Winding down Sawmill Gulch Road outside Alberton, at every fork a painted horse head marked the way. Finally, in a large clearing, filled with trailers, cars and canvas tents, the echoing slap of musket fire from inside a stand of…
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A new surfing-themed taco restaurant and bar in downtown Missoula has a unique business model. The owners say they’ll donate 25 cents from every menu item, including alcohol, to local charities.
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Five years ago, Rev. Paul Armstrong approached Dan Gallagher with a request. Armstrong wanted to recognize Gallagher’s service to Missoula’s veterans community with an award from the American Legion. He asked for a short resume from Gallagher, and a...
5/28/2017
More than 3,000 Jehovah's Witnesses gathered in the Adams Center Friday to share messages that centered on endurance: through hardship, temptation, illness and imperfection.
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5/27/2017
The Montana Board of Regents approved state money for campuses Friday and also voted on tuition amounts — mostly increases — for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.
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5/26/2017
A 30-year-old Hamilton man is in the Ravalli County jail after being arrested Thursday when he allegedly hit his former girlfriend in the eye with a cookie.
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5/26/2017
HELENA — Following months of public comment, hours of testimony Friday, accusations of conflicts of interest and rebuttals, and deciding against pushing the decision, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission voted down a controversial petition to limit...
5/26/2017
Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.
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5/26/2017
There are still a few votes to be counted even after 3:00 a.m. the day after the Montana Special Election, but it's clear at this point that Republican Greg Gianforte has won the race, and by more than the five percent spread many had forecast. Continue...
5/26/2017
When Bridger Moe was 2, he liked to watch his dad work. One day, while Shawn Moe assembled an entertainment center in their basement, Bridger decided to help. When his father went upstairs to take a break, Bridger went to…
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5/26/2017
Six people queued Thursday morning in front of the MetraPark Pavilion, waiting to cast their vote in Montana’s special election. The scene stood in stark contrast to the long lines at the same polling station last November.
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5/26/2017
It was a busy 65th session of the Montana Legislature that ended earlier this month, nearly 1,200 bills presented, but only a fraction that actually passed and were signed by Governor Steve Bullock. Continue reading…
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5/25/2017
Sunlight is still streaming through the windows of the Sunrise Saloon Tuesday night when the opening round of Extreme Midget Wrestling begins. As the first two performers—aka King Midget and Little Outlaw—enter the ring, harsh overhead lights illuminate...
5/25/2017
The first American veteran on Idaho's main stem of the Salmon River was Capt. William Clark. He and Meriwether Lewis had split up to search for a route to the Pacific, but this one was not panning out.…
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5/25/2017
Over the past two months, Ryan Zinke has ridden horses, shoveled snow off the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and tweeted photo after photo of the knick-knacks in his office. But his day-to-day working life as the new Secretary of the Interior has remained...
5/25/2017
As spring returns to the Rockies, I think about a day last summer when we packed for a rafting trip, never thinking to pack for death. We took clothes, cameras, river gear, sleeping bags and tents.…
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5/25/2017
By the time you read this, Montana's special election will be over (unless you read this on Thursday, in which case the results won't be in until later in the day). From my perspective here on Monday, the outcome remains shrouded in doubt.…
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5/25/2017
Asked Saturday morning at the Rob Quist/Bernie Sanders rally at the University of Montana's Adams Center Q: The investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia has grown more intense in recent weeks.…
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5/25/2017
Summertime at UM seems made for marketing—at least that's the view of Tom Crady, the University of Montana's vice president for enrollment and student affairs. Missoula is packed with events, the mountains beckon and campus is soaked in...
5/25/2017
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5/24/2017
Around 50 veteran professors at the University of Montana have been offered early retirement incentives as the university prepares for another round of downsizing. The figure is substantially lower than the 80-100 buyout target state officials...
5/22/2017
My guide, David, a member of the Maasai Tribe, has been showing me his home ground, in what is now the Lewa Conservancy of northern Kenya. The Maasai once were hunter-gatherers, but they have transitioned over the past century to becoming pastoralists,...
5/18/2017
The changing of the seasons has brought with it a heavy blanket of campaign mailers, which seem to grow more shrill as summer and the special election approach. Last week, I got one warning me that "Rob Quist's debts are burning through...
5/18/2017
We may be part of the Lee Enterprises family now, but you know who else is family? Your mean uncle who can't pull his head out of Fox News long enough to notice that his party has devolved into the shameless enabler of a tin-pot dictator.…
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5/18/2017
If you're one of the roughly 500 Montana university students relying on the Governor's Best and Brightest Scholarship, you're out of luck—at least for the coming school year. Recipients of the scholarship received an email last week informing them that...
5/18/2017
Melinda Leibinger stood in a cloud of dust, feet planted on the tumble of debris, arms cradling chipped and chalky bricks. Her husband, Len, moved around a rubble pile, picking up small pieces of what used to be the Missoula Mercantile, examining them,...
5/18/2017