Opinion: Ignore, block, obfuscate and attack: The bizarre campaign of Jacob Elder
Dave Stalling writes, "Elder also seems to have changed his views to appeal more to the right. He’s refused interviews with some local media, but met privately with “Patriots of Montana,” an extreme right-wing group that perpetuates long-debunked conspiracy theories."
The guy from NYC is wrong: David Chipman can unite on 2nd Amendment
David Stalling writes, "It’s a strange sign of our times when an elitist like Donald Trump, Jr., from New York City, tells us Montanans what to believe and value while claiming that life-long Montana farmers like Sen. Jon Tester don’t share our beliefs and values."
American Legion closes The Old Post, considers bankruptcy
A large lunch crowd gathered at The Old Post Thursday afternoon for a last meal, last drink and to bid farewell, following a surprise announcement that the downtown Missoula bar and restaurant was shutting its doors for good at day's end.
Clearwater River: Commissioners support state’s removal of Elbow Lake Dam
After delaying action two weeks ago to consider the concerns of lakeside residents, Missoula County commissioners voted Tuesday to support removal of an illegal dam on Elbow Lake, on the Clearwater River south of Seeley Lake.
Missoula County seeks federal funds to restore Fort Missoula internment camp
Missoula County commissioners on Tuesday approved an application for federal funding to restore barracks used during World War II to imprison American citizens of Japanese and Italian descent.
Montana DNRC launches project to update Missoula-area floodplain maps
With a $2.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has launched a multi-year effort to update floodplain maps and assess levees along the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers and Rock Creek.
‘A gift to our community:’ $1M donation secures future of Missoula’s carousel
In honor of her brother, Patricia Donlin recently donated $1 million to the nonprofit Carousel for Missoula to help ensure it keeps on running far into the future.
Jenny Zaso: New leader brings lifelong conservation ethic to Five Valleys Land Trust
Jenny Zaso's connection to the land and its conservation began as a child growing up on a dairy farm in western New York. The pastures were conservation lands managed by a local land trust, providing for her family and its dairy herd but also for the community and its interest in preserving open, agricultural ground.
Missoula County Women, Infants and Children program accepting new clients
The Missoula Women, Infants and Children program, administered through the City-County Health Department, is accepting new clients who need assistance with dietary needs, nutritional education, breastfeeding support and other services.
At Poverello Center, writing workshops offer inspiration, change, recovery
Much has been written about the healing power of words. For Stephen Hayhurst, writing down his story helped save his life. Hayhurst is one of many who have benefited from a weekly writing workshop at the Poverello Center, conducted by Barry Maxwell, a graduate student in the creative writing program at the University of Montana.