The University of Montana has been part of the Missoula community for almost 120 years. Its long history as one of the state’s largest learning institutions is peppered with interesting facts, stories and tidbits. Here are a few UM trivia items to impress your friends with:
One of the most prominent economists alive was in Missoula today, March 30, testifying in the Mountain Water Condemnation trial. Economist Arthur Laffer, whose name became a household reference during the 80s with the “Laffer Curve” and supply side economics, offered up this analysis on the Mountain Water case.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — States have named official sandwiches, insects, dances, soil, beans and bugs. This year, there are proposals to name an official hostess in Alaska and an official legendary creature, the jackalope, in Wyoming.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire driven by strong weekend winds has burned 4.5-square miles in south-central Montana and forced the evacuation of more than 50 homes in a subdivision where at least two structures have been lost.
The due date for filing for tax refunds for 2011 is fast approaching. According to the IRS, over three million dollars that should go to Montanans, will be headed to the U.S. Treasury if tax returns are not filed before April 15.
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