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Articles with the Tag: Missoula

Man guilty in grizzly killings

MISSOULA – A federal district judge has found a Bigfork man guilty of illegally killing three grizzly bears in May 2014.  On March 30, United States Magistrate Jeremiah Lynch found Dan Calvin Wallen, 54, guilty of three counts of unlawfully taking a threatened species.  “The only ...

Access Montana back online after cyber attack

RONAN — More than 3,000 Access Montana data customers were left with disruptions in Internet and television over the weekend because of a cyber attack.  According to company CEO Jay Preston, the attack began late Thursday evening and was finally resolved on Monday at around 3 a.m. During that t...

Salish elder honored with doctorate Salish elder honored with doctorate

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – Salish tribal elder Louis “Louie” Adams has spent a lifetime teaching others the stories, culture and language of his people. The University of Montana honored this tireless educator with an honorary doctorate of humane letters. His nominati...

Polson pilots honored

MISSOULA — Two Polson area pilots were recently honored at the Montana Aviation Conference held Friday in Missoula. Larry Ashcraft was presented with the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot award, which honors pilots with over fifty years of accident free flying. In making the presentation, Federa...

Polson curlers’ strategic play earns ‘chess on ice’ nickname Polson curlers’ strategic play earns ‘chess on ice’ nickname

The statement “let’s throw some rocks” sounds like kids at the lakeshore, but it’s a call for curlers to take the ice.  Polson curlers Dave and Suz Rittenhouse interested friends in the winter sport, and now a group of Polsonites makes the trip to Missoula to curl at the Glaci...

Lake County 4-H members travel to Helen

News from Montana State University Lake County Extension HELENA — 4-H members from across the state of Montana gathered in Helena recently to learn more about the legislative process at the Montanans for 4-H Legislative Program. Traveling from Lake County were 4-H Ambassadors Keergan and Landar Fang...

Man charged in bear deaths

MISSOULA – A Bigfork man who lives in the Ferndale area of Lake County has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that resulted from him allegedly shooting and killing a grizzly May 2014.  Dan Calvert Wallen, 54, pleaded not guilty Jan. 27 to three counts of unlawful taking of a threatened speci...

legislative briefs

Guns on campus  makes a return   The Senate Judiciary committee is considering Senate Bill 143, which would allow guns on campus by prohibiting the Board of Regents from making rules against guns. Sen. Cary Smith, R-Billings, the bill’s sponsor, said the right to bear arms was a b...

Regulations, fuel prices impact farm markets

MISSOULA – High cattle prices have boosted the Montana economy, but forecasting what 2015 will bring for farmers and ranchers is difficult, according to Montana State University Professor George Haynes.  Aside from beef prices, other factors may impact the bottom line of producers including low...

Energy prices could lead to boon in tourism, problems for others Energy prices could lead to boon in tourism, problems for others

MISSOULA – Lake County is one of 16 counties in Montana that does not produce conventional energy resources – coal, natural gas or oil — but that doesn’t mean plummeting gas prices won’t have some impact locally.  Economists and experts gathered at the University of Mont...


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