Could rehabbing dams in the Rattlesnake Wilderness help native trout struggling with climate change?
When the city of Missoula acquired the Mountain Water Company, it took on the responsibility of repairing and maintaining a series of high-elevation dams in the Rattlesnake Wilderness. Now, a century after their construction, those dams need removal or rehabilitation. Fixing them could provide benefits for the ‘Place of the Small Bull Trout.’
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Missoula Aging Services’ budget hasn’t kept up with the needs of the county’s aging population, an issue exasperated by the pandemic. Its CEO says an additional tax would help ease that burden.
As an ominous report predicts less snow in the northern Rocky Mountains’ future, Montana ski areas are taking action to protect their most important resource.
Hyundai Motor Group is investing $20 million over the next five years to operate its latest research and development facility on the campus of Montana State University, company and state officials announced Thursday. The Research, Development and Lab Center is part of Hyundai’s New Horizons Studio aimed at developing what it calls Ultimate Mobility Vehicles,…
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Data presented by the state broadband office indicates two-thirds of Montana addresses have current or pending 100 mbps service. Private internet providers who want to reach underserved areas can apply for help from a $266 million fund.
Billings Clinic is just one of scores of hospitals taking this strategy. The demand is so high, and the nursing shortage so great, that there’s a backlog of thousands of international health care professionals awaiting visas to work in the U.S.
Sales of recreational marijuana are underway, and dispensary owners say they’re not ready to meet the demand. That may mean problems for the 55,000 Montanans who hold medical marijuana cards.
Debates over masking, critical race theory and parental rights have stirred up a frenzy of interest in school board elections across the country. But in Bozeman, four candidates vying for two trustee positions say they’ve largely attempted to disengage from the widespread politicization.
New Census Bureau estimates chart Montana’s population shifts during the first full year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kalispell led the pack for new residents.
Highway 191 between Bozeman and Big Sky is one of the busiest roadways in Montana, and one of the deadliest for wildlife. Solutions are a long time coming.
Despite concerns about nuclear tensions related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, operations of the missile silos at Malmstrom Air Force Base here remain normal, military officials said. “There’s been no change to force protection conditions at Malmstrom AFB, and we won’t speculate on potential future adjustments,” Jennifer Greene, spokesperson for Air Force Global Strike…
With less than half of its eligible population vaccinated, Cascade County is marshaling support from local emergency responders, tackling misinformation one-on-one, and trying hard to keep morale high.
Citizens and the city commission want the state to study environmental impacts of what would be the largest food processing plant in the U.S.
Democrats wanted a competitive western district. Republicans wanted a simple split. The chair of Montana’s Districting and Apportionment wanted compromise. Here’s how that all boiled down to the state’s new U.S. House districts.
A new legal position within the Montana Legislature is being tested for the first time with an investigation of Republican Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s actions toward St. Peter’s hospital in Helena.
A growing chorus of critics say Austin Knudsen has been overstepping his legal authority as Montana’s Attorney General, a criticism that was renewed this week when news broke that Knudsen’s office dispatched a Montana Highway Patrol officer to St. Peter’s Health hospital in Helena.
Judge strikes pre-approval statute that bestowed ‘exclusive and lucrative financial benefit only on NorthWestern’
A Missoula judge struck down a law that granted NorthWestern Energy reimbursement for new energy-generating assets from customers. In a May 6 opinion, District Court Judge Jason Marks deemed the pre-approval statute passed by the Montana Legislature in 2003 unconstitutional because it applies only to NorthWestern.
As the cost of a home in Missoula has surpassed $500,000, area nonprofits have brought surplus housing from the Bakken oil fields to the area to help the affordability crunch.
Back in business after two years of pandemic slowdown, Missoula’s two major farmers markets hope to bring back opportunities for cultural connection and a path for small business growth.