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Missoula Marine honored for returning fallen enemy’s flag


The Missoula City Council and all in the audience at Monday night’s council meeting stood to honor Missoula veteran Marvin Strombo for the compassion he showed a Japanese family who lost a son and brother in World War II. Earlier this year, Strombo fulfilled a commitment he made seven decades earlier to return a Japanese flag found on the body of an enemy soldier after a ferocious 1944 battle on the island of Saipan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Workers rush to save Glacier chalet before winter comes


In a race against winter they’re determined not to lose, 10 workers are camped in Glacier National Park’s backcountry, rushing to stabilize the burned-out shell of Sperry Chalet before it is buried beneath the snow. The work is privately funded through donations to the Glacier National Park Conservancy’s Sperry Action Fund, created the day after a wildfire overran the 103-year-old chalet on Aug. 31. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Conservationists push to preserve Breaks monument


Montana outfitters and guides have allied with historians and tribal leaders to demand protection of the Upper Missouri River Breaks and other national monuments that hold cultural, scientific and historical value. Timed to coincide with the late June meeting of the Western Governors Association in Whitefish, the effort comes in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting 24 national monuments for possible downsizing or elimination. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Retired slurry bomber stands sentinel at Missoula airport


Tanker 10 has a new base of operations, standing sentinel at the entrance to Missoula International Airport, forever reminding local citizens and visitors of the city’s pre-eminent role in the history of wildland firefighting. The slurry bomber’s move Tuesday from Neptune Aviation’s hangar to a static display area alongside Highway 10 West was a logistical challenge, but a welcome one for the aerial firefighting company’s crews. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Montanans pan withdrawal from climate accord


Montana Gov. Steve Bullock led a chorus of state and regional environmental groups in condemning President Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. In a written statement, Bullock called the move “short-sighted and dangerous” and out of step with what Montanans from all walks of life know to be true. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Gianforte favors review of Upper Missouri River Breaks

Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on Sunday endorsed the Trump administration’s ordered review of all 100,000-acre-plus national monuments designated since 1996, including Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks. “There was a lot of confrontation with local landowners” when the Breaks was protected as a national monument, Gianforte said during a Q&A on Montana Television Network’s “Face the State” program. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Billings leadership coach fires up Missoula businesswomen


Invoking the legacy of a pioneering NASA mathematician, a leadership development coach from Billings implored several hundred Missoula businesswomen Saturday to “showcase” their value. Eryka Johnson told the annual Missoula Businesswomen’s Network Symposium that she had to learn that lesson herself, after nearly failing in her first years as a mechanical engineer for ExxonMobil. (more…) Continue Reading →

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