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UM breaks ground on new South Campus softball stadium

UM breaks ground on new South Campus softball stadium

MISSOULA -- Jamie Pinkerton was sitting in a Kansas City, Missouri, traffic jam last August when his phone rang. It was the University of Montana offering him a job coaching the school’s new women’s softball team.

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Jamie Pinkerton addresses a crowd

Jamie Pinkerton addresses a crowd

University of Montana softball coach Jamie Pinkerton addresses a crowd Thursday morning gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the school’s softball field located just east of the soccer complex. Beside Pinkerton are women soccer and track athletes showing off uniforms the softball pl…

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300 tickets available for Missoula McCartney concert

300 tickets available for Missoula McCartney concert

MISSOULA — An extra 300 seats have opened up for Paul McCartney’s much-anticipated performance at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Tuesday.

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A member of the rigging crew building the stage for Tuesday’s Paul McCartney concert in Washington-Grizzly Stadium signals a crane driver Friday while working some 60 feet above the floor on one of the support towers.

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Two cranes and more than 160 workers, most based in Missoula, are involved in building the elaborate stage.

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fab four loot

fab four loot

A selection of Beatles 45s from Larry Klette's collection.

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Ruling: Montana felons can't own firearms after serving time, probation

Ruling: Montana felons can't own firearms after serving time, probation

According to a new judgment from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Montana felons who have completed their sentence and probation will no longer be able to own firearms.

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Fifty Mountain

Fifty Mountain

Sunset arrives at the glacier lily-filled meadow just uphill to the northeast of Glacier National Park’s Fifty Mountain backcountry campground.

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Fifty Mountain: Glacier Park camp surrounded by summits

Fifty Mountain: Glacier Park camp surrounded by summits

WEST GLACIER — Situated at the north end of the Lewis Range and with views across the valley to the Livingston Range, Glacier National Park’s Fifty Mountain backcountry campground lives up to its name.

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Missoula collector a font of Fab Four knowledge

Missoula collector a font of Fab Four knowledge

MISSOULA, Mont. — It’s unlikely that there’s anyone in Missoula who knows more about the Beatles than Larry Klette.

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Former Griz basketball player pleads not guilty

Former Griz basketball player pleads not guilty

MISSOULA — A former University of Montana basketball player pleaded not guilty Thursday morning in Missoula County District Court to a felony drug charge for allegedly selling Adderall pills.

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Big Dipper

Big Dipper

Katya Hall and Garrett Dutton enjoy ice cream cones at the Big Dipper Ice Cream store in February in Missoula. The business is expanding to downtown Billings.

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'Flyboard' a jet stream of water on Flathead Lake

'Flyboard' a jet stream of water on Flathead Lake

POLSON — I finally realized the full scope of what I’d gotten myself into about the time I began launching off the surface of Flathead Lake like a ballistic missile, a hissing jet of water propelling me into the air.

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Flathead cherry harvest to top 2M pounds, but part of crop culled

Flathead cherry harvest to top 2M pounds, but part of crop culled

POLSON — Nearly 850,000 pounds of cherries from Flathead Lake Cherry Growers orchards have been harvested since last week, with the grand total expected to top 2 million pounds before the harvest draws to a close in the coming days.

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Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

MISSOULA — A moose wandered into the lower Rattlesnake neighborhood Wednesday morning, an unusual urban wildlife sighting for Missoula residents more accustomed to deer, bears and raccoons – even elk.

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Kootenai Canyon trail

Kootenai Canyon trail

Secluded benches above the Kootenai Canyon trail make great camping sites in the wilderness west of Stevensville.

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Kootenai Canyon: Bitterroot canyon offers fun all year

Kootenai Canyon: Bitterroot canyon offers fun all year

STEVENSVILLE — Kootenai Canyon has a dedicated, year-round fan club whose members rarely meet.

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Source: Raptors sign ex-Griz Cherry

Source: Raptors sign ex-Griz Cherry

Former University of Montana guard Will Cherry has agreed to a two-year deal worth the NBA minimum with the Toronto Raptors, a source informed Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday.

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Kootenai Creek

Kootenai Creek

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Transient gets 15 years for beating man in dispute over pork chop

MISSOULA — The transient man who savagely beat another man during an argument over a pork chop will spend the next 15 years in the Montana State Prison.

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UM student seeks to join suit over 'astronomical' fees to access aid

UM student seeks to join suit over 'astronomical' fees to access aid

MISSOULA — A University of Montana student is attempting to join a class-action lawsuit against Higher One Holdings, accusing the firm of deceptively charging fees to college students who want to access their financial aid refunds.

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Eric Hutchison

Eric Hutchison

Montana State forward Terrell Brown attempts a shot over Montana center Eric Hutchison.

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2 die of cardiac arrest in Glacier Park; rangers respond to other emergencies

2 die of cardiac arrest in Glacier Park; rangers respond to other emergencies

WEST GLACIER – A rash of medical emergencies in the past two days – including the deaths of two visitors due to cardiac arrest – prompted Glacier National Park officials Tuesday to encourage people to “hike smart.”

