With a prayer, Union Gospel Mission fills in for Pov during winter overcrowding
March 13, 2018
While Jesus and redemption lie at the heart of Don Evans' work, the Union Gospel Mission found itself playing aRead more.
Calling all landlords: Missoula partners look to house 40 families in 40 homes in March
March 6, 2018
Julie Barrett was one of the lucky ones to find stable housing through a federal rental-assistance program that has broughtRead more.
State urges vaccinations after Yellowstone County child dies of flu
March 1, 2018
RiverStone Health, in conjunction with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, has confirmed the first pediatric deathRead more.
Missoula Lady Bruins top Bozeman for state amateur hockey championship
February 26, 2018
The Missoula Lady Bruins shut out Bozeman 2-0 for the second day in a row to win the Montana AmateurRead more.
After shooting, ‘honor how kids want to deal with their feelings’
February 25, 2018
With so much coverage of last week’s grisly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students, parents and others are struggling toRead more.
Overcrowded: Missoula homeless shelter to set cap on number of overnight residents
February 23, 2018
The latest bout of cold weather has left the Poverello Center well over capacity, forcing the organization to prepare aRead more.
Lockdown ordered at Big Sky High after graffiti found on bathroom wall
February 22, 2018
A lock down was ordered at Sentinel High School on Wednesday morning after graffiti was found on a bathroom wallRead more.
Montana Rail Link Park set for spring construction off South Avenue
February 15, 2018
The Missoula Redevelopment Agency on Thursday selected Dick Anderson Construction to manage work ahead of this spring's groundbreaking for a new cityRead more.
New building for Missoula police detectives, evidence storage gets a funding boost
February 15, 2018
The city of Missoula will receive $1 million in tax increment monies from the Missoula Redevelopment Agency to help payRead more.
Help for a day: Community project connects Missoula’s homeless, low-income with vital services
January 26, 2018
The 12th annual Project Community Connect, organized by the At-Risk Housing Coalition on Friday, coincided with Thursday night's annual point-in-time survey, anRead more.
Service organizations see progress in Missoula’s plan to reduce homelessness
January 24, 2018
On Tuesday night at a community forum on homelessness, Darren Ashby detailed his journey from addiction to recovery. His stint inRead more.
Shelter for intoxicated homeless would save human, taxpayer costs, officer says
January 23, 2018
While homelessness will never be wholly solved – and while the city will never “end” homelessness as the title ofRead more.
Veteran releases hate and hurt to graduate from Missoula treatment court
January 17, 2018
After a sexual assault in the Army, alcoholism, PTSD and a stint in jail, Billy Jo Chaffin was looking toRead more.
We have a dream: Missoula minorities still live in fear despite King’s legacy
January 15, 2018
Three Missoula women reflect on the challenges and fears of being minorities in Trump's America, where deportation, violence and racialRead more.
Ending homelessness: Missoula making progress with 10-year plan, experts say
January 8, 2018
Organizations across Missoula are working behind the scenes to bring an end to homelessness by addressing the issues that createRead more.
Historical Society exhibit brings Word War I home to Montana
January 6, 2018
One of the most difficult things about assembling a World War I exhibit at the Montana Historical Society Museum inRead more.
Fitness friendly: Missoula tops the charts for third year running (no pun intended)
January 3, 2018
Missoula ranked No. 1 in SmartAsset's most “fitness friendly" places for the third consecutive year – a nod to theRead more.
Study: Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age
December 31, 2017
For nine years, these experts have been examining “SuperAgers” — men and women over age 80 whose memories are asRead more.
For second year, Missoula takes top spot in number of Peace Corps volunteers
December 14, 2017
Missoula produced more Peace Corps volunteers on a per capita basis than all other cities in 2017, earning it theRead more.
After Marsy’s Law, Missoula County Attorney looks to keep victim coordinators
December 12, 2017
The Missoula County Attorney's Office will keep two positions created to comply with Marsy's Law, a victim's rights bill passedRead more.
Poverello Center packed with winter residents as efforts turn toward rapid rehousing
December 8, 2017
The number of residents turning to the Poverello Center for warmth and shelter this year is up over last year,Read more.
County awards more plowing contracts for commuter trails than last year
November 28, 2017
Missoula County commissioners on Tuesday approved four contracts to plow non-motorized trails this winter, including a first-time contract for theRead more.
Missoula honors Marine who returned Japanese honor flag to fallen enemy’s family
November 27, 2017
The Missoula City Council and all in the audience at Monday night’s council meeting stood to honor Missoula veteran MarvinRead more.
New treatment court coordinator may be fresh to the job, but not the issue of addiction
November 27, 2017
Some of the participants in Missoula's Co-Occurring Treatment Court will be veterans, some not, though all have been in troubleRead more.
Thanksgiving dinner cheaper than last year, but Food Bank duties continue
November 22, 2017
This year's annual price survey found those feeding 10 dinner guests will spend $49.12, or 75 cents less than lastRead more.
