Lay of the Land: A series of essays on the spirit of Montana
I have never been so anxious to meet another kid in my life. My parents have told us for years about the family that is about to come and visit. They have a boy my age. And several years ago, this boy shot and killed his younger brother when they were playing in the family barn. I have been curious about this boy ever since.
I was down near Bridger today working on a story (look for it in a few days) when a very large group of people on horseback trotted into view, making their way across the parched hills a few miles south of town.
When I went into the Last Best biz, I thought one of the great advantages of this new kind of journalism would be the lack of deadlines.
Working at a newspaper, you live and die by deadlines. You’ve got a physical product, a bundle of newsprint and ink, that has to be published every day of the year. To get a paper on the subscriber’s doorstep in the morning, the paper has to be printed the night before. Continue Reading →
In the middle of a 17-city book tour, he has stopped by McCormick Café for a quick interview before heading off to Yellowstone Public Radio to be interviewed for “Here and Now,” a nationally syndicated news program. Continue Reading →
Just in case you didn’t have enough photos from the Montana Folk Festival in Butte this weekend, here’s another collection of shots, these from Anna Paige, a Billings photographer and freelance writer. Some are of the musicians and some are of people taking in the music, busking and walking the streets of Butte. Continue Reading →
Yellowstone visitors would pay an additional $41 to ensure seeing roadside grizzlies, a study shows, and the attraction creates 155 jobs and more than $10 million a year for the regional economy. Continue Reading →