Pierce and Standingrock Trial Prep Underway – Hearing Friday
Trial preparations for Tiffanie Rae Pierce and Augustus Storm Standingrock are underway by both the Missoula County Attorney’s office and the two defense attorney
Man with Fatal Head Wound Found on Lawn Near Local Bank
Missoula Police responded to a report of a man found with an apparently fatal head wound on Wednesday morning.
Montana Morning State News Headlines for Wednesday, May 23
Evacuees from the Clark Fork flooding have been allowed to temporarily return to their homes to check on their property, but not to move back in.
Four Feared Drowned when Car Plunges into Selway River
'On Monday May 21st at 5:45 AM, the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office in Hamilton received reports of a vehicle that drove into the Selway River approximately 50 miles west of Darby MT, in the backcountry of Idaho County.
Health Department Offers Free Tetanus Boosters to Flood Workers
The Missoula City County Health Department along with Blue Cross Blue Shield will be offering free tetanus booster shots to residents, flood workers and volunteers on Wednesday afternoon.
With a Brief Flood Respite – Limited Access to Homes Allowed
A brief respite from the flood waters of the Clark Fork River is allowing homeowners who have been evacuated a few precious hours to check on their property, keep pumps running and retrieve medications.
Montana Morning State News Headlines for Tuesday, May 22
Missoula flood evacuees told they may have to stay out of their homes till mid June, but can make a brief visit to check on their property.
Montana AG Joins Coalition to Stiffen Penalties on Opioid Makers
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, along with the attorneys general of Ohio and Washington, led a coalition of 39 state and territory attorneys general calling on congressional leaders to promptly pass measures to help hold opiod manufacturers accountable for their role in the current opiod epidemic.
Officials - Flood Evacuations Could continue until mid-June
At Monday’s flood information briefing, the question was asked, ‘When could flood evacuees begin to return to their homes?’, and the answer is a blow to those displaced by the flood.
Montana Morning State News Headlines for Monday, May 21
Flood officials respond to a levee east of Missoula that is being eroded by flood waters. The levee protects vital infrastructure, such as I-90 and BPA power lines.
East Mullan Road Levee Eroding Putting Infrastructure at Risk
Flood response officials are focusing their attention on a levee in the East Mullan Road area that is reportedly being eroded by the flooding of the Clark Fork River, possibly putting infrastructure in the area at risk.
Over the Top Fundraiser for United Way - Rappelling off Bank Roof
Just ten dollars gave a great many individuals a chance to rappel off the roof of the First Interstate bank building on Saturday in a fundraiser for the Missoula United Way.
50 Pounds of Methamphetamine Nabbed by Wyoming Highway Patrol
A traffic stop by the Wyoming Highway Patrol netted approximately 50 pounds of methamphetamine worth over $425,000 on the street.
Floods Spoil Start of Fishing Season around Western Montana
Saturday, May 19 marks the official opening of Montana’s fishing season, but early flooding is making a mess for anglers around the area
Mayor John Engen Invites Citizens to Survey Open House on May 22
In March, the City of Missoula conducted a survey in which the top three concerns were affordable housing, high property taxes and city streets, and a citizen’s open house has been scheduled to discuss the issues on Tuesday, May 22.
County Commissioners Declare Flood Disaster-State Aid Available
After declaring a flood emergency in late April, the Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot Rivers have flooded and hundreds of thousands of county dollars have been expended, so Missoula County Commissioners officially declared a disaster on Thursday morning, making way for state aid.
Montana District Court Denies Krakauer Attorney Fees
The Montana Supreme Court has denied author Jon Krakauer’s attempt to have the Montana University System pay his attorney fees for his successful attempt to access redacted student records of former Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson.
Montana Morning State News Headlines for Thursday, May 17
Flood briefing details weather patterns, removal of dangerous debris, including a small fire, and a bit of humor between sheriff's deputies and firemen.
Confederate Flag Causes 'Fear and Anxiety' Banned at Big Sky High
Officials at Missoula's Big Sky High School have asked several students to no longer wear items of clothing with the Confederate Flag, or to have that flag on any other item.
Air Quality Concerns over Controlled Burn in the Rattlesnake
There was a controlled burn in the Rattlesnake area on Tuesday, and residents in the area and on the north side reported air quality concerns reminiscent of last summer’s wildfires.