Veterans seek respite, and solace, on the River of No Return

Veterans seek respite, and solace, on the River of No Return

The first American veteran on Idaho's main stem of the Salmon River was Capt. William Clark.

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Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Finally, the curtain at stage-right was pulled open and Greg Gianforte showed his face to supporters.

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House race takes its most bizarre turn yet with Gianforte’s alleged assault of reporter

The race for Montana’s sole U.S. House seat took a House of Cards turn yesterday evening, and it all began with a tweet.

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'Midget wrestling' is still a thing, apparently

Sunlight is still streaming through the windows of the Sunrise Saloon Tuesday night when the opening round of Extreme Midget Wrestling begins.

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From coffee to Wi-Fi, medical marijuana branches out

Heirloom Remedies doesn't look like a pot shop.

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UM baits summer students with free rent

Summertime at UM seems made for marketing—at least that's the view of Tom Crady, the University of Montana's vice president for enrollment and student affairs.

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The Merc's pharmacy facade almost fell down. What happens if it does?

Earlier this month, downtown workers watched from the Florence Building rooftop as the only surviving remnant of the Missoula Mercantile, the pharmacy building, threatened to go the way of Humpty Dumpty all over Higgins Avenue.

(News)  

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Fish, Wildlife and Parks pitches a Yellowstone cutthroat cull in Overwhich Creek

Chris Clancy isn't sure when the idea first came up.

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Ever wonder how Ryan Zinke is spending your time?

Over the past two months, Ryan Zinke has ridden horses, shoveled snow off the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and tweeted photo after photo of the knick-knacks in his office.

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Street Talk: Imagine there's no Trump

Asked Saturday morning at the Rob Quist/Bernie Sanders rally at the University of Montana's Adams Center

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A seemingly endless election cycle finally comes to a finish

By the time you read this, Montana's special election will be over (unless you read this on Thursday, in which case the results won't be in until later in the day).

(Opinion)  

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As river flows increase, so too must caution

As spring returns to the Rockies, I think about a day last summer when we packed for a rafting trip, never thinking to pack for death.

(Opinion)  

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Buyouts offered to 8 percent of UM full-time faculty

Around 50 veteran professors at the University of Montana have been offered early retirement incentives as the university prepares for another round of downsizing.

(Indy Blog)   May 22, 2017

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How—and why—Missoula progressives could reclaim guns for the left

Imagine it's six months from now.

May 18, 2017

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How Mark Wicks wrapped Montana's Libertarians around the axle

Libertarian congressional candidate Mark Wicks and a few supporters had been standing around a Whitefish parking lot for more than half an hour before the first contestant rolled up.

(News)   May 18, 2017

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Guess who paved the way for the FCC to pave the way for Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy Missoula's KECI—and 55 other stations?

On April 20, Mignon Clyburn, the sole Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission, forecast a wave of broadcast media acquisitions and mergers on the near horizon.

(News)   May 18, 2017

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When is a brick more than just a brick? (When it's a Merc brick.)

Melinda Leibinger stood in a cloud of dust, feet planted on the tumble of debris, arms cradling chipped and chalky bricks.

(News)   May 18, 2017

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Unfunding UM's 'Best & Brightest'

If you're one of the roughly 500 Montana university students relying on the Governor's Best and Brightest Scholarship, you're out of luck—at least for the coming school year.

(News)   May 18, 2017

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Montana drug task forces face the prospect of Trump budget cuts

Ten ounces of cocaine.

(News)   May 18, 2017

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The Missoulian's Gianforte endorsement? We beg to differ.

We may be part of the Lee Enterprises family now, but you know who else is family?

(News)   May 18, 2017

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Why is the GOP so infatuated with millionaires?

The changing of the seasons has brought with it a heavy blanket of campaign mailers, which seem to grow more shrill as summer and the special election approach.

(Opinion)   May 18, 2017

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Rick Bass: We need to make room for rhinos—and bears

My guide, David, a member of the Maasai Tribe, has been showing me his home ground, in what is now the Lewa Conservancy of northern Kenya.

(Opinion)   May 18, 2017

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Letters to the Editor

The real issue...

May 17, 2017

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Creationist researcher suing National Park Service because it won't let him study Grand Canyon rocks

In case the drawing of Jesus riding a T. rex on a paddleboard in Glacial Lake Missoula on today's Indy cover wasn't enough of a hint, this week's feature is about creationists.

(Indy Blog)   May 11, 2017

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