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UM enrollment tumbles to 25-year low at main campus

Figures released Friday show fall enrollment at the University of Montana took the steepest drop yet in its six-year descent from record highs, leaving main campus with roughly the same number of students it had in 1991.

(Indy Blog)  

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Strength in numbers

Conservationists build on Marshall Woods victory

When the Lolo National Forest released its proposal to commercially log a portion of the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area early last year, local residents could hardly believe it.

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Pop culture

Food Farm celebrates community spirit with acclaimed soda displays

In April, an Orange Street Food Farm customer snapped a picture of the towering soda boxes on display in the front window, depicting a colorful image of Super Mario Brothers.

(News)  

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Junior hockey

Bruins drop the puck

On Sept. 19, two semi trucks arrived in the parking lot outside Glacier Ice Rink bearing a special delivery: aluminum bleachers, some assembly required.

(News)  

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Krakauer

Supreme court punt

Jon Krakauer hardly sounded surprised by the Montana Supreme Court's decision Monday regarding his quest for state disciplinary records pertaining to former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson.

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Running up the score

It's not just about the money with Grizzly athletics

Last week, UM's Bureau of Business and Economic Research published a study measuring the economic benefits of Grizzly athletics.

(Opinion)  

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Etc.

It was all hands on deck at the Missoula City-County Health Department this month after a Missoula resident contracted a case of Hepatitis A. The department went into "incident command mode," which Director Ellen Leahy says sounds more dramatic than it actually is, but did include a press release, additional staff to field calls from concerned residents and preparations to dole out hundreds of immunizations.

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Collaborative culture

Every small business owner has probably repeated the classic Field of Dreams quote in their minds from time to time: "If you build it, they will come."

(Letters to the Editor)  

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Not very sporting

I am compassionate, yet realisticmy husband is a hunter and fisherman.

(Letters to the Editor)  

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Shush up already

We read with great interest Dan Brooks column on the Ryan Adams concert at the Wilma (see "Earning an encore," Aug. 18).

(Letters to the Editor)  

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Rockies Today, September 21

Mountain West News is a service of the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West — a regional studies and public education program at the University of Montana.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 21, 2016

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Happiest Hour: Montana Brewers Fall Rendezvous

What it is: Forty-two brewers congregated at Caras Park for a(nother) brewfest.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 21, 2016

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Your future, a little early

Find Rob Brezsny's "Free Will Astrology" online, every Wednesday, one day before it hits the Indy's printed pages.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 21, 2016

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Mike Fellows dies while campaigning for U.S. House

Mike Fellows’ absence from breakfast on Monday was noticed by members of Missoula’s American Legion Post 27, according to Commander John Angwin, even if it wasn’t particularly surprising.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 20, 2016

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Rockies Today, September 19

Mountain West News is a service of the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West — a regional studies and public education program at the University of Montana.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 19, 2016

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Road crews upset Iceland's elves (and more News of the Weird)

What Goes Around, Comes Around One of the Islamic State's first reforms in captured territory has been to require adult women to  dress devoutly – including the face-covering burka robe, which, in Western democracies famously presents security dilemmas because it hinders identification.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 19, 2016

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Rockies Today, September 16

Mountain West News is a service of the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West — a regional studies and public education program at the University of Montana.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 16, 2016

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Out of the rubble

The knock-down, drag-out fight over the Missoula Mercantile will change local historic preservation for years to come. Is it a new beginning or the beginning of the end?

"Doomsdayer" isn't how anyone who knows Page Goode would think to describe her.

Sep 15, 2016

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Call to duty

Incumbent AG Tim Fox hits back against partisan allegations

Sometime around midnight on March 29, Attorney General Tim Fox was sitting on top of David Carpenter in a Billings hotel parking lot, restraining the man in a half-nelson until the cops could arrive.

(News)   Sep 15, 2016

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Not a show

Artist Jack Metcalf insists his bid for justice is genuine

For years now, Jack Metcalf has made a name for himself by consistently testing the boundaries of convention in the Missoula art scene.

(News)   Sep 15, 2016

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Gun ordinance

A business opportunity

Tom Platt is a gun enthusiast, but he doesn't always feel comfortable in local gun shops.

(News)   Sep 15, 2016

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Science

Zoo museum spreads wings

On a tall cabinet inside the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum at the University of Montana, an elk skull's enormous antlers are jumbled among an African buffalo skull and plastic bins of mouse skins.

(News)   Sep 15, 2016

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Race to the bottom

Bullock, Gianforte avoid policy in favor of more attacks

The contest of negatives that is the Montana governor's race got a little hotter last week, although it didn't shed any more light.

(Opinion)   Sep 15, 2016

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Sneaky rider

Defense authorization bill would threaten sage grouse

Late summer has come to the American West, and across the sagebrush sea that extends over multiple states from Montana to New Mexico, greater sage grouse have moved on from their spring courtship rituals and are now raising their young.

(Opinion)   Sep 15, 2016

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Etc.

A little after 4 p.m. on Sept. 13, dozens of people had already gathered on the Higgins Avenue bridge in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sep 15, 2016

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Out of the rubble

The knock-down, drag-out fight over the Missoula Mercantile will change local historic preservation for years to come. Is it a new beginning or the beginning of the end?

"Doomsdayer" isn't how anyone who knows Page Goode would think to describe her.

Sep 15, 2016

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In Trump They Trust

The Republican presidential nominee has little presence in Montana, but his staunchest supporters remain fully committed

Donald Trump strolled to a lectern in the Billings MetraPark Arena May 26 with the confidence of a man with an insurmountable lead.

Sep 8, 2016

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Looking ahead

The National Park Service just celebrated its 100th birthday. Climate change scientist Patrick Gonzalez is here to make sure that's just the beginning.

The first unmistakable sign of climate change Patrick Gonzalez ever saw in the field was in Senegal.

Sep 1, 2016

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