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Forest Service approves expansion of Lookout Pass Ski Area

May 20, 2017
The U.S. Forest Service has approved the near-doubling of Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area, on the Montana-Idaho border off Interstate 90.

Craft Malt opens in Butte, marking a Montana brewing first

May 19, 2017
Montana Craft Malt opened its new 10,000-ton malting facility in Butte on Thursday, capping a milestone in the $15 million project; the facility will cater to Montana's craft brew industry.

Unknown if second Alaska Air hub in Seattle will impact Missoula flights

May 18, 2017
Alaska Airlines this week said it will begin scheduled flights from a second Seattle airport next year; unknown if any of Missoula's daily nonstop flights will be impacted by airline's move from Sea-Tac to Paine Field.

UM Foundation names Cindy Williams as new CEO

May 16, 2017
The University of Montana Foundation has named Cindy Williams as its new CEO, a promotion that continues her climb through the foundation's ranks; she replaces former foundation director Shane Giese, who retired earlier this year.

UM's Class of 2017 finds better wages than its predecessors

May 15, 2017
If timing is key, then the University of Montana graduates who tossed their tassels on Saturday are entering the U.S. labor market at the perfect time, with starting wages nearing an all-time high; but there's work to do in Missoula to understand why local earnings lag.

White to head environmental journalism program at UM

May 12, 2017
Nadia White will serve as the new director of environmental science and natural resource journalism as associate professor Henriette Lowisch departs for Germany.

County signs off on three job-creation grants for Missoula firms

May 10, 2017
In the time that Nichole Rush has handled job creation grants for the Missoula Economic Partnership, most have come from the city's surging tech industry, an indication of the sector's growth.

Consumer Direct opens $23M national headquarters office in Missoula

May 10, 2017
After years of strategic planning and growth in the home health-care market, Consumer Direct cut the ribbon on its new national headquarters office in Missoula on Tuesday, signaling what the company's owner and board chairman described as the first step of things to come.

Historic Mercantile lumber draws a crowd, has stories to tell

May 9, 2017
With deconstruction of the Missoula Mercantile now complete, Home ReSource opened its doors Tuesday to a steady stream of customers looking for wood salvaged from the historic downtown building; as it turns out, the old growth wood has its own stories to tell.
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