Montana News http://mtpr.org en Northwestern Energy Says Dams Purchase Is Best For The Long-term http://mtpr.org/post/northwestern-energy-says-dams-purchase-best-long-term <p>The Montana Public Service Commission earlier this month held two weeks of hearings on Northwestern Energy's proposal to pay $870-million-dollars to purchase a dozen hydroelectric dams.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:04:20 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22625 at http://mtpr.org Northwestern Energy Says Dams Purchase Is Best For The Long-term Plagiarism, Citizen Initiatives, REAL ID And Logging http://mtpr.org/post/plagiarism-citizen-initiatives-real-id-and-logging <p>This Week in Montana politics.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:10:23 +0000 Josh Burnham 22518 at http://mtpr.org Plagiarism, Citizen Initiatives, REAL ID And Logging Training A Gun Manufacturing Workforce http://mtpr.org/post/training-gun-manufacturing-workforce <p>Training a workforce for a growing gun manufacturing industry is the goal behind a new program at the Flathead Valley Community College. This fall, FVCC will offer a new Firearms Technology Certificate.</p><p>Fred Zeglin is coordinating the program. He said there are about 15-gun manufacturers in the Flathead, and he spoke with a number of them about what they’re looking for.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:03:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 22472 at http://mtpr.org Training A Gun Manufacturing Workforce UM Professor: Walsh Plagiarism 'is obvious, it's blatant and it's massive in scope' http://mtpr.org/post/um-professor-walsh-plagiarism-obvious-its-blatant-and-its-massive-scope <p>The Walsh campaign began yesterday by touting a new poll showing Walsh gaining ground against his Republican opponent, Steve Daines in the U.S. Senate race. By the afternoon, Walsh was facing <a href="http://mtpr.org/post/sen-walsh-accused-plagiarizing-masters-thesis">serious allegations of plagiarism</a> that University of Montana Associate Professor of Political Science Rob Saldin says "<span class="userContent">totally undermines his credibility."</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:56:50 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22478 at http://mtpr.org UM Professor: Walsh Plagiarism 'is obvious, it's blatant and it's massive in scope' Sen. Walsh Accused Of Plagiarizing Master's Thesis http://mtpr.org/post/sen-walsh-accused-plagiarizing-masters-thesis <div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Tahoma; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium;"><div><p>On Wednesday, the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/us/politics/montana-senator-john-walsh-plagiarized-thesis.html?_r=1">New York Times reported</a> that Montana Sen. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:54:36 +0000 Josh Burnham 22423 at http://mtpr.org Sen. Walsh Accused Of Plagiarizing Master's Thesis Tribal - NASA Project To Teach About Climate Change http://mtpr.org/post/tribal-nasa-project-teach-about-climate-change <p></p><p>The Salish Kootenai College is one of four tribal colleges or universities, nationwide, to receive a grant from NASA to develop climate change curriculum. The grants come from NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project, and range from $413,000 to $1,009,000.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 22361 at http://mtpr.org Tribal - NASA Project To Teach About Climate Change Chemical Spill Update: Officials Closing Blackfoot River East Of Missoula http://mtpr.org/post/chemical-spill-update-officials-closing-blackfoot-river-east-missoula <p><strong>UPDATE 3:45 p.m.:</strong><br />Environmental health experts say chemicals were in a non-hazardous state and have largely disbursed and diluted. No sulfuric acid reaction. No reports of fish/wildlife kills. Rivers and access sites to re-open shortly.</p><p>&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;</p><p>Citing an "abundance of caution", Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Regional Fisheries Manager, Pat Saffel, says the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers from Johnsrud Park, west into Missoula are closed down due to a chemical spill.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:24:08 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22326 at http://mtpr.org Chemical Spill Update: Officials Closing Blackfoot River East Of Missoula Semi Rolls Over On Highway 200; Chemicals In BlackFoot River http://mtpr.org/post/semi-rolls-over-highway-200-chemicals-blackfoot-river <p>A semi tractor trailer rolled over near mile-marker 3, near Marco Flats on Highway 200 east of Bonner this morning, spilling an undetermined amount of chemicals into the Blackfoot River.&nbsp;</p><p>Missoula County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman, Paige Pavalone, says officials don't yet know much about the specific chemicals, only that, "<em>if mixed with water, there can be unknown risks</em>."</p><p>A hazardous materials team is on scene and a boom is in the water to contain the spill.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:47:58 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22324 at http://mtpr.org Newscast for 07-21-2014 http://mtpr.org/post/newscast-07-21-2014 <p>Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:</p><p>Two suspects have been arrested in connection to last Wednesdays' shooting on I-90. The search continues for a missing kayaker on Flathead lake. And investigators think they know what caused the crash that killed 6 people last month, but their findings aren't ready to be released.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:14:15 +0000 news 22294 at http://mtpr.org Missoula Home Sales Lagging, Prices Rising http://mtpr.org/post/missoula-home-sales-lagging-prices-rising <p>Missoula's housing market is warming up just a bit.<br /><br />In the words of Missoula Organization of Realtors President, Brint Wahlberg, it's slowly but steadily improving.<br /><br />The number of homes sold the first six months of this year stands at 454, compared to 557 during the first half of last year. The median "sold price" rose to $220,500 from $214,000 during the same period in 2013.<br /><br />Wahlberg explains to Edward O'Brien the three main factors behind the lagging sales. The first one is interest rates :</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:19:15 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22289 at http://mtpr.org Missoula Home Sales Lagging, Prices Rising