Jon King

Montana Selects New Cherry Blossom Princess
Every year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Washington D.C. to celebrate the Mayor of Tokyo's gift of Japanese cherry trees to the United State in 1912. The real goal of the festival is to celebrate the special friendship Japan and the United States share and to promote cult…
Missoula May Hire New Firefighters
As of January 30, 2012, more than 380 million dollars is available for fire departments nationwide. The money is available through the Safer Act Grants, which were put in place by the Department of Homeland Security. SAFER is an acronym that stands for Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Resp…
Whitefish Jesus Statue Hearing on Feb. 3
he now famous Jesus statue on the top of Big Mountain in Whitefish will be the subject of an upcoming legislative hearing. The House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will discuss a proposed land exchange between the Whitefish Mountain Resort and the Federal Government. The la…
Important Preseason Dates for Hunters
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks is trying to alert all hunters to some key changes in the 2012 preseason calender. One of the biggest changes is that the deadline for residents and nonresidents to apply for deer and elk permits has been moved up to March 15. Drawings for those permits will now occ…
Missoula’s Homeword Hosts Grand Opening
Homeword is set to celebrate the grand opening of their new, mixed-use building on the corner of Broadway and Russell. The building, known as Solstice, sits on a riverfront parcel which was donated by the Missoula Community to the Homeword sustainable housing project. The unit includes 34 apartments…
Yellowstone Cabins Might Return to Public Use
For ten years, visitors to Yellowstone National Park were not able to use the cabins near Old Faithful. After a new environmental assessment, the park is thinking about changing course. Spokesman for Yellowstone National Park, Al Nash tells us what the plan is.
Dead Man Found in Downtown Missoula
A man was found dead in the 200 block of west Pine Street near the Mountain line bus station. The man was found by an acquaintance and although the man's name has not yet been released, the police know his identity. Missoula Police Detective Sargent Travis Welsh explains the situation.
Missoula County Seeks EPA Grant for Asbestos
Missoula County plans on applying for a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grant. The grant, known as the Brownsfields Multi-Purpose Pilot Grant is meant only for "community based organizations" and requires those organizations to conduct community notification before submitting a …

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