Throughout the past five years, Missoula County has been making significant renovations to the courthouse to enhance customer service, provide improved and expanded work spaces for staff and to preserve the valuable history of the building. The current phase included a special opportunity for local painter, Amanda Bielby to preserve art within the historic courtroom 3, bringing the original design back to life. After months of meticulous work, Amanda is nearing completion. This time-lapse video shows just part of her work!
We join our community in mourning the tragic loss of Trenton Johnson. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow firefighters who face these dangers to keep us safe. Their courage and bravery do not go unnoticed.
Yesterday the Commissioners proclaimed a state of emergency with rising fire danger. The Missoula Current wrote a great article about the decision: http://bit.ly/2tS55AI. Please stay safe this weekend with reminders from Missoula County 9-1-1.
Very exciting news! Commissioner Rowley has been invited to speak at the National Association of Counties (NACo)'s annual conference at the end of the month! She will be speaking to the County's jail diversion efforts. Congrats!
The Land Stewardship Award recognizes landowners and residents who are taking stewardship of land and water seriously and embarking on projects and practices that make a difference for land, water, forests, wildlife, and communities. Missoula County, with the leadership of the County’s Open Lands Citizen Advisory Committee, would like to thank these outstanding stewards and learn from
them through the annual Land Stewardship Award Program. For more information check out the new online story map. http://ow.ly/UnaB30drKwu
On July 6, the Missoula County Commissioners presented Mark Vander Meer with the 2017 Land Stewardship Award, during a ceremony at one of Mark's forest management project sites in the Gold Creek area. Mark has been an integral part of land restoration for many projects on federal, state, county, city and private land. Additionally, he has been committed to stewardship on a larger scale, through volunteering his time for workshops, lectures, and assisting in planting riparian species along Pattee Creek. He is always willing to take on the next project or challenge. Congratulations Mark!