A Facebook post by an executive with Charter Communications criticizing Gov. Steve Bullock's proposed budget cuts received widespread criticism from across Montana, with comments calling it “disgusting” and “outrageous.” Earlier this week, Danny Smith, an executive with Charter Communications in Montana, called upon the governor to “cut the Helena fat and stop playing games” … [Read more...] about Charter VP’s comment on “little disabled kids” draws fire; company offers statement
The health benefits of yerba mate are no secret to the people of South America, where residents have long sipped the leafy infusion from small gourds to gain the drink's energy-boosting powers and vitamins. But when Mackay Pierce mentions the drink in Missoula, more often than not he gets a puzzled look. That could change as Yerba Montana gains traction and finds its place … [Read more...] about Yerba Montana puts national drink of Argentina on local shelves
The Missoula Redevelopment Agency's Board of Directors on Thursday agreed to reimburse a team of developers for the cost of testing soils on a piece of city property reserved for construction of a downtown hotel and conference center. The board passed the $12,000 reimbursement without objection, saying it was the obligation of the city to ensure the property was clean before … [Read more...] about City to reimburse Hotel Fox developers for downtown soil testing ahead of construction
When George Ybarra completed his steel sculpture in Silver Park two years ago, he looked upon the monumental piece with a sense of pride. But even so, it was never fully finished due to lack of funds. On Thursday, the Missoula Redevelopment Agency's Board of Directors approved up to $25,000 to complete the sculpture by funding a lighting project to give “Perseverance” a … [Read more...] about “Perseverance” after dark: Missoula agency to fund sculpture’s lighting
(Kaiser Health News) SACRAMENTO - During the five years Tony Price roamed the streets and dozed in doorways, the emergency rooms of Sacramento’s hospitals were a regular place for him to sleep off a hard day’s drinking. “A lot of times I would pass out, and then I’d wake up in the hospital,” said Price, 50. About two or three times a month, he would show up at a local … [Read more...] about Around the country, hospitals are stepping in to house the homeless. Will it help?