Neva Hassanein writes, "Missoula has protected a lot of open space, mostly on the mountains for recreation and the viewshed. Yet, despite a prospering local food economy, we have not protected much productive agricultural land in and near the city."
The Montana House defeated some bills that would have allowed more wolf trapping and bear hunting in grizzly bear habitat. But other carnivore bills are moving forward that might affect grizzly delisting.
Mountain Line and the Missoula Redevelopment Agency unanimously agreed Thursday to jointly contract a local engineering firm to complete a transportation study and design for the Brooks Street corridor.
In hopes of presenting a strong application for a federal transportation grant, the Missoula Redevelopment Agency and other downtown partners plan to offer a small local match in hopes of landing a larger pot of funding.