As good as the ’90s: Counting Crows warm a cool Missoula night
William Munoz writes, "The Counting Crows have succeeded to be a 'good' band, one that Robbie Robertson recognized all those years ago."
Viewpoint: Praise, thank and protect Montana’s tow-truck drivers
Vincent Vaccaro writes, "They stay cleaning glass, oil and debris off the road, keeping us all safe. They clear vehicles off the roads so we can drive on them without danger. Many times, they’re doing this work alone with no extra protection."
Blackfoot Clearwater wilderness bill headed to Senate floor
The act would add about 78,000 acres of wilderness to the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat and Mission Mountains wilderness areas and create two recreation management areas for snowmobiling and mountain biking.
Climate Connections: 5th Annual Expo celebrates climate momentum
Amy Cilimburg and Abby Huseth write, "Five years ago at our first Expo, our community was just beginning to explore options for reaching a goal that seemed audacious at the time: 100% clean electricity for Missoula."
Viewpoint: Forest Service logging makes mockery of Biden’s climate pledge
Mike Garrity writes, "Biden’s climate pledges are meaningless unless his Forest Service ceases its ever-increasing and illegal logging."
City officials: Property taxes at “breaking point” under state system
The state's shift in property taxes away from corporations to homeowners is reaching a breaking point as households struggle, Missoula city officials said.
MRA officially adopts new Missoula workforce housing program
A pilot program that looks to boost the construction of workforce housing and direct revenue into the city's Affordable Housing Trust Fund was approved by the Missoula Redevelopment Agency's board of commissioners on Thursday.
Fuel-Break Projects Proliferate in Northern National Forests
The Northern Region of the U.S. Forest Service is using new authority and funding to propose logging projects across seven national forests in Montana and Idaho.
Viewpoint: Missoula’s lands management needs work, oversight
Richard Manning writes, "At the very least, the lands’ management needs to be forcibly amputated from the parks department and entrusted to a separate, stand-alone entity run by restoration ecologists."
Missoula County, city concerned over lack of shelter funding for late 2024
Missoula County this week approved a $900,000 contribution to help fund the operation and management of the Johnson Street shelter through next October, when the money runs out.
Council tables proposal for rotating homeless camps in city neighborhoods
A proposal to place rotating homeless camps in each of Missoula's six voting wards was tabled in committee on Wednesday, even after an amendment that removed parks and rights-of-way as potential locations.
Groups sue Montana to stop traps from injuring grizzlies
Two environmental groups are suing the state of Montana for approving additional wolf trapping that could harm or kill grizzly bears.