Concerns over a ground-handling company's ability to keep pace with inbound flights to Missoula International Airport manifested in several frustrating delays as the busy summer season began this month. In early June, as several carriers began their seasonal flights to Missoula, DGS – the company contracted by Delta and United to conduct ground handling – found itself short … [Read more...] about Understaffed ground handlers cause delays, frustration at Missoula airport
The Department of Geography will transition from the College of Humanities and Sciences to the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana on July 1. UM’s Department of Geography is home to about 40 undergraduate students and 12 graduate students. Founded in 1956, the department specializes in mountain landscapes, community and environmental … [Read more...] about Geography department to join College of Forestry at UM
(KPAX) In Montana’s most populous cities and counties — and in some smaller counties as well — reappraised residential and business property values that determine property taxes often increased by double-digit percentages this year. But those increases won’t necessarily lead to comparably higher property taxes unless your increase was above the county-wide average, local … [Read more...] about Montana counties see double-digit property value increases; will higher taxes follow?
Wildlife lovers get worried when a sizable number of grizzly bears die, so federal agencies are trying to identify ways to reduce problematic deaths. On Tuesday, the executive committee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee heard representatives of three grizzly recovery subcommittees discuss how bears in their areas have died and ways some those deaths might be avoided … [Read more...] about Experts look for ways to reduce grizzly bear deaths in Northern Rockies
The Missoula County commissioners on Tuesday approved the renewal of nine county properties to participate in the Downtown Business Improvement District, helping to solidify the district for the next 10 years. Property owners within the Downtown Business Improvement District’s boundaries are required to pay fees to provide services that ensure safety and quality of life in … [Read more...] about Missoula County renews participation in Downtown Business Improvement District