Montana News

Josh Burnham

A third annual Women’s March is happening Saturday in cities across the country. But events scheduled in Missoula and Kalispell are steering clear of the national march’s agenda.

Lauren Small Rodriguez is one of the organizers of an entirely Native-led vigil for missing and murdered indigenous women taking place Saturday in Missoula.

Bill Would Boost Montana Need-Based College Financial Aid

13 hours ago
The University of Montana.
Josh Burnham / MTPR

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Proposed legislation to boost financial aid for Montana college students from low-income families has attracted support. 

American Airlines plane.
Stock photo (PD)

Passenger traffic at Missoula International Airport last year set an all-time record. The airport handled over 848,000 passengers. That’s a 10 percent increase over 2017.

Since 2000 the airport has seen an 85 percent increase in passenger traffic.

Taxes To Again Dominate Budget Talks At The Montana Legislature

14 hours ago
Rep. Nancy Ballance, R-Hamilton, sits in the House of Representatives on Jan. 10, 2019. Ballance is the chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
Shaylee Rager / UM Legislative News Service

HELENA — Taxes are shaping up to be one of the big debates of the 2019 Montana Legislature.

The budget estimates from the governor’s office and the Legislative Fiscal Division are roughly the same -- about $10 billion over two years to fund a variety of state agencies and programs. The budget includes everything from education to the state’s share of Medicaid expansion.

An image detailing the bathtub of weak snow layers around Dickey Creek in the Flathead Range on Jan. 15, 2019.

The Flathead Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche watch through Saturday for several mountain ranges in Northwest Montana.

The backcountry avalanche watch issued Thursday morning warns of high avalanche danger Friday and Saturday in the Swan, Whitefish and Flathead Ranges and Glacier National Park.