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Fewer MT visitors, but more spending per tourist in latest UM report

Fewer MT visitors, but more spending per tourist in latest UM report

Even though fewer visitors came to Montana last year, a new research report by the UM Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research says those tourists that did come spent more money. The numbers are still preliminary and are contained the Bureau’s latest report which will be updated this spring. But the initial results show more…MORE

Meeting set to discuss Sentinel High School lockdown

Meeting set to discuss Sentinel High School lockdown

A meeting has been scheduled for later this week to discuss the lockdown at Sentinel High School. Students were held in their classrooms for several hours on Monday after a magazine of handgun ammunition was found in a school entryway. School and district administrators will be able to provide updates on the investigation, answer questions…MORE

Public urged to weigh in on Missoula Downtown Master Plan

Public urged to weigh in on Missoula Downtown Master Plan

Brainstorming, conversations and ideas are flowing through the streets of downtown Missoula as the public – along with design experts – are spending this week contributing to Missoula’s Downtown Master Plan. The Downtown Missoula Partnership is hoping the community will take part in the Missoula Master Plan Community Kickoff – three days of unlimited suggestions…MORE

Gregg Leakes Apologizes to NeNe with Emotional Post Amid Cancer Battle

Gregg Leakes Apologizes to NeNe with Emotional Post Amid Cancer Battle

*Gregg Leakes, the husband of NeNe Leakes (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is feeling some kind of way and is apologizing to her (and the world) for hurting her. “We always hurt the ones we love … because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back,” Gregg said. “I’m tired of hurting my wife who…MORE

15-year-old girl battles mystery illness that’s left her permanently blind

15-year-old girl battles mystery illness that’s left her permanently blind

Jordyn Walker is a normal teenager from Smithville, Missouri and her family and doctors have no idea what caused terrible swelling and bruising. Jordyn had emergency surgery, but doctors could not save her eyesight which resulted in her becoming blind. Tuesday, the family drove to the Mayo Clinic hoping experts there might have some answers.…MORE

Stolen guitar housing brother’s ashes found returned on doorstep

Stolen guitar housing brother’s ashes found returned on doorstep

The discovery of a guitar on Cody Mason’s doorstep is a happier ending to a devastating loss. Mason says the guitar was recently stolen from his home with several other things. It wasn’t just any instrument, but a something that contains the ashes of his late brother. Mason’s brother Jason, a guitarist, passed away in…MORE

Mouse droppings discovered in High student’s lunch

Mouse droppings discovered in High student’s lunch

The mother of a Mira Mesa High School student says she’s disgusted after her son found what were reportedly rodent droppings in his school lunch. “Disgust, gross. The first thing I thought of was my son’s health,” Yolanda Baker said, whose son is a senior at the school. “It’s pretty obvious that you can see…MORE

Gingrich says Trump should not negotiate on shutdown

Gingrich says Trump should not negotiate on shutdown

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, President Donald Trump’s ally who in the 1990s presided over one of the longest government shutdowns in US history, said Wednesday that Trump should stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and instead ramp up the pressure on rank-and-file Democrats. Gingrich said he would…MORE

Mimi Faust: Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Star Hit with $156,000 Tax Lien

Mimi Faust: Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Star Hit with $156,000 Tax Lien

*You can add Mimi Faust (“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta) to the growing list of celebs who are in trouble with the IRS. It seems that Faust is in debt to Uncle Sam to the tune of $156,000 in back taxes. Mimi, whose real name is Oluremi Faust, found herself with a massive Federal Tax Lien…MORE

Senate Democrats’ effort to block Trump move on Russia sanctions fails

Senate Democrats’ effort to block Trump move on Russia sanctions fails

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic effort to keep sanctions on companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, ending what was the most aggressive congressional pushback so far on the Trump administration’s foreign policy toward Russia. The sanctions resolution from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, which required 60 votes to proceed, was defeated in a…MORE