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Past articles by Sonji:

Highly anticipated concert brings thousands to Missoula

Pearl Jam hit the stage Monday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium at the University of Montana.Before the concert thousands of people waited with anticipation to get through the gates. Diehard fans said it was worth the wait.“I would describe their music as a → Read More

Warm temperatures affect workers in Missoula

For the past few weeks temperatures have reached the high 80s and low 90s.On hot days like this you can catch Jeremiah Dawson fixing buildings, roads or even sidewalk curbs. He's worked construction for six years.“It is difficult working outside in this we → Read More

Work on Fort Missoula Regional Park wraps up

Fort Missoula Regional Park is set to open in just nine days, after work on phase two is finished.The park is a joint city-county project funded by a $38 million dollar Parks and Trails bond.Phase one of the park opened in April 2017.Phase two consists of → Read More

Bike owners on high alert for potential summer thefts

A warning from Missoula police, nice weather means thieves may be eyeing your bicycle.Riding a bike is a form of transportation many people in Missoula take advantage of.“I probably started with training wheels before I have memory. I love riding bikes, be → Read More

Missoula celebrates annual 4th at the Fort event

At Fort Missoula people celebrated the independence of our country and honored those who served in the armed forces.For many the Fourth of July is more than just cookouts and shooting fireworks.“It means it's the nation’s birthday,” Missoula resident Larry → Read More

Group auctions historic law enforcement car

The Missoula County Deputy Sheriff's Association is auctioning its well known 1946 Ford Coupe.The organization serves as the collective bargaining unit for sworn deputies within Missoula County.The association originally purchased the car a few years ago a → Read More

Clark Fork River expected to rise 8 more inches

The Clark Fork River is expected to rise again within the next 24 hours. Currently the river is at 8.3 feet and is looking at a potential increase of 8 more inches, which is a substantial amount of water.Just three weeks into the recovery phase after local → Read More

Frosty forecast concerns Missoula gardeners

A frost advisory for Monday night has some local gardeners concerned about their plants. Many areas are expecting temperatures reaching the low 30s bringing frost that can be harmful to plants.During this time of year many people are planting flowers and p → Read More

Missoula search and rescue crews continue search for missing boater

Missoula County Search and Rescue volunteers are still looking for a 70-year-old man tonight. They picked up the search again at 9 a.m. this morning after he went missing when his boat capsized yesterday.The initial dispatch call went out Saturday at 2:21 → Read More

Missoula Co. provides free summer meals for kids

Cities and schools around the state will soon be offering free breakfast and lunch for kids for the summer.In Missoula three organizations are participating in a nationwide program by providing 12 meal sites.With school over in less than two weeks, some ki → Read More

Mission Mountains Mercantile reopens in Swan Valley

Mission Mountains Mercantile in Swan Valley opened its doors Tuesday, after a fire broke out two years ago.The mercantile is a well-known convience store between Seeley Lake and Bigfork.“The morning of the fire, call me crazy but envisioned exactly what is → Read More

Missoula Co. officials offer reward for information on recent homicide

Missoula County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the March beating death of a 45-year-old woman.Susan Wood was found dead on Coal Mine Road on March 3. Wood sustained a severe blunt force traum → Read More

Missoula interchange project about to break ground

The Montana Department of Transportation is about to break ground on the Van Buren round-about project.To say the Van Buren interchange is busy, is an understatement.“It is a very congested area in town,” resident Mackenzie Fauque said.Fauque lives just a → Read More

New Missoula grocery store expects to hire over 100 employees

A new grocery store is opening in Missoula, and it is currently in the process of hiring over a hundred employees.Lucky's Market will be located at the Southgate Mall in the old Sears building.The market will focus on natural products and healthy options. → Read More

Tester announces progress on Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

After announcing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act in February 2017, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says progress has been made. So far two-thirds of 512 Montanans polled support the act.The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act received a hearing in the U.S. → Read More

Students practice business skills, raise money for charity

Students at a Missoula elementary school are learning how to run a business through an educational program where they sell items on eBay to raise money for local charities.“We learn about net profit and inventory,” student Savanna Krupczak said.Being an en → Read More

UM students honor Women's History Month by hosting events

Students in the environmental studies department at the University of Montana honored Women's History Month on Monday with two events connecting to women’s health concerns and issues women face.The event kicked off with a Red Dress Workshop aimed at bringi → Read More

Local reaction to President Trump’s gun control plan

The White House is set to release a gun control plan that would tighten up background checks and arm school staff.The president also wants to give states a reported $50-million a year for school safety improvements. This includes training and arming some → Read More

Officials suspect criminal activity after woman found in Missoula with head injury

Law enforcement officials suspect criminal activity after first responders found an unconscious woman on Coal Mine Road in Missoula Saturday.Authorities have identified the woman as an adult but are not releasing her name. They say she is hospitalized and → Read More

Frenchtown schools start new reading project for students

Frenchtown elementary and intermediate schools started a month-long project called One School, One Book, and organizers say it will involve the entire community.Second grader Zen Peters sums up school in one word. “I feel like just learning is sort of an a → Read More