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Posted on: March 28, 2014

New Facilities Functionality Released

Our facilities pages have been upgraded to a new look, and new features have been added such as enhanced search capabilities, an interactive map, and the ability to view facility availability and sign up for updates. Please come check it out!

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9 Stories
Posted on: April 21, 2014

Railroad Crossing Work to Cause Russell Street Detour April 23

The affected section of Russell Street will close completely at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Northbound traffic will detour at Longstaff to Knowles and then back to Russell. Southbound traffic will detour at S. 11th Street West to Garfield Street, then to S. 14th St...Learn more...

Posted on: April 21, 2014

Traffic Circles 101 Wednesday at Bonner Park

Looking for a chance to learn about neighborhood care of traffic circles, meet more neighbors and enjoy refreshments too? Attend the Office of Neighborhoods' workshop on April 23 at 6 p.m.

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Posted on: April 19, 2014

Spruce Street Paving Project to Run April 21-24

Spruce Street between Higgins Avenue and Scott Street will get a new, smooth surface with a milling and paving project set for Monday through Thursday. Drivers will experience temporary detours and intermittent delays.

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Volunteer for Spring Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Counts

We're looking for volunteers who can help count bike and walking traffic at various spots around Missoula on May 3 and May 6. Volunteers can sign up online.

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Missoula’s parks, trails need us as much as we need them

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"As spring unfolds in the coming weeks, it is timely to consider our parks and trails, including what is necessary to take care of them", says Ward 5 Council Rep Mike O'Herron in his April 16 Missoulian guest editorial. Councilman O'Herron describes the recently adopted Park Asset Management Plan, an important tool for maintaining, renovating and replacing our city’s parks and trails. In developing the plan, Missoula Parks and Recreation staff inventoried our park assets and improvements and cataloged their current condition. They considered industry-accepted maintenance needs and developed criteria to prioritize needs for renovation or replacement, O'Herron writesRead on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Historic Preservation Awards to be Presented May 2

Join the Missoula Historic Preservation Commission on Friday evening, May 2, at the historic Florence Hotel for the honoring of eight winners of 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. The awards honor seven outstanding projects and museum director Bob Brown.

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Historic Preservation Month Features Tours

Interested in historic architecture in downtown Missoula or on the University of Montana campus? The story behind the stained-glass restoration at St. Frances Xavier? Learn from local experts in walking tours during May.

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Mount Jumbo South Zone Opens Monday, April 14

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Mount Jumbo's south zone, including the "L" trail and all points south of the Saddle Road, opens to the public on Monday, April 14.

The North Zone (north of the Saddle Road) remains closed until May 1. Violations of the Mount Jumbo winter closure are punishable by fine. Please call 911 to report closure violations. Vehicle license plates or other identifying characteristics will help law enforcement issue citations to those who violate the closure.

The Mount Jumbo winter closure is mandated by the Mount Jumbo Management Plan and the City Conservation Lands Management plan, both of which were adopted by the City Council after extensive public processes. The City conducts an inter-agency review with Montana FWP and others when considering adaptations to the regular closure dates. Winter elk closures may be extended based on weather conditions and movements of the herd. For more information, visit the link below or phone 721-PARKRead on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2013

Consider Public Service on a City Board or Commission

Looking for ways to share your skills and knowledge and move your city forward? The City of Missoula has more than 30 boards and commissions that are involved with just about all aspects of life in our city. Look here to see a vacancy that might fit you.

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All Neighborhoods

2 Stories
Posted on: April 21, 2014

Traffic Circles 101 Wednesday at Bonner Park

Looking for a chance to learn about neighborhood care of traffic circles, meet more neighbors and enjoy refreshments too? Attend the Office of Neighborhoods' workshop on April 23 at 6 p.m.

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Volunteer for Spring Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Counts

We're looking for volunteers who can help count bike and walking traffic at various spots around Missoula on May 3 and May 6. Volunteers can sign up online.

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Award-Winning City!

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Posted on: March 2, 2009

Missoula Awarded National Recognition for Intersection Improvements

In 2008, Missoula was awarded national recognition for Brooks / South / Russell intersection improvements.

Missoula was selected as a national finalist for the 2008 Engineering Excellence Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and wo...

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Posted on: March 2, 2009

Missoula Named One of America's 100 Best Communities for Young People

Missoula was named one of America's 100 Best Communities for Young People three years in a row in 2005, 2006, and 2007! The winners of this award are recognized for efforts to help young people succeed.

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Posted on: March 2, 2009

Police Win National Award

The Missoula Police won a national award for their work against underage drinking.

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Posted on: March 2, 2009

Mayor Engen Accepts Preserve America Designation

In 2006, Mayor Engen accepted the Preserve America Designation. Missoula was awarded this designation based on its long-standing program in historic preservation and the broad base of community efforts dedicated to the preservation and conservation of Missoula's place in the history of Montana[Read on...]

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Posted on: March 2, 2009

Finance Award

The City of Missoula has won the highest award in government financial reporting for the 10th consecutive year.

Press Release
Posted on: March 2, 2009

Missoula Named "Tree City USA"

In 2006, Missoula was named "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The City has also received the Growth Award for outstanding achievement in urban forestry for 12 consecutive years.[Read on...]

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Posted on: March 2, 2009

Missoula's a Great Small Place

In 2004, Missoula was named a Great Small Place by being ranked number two of the top 25 small cities for doing business.

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Posted on: March 2, 2009

Firefighter Combat Challenge

The Missoula Fire Department has been competing in the Firefighter Combat Challenge since 1994. The team won the world championship in 1997 and again in 2001. The team still holds the world record!

