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Missoula health department discovers leak under Westside facility that could be releasing contaminants

While searching for the source of an odor that Northside and Westside residents say makes them feel ill, the Missoula City-County Health Department in December discovered an underground tank at a Phillips Street chemical transfer facility that could be leaking contaminants into the soil.

(Indy Blog)   Jan 6, 2015

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Follow the money

Community Medical Center plan for sale proceeds raises ethical questions

The pending sale of Community Medical Center hit a milestone on Dec. 17 when the nonprofit hospital’s board of directors released its much-anticipated decision on how it intends to disperse the $74 million generated from the transaction.

(Indy Blog)   Dec 30, 2014

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Community Medical Center Board decides where to put sale proceeds

The Community Medical Center Board today announced that it intends to put the lion’s share of proceeds generated by its expected sale into a newly created foundation that will fund organizations and projects committed to improving western Montana health care.

(Indy Blog)   Dec 17, 2014

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Recent Articles

Where to now?

A prolonged fight over the Montana Developmental Center's future finally ended with the legislature voting to shut down the facility. The real challenge comes next, as dozens of at-risk patients seek new homes.

When Missoula Developmental Services Corporation Chief Executive Officer Fran Sadowski greets a recent visitor to her Marshall Street office one of her first questions is, "Do you know anyone who needs a job?"

Sep 10, 2015

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Kind of a big deal

Behind-the-scenes moves give Riverfront Triangle new life

During a Missoula City Council committee meeting last week, Councilman Alex Taft asked why local lawmakers should approve the Hotel Fox Partners' request for more time to complete plans for a major project at Orange and Front streets inlight of the developers' apparent lack of progress.

(News)   Jun 11, 2015

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Hospital sale

Win for low-income locals

Last week's announcement that Community Medical Center intends to pull a planned $10 million contribution to the University of Montana is being lauded as a major victory for low-income residents.

(News)   Mar 26, 2015

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Recent Comments

Re: “Significant steps

Hi Matthew,

We did mistakingly omit the Clark Fork Coalition from the list of plaintiffs included in the lawsuit against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. This article has been updated to include the coalition.


Jessica Mayrer

Posted by jessica mayrer on 10/30/2014 at 11:02 AM

Re: “University of Montana

To clarify, 64 percent of University of Montana School of Law test takers who took the July bar passed. If one includes the February exam, when four UM alum took and passed the bar, then the overall 2014 passage rate for UM graduates was closer to 70 percent.


Jessica Mayrer

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Posted by jessica mayrer on 10/13/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “LGBT issues in the Legislature: Dallas Erickson strikes again

Thanks for your comments, Montana Home. To help clarify, here's a snippet from an email sent by Dallas Erickson to the Montana Legislative Services Division on Jan. 24:

"So in other words, the goal of this ordinance is to make sure there is an additional charge for anyone who rapes in a deviate sexual manner or who has deviate sexual relations with an adult, a child or anyone who has not or cannot give consent."

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Posted by jessica mayrer on 01/31/2013 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Taking on the tax man

Thanks for your comments, Thinker. I didn't get into the specifics of the family's 2005 lawsuit and two subsequent changes in ownership, because it would have consumed a healthy slice of the story and, I felt, detract from the subject of how property taxes are impacting folks in the Flathead.

Posted by jessica mayrer on 07/27/2012 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Pro wrestling hits Missoula

Thanks for your interest, Kathleen. You can contact them at:

Posted by jessica mayrer on 11/22/2010 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Open Mic Night

Thanks for your comment, Jerry. Ross Best was one of a few City Council regulars I had hoped to include but, for various reasons, could not be incorporated into the story.

Posted by jessica mayrer on 07/23/2010 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Bitterroot

Thanks for your comment, Montana Home. It's my understanding donations from other individuals totaled $90 and were made after Oct. 22--the article specifically addresses contributions made prior to that date.

Posted by jessica mayrer on 05/14/2010 at 10:22 AM

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