Missoula County

Missoula County, Montana

200 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 523-4780
Fax: (406) 258-4899

In west-central MT; original county; organized Feb 2, 1865 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: From a Salish (Flathead) Indian word whose meaning is in dispute; possibly 'feared water,' 'at the stream of surprise and ambush,' or 'river of awe'; believed to refer to Hell Gate Canyon where Blackfeet Indians ambushed the Salish

Area (sq mi):: 2618.34 (land 2597.97; water 20.37) Population per square mile: 38.50
Population 2005: 100,086 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 4.50%; 1990-2000 21.80% Population 2000: 95,802 (White 93.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 1.00%; Other 4.70%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 33.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,808; median household $34,454; Population below poverty level: 14.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,383-$27,997
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 17.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Missoula County seat (61,790)

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    When officers tapped on the window in an attempt to wake up the unwanted house-guest, the bear just "yawned" sleepily at them, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office said.
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    On 7 July 2018 at 11:48 MDT, while walking in the Rattlesnake Creek drainage near the north end of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, my attention was drawn to a pair of Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) about 20 m distant emitting a series of "tik" calls (Hostetter 1961; Nolan and others 2002) as they fluttered and perched low to the ground; they were accompanied by a pair of Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina), which also were vocalizing and acting agitated, but the sparrows did not fly to the ground with the juncos.
    A search team was organized by (https://www.facebook.com/MissoulaCountySheriffsOffice/posts/1911988928846730) the Missoula County Sheriff's Office , which found the baby under a pile of debris and sticks in the woods "facedown in a wet and soiled onesie with temperatures in the 40's." The "baby suffered some minor scrapes and bruising" but was said to be in good shape.
    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the infant, clothed only in a wet and soiled onesie, had been in the wilderness for at least nine hours, surviving a chilly night when temperatures dipped to about 7 degrees Celcius, before being discovered early on Sunday.
    Ross Jessop, a Missoula County sheriff's deputy, was scouring a wooded area in the western part of the state for the 5-month-old boy with other officers early Sunday, after a man told deputies the baby might be buried there.
    Department of Justice to investigate sexual assault as a civil rights issue in Missoula, ultimately entering into consent decrees in 2013 and 2014 with various government entities, including the university, the Missoula Police Department, the Missoula County Attorney's Office, and the Montana Attorney General's Office to resolve DOJ's investigation of alleged gender bias in the way that sexual assault allegations were prosecuted.
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    In Missoula County Public Schools in Montana, 16 construction projects totaling $30 million launched this year as part of Smart Schools 2020, a multiyear initiative to improve facilities across the district.
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