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MISSOULA — In the lame-duck weeks of December 2010, Sen. Jon Tester tried to get his Forest Jobs and Recreation Act attached to any must-pass legislation likely to make it out of Congress before the end of the year.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Don't try to tell Montana football coach Mick Delaney his team is in for an easy ride on Saturday.
MISSOULA — Debby Florence sat on Reserve Street staring up at the megaload in the middle of the night. It was a monster, nearly 750,000 pounds, on its way to the oilfields of Canada.
MISSOULA -- The meeting of Loyola Sacred Heart parents concerning the future of girls’ basketball coach Carrie Heaphy did not happen as planned Wednesday morning, and a statement from the school’s superintendent implies a final decision won’t come until next week.
MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Wednesday called on ESPN to expand its coverage of Football Championship Series playoff games, in particular those that include the University of Montana and Montana State University.
Debby Florence was one of three protesters arrested earlier this year for blocking the street in front of a megaload and says the experience of going to jail with a couple of grandmothers still inspires her. "We were three generations of mothers," Florence says, "70s, 50s, and I'm in my late…
MISSOULA — A rumor of a mountain lion around Hawthorne Elementary School in Missoula prompted a suggestion for parents to escort their children home on Monday.
Missoula police are investigating an alleged rape that occurred at a weekend party.
Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson scrambles away from Montana State defensive end Odin Coe. Johnson directed a Griz offense that scored 31 points of MSU turnovers in a 34-7 win last week.
MISSOULA — The Lake County coroner has ruled that Raelynn Charlo died of a single gunshot wound to the head last week.
MISSOULA — Neptune Aviation’s big firefighting jets are all back in Missoula for the winter, while their owners watch the mailbox for news of their flying future.
A maintenance worker walks between Neptune Aviation’s five new BAe-146 jet tankers lined up outside Neptune’s hangar at Missoula International Airport in May.
MISSOULA — The Clark Fork River’s winter decorator apparently got stuck somewhere between Walt Disney’s “Frozen” and Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.
MISSOULA — During its meeting last week in Missoula, the state Board of Regents praised the biennial budget presented by Gov. Steve Bullock, but cautioned that while it freezes tuition for another two years, it doesn’t freeze the rising costs of higher education.
Montana defensive tackle Tonga Takai, right, intercepts a pass by Montana State quarterback Jake Bleskin in the first quarter. Montana forced seven turnovers in the game.
Montana tight end Mitch Saylor is tackled by Montana State's Robert Marshall, bottom, and Khari Garcia.
Montana running back Jordan Canada rushes for yards as Montana State's Cole Moore tackles on Saturday. Canada rushed for 119 yards and had one touchdown in the game.
Montana's Joshua Dennard intercepts a pass by Montana State quarterback Jake Bleskin in the second quarter. Montana's defense intercepted five of Bleskin's passes during the game.
Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson scrambles away from Montana State's Odin Coe. Johnson rushed for 80 yards and passed for 313 yards, including three touchdown tosses.
Montana's Zack Wagenmann, right, and Matt Hermanson tackle Montana State quarterback Jake Bleskin during a 34-7 victory. The Grizzlies will host San Diego in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday.
Bryce Bondurant, left, talks with his friend Dale Johnson of Belt before Saturday's Montana-Montana State football game at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Bondurant has attended 50 straight Cat-Griz games.
Fans cheer in the Montana student section during Saturday's Griz-Cat game. The game set an attendance record of 26,352.
MISSOULA — Saying that several substantial gifts are pending, the Commissioner of Higher Education on Friday urged the state Board of Regents to consider creating a foundation on behalf of the Montana University System.
Patrick Ryan, scoreboard operator for Montana football, smiles earlier this week as he reflects on his time perched high above the playing field. Ryan, who has operated the scoreboard for all but one game during the past 38 years, is retiring at the end of the season.
KALISPELL -- All season long Great Falls CMR’s Andrew Grinde held the title of the state’s top running back. Friday night Thomas Trefney took that from him.
MISSOULA -- He’s climbed these steps many times over the past 28 years, a stretch dating back to 1986 when Washington-Grizzly Stadium opened on the University of Montana campus.
Yellowstone National Park has been proposed as a site for a new climate change study that would require the construction of a building to house the equipment.
Leaders of the Montana University System and the state Board of Regents said that while while Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget proposes a freeze on tuition, it does not freeze rising expenditures.
On Friday, UM released a limited-edition retail line featuring its official school colors of copper, gold and silver. The line, called Montana Tradition, includes clothing and several select non-apparel items.
MISSOULA — The classic copper, gold and silver colors are making a one-year comeback at the University of Montana.
University of Montana President Royce Engstrom and Montana State University President Waded Cruzado told the state Board of Regents on Thursday that their schools have a hard time offering the pay and benefits given to faculty at other universities.
Leaders of the state’s colleges and universities told the state Board of Regents on Thursday that pay equity and pressure from external markets continue to challenge their recruiting efforts, and they urged the board to explore a systemwide approach to resolve the issue.
Calling his biennial budget both ambitious and affordable, Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday outlined his proposal to freeze college tuition and to invest more in the research and development taking place at Montana’s universities.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is calling for new investments into research and development, a freeze on college tuition, campus improvements and early childhood education. He outlined his budget before the state Board of Regents at the University of Montana on Thursday.
Standing at the edge of the ice, a great blue heron hunts for fish in the evening light on the Clark Fork River near downtown Missoula. The river has been mostly iced over for nearly two weeks.
The ice, which formed quickly in the sudden plunge in temperatures, draws intricate patterns in the river.
A man looks over the frozen Clark Fork River from the California Street Footbridge last week. To have the river ice up so solidly and remain for so many days is rare in the month of November.
A beaver sits at the edge of the ice in a backwater of the Clark Fork in downtown.
A portion of the California Street Footbridge is reflected in the ice as the evening light is cast across a still spot in the river.
A man carefully walks over a frozen portion of the Clark Fork River last week.
Montana linebacker Andy Thompson blocks a pass by Eastern Washington quarterback Erik Meyer in the first quarter.
Dave Dickenson still owns Montana’s single-season and career passing records. He threw for 4,176 yards in 1995 and finished with 11,080.
Scott Gragg, left, will be the Grizzlies' co-offensive coordinator along with Kefense Hynson in 2013.
Montana defensive coordinator Ty Gregorak has his unit playing well, but he expects the Griz to have their hands full stopping Eastern Washington on Saturday in Cheney, Washington.
Glacier coach Grady Bennett looks at the scoreboard as Bozeman goes up 21-0.
Montana head coach Joe Glenn celebrates with free safety Dave DeCoite after Montana won the national championship in 2001. Glenn returns to Missoula on Saturday when he and the 2001 team will be inducted into the school's hall of fame.
Grizzly linebacker Jordan Tripp kisses the "Brawl of the Wild" trophy at the end of the game while celebrating the victory with Jamaal Jones, left, on Nov. 23, 2013.
Dressed as a little Grizzly Saturday, Cooper Crosby, 2, wasn’t about to fist pump with a Bobcat fan. “I’m wearing blue and gold. He doesn’t know those colors,” says Cat fan Ben Schmitt who drove from Montana City to take in the game.
Dan Moore punished any Bobcat defender who attempted to bring him down on Nov. 21, 2011.
Montana football player Brent Russum celebrates in the final seconds of the Grizzlies' 35-3 victory over Montana State on Nov. 22, 2008, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Montana surprised fans with throwback uniforms.