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Women’s Foundation of Montana announces nearly $60K in grants

July 28, 2014 11:27 am(0)

Biking a draw for ski resorts

One of Discovery Basin Ski Area’s chair lifts is running this summer, but instead of hauling skiers and snowboarders up the hillside, it is ca…

July 20, 2014 8:00 am(0)

Decker to open $6M terminal west of Wye

Decker to open $6M terminal west of Wye

Missoula is quickly becoming a regional ground transportation hub as a major trucking company, Decker Truck Lines, recently held the grand ope…

July 19, 2014 5:03 pm Photos


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Housing market improving so far this year

HAMILTON – The Bitterroot Valley’s housing market continued to show signs of improvement over the first six months of 2014.

June 29, 2014 11:15 am(3)

Missoula orthopedic surgeon retiring after 30 years in sports medicine

Missoula orthopedic surgeon retiring after 30 years in sports medicine

An avid cyclist, Dr. Michael Schutte of Northern Rockies Orthopedics has a pretty apt metaphor to describe his 30 years as a prominent knee sp…

June 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos


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Billings firm named small business of year

BILLINGS – Billings-based engineering firm Sanderson Stewart was named the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year last week in Wa…

June 15, 2014 6:00 am(0)

Deer Lodge businesses hurt by freeway work, owners say

DEER LODGE – Reconstruction work on Interstate 90 in and around Deer Lodge has local businesses and tourist attraction owners upset, saying th…

May 11, 2014 7:00 am(0)

Some generic drugs have had eye-popping price spikes

Pharmacist Larry Cowan can flip through his records and spot the generic drugs that have taken big price jumps in the past year or so.

April 27, 2014 7:00 am(2)

How to sail through your home appraisal

How to sail through your home appraisal

Real estate appraiser Matt Cook just finished working his way through a house to gauge its value when the homeowner reached out to shake his hand.

April 20, 2014 10:23 am(1)

Still living at home: Economists fret as young adults seem unwilling to fly the coop

Still living at home: Economists fret as young adults  seem unwilling to fly the coop

Burdened by $85,000 in college debt, attorney Bobby Waltman lives with his mom and grandmother in a three-bedroom house in Huntington Beach, Calif.

March 30, 2014 8:00 am(1)

Internet-enabled devices at home vulnerable to hacking

To keep an eye on his child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby monitors in his home in Houston.

March 30, 2014 7:00 am(0)

New workers start, stay behind

Gabe Ciuraru doesn’t see many good options for people his age.

March 23, 2014 6:00 am(0)

UM report: Visitors to Montana up in 2013

The importance of travel and tourism to Montana’s economy can, and has, been measured.

March 16, 2014 7:00 am(0)

Drought sends prices soaring: No relief from spike predicted any time soon

Next time you bite into a big, juicy hamburger, don’t be surprised if it bites back – at your bank account.

March 09, 2014 6:30 am(0)

Retailers track in-store moves

WASHINGTON – Signals emitted by your smartphone leave a digital trail that retailers can follow to find out how long you lingered in front of …

March 09, 2014 6:15 am(0)

‘Tsunami’ of store closings predicted

The experts who keep track of store openings and closings have been forecasting for more than a decade that the day was coming when American r…

March 09, 2014 6:00 am(3)

Passing on the family farm

It’s a love for the land that sinks as deep as a taproot. Or not.

February 10, 2014 9:13 am(0)

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Montana Rail Link is BNSF's Shortline of the Year for 2013

BNSF Railway has selected Montana Rail Link, Inc. as its 2013 Shortline of the Year for its significant gro…