Rosie Costain


Rosie Costain is a UM student and MTPR reporter.

Rosie Costain

Women in Missoula are trying to figure out how to be more effective at giving money away. 

Jen Euell, director of the Women’s Foundation of Montana, thinks women giving together can have more impact than making charitable donations on their own.

“Anybody can give," Euell says, "but what’s exciting about this is the opportunity to give a little - maybe you don’t have a huge capacity to give yourself - but to be a part of a much larger impact than maybe you could make on your own.”

A sign in Missoula warning that bears inhabit the area.
Josh Burnham

It’s been a busy spring for Montana wildlife officials dealing with bear incidents.

A grizzly bear died Monday after eating pesticides in an open garage in north-central Montana. State wildlife officials say the sub-adult female had been seen with a sibling in the area northwest of Great Falls in the days before it died. The 143-pound bear died within hours of ingesting the chemicals.

Grizzly bears vs. black bears.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says a black bear hunter shot and killed a grizzly bear in the Swan Valley after misidentifying it in May. The male bear weighed 500 pounds and was about 18 years old.

The agency says a man from Pennsylvania told game wardens he mistakenly shot the bear on May 20 in the Piper Creek drainage during black bear hunting season. He had a black bear license.

Flathead Electric Co-op

The Flathead Electric Co-op is trying to recruit more members to enroll in one of their energy-saving rebate programs that helps the co-op save money. 

A memorial service for Doolittle Raider David J. Thatcher of Missoula in June, 2016.
Eric Whitney

CORRECTION: This event is on WEDNESDAY, not Memorial Day Monday: Whitefish Legacy Partners and the Kalispell Veterans Center are hosting a 2 to 3 mile community hike starting at the Swift Creek Trailhead at 6 p.m.

Cities and towns across Montana are holding events to remember those who died while serving in the armed forces this Memorial Day.