As relatives gather, family talks on end-of-life wishes increase over holidays
November 22, 2017
The roast turkey and pecan pie may be the same as always, but growing numbers of families plan to addRead more.
Missoula groups launch new campaign on affirmative sexual consent
November 16, 2017
One month after a new state law went into effect changing the definition of consent, an equally new campaign willRead more.
Missoula County inks contract to study future of historic valley ranch
November 14, 2017
Missoula County commissioners approved a $44,000 service contract with A&E Architects on Tuesday to assess the condition of the landRead more.
Missoula police: Investigation continues into Mountain Line death threats
November 13, 2017
The Missoula Police Department continues its investigation into a series of death threats made to Mountain Line employees in theRead more.
Monday morning fog to start the work week
November 13, 2017
The work week started out on the chilly side in Missoula on Monday with an icy fog and temperatures ofRead more.
Easing the transition: Missoula partners explore the challenges of leaving prison
November 9, 2017
Roughly 97 percent of Montana prisoners will return to the community. While their crime is theirs to bear, how successfullyRead more.
Starbucks adds Missoula’s refugee efforts to national film series
October 19, 2017
Not only has Starbucks selected Soft Landing for inclusion in its "Upstanders" film series, the company also has chosen MissoulaRead more.
City to adjust snowplowing schedule to beat traffic, hit side streets
October 5, 2017
The superintendent of the Missoula Street Division plans to increase the night crew this year to plow the city's mainRead more.
Missoula Current, Last Best News featured on ‘Home Ground’
September 19, 2017
Last Best News partners Ed Kemmick and David Crisp will be featured in this week’s “Home Ground” show on YellowstoneRead more.
Cash-carrying Canadian arrested near Montana border crossing
August 31, 2017
The U.S. Border Patrol said its agents arrested a 25-year-old man from Alberta, Canada, trying to enter the United StatesRead more.
United Way establishes fund to help victims of Seeley Lake, Lolo blazes
August 30, 2017
Bolstered by gifts from several local businesses, the United Way of Missoula County has raised more than $8,000 over theRead more.
Wyoming, California streets slated for redesign amid district’s growth
August 17, 2017
The city is expected to divert $10,000 from a decades-old earmark to redesign an unfinished portion of Wyoming Street, aRead more.
Nonprofits join Partnership Health Center in week of outreach, celebration
August 14, 2017
On Monday, as part of Community Health Center Week, Partnership Health Center launched a weeklong celebration to thank its patientsRead more.
Montana family’s deep roots draw historians to reunion at Bridger Creek homestead
August 12, 2017
A family with deep roots in Montana met last Saturday on the land their ancestors homesteaded almost 140 years ago.Read more.
Missoula College to launch state’s first course on veteran experience
August 11, 2017
Missoula College was awarded a $97,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop the state's first veteransRead more.
Border Patrol agents nab illegal Irishman on trail near Glacier National Park
August 10, 2017
Agents assigned to the St. Mary Border Patrol Station Horse Patrol Unit arrested a 47-year-old man from Ireland near theRead more.
Wounded vets seek healing on Montana wilderness ride
August 7, 2017
During a hot week in late July, these warriors and their loved ones rode horses, rafted the Yellowstone River andRead more.
Flags at half-staff to honor firefighters killed on Lolo National Forest
August 5, 2017
Flags are flying at half staff in Montana this weekend, honoring two wildland firefighters killed in recent weeks on theRead more.
Music takes Maris off to New York for Carnegie performance
August 4, 2017
Missoula singer-songwriter Maris Ward has become an Internet sensation in recent months, performing Frank Sinatra and Dolly Parton classics, butRead more.
Fatal accidents decline in Missoula, but overall crashes increase
August 3, 2017
According to the data, from 2010 to 2014, the ramp at West Broadway and Reserve Street has seen the highestRead more.
Western Montana Fair to raise funds for wildland firefighters, families
August 1, 2017
The 2017 Western Montana Fair is partnering with the Wildland Firefighter Foundation to raise money for families of wildland firefighters.Read more.
On the road: City plans to triple bicycle commuters by 2045
July 29, 2017
Missoula’s new master plan for the infrastructure needed to support bicycles as a form of mass transit was quietly approvedRead more.
Amid fires, emergency officials urge county residents to join Smart911
July 25, 2017
As fires burn across the Lolo and Bitterroot national forests, emergency officials are asking residents to sign up for theRead more.
Wounded in war, combat veterans recognize Missoula as a Purple Heart community
July 23, 2017
More than a dozen of the nation's 1.8 million Purple Heart recipients gathered with family and friends outside a popularRead more.
Hellgate lacrosse player turned wildland firefighter killed by falling tree
July 20, 2017
A former Hellgate High School athlete turned wildland firefighter was killed by a falling tree while working the Florence fireRead more.