Somebody should step up and defend Sen. John Walsh from charges that the plagiarized an Army War College paper, I suppose, but it won’t be me. The senator should resign. Continue Reading →
Big Dipper Ice Cream, a popular Missoula ice cream parlor that was featured on “Good Morning America,” is coming to downtown Billings.
The store will be jointly owned by Big Dipper founder Charlie Beaton and Bryan and Sarah Hickey. Bryan Hickey said they hope to start renovating their downtown location in October and open “ideally by Valentine’s Day 2015.” Continue Reading →
So practiced a comic master has Craig Johnson become that listening to him you realize that he has achieved something only the best comedians manage to do: He sounds funny even when he is not. Continue Reading →
Robert K. Elder has 6-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, who’ve never been to Billings.
So when Elder brings them to his hometown town this week and next, he’s planning to take them to all those places he visited as a kid — including Cody, Wyo., Yellowstone National Park and MontanaFair. Elder also hopes that he and his wife, Betsy Edgerton, can take in one night of the Magic City Blues festival while they’re here. Continue Reading →
BROCKWAY — Charlie Moline will tell you that Brockway is famous for four things.
In 1934 it shipped more livestock by rail than any other town in the United States.
It used to be the smallest town in the world with a drive-in theater. Continue Reading →
You want to talk about problems with transients on Montana Avenue? Talk to Mike Schaer.
When he moved his computer business to the avenue 33 years ago, there were vacant buildings all along Montana, and “the transients were really all over the place.” Continue Reading →
BRIDGER — Marguerite Jodry was majoring in music at the University of Montana when she found her way into the local food movement.
She worked in Sheridan, Wyo., on an AmeriCorps-VISTA food project, then worked as an intern at the Amaltheia Organic Dairy in Belgrade, where she arrived amid the kidding season. “I was a goat midwife,” she said. Continue Reading →
Deb Thomas of Clark, Wyo., talks about the many disadvantages of living near six oil wells — the air and water pollution, the dust, noise, lights and heavy traffic.
Bob and Mary Johnson talk about living in the midst of the Bakken oil boom on their North Dakota farm, and their hopes that the same kind of development doesn’t come to the Red Lodge area, where they retired. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →