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Arlee Powwow returns after 2-year hiatus

ARLEE — The Arlee Powwow returned from pandemic quarantine Friday amid the jingle of bells and a flurry of multicolored streamers. The multi-day celebration marked the first time the powwow has taken place since organizers suspended the event due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. For the revelers who...
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Missoula bear researcher's mementos burgled

Burglars looted the late grizzly researcher Chuck Jonkel’s Missoula home twice last week, stealing not only historic bear memorabilia but current wildlife research files. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks bear manager Jamie Jonkel, Chuck Jonkel’s son, discovered the break-in on Monday at the home near the base of Mount Sentinel. The thieves had apparently spent hours rooting around in the house, taking the senior Jonkel’s collections of bear pins and jewelry, rare coins and stamps, spotting scopes, and other personal items. They also took several things belonging to Jamie Jonkel, including his FWP work computer and a sack full of thumb-drives loaded with photos and videos of grizzly management activity.
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Missoula Outdoor Cinema Announces their Summer Lineup of Movies

We're finally to a point where we're having consistent days of good weather. It was a battle but we made it! And now that temperatures have warmed up, it's time to go sit outside and enjoy some movies throughout the summer. North Missoula Community Development Corporation has announced the run of movies that will make up this year's lineup for Missoula Outdoor Cinema.

Newest U of Montana Football Commit is the Son of a Grizzly QB Great

Like father, like son? Well, Montana Grizzly football fans who revere the team's storied past can only hope so. While it is not a long list, some players recruited from the state of Hawaii have undoubtedly left their mark on the University of Montana football program. That would include Tuufuli Upereza and Ray Brumm for those of you who can go back over 50 years. Others remember high-flying teams from the late '80s and 90's that featured the likes of receivers Shannon Cabunoc and Raul Pacheco.

COVID-19 Weekly Update: Montana Adds 2,104 Cases, One Death

As of Friday morning, Montana has confirmed 287,145 positive COVID-19 cases. Montana's COVID-19 case tracking map shows 2,104 new confirmed cases. There are currently 2,447 active cases in the state. According to the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, 1,500,164 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and 567,828...

Fourth of July events

MISSOULA, Mont. — NBC Montana created a list of Fourth of July parades and events:. The Butte America Foundation is hosting a Fourth of July parade and fireworks celebration:. July 3 the Big Bang Fireworks Show will take place at Chester Steele Park on the St. James Hospital lawns.

Moose Eating on Roof of a Montana Dude Ranch?

If you are lucky, you might see one of Montana's largest members of the deer family, standing six feet tall from hoof to shoulder, and weighing in at more than 1,000 pounds roaming around our Big Sky backcountry. Or hi-five the mascot at PaddleHeads Stadium in Missoula, BUT you never expect to see one above you looking down from the rooftop! You may not have seen this unbelievable story on the internet the first time around so It’s worth sharing again.

Paxson Elementary’s long, hard road to bilingual education

On June 14, Missoula County’s public school board voted unanimously to scale back an ambitious nine-year-old dual-language immersion (DLI) program at Paxson Elementary. Many of the school’s teachers breathed a collective sigh of relief, having spent the early part of 2022 discussing the need for change. But for a swath of Paxson parents, the decision deepened a sense of loss and broken trust that had been stirring for nearly two months.

Missoula's Headswift Invited to Native American Showcase

Missoula Mavericks baseball player Donovyn Headswift stopped by the SWX studio to discuss being invited to the Native American All-Star Showcase in Atlanta, Georgia later this month. Click here if you would like to find out how you can help Headswift with expenses for the trip.

Chukars lose fifth straight against Paddleheads in 14-13 heartbreaker

MISSOULA, MT (KIFI) - In a thrilling back-and-forth battle Thursday night, the Idaho Falls Chukars fell just short against the Missoula Paddleheads in a 14-13 defeat, their fifth loss in five tries against Missoula this season. After trailing 6-1 going into the fourth inning, the Chuks scored a whopping nine...