Climate activists blast NorthWestern Energy for reliance on fossil fuels
More than 100 activists brought Friday's Climate Strike to NorthWestern Energy’s Missoula office, urging the company to stop using coal, natural gas and methane to produce energy and convert to wind, solar and other renewable energy sources.
Changing American farms: UM prof a national leader in sustainable agriculture
University of Montana environmental studies professor Neva Hassanein’s work reaches far beyond the classroom walls -- to the nation's farms and ranches -- helping to change the way Americans perceive, grow, harvest and process, package, transport, market, consume and dispose of their food.
Commission approves purchase of land, buildings for new Missoula election center
The Missoula Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed to amend a buy-sell agreement with Western Montana Mental Health Center to purchase land and buildings located at 140 N. Russell to serve as a new county election center.
County commissioners OK jail land donation for affordable housing
The Missoula County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a final resolution of intent granting 4 acres of land near the county detention center for development of a low-income and supportive housing project known as Trinity Apartments.
Downtown Missoula: Loose Moose moves into Bird’s Nest
Although a tail-wagging golden retriever named Glory no longer eagerly greats patrons at the door, an old Missoula store retains a familiar feel, albeit a new look and new name, after the Loose Moose moved into the Bird’s Nest Books and Things last week.
Missoula County: Assessment reignites fight over public bridge to private land
A recent resolution adopted by the Missoula Board of County Commissioners – to change the boundaries of a Rural Special Improvement District northwest of Seeley Lake and assess landowners for maintenance of the Lindbergh Lake Bridge – resurrected two unresolved questions: Who has access when a public bridge leads to private property? Should bridge ownership be transferred from public to private hands?
Partnership Health Clinic faces federal funding stoppage at month’s end
More than 16,000 individuals in Missoula and surrounding rural counties rely on Partnership Health Center for medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health. But the center could have difficulty meeting those needs if Congress doesn’t authorize the continuation of key federal programs.
Poverello Center to reopen men’s dorm after 4-month closure
The Poverello Center will reopen the men’s dorm at its West Broadway homeless shelter by Sept. 13, after a four-month closure and costly repairs caused by sewage leaks.
Suicide Prevention Week: Local efforts and events offer awareness, hope, help
“What’s important to know is yes, Montana has the highest suicide rate in the nation,” said Nancy de Pastino, suicide prevention coordinator for the Missoula City-County Health Department. “But we’re really making progress.” Suicides are gradually declining in Missoula, she said, from 34 in 2016 to 28 in 2018.
Missoula Downtown Master Plan update ready for adoption
Following a year of research, analysis, mapping, design, public outreach and input from more than 3,000 citizens, a new community vision for downtown Missoula is nearly complete and ready for approval. “We wanted a plan that was authentic, inclusive, innovative, sustainable, versatile and viable,” said Linda McCarthy, executive director of the Downtown Missoula Partnership, which is heading up the