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6:07 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Missoula Mayor Meets With Algonquin CEO

Missoula Mayor John Engen talks about his meeting with Algonquin Power & Utilities, the proposed buyers of Missoula's water system, at a press conference on Sept. 24, 2014.
Credit Eric Whitney

Missoula Mayor John Engen says he understands Algonquin's intent in buying Mountain Water, but he's not convinced the company can actually buy it, given the city's attempts to take ownership by condemnation from The Carlyle Group. Engen spoke at a press conference in his office this morning after meeting with Algonquin's CEO.

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Mountain Water Sale
3:58 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Algonquin CEO Visits Missoula, Likes Mountain Water

Algonquin Power and Utilities CEO Ian Robertson.
Credit Danny Dauterive

Montana Public Radio’s Edward O’Brien sat down with Algonquin Power and Utilities CEO Ian Robertson. Robertson says "we would like to be part of the Montana utility landscape forever."

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Lost Mine Loop Fire
3:42 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Missoula Fire No Longer Threatens Power Lines

The Lost Mine Loop fire that threatened Missoula's Miller Creek area no longer presents a threat to power lines.
Credit Danny Dauterive

A large fire that ignited yesterday in Missoula's Miller Creek drainage no longer presents a threat to Northwestern Energy high voltage power lines, communication towers on Dean Stone Mountain or local homes.

An overheated chainsaw muffler sparked the Lost Mine Loop fire. Miller Creek Road remains closed to all but fire crews and local traffic.The fire is now estimated to encompass 153 acres and is 75 percent contained.

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Commentary
12:02 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Good Jobs Missoula

Everyone would like to see Missoula get more good jobs – jobs that pay well, offer good benefits, provide access to quality health care and a secure retirement.

Most people will say that the particular good jobs Missoula needs are in the high tech, manufacturing, natural resource extraction and construction sectors. Indeed, jobs in these sectors tend to offer workers most of the very things that define a “good job.”

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Breaking
11:31 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Man Found Dead In Clark Fork River Was Shot

Credit Flickr user Ariane Middel (CC-BY-2.0)

Two people have been arrested and two others are wanted in connection to the Missoula Sheriff Department’s investigation into the death of Gilbert George Berry, whose body was found in the Clark Fork River Tuesday.

Officials say Kevin Joseph Lino, 27, is wanted for the charge of deliberate homicide, and are searching for Angela M. Marchese, also 27, who is a witness in the case.

Lino and Marchese are believed to be traveling in a white 2014 Ford Focus, with a temporary West Virginia Plate. 

The Sheriff's Office believes Lino is armed and dangerous.  

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Paul McCartney
3:45 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Paul McCartney Wows Record Missoula Crowd

Paul McCartney sings and plays piano at the Missoula stop on his Out There tour
Gus Chambers

Paul McCartney put on a spectacle in Missoula last night, playing for over two hours in the largest concert in Montana history. Over 25,000 people turned out for the show which included songs from McCartney's entire career along with dazzling lights and fireworks.

Check out our slideshow from the concert, and tell us what you thought of the show.

Wildfire
2:30 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Grant Creek Wildfire Now Contained

8/05/14, 2:20 p.m.
Colorado Gulch Fire update: Fire officials with the Lolo National Forest say the Colorado Gulch fire, located just northwest of Missoula in the Grant Creek Valley, has been contained. The fire started at approximately 4 p.m. Monday and a combination of ground crews and water dropped from helicopters limited the fire to 2 1/2 acres. No structures have been damaged.
 

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Missoula Housing Market
4:19 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Missoula Home Sales Lagging, Prices Rising

Missoula's housing market is warming up just a bit.

In the words of Missoula Organization of Realtors President, Brint Wahlberg, it's slowly but steadily improving.

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.

Wahlberg explains to Edward O'Brien the three main factors behind the lagging sales. The first one is interest rates :

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Top citizens honored
11:23 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Missoula philanthropists to receive honorary doctorates from UM

John and Sue Talbot
Credit John and Sue Talbot

Missoulians John and Sue Talbot will receive Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters at the University of Montana commencement ceremony tomorrow.

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