Justice is swift in Municipal Court


It’s called Municipal Court, but I think a more apt name might be Improvisational Court.

So many defendants are rushed through Municipal Court on a typical morning, attended by so many clerks, probation officers, public defenders and private lawyers, that despite an abundance of rules and procedures, the proceedings have a hectic, makeshift air about them. Continue Reading →

From the Outpost: Gianforte’s speech imagined

David Crisp

Bozeman entrepreneur Greg Gianforte has been invited to speak at commencement exercises at Montana Tech in Butte and at Rocky Mountain College in Billings. Some people have threatened to boycott the ceremonies because of his involvement with groups that oppose equal rights for gays and lesbians and that support creationism.

I think the protesters have it all wrong. Gianforte is the perfect person to speak to budding young graduates. Here is what he should say: Continue Reading →

Diverse wildlife put Cody, Wyo., area on the map

The region around Cody, Wyo., is home to one of the largest populations of bighorn sheep in the country.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors come each year to Cody, Wyo., equipped with cameras and binoculars, hoping to see an elk, moose, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, whitetail deer or mule deer. Kevin Hurley remembers seeing them all. In a single day. Continue Reading →