towering St. Francis Xavier Church did to the Missoula landscape when it was completed on West Pine Street in 1892.
Missoulians of a certain age might remember waiting for the movie to start at the Go West Drive-In out past the Wye. The cue: When that mountain peak so clearly defined against the sky to the northwest disappeared in the summer dusk, it was show time.
As the story goes, two brothers in the University of Montana ROTC introduced the touchdown cannon to Grizzly football games in the mid-1960s.
MISSOULA — This isn’t Annie Cathey’s favorite part of the job.
Lyrics of “The Anacreonic Song,” the official song of the London Anacreontic Society written in the 1770s by Ralph Tomlinson and John Stafford Smith. America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was set to its tune. (Several versions are available for listening on YouTube.)
MISSOULA — There’s a little known trail that leads to Canada from the foothills of the Bear Paw Mountains. It’s the path 290 Nez Perce followed after escaping from the siege area on Snake Creek that pinned down the bulk of the camp, including Chief Joseph, in late September 1877.
MISSOULA — The man accused of torturing a 36-year-old man under the Reserve Street Bridge in late July before shooting him to death and dumping his body in the Clark Fork River is fighting extradition from Louisiana.
MISSOULA — One of the suspects implicated in the beating, torture and murder of 36-year-old man found floating in the Clark Fork River in early August pleaded not guilty in Missoula County District Court Thursday morning.
The 27-year-old Missoula man arrested earlier this week on suspicion of possessing a bomb on Spartan Drive in south Missoula has been released from jail.
MISSOULA — A Frenchtown man has been charged with felony attempted child prostitution after he allegedly tried to set up a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl through a detective posing as her mother.
POLSON — A young girl injured by a wild horse at Wild Horse Island State Park on Sunday was treated and released at a Polson hospital.