Brothers bring best of Web to digital outdoor mapping

Visitors to the greater Yellowstone area can use any number of apps, websites and other digital tools to find a great hotel or restaurant, relying on reviews and tips from locals and other tourists to decide which one is right for them. A few more clicks can yield turn-by-turn directions and detailed street maps.

But what about the great outdoors? Wouldn’t it be great if you could search through detailed topographical maps for natural features the same way you use Google maps to find a coffee shop?

MSUB prof studies nexus of food, politics in early U.S.


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES—An assistant professor of history at Montana State University Billings is exploring the relationship between food and partisanship during the early American Republic.

Emily Arendt is one of about 20 scholars, academics and creative writers selected to receive a 2015-16 short-term fellowship from the prestigious New York Public Library, where she will be doing research this summer and again in the winter.

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ADA at 25: Still a way to go, but much to celebrate


FORSYTH—Not too long ago, Arvin Post said, most disabled people knew this drill: “The route to go was the garbage truck route, because wherever a garbage truck could go, a wheelchair could go.”

Even now, he said, rolling down the alley is often easier than trying to navigate a wheelchair through curb cuts in sidewalks, and paved alleys are often flatter and smoother than sidewalks. Continue Reading →