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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.
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…
MISSOULA — An extra 300 seats have opened up for Paul McCartney’s much-anticipated performance at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Tuesday.
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.
Two cranes and more than 160 workers, most based in Missoula, are involved in building the elaborate stage.
A selection of Beatles 45s from Larry Klette's collection.
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.
Sunset arrives at the glacier lily-filled meadow just uphill to the northeast of Glacier National Park’s Fifty Mountain backcountry campground.
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.
MISSOULA, Mont. — It’s unlikely that there’s anyone in Missoula who knows more about the Beatles than Larry Klette.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Secluded benches above the Kootenai Canyon trail make great camping sites in the wilderness west of Stevensville.
STEVENSVILLE — Kootenai Canyon has a dedicated, year-round fan club whose members rarely meet.
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.
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.
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.
Montana State forward Terrell Brown attempts a shot over Montana center Eric Hutchison.
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.”
MISSOULA — A former Montana Grizzlies basketball player faces felony charges for allegedly selling prescription drugs to undercover Missoula police officers.
FRENCHTOWN — A Frenchtown youngster’s tofu stir-fry earned her a trip to the nation’s capital and lunch with the first lady.
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.
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…
Erickson tries a dolphin dive, where the flyboarder dives underwater and resurfaces out of the water again.
Erickson comes out of the water at an angle while learning to flyboard. Foot and toe position are apparently crucial to getting it right.
Fouty attaches a housing and firehose to the propulsion system of a personal watercraft. The watercraft provides the thrust that powers the system.
The end of the firehose is attached to a platform with two exit ports on the bottom and wakeboard bindings on the top.
Charlie Robinson, a long-time successful high school basketball coach along Montana’s Hi-Line, passed away Monday. He was 68.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
DARBY – A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter missing since Sunday afternoon was found alive Monday afternoon by search crews.
MISSOULA — The pilot of a small plane that crashed in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho has been confirmed dead.
Blackleaf Creek has to be crossed in a couple of places when exploring the basin behind Volcano Reef in the Rocky Mountain Front.
BYNUM — The Rocky Mountain Front has a few front doors, and they’re doozies.
Nude bike ride organizer Nita Maddux thinks people are afraid of being naked. “It’s not about sex,” says Maddux. “It’s about authenticity.”
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.
LOLO PASS — The closing act of an outstanding beargrass performance awaits anyone willing to travel 6,000 feet above sea level.
MISSOULA — A 3-year-old boy is dead after drowning in the Bitterroot River on Friday.
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.
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.