Nick Chrestenson is the News Director for Townsquare Media Missoula and has been with the company since 2015. He started out as an intern and then graduated from the University of Montana School of Journalism. He typically writes about crime in our community. He lives in Missoula, Montana, and is in no hurry to leave. During spring and summer, he enjoys golfing and spending time on Flathead Lake with friends and family. During fall and winter, you can find him cheering on the Griz inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
COVID-19 Update: Montana Adds 597 New Cases, 10 More Deaths
As of Wednesday morning, Montana has confirmed 186,802 positive COVID-19 cases.
Convicted Felon Threatens Three People With a Pistol in Missoula
The complainant said the male exited the car, drew a semi-automatic pistol, and chambered a round before leaving.
60-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by a Vehicle in Missoula
At around 5:57 p.m. on Tuesday, a 60-year-old male was crossing Russell Street near the Wells Fargo Bank.
Missoula Man Follows Woman to Her Home and Shoots at Her Mother
Missoula Police received reports of gunshots fired in the city. The reported shooting was in the 1700 block of Cooley Street and there were seven separate 911 callers.
Teen Visiting From Afghanistan Charged With Rape in Missoula
At around 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, staff at the Residence Inn by Marriott downtown saw a young female walk through the lobby visibly upset and crying, and go outside.
Montana Forestry Specialist Dr. Peter Kolb Shares Wildfire Pictures
Kolb said this picture series is posted to demonstrate the complex interaction between natural processes such as wildfire, and human management.
Gray Wolves Will Remain Off the Federal Endangered Species List
The Biden administration filed on August 20, 2021, in favor of the final rule delisting all gray wolves in the Lower 48.
Montanans Need to Look Out for Child Tax Credit Scams
Criminals were already looking for innovative tactics to take advantage of unwitting victims.
Elder Abuse and Wildfire Insurance in Montana
State officials noted that in 2020 a record 4,500 Montanans were victims of elder abuse, an increase of nearly 30% since 2018.
New Report Shows More Economic Stability is Needed for Montana Families
Thousands of families still struggle to afford housing, and many make poverty-level wages.
Montana Will Receive Nearly $178,600 In Settlement With Target Over Cyber Hack In 2013
Back in November of 2013 a massive cyber hack of Target stores nationwide led to widespread fraud attacks on Target customers.
Missoula International Airport Sets Record-Breaking Passenger Numbers
Deputy Director Brian Ellestad says the total number of passengers flying in and out of Missoula increased by seventeen percent compared to the same time last year.