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Will lame duck Congress pass Montana wilderness, logging bills?

Will lame duck Congress pass Montana wilderness, logging bills?

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.

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Montana hosts San Diego in FCS playoff game

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Don't try to tell Montana football coach Mick Delaney his team is in for an easy ride on Saturday.

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Missoula woman inspired by jail with grandmothers after megaload protest

Missoula woman inspired by jail with grandmothers after megaload protest

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.

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Loyola parents cancel meeting; action on girls' coach delayed

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.

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Tester to ESPN: Expand coverage of FCS football playoffs

Tester to ESPN: Expand coverage of FCS football playoffs

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.

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Debby Florence

Debby Florence

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…

November 26, 2014 10:25 pm

Mountain lion sighting reported near Missoula's Hawthorne Elementary

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.

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Missoula police investigating weekend rape allegation

Missoula police are investigating an alleged rape that occurred at a weekend party.

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Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson

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.

November 24, 2014 3:13 pm
Charlo woman's death ruled a homicide; husband jailed without bond

Charlo woman's death ruled a homicide; husband jailed without bond

MISSOULA — The Lake County coroner has ruled that Raelynn Charlo died of a single gunshot wound to the head last week.

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Neptune's firefighting jets await word on future Forest Service contracts

Neptune's firefighting jets await word on future Forest Service contracts

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.

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Neptune Aviation

Neptune Aviation

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.

November 23, 2014 1:07 pm
Floe, frazil ice decorate Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula

Floe, frazil ice decorate Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula

MISSOULA — The Clark Fork River’s winter decorator apparently got stuck somewhere between Walt Disney’s “Frozen” and Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.

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Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

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.

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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.

November 22, 2014 10:25 pm
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Montana tight end Mitch Saylor is tackled by Montana State's Robert Marshall, bottom, and Khari Garcia.

November 22, 2014 10:06 pm
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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.

November 22, 2014 9:51 pm
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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.

November 22, 2014 9:40 pm
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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.

November 22, 2014 9:37 pm
Montana Grizzlies

Montana Grizzlies

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.

November 22, 2014 9:14 pm
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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.

November 22, 2014 8:03 pm
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Fans cheer in the Montana student section during Saturday's Griz-Cat game. The game set an attendance record of 26,352.

November 22, 2014 8:01 pm
Regents to consider Montana University System foundation

Regents to consider Montana University System foundation

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.

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Patrick Ryan, Griz scoreboard operator

Patrick Ryan, Griz scoreboard operator

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.

November 22, 2014 10:20 am

Glacier rolls to AA football crown

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.

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Griz scoreboard operator to retire after 38 years

Griz scoreboard operator to retire after 38 years

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.

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Yellowstone study

Yellowstone study

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.

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Montana University System

Montana University System

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.

November 21, 2014 11:45 am
Copper and gold

Copper and gold

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. 

November 21, 2014 10:17 am
UM brings back copper and gold to celebrate championship anniversary

UM brings back copper and gold to celebrate championship anniversary

MISSOULA — The classic copper, gold and silver colors are making a one-year comeback at the University of Montana.

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University of Montana President Royce Engstrom

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom

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.

November 21, 2014 7:08 am
UM, MSU leaders say low pay hinders faculty recruitment

UM, MSU leaders say low pay hinders faculty recruitment

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.

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Bullock tells regents University System tuition freeze must continue

Bullock tells regents University System tuition freeze must continue

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.

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Gov. Steve Bullock

Gov. Steve Bullock

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.

November 21, 2014 7:06 am
Ice floe

Ice floe

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.

November 20, 2014 11:41 am
Ice floe

Ice floe

The ice, which formed quickly in the sudden plunge in temperatures, draws intricate patterns in the river.

November 20, 2014 11:41 am
Ice floe

Ice floe

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.

November 20, 2014 11:40 am
Ice floe

Ice floe

A beaver sits at the edge of the ice in a backwater of the Clark Fork in downtown.

November 20, 2014 11:39 am
Ice floe

Ice floe

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.

November 20, 2014 11:40 am
Clark Fork River

Clark Fork River

A man carefully walks over a frozen portion of the Clark Fork River last week.

November 20, 2014 11:41 am
Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson

Montana linebacker Andy Thompson blocks a pass by Eastern Washington quarterback Erik Meyer in the first quarter.

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Dave Dickenson

Dave Dickenson

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.

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Scott Gragg

Scott Gragg

Scott Gragg, left, will be the Grizzlies' co-offensive coordinator along with Kefense Hynson in 2013.

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Ty Gregorak

Ty Gregorak

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.

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Grady Bennett

Grady Bennett

Glacier coach Grady Bennett looks at the scoreboard as Bozeman goes up 21-0.

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Joe Glenn

Joe Glenn

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.

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Montana or Montana State?

Montana or Montana State?

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.

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Maroon or Blue?

Maroon or Blue?

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.

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Blue or maroon?

Blue or maroon?

Dan Moore punished any Bobcat defender who attempted to bring him down on Nov. 21, 2011.

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The Montana Grizzlies?

The Montana Grizzlies?

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.

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