Indy writer Alex Sakariassen attempted to prove how easy it is to hitchhike out of Missoula. Turned out it isn’t. After three hours of failed thumbing on the Interstate 90 ramp on North Orange Street, Sakariassen yielded to reality and declared his trip to Frenchtown a failure.
University of Montana student Daniel Thew, 19, drew rowdy cheers as well as police attention and UM disciplinary action for streaking naked before more than 25,000 football fans at Washington-Grizzly Stadium Sept. 10.
After Sen. Jon Tester successfully attached a wolf-delisting rider to a must-pass budget bill this spring, the hunt was back on in Montana, with an overall quota of 220 wolves. Some districts filled their quotas before the Dec. 31 deadline. Others, like the Bitterroot Valley, didn’t, prompting Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to extend the season into late January.