Saturday, October 16, 2021

Boom Busters: Making Big Money at McDs?!

We heard McDonald’s was paying $20 an hour near the modern boom town, Sidney, Mont. — or was it $15... $18... $12? MJR had a...

Jargon Therapy: Power Shift Players Give Their Two Cents

Sometimes succinct, poignant and creative messages draw the strongest results. These mini-novels were written by young people learning about climate change at this year's Rocky Mountain...

Culling in the Capital

By Masaki Nakagawa First light has yet to peek over the top of Mount Helena as Mark Lerum, reserve officer for the Helena Police, pulls out...

News of the Wild: Montanans as Wildlife

On a recent trip to Helena, I was reminded just how much, and why, I love Montana. I spent one of the strangest days of...

News of the Wild: Gobblers, pain or pleasure?

Folks, There is a current war being waged. The players? Myself versus the flock of wild turkeys in my neighborhood. Long past are the days I...

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...

Sidney 2.0: Tales of Jumpsuits in a Laundry Room

I can’t look at pictures of the two suspects in the Sherry Arnold case. Their jumpsuits haunt me. I remember walking through the holding area...

Strangers in Sidney: When a Small-town Reporter Strikes Big News

By Amy Sisk Louisa Barber tapped her thumbs against the steering wheel to the beat of the song At Last as she crossed the Montana-North...

Culling in the Capital

By Masaki Nakagawa First light has yet to peek over the top of Mount Helena as Mark Lerum, reserve officer for the Helena Police, pulls...

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...

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...

Energy Beat Booms

Story by Jayme Dittmar, screenshot from video by Brian Gill When Dan Boyce left his post as Montana Public Radio’s capitol bureau chief for Denver,...