Thursday, January 20, 2022

News of the Wild: Urban Deer Management Proposal in Missoula

The proposed program is styled after the Helena Urban Deer Management Program implemented in 2008, which sets baited traps throughout town. The deer that are caught are euthanized and the meat is harvested and given to families in need. There’s room for a modern-day Bambi story in there somewhere…

Explosive Real Estate

By Kellen Beck A light layer of snow blankets the North Helena Valley, covering old mortar pieces hidden in long pasture grass. Spent 105 mm...

Sidney 2.0: Montana’s Sin City

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve seen our photos—my analysis of an oil boomtown. But what’s Sidney really like? Hear about it from...

Once Common Shout of ‘Timber’ is Only a Quiet Echo

By Bekhi Spika “The earth is very resilient,” said Mark Vander Meer, his eager smile busting through his white, bushy beard. “It’s people who aren’t.” Vander...

Boom Busters: Divided as One

It's no secret Montana is divided. Mountains in the west, plains in the east. Hippies in the west, cowboys in the east. Blue counties in the west, Red in the east. It seems like we have two separate states.

Explosive Real Estate

By Kellen Beck A light layer of snow blankets the North Helena Valley, covering old mortar pieces hidden in long pasture grass. Spent 105 mm...

Sidney 2.0: A Stranger’s Take on Sherry Arnold

It’s been 43 days since two men from Colorado allegedly drove through Sidney while smoking crack cocaine. They had one mission in mind—kill a...

Sales: Dead Worms and Genuine Laughs

When I tell people part of my job as business manager of MJR is selling advertisements, they cringe. “Ew…I hate selling ads,” one of my...

Jargon Therapy: A Cooperative Partnership

A cooperative partnership: this is what got thousands of acres of rangeland reseeded and native plants growing less than a year after wildfire raced across Gary Visintainer’s land.

Sidney 2.0: The Town I Never Heard Of

As I type this post, I’m bouncing through turbulence on an airplane taking me 1,000 miles in the opposite direction from where I need to...

Standing Rock: Native journalists torn between passion and neutrality

Story by Jason Begay, photos by Olivia Vanni See more of MJR's Standing Rock Coverage with this interactive web documentary. Even if it weren’t for that...

Montana Gets Its Reality TV Closeup

By Dustin Nelson From dates under the big sky with “The Bachelor" to a restaurant makeover at the Rising Sun Bistro in Kalispell, Montana made a...