Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sidney 2.0: Dancing with Roughnecks and Other Thanks Yous

When in Sidney, do as the Sidneysiders do. Should you venture into eastern Montana oil country, don’t leave without completing the following: Walk into a solitary...

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...

Jargon Therapy: Ranchers as Conservation Heroes

Ranchers were once kings. When the Mannix family homesteaded Montana in the 1800s they ruled the Blackfoot Valley in west central Montana. Today, instead of...

The Last Wranglers

By Rick Sherman I can see my breath as I walk out to the corral, halter in hand, to catch my wrangle horse. There is...

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...

Boom Busters: A Look at Law Enforcement

Montana Journalism Review is cranking into full-time work on our print edition, but we’re still taking a bit of time to talk about another...

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...

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…

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...

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...

Hungry Horse News Strives to Keep Community Close

By Megan Petersen In 1965, Mel Ruder won a Pulitzer Prize for his almost-solo coverage of a 500-year flood in the small town of Columbia...