With Missoula’s Bear Smart resolution set, regulating garbage, attractants next step
The resolution, which passed on Monday night, sets the stage for further policies and practices that could take any number of forms, from requiring bear-proof containers in buffer zones around Missoula to a countywide sanitation district, where trash would be collected as part of a property's taxes.
Citizen scientists help document recovery of Rattlesnake Creek
Volunteers and staff with the Watershed Education Network took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather last week to wade into Rattlesnake Creek and collect aquatic insects in the area that once held the dam and its reservoir.
Music: Ashley McBryde gets back to the basics of music in Missoula
William Munoz writes, "No big production, just great music meant to speak to your own life experiences. The sold-out Wilma was treated to this by a singer/songwriter who knows what it means to be alive."
Voices: Tranel the clear choice to protect public lands given Zinke’s history
Dale Harris writes, "As Interior Secretary, Monica’s opponent Ryan Zinke opened public lands to commercial exploitation by oil, gas and mining corporations. He still works for those interests."
Harmon’s Histories: The mysterious disappearance of Missoula’s John Maley
The coroner’s jury was left with no choice but to leave unresolved the manner of John Maley's death. Was it an accident? A suicide? Or was it murder? The press of the day dropped the story after the inquest. Not a single follow-up can be found. The case, to this day, appears unsolved.
‘Unconstitutional:’ Court overturns 3 Montana GOP election laws
The court found that the suite of laws, which banned same-day registration and added complications around voter ID, among other things, violated the Montana Constitution and unreasonably restricted one's constitutional right to vote.
Police arrest man for threats with a machete in downtown Missoula
Friday wasn't Todd Devany's first encounter with the law. He was arrested in Missoula three days earlier for misdemeanor criminal mischief and assault with a weapon, and assault on a peace officer earlier in September.
Missoula airport looks to combine final phases of terminal project
With demolition of the old passenger terminal nearly complete and Phase 2 construction set to begin, Missoula Montana Airport plans to jump ahead and seek bids for Phase 3.
CSKT meeting takes DEQ to task for Arlee gravel pit
In late May, some Arlee residents were shocked to learn that Rehbein proposed to build a 12-foot-deep, 160-acre gravel pit and asphalt plant within a half-mile of the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.
Viewpoint: Full disclosure needed for Holland Lake proposal
Mike Bader writes, "Thinking plans for an upscale four-season resort can be categorically excluded represents poor judgment. Unless checked, the agency will continue to sweep environmental injuries under the rug."