Man Pulls a Rifle During a Road Rage Incident in Missoula
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On February 20, 2024, at approximately 1:40 PM, a Missoula Police Department Officer responded to a reported assault with a weapon involving a firearm. The officer spoke with the complainant who explained that he was driving westbound on I-90 past the Van Buren on-ramp. He...
‘Damn it': Wanted Man Drops Meth in Front of Missoula Police
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On February 20, 2024, a Missoula Police Department Officer located 51-year-old Clayton Shaya on the Scott Street Bridge in the City of Missoula. The officer knew there was a warrant for Shaya’s arrest. Upon request, Shaya got off his bicycle to speak with the officer.
Missoula Woman Brutally Attacked, Has Car and Belongings Stolen
It probably seemed like just an ordinary late-night/early-morning trip. Get in the car and move on to the next thing. But that is not what happened in the early hours of this past Friday, February 16. Had she been stalked? Did she know the assailant? Was this premeditated or personal? Was it a spur-of-the-moment attack by someone who sensed opportunity?
Scary Missoula Road Rage Incident at Mullan And Reserve
Lately driving around Missoula has been alarming. I have witnessed one car accident, two close calls, and was personally threatened with bodily harm. This all happened within a recent weekend. A Lot of Bad Driving in Missoula Recently. Even with a full moon coming up soon, and the weather that...
Engineers scramble to save bridge south of Clinton
The Rock Creek Road Bridge, which spans the Clark Fork River, could be washed away if not treated.
Pink fentanyl posing additional risks to Missoula community
MISSOULA, Mont. — Law enforcement in Spokane, Washington, recently seized pink fentanyl. Then they reached out to the Missoula Police Department warning that it may be in Missoula soon, and now, it is here. “We have recently had a couple cases where people are overdosing. It is very similar...
County contract to provide guidance on converting sheds to housing
(Missoula Current) Those looking to turn a shed into a cabin or dwelling unit will soon get stronger guidance from Missoula County under a contract approved this week. Under the agreement, Bureau Veritas North America, which provides “solutions dedicated to sustainability,” will create publications for the county outlining “a clear and concise path forward” for individuals looking to convert a storage shed into a dwelling unit.
Maclay and Rock Creek Bridges Set for Repair: Important Updates for Missoula County Residents
Missoula County has announced plans to repair the Maclay Bridge, west of Missoula, based on an engineering recommendation from HDR. The bridge, crossing the Bitterroot River, was closed on January 26 due to safety concerns. The repair involves replacing the steel stringers under the bridge deck, which requires partial deck removal and replacement. The estimated repair cost is $65,000, covered by the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) through Senate Bill 536 funding.
The Neighborhood That Isn’t Technically a Missoula Neighborhood
We've been exploring Missoula as part of a series on Missoula's many neighborhoods, with information provided by the City of Missoula and its Neighborhood Profiles. As we reviewed each neighborhood, an interesting phenomenon appeared: a popular Missoula neighborhood wasn't included in the profiles. See if you can guess which area...
Missoula Has a New Bad Habit While Driving
I have a working theory: maybe the lack of snow this winter has made Missoulians forget their driving manners. In the past 48 hours, I've seen or heard about several headshake-worthy driving behaviors that make me think we could all use a reminder. Many Missoula Driving Behaviors Are Great. Let's...
In Purr Suit: U of Montana Calculating Missoula’s Cat Clowders
Would you be surprised to see a group of 30 or more cats running loose in western Montana?. They are apparently a growing phenomenon in the Missoula area. And now, a wildlife biology and nontraditional undergraduate student at the University of Montana is taking on the task of evaluating the effect of cat colonies and the impacts of feral cats on biodiversity in Missoula.
Missoula Now Has Technology To Help Thwart Theft
Thieves and scam artists are pervasive even in Missoula, Montana. There are so many that occur everyday. I have been a victim of mail theft. I have had been warned about my data possibly being breached by both, my mortgage company and recently from our dental insurance provider. I try to protect my information and be diligent, but there are so many companies out there that have our personal information that are at risk and there is nothing you can do.
Officials Address the Issue of Urban Camping in Missoula
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - Urban camping has become a common theme throughout Missoula, and a large number of city and county officials, along with business people and other movers and shakers in the community met on Wednesday at the Missoula Election Center for the first of what could be up to five sessions of the ‘Urban Camping Work Group’.
Fate of Old Post Hospital in Missoula to be decided on Thursday
City Council is set to decide on if developments will take place at the Old Post Hospital in Fort Missoula. Fort Missoula Commons hopes to redevelop the area and also bring in commercial and residential components to help offset the cost.
Missoula Homeless Shelters Receive Grants From Montana
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - The Montana Department of Commerce has issued grants totaling nearly $5 million for nonprofit organizations to support homeless shelters with new construction, capital improvements, and shelter space acquisition for Montanans who are experiencing homelessness. KGVO News spoke with Cheryl Cohen, Montana Housing Division Administrator with...
Missoula Firefighters Desperately Need More Funding
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - Due to the panic over property tax increases in 2023, a multi-million dollar Missoula fire services levy was left off the ballot, however, the pressing need for additional firefighting funds for personnel and another city fire station remains. According to the City of Missoula website:
Leasing at the Missoula’s Villagio slowed by ‘strict’ income compliance
One of Missoula's largest income-restricted housing projects remains less than 50% full, though the city's housing officials expect full occupancy this spring.
Pothole Damage? Here’s How to Ask for Money in Missoula
Welcome to pothole season in Missoula. A time of changing temperatures, the jolt of sudden surprise, and often ruined tires and wheels. But what you may not know is that there is a system in place for you to file a claim for pothole damage in Missoula. And although there's no guarantee you'll see cash, at least you're able to complain.
Missoula traffic incident resolved
MISSOULA, Mont. - Avoid area of Brooks Street and Reserve Street due to accident in the intersection. 911 Missoula reported this traffic incident at 5:02 PM, Wednesday, February 21, 2024.
Brawl of the Wild on Ice to be held at Georgetown Lake on Saturday
MISSOULA, Mont. — The Brawl of the Wild on Ice comes to Georgetown Lake this weekend. Students from the University of Montana and Montana State University chapters of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers will see who can catch the most trophy rainbow trout, Kokanee, and brookies in an educational event.