Montana News http://mtpr.org en Important Ebola Research Underway In Montana http://mtpr.org/post/important-ebola-research-underway-montana <p>An important part of the global effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus is taking place at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in western Montana's Bitterroot Valley.</p><p>A specific strain of Ebola has so far killed over 670 people in West Africa.</p><p>Death by Ebola is a terrible fate that starts with unremarkable symptoms; fever, sore throat, chills and muscle aches.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:52:21 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22733 at http://mtpr.org Important Ebola Research Underway In Montana Why Paddleboards, Kayaks, And Canoes Also Have To Stop At Boat Check Stations http://mtpr.org/post/why-paddleboards-kayaks-and-canoes-also-have-stop-boat-check-stations <p>Boat check stations have been set up across the state for three years, but this is the first year stopping is mandatory. Region One Fish, Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Captain Lee Anderson says inspectors are looking for aquatic invasive species, and *everyone* has to stop.</p><p>“Whether it’s a motorized boat or a non motorized boat. If it’s an actual vessel, then they would. So, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, rafts, all those have to stop, the only ones that wouldn’t would be like a pool toy,” Anderson said.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:05:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 22681 at http://mtpr.org Why Paddleboards, Kayaks, And Canoes Also Have To Stop At Boat Check Stations 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