FEMA Denial of $44 Million in Fire Costs Won't Burn MT Budget
Governor Steve Bullock’s request of $44 million dollars for State fire suppression costs from last summer’s historically expensive fire season has been denied.
Hockey Tournament Cancelled Due to Western Montana Ice Conditions
The Montana Pond Hockey Classic was supposed to occur this coming Friday and Saturday (January 19, 20) up near Kalispell, but deteriorating ice conditions in Western Montana led officials to cancel the event.
Montana's 2013 Emergency Alert System Mistake, Featuring Zombies!
Sgt. Bryan Slavik of the Great Falls Police department says he received calls from "Australia, the UK, Scotland, India, Canada," as well as "every major news network in Montana." The calls aren't for information about a typical crime though, they're in response to a zom…
First Steps Initiative' Hopes to Reduce Montana Child Fatalities
On Friday, January 12, Montana DPHHS announced that a new program called the “First Years Initiative” would be putting to use nearly $300,000 of federal funds.
Half of Missoula Felony Cases This Week Involved Partner Assault
The Missoula County Attorney’s office clipped along at a fairly average pace this past week, filing ten new felony charges. Sadly, half of the crimes involved assault.
Three of the 'Most Influential Scientific Minds' Are At UM
Three Montanans are on a prestigious short-list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” after a publication in December by Clarivate Analytics.
Female Inmate Smuggles Heroin into Missoula Jail Inside Her Body
A female inmate was able to smuggle drugs into the Missoula County Jail, including heroin that she apparently shared with other inmates
Businesses Creating New Jobs in Hamilton and Missoula
This week, the Montana Department of Commerce announced the recipients of more than half a million dollars’ worth of Workforce Training Grant funds.
New Sidewalks Coming to Missoula Neighborhoods
Two Missoula neighborhoods are expected to receive new sidewalks soon, partly through the help of a $261,000 grant
Fire at Montana Post Office Under Investigation
The Montana State Fire Marshall was called to Big Arm today, January 10, after a fire broke out at the local post office.
Too Soon to Tell if Trump Tax Plan Will Spur MT Special Session
This past week, Montana Department of Revenue Director Mike Kadas claimed there was a “strong possibility” that Montana would need to hold yet another special legislative session to respond to the passing of tax changes by the federal government.
Cuts Mean Montana Won't be Printing Tax Booklets in 2018
There are some big changes for Montana taxpayers this year: not only was the federal tax system overhauled recently, but there have been some modifications at the Montana Department of Revenue too.
Man Charged With Punching Police in Face, Headbutting Girlfriend
Missoula police ended up charging a man with three different assault charges on Sunday after an ex-girlfriend called 911 reporting an attack.
Missoula Felony Crime Up Nearly 10 Percent in 2017
Crime was on the rise in Missoula during 2017, with felony case filings going "up significantly" according to Deputy County Attorney Jason Marks.
Green Brontosaurus Stolen From Missoula Gas Station
Reward offered for missing dinosaur.
Ice Jam Warning Issued for Montana, Not Imminent in Missoula Area
On Wednesday, the Montana DNRC posted a warning about ice jams and flooding, but Missoula-area hydrologist Ray Nickless with the National Weather Service says that the issue is mainly a concern for other parts of the state.
City Council Still Waiting to Hear Of Recent Budget Error Impact
The city of Missoula is trying to correct for the most recent budget error (yes there was another one), but city council members still haven't heard what services will be impacted.
Less Than 4,000 Montanans Receive Minimum Wage
Montana's minimum wage is going up, but very few of us receive it.
Only Two Missoula City DUIs Over New Year's Weekend
The number of DUIs in Missoula over the New Year's weekend were surprisingly low according to Missoula Polic
Police Say Man Smashed Glass Against Head, Strangled Girlfriend
On Saturday, December 30, Missoula Police responded to a complaint from a roommate who reported an ongoing fight in his bathroom on South Second Street.