The NCAA is now investigating the University of Montana football program, which is already the focus of investigations by two other federal agencies, The U. S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice.
Assistant Chief with Missoula City Fire Jeff Brandt says the Memorial Day weekend could be a dangerous one on Western Montana rivers. Brandt says even though there are no flood warnings at this time, the rivers are running high and fast, and rescue personnel remind swimmers and floaters that one man has already drowned in the Clark Fork this month, and to use extreme caution.
University of Montana Vice President for External Relations Jim Foley made it clear beyond the shadow of a doubt on Monday that if and when the Montana state legislature allocates monies to relocate the College of Technology, it will be placed on the South Campus, site of the present University of Montana Golf Course.
At about 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon, an elderly woman mistook the gas pedal for the brake on her minivan, and crashed through the front window of the Orange Street Food Farm. The van took out a display of flowers outside the store, drove over a concrete pillar, crashed through the storefront windows, struck a checkout stand and demolished a large wine display.
On Saturday, May 12, 2012, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National
Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help Stamp Out Hunger in Montana
and across the country. Now in its 20th year, the annual food drive
has grown from a regional to a national effort that provides assistance to the
millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.
Missoula made national news yet again on Wednesday, as CNN’s Erin Burnett-Out Front interviewed Mayor Jon Engen about the Justice Department’s Civil Rights investigation into sexual assaults on campus and in the city. Burnett seemed shocked by the fact that 80 sexual assaults had been reported in a three year span. Engen said that number is not unusual in a college town of Missoula’s size. He defended the Missoula Police force, but said there is always room for improvement.
Missoula County Sheriff’sDeputies, Search and Rescue, Missoula Rural Fire, East Missoula Fire and the
Highway Patrol were called at about 7 o’clock last night for a report of a
pickup truck submerged in the Clark Fork River near Bandman bridge.
On Tuesday, all of Mount Jumbo will be open to hikers and recreationists. Parts of the mountain are closed during the winter so that a herd of elk thereb will not be stressed by the presence of humans or dogs.
Missoula Police were busy Saturday, but two calls were newsworthy according to Sergeant Jake Rosling. The first dealt with a man who drove his vehicle into a house on Brooks Street early Saturday morning
The Missoula Phoenix are very happy to report that local Hellgate High School photographer Skylar Wallen is recovering after having her spleen removed after a sideline collision during the Phoenix v Bearcat game Saturday in Boulder. Skylar was crushed by quarterback Nick Arnold while receiving a blatant late hit by the Boulder defenseman in the second quarter of the game. After leaving the game and driving home from Boulder, Sklyar was brought to St. Patrick Hospital with severe abdominal pain for observation. Doctors found 1 pint of blood in her stomach and rushed her into
the operating room to remove her spleen. She is doing well and on the road to recovery.
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