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Former Griz hoops player accused of selling Adderall pills

Former Griz hoops player accused of selling Adderall pills

MISSOULA — A former Montana Grizzlies basketball player faces felony charges for allegedly selling prescription drugs to undercover Missoula police officers.

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Frenchtown 10-year-old's stir-fry recipe earns her lunch with first lady

Frenchtown 10-year-old's stir-fry recipe earns her lunch with first lady

FRENCHTOWN — A Frenchtown youngster’s tofu stir-fry earned her a trip to the nation’s capital and lunch with the first lady.

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Griz land decorated Oregon linebacker

As if losing to Montana in an overtime thriller last October wasn’t hard enough, the Cal Poly football team has suffered another setback of sorts to the Grizzlies.

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Flyboarding

Flyboarding

Reporter David Erickson rockets out of Flathead Lake while learning to “flyboard” with instructor Trae Fouty running the propulsion from a personal watercraft behind recently in Polson. Flyboarding allows riders to fly through the air and perform all manner of maneuvers using the force of wa…

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Flyboarding

Flyboarding

Erickson tries a dolphin dive, where the flyboarder dives underwater and resurfaces out of the water again.

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Flyboarding

Flyboarding

Erickson comes out of the water at an angle while learning to flyboard. Foot and toe position are apparently crucial to getting it right.

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Flyboard

Flyboard

Fouty attaches a housing and firehose to the propulsion system of a personal watercraft. The watercraft provides the thrust that powers the system.

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Flyboard

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The end of the firehose is attached to a platform with two exit ports on the bottom and wakeboard bindings on the top.

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Hall of Fame Hi-Line coach Charlie Robinson passes away

Charlie Robinson, a long-time successful high school basketball coach along Montana’s Hi-Line, passed away Monday. He was 68.

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Pilot killed in crash west of Lolo Pass was bound for experimental aircraft fly-in

MISSOULA — The pilot killed Monday in the crash of a small plane in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Lolo Pass was head of the staff of an engineering firm in Richland, Wash.

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Haystack Mountain

Haystack Mountain

July 29, 2014 11:16 am
Troy Anthony Miller

Troy Anthony Miller

Troy Anthony Miller is arraigned by video in Missoula County Justice Court on Monday afternoon. Miller is facing charges of felony attempted deliberate homicide and felony robbery.

July 29, 2014 6:45 am
Accused I-90 shooter to appear on attempted murder charges today

Accused I-90 shooter to appear on attempted murder charges today

MISSOULA — They allegedly shot the man twice in a dispute over stolen methamphetamine and money, then left him for dead along Interstate 90 late on July 16.

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Glacier officials continue search for bear believed to be shot by hiker

WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park officials continued to search Monday for a bear they believe was shot and wounded Saturday by a tourist from Texas.

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Chloe Long, 10, inside the kitchen at her family’s Frenchtown home

Chloe Long, 10, inside the kitchen at her family’s Frenchtown home

Chloe Long, 10, inside the kitchen at her family’s Frenchtown home. Long’s recipe for tofu stir-fry allowed her to represent Montana at the White House for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

July 29, 2014 12:15 am

Missing firefighter found alive on remote road

DARBY – A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter missing since Sunday afternoon was found alive Monday afternoon by search crews.

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Pilot killed in plane crash in Bitterroots; plane en route to Baker

MISSOULA — The pilot of a small plane that crashed in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho has been confirmed dead.

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Volcano Reef

Volcano Reef

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Blackleaf Creek

Blackleaf Creek

Blackleaf Creek has to be crossed in a couple of places when exploring the basin behind Volcano Reef in the Rocky Mountain Front.

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Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

BYNUM — The Rocky Mountain Front has a few front doors, and they’re doozies.

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Nude bike ride organizer Nita Maddux

Nude bike ride organizer Nita Maddux

Nude bike ride organizer Nita Maddux thinks people are afraid of being naked. “It’s not about sex,” says Maddux. “It’s about authenticity.”

July 28, 2014 6:36 am
Beargrass blooms along a trail near the Lolo Pass Visitor Center

Beargrass blooms along a trail near the Lolo Pass Visitor Center

Beargrass blooms along a trail near the Lolo Pass Visitor Center last week. Conditions have been right this year for expansive blooms of beargrass in the mountains from 3,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level.

July 27, 2014 9:46 pm
Bountiful beargrass bloom underway this year in Montana

Bountiful beargrass bloom underway this year in Montana

LOLO PASS — The closing act of an outstanding beargrass performance awaits anyone willing to travel 6,000 feet above sea level.

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3-year-old drowns in Bitterroot River

MISSOULA — A 3-year-old boy is dead after drowning in the Bitterroot River on Friday.

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Steve Bullock

Steve Bullock

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock spent part of his afternoon Friday on the overlook of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers’ confluence, talking about the need to hammer out a deal on the proposed Milltown State Park’s opening and parks and timberlands in general across the state.

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Milltown the backdrop for governor's message on forest health, parks, timber mills

Milltown the backdrop for governor's message on forest health, parks, timber mills

BONNER – Looking over the bluff at Milltown State Park, Gov. Steve Bullock said a new state forestry management effort should improve more than just timberlands.

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