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Report: Gunshots at Missoula's Big Sky High fired by school resource officer, not student

The shots fired Friday afternoon in the Big Sky High School parking lot came from the gun of the school's resource officer, not from the student he was chasing, investigators said. The officer shot at the fleeing student's car after the student allegedly attempted to run him over Friday, according t

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-17 18:29:00

Missoula Police Department weekly crime report

Report in the week of March 15 Burglaries 1100 block of North Russell: Unlawful entry to storage unit. 6800 block of Sophie Drive: Construction materials taken. 2000 block of North Avenue West: Unlawful entry to residence. 700 block of East Beckwith Avenue: Unlawful entry to residence. 3800 block of

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-18 06:00:00

New Missoula grocery store expects to hire over a hundred employees

The company is hosting a hiring fair Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn, until April 20. A new grocery store is opening in Missoula and it is currently in the process of hiring over a hundred employees. Lucky's Market will be located at the Southgate Mall replacing the

NBCMONTANA - 2018-03-18 18:25:00

Wintry weather returns over St. Patrick's Day weekend

Montana weather showed its fickleness this weekend after consecutive days of sunshine last week. A low-pressure system that originated in central Idaho and moved northeast hit the Missoula Valley and surrounding area, bringing a mix of snow and rain. While snow isn't expected to stick on the valle

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-18 21:00:00

Gas leak closes major road in Missoula

UM students told us they were surprised to receive the email alert about an assault in a men's bathroom. UM officials currently believe the incident to be a hate or bias assault. UM students told us they were surprised to receive the email alert about an assault in a men's bathroom. UM officials cur


Reports of shots fired, car chase in southwest Missoula

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Photos: Annual Native Youth Powwow in Missoula

During her fancy shawl dance Saturday afternoon, 16-year-old Precious Little Dancer David spun with her arms spread apart and her fringed, colorful shawl open like butterfly wings. Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-18 01:46:00

Missoula Felony Charges Include Crash Into Patrol Car, Abuse of Children

A full one third of the 18 felony charges in Missoula this past week, March 16, were violent crimes. Of Course, the attempted homicide charges that resulted after shootings at a Missoula convenience store grabbed headlines. County Attorney Kirsten Pabst details some of the others. "There was a partn


A treasure or a trinket? Find out at annual Missoula Library Appraisal Fair on Sunday

Find out if your grandmother's favorite piece of jewelry is a treasure or a tchotchke when you attend the seventh annual Friends of the Library Appraisal Fair, which occurs on Sunday, March 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the library's Large Meeting Room. During the event, you'll be able find out the histor

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-18 15:00:00

'We've got good momentum': Fly-fishing film fest in its fifth year

A film festival dedicated to fly-fishing is slated for Thursday, March 22, in Missoula, and half the proceeds from the show will go to a local nonprofit that advocates for public land stewardship. The Montana Fishing Film Festival will be held Thursday at the Dennison Theater on the University of Mo

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-18 00:30:00

Report: Missoula tops all Montana in excessive drinking; DUI arrests dramatically down

Missoula County has more heavy drinkers than anywhere else in the state, according to a new report. Some 26 percent of the adult population self-reported heavy or binge drinking in the last 30 days, which puts the county in the top 13 percent of all U.S. counties for booze consumption. Home to the U


New Missoula grocery store aims to hire 100 people

The new organic-focused grocery store opening at Missoula's Southgate Mall this spring intends to hire 100 local workers and will be hosting a hiring fair from now until mid-April. Lucky's Market is slated to open in late April or early May at 2901 Brooks St. where the old Sears building was in the


Crazy to cut mental health services

In an effort to keep Missoula "weird," the state originated "severe budget cuts" so that the nonprofit Western Montana Mental Health Center in Missoula has had to lay off more than 60 case management workers. Apparently the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Slashing funds that aid

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-17 12:15:00

Wildfire! Ready or not?

Those of us who choose to live in this beautiful area close to forests and grasslands face the reality that wildfires are inevitable. As our wildfire seasons become longer, drier and hotter, the projections are that we will see more extreme, high-intensity wildfires like those that recently destroye


Jumbo South's elk-protecting closure to last until March 30

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Mount Jumbo's South Zone will remain closed through March 30 to give elk feeding room. Winter's gone, ostensibly, but the elk on Mount Jumbo aren't. The herd was high on the Missoula side of the hill on Thursday, when the city's annual winter wildlife c


Man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide, drug charges after crashing on I-90

DEER LODGE - Roger Lee Van Cleave pleaded not guilty in Powell County District Court to felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs - meth -and vehicular homicide while under the influence of drugs, as well as two misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and possession of drug parapher


University of Montana students react to assault on campus Wednesday

We're learning more tonight about a reported assault on the University of Montana campus. Thursday, students told us they were surprised to receive the email alert about an assault that happened in a men's bathroom that UM officials believe to be a hate or bias assault. University officials said tha


A new road: 11-mile Frenchtown Frontage project revving up

FRENCHTOWN - Robin Mackey is already strategizing. She and husband Mike live up Mill Creek, northeast of here, and works on the outskirts of Missoula. Mackey uses the Frenchtown Frontage Road twice a work day. Going to work won't be an issue, she said. There shouldn't be any traffic stoppages at 4 a


Arlee resident suspect in Missoula shooting

Ivory Brien An Arlee resident is currently being held at the Missoula County Jail on a $1 million bond, facing a charge of attempted deliberate homicide. In early morning of March 6, Ivory Brien, 19, a student at University of Montana from Arlee, and Chase Munson, 18, allegedly entered a convenience


Elk Herd in Missoula's Butler Creek Area

I have seen a lot of videos and pictures of some Elk herds in the area. This one is was captured in the Butler Creek area. Our boss and his wife were out for a walk with their dogs and came across what seems to be a few hundred elk! They are so majestic and I always enjoy seeing them in real life or