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Posted on: March 2, 2009

Bike Friendly Community!

Missoula received the award as a bike friendly community in 2003.

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Development Services

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Volunteer for Spring Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Counts

We're looking for volunteers who can help count bike and walking traffic at various spots around Missoula on May 3 and May 6. Volunteers can sign up online.

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Posted on: April 14, 2014

New Visitability Program Created

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The City of Missoula has initiated a voluntary program to encourage visitability construction in single-family homes, duplexes, and triplexes.

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Historic Preservation Awards to be Presented May 2

Join the Missoula Historic Preservation Commission on Friday evening, May 2, at the historic Florence Hotel for the honoring of eight winners of 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. The awards honor seven outstanding projects and museum director Bob Brown.

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Historic Preservation Month Features Tours

Interested in historic architecture in downtown Missoula or on the University of Montana campus? The story behind the stained-glass restoration at St. Frances Xavier? Learn from local experts in walking tours during May.

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Lower Rattlesnake

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Mount Jumbo South Zone Opens Monday, April 14

jumbo

Mount Jumbo's south zone, including the "L" trail and all points south of the Saddle Road, opens to the public on Monday, April 14.

The North Zone (north of the Saddle Road) remains closed until May 1. Violations of the Mount Jumbo winter closure are punishable by fine. Please call 911 to report closure violations. Vehicle license plates or other identifying characteristics will help law enforcement issue citations to those who violate the closure.

The Mount Jumbo winter closure is mandated by the Mount Jumbo Management Plan and the City Conservation Lands Management plan, both of which were adopted by the City Council after extensive public processes. The City conducts an inter-agency review with Montana FWP and others when considering adaptations to the regular closure dates. Winter elk closures may be extended based on weather conditions and movements of the herd. For more information, visit the link below or phone 721-PARKRead on...

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Northside/Westside

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Northside Park picnic shelter to be replaced later this year

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Missoula Parks and Recreation has closed the Northside Park picnic shelter and will replace it with a new shelter later this year. A routine safety inspection has uncovered substantial wood rot in the decades-old structure, making it unsafe for public us...Read on...

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Parks and Recreation

3 Stories
Posted on: April 17, 2014

Missoula’s parks, trails need us as much as we need them

playground

"As spring unfolds in the coming weeks, it is timely to consider our parks and trails, including what is necessary to take care of them", says Ward 5 Council Rep Mike O'Herron in his April 16 Missoulian guest editorial. Councilman O'Herron describes the recently adopted Park Asset Management Plan, an important tool for maintaining, renovating and replacing our city’s parks and trails. In developing the plan, Missoula Parks and Recreation staff inventoried our park assets and improvements and cataloged their current condition. They considered industry-accepted maintenance needs and developed criteria to prioritize needs for renovation or replacement, O'Herron writesRead on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Mount Jumbo South Zone Opens Monday, April 14

jumbo

Mount Jumbo's south zone, including the "L" trail and all points south of the Saddle Road, opens to the public on Monday, April 14.

The North Zone (north of the Saddle Road) remains closed until May 1. Violations of the Mount Jumbo winter closure are punishable by fine. Please call 911 to report closure violations. Vehicle license plates or other identifying characteristics will help law enforcement issue citations to those who violate the closure.

The Mount Jumbo winter closure is mandated by the Mount Jumbo Management Plan and the City Conservation Lands Management plan, both of which were adopted by the City Council after extensive public processes. The City conducts an inter-agency review with Montana FWP and others when considering adaptations to the regular closure dates. Winter elk closures may be extended based on weather conditions and movements of the herd. For more information, visit the link below or phone 721-PARKRead on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Northside Park picnic shelter to be replaced later this year

northsideoct2012.png

Missoula Parks and Recreation has closed the Northside Park picnic shelter and will replace it with a new shelter later this year. A routine safety inspection has uncovered substantial wood rot in the decades-old structure, making it unsafe for public us...Read on...

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Police

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Five Valley Area Spring Games, today!

This week marks the beginning of the 37th Annual "Five Valleys Area Spring Games"; associated with Montana Special Olympics. Events are taking place today in the stadium at Big Sky High School. Missoula Police Officers will be on hand running events, ti...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2014

Police Social Media

Want even more up-to-date news from the Missoula Police Department? We are now on Twitter. Find @mpd_tweet on Twitter to receive the latest information from our department.

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Public Art

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Posted on: April 1, 2014

Spring Traffic Signal Box Program Calls for Artists

Artist Informational Meeting Set for Thursday, April 3

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Posted on: March 18, 2014

Pineview Park Art Call Now Open

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a new public art project for Pineview Park in Missoula's Rattlesnake neighborhood.

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Upper Rattlesnake

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Mount Jumbo South Zone Opens Monday, April 14

jumbo

Mount Jumbo's south zone, including the "L" trail and all points south of the Saddle Road, opens to the public on Monday, April 14.

The North Zone (north of the Saddle Road) remains closed until May 1. Violations of the Mount Jumbo winter closure are punishable by fine. Please call 911 to report closure violations. Vehicle license plates or other identifying characteristics will help law enforcement issue citations to those who violate the closure.

The Mount Jumbo winter closure is mandated by the Mount Jumbo Management Plan and the City Conservation Lands Management plan, both of which were adopted by the City Council after extensive public processes. The City conducts an inter-agency review with Montana FWP and others when considering adaptations to the regular closure dates. Winter elk closures may be extended based on weather conditions and movements of the herd. For more information, visit the link below or phone 721-PARKRead on...

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