Most talked about Missoulian stories

Tribe: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names — HELENA - The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe, presented a bill draft to that effect during a recent meeting with the State-Tribal Relations Legislative Committee.
Jul 31, 2014

Bill drafted to remove "halfbreed," "breed" from Montana place names; similar to 1999 bill to remove "squaw."

UM breaks ground on new South Campus softball stadium — Jamie Pinkerton was sitting in a Kansas City, Missouri, traffic jam last August when his phone rang. It was the University of Montana offering him a job coaching the school's new women's softball team.
Jul 31, 2014

@umontana Grizzlies break ground on new South Campus softball stadium; Montana's 1st NCAA softball program:

'Flyboard' a jet stream of water on Flathead Lake — POLSON - I finally realized the full scope of what I'd gotten myself into about the time I began launching off the surface of Flathead Lake like a ballistic missile, a hissing jet of water propelling me into the air. The few words flashing through my mind at that moment are unprintable here.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @KathleenMKimble: Reporter jet packs on water and lives! “@missoulian: 'Flyboard' a jet stream of water on Flathead Lake…

Broadband supporters urge Missoula to move ahead with system — If Missoula wants to compete in the 21st century and stop its "brain drain" to more competitive cities, it needs to move past its 20th century infrastructure and create an open-access fiber-optic network. Advocates of installing a $10 million next-generation broadband system in Missoula say doing so will help local businesses compete with outside markets and give the city's burgeoning high-tech sector a chance to grow.

Lookout Pass Ski Area expansion EIS to cost $120K more, angering advocates — LOOKOUT PASS - The Oregon-based environmental consulting firm that was chosen by the Idaho Panhandle National Forest to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed expansion at Lookout Pass Ski Area has notified the ski area's owners that the work will exceed its original budget by $120,000.
Jul 31, 2014

Consulting firm chosen to prepare EIS for .@skilookout expansion says will cost $120k more than planned:… #mtski

Fifty Mountain: Glacier Park camp surrounded by summits — WEST GLACIER - Situated at the north end of the Lewis Range and with views across the valley to the Livingston Range, Glacier National Park's Fifty Mountain backcountry campground lives up to its name. Cathedral Peak and Mount Kipp stand above a glacier lily-filled meadow just uphill to the northeast.
Jul 31, 2014

.@GlacierNPS' Fifty Mountain backcountry camp lives up to name - from trip @jemgrigg and I took last week!

Source: Raptors sign ex-Grizzly guard Cherry — Former University of Montana guard Will Cherry has agreed to a two-year deal worth the NBA minimum with the Toronto Raptors, a source informed Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Cherry was not drafted out of college and was forced to have foot surgery.

Moose seen in lower Rattlesnake, on Mount Jumbo — A moose wandered into the lower Rattlesnake neighborhood Wednesday morning, an unusual urban wildlife sighting for Missoula residents more accustomed to deer, bears and raccoons - even elk. While moose are known to inhabit the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, it is rare for the big critters to be seen in or near town, said Nick DeCesare, a research biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Jul 30, 2014

Moose on the loose on Missoula's Mount Jumbo, in lower Rattlesnake Valley!