Tourists gone wild

Tourists gone wild

After a series of questionable, dangerous and sometimes fatal incidents this summer, national—and state—parks start to take action

In May, two Canadians touring Yellowstone National Park pulled up to the Lamar Buffalo Ranch in their Toyota Sequoia.

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This Week

Lichen the results

University of Montana biologist shakes science community with groundbreaking discovery

If you're a biologist who studies lichen, it's not often that The New York Times, The Atlantic and the Washington Post come calling in the same week.


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Not just about bikes

Since last August, Sustainable Trails Coalition President Ted Stroll estimates his nonprofit has spent nearly $115,000 lobbying Congress to lift a blanket ban on mountain bikes in designated wilderness.


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University District

Buttercup up for sale

One of the first steps Molly Galusha took after dreaming up the idea for Buttercup Market and Cafe in 2010 was to craft a neighborhood plan, to "figure out how I was going to be loved" while running one of the few businesses in a section of town where residents are fiercely protective of its quiet character.


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Looking for Lili

The video begins with the bird standing on a man's back, calm and motionless as he and his friends rush to snap photos they can upload online.


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Unconventional times

Democrats create their own kind of dysfunction

There was a moment earlier this year when it looked like Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich might divide the Republican Party among themselves.


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Clean break

Federal coal leasing needs a major overhaul

The winds of change are blowing hard across our Western coalfields.


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It's budget season for Missoula City Council and—wait, don't doze off quite yet.

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Recently Featured News

Game changers

As more kids turn to alternative team sports, Missoula's Gnar Pirates and MT Alpha Juniors lead a new generation of athletes

My lungs are burning as I huff up Sawmill Gulch Road.

Jul 21, 2016

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Shooting the moon

Bryan von Lossberg helped put the first rover on Mars, but can the rocket scientist-turned-councilman get a local gun control measure off the ground?

On July 4, 1997, the Pathfinder spacecraft ripped through the Martian atmosphere.

Jul 14, 2016

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Work in progress

Snowbowl's much-anticipated expansion gets underway

Joe Dillon recalls first hearing about Montana Snowbowl's ambitious plans for expansion when he was a fifth or sixth grader in Bonner.

Jul 6, 2016

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Wilderness

    • I worked for the Forest Service and administered several Wildernesses, both at the Ranger District…

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    • I disagree with Greg Strandburg. Of course some -- only a relative few,I think --…

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