Montana News

National Trust for Historic Preservation list
2:37 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Montana's historic rural schoolhouses make endangered list

Burnham school
Charlotte Caldwell

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently released its listing of America's eleven "Most Endangered Historic Places".

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Two-year Colleges
10:29 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Montana’s two-year colleges: new names, new logos – and new roles

New Bitterroot College logo

As we reported earlier, the two-year Bitterroot College in Hamilton became the last of the seven two-year colleges in the state to unveil its new name and logo.

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Fireworks ordinance
1:55 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Wanna use fireworks in Missoula's city limits? It may cost you...

Credit City of Missoula

When it comes to fireworks there doesn't seem to be lots of middle ground; you either love them or would be quite pleased if you never heard or saw one again in your life.

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Wage Gap
10:32 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Montana’s gender pay gap wider than national average

State labor commissioner Pam Bucy

As we reported last week, Governor Steve Bullock has signed an executive order creating the Equal Pay for Equal Work task force.

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Farmers Market
9:57 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Farmers Market a Saturday tradition in Missoula

Missoula's Farmers Market
Credit Justin Steck

Every Saturday from May through October, part of downtown Missoula is transformed into an open-air farmer's market reminiscent of those found in Europe.

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Apartment Fire
5:02 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Missoula apartment fire forces elderly and disabled residents to evacuate

Firefighters try to stop the spread of a fire at the Vantage Villa apartment complex in Missoula
Credit Sally Mauk

Missoula city firefighters continue at this hour to battle a large fire burning in the third floor of the Vantage Villa apartment complex on east Broadway. The fire broke out mid-afternoon, and quickly spread to at least two third floor apartments. It appears all the residents got out safely. Several fire trucks are on the scene, including a ladder truck hosing down the roof. The apartment complex is owned by the Missoula Housing Authority. Ellie Greenwood is with the housing authority's resident services, and was in the complex when the fire broke out.

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Marketplace Fairness Act
12:58 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Montana AG opposes "internet sales tax" bill

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

The "Marketplace Fairness Act" - better known as the "Internet Sales Tax" bill -  recently passed the U.S. Senate without the help of Montana Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester.
      The proposal will soon go before the U-S House where it's widely expected to face a more skeptical reception. Montana Republican Representative Steve Daines has already gone on the record opposing the measure. 

If implemented, it would require states to force e-commerce retailers in other states to collect sales taxes for them.

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Blackfeet vet
11:33 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Veteran works to preserve his Blackfeet language and land

Blackfeet Marine veteran and UM student Jesse DesRosier
Credit Sally Mauk

The solace offered by open spaces and beautiful landscapes is part of what prompted the formation in 2009 of a Portland-based nonprofit organization known as the Vet Voice Foundation.

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Breaking
1:38 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Missoula haz mat team responds to acid spill

Missoula haz mat team at site of acid spill at Spectrum Products
Credit Sally Mauk

About a thousand gallons of water-diluted sulfuric, phosphoric and citric acid spilled out of a tank at a Missoula  company today, prompting the regional haz mat team to respond. Firefighters and the haz mat team were called out this morning to Spectrum Products, a pool product manufacturer located off Butler Creek road, not far from the airport. By midday, they were figuring out how to clean it up.

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Montana Films
2:44 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Made in Montana movies getting international exposure

On location during filming of "Winter in the Blood"
Credit Donnie Sexton, Montana Office of Tourism

Montana's film industry has had a busy couple of years, with three feature films produced in the state.

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