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The Story of the Montanan Who Brought the World Important Vaccines

We're continuing our series on Montanan inventors for National Inventors Month. We continue to stay in the field of medicine for our next inventor. Our previous invention was the Holter monitor, developed by Helena native Norman Holter. Today, we discuss the Miles City man that created eight of the fourteen vaccines used in vaccine schedules to this day; Maurice Hilleman.
MILES CITY, MT
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Famous Movie Star Donates Special Gift to Montana Event

A well-known actor who has starred in many western films has donated an iconic cowboy hat worn in one of his movies to a fundraising event in Montana. Sam Elliot has been in a ton of movies. He is one of the most iconic western film stars of our generation. Most recently, Elliot starred alongside Tim McGraw in 1883. Some of Elliot's most popular movies include The Big Lebowski, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Tombstone.
GARDINER, MT
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Who Has The Better Downtown? Bozeman or Missoula?

One of the hardest decisions I've ever had to deal with, and I think some folks aren't going to be happy with me. Bozeman or Missoula? It's a question that has had Montanans argue for years on which town is better. Usually, locals will use the universities as the focal point, on which place is better. Some locals will use Yellowstone National Park, or the two world-class ski resorts, as a reference on what city is better.
MISSOULA, MT

15 Pictures of Spectacular Montana Ranch Listed For Sale

Have you ever wanted to run your own cattle ranch in Montana? Well, we've got some good news. A legendary ranch in Montana was just listed for sale. The 8,134-acre Lucas Ranch located in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains was just listed for sale for $20,000,000. According to the Live Water Properties listing, the Lucas Ranch is one of the most significant land offerings on the market today and consists of over 12 square miles of diverse terrain on the western slope of the Crazy Mountains northeast of Bozeman.
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Mass Shooting In The City of Buffalo, New York

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BUFFALO, NY

Where Was Yellowstone Filming in Missoula This Week?

We've known for a while now that Yellowstone has been gearing up to film Season 5, and that it'd be filming in Missoula, Hamilton, Darby, and the surrounding areas just like it did with Season 4. The call recently went out for local extras and other positions, and it looks like filming for the season is officially underway.
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10 Helpful Ways to Conserve Water in Montana

Many states throughout the country including Montana are preparing for another dry summer season. Water levels in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in Montana are concerning, and once summer arrives, there won't be much moisture to help replenish them. The majority of Montana is currently experiencing severe to extreme drought, according...
BOZEMAN, MT

Rehab Hospital of Montana to Show Off Innovative and New Stroke Care Technology

Did you know that May is Stroke Awareness Month? Neither did I, but it's good to know about it because a stroke is one of the most debilitating conditions someone can go through. However, there's been massive technological advances that work to prevent or care for people who have had strokes. The Rehabilitation Hospital of Montana (RHOM) has acquired some of this new technology and will be showing it off next week in an open demonstration.
MONTANA STATE

COVID-19 Weekly Update: Montana Adds 719 Cases, Three More Deaths

As of Friday morning, Montana has confirmed 275,113 positive COVID-19 cases. Montana's COVID-19 case tracking map shows 719 new confirmed cases. There are currently 851 active cases in the state. According to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, 1,463,189 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and 563,850...
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Road Work Planned on US 93 South in Bitterroot

"Ya can't get there from here." Starting Monday, May 16, that tag line from an old joke might come true for some travelers in Ravalli County. But for most of us, there will be slight delays because of a project of the Montana Department of Transportation. A construction project on...
RAVALLI COUNTY, MT

Montana State Parks Feel Less Stress

The numbers are in for the first part of 2022, and it looks like visits to Montana state parks are down almost 9 percent from last year. The reason - weather. Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) officials point to the long-lasting cold weather of winter that has stretched through in the spring.
MONTANA STATE

Memorable Montana Lady Griz Player, Assistant Coach is Moving On

She was moments away from entering law school. But her team needed her. So began the coaching phase of the memorable career of one of the University of Montana Lady Griz basketball team's most beloved individuals with strong family ties to the program. After 9 years as a player and assistant coach, Jordan Sullivan is taking her talents to a new program.
MISSOULA, MT

Yellowstone Nominated for Best Show at MTV Movie and TV Awards

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Huge News for ‘Spinal Tap’ Fans Soon after Passing of Ric Parnell

Just last week we learned of the passing of one of our favorite members of the Missoula rock community. Ric Parnell passed away at the age of 70. Ric Parnell began his career in music back in 1970. He played in multiple bands. He provided the drums for Toni Basil's hit "Mickey," and he had an offer to join Journey. But, Ric's big break came in the '80s when he landed the role of Mick Shrimpton in the mockumentary, "This Is Spinal Tap." Ric eventually settled in Missoula. He hosted his own radio show on "Trail 103" cleverly titled, "Spontaneous Combustion," which paid homage to his character from "Spinal Tap."
MISSOULA, MT