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Homecoming helps downtown business

KPAX TV photo(MISSOULA)- Downtown Missoula businesses, and especially those along the "Hip Strip" on Higgins, say Saturday's University of Montana Homecoming can give their businesses a big shot in the arm.

Thousands of people flocked to the downtown area this weekend for the parade. Plus the other events generate good foot traffic, especially to local restaurants, throughout a period of several days. 

KPAX TV reports Wordon's Market was one of those reaping the benefit of all that Grizzly pride, opening at 7:30 Saturday morning for coffee drinkers, and even selling its first keg at 8 a.m. Manager Allan Neilsen said business had been "great". 


Homecoming brings out police in force

(MISSOULA)- Missoula police and Missoula County Sheriff's deputies were out in force Friday night, as UM's Homecoming Weekend got underway, watching for intoxicated drivers.

City police officers and sheriff's deputies could be seen all over the valley making traffic stops through the evening, checking for not only ordinary traffic citations but hoping to catch drivers trying to celebrate with booze.

KPAX TV reports the Missoula Police Department was going to have extra officers on shift both Friday and Saturday night. The Missoula County Sheriff's Department also planned to patrol both before and after Saturday's parade and game, watching for intoxicated drivers outside the city